The Book of Porchfield and Locks Green - Rural Retreat on the Isle of Wight, by Keir Foss

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The Book of Porchfield and Locks Green - Rural Retreat on the Isle of Wight, by Keir Foss
The Book of Porchfield and Locks Green - Rural Retreat on the Isle of Wight, by Keir Foss

Published by Halsgrove in 2006, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6034)
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From the front inside fly leaf: The community of Porchfield and Locks Green lies deep in the country­side of the Isle of Wight. Nurtured within separate parishes, one part can trace its origin to the Island's most affluent Saxon manor, the other to the patronage of William the Conqueror. Joined by nineteenth-century boundary changes, these formerly distinct communities now share a common destiny and together have survived the closure of their local school, shop and chapels.

The spirit and determination inherited from their forebears still drives the community forward and the energy of the place can be felt in the pub, the village hall and the cricket pavilion alike. This book traces the changing fortunes of this robust community as it slowly emerged from a long era of paternalism and the Big House, into a period of Nonconformist self-reliance when a richness of local trades and professions gave the village an aura of self-sufficiency, and on to an age of owner-occupation and enterprise that still values those timeless qualities of the English countryside.
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