LOOKING BACK - December 19, 2019 edition

Moments in Time history book of Rugby with montage images

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 8:22 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 8:24 am
The book's cover
The book's cover

You might have seen Mark Hickman’s cleverly merged pictures in our news pages last year when he created a calendar combining scenes from the turn of the last century with current views.

Following its success, he has now produced a book called Rugby Moments in Time.

Mark says: “The book is a history of Rugby Town with montage images supporting the text. The idea was to show the differences in places, lifestyles and fashions, over a period of time in places that are familiar.

North Street, with a fire-damaged cottage and a recent BikeFest parade

“The reader can see Elizabethan thatched cottages in situ with the BikeFest parade, a World War One soldier on leave walking along Rugby’s modern-day railway platforms, King George about to open the Temple Speech rooms and many more of the town’s historic events.

It can be bought from: The Nest, Hunts bookshop,The Rugby library museum gift shop, Maddens on Hillmorton Road. It can also be bought direct from the website www.Rugbynowandthen.com.

Lawford Road, as it was and now with the cement works chimney creating a different skyline