As an important crossing place on the River Severn, Gloucester has played host to many famous people and events over the years. Its rich and varied history is reflected in much of the surrounding architecture. Join author Rebecca Sillence on this visual journey through Gloucester's streets and landmarks, such as the fascinating Cathedral, the atmospheric docks and the characters who have and do call this vibrant city home.Throughout this book the reader is invited to observe the transformation of the city through the comparison of old photographs with modern images of similar views. These photographs provide a rare opportunity to explore the changing face of Gloucester's streets, and bring to life the stories of the people who lived and worked there. This unique window on history makes essential reading for those familiar with or new to this historic city.
Rebecca lives in Cheltenham with her husband and works for her local library service, primarily in the local and family history department. Born and educated in Gloucester, she grew up in Churchdown and has a passion for the history of the people and places of Gloucestershire. She is enthusiastic about encouraging people to explore their heritage and has recently embarked on setting up Regency Research, her own private genealogy and local history research business.