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Denby & District IV (Paperback)

Chronicles of Clerics, Convicts, Corn Millers and Comedians

World History

By Chris Heath
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781845631246
Published: 30th October 2009
Last Released: 21st October 2009



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What connects the Murder of Maria Marten, the Luddites, Baring’s Bank, the Castlemaine Gold Rush, the Marquiss of Normandy, Knutsford Prison, the Archibishop of York Wentworth Woodhouse, the Earl of Mulgrave, W B Yeats and a Ghost of Denby Dale? They all feature in this fourth addition to the influentialand highly successful series Denby & District. Amongst a wealthof absorbing new research this book features the Green family, corn millers of Denby Dale; Elijah Hinchcliffe, a convicted felon from Cumberworth who was transported to Tasmania for his crimeand the Kelso family of Denby Dale, comedians and travelling music hall artistes. The book also includes a fascinating, in depth analysis of the lives, careers and families of the curates of Upper Denby church, from 1627, which has thrown up a wealth of previously unknown information, made available here for the first time. Illustrated with numerous family trees and well over a hundred never before published photographs, the book is a must for anyone with an interest in the area and continues the high standards and traditions set by previous volumes in the series.

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 Chris Heath

About Chris Heath

Chris Heath has been researching the local history of the Upper Dearne Valley for almost forty years. His previous books include the Denby & District series, the Ye Olde Township series and The Denby Dale Pies – Ten Giants 1788-2000. He has also featured in a number of local radio programmes including ‘Curious & Curouser’ (with Andrew Edwards) and ‘Flashback’ (with Georgie Spanswick) for Radio Leeds and was a consultant for the Channel 4 programme ‘The Great Northern Cookbook’ presented by ex-Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson in 2012. He was also the guest historian in a pie themed edition of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ with Sue Perkins in 2015. This is his twelfth book.

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