|Sutton Publishing; ISBN 0-7509-1811-X|
"This evocative collection of historic photographs takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the recent history of Romford and Squirrels Heath. The book gives an unforgettable impression of familiar streets and districts as they developed. It offers, too, a rare insight into the daily lives and living conditions of the local people in the last years of Queen Victoria's reign and the early years of this century.
"The text briefly recalls early human activity in the area in the distant past and the famous personages - dukes, kings and queens - who travelled through what is now Romford in medieval times. It shows vividly how distinct village communities grew to become the residential districts of today. The book also provides a lasting record of houses and public buildings, shops, businesses and pubs that have now vanished or been altered almost beyond recognition.
"Brian Evans has brought together a remarkable selection of mostly unpublished photographs to create this revealing glimpse of the recent past. His work will add to the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of everyone who takes an interest in this distinctive part of metropolitan Essex."