Rear cover notes
It was the
spring of 1998 and the search was on for someone to update the history
of Flackwell Heath for a millennium project. For two residents,
Denis Barber and Gwenda Grange, the challenge was irresistible.
Denis Barber brought to the project a proven track record as a local
historian. Gwenda Grange brought a passion for research and a love
of writing. The result is a fresh, informative and highly readable
account of how this Buckinghamshire village grew up revealing just
how much history is hidden behind the village's modern facade.
the elusive Flaecca to the law-breaking Richard de Flakewell, from
the bargeman who lived here in the 1680s to the beer seller at the
heart of the paper riots, from the legendary bird-starvers and the
kindly Victorian school mistress to today's senior citizens with
their teeming memories of how things were, this is a book that celebrates
the human history of Flackwell Heath.