‘Gibraltar Then & Now’ book raises funds for Prostate Cancer


A book by Robert Santos focusing on Gibraltar’s landscape and streetscapes and how these have
changed over the years is due to be launched in May. The initiative supported by Gibraltar Cultural
Services will raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Gibraltar Charity. The retired senior civil servant
explains his original interest was piqued during his time working in the Building Control Section.
Since, he has been posting photographic comparisons of different areas of Gibraltar online over the
years and was inspired to write the book after support and encouragement.

This illustrated book is divided into sections covering the entire territory of Gibraltar with a
complete chapter on Main Street. Another section focuses on the bygone bars, restaurants and
nightclubs of the Rock which are part of our social history.

Robert has researched historical landmarks and elaborated on them to generate interest and
includes curious historical facts which he has discovered during this process. The author believes
some of the anecdotal content will surprise some people and amuse others, with some “Yanito”
terms included.

The book will be available for purchase as from Wednesday 11th May from the John Mackintosh
Hall Reception, and the Gibraltar National Museum priced at twenty pounds. To pre-order a copy
please contact 20075669 or email