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NEW: Prestbury Past & Present Volume 2!

Prestbury Local History Society are please to announce the release of our new book.

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Prestbury Past & Present : Volume 2    By Norman J Baker

Prestbury is a delightful village in a very attractive setting.  It is well known to millions of people because of its famous race course, Prestbury Park, yet its history is little explored.

Volume 2 in the Prestbury Past & Present series contains four studies. The first is ‘An Exploration Into the Beginning and Early Development of the Village of Prestbury’ and covers the period of transition from a Saxon estate in the possession of the Bishops of Hereford to a village with nine large open fields.

Secondly a study of the history of Home Farm which the author links with the Home Farm of the 13th century moated Manor House. The third study is of Lower Mill the oldest of the two mills which were once operating in Prestbury.  The fourth study is a fairly detailed account of the nine open fields, their boundaries and history.

The book will be launched at the meeting of the Prestbury Local History Society on April 24th at the W.I. Hall in Prestbury. The book costs £10.  Copies are available at the regular meetings of Prestbury Local History Society, from the author, or by post (add £2.50 p&p) via email to:


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