In & Around Pocklington Through Time is a fascinating journey through an unspoilt and relatively little known part of Britain. It takes in the towns of Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge, as well as some of Yorkshire's most delightful villages. Contrasting the old with the new, the book shows images from the early twentieth century juxtaposed with today's equivalents, all described by Paul Chrystal's informative captions.The region east of York leading up to the beautiful Wolds has played a significant part in British history, and has been touched in one way or another by some of our nation's most influential characters, not least William Wilberforce, David Hockney, Joseph Terry and William Bradley - all of this is covered in this unique and fascinating book, which will delight visitors and residents past and present.
Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places, social histories of tea and of chocolate, a history of confectionery in Yorkshire and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history.