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A VIEW OF EDWARDIAN LURGASHALL
 
It is almost 10 years since The Window Press first published A View of Edwardian Lurgashall by H.S. Roots and copies of the book have become increasingly difficult to obtain. With the growing interest in local and family history there has been a clear demand for the book both within the current community at Lurgashall but also from the diaspora who through family connections have a keen interest in the history of the village.
 
It is to cater for this demand that a reprint of A View of Edwardian Lurgashall has been undertaken. Prefaced by Peter Jerrome the book contains the recollections of Harold Roots, who having left the village in his youth looks back many years later to a period before The Great War when Lurgashall was still very much a self-contained community, enjoying a pace of life matched by the relative isolation of the village. Roots has a remarkable power of recall which enables him to transport the reader on a virtual tour of the village that he left many decades earlier. While the characters that Roots knew as a child have long gone these recollections are witness not as one would expect to how much has changed in the village during the twentieth century but rather how little the outside world has encroached upon it.
 
Copies can be obtained, post free, for £12.99 each
from Miles Costello
38 Hampers Green, Petworth GU28 9NW
milescostello@hampersgreen.fsnet.co.uk
01798 343227
 


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