Book with dust jacket.
This is an evocative collection of photographs that captures the diversity and richness of a bygone era in British history.The last 75 years have seen such a dramatic change in the nature of the British countryside that most of us have forgotten what it used to look like. But memories of its diversity and richness remain - if you know where to look. "The Countryside Remembered" is a lavishly illustrated volume that celebrates the world of leafy hedgerows and quiet country lanes, of small lush meadows and tranquil villages inhabited by local people rather than commuters, and of harvest scenes where the fruits of the year were gathered by whole families without a tractor in sight. These highly evocative images, dating from between the 1930s and the 1960s, are accompanied by an informative commentary that paints a poignant portrait of a way of life that has all but vanished.