Acton Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th June 2012

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Acton has changed and developed over the last century
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445608679

In the early 1800s Acton consisted of a small group of houses around the church plus a small farming community at East Acton and some farm dwellings. A hundred years on and the population had grown, and heavy industry and laundries flourished. Today they too have gone, replaced by light industry and the media business. The quiet lanes and byways that were used by horse-drawn carriages, coaches and trams are now busy thoroughfares full of cars, buses and lorries.This is David and Amanda Knights' first book of old pictures of Acton. It has a wide collection of images, including two rare early engravings from 1794 and 1809. These are combined with postcards and photographs from the late nineteenth, early twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This stunning collection of visual material is paired with informative captions to trace the growth of this vibrant London suburb.

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