Westwood 2000: Reflections on a Village - SNAILUM, SusanELSP, 2000, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good+. Lower wrap slightly curled otherwise a very well presented copy.
For over a thousand years, Westwood was a small farming community, off the beaten track and relatively free from outside intervention. Its land belonged to the Church and various absentee landlords. As recently as the beginning of the 20th. century the Quarry and the Avoncliff Mill were the only non-agricultural concerns. In 1911 the village was divided into Lots and sold at auction. However, the Second World War changed village life for ever. The Quarries were requisitioned for the manufacture of war material and the fields between Upper and Lower Westwood were used to build housing for the workers. Gradually, the agricultural scene was lost to a busy village, doubled in population over the past century. Westwood 2000 tells the story of the first 1000 years of the village through history, anecdote and personal recollection. 207pp. Size: Other / Oversized Paperback
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