Two books about Arlingham

Pre 1900 and post 1900

By Jon Shaw

Arlingham - 'Antiquities of Arlingham Parish'

This large A4 format book, Antiquities of Arlingham Parish, runs to 128 pages and reproduces a series of articles that first appeared in Arlingham's Parish Magazine in the 1880s, written by John Sayer, a Squire of the Parish.  Covering a period from Roman Times to the late 19th Century, his articles provide a wealth of historical information on Arlingham, which is situated within a meander of the River Severn.  These articles are complemented with additional material such as a complete transcript of the 1881 Census, John Sayer's lineage, the family tree of the Yate Family of Arlingham Court, information about the Enclosure Act of 1801 and a selection of 19th century photographs.  It also includes items about other issues and events relating to the parish, such as the tragic murder of Amelia Phipps in 1873.

Proceeds are in aid of St Mary's Church, Arlingham.  Copies of the book are £11 (paperback).  Cheques payable to Arlingham PCC.

The contact to obtain a copy of 'Antiquities of Arlingham Parish' is: Elena Dickinson Tel 01452 741501 and

Where the River Bends
A 20th Century view of Arlingham in pictures and reminiscences
published in December 2009

This new book records events in the Parish during the 100 years from 1900 to the Millennium.  It contains 384 pages containing approximately 750 photographs plus text and recollections of life and events seen through the eyes of parishioners over the period.  Each decade of the C20th is focused on within its own chapter.

A considerable amount of this has been freely provided by the parishioners together with those who have moved away from Arlingham and without which this book could not have been created.

Where the River Bends is a comprehensive, Limited Edition, hardback book with a pictorial dustcover, thus reflecting the cost of £20 per copy.  Cheques payable to Arlingham PCC.

Contact Elena Dickinson 741501 and - all proceeds are in aid of St Mary's Church, Arlingham. - now all 534 copies SOLD OUT

Photo:Cover, Antiquities of Arlingham

Cover, Antiquities of Arlingham

Donated by Alison & Jon Shaw

Photo:Cover: Where the River Bends

Cover: Where the River Bends

Donated by Alison & Jon Shaw

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