New local history book

Our friends at Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society, (who did the recent churchyard survey for us), have published a new local history book by author Beryl Cobbing.  Archaelogical evidence indicates signs of early human activity in the Holme Pierrepont area; a permanent Anglo-Saxon settlement was well established before the Norman conquest. At the end of the 13th century the Pierrepont family became lords of the manor.
This book follows the lives of the men and women who lived and worked in the parish and manor of Holme Pierrepont from medieval times to the first national census. Having 288 pages, it is a fascinating read with many colour photographs and illustrations which bring to life the lives of ordinary men and women. Their lives were affected by being tenants of a great family, and the unpredictable natural forces of the River Trent which formed the estate’s northern boundary.
To buy a copy of this book, please send a cheque for £22 (£14 plus £8 postage and packing within the United Kingdom) made out to Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society. Send the cheque to Beryl Cobbing 25, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 2BE and enclose your full name and address,telephone number and / or email address. Alternatively the book can be collected by arrangement by telephoning Beryl on 0115 9336231.
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