The Book of Haddiscoe - Remarkable People and Momentous Events, by Lin Bensley

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The Book of Haddiscoe - Remarkable People and Momentous Events, by Lin Bensley
The Book of Haddiscoe - Remarkable People and Momentous Events, by Lin Bensley

Published by Halsgrove in 2012, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6036)

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From the front inside fly leaf: The Book of Haddiscoe takes a discerning view of the village and particular inhabitants from the latter half of the eighteen hundreds to the middle of the 20th century. With the aid of memoirs, letters, journals, diaries, books and newspaper articles it has been possible to piece together the lives of a number of extraordinary and ordinary (though no less intriguing) individuals who resided in the village at one time or another during these years.

The book covers the period when Haddiscoe was still very much an occu­pational community; when the majority of men and women were able to find employment within the bounds of the parish and Haddiscoe remained some­what insular until the post-war era. Over the past half century the community identity (as in most villages) has been eroded by the mechanization of farms, the demise of the cottage industries, and the migration of labour to urban areas.

While the intrusion of the outside world may have destroyed a more endearing way of life, economic and technological improvements did much to dispel the shadow of poverty that hung over the lives of many inhabitants. Progress was however not always for the benefit of all as this book endeavours to portray
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