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New Book from the Glanton Heritage Group
In recent months you have not heard from the Glanton Heritage Group and you can be forgiven for thinking that we have been doing nothing, but nothing could be further from the truth. All our projects have been put on hold except for working toward the publication of a book called ‘Singin’ Hinnies’.
‘Singin’ Hinnies’ was written by Joyce Robertson who died in the 1980s. She was one of the first female graduates from Oxford University and was a descendant of the Robertson family who lived in Glanton House during the late 19th century and early 20th century.
The Robertsons were a family of inveterate hoarders. ‘Singin’ Hinnies’ is an absorbing account of the trials and tribulations of one family from 1859 to the mid-
The first part, based largely on correspondence passing between members of the family over several decades and subsequently hoarded by them, gives a fascinating insight into the minutiae of life of a country doctor, his wife and their nine surviving children as they grew and made their way in the world.
The second part is a combination of their recollections and first hand observations by the author and yet more hoarded letters.
The story is one of social history, the development of modern medicine and wild, pioneering adventure.
All members of Glanton Heritage Group have spent the last eighteen months to two years putting this book together. It has been a fascinating exercise taking us into the world of proof reading, book design, publishing and printing. We even came across a hoard of hundreds of photographic glass plates, some showing Birmingham and its environs at the end of the 1800s, but more importantly, as far as we are concerned, Glanton and its environs. None of these plates have been seen by the public before and we have had them all digitalised.
We could not have achieved this without help. We would like to acknowledge the great assistance we have had from The Heritage Lottery Fund, Mr Mervyn Cully, Mrs Marion Guiry, and Anna Goddard of Carnegie Publishing Limited, Lancaster. A special mention should be made of The Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick who found the money to finance the publication by getting a HLF grant and who have supported this venture from the very start. Without their help it would never have got off the ground.
We hope to launch the book soon in Glanton so look out for posters and flyers through your letter box. At the launch you will see a digital display of some of the hundreds of glass plates we came across and learn a little about the story of the Robertsons and the difficulties of getting the book published.
The cost of the book will be £10 and can be pre-
(If ordering from outside the parishes of Glanton, Whittingham and Hedgely add £2.00 for postage and packaging)
Chairman, Glanton Heritage Group
P.S. I would like to acknowledge the hard work put in by members of the Glanton Heritage Group; Sue Rogers, Pru Redman, Richard Verrill, Dave Holdsworth, Susan Williams and John Lang
Improvements to the junction with the A697
The Parish Council with the co-
CHEAP(ER) HEATING OIL!!
Many local residents are now benefitting from the OilCAN community oil buying scheme – if you’ve been hesitating, now would be a good time to jump in & join us, as September is likely to see the lowest price oil this year (subject to international turmoil of course). Although there’s a small membership cost (£20 for individuals) it is highly likely that your savings on your first order will more than cover this – I saved £50 on my first order, and a Glanton resident was shocked to learn last winter that in the same week as one of the OilCAN deliveries, he had paid the same oil supplier £70 more for his delivery. Plus the environmental benefits of fewer tanker deliveries, all you have to be is a little bit organised, and the scheme makes that as easy as possible for you. For more information ring me on 01665 578222, or OilCAN on 01670 500812, or see www.ca-
The Glanton Van Traders.
There are a number of local traders who visit the Village on a regular basis with various food supplies; full details can be found on the 'Directory' page.
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