A History of Wanstrow, edited by Joyce Jefferson

A History of Wanstrow, edited by Joyce Jefferson

Published by the Wanstrow History Group in 2016, 104 pages. Large A4 size paperback (N7357)

From the introduction: We wanted the book to tell the story of ordinary people and the events which shaped their lives, from pre-historic times to the present day. Together the group has walked every part of the parish, recorded all historic features, looked at all standing buildings to assess their age and previous use, collected and dated artefacts found lying on the surface of ploughed fields, studied written sources (including documents, deeds, aerial photographs, maps, newspapers and family photographs), talked to and walked with residents, and collected photographs for publication! Contents include:

THE STUDY AREA: Location, Landscape, Weather
TIMES PAST: Pre-historic Wanstrow, Roman Wanstrow AD43 - 410, Saxon Wanstrow AD410-1066, Norman Wanstrow, Lords of the Manor
POPULATION & SETTLEMENT: Village Expansion, The Big Houses
FARMING: Medieval Farming, Tudor Farming, Agricultural Improvements, Dairy Farming, Farming As It Used To Be, Agricultural Services
INDUSTRY: Water Mills, Wool and Cloth, The Wanstrow Potteries, Bricks and Tiles, Quarries, Lime, Asphalt
WANSTROW AT WAR: First World War, Second World War
CHURCH AND CHAPELS: Church, Wesleyan Chapel, Primitive Methodist Chapel
EDUCATION: Private Schools, Church School, Senior School, School Closure, Evening Classes
LAW AND ORDER: Medieval Crime, Quarter Sessions, Transportation, The Village Policeman
THE PARISH POOR: Charities, Parish Relief, Workhouse, Self-help
VILLAGE FACILITIES: Public Houses, Shops and Tradesmen, Utilities
LEISURE: Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, Village Events, Church and Chapel Events, Clubs and Societies
VILLAGE LIFE: Recent Changes, 2016

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