Read e-book online Crime and Calamity in Cholsey: Life in a Berkshire Village PDF

By Barrie Charles

ISBN-10: 1291295712

ISBN-13: 9781291295719

What used to be lifestyles fairly like in days passed by? What did local community gossip approximately after church or within the alehouse? As this day, the scoop and scandal concentrated on neighborhood crimes, own failures and the exterior adjustments that may have an effect on lives. This booklet good points the various untold tales of the folk and occasions involved. they vary from the spat among the vicar and his clerk in 1819, to the decimation of neighborhood males within the nice battle 100 years later. lots of the crime used to be minor, however the village additionally observed attack, rape, arson, infanticide and manslaughter. much more universal was once the private tragedy bobbing up from surprising dying, even if through ailment, coincidence or suicide. a few of those that devoted crimes have been determined, whereas others have been extra a resource of gossip, akin to the curate who devoted adultery with the schoolmistress and absconded from the village after operating up playing bills. those and plenty of different occasions are similar during the attention-grabbing own tales of our predecessors.

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