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The Tibblestone Hundred: A Journey Through an English Village Fred Archer

The Tibblestone Hundred: A Journey Through an English Village

Fred Archer

Published July 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780750912563
Hardcover
151 pages
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In his new book, Fred Archer traces the history of the Tibblestone Hundred, from its beginnings, through the time when the Hundred Courts held sway in neighbours disputes, up to his own era farming in the area, when the Hundreds successor in theMoreIn his new book, Fred Archer traces the history of the Tibblestone Hundred, from its beginnings, through the time when the Hundred Courts held sway in neighbours disputes, up to his own era farming in the area, when the Hundreds successor in the Parish Council was all powerful. He describes how the villages in the Hundred competed against each other, and how he felt in a foreign land when, as a boy, he visited Sedgebarrow on Saturday mornings, his cart horses tied nose to tail in tandem. He recounts the legend of the Tibblestone itself, a story handed from man to boy since time immemorial, the holes in its sides being the impressions of a giants fingers, and tells us of the superstitions surrounding this and other landmarks, which were such an important part of life for country folk in the early years of this century.