From the multicultural bustle of Leicester to the smaller market towns of Market Harborough and Lutterworth and evens smaller picturesque villages, Leicestershire is a unique and varied county with a rich cultural heritage.
Leicestershire Past & Present contrasts a selection of 300 old and new photographs, juxtaposed to demonstrate the changes that have occurred in the scene over the intervening years. Fascinating images of town centres, housing, shops, and people at work and play bring Leicestershire's history to life. It is a captivating insight into the changes and developments that have taken place over the years, and an enjoyable read from cover to cover.
Robin Jenkins has been an employee of Leicestershire County Record Office since 1986, with direct responsibility for keeping the county's extensive photographic collections. He is the author of several local history titles and lives in Leicester. James Ryan also works at Leicestershire County Record Office and deals directly with the upkeep and digitization of the archive images. He also lives in Leicester.