Jarrow author is set to release new book

An author from South Tyneside is getting set to release his latest book on the history of the town.

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 12:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 7:54 pm
Jarrow author and photographer Paul Perry.

Paul Perry, from Jarrow, has just finished his latest work – called Jarrow From Old Photographs – which covers key historical moments in the area through an array of images.

The book will be the father-of-two’s 18th historical book, featuring many photographs from his own collection and accompanied by the history behind the image.

An image from the book, the unveiling of the Viking Statue in 1962.

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The 69-year-old’s book, which is published by Amberley, was finished in six weeks – a feat that Mr Perry, of Raby Gardens, Jarrow says he is proud of. He said: “I started collecting old photographs in 1966 and have collected thousands of photographs in that time.

“Twenty years ago I was asked to write my first book about Jarrow and thought that I would give it a try.

“Since then the books I have written have sold tremendously well and I have been published by five or six different publishers over the last few years.

“The book is a collection of photographs with captions which include all of the important things that have happened in Jarrow, such as Bede and the Jarrow Crusade. I couldn’t write a book about the town without mentioning those.

The Regal Cinema in Grange Road in 1960.

“The book spans 100 years from 1880 to 1970 and 1980.

“I am quite proud of it as I managed to do it in such a short space of time.”

The book will be available in major bookstores and Amazon on July 15.

Mr Perry is now working on his next book on Tyneside.

The cover of Paul Perry's latest book.
An image from the book, the unveiling of the Viking Statue in 1962.
The Regal Cinema in Grange Road in 1960.
The cover of Paul Perry's latest book.