An illustrated book has been published showing the changing face of Haworth from the 19th century to the present day.

“Haworth through time” is the work of Steven Wood and Ian Palmer, who have both lived in the village for many years.

The 96-page paperback contains 180 photographs. These directly compare modern colour images with older black and white photographs of the same locations.

The modern pictures were taken by Mr Palmer, who as well as being a keen photographer is a painter and sculptor who has exhibited his work nationally.

In the book’s introduction, Mr Wood states: “Ian Palmer has taken great pains to reproduce the views in the old pictures but this has not always been possible.

“New buildings and the growth of trees were significant problems. Traffic was a constant difficulty got over only with much patience — and some daring.

“New street furniture has made many of Ian’s photographs less pleasing than they might have been.

“But the old photographs, rather than aesthetic considerations, dictated what had to be taken.”

Mr Wood has been studying the history of the Haworth area for more than 20 years and has accumulated an extensive collection of old local maps and photographs.

He added he was now working on a follow-up book, which would involve a similar photographic comparison of past and present views of the villages of Oxenhope and Stanbury.

“Haworth through time” has been released by Amberley Publishing and is available now priced £12.99.

It is on sale at Reids Bookshop, in Keighley, and is also in stock at a number of stores in Haworth.