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New and old images of town in new book

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 17, 2014

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A NEW book will help history lovers in Burton take a closer look at how they town has changed over the years.

Historians Arthur Roe and Terry Garner have joined forces to put together ‘Burton upon Trent: Through Time’.

The book uses a selection of black and white images, many of which have featured in the pages of the Mail over the years, and places them next to a modern photograph from the same spot.

The authors have then written a short blurb on each page of pictures, highlighting the historical importance that each area featured has in to the town.

Topics such as how Burton’s High Street has changed, the evolving face of Burton Railway Station and the role of brewers have had in the town are covered in great detail.

The pair told the Mail: “Burton straddles the River Trent and is famous for being the world capital of the brewing industry.

“Today, we have beautiful river walks through the Washlands, three shopping centres along with an assortment of nightlife.

“All these changes and many more can be seen in the book.”

Both authors have lifelong links with the town and its history.

Mr Roe runs Burton history website Burton2000 and regular travels across the area delivering talks on the town.

Mr Garner has lived in the town his entire life and worked for Ind Coope as well as being part of several sports in the area.

Last year, Mr Garner published Burton Upon Trent: Memories.

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

His collaboration with Mr Roe will be his third book on all things Burton and town history.

The book costs £14.99 and is now on sale in Waterstones, in Coopers Square shopping centre.

More information about the new book is available online at www.amberley-books.com

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