This collection of old photographs and postcards provides the reader with a fascinating and informative guide to Chippenham and its history over the past hundred years. The book spans the expansion and development of the thriving market town by the River Avon from the nineteenth century to the present day. The history of the area is told through images of events as diverse as Queen Victoria's Jubilee and the recurrent floods throughout the town's past. The book chronicles the changing appearance of the town and follows themes such as the growth of the fire service and the participation and experience of Chippenham in the two world wars. The photographic material is accompanied by corresponding captions amassing to a wealth of historical detail. This tribute to Chippenham is sure to interest the casual visitor and to reawaken memories of long ago for local residents.