Travelling the world, you rarely need to look far to encounter traces of the past. Our cities, towns and villages are built like layer cakes which ooze with history. The more you dig into the past, the more fascinating the discoveries become.

PastInThePresent.net was founded with the very simple aim of showcasing the history on display across the world today. From age-old traditions that continue year after year to buildings constructed hundreds of years ago, it really is hard to escape the joys of the past.

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  1. Hi Mark

    Just discovered your site and found it very interesting. I thought you might be interested in our new book Crafted in Britain – The Survival of Britain’s Traditional Industries (Bloomsbury 2017):


    It is not out until next February but you can get a glimpse of some of the work by visiting my website and going to the Workers section:




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