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New book offers a black and white look at town

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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A BOOK filled with photographic memories of Burton’s past is set to hit the shelves thanks to the painstaking work of a history loving author.

Terry Garner, from Stapenhill, has now put the finishing touches on six years of hard work and dedication for the release of his new book ‘Burton upon Trent Memories’.

The new effort follows on from his successful first effort ‘Bygone Burton upon Trent on Postcards and Photographs, which was published in 2008 and flew off the shelves.

Mr Garner said: “I never knew what to expect when I did my first book but it turned out that people liked it and responded to it really well.

“Almost straight away I was being asked by people ‘when are you going to do the next one?’ and so I thought that I best get started.

“It has taken from 2008 until now to get it the way I wanted and I really hope that people enjoy it.”

The book takes a nostalgic look through the town’s past with the use of postcards, photographs, receipts and adverts collected by Mr Garner over the years.

He added: “I’ve tried to make this book as varied as I can, in the hope that reader will be pleased to look back with me into Burton’s past. I hope they enjoy the journey.

“I have also tried to make it as picture led as possible with a few sentences to explain what is going on in the image. This seems to be what people really like to see.

“Many excellent local history books on Burton have been released and to join this list is an honour.”

The book has images that range from street scenes to pictures of landmarks from across the town.

Mr Garner is also working on a new project that will see him meld old pictures with the modern day setting.

The book costs £12.99 and is available from Waterstones, in Coopers Square shopping centre. A signing event will take place at the shop from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, March 15.

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