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Chalford to Sapperton

By Stanley Gardiner

9781845882594

ISBN: 9781845882594

Published: 01-05-2006


Chalford to Sapperton

By Stanley Gardiner

ISBN: 9781845882594

Published: 01-05-2006

About This Book

This is a book of village life in bygone times. Using over 200 old photographs, the author has assembled an illustrated tour of the Golden Valley, an area unlike the gentler rolling uplands of the north Cotswolds. This was the centre of the Gloucestershire woollen industry from the sixteenth to the the nineteenth centuries and, as such, acquired a semi-industrialised appearance, while yet remaining to this day an essentially rural place. Although often large in size the villages of the valley in the early years of the twentieth century were still places where one knew one's neighbours and there would be regular opportunities to join with them in work or play. The chief personages were still the vicar, the non-conformist minister, the doctor, the headteacher and the policeman. This book is an illustrated record of those times.

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