Monday, January 29, 2018

Andy updates 18th century history book

From The Westmorland Gazette:
Andy Denwood has edited a new illustrated version of a local history book written in the 1700s.

NOT many parts of England are lucky enough to have a local history book written in the 1700s.

But the ancient parish of Warton — which used to include Carnforth and Silverdale — is one of them.

For more than 30 years, starting in 1710, schoolmaster John Lucas sat down after work to compile the book that became ‘A History of Warton Parish’. It covers everything from peat-digging and salt-making to the use of gunpowder in farming - not to mention funerals and harvests, fishing and fairies, meteors, school-days and football.

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