The Book of Strumpshaw - A Village at that time of day, by Stephen Peart

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The Book of Strumpshaw - A Village at that time of day, by Stephen Peart
The Book of Strumpshaw - A Village at that time of day, by Stephen Peart

Published by Halsgrove in 2010, 168 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6027)

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From the front inside fly leaf: Strumpshaw is a small Norfolk village; the home to 500 residents and the envy of property developers. Its 1350 acres is the buffer zone for the well-developed neigh­bourhoods of Brundall and Lingwood. Two pubs flourish, engine enthusiasts flock to its annual steam rally and bird-watchers descend on the RSPB reserve of Strurnpshaw Fen.

At the Domesday survey King William laid claim to his share of Strumpshaw. For centuries the village survived on agriculture when each ten acres of farmland provided employment for one village labourer. These days there are no resident farmers yet the fields are fully cropped.

There was a time when the community sustained a dressmaker, undertaker, brick­maker, fish-curer; the blacksmith would shoe three horses before breakfast and Strumpshaw clay was fired into fine earthen­ware at Bristol and London. From the threat of Napoleonic invasion to the risk of nuclear attack during the Cold War, Strumpshaw's geographical contours played a small but integral part in Britain's defence communications. But two world wars devastated the lives of some families. This book was influenced by the experiences of Strumpshaw folk who recounted their lives; telling of the heartbreaks and hard-work; of how things were done 'at that time of day.'
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