3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Let down by some poor modern photographs,
This review is from: Camberwell Through Time (Paperback)
The book shows old photographs of Camberwell and compares them with a contemporary photo of the same location. This is a really interesting concept; it's great to see views I recognise now look vastly different -- such as seeing the former St George's church on Wells Way with the canal running in front of it -- and places that no longer exist, like the mansion that used to stand at the end of Wren Street.
The main problem with the book is that the modern photographs aren't as good; they're not great quality, a few are slightly out of focus, and some are taken from angles which hide much of the subject. Luckily this isn't a huge drawback because we already know what the locations look like today!
The author's obviously very knowledgeable about the area and provides plenty of references to other sources, so I can recommend this if you want to know more about your local history.