Images of Wales From a Decade of Change: The 1970s

Author(s): Richard Gaunt 

ISBN: 9781781552438
£11.89 £16.99
A stunning book featuring over 300 beautiful Images of Wales taken during the 1970s - a time of real change in the Country.

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During the 1970s, people in Wales had to face up to big changes to jobs, housing, transportation and many other aspects of daily life.

Mines and mills were closing—but at the same time people were, on average, getting richer, and new technologies were staring to make an impact on traditional drudgery in homes, factories and offices.

Richard Gaunt’s previously unpublished photographs take us back to that era, with stark, beautiful images of places and people taken during this turbulent decade. They cover not just the redundant steelworks and closed mines, but also older people having fun on holiday and youngsters making their own amusements on demolition sites.

This unique book will trigger all kinds of nostalgia for those who remember Wales in the 1970s, but its appeal goes much wider and will include those with an interest in wider British social and economic history, and anyone who enjoys dramatic black and white images of everyday life in Britain nearly half a century ago.

BOOK ISBN 9781781552438
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 November 2014
ILLUSTRATIONS 315 black-and-white photographs



Richard Gaunt was born in Lancashire but grew up in Darlington, attending QEGS Darlington, then Corpus Christi College Cambridge. His career has included posts in the chemicals, steel, construction, local government and consultancy industries – most recently as a director of a policy research consultancy. He started taking an interest in railways at an early age, and is an accomplished photographer with work appearing in The Guardian, Steam Railway and elsewhere.