THESE wonderful old photographer are taken from Howard Beard’s new book Stroud and the Five Valley From Old Photographs.
The fully illustrated title features well-known and lesser-known places, using old photographs.
Built on a hillside at the convergence of five valleys, Stroud has a fascinating past.
Into its rich history are woven many strands – the story of the wool trade, the arrival of canals and railways, the construction of fine public buildings and the development of streets, parks and shops.
Historian Howard sheds light on the town and surrounding area’s past, and provides a visual representation of how it looked over the past hundred years or more, showing what has been lost and consigned to memory.
Stroud and the Five Valley From Old Photographs is published by Amberley Publishing at £14.99.
You can see more of Howard’s pictures in the SNJ every month.