Villages Book : Exploring Acklam, Fimber, Fridaythorpe, Huggate, Leavening, Sledmere, Thixendale and Wetwang
"This is a very welcome publication, researched and written by members of the flourishing High Wolds Heritage Group which is doing so much to highlight and interpret the distinctiveness of these delightful Wolds villages." David Neave 2011 Discover the unique charm and distinctive character of these High Wolds villages through the pictorial and written evidence in this book.
This publication by the High Wolds Heritage Group explores some of the local villages through a collection of over 170 photographs and captions depicting life from the late Victorian era to more recent times.
Additional insight into life in these small communities is provided by written chapters which range from 'water on the Wolds' to churches, chapels and dialect.
The area's rich agricultural heritage is represented through the story of one farming family, whose experience of changing technology is reflected in so many aspects of village life.
The evocative photographs remind us of how much has changed; trade, transport and leisure for example, yet a visitor to these villages would still recognise the essence of each place.
Take the time to enjoy this book and then explore these places for yourself.