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From Pillar to Post - Angela Claysmith Jenkins
Angela Claysmith Jenkins describes her place in an upwardly mobile family who wanted to present a..
Gaskin - Paul Bedford
For many people the name Gaskin is synonymous with a brutal murder at Hednesford, Staffordshire i..
Life and Tales of a Locksmith - K W "Bob" Sidbotham
After being demobbed from the forces at the age of twenty-two, it was expected that he would join..
Life in Brampton with 63 Public Houses - David Moorat
David Moorat’s gazetter of the surviving pubs of Brampton is a grand read. But more than that, it..
Life in Brampton with Lizzie the Witch - David Moorat
Lizzie Baty, the Brampton Witch (1729-1817), lived close to the village of Brampton in Cumbria an..
Life in Brampton with the Dandy - David Moorat
Travelling arrangements for rail passengers to Brampton, have been the subject of scathing report..
Literary Walks in Hertfordshire - Alex Reeve
Six writers of prodigious talent have plied their trade while living in Hertfordshire. The landsc..
Magor: Fragments of History - Dina Kennedy
Magor, in Welsh Magwyr, is one of the 'villages so green' in the poem "Days that have been" by W ..
My River of Life - Ron Jones
Ron Jones describes his early childhood in Birmingham and the difficult times for his parents who..
No.13 Herbert Road (Small Heath) - Peter Doherty
No.13 Herbert Road is an engaging autobiographical account of a young boy growing up in the back ..
Over Agaynst The Chappell - Sue Brown
Intrigued by a carved mask in the angle of beautiful bargeboards of an old building near her home..
Roy Webb's Redditch: Then and Now - Tina Emily Webb-Moore
This is a look at old and new Redditch, Worcestershire, through the letters, poetry, reminiscence..
The Dingles - Janet L. Barratt
Now designated as a future Conservation area, we take a look at how nature, through the months, c..
The Grass Was Always Greener - Angela Claysmith Jenkins
In this candid account Angela Claysmith Jenkins takes us through another twenty years in the saga..
The Heydays Of Selly Oak Park - Ken Pugh
Join a great grandson of the first Park Keeper at Selly Oak Park, Birmingham, as he delves into t..
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