The beautiful county of Shropshire has seen many changes over the last decades, through the Victorian and Edwardian eras of growth to the effects of the Second World War. Bordered by both England and Wales and intersected by the River Severn, the county has always been fascinatingly diverse, from the county town of Shrewsbury, to the renowned food centre of Ludlow. "Shropshire Then & Now" captures the dramatic changes that have taken place across the county. Placing amazing archive images alongside beautiful modern photography and detailed captions, local historian David Trumper shows us just how much has changed in the county, giving anyone with an interest in Shropshire a fascinating insight into its development.
David Trumper, born in Shrewsbury, worked as a printer for some years before training as a teacher, and taught at several Shropshire schools. Following his retirement, David has been able to pursue his interest in local history and photography and has collected and photographed over 20,000 views of Shrewsbury and Shropshire, dating from 1842 up until the present day. He has had 18 books published and is well known around Shropshire for giving slide presentations and for leading historical walks.