The Story of the Sampfords, by Gerald Curtis

The Story of the Sampfords, by Gerald Curtis

 The Story of the Sampfords, by Gerald Curtis

Published privately by the author in 1981, 278 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S6070)

This very rare book is a fascinating local history of the villages of Great Sampford and Little Sampford, which are both in Essex and lie in the Uttlesford district near Haverhill

From the front inside fly leaf: This book follows the fortunes of a small Essex community down the centuries. The outstanding events are agricultural, including the early enclosure of the parishes, the change from cheese production to corn growing in the middle of the 18th century, the later free import of corn that destroyed the local economy, the destruction of a thriving Victorian village, later prosperity during the First World War, and then the depression of the post war period.

The book also details events such as the poor law and local unemployment, labour troubles and the revolt of the field, as well as the 1913-14 strike.

Condition of the book is generally excellent. The dust jacket has one or two very minor scuffs, but the brown cover boards are clean and tidy, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound


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