Publications Langham Village History Group
Some of the following books can be downloaded in PDF format, they are also available in print. Prices plus postage and packing available from the secretary Langham Village History Group or Online by selecting the click here to order online next to each publication. Langham Remembers Them - Price £5.00 - Click to purchase on-line by History Group member, Brenda Burdett, is a remarkable tribute to the men of Langham and Barleythorpe who gave their lives in WWI. It includes their photographs, backgrounds, regiments, where they fought, the circumstances of their deaths and where they are buried or honoured. In addition there is a timeline, information on the outbreak of the conflict, the medals awarded, Langham’s war memorial and more. Tales of Langham : “Things Were Different Then” - Price £3.00 - Click to Purchase on-line Bill Nourish (now in his nineties) has been writing down his memories of his boyhood and youth in Langham for a number of years and all of them are included in Langham Village History Group’s archive. On several occasions, Bill has told us that he has “run dry” but fortunately, this has not been the case. Thanks are due to Freda Smithson, Bill’s typist, and to Brenda Witcomb for her illustrations. Click here to download a sample page. The Life and Families of 17th Century Langham - Price £5.00 Sample chapter available for download - select link above for further details - Click to purchase on-line Three Women of Langham - Price £2.50 - Click to Purchase on-line This booklet by Elizabeth Mann and illustrated by Brenda Whitcomb is an account of three women living at different social levels in Langham during the 17th century. Women leave fewer records behind than the men, looking at their lives often means looking at the wills and inventories of their husbands. Grace Fracey is an exception to this. Whilst research about 17th century society in general, and these women in particular, underpins the accounts of their lives, fiction fills in the details. This provides a comparison of these women at various stages in their lives, the similarities and differences. Looking Back at Langham - Price £2.00 - Click here to download a sample page A series of articles written for the Langham News between 1989/2000 and exhibition texts from the Lookback at Langham exhibition held May 1991 and the Langham 2000 exhibition held May 2000. The delightful illustrations were drawn by Anthony Wright. Published January 2011 -  Click to purchase on-line Langham Lads - Price £2.00 - Click here to download a sample page The stories in this booklet take a nostalgic look at village life in Langham in the early part of the twentieth century. Most of the stories first appeared in the Langham News and we are grateful to Bill Nourish, Fred Palmer’s daughter, Ann (to whom his tales were told) and the Langham News, for allowing Langham Village History Group to publish them in this format. - The charming illustrations were drawn for us by Brenda Witcomb. Published March 2011 - Click to purchase on-line Langham School Days Extracts from Langham School log books between 1876/1945, updated in 2000. Published initially in 1991 for the Lookback at Langham exhibition. Langham in the Past A series of articles about old village life written by Don Mantle for the Langham News and published in their entirety for the Langham 2000 exhibition held May 2000. Langham Wartime Experiences American Style The story of the 1943/4 invasion of Langham and its environs by the American 82nd Airborne Division. They Left Langham - Price £3.50 - Click here to download a sample page The Stories of Families who, over the centuries, have emigrated from Langham. Starting in the 17th century with James Hubbard, concluding with families who left the village in the late 20th century. Click to order on-line Some Memories of Langham by Dolly Palmer Personal memories of Langham in the 1920's Langham Village Walk and Map - FOC - Collect a copy or download A guided tour of the village with points of local interest and history. Copies may be picked up from the church, please leave a donation to church funds.
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