The Warwickshire village of Preston on Stour has a long and unique history. From a Romano-British settlement grew a thriving community which even today retains its historic character, unusually untainted by the modern world. This book tells the stories of powerful noblemen who tried to overthrow the royal government; humble but charitable labourers; innovative farmers; mischief-loving children; craftsmen whose livelihoods crumbled beneath the relentless tides of progress. It bears testimony to the start of an agricultural revolution which even today shows no sign of ending, and portrays a 20th century culture which is now only fondly held childhood memories. This book blends national, social and agricultural history with the memories of past and present residents and the tales revealed by our buildings, landscape, language and lifestyle to tell the fascinating story behind a rural way of life.
About the Author
Hannah Spencer's ancestors have lived and farmed in Preston on Stour for over four hundred years. She has been writing fiction for several years, and has now compiled a decade of research to tell the story of the village and its people.