The Book of Calbourne - A Village at the Crossroads, by Keir Foss

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The Book of Calbourne - A Village at the Crossroads, by Keir Foss
The Book of Calbourne - A Village at the Crossroads, by Keir Foss

Published by Halsgrove in 2009, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6024)
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From the front inside fly leaf: The rural idyll that is Calbourne gave its name to one of the largest pre-Norman parishes on the Isle of Wight. The village has side-stepped the industrial and techno­logical onslaught of recent centuries and retains much of the richness bestowed by a thousand years of English history. Three medieval manorial estates have left their imprint on a landscape little changed from feudal times. The mill wheel can still drive the machinery that grinds the local corn. The church bell still calls the faithful each Sunday. And the laughter of local personal­ities still resonates around the Public Bar and the Recreation Centre.

This book looks at lifestyles that lasted a thousand years, when country squire and local parson held sway over the people, and when the land provided most folk with a tied cottage and a living. It explores why the railway and the chapel came late to the village and considers the importance of a little brook to the welfare of the place. And it reflects upon the dramatic recent changes that threaten to damage beyond recall those timeless rural qualities so cherished by native and incomer alike...
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