The Golden Age - The rural crafts of John Golden and the Golden family of Northrepps
The Golden Age - The rural crafts of John Golden and the Golden family of Northrepps is new title from Poppyland Publishing. In this age when we enjoy discovering our ancestors through the many records now available on line, we can often find that the house in which we live can unlock a fascinating past as well. When author Graham Ferguson moved to the village of Northrepps, he became intrigued by the modernised building in which he lived - which contained a number of features illustrating its past as a centre of rural crafts and as a foundry. So began a journey of exploration through memories of villagers, the records kept at the Norfolk Record Office and historical photographs and illustrations of the village.
The result of his research is the book 'The Golden Age', about the Hutson and Golden families who operated the foundries in the village. It is a splendid example of how to tackle local research and how to put it into context which will be of interest to many local historians, those interested in industrial archaeology and to family researchers. Hear author, Graham Ferguson, talk about the book: