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Clapham Through Time free pdf Clapham in ancient times was a secluded Surrey village, clustered round a manor house and church. By the seventeenth century, the wealthy of London were building houses here as rural retreats and by 1800 their mansions in extensive grounds surrounded the Common, which was becoming a place of recreation.The development of the railways in the nineteenth century meant that families who could afford large houses moved further out to the countryside, selling off their grounds to developers who built the terraced houses which cover the area today. After a period of neglect and Second World War bomb damage the area started to become 'gentrified' about 40 years ago and is now a desirable London suburb. This book traces in photographs the changes over the years. A few mansions have survived and been put to new uses, several churches lost during the war have been replaced, the Common is recognisable though used quite differently, but the greatest change is in the appearance of the ordinary streets - the shop fronts, vehicles and people. Many who have arrived in Clapham during the last few years will be amazed by its former appearance!

About Alyson Wilson

Alyson Wilson has lived in Clapham for nearly 50 years and has always taken a keen interest in local history. Alongside her career as an art historian and researcher, she has written and edited several books about Clapham. She is a member of the Clapham Society's Local History Sub-committee, and gratefully acknowledges the opportunity to draw on the extensive research and images provided by other member of the group and past historians of the area. Claire Fry is a graphic designer who has lived in Clapham for over 30 years. She has a special love of the Common, where she walks her dog. She has a strong interest in the changes that have taken place in Clapham over the years, and records these regularly with her camera.

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Author : Alyson Wilson
Publisher : Amberley Publishing
Data Published : 12 November 2015
ISBN : 1445648040
EAN : 9781445648040
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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