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YOLAND`S HISTORY BOOKS
by Yoland Brown

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1986 history
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`A HISTORY WALK ROUND RUYTON XI TOWNS`

by Yoland

Start your walk from anywhere round the village and find out information and history of everything you see on your journey, from Platt Bridge – The Brownhill – Little Ness Road – Big Walls - Pound Lane - Church Street - School Road to Park Gates.

 Available from Brownhill House, Price 5– please email to order, print on demand.



`RUYTON XI TOWNS – UNUSUAL NAME, UNUSUAL HISTORY` 

by Yoland

 Published in 1986 and now out of print.  However, you should be able to access a copy from local libraries.

 Covering the earliest history, Domesday Book, the granting of a Borough Charter and  life recorded through the centuries in the Court Rolls and then the 19th century Parish Papers.  Our village has a better recorded history than most.  Already some of the contents have been updated and rewritten and can be read on my history website   www.eleventowns.uk/history.html   There will be further extracts from the book in future articles.

`BOREATTON PARK, FROM Dame Agnes Hunt to PGL Adventure Holidays`

By Yoland  

Published in 1989 but now out of print.

The story of the Hunts of Boreatton Hall and Boreatton Park and the fascinating life of the great Dame Agnes Hunt.  PGL arrived at Boreatton Park in 1979 and enlivened the lives of many of us who lived in Ruyton XI Towns at that time. 

 
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Zanzibar


`A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF RUYTON & THE ELEVEN TOWNS`

Compiled and edited by Yoland. 

Published in 2008 and available at Brownhill House, Price 8

A collection of old postcards and photographs of places and people who have lived in Ruyton XI Towns and who kindly lent me their precious family treasures to be included in this book.  It was published by Quiller Books of Wykey as part of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the granting of the Borough Charter in 1308.

 

 


`ZANZIBAR – MAY ALLEN & THE EAST AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE`

By Yoland

Published in 2005 – copies available at Brownhill House, Price 5

 

The little known story of the East African slave trade and the British efforts to bring it to an end.  May Allen was the daughter of the Vicar of Prees in north Shropshire, she trained as a nurse and in 1878, sailed to Zanzibar to be the first medical missionary with the Universities Mission to Central Africa.  There are many references to the county and even West Felton and Ruyton XI Towns.

 

 


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