Wiltshire Through Time

Wiltshire Through Time

The Windrush Valley

The Windrush Valley

Winchester Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th March 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations184

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Winchester has changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445612737

Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex, has a rich and fascinating history. From the time of its Iron Age settlements, rulers, bishops and inhabitants over the last two millennia have left their mark on the city. Anglo Saxon street plans, medieval gateways and castles still preside, as do buildings of religious and scholarly importance. It is this history, tinged with myths and legends, and tales of our most celebrated monarch King Alfred, which attracts people from all around the world. Centuries later, early photographs show social scenes and economic growth. This progress brought inevitable redevelopment, especially in the 1950s and 1960s, leaving some streets untouched and others with hardly a single old building left standing. On the whole Winchester has preserved its heritage, providing a fine backdrop for contemporary events. Where scenes are seemingly unchanged it is always satisfying to view them again through a modern lens.

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