The Book of Bergh Apton - A Rural Ride in Norfolk, by Geoffrey Kelly

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The Book of Bergh Apton - A Rural Ride in Norfolk, by Geoffrey Kelly
The Book of Bergh Apton - A Rural Ride in Norfolk, by Geoffrey Kelly

Published by Halsgrove in 2005, 176 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6028)

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From the front inside fly leaf: This book reveals how settled life began and developed in a small rural community in Norfolk. A professional historian's text is allied to fascinating glimpses, through old and previously unpublished photographs, of local life through the ages.

It describes the location, geology and landscape of Bergh Apton; its lands, anchored on its southern boundary by the Chet Valley, harboured Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers before settled life began. Also revealed are events in the life of two separate pre-Norman commu­nities which united in the Middle Ages and, along the way, welcomed men of importance such as William Cobbett who stayed here during his 'Rural Rides'.

The book introduces characters such as the Anglo-Saxon Aelfric, the local thegn Edwin and sixteenth-century yeoman Christopher Tenwinter, whose generosity with lands and benefits helped make the village what it is today. It also reveals a strong sense of continuity, with families whose names appear in parish records of many generations ago still playing a major role in today's community.
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