Chain-Makers, Chapels and Pubs - George Head and his Family in Cradley, by Peter Head

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Chain-Makers, Chapels and Pubs - George Head and his Family in Cradley, by Peter Head
Chain-Makers, Chapels and Pubs - George Head and his Family in Cradley, by Peter Head

Published by The Kates Hill Press in 2009 as part of their 'Pocketful of Memories' series, 162 pages. Paperback (N6161)

Cradley is a village in the Dudley area of the Black Country, and in this book the author charts the history of his family over past centuries and the part they played in the history of the place (including their role in the industry that dominated the area in the 19th century - iron chain making).

From the rear side cover: Peter Head takes us on a journey spanning two centuries. It is the Journey is family took from the countryside of Shropshire to the industrial heartland of Cradley where much of the world's chain was being forged. It is a story of Chain-makers, Chapels and Pubs as some family members became ministers, and others became publicans. In charting the story of his own family Peter Head tells the history of the most important chain-making town in the world from its infancy to its post industrial present. Born into a family passionate about the Black Country dialect, the final part of the book contains the most comprehensive glossary of Black Country words and phrases...

The book is in excellent overall condition. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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