In his new book Shropshire historian and author David Trumper has teamed up again with Ray Farlow, Shropshire postcard collector extraordinaire, for a feast of photographs that illustrate the bygone days of Whitchurch and Market Drayton. The smaller neighbouring town of Newport is also featured in this long-awaited volume, along with many of the surrounding villages.
The combination of David's encyclopaedic knowledge of the county's history and Ray's superlative photographic collection ensures that this book will receive a well-deserved pride of place on many bookshelves in Shropshire.
David Trumper is Shropshire's best-known local historian, partly because of his numerous books in the Britain in Old Photographs series, and partly because of his lectures to a wide range of local organizations. He has teamed up with postcard collector Ray Farlow. They recently collaborated on Bridgnorth in Old Photographs. Both live in Shropshire.