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LT WILLIAM B RHODES-MOORHOUSE VC, RFC - A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HERO

LT WILLIAM B RHODES-MOORHOUSE VC, RFC - A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HERO

by Enid Jarvis

ISBN 978-0-9549857-5-2

Published: 2015

£10.00 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

82 pages and over 100 photographs and maps

Research based on original contemporary sources

This is the story of the first airman to receive a Victoria Cross - Lt William B Rhodes-Moorhouse RFC. It tells of his love of motorcars, his pioneering adventures as an early aviator and his death flying a daring mission over the German lines in a BE2 biplane on the Western Front in the First World War. Published on the centenary of his dashing flight in April 1915, the book focuses on his life in Northamptonshire with first-hand accounts from contemporary sources including stories from people who met him or who knew him well. An index of names is included.

A FARMING HISTORY OF SPRATTON 1766 - 1914

A FARMING HISTORY OF SPRATTON 1766 - 1914

by Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-3-8

Published: 2009

£8.00 (excluding postage)

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72 pages. 60 maps and illustrations, some in colour.

An original piece of historic research.

It starts with the Enclosure Award of 1766 mapped by the author for the very first time for Spratton. It shows who-owned-what in and around the village in farming terms over the last 250 years. Extensive research has given a very detailed picture of the huge changes in ownership with, at times, nearly half the farmland up for sale! Relationships between the various farming families have emerged and the ebb and flow of old farming names has produced some fascinating insights. Even the odd scandal has surfaced!

SPRATTON - A VILLAGE HISTORY

SPRATTON - A VILLAGE HISTORY

by Enid Jarvis and Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-0-2

Published: 2005

£8.00 (excluding postage)

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132 pages. Over 250 black and white photographs.

Opening chapter covers history of Spratton from prehistoric times.

Index of over 450 family names.

Includes William Rhodes Moorhouse, the first airman to win the VC; Amphyllis Twigden, the great-great grandmother of George Washington, first President of the USA ; the tomb of Sir John Swinford, mediaeval knight; children who spent long hours making lace; Thomas Butlin, the founder of the Northamptonshire iron industry; Spratton in war times; the church, houses, streets, shops, farms, weddings, festivals, sport, clubs and societies.

LIFE IN SPRATTON 1911

LIFE IN SPRATTON 1911

by Enid Jarvis and Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-4-5

Published: 2012

£9.50 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

82 pages and 146 black and white photographs.

A unique insight into life 100 years ago.

This is the story of a community in one particular year when the national census counted all the heads, noted their ages and published their occupations. It was an eventful year in Spratton and in the country as a whole. Images and maps from the Society's archive shine a spotlight on the 176 households living in this quiet Northamptonshire village. Members of each family recorded in the census are named. But how many of the village's teenagers and young men were soon to march off to war, some of them never to return?

MEMORIES OF OLD SPRATTON

MEMORIES OF OLD SPRATTON

by Enid Jarvis, photographs compiled by Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-2-1

Published: 2007

£8.00 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

56 pages. 128 black and white photographs.

Text is based on the memories of 11 Spratton residents, past and present.

Topics covered include: childhood, the church, everyday life, work, leisure, transport, First and Second World Wars, memories of schooldays, friends and families, games and the tricks children played on adults, stories of Spratton's local hero, the first airman ever to win a Victoria Cross, and anecdotes about one resident's experience of fighting in Italy in the Second World War. Family trees of some of the contributors are included.

Index of some 540 names

"Memories of Old Spratton" won a Renaissance Heritage Award for the Best Local History Project in Northamptonshire in 2008

LT WILLIAM B RHODES-MOORHOUSE VC, RFC - A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HERO

LT WILLIAM B RHODES-MOORHOUSE VC, RFC - A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HERO

by Enid Jarvis

ISBN 978-0-9549857-5-2

Published: 2015

£10.00 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

82 pages and over 100 photographs and maps

Research based on original contemporary sources

This is the story of the first airman to receive a Victoria Cross - Lt William B Rhodes-Moorhouse RFC. It tells of his love of motorcars, his pioneering adventures as an early aviator and his death flying a daring mission over the German lines in a BE2 biplane on the Western Front in the First World War. Published on the centenary of his dashing flight in April 1915, the book focuses on his life in Northamptonshire with first-hand accounts from contemporary sources including stories from people who met him or who knew him well. An index of names is included.

LIFE IN SPRATTON 1911

LIFE IN SPRATTON 1911

by Enid Jarvis and Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-4-5

Published: 2012

£9.50 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

82 pages and 146 black and white photographs.

A unique insight into life 100 years ago.

This is the story of a community in one particular year when the national census counted all the heads, noted their ages and published their occupations. It was an eventful year in Spratton and in the country as a whole. Images and maps from the Society's archive shine a spotlight on the 176 households living in this quiet Northamptonshire village. Members of each family recorded in the census are named. But how many of the village's teenagers and young men were soon to march off to war, some of them never to return?

A FARMING HISTORY OF SPRATTON 1766 - 1914

A FARMING HISTORY OF SPRATTON 1766 - 1914

by Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-3-8

Published: 2009

£8.00 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

72 pages. 60 maps and illustrations, some in colour.

An original piece of historic research.

It starts with the Enclosure Award of 1766 mapped by the author for the very first time for Spratton. It shows who-owned-what in and around the village in farming terms over the last 250 years. Extensive research has given a very detailed picture of the huge changes in ownership with, at times, nearly half the farmland up for sale! Relationships between the various farming families have emerged and the ebb and flow of old farming names has produced some fascinating insights. Even the odd scandal has surfaced!

MEMORIES OF OLD SPRATTON

MEMORIES OF OLD SPRATTON

by Enid Jarvis, photographs compiled by Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-2-1

Published: 2007

£8.00 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

56 pages. 128 black and white photographs.

Text is based on the memories of 11 Spratton residents, past and present.

Topics covered include: childhood, the church, everyday life, work, leisure, transport, First and Second World Wars, memories of schooldays, friends and families, games and the tricks children played on adults, stories of Spratton's local hero, the first airman ever to win a Victoria Cross, and anecdotes about one resident's experience of fighting in Italy in the Second World War. Family trees of some of the contributors are included.

Index of some 540 names

"Memories of Old Spratton" won a Renaissance Heritage Award for the Best Local History Project in Northamptonshire in 2008

SPRATTON - A VILLAGE HISTORY

SPRATTON - A VILLAGE HISTORY

by Enid Jarvis and Michael Heaton

ISBN 978-0-9549857-0-2

Published: 2005

£8.00 (excluding postage)

PURCHASE

132 pages. Over 250 black and white photographs.

Opening chapter covers history of Spratton from prehistoric times.

Index of over 450 family names.

Includes William Rhodes Moorhouse, the first airman to win the VC; Amphyllis Twigden, the great-great grandmother of George Washington, first President of the USA ; the tomb of Sir John Swinford, mediaeval knight; children who spent long hours making lace; Thomas Butlin, the founder of the Northamptonshire iron industry; Spratton in war times; the church, houses, streets, shops, farms, weddings, festivals, sport, clubs and societies.

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