Hitchin Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of Hertfordshire. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of this part of the country, the famous streets and the 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 this town's history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of Hitchin, as the author guides us through the local streets. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in this area all their lives or whether they are just visiting Hitchin for the first time. It also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever changing society.
About the Author
Hugh Madgin has been interested in the history of Stevenage all his life; he has had various books, articles and booklets published on the town since 1983, including Stevenage- A Photographic History of Your Town and Stevenage: A History and Celebration. He has always lived in the town and is chairman of the committee that runs the Stevenage Farmers' Market.