Guernsey Past and Present

Publication Date15th May 2011

Book FormatPaperback





The fascinating history of Guernsey, illustrated through old and modern pictures.
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Covering an area of twenty-four square miles, the island of Guernsey is divided into ten parishes, most still bearing their French names. The reader is taken on a tour of the island, from arrival at the town of St Peter Port, with its harbour and bustling markets, to the surrounding districts including St Pierre du Bois and the picturesque Cobo Bay. This collection of past and present photographs offers the opportunity to compare and contrast changing modes of fashion and transportation, shops and businesses, streets and cottages, whilst recalling local people who once lived and worked in Guernsey. The old images come from the authors' private collection of Victorian glass plate negatives, and offer a contrast with the modern photographs which reveal some of the developments that have taken place during the intervening 100 years. Guernsey Past and Present is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the history of this fascinating Channel Island.

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