The lost villages: in search of Britain's vanished communities

Front Cover
I.B. Tauris, Jun 15, 2008 - History - 246 pages
0 Reviews

In Britain there are more than 3000 lost villages--once thriving communities that fell victim to the pressures of disease, industry, and social and political change. Reduced to ivy-clad remnants nestled in valleys and woodlands, or to weather-worn ruins on moorland and coast, all are echoes of a former age and evoke a natural curiosity as to who lived in them, what life was like there, and what caused their decline.

In The Lost Villages, bestselling author Henry Buckton makes a selection of some of the more recent lost villages from around Britain. Combining rare photographs, personal research and the memories of those who knew the communities before their demise he has been able to piece together their story.  The result is an engaging and timely record  of vanished communities whose stories would otherwise soon be lost for ever.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
A LOST VILLAGE LIVES AGAIN
5
FROM RICHES TO RAGS
17
Copyright

16 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Henry Buckton is a graphic designer and Vice Chairman of West Country Writer's Association in Britain.

Bibliographic information