Paul Atterbury - Author

About the Author

Paul Atterbury is a long-standing expert (and firm viewer favourite) on BBC One's Antiques Roadshow, specialising in the 19th and 20th century art and architecture. He has written widely on history, railways, arts and travel, as well as curating exhibitions for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Featured books by Paul Atterbury

Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures

Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme, where the public brought in their family's war memorabilia and photographs. These 'antiques' weren't financially valuable, or in some cases even very beautiful, but the stories that came attached to these momentoes were priceless. Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures takes 100 of the most fascinating and moving stories and shows how they fit in to the wider history that was occurring around them. From Rifleman Frank Edwards, who led the 'big push' in September 1915 kicking a football in front of the troops (and survived to tell the tale) to the formidable Catherine Murray Roy, one of the first 50 nurses to be sent to the front lines in France. The story behind each object paints an intimate portrait of a long-lost relative, and quotes from the modern-day participants in the roadshow provide a moving link between the families then and now. Fully illustrated, and featuring all the stories from the show, this is a truly unique way of telling the story of those ordinary lives that were, by the onset of war in 1914, thrown into the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Other books by Paul Atterbury

Antiques Roadshow 40 Years of Great Finds

Antiques Roadshow 40 Years of Great Finds

Author: Paul Atterbury, Marc Allum Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2018

A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series. Antiques Roadshow has graced our screens for forty years and has become one of the nation's most beloved television programmes and a national institution. It has featured thousands of unique stories over the years, and introduced many incredible characters and unforgettable moments. In this anniversary celebration, Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum look back at the quintessential moments from the show's illustrious history, providing a look at the history behind the very best and most intriguing objects that have appeared on the show. Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds reveals the astonishing stories behind findings such as the discovery of the Lalique vase which had been bought for a pound at a car boot sale and left in the loft, only to be valued and sold for GBP25,000; the twenty-three original Beatrix Potter drawings; a brooch designed by the great Victorian architect William Burges; a poignant letter written by a doomed passenger on the Titanic, and legendary 1970s glam rocker Marc Bolan's distinctive Gibson Flying V guitar. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring a wealth of artifacts from the show, this is a truly revealing book, unearthing moments from history through each of the extraordinary objects discovered on the programme.

LNER The London and North Eastern Railway

LNER The London and North Eastern Railway

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The London and North Eastern Railway, or LNER as it was familiarly known, was one of the Big Four companies that took control of Britain's railway network following the 'Grouping' in 1923. This network represented a challenging mixture of mainline and rural passenger routes, suburban services, and freight and industrial lines across the east coast of England and Scotland. Despite this challenge, the LNER became famous for its style, speed and efficiency, with record-breaking high-speed routes capturing the public's imagination, supported by iconic locomotives such as the Flying Scotsman and Mallard. Full of beautiful photographs, this is a perfect introduction to one of Britain's best-loved railway operators during the Age of Steam.

MOORCROFT A GUIDE TO MOORCROFT POTTERY 1897-1993

MOORCROFT A GUIDE TO MOORCROFT POTTERY 1897-1993

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2018

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Author: Paul Atterbury, Marc Allum Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series.Gracing our screens for nearly forty years, one of the nation's most beloved television programmes has become a nationalinstitution. The Antiques Roadshow has given the opportunity for thousands of unique stories to be told over the years, as well as the introduction of many incredible characters. Inthis exclusive new compendium, some of the classic moments from the show are featured, providing an intriguing look at the fascinating history behind each object.The show has created some historical television moments, including the Lalique vase which had been bought for a pound at a car boot sale and left in the loft, only to be valued at GBP25,000. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring a diverse mix of the fabulous finds from the show, this is a truly revealing book, uncovering many fascinating moments from history through each of the extraordinary items discovered in its forty-year history.

Antiques Roadshow 40 Years of Great Finds

Antiques Roadshow 40 Years of Great Finds

Author: Paul Atterbury, Marc Allum Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series. Antiques Roadshow has graced our screens for forty years and has become one of the nation's most beloved television programmes and a national institution. It has featured thousands of unique stories over the years, and introduced many incredible characters and unforgettable moments. In this anniversary celebration, Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum look back at the quintessential moments from the show's illustrious history, providing a look at the history behind the very best and most intriguing objects that have appeared on the show. Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds reveals the astonishing stories behind findings such as the discovery of the Lalique vase which had been bought for a pound at a car boot sale and left in the loft, only to be valued and sold for GBP25,000; the twenty-three original Beatrix Potter drawings; a brooch designed by the great Victorian architect William Burges; a poignant letter written by a doomed passenger on the Titanic, and legendary 1970s glam rocker Marc Bolan's distinctive Gibson Flying V guitar. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring a wealth of artifacts from the show, this is a truly revealing book, unearthing moments from history through each of the extraordinary objects discovered on the programme.

Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures

Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme, where the public brought in their family's war memorabilia and photographs. These 'antiques' weren't financially valuable, or in some cases even very beautiful, but the stories that came attached to these momentoes were priceless. Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures takes 100 of the most fascinating and moving stories and shows how they fit in to the wider history that was occurring around them. From Rifleman Frank Edwards, who led the 'big push' in September 1915 kicking a football in front of the troops (and survived to tell the tale) to the formidable Catherine Murray Roy, one of the first 50 nurses to be sent to the front lines in France. The story behind each object paints an intimate portrait of a long-lost relative, and quotes from the modern-day participants in the roadshow provide a moving link between the families then and now. Fully illustrated, and featuring all the stories from the show, this is a truly unique way of telling the story of those ordinary lives that were, by the onset of war in 1914, thrown into the most extraordinary of circumstances.

A Century of Railway Travel

A Century of Railway Travel

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2014

From the Edwardian golden age of steam to the present, the railway has captured the hearts and imaginations of the British people like no other mode of travel. In wartime and peace, along major routes and minor, steam, diesel and electric trains have carried commuters to work, families to holiday destinations and provided the means to myriad other adventures - the train a constant presence in an ever-changing way of life. A Century of Railway Travel presents one hundred years of the British passenger's story, using striking full-page imagery with commentary from bestselling author Paul Atterbury. From the open platforms of provincial stations before the First World War to the modern throngs at Waterloo on Derby Day, and from compartments that separated rich from poor and male from female, to the rise to dominance of modern standard class, this book depicts the rich tapestry of progress and heritage that has been the last century of British train travel. The coloured card ticket in your hand, the rough feel of the upholstered seats, and the call of the whistle, the scenery begins to move across the carriage windows of one of Britain's great steam-trains: with full-page illustrations and text alive with insight and nostalgia, this is a passenger's history of train travel in the last century.

Mapping Britain's Lost Branch Lines A nostalgic look at Britain's branch lines in old maps and photographs

Mapping Britain's Lost Branch Lines A nostalgic look at Britain's branch lines in old maps and photographs

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2013

Today there is a nostalgia in Britain for the golden age of the railways, a period usually defined as the first half of the 20th century. Steam was king, and Britain still enjoyed a remarkably comprehensive railway network, a network whose tentacles connected towns, villages and even hamlets across the entire country. At its heart were rural routes and branch lines, the latter often the creation of small companies driven by local needs and local finance. Firmly at the centre of British life, these lines were, for so many remote areas, a social and economic lifeline. Today, branch lines are part of a lost world, an era when railway maps of Britain showed lines crisscrossing every county - many of which had distinctive, but also lost, names. By bringing together old maps, images of old branch lines and modern photographs of relics that can be discovered today, this book celebrates a Britain of fond memories.

Paul Atterbury's Favourite Railway Journeys

Paul Atterbury's Favourite Railway Journeys

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2013

Paul Atterbury shares a wealth of memories and stories about the many railway journeys he has taken in Britain, encouraging you to explore the wonderful railway journeys that are still there to be enjoyed all over Britain's national railway network. * The routes selected are particular favourites from the National Network, with a special combination of landscape, history and visual pleasure. * They range from short, but classic, branch lines to long-distance routes that explore the best of Britain's countryside to link interesting cities, towns and villages. * The journeys are arranged regionally, from the far west of Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland. * They also represent the full history of Britain's railways from the 1850s to the early years of the 20th century.

Paul Atterbury's Wonder Book of Trains

Paul Atterbury's Wonder Book of Trains

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2012

Paul Atterbury's Wonder book of Trains establishes the sense of excitement and wonder in the world of trains, remembered by a generation of boys who grew up to be railway enthusiasts. In this wonderfully evocative book Paul draws together marvelous classic colour illustrations, archive photographs and period line drawings and hand lettering with intelligent and insightful commentaries. Atturbury recreates the style of the the illustrated classic boys' railway annuals of the 1950s and 60s. This retro-styled railway book creates a uniquely nostalgic atmosphere guaranteed to be enjoyed by railway buffs everywhere.

Paul Atterbury's Railway Collection

Paul Atterbury's Railway Collection

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2012

Paul Atterbury's Railway Collection brings the golden age of railways back to life through a nostalgic collection of Paul's private photographs, postcards and ephemera, all accompanied with informative and entertaining captions. In this entertaining collection Atterbury takes a personal perspective, charting his favourite journeys, stations and trains. Structured into the seven former BR regions, the book explores the whole of the British network from the 1950s to the 1980s. With entirely new and never seen before illustrative material, this collection is a fresh and fascinating celebration of railway nostalgia.

Life Along The Line railways and people

Life Along The Line railways and people

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2012

Life Along the Line takes a nostalgic look at the world of British railways through the eyes of bestselling author and antiques expert Paul Atterbury. Focusing on the human experience of the railways - the drivers, firemen, guards, station staff, signalmen, engineers, caterers and, of course, passengers - the book is a visual feast, filled with fascinating archive photographs of steam trains, other locomotives, memorabilia and evocative railway ephemera. Built from archive photographs, old postcards, badges and other railwayana, the book is filled with fascinating material that Atterbury has himself collected from tireless searching at postcard and antique fares and auction sites. Many of the illustrations are therefore original and previously unpublished. Covers railway life across the network as well as showcasing local differences in a series of regional sections.

Paul Atterbury's Lost Railway Journeys Rediscover Britain's Forgotten Railway Routes

Paul Atterbury's Lost Railway Journeys Rediscover Britain's Forgotten Railway Routes

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2011

During the 1960s and early 1970s Britain was devastated by railway closures and many parts of the country were left without any kind of railway service. The timetables of the 1950s and early 1960s are therefore filled with journeys which are now either impracticable or impossible, and the landscape of Britain is scattered with the remains of abandoned railway infrastructure. In this nostalgic journey, Paul Atterbury traces the routes that have long since been abandoned but are nevertheless still rich in railway culture. Paul Atterbury's Lost Railway Journeys is not just about closed lines; it is about memory, nostalgia and imagination. Walking old railways is now a national pastime, while many miles of lost lines have also been saved as preserved or heritage railways. The lines and journeys in this book are arranged regionally, and have been selected to show the diversity of the routes that were lost. They are depicted both in their prime and as surviving remains integrated within the landscape, waiting to be rediscovered by the generations that knew them best.

Along Main Lines The Great Trains, Stations and Routes of Britain's Railways

Along Main Lines The Great Trains, Stations and Routes of Britain's Railways

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2011

The successful running of Britain's mainline railways was a great achievement for those operating them, and a great thrill for those travelling on them. Over the years railway photographers have recorded the glamour and excitement of our glorious railway story. Along Main Lines celebrates the most dramatic and best-remembered aspects of Britain's rail heritage, focusing on the famous main line routes, big city stations, record-breaking locomotives and the renowned express trains. Packed with archive photographs, old postcards, badges and other railwayana, this book is crammed with fascinating material that Atterbury has himself collected from tireless searching at postcard and antique fares and auction sites. Therefore, many of the illustrations are original and previously unpublished. Paul Atterbury offers a rare insight into the main line story all over Britain. Organised regionally, the book includes major routes, classic trains, important stations in London and elsewhere, railway sheds and works, along with features that highlight forgotten corners of railway history.

An A - Z Railways A Nostalgic Celebration of British Railway Heritage

An A - Z Railways A Nostalgic Celebration of British Railway Heritage

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2010

An A - Z of Railways is a delightful celebration of a golden age. Arranged alphabetically, it deals with the minutiae of railway life as well as the great stations and trains. It is copiously illustrated with photos and ephemera and entertainingly captioned by bestselling author and antiques expert Paul Atterbury. It immerses you in all things railways, from Ambulance trains and station Art to Zzzzz - sleeping on the train. Packed with archive photographs of trains and life on the old railways An A - Z of Railways is an evocative compilation of all things railway captioned in Paul Atterbury's celebrated style.

Life Along the Line A Nostalgic Celebration of Railways and Railway People

Life Along the Line A Nostalgic Celebration of Railways and Railway People

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2010

Life Along the Line takes a nostalgic look at the world of British railways through the eyes of bestselling author and antiques expert Paul Atterbury. Focusing on the human experience of the railways - the drivers, firemen, guards, station staff, signalmen, engineers, caterers and, of course, passengers - the book is a visual feast, filled with fascinating archive photographs of steam trains, other locomotives, memorabilia and evocative railway ephemera. Built from archive photographs, old postcards, badges and other railwayana, the book is filled with fascinating material that Atterbury has himself collected from tireless searching at postcard and antique fares and auction sites. Many of the illustrations are therefore original and previously unpublished. This title covers railway life across the network as well as showcasing local differences in a series of regional sections.

Along Lost Lines

Along Lost Lines

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2009

Rich in romance and nostalgia, this fascinating book documents all the lost and forgotten aspects of British railways, including timetables, stations, tunnels, staff and trains. It focuses on the 10,000 miles of lines closed in Britain since the 1950s, bringing to life the glorious story of train travel as it used to be. Images of the railways' active past and pieces of ephemera capture British rural lines. Like previous books in the series, Along Lost Lines takes a very visual approach to the subject matter by highlighting the places and features that best tell the story, through stunning images and fascinating visual detail.

Tickets Please A Nostalgic Journey Through Railway Station Life

Tickets Please A Nostalgic Journey Through Railway Station Life

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2008

This book offers a winning mix of railway and social history, all brought to life by wonderful photographs and illustrations, many never seen before.It features long-lost tiny rural stations and halts, as well as those that still serve bustling market towns and big cities.It shows the stations themselves, and fascinating photographs of the people who inhabited them, such as stationmasters, signalmen and the passengers, from businessmen to families.It includes an insight into areas such as station advertising and toy stations - topics that capture the imagination and our sense of fun.A variety of special feature spreads include: stations and animals, great disasters, station clocks, gardens, station art and stations in films.Each chapter also includes a 'Wish You Were Here!' spread displaying old postcards of the stations.

Along Country Lines Exploring the Rural Railways of Yesterday

Along Country Lines Exploring the Rural Railways of Yesterday

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2007

Along Country Lines highlights some of the best journeys you can undertake in Britain. It includes a mixture of existing lines and lost routes to build a picture of a rural Britain that is held in great affection. Railways were once the vital lifelines of the country, reaching everywhere. They carried people and goods and made entire ways of life possible. This book recaptures the people and the industries that used the lines, through a rich mixture of photographs, postcards, posters, ephemera and documents. Special coverage of towns and villages at the start and finish of each route highlights places of interest. Along Country Lines is for everyone with an interest in Britain's landscapes and history, combining beauty, history, nostalgia and great stories to make an essential read.

Branch Line Britain A Nostalgic Journey Celebrating a Golden Age

Branch Line Britain A Nostalgic Journey Celebrating a Golden Age

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2006

This book offers a fascinating insight into the golden age of rail travel for everyone with fond memories of this often ignored aspect of British history. It includes existing, preserved and lost branch lines - 62 in total - from the far north of Scotland to Cornwall. It contains 22 special feature spreads on related topics including on holiday, toy trains and working on the railway.

Cornish Ware and Domestic Pottery by T.G. Green

Cornish Ware and Domestic Pottery by T.G. Green

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2001

Poole Pottery in the 1950s A Price Guide

Poole Pottery in the 1950s A Price Guide

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/1997

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