Lost Shrewsbury: Book signing at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) are inviting you to join local author, David Trumper, for the book signing event of his latest production, Lost Shrewsbury.

The book signing is taking place on Saturday 23 November 2019 from 1.30pm – 3pm and is your chance to meet the author.

An image in black and white of C. R. Birch & Son which was founded in 1909 and features in David Trumper's latest book, Lost Shrewsbury.

C. R. Birch & Son was founded in 1909

Lost Shrewsbury takes you on a fascinating trip through Shrewsbury’s rich history and heritage with over 160 illustrations, some of which have never been seen before.

The book presents a photographic representation of the way life in Shrewsbury has radically changed or disappeared today.  It shows not just the people, street scenes and the industries and buildings that have gone, but also many popular places of entertainment and much more.

Phil Scoggins, interpretation officer at Shropshire Museum’s, said:

“David has an unrivalled knowledge of the life of Shrewsbury and its people over the last century. It is a great pleasure to host images from his fantastic archive and display them alongside lost local scenes depicted in the museum’s own fine collection of paintings.”

Philip Dean, publicity officer at Amberley Publishing, said:

“This fascinating photographic history of lost Shrewsbury will appeal to all those who live in the town or know it well, as well as those who remember it from previous decades.”

The latest title in Amberley’s new Lost towns and cities series, Lost Shrewsbury includes photos of Shrewsbury that have never before been publicly available.

Lost Shrewsbury will also be the feature of a new exhibition at SM&AG which will run from Saturday 23 November 2019 until Monday 12 January 2020.

The exhibition will feature 40 slides of captioned Shrewsbury scenes from David Trumper alongside 15 paintings from the Shropshire Museums collection of the Shrewsbury landscape.

The paperback edition of Lost Shrewsbury will be available to buy from the Visitor Information Centre at SM&AG for £14.99.