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Lichfield Then & Now

Annett Rubery



Price: £12.99

Publication date: 1 November 2012

Category: Regional History

The city of Lichfield in Staffordshire – known for its three-spired cathedral and its famous son, the great lexicographer Dr Samuel Johnson – has witnessed many important events in the history of the British Isles. Protective of its architecture and its customs, Lichfield nevertheless remains a modern city where old and new co-exist. Lichfield Then & Now pairs 45 carefully chosen photographs from public and private collections with 45 contemporary colour versions of the same views, providing a fascinating visual chronicle of the city’s progress. Compare the old layout of Lichfield’s streets – its shop-fronts, park and pools – with the Lichfield of today and see for yourself the subtle march of time, even in this most historic of places.

Lichfield Then & Now will delight all local historians and will awaken nostalgic memories for those who used to live or work here.

ANNETTE RUBERY is a writer and editor with ten years’ experience in print and online media. She has a PhD in Art History and is also a keen photographer.