Glastonbury is one of Somerset's, if not Britain's, most attractive historical towns. The many ancient buildings are set in a stunning landscape, which together with historic and legendary connections to figures such as King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea, have attracted visitors for centuries. The old views mostly date from the first half of the twentieth century, while the modern images were taken by the author. The photographs are laid out as an absorbing tour of Glastonbury. This first works its way around the town centre. Next there is a look around the abbey, which despite seeming to be a timeless ruin has in fact changed considerably over the past century. Then, the tour heads out to some of the curiosities in the outskirts before finishing off with an outing around Glastonbury's most recognisable feature, the Tor.
|Publication date:||1st October 2010|
|Categories:||Places in old photographs, Local history,|
Steve Wallis was born in Halifax in the former West Riding of Yorkshire. He gained a degree in archaeological studies from the University of Leicester in 1984 and has since worked mainly in the archaeological field. In 1994 he moved to Dorset to work for Dorset County Council, where he is currently a senior archaeologist. Steve is the author of several titles covering the local history of Somerset as well as Dorchester and locations in Hampshire.More About Steve Wallis