Many parish churches and chapels are the oldest building in their town or village; some of them may be over a thousand years old. Throughout their long history these pillars of community have usually witnessed change, sometimes beyond recognition. Countless houses of worship bear the scars of trials and tribulations,the effects of war, restorative vandalism, parochial indifference and the zeal of Puritanical iconoclasts.Join Alan Whitworth on this affectionate and fascinating visual tour of Yorkshire's religious institutions. This carefully selected collection of images, old and new, reproduced in colour and complemented with informative and often humorous captions, will be essential reading for anyone who knows and loves this area and its ecclesiastical architecture.
Alan Whitworth was born in Huddersfield and now lives in Whitby. He worked in graphic design and printing before becoming involved in local history and the preservation of old buildings. A founding member of the British Dovecote Society, Alan now writes and lectures full time on architecture and local history.