Devizes is a typical bustling Wiltshire market town. Architecturally the town boasts a variety of buildings spanning almost a thousand years, and over 500 are currently listed. The town, located centrally in the county of Wiltshire, continues to thrive as a commercial hub despite losing the canal to industrial traffic and the railway by the mid-1960s. A range of industries have made Devizes their home, including Brown & May and Wadworth's, and there has been major development in and around town. This series of images - many not published before - has been drawn from the collection housed at the Wiltshire Museum. The museum is also the recipient of all profits made by this book.
Bob Clarke has worked around aviation since 1981, an expert on post-war aviation and military engineering. He is also a well know archaeologist and speaker, presenting to a number of national groups annually. He has published widely on a number of archaeological and historical themes including Britain's Cold War, The Berlin Airlift and Saxon Executions. Bob holds the post of Review Editor for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and is currently lecturing on archaeological and Twentieth-Century historical matters for the University of Bath.