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Post by Steve » July 29th, 2020, 9:58 pm

Neighbourhood – A Year’s Life in and About an English Village by Tickner Edwardes (1865 - 1944).


If you love the quiet of the country - the real quiet which is not silence at all, but the blending of a myriad scarce-perceptible sounds you will get it in Windlecombe, year in and year out.

For how many ages a human settlement has existed in this wooded, sun-flooded cleft of the Downs, it is impossible to hazard a guess. Windlecombe is mentioned in Domesday, but the stones of the old church proclaim it as belonging to times more distant still.

Neighbourhood, the daily interchange of thought and word and kindly deed, is a necessity for all healthy human life, and the natural medium of all true advancement. And nowhere will you find it of such sturdy growth, rooted in such nourishing, yet temperate soil, than in the villages of modern England. (From the Introduction of Neighbourhood – Tickner Edwardes)
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Although the village of Windlecombe is itself fictitious, it is based on the tiny West Sussex village of Burpham – a place that Tickner Edwardes lived in for a time before WWI. He was to return in 1927, holding the post of vicar at St. Mary’s parish church until his retirement in 1935 and continued to reside there until his death in 1944.

Neighbourhood chronicles a number of notable events in Windlecombe (including the annual cricket match against Stavisham - their arch rivals!) and the experiences of some of the distinctive characters within this Downland village. (Steve C)
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Post by Steve » July 29th, 2020, 9:58 pm

Dave (craigdav1) has kindly agreed to dpl/mc this project.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 30th, 2020, 4:56 am

MW coming up.

edit: Let me know if any changes are needed. Seems like a good read during a pandemic.

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Post by Steve » July 30th, 2020, 6:33 am

craigdav1 wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 4:56 am
Seems like a good read during a pandemic.
Well, it should hopefully provide a good distraction from current events.

But I did wonder whether this particular little village had been affected a few years after this book was produced by the 1918 Flu Pandemic, or if it was by-passed by the virus since it was so far off the beaten track.


Thanks for setting up the MW Dave - Sections 0 ~ 2 now uploaded. Which means digging out your winter gear because we drop straight into January!

Cheers

Steve

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Post by craigdav1 » July 30th, 2020, 7:11 am

Moving to Going Solo forum.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 30th, 2020, 1:26 pm

0-2 PL OK!

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Post by Steve » July 31st, 2020, 9:55 pm

Thanks for PLing 0~2 - Sections 3 & 4 now uploaded.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 1st, 2020, 10:46 am

3 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 1st, 2020, 12:41 pm

4 PL OK.

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Post by Steve » August 2nd, 2020, 9:30 pm

Thanks for PLing 3 & 4 - Sections 5 & 6 now uploaded.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 3rd, 2020, 7:03 am

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Post by Steve » August 4th, 2020, 10:45 pm

Thanks for PLing 5 & 6 - Sections 7 & 8 now uploaded.

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Post by Steve » August 7th, 2020, 10:29 pm

Thanks for PLing 7 & 8 - Sections 9 & 10 now uploaded.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 8th, 2020, 6:35 am

9-10 PL OK.

A pleasant morning diversion.

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Post by Steve » August 9th, 2020, 11:40 am

Thanks for PLing 9 & 10 - Sections 11 & 12 now uploaded.

Bit of a contrast to the previous two sections - here you get to take part in a 'full-on' sheep dip stampede, the old fashioned way! :)

Halfway through the year now.

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