Penrith Through Time

Amberley Publishing Limited

Penrith, a small, but characterful and historic market town, was known as Epiacum during the Roman occupation, significant through lead and silver mining. Following the accession of James 1 to the British throne, the Borders became less warridden. Penrith emerged as a prosperous market town during the Victorian era. Most significant was the coming of the railway, stimulating trade and visitor numbers. Later, bus and commercial road traffic expanded, and 'trucking' grew important. For the year 2000, the Penrith Millennium Trail was commissioned, a series of walks starting from the town centre and radiating like flower petals. This anthology of photographs presents Penrith from the early 1900s to 2013. The story is 'Penrith changing', comparing the new with old at a time of rapid evolution and population growth. This unique selection of images and informative captions is essential reading for anyone who knows and loves this town.
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About the author

Bryan C. Lindley has a First Class Honours Degree and Doctorate in Engineering from University College London, of which he is a Fellow. He worked at Director level for multinational engineering companies and completed his career as Chairman of a Cumbrian NHS Healthcare Trust covering community and mental health. He was awarded the CBE in 1982. Since schooldays he has had a great interest in photography and is a member of Penrith and District Camera Club, founding Penrith Contemporary Archives Group with his wife Judith. They live in Penrith in a house they designed and had built themselves, and are involved in many local activities.

Judith A. Heyworth studied Medicine at the University of Liverpool, has a Diploma in Public Health and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. She worked around Liverpool and in London before many years as a Consultant Radiologist in a South Manchester Teaching Hospital, where her responsibilities included Paediatric Radiology. After retirement she spent nearly two years as a locum Consultant Radiologist at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. Like her husband Bryan she has enjoyed photography since schooldays; they have both embraced digital photography with enthusiasm and have awards from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

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Amberley Publishing Limited
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Published on
Jul 15, 2013
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History / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Historical
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Regional
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