After living and working in the town of West Bridgford as a librarian for more than 40 years, Dick Venner compiled all the pictures of the town into a book. The history of the town shows new things turning old through the progression of soul stealing with his photography box.
While the librarian did not mean to cause the ruin and decimation of the small town from vibrant, horse and buggy community to soulless asphalt laden hell hole of modern life, he did so nonetheless. The persistent picture taking and gathering of the souls into one place caused the town to wither and no doubt his power and longevity to endure.
The frightful compilation and display of this awesome power can either show his remorse for a life of soul stealing misery has finally come to an end, or like a child tempting an ant pile with a chocolate bar he now feels he is above recrimination. Time shall only tell what he chooses to do with the youth and vitality he has ripped from the bosom of the town.
On the plus side, the book, “Turning Back the Pages in Old West Bridgford,” makes a dandy conversation piece and a delightful addition to any coffee table.