Calendar pictures for Chipping Sodbury - then and now

June 30 2015

A CALENDAR is being produced to show how buildings and streets in Chipping Sodbury today compare with their appearance a century ago.

A CALENDAR is being produced to show how buildings and streets in Chipping Sodbury today compare with their appearance a century ago.
The then-and-now calendar will feature images taken in the early 1900s as well as up-to-date photographs.
Each month will show an old picture of the town alongside the latest view of the same premises or road.
The old photos have been taken from the Murray Dowding collection, while the new images are the work of local photographer and Sodbury Chamber of Commerce vice-chairman, Richard McDonough, who has matched and carefully re-shot the scenes.
The calendar is being produced to help promote the town and includes key dates in the town’s diary for 2016.
Chamber members hope copies will be bought not only by local people but also visitors as a souvenir of their stay and to remind them to return.
The calendars will be available shortly from Sodbury's shops, post office and the tourist information centre.
Local historian Jim Elsworth, who has provided a commentary for each page of the calendar, said he was delighted to be asked to support the project.
He said: "The result is a calendar which local people will appreciate and I’m sure it will find its way around the world to many people with a Sodbury connection."
Profits from sales will be used to further the chamber's work in helping Chipping Sodbury develop as a tourist destination and business location.
 
Photo: Courtesy of Rich McD Photography – Calendar front cover