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Local History




A well illustrated and important book, particularly if you're researching men who served with these units during the First World War.

Who Do You Think You Are?

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The OCAD Collection Militaria Resources

'... fascinating book'

South Wales Echo

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Rotherham Advertiser

During my career as a local historian I have been lucky enough to meet some of the best writers and researchers of my time. That list includes David Hey, whose books helped in part, to setting me on my way to being a writer myself. The first title I bought was ‘Yorkshire – From AD 1000’, a weighty and highly detailed account of a thousand years of history across a huge area. Since then, further titles (amongst many) have centred nearer to home, with a History of Penistone and A History of the Peak District Moors (both Pen & Sword) and both excellent read’s. I was delighted when news that a further title concentrating on the South Yorkshire countryside was to be published. David Hey never disappoints and so it is that we embark on a tour of rural South Yorkshire by beginning with an examination of its oldest churches. I’m always particularly keen when an author touches on subjects that I write about and so I find details of Roche Abbey, Monk Bretton Priory, High Hoyland and Laughton.. Read more

Chris Heath, author