Stroud and the Five Valleys From Old Photographs
Stroud is a fascinating Cotswold market town, built on a hillside at the convergence of five valleys. 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. In Stroud and the Five Valleys From Old Photographs, local author and historian, Howard Beard, 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. This fully-illustrated new book will appeal to visitors as well as residents who will have fond memories of what was once there.