Devizes lies in the very heart of Wiltshire. This thriving market town, built on a 12th-century street plan, boasts over 300 listed buildings, including two outstanding Norman churches, ranges of medieval timber-framed cottages, and a wealth of elegant merchants’ houses reflecting its Georgian prosperity. The flight of 29 locks bringing the Kennet and Avon Canal up from the Avon Valley is a spectacular feat of 19th-century engineering.
The town is a rewarding place to explore, and Devizes in Focus invites residents and visitors to do just that by taking part in a photographic treasure hunt in search of the subjects of Andy Rose’s atmospheric black-and-white photographs. These include close-ups of architectural details; decorative ironwork; signs, inscriptions, numbers and letters – all within easy walking distance of the Market Cross. Isolated from their contexts, the images will please and tantalise in equal measure as participants hunt down the subjects.
The competition might be over but the book remains a charming keepsake of one of Wiltshire's most appealing market towns.
Devizes in Focus
168 x 124mm
100 black-and-white photographs
96 pages, paperback
PUBLICATION 26 April 2018