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Monday, July 27, 2009

Disappearing England

From the Introduction to the online ebook 'Disappearing England' by P.H. Ditchfield: "This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. . . It will be our endeavour to tell of the old country houses that Time has spared, the cottages that grace the village green, the stern grey walls that still guard some few of our towns, the old moot halls and public buildings. We shall see the old-time farmers and rustics gathering together at fair and market, their games and sports and merry-makings, and whatever relics of old English life have been left for an artist and scribe of the twentieth century to record." This text will be useful to anyone trying to recreate period houses/details and is an interesting read. Click Here to See the Complete Book

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