Photographs of historical England ‘challenge Downton Abbey myth’

Photographs of historical England 'challenge Downton Abbey myth'

Images of factories, schools, universities and civic buildings rising among old streetscapes – but also of rotting houses, barefoot children and faces pinched with poverty – have been unearthed from millions of photographs of late 19th- and early 20th-century England. Philip Davies, an architectural historian, spent seven years trawling through the photographs, compiling the best 1,500 into a 558-page book titled "Lost England."

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