If folk were able to travel back in time to visit towns and villages in and around the modern Telford conurbation, these are the scenes they'd see a hundred years ago. Although photographs were then taken in black and white, age has made many adopt a sepia tint. However, most of the images in this intriguing collection were made all the more attractive by studio artists hand painting them to produce colourful miniature works of art to delight postcard buyers of that period...and today's readers. The places featured on the old postcards in this book are revealed in alphabetical order and cover an extensive area of east Shropshire, not just the Telford townships and villages but also High Ercall, Much Wenlock, Newport, Shifnal and numerous small others, together with the county's most prominent and beloved landmark, The Wrekin Hill. Many of the photographs have never previously been published in a book.
Allan Frost was born in Wellington, Shropshire. He first became interested in death and disaster after spotting a family gravestone recording the death of four of his great-great-grandfather's children in an explosion in 1839. Allan has 30 years' writing and publishing experience, and has written many local history books, including Telford 1968 The Way We Lived Then, The Wrekin Hill and Breweries and Bottlers of Wellington. He is also chairman of the Wellington History Group and occasional historical advisor to the Telford & Wrekin Council.