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The Story of Wadenhoe

In 1998, Wadenhoe History Group published The Story of Wadenhoe, which was edited by Rita Duffey.

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Title Page, Content & Preface

Title page, content and preface
Title page, content and preface pages...
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Chapter 1: The Rural Scene

Chapter One | Rural Scene
The River Nene meanders across the broad Midland plain from its source west of Northampton but as it approaches Aldwincle...
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Chapter 2: Archaeology & Early History

Chapter Two | Archaeology & Early History
For this chapter, contributions were invited from four writers, all experts in their own fields of research. Their four accounts...
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Chapter 3: The Village

Chapter Three | The Village
All villages change with time and Wadenhoe is no exception. Nevertheless it has survived since 1793 (Enclosure Award) without...
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Chapter 4: Wadenhoe Church

Chapter Four | Wadenhoe Church
The Church at Wadenhoe has a double dedication, to St Michael and All Angels (often the name given to churches situated...
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Chapter 5: Wadenhoe School

Chapter Five | Wadenhoe School
Elementary education in the 19th century was said to be for the ‘labouring poor’, and at least from the 17th century some effort...
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Chapter 6: Wadenhoe in the 19th century

Chapter Six | Wadenhoe in the 19th century
The second half of the 18th century was a period of enormous change throughout the British Isles and these changes were....
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Chapter 7.1: Within living memory

Chapter Seven.One | Within living memory
Wadenhoe changed little in the first half of the 20th century. The loss of 10 men in the First World War, including the Lord of the Manor...
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Chapter 7.2: Wadenhoe from the 1970s

Chapter Seven.Two | Wadenhoe from the 1970s
The 1970s were a turning point for village life. At the end of the 1960s, Major and Mrs George Ward Hunt came to live permanently....
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Chapter 8: A Wadenhoe anthology

Chapter Eight | Wadenhoe Anthology
Many of these poems have appeared in the Wadenhoe and Pilton District News, some have not been published before. Other sources....
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Contributors

Contributors
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