Publications of local interest

NB If you would like to suggest any additions to this list, please use the “Leave a reply” box at the bottom of this page.

mf-meanderings-vol-1Mountfield Meanderings 1, Trish Jones, £7.50
Mountfield Meanderings 2, Trish Jones, £7.50
Fascinating collections of Mountfield in old photographs.
Available from Trish and Roger at 1, Church Cottages.
Tel: 01580 880431. Email: TrishEmail

IronHoopsAndHollySticksIron Hoops and Holly Sticks: Schooling in Brightling 1733 – 1951 by Anne Holman (Author), Pauline Sondheim (Author), D. Smith (Illustrator). This book can be ordered second-hand through Amazon and may also be available from independent second-hand booksellers.

SilasCoverSilas and the Mountfield Treasure, Trevor Sully, £7.50
Top notch account of the Mountfield Hoard found in the field beside Taylor’s Cottage. Also available from Trish.

Limen: A biography of the East Sussex Rother, Tony Cardwell,
Well told account of the Rother from when it was tidal and navigable to near Robertsbridge to the current relative trickle. Good on what evidence and remains can still be seen today. Only available second-hand online at silly prices (it’s a 96pp paperback).

Darwell: Valley, Stream and Lake, George Coleman, 1992, £10.00
Slightly dry but very interesting history of the planning for and building of Darwell Reservoir, all driven by a great engineer, Sidney Little.
Available from The Brede Steam Engine Society.

Darwell Reservoir: An archæological survey of those areas to be affected by the proposed enlargement of the reservoir, 1990, Simon Bryant
DACS possesses a copy of this document, which can be borrowed on request

Tithe Maps of Brightling, Mountfield and Salehurst.
These are available on CD-ROM (for PC only) from the East Sussex Records Office website (which is very confusing) for £15.00 each. Quickest way in is to Google “East Sussex Record Office” and navigate to Tithe Maps.

SixMilesDallington: “Six miles from everywhere” – The history of a Sussex Village, Karen Bryant-Mole
A fine local village history full of resonant local names.
Available for £8.00 + p&p from Dallington Parish Clerk: IreneEmail .

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