Soham and Wicken Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of Cambridgeshire. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of the well-known streets and famous faces, and what they meant to the people of this area throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the author's factual captions for every picture, and carefully-selected choice of images, the reader can achieve a reliable view of the local history.
There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in the area all their lives, or whether they are just visiting these charming locations for the first time. Soham and Wicken Through Time also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever changing society.
Ely-born Michael Rouse specialises in local history books, especially photographic collections, of which he has put together a great number including Ely in Old Postcards and A View in Cambridgeshire. He edited the official guide to the city of Ely for some 20 years, and has written numerous freelance articles for magazines. After some years teaching at Soham Village College, he now does storytelling at Ely Museum and takes photographs for Viva Youth Theatre in Soham. He also acts as a local councillor for Ely. Anthony Day is a writer and historian within his native village of Wicken; he's written several previous books about the area. He is also a professional artist working within The Fens.