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In 1983, the Heanor and District Local History Society published a small volume entitled “Heanor Then and Now”. It was popular and sold out fairly quickly, and has never been reprinted. But if you were to look at it now, you would in many cases not be able to see any “now” - after 30 years, they are all “then” pictures. And it is that fact which has given rise to this our latest publication. Using the same principal as before, we have taken a collection of old photographs and, wherever possible, stood in the same location as the original photographer to take a modern picture. All of the modern photographs date from 2014 - indeed, the majority of them were taken in a single morning. There is little doubt that in another 30 years most of these pictures will no longer be valid - they present, quite literally, a snap-shot of parts of Heanor at a given time. But all will change again!

The book is only concerned with the town centre; if it is successful, then further editions will be produced to cover the other parts of our area.

The book, which is our first to be produced in an A4 format, has been prepared by the Society’s secretary, Clive Booth, who also took all the modern photos.

At just £6.00, Then and Now is a perfect gift for anyone who knows Heanor, or who knew it in the past.

The book can be purchased locally, as well as at meetings of the Society, or you can order it directly from this site.

If you would like to pay by cheque or postal order, please use the Contact Us page to send your details - we will return an email with the address to which you should send your order.

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Published in September 2014

Then & Now (Part One)

The Changing Face of Heanor Town Centre