Robert Halliday has collected together over 250 old photographs, and these, coupled with his informative captions, give an insight into the history of Bury St Edmunds and its surrounding villages. Among the villages featured are Risby, Culford, Ampton, Stowlangtoft, Ashley and Wickhambrook.
Robert Halliday has lived in Bury St Edmunds since 1966. He has worked for the museum Service in Bury, for the Churches Conservation Trust in Cambridge, and also as an archaeologist. Robert has written articles on history, folklore and archaeology for popular and academic journals, is co-author of The Cambridge Ghost book and author of Bury St Edmonds Past and Present.