Hereford History Tour takes the reader on an exciting journey through the city's long history, which began with the establishment of the Saxon St Guthlac's monastery on the site of what is now Castle Green. Slightly later came the building of the cathedral, around AD 680. The city, destroyed by the Welsh and repaired by the Normans after 1066, was visited by Charles I. Today, Hereford extends far beyond the medieval walls. The curious and nostalgic alike will delight in uncovering or rediscovering the roots of this ever-changing city with the help of this brilliantly illustrated guide.
Derek Foxton has lived in Hereford all his life, and practiced as a dentist there until his retirement thirteen years ago. For many years he also worked as a commercial photographer, having gained experience working part-time as a freelance photographer for the London Evening Standard during his student years. Many of the shots in the book are his own. This is Derek's tenth book, with previous works including Hereford at the End of World War II and Hereford Through Time.