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Diary of a Cotswold Parson
These journals, written in the early part of the 19th century, provide an insight into Gloucestershire life and the world of the Victorian parson. Witts describes his life, work and pastimes, just before rail transport made travel a lot faster. He notices how the fashionable world behaves as he passes through Cheltenham, and how the building of the town progresses. The ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Alan Sutton Publishing
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A gem. It was a Christmas present yesterday and I have read it already. There are so many interesting perspectives on history. This man - a clergyman by profession but perhaps not by inclination - daily documented a Britain which had been unchanged for 300 hundred years but which was on the very cusp of change. In a few short years railways replaced horse-drawn coaches and the industrial age began. Looking around the Cotswolds today there are many buildings and landscape scenes which are pretty ...more