Collection shows changes over time

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 October 2012

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A new book featuring ahost of ‘then and now’ photographs of Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding areas has gone on sale, priced £14.99.

Elephants in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, the government buying war horses, Edward Prince of Wales and a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon before she was Queen Mother outside Bicton House are among a fascinating collection of old photographs published in a new book, Exe to Otter Through Time.

Husband and wife team Christopher and Kay Long put the book together after being inspired by a map from the 1875 Exmouth guidebook called Exmouth and its Neighbourhood.

The book features ‘then and now’ photographs – comparing local places and sights from yesteryear with images taken in more recent years.

The authors have drawn upon Christopher’s extensive collection of glass slides, photos, guidebooks and postcards of bygone days, as well as help from local museums and keen historians, including Michael Tuska.

The couple were also granted access to the late Bill Sleeman’s broad collection of slides, which they said were ‘invaluable’ when recording the changes.

The book is £14.99, published by Amberley Publishing, available locally in Exmouth from The Chandlery, Sleemans Outfitters in Exeter Road, and the Book Shop, on The Parade.

The authors will be signing their new book from 10am until 2pm this Saturday, October 27, at Sleemans Outfitters.

Also available to buy on the day are prints and a calendar created from images from Mr Sleeman’s collection.

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