Newington Times Past - An Illustrated History of a Kentish Village, by Thelma Dudley
Published in 2002, 72 pages. Large A4 size paperback (N5662X1)
Newington is a village in Kent, and this book provides a fascinating history of the place and it's people over past years and decades.
From the introduction: Newington acquired its name (Neweton) in Saxon times meaning, 'New Town' built on an old one, probably Roman and possibly the site of the Roman Station' Durolevum.' The rich soil and excellent crops grown in Newington,
resulted in a weekly, 16th century market and in the 19th century a railway station was built and paid for by local farmers and businessmen for easier transportation of their produce.
Seven manor estates once formed Newington. Those of Cranbrook, Tracy, Warnedale and Lucy are featured in this book. Thrognal, derived from Frogenhall lies in the hamlet of Chesley, but little is known about the manors of Ayington and Levenoke.
Our village is extremely old and as years go by the evidence of a life gone before us sinks deeper into the oil. It is my hope that this book will help to bring some of the past to the surface and perhaps a little intrigue will be awakened, encouraging others to 'dig' and 'delve' as I have done, bringing yet more history to the fore, allowing us to appreciate life today and strengthen our expectations for the future...
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Has a small price sticker on rear side cover