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Peterborough and its villages in detail

Peterborough and its Villages in Detail, Peterborough Civic Society, 2012, 216 pages, colour illustrations, hardback.


With this handsome publication, Peterborough Civic Society has demonstrated how public interest in heritage can be effectively engendered. Within 18 months of publication, over 1,000 copies of the book were sold locally, and it has been praised further afield as a model way of encouraging people to look more closely at what makes their locality special. By focusing on details rather than whole buildings, the book celebrates craftsmanship and delight in building forms. The book is a collaborative effort, with evocative images supplied by the Peterborough Photographic Society, and the editorial team headed up by IHBC member Henry Duckett.


This article originally appeared in Context 140, published by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) in July 2015.

--Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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