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Lost London in Colour Kevin McCormack

Lost London in Colour

Kevin McCormack

Published August 7th 2008
ISBN : 9780711033351
Hardcover
80 pages
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Ian Allan have previously published three highly successful London nostalgia titles, Streets of London, Bygone London and London Memories, the first two of these by acclaimed road transport writer Kevin McCormack. Such has been the success and theMoreIan Allan have previously published three highly successful London nostalgia titles, Streets of London, Bygone London and London Memories, the first two of these by acclaimed road transport writer Kevin McCormack. Such has been the success and the continuing interest in this subject that the author has produced a new volume with more outstanding colour photographs revealing the changing face of London in the postwar era. Over the past 60 years the changes made to Britains urban landscape, and London in particular, have been more dramatic than at any period in recorded history. Not only has large scale redevelopment changed the face of the capital but it is now crowded with a vast array of street furniture, not to mention cars and other forms of transport. Retail individuality has also been lost as the growth of high street chains create a less varied and more uniform streetscape. More and more people are looking to the past as the nostalgia for a time when the motor car was less dominant and life was less hectic continues to grow. Lost London in Colour is packed with previously unpublished photographs revealing the life and times of a changing city. Alongside photographs of long-departed trams and trolleybuses are fascinating images of streetscapes from the past. Alongside the illustrations, the authors detailed captions provide readers with a fascinating snapsnot of this long lost era which will appeal not only to transport enthusiasts and historians, but also locals who remember the city as it was and tourists visiting the capital.