Cirencester From Old Photographs
Today Cirencester is an attractive market town at the heart of the Cotswolds, and has been a thriving place since Roman times when as Corinium it was a regional capital. With 2,000 years of history for the visitor to explore, it offers much surviving evidence of its rich medieval past, a focus for the highly important and prosperous wool trade. Cirencester also has a strong Victorian and Edwardian legacy, well represented in its public and private buildings. In places it is possible to imagine that little has changed over the past century or more, and this album of photographs presents a fascinating portrayal of the town as it was in the later nineteenth and earlier twentieth century – 100 years or more ago. David and Linda Viner are well-known local historians in the town. Many images are drawn from the work of the photographer W. Dennis Moss and the archives of the Bingham Library Trust, preserved in Cirencester, which continues the work of Daniel George Bingham, benefactor to his ‘dear old native town’.