This third compilation of memories from the hugely successful ‘Tales of the Countryside’ series is a delightful invitation to step back in time and savour a walk of life that has all buy passed by.
Here you will find a selection of warm anecdotes from the likes of William Wade, who worked at the plough through both World Wars; John Kerley, who, after the War, found his vocation on the stream trains where he met numerous celebrities; and many others, all with their unique experiences of a time not so long ago. Assembled here are the stories of craftsmen, horsewomen, blacksmiths, gamekeepers and country vets to name only a few.
Beautifully illustrated, and richly told these 21 tales will remind us of a world where life moved at a different pace, where pleasures were simpler and folk talked to one another, on their doorsteps, in the local post office and on public transport. For anyone who remembers when horses, stem trains, a canal barges were the only way to travel, these recollections are certain to be cherished as a delightfully nostalgic visit to the countryside of the past.