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Welcome to 'Dabdown': The Story of Whitecroft in the Forest of Dean (Paperback)
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Welcome to 'Dabdown': The Story of Whitecroft in the Forest of Dean (Paperback)

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Paperback 196 Pages / Published: 23/11/2018
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The tiny hamlet of Whitecroft in the Forest of Dean is known as Dabdown to its locals, who are nicknamed `The Greeks'. It has no shops or school or church but two real ale pubs! But it has a claim to fame: it was the original home of a factory that produced "Marigold Gloves". It was this nugget of information that sowed the seed for the author's research into the history of the village. Over 1400 people a day used to visit to work, shop or play. Industry thrived and champion rugby, football and cricket teams won accolades. A highly regarded male voice choir provided entertainment and shops provided retail therapy selling everything from buttons to batteries and meat to millinery. At one time, there were four sweet shops rotting the village children's teeth! Meet the people of `Dabdown' and discover how this once thriving hive of activity has changed over nearly 200 years.

Publisher: The Choir Press
ISBN: 9781911589990
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

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