"ordinary People...extraordinary times"  (102 pages)
       
     
 The above and following 2 images are sample pages from this book "Ordinary People...Extraordinary Times."  This book is not for sale but can be read in the reference library of the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The Derbyshire Records Office, Matlock, Derbyshire. Bolsover Library Reference section and The Bolsover Civic Society, Derbyshire.
       
     
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"ordinary People...extraordinary times"  (102 pages)
       
     
"ordinary People...extraordinary times" (102 pages)

This is a reference book intended for the community from which the content of the book was inspired by.  Using the "life journeys" of both my parents, born as Victorians in the 1890s, I wanted to illustrate in words and images how their lives were pre determined by the consequences of national and international events. Both left school at 13 and were thrown into work in unfamiliar environments each of which brought uncertainty, anxiety and personal dangers.  Their lives spanned the latter phases of the industrial revolution, the two world wars and the moon landing.  My father was a miner and also fought in the trenches on the Somme region in France in the First World War, often referred to as The Great War.  This is their story!

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 The above and following 2 images are sample pages from this book "Ordinary People...Extraordinary Times."  This book is not for sale but can be read in the reference library of the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The Derbyshire Records Office, Matlock, Derbyshire. Bolsover Library Reference section and The Bolsover Civic Society, Derbyshire.
       
     

The above and following 2 images are sample pages from this book "Ordinary People...Extraordinary Times."  This book is not for sale but can be read in the reference library of the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The Derbyshire Records Office, Matlock, Derbyshire. Bolsover Library Reference section and The Bolsover Civic Society, Derbyshire.

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