Dunstable Through Time
Dunstable, once a stagecoach centre, then a hat making town, and lately a major base for printing and vehicle manufacture, is once again reinventing itself to adapt to a changing world. Dunstable Through Time, based on the popular 'Yesteryear' series published each week in the Dunstable Gazette, contains a wide selection of historic photographs alongside pictures of the corresponding scenes today. The continuing transformation is astonishing. Chickens once roamed where a roundabout stands today. The Gary Cooper pub is on a park where the film star played 'cowboys and indians'. A school's nature pond marks the spot where parents dug an open-air swimming pool. Vast factories and three civic halls have vanished and houses now cover the site of the California ballroom. This book enables newer Dunstablians to explore the town s history through a fascinating selection of photographs.
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