Wantage Looking Back (Images of England)

Irene Hancock, (Tempus Publishing Limited, 2003),128pp

This second selection of photographs of Wantage, provides an insight into the lives and times of this ancient market town, with chapters on Charlton and Grove. The introduction gives a brief history of major events and prominent people in the town, from the birth of King Alfred the Great in AD849 to 2003, the date of this publication. There are chapters on the Market Place, businesses, schools, people, carnival and clubs, the Fire Brigade and more. Many of the people in the photographs have been named. Illustrated not only with photographs but other ephemera such as advertisements and tickets for the Wantage Tramway, this book records the changes to the town and its people and is a reminder of how life used to be.

Mary Smith

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