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The Story of Knighton

Keith Parker

Published December 31st 2012
ISBN : 9781906663643
Hardcover
224 pages
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The book commences with the mystery as to when precisely Knighton was founded, and sets out the various interpretations of its medieval history from the few known facts. As the 1500s are reached, facts and details become more plentiful and the townMoreThe book commences with the mystery as to when precisely Knighton was founded, and sets out the various interpretations of its medieval history from the few known facts. As the 1500s are reached, facts and details become more plentiful and the town and its character take shape. In the 1600s there is much detail about the Civil War, and in the 1700s concerning the rebuilding of the church the emergence of local gentry families who were to play a part in the towns fortunes. In the 1800s and 1900s there are details of the many clubs and societies that flourished, of the changing nature of the fairs and the expansion of the cattle and especially the sheep markets, of the ebb and flow of commerce in the Narrows and High Street, of the racecourse, of industry, housing, health care and tourism. The text is accompanied by over 50 photographs and several maps and tables.