A History of Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote

By: David H Aldred

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Book Condition: New Book


A long awaited book on the history of these two Gloucestershire villages. This book tells the story of Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote over a period of 12,000 years. The archaeological records, the written record and people's memories have been skilfully interwoven to create the first comprehensive history of these two communities. The story follow the fortunes of the inhabitants, from small groups of prehistoric farmers and on through the controlling influence of the Bishop of Worcester in the Middle Ages, to the traditional farming of the nineteenth century which, was swept away by the developments following the arrival of Smith's factory in 1939. The recent rapid expansion since 1990 has provided much new knowledge about the early history of the area and this is explained here for the first time. Whether a newcomer wanting to know more about the villages or a long-time resident wanting to add to their own knowledge, or just someone interested in local history, everyone will find much of interest whether it's the explanation of familiar scenes of exploding of commonly held myths about the past. David Aldred is well known through his writing and lecturing on historical subjects. He has written several books on the area. Among them are two title which have been re-printed and are still available Around Bishop's Cleeve and Winchcombe in Old Photographs Bishop's Cleeve to Winchcombe in Old Photographs. Ref HBCW

Title: A History of Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote

Author Name: David H Aldred

Categories: History, Local,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Gloucestershire, Amberley Publishing: 2009

ISBN Number: 1848687273

ISBN Number 13: 9781848687271

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New Book

Type: HBCW

Seller ID: LED0061

Keywords: Bishops Cleeve, Woodmancote