Story of Dilwyn, The

£12.95

Tony Hobbs & Andrew Stirling-Brown

SKU: 9781910839201 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

This book gives an outline history of some of the post Domesday landowners and their families, along with what is known of the castle site and development of the churches at both Dilwyn and Stretford, and the brief appearance Dilwyn made in the Civil War.

Much of the book then focuses on the past 150 or so years, giving the history of the Great House, Perrymead and the conversion of barns to form Karen Court and the associated creation of the village green. It tells the story of the school, and those of the local shops, pubs, businesses and some of the farms. It details the arrival of nonconformity, relates anecdotes of the Home Guard during the Second World War, and recounts the writing of The Tangled Garden by Elizabeth Coleman, elements of local folklore, the successes of village cricket and football teams, the construction of the bypass, and the story of the local WI.

Paperback | 208 pages | 242 x 171 mm | 2017
70 colour and 60 b&w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-910839-20-1

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