Published jointly by the author (Australia) and the Halstead & District Local History Society in 1998, 90 pages. (N7873)
From the preface: Just over fifty miles north east of London is the Essex village of Bulmer. I grew up in Bulmer and, even though I've been in Australia 40 years, I've now written a book about it and all because of a remarkable coincidence. After my parents died some of my father's things were shipped out to me and with them came a totally unexpected treasure trove: a shoe box with over a thousand negatives, all the photographs that my father had ever taken. Some went back his childhood in the 1890s and at least a quarter of them covered my own childhood in Bulmer. These pictures now form the backbone of this book, my part being a description of life as I saw it as a village child. I wrote this book to be enjoyed. It's not a social history, it's a personal retrospective... Finally, a word about the map of Bulmer in the middle. It's not as Bulmer exists today or even yesterday but simply as I remember it. That's why it has places marked on it that won't be found on any other map.
The 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. Please note the book was printed privately, and so lacks the finish of a more professional publication (i.e. all the photos are photocopy quality). But none of this detracts from the fascinating contents!