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ISBN: 1841143421
AUTHOR: Clare & Glyn Court
The Book of Roadwater (pdf e-book)
The Book of Roadwater (pdf e-book)
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Roadwater’s remoteness from the main road has, until recently, saved it from major development, but the pleasure it offers does not come only from its setting in the very heart of a valley of exceptional charm. Visitors who take the time to explore on foot will find something of interest round every corner. Only a choice few of the dwellings are eye-catchingly picturesque, but this is more than made up for by the beauty of hillside, woodland, meadow and stream.

Beyond that, its history, outstandingly varied in interest, tells of a time during Queen Victoria’s reign when new industries came to stir the old village way of life and created a unique blend of old and new: traditional crafts and farming developed alongside engineering, quarrying and the wonders of the railway age, and brought many working people a modest prosperity which, although short-lived, gave them the means to broaden their horizons beyond the cares of every day. Such activity, recorded at the time in detail, which, for a small village, must be virtually unique, forms the substance of part of this book.

Yet this volume brings the story of the locality that includes Roadwater, Leighland, Golsoncott, Treborough and Leigh Barton up to date and in doing so pays tribute to a unique and enduring community, and a very special place to call home.

ISBN 1 84114 342 1, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2002. pdf e-book January 2010.

 
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