A History of Potten End, by Viviane J.M. Bryant

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A History of Potten End, by Viviane J.M. Bryant
A History of Potten End, by Viviane J.M. Bryant

Published privately by the author in 1986, 168 pages, Paperback - c.14.5cm by 21cm (S8295BWSO)

Potten End is a small village in Hertfordshire and is situated a couple of miles north east of Berkhamstead, and this book provides a fascinating history of the place and its people.

From the Foreword: Viviane Bryant had been working on her History of Potten End for some years when her last illness forced her to lay it aside, unfinished. She had amassed a substantial archive of fact and anecdote from her researches at the Hertfordshire County Record Office and elsewhere, and from innumerable conversations with the older residents of the village. This material she was reducing to orderly sequence, and in fact had virtually completed nearly a dozen chapters of her history. In these she traced the development of Potten End from the earliest times and recorded the sources of employment which stimulated the growth of the village; she also set out the history of such village landmarks as the chapel, the church, the school and the cottages. Chapters include:

The Beginnings
The Pottery and Pottern End
Farms and Frithsden
Poverty and Plague
The Village Takes Shape
Bricks, Plants and Plait
The Baptist Chapel
The School
The Church
The Cottages
Food and Shopping
Appendices, listing Ministers and Deacons of the Chapel & Head Teachers of the School

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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