Author: John Kibble
Published: 1999, Wychwood Press
Condition: As New
Status: In Stock, one copy only
First Pasture Price: £14.00
John Kibble published Charlbury and its Nine Hamlets in 1927 and Charming Charlbury in 1930. Re-issued as a single volume in 1999, this book gives a tantalising and unique insight into two hundred years of life in this quiet corner of the Cotswolds, conveyed in the memories, stories and records of the people Kibble knew and met.
Kibble describes many trades and crafts, including those of the baker, blacksmith, clockmaker, glovemaker, mason, slater, shoemaker, pipemaker and woodworker, and includes a fascinating guide to local dialect.
As well as Charlbury, the places included in this volume are Chadlington, Chilson, Chipping Norton, Churchill, Coate, Fawler, Finstock, Kingham, Pudlicote, Shorthampton, Spelsbury, Tappewell and Walcot.