Thursday, 29 April 2010
A new local book has just been published "The Lost Gentry of Willington and Findern"
The story of two families, the Wards and Spilsburys, who were of such importance to the past history of two villages, Willington and Findern . By Alan Gifford
This booklet investigates the Derbyshire villages of Willington and Findern , essentially in the 17th to19th Centuries, and establishes how two key families came to be so important but have now completely disappeared!
Links are established with both Warwickshire and British Columbia!
The 50 page A4 ring bound booklet investigates life in the villages and shows how their parish churches, the river and canal trades each played their part. The well illustrated text is presented with a colour cover (see above)
No other book has delved quite so deeply into the interaction between these two villages!
Copies are available from the author
4 Old Hall Drive
Priced £7-50 (p&p plus £ 2-00 ) and cheques should be made payable to Willington History Group.
The book is also available in some local shops in Willington and Findern.
All profits will go the funds of Willington History Group