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The Story of a Lancashire Village

By (author) David Hindle
Genres: Local history
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Carnegie Publishing Ltd, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Published: 30th Nov 2002
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 1859360947
ISBN-13: 9781859360941
Barcode No: 9781859360941
The story starts in the Bronze Age, and the author goes on to describe how the settlement changed and developed with the Roman invasions and Viking raids. He tells of the village's Scandinavian origins, going on to look at life in the medieval period, when Grimsargh earned its place in the Domesday Book. The village grew and altered during the Middle Ages and for a single day in the middle of the seventeeth century took pride of place at the very centre of English history, when Oliver Cromwell's Roundhead army passed through on its way to defeat the massed Royalist armies under the Duke of Hamilton at the Battle of Preston on 17 August 1648, a battle that literally changed the course of national history. Early skirmishing almost certainly took place in the village as Cromwell bore down on the Royalists near Ribbleton. The author goes on to describe in vivid detail the development of Grimsargh right up to the present day. Much growth and development have taken place over the past two hundred years, but David Hindle does not only concentrate on the physical development of the village: he tells the story in a vibrant and affectionate manner.

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`It's not very often I get a book in my hands which I can confidently predict will become a local classic. This ultra well-produced hardback `biography' of Grimsargh is undoubtedly in that rare category.' Longridge News