ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 14, 2006
Times Past 2: Every Picture Tells a Story: More Evocative Images from the Archives of the Herald and Evening Times: 2
By (author) Russell Leadbetter
A nostalgic photographic journey through the streets of Glasgow, the follow-up to the hugely successful “Times Past: The Story of Glasgow” includes many more spectacular and previously unpublished photographs in a beautifully illustrated volume. Each chapter also includes a specially written introduction by “Evening Times” journalist and life-long Glaswegian, Russell Leadbetter. Based on the enormously popular “Evening Times” supplement, the “Times Past” books tell the remarkable story of the city and its people through carefully selected images. Here, another delve into the archives of the “Evening Times” has provided more unforgettable images of Glasgow’s past. There are chapters showing a beatific snow-covered Glasgow; famous visitors to the city including James Stewart and Brigitte Bardot; the political city of marching and protest; the city disappearing into its famous fog; the ballrooms and dancehalls; boisterous and ecstatic football fans; and childhood memories long since gone. An all-new section entitled ‘Then & Now’ shows old aerial photographs of how the city was alongside contemporary comparisons.The result is an illuminating and fascinating illustration of how the city has changed from the past to the present.
Russell Leadbetter is a deputy features editor at the Evening Times in Glasgow. He is also the author of Times Past: the Story of Glasgow Vol 1 and You Don’t Have to Be in Harlem, an account of the Glasgow Apollo Theatre.