By Tristan Harris Friday 25 October 2013 Updated: 28/10 12:43
BROMSGROVE photographer and author Mark Norton has had his third book published.
Birmingham New Street Station Through Time takes a look at the station that was once voted one of the country’s most-hated buildings.
New Street. which is the busiest station outside London and has 5.1million people passing through it each year, has a rich and fascinating history.
Built by the London and North Western Railway, it dates back to 1854 and is now undergoing a massive transformation to, hopefully, restore its place back at the heart of Birmingham and passengers - both from the Second City and those passing through.
The book takes readers on a 175-year journey from it being built to the present day.
Mark’s other two books were both featured in The Standard - Birmingham Then and Now and Birmingham Past and Present: In My Father’s Footsteps. That one saw him take modern photographs of Brum based on pictures taken by his dad, who was also a photographer, in the 1950s and 60s.
Mark said: “New Street Station was one of my dad’s favourite locations - he took more than 100 photographs there.
“I’ve developed a real interest for how Birmingham is continually changing and the current work on New Street Station is an important part of that.”
Birmingham New Street Station Through Time is available at £14.99 from www.amazon.co.uk.
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