The Story of Port Navas - Peggy Shepperd; Douglas Shepperd;Landfall, 1994, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Lower wrap and last couple of pages slightly dog-eared at the top corner.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. First in this edition. From the introduction: “The purpose of this book is to give an easily readable and we hope interesting history of this lovely village. In order to understand this story, one must first go back in time and look at the origins of the lands around the village. Like most estates, they are very complicated but if one tries to imagine the people referred to, how they were dressed, what they talked about and what the hamlet looked like at the time, they come to life and it makes the whole story very real. At the time of the battle of Waterloo, what is now called Port Navas was still but a tiny hamlet, with the boundaries of five ancient estates meeting there — Trenarth, Treviades, Inow, Ponsaverran and Calamansack. There were also about three small farms and three or four smallholdings, all sublet from the main estates. At that time it was called Cove and some of the older people still call it that today.”
Size: 8¼" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 87
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