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Fri 12 Apr: Finstock Upon the Hill; Fawler Down Derry

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Finstock Village Hall, by Finstock Local History Society. Starts 8pm, bar open at 7.30pm.

The Finstock Local History meeting on the 12th April will be very special. We will be presenting short extracts from the forthcoming book entitled -Two Wychwood Villages : Finstock Upon the Hill and Fawler Down Derry. It is an historical account of both villages from earliest times to the Second World War and also celebrates the work of the society since it began 45 years ago. The author, Shaun Morley and a number of contributors will present pieces from the book and we will have artefacts on display in the village hall.

This will be the first book to be published on the two villages since John Kibble's books on the Wychwoods in the 1920's and is a hugely exciting project that has been engaging the society for the last three years. The book has been thoroughly researched, is well illustrated and will be a very good read for everyone interested in our past. The book runs to over 300 pages and we are planning to apply for grants to help to publish it.

Our Victorian ancestors often published this kind of book by subscription and we are going to follow in their footsteps by asking for subscribers to commit to purchasing a pre-publication copy of the book. All subscribers will have a numbered copy of the book, their name printed inside and be invited to the launch party for the book in 2020 when it is published. The subscription price is £30.00 per copy.

Do come along to the Finstock Local History meeting on the 12 April at 8pm in Finstock village hall and find out more about this project and enjoy hearing about the history of the two villages. Admission is free and wine and nibbles will be served.

Free for non-members.

Shaun Morley · Link

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