Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places, social histories of tea and of chocolate, a history of confectionery in Yorkshire and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history. Mark Sunderland has been a keen photographer since the age of 11 and his speciality is landscapes. He was highly commended in the 2000 Wildlife Photographer of The Year Competition for Composition and Form. Mark has been a freelance photographer since 2004. He lives in Knaresborough.
Richmond & Swaledale Through Timeby Paul Chrystal, Mark Sunderland
Richmond is one of the most scenic towns in Britain; Swaledale is one of the country's most beautiful and inspirational rural areas. This book paints a picture of Richmond and some of the nearby towns and villages through old images and modern photographs and shows particular parts of the town and dale at the end of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century and how these same places look today in 2010. The magnificent castle, the bustling market place, the Georgian Theatre Royal, the military influence of The Green Howards and nearby Catterick; and Greyfriar's and Culloden Towers - all of these are captured here along with Marrick Priory, The Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God at Scorton, and the awe-inspiring Buttertubs Pass. The result is a beautifully illustrated and informative book which shows Richmond & Swaledale Through Time.
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