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The Lost Villages by Kathy Atherton

Dorking Museum

The Lost Villages by Kathy Atherton


Holmwood Common: a place of 'thieves, vagabonds and idlers' or 'a very paradise'?

From Stone-age hunter, medieval farmer, smuggler, horse-thief, rioting labourer and Victorian bar-fighter to modern porn queen: the Lost Villages tells the story of the villages of the Holmwood.

Meet the victims of runaway wagons and out-of-control horse-buses, the mystery skeleton and the Great Train Robbers. Encounter the coach-driving millionaire, the Prince Regent's divorce lawyer and Queen Victoria's favourite sculptor. And discover the 'Holmwood Campaign' of 1912 when Holmwood hit the headlines and businesses feared for their windows on an invasion of suffragettes.

 Kathy Atherton is in charge of Exhibitions for Dorking Museum - and lives in North Holmwood.

This book has 112 pages with black and white and coloured pictures and drawings. Published in 2008.

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