These are the names of two Waterford History books
Random Waterford History
This book presents Waterford's 1,100 year history in diary
form, with each daily entry recalling a significant event in the life of the
city. While some of the content will be familiar to the reader,
the book also includes some interesting titbits which may not be quite so
well-known. Accounts of shipwrecks and plane crashes are mingled with stories
of Waterford personalities from throughout the centuries. Find out about the
Waterford connection to the only Wimbledon player ever to be convicted of
murder, and discover the facts surrounding the first X-ray to be
taken in Ireland. This day by day approach provides a colourful insight into the
history of Waterford “the untaken city”
Waterford Through Time
Waterford Through Time consists of a then-and-now picture book, containing old photographs/postcards of Waterford each paired with a new photograph in full colour, to show how the same scene, or a related one, has changed over time. Each pair of photographs has a short descriptive caption.
This book is part of the award winning Amberley Publishing "Through Time" Series, with over 500,000 copies sold world wide. Waterford Through Time is one of six publications in Ireland including Dublin Through Time, Cork Through Time, Galway Through Time, West Cork Through Time, & Cork Harbour Through Time
1st December 2014
Waterford Through Time is finally finished and printed. It is published by Amberely Publishing and is now available in The Book Centre in Waterford. Hopefully it will also be available in other outlets, I will publish details as soon as possible.
Below are some pairs of Waterford images already posted on social media
"The origin of Random Waterford History comes from my use of the social media service Twitter. For those readers unfamiliar with it, Twitter allows a user to send short text-based messages, called tweets, to your followers. Having adopted the pseudonym Urbs Intacta when I joined twitter, I quickly found myself tweeting about Waterford and following people from Waterford. As I was reading some Waterford history books at the time, I began to tweet interesting historical facts, especially if I came across something which happened on that particular day. In order to introduce a common theme, I always started with the heading Random #Waterford History (the use of the hashtag # enables other users to easily find tweets relevant to Waterford). I began scouring history books to find references for more dates, and before I knew it I had a database of entries for most days of the year. It was a logical step to consider publishing this in book form."
Colm Long October 2013
From the Munster Express
Random Waterford History
Book Price €15
Post & Packaging €5
Another Waterford book was also published in November 2013. A Guide to Wildlife Walks in Waterford was written by the renown author Declan McGrath. Declan had written a number of wildlife books and full details can be found on the following link.
The photo below shows both Declan and Colm indicating who had written the best book.