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Feckenham Forest History Society – new magazine

The Feckenham Forest History Society has just published a new magazine. It is called The Feckenham Forester, price £3.50. It contains articles and snippets about the history of the Redditch, Feckenham, Tardebigge, Hanbury and Inkberrow area. Topics in this first issue include fairground folk from Astwood Bank, Hanbury’s district nurse, a Hanbury curate who became rector of Kington (Worcestershire), an Inkberrow windmill, the early years of Lower Grinsty Farm, Feckenham, an Astwood Bank childhood, the disafforestation of Feckenham Forest, the collapse of two local churches, a Redditch Riot, a Redditch Murder, the history of the White Hart pub at Headless Cross and also the story that Shakespeare’s skull may lurk in the vault of a local church.

The topics cover a variety of periods from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries in different local parishes. Contributors to the magazine include four writers who previously took part in the MA course in Local History at Birmingham.

Non-members are welcome at all Feckenham Forest History Society’s monthly meetings. See the society’s website www.feckenham-forest-history-society.org.uk

The magazine will be on sale at society meetings and also in various local shops including ASAP Printing, Birchfield Road, Headless Cross.

For more details about the magazine or to have the magazine delivered by post please contact the editor Dr Richard Churchley on 01527 892361 or rachurchley@totalise.co.uk.

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