Stephen Butt

Stephen Butt


This blog is about my interests in history and photography. I have always enjoyed discovering something new about the past, and there is always much to discover.

I am always pleased to chat about the subjects covered in my books and to hear about new historical research projects which I may be able to help you with.

I can also present illustrated talks to local history and heritage societies on a variety of subjects, some quite obscure, and I have my own audio-visual equipment.

If you would like to chat about a book, project, visit or idea, in the first instance, please contact me by email here.

Leicester At Work

BooksPosted by Stephen Thu, September 21, 2017 17:42:53
I have just completed the draft of 'Leicester at Work' for Amberley Books, covering the principal occupations of the townsfolk from medieval times to the present day. The research has been fascinating and enjoyable.

Ironically, the most difficult chapter was the last one, on Leicester in the twenty-first century. Somehow, the perspective of time enables a clearer picture of the past than can be obtained of the present.

This moody and atmospheric photograph of the River Soar from West Bridge was taken by the artist and photographer George Henton. It encapsulates perfectly Leicester as it was in the heyday of the textile and hosiery industries. On the right is the West Bridge Mill, familiarly the home of Pex Socks.