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Wareside - A Miscellany of Histories

by Jane Webb

Rockingham Press, 2000, ISBN 1-873468-79-2

Paperback, 24*17.5 cm, with pictures and maps

The civil and ecclesiastical parishes of Wareside came into existence during the course of the 19th century, but their roots in the "Ware Upland" and part of Thundridge go deep into history. It is an area of great variety, centred upon the beautiful River Ash, and embraces a number of distinct hamlets as well as outlying farms and big houses. At one time it boasted two mills, a railway, and an array of shops and cottage industries. Alas, no more. But it still has two pubs, a church and primary school, and the people of Wareside are still known as "Treacle Miners". Jane Webb's book about the area in which she has lived for a number of years draws upon a wide variety of sources and is profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.

A particular feature of the book is a large number of appendices with extracts from original documents, name lists, etc.

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