This fascinating collection of over 180 images shows, in fine detail, some of the changes that have taken place in Derby over a period of more than 150 years. Many of Derby's splendid Georgian and Regency buildings still remain, with little change from the time they were constructed. In total contrast, other buildings have been lost forever and landscapes changed beyond recognition.
Many of the old scenes will bring back vivid memories for some and introduce others to what life used to be like in bygone days. The colour images help to show Derby's transformation from county town to an important and prosperous city. The images have been arranged in an easy to follow format, so the reader can explore on foot if they wish.
Denis Eardley has been writing local interest features and walks for the Derby Telegraph for over 12 years. He has compiled eleven Discover Derbyshire and two Discover Derby supplements, as well as writing for Yesterday Today and the award winning Derbyshire Magazine. He has written four books on Derby and Derbyshire, including 'Villages of the Peak District' (Amberley, 2012).