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Leek Wootton Village Hall

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History of the Parish

May 2012: Doreen’s Diary: She Could Not Have Loved More

The History Group has now published the book at the heart of its project Doreen’s Diary: The life of an indomitable woman in Warwickshire during World War II and it can now be ordered using the link to the order form below.

If you would like to find out more about the project, please go to the Doreen’s Diary project page at www.doreensdiary.org.uk or to see photos from the project, you can ‘Like’ us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/doreensdiary

Leek Wootton History Group
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Mary Wise’s Recipe Book

Based on Eighteenth Century household books found in the Wise and Waller Collection, this selection of recipes contains 54 culinary recipes that have been transcribed, converted to modern measures, tested and tasted by History Group members.  It also contains some history of the Mary Wise and the household books as well as other, more curious potions and cures of the period.

We wish to thank the Heart of England Community Foundation, Grassroots Warwickshire Fund, for its grant funding to enable this booklet to be printed, published and offered free of charge.

Leek Wootton and its Hamlets (CD  Version)

The History Group has now produced Leek Wootton and its Hamlets on CD, containing the entire text and all photographs and illustrations, presented in PDF format, with some colour images. Also on the CD is the Leek Wootton and its Hamlets Companion Calendar 2003, also in PDF format, which provides additional material collected since the publication of the book.

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Tucked away on a country lane, the Woodcote estate was key to the existence on the village of Leek Wootton in the 19th and early 20th century, but little is known of the estate prior to that time.  Known to many as simply, ‘Warwickshire Police Headquarters’, this book is the first time a history of the Woodcote estate in Leek Wootton has been published; from its first mention in Domesday, through its time as a farming estate and stately manor house.

A History of Woodcote

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Written by residents, this 200 page book contains in excess of 160 photographs, maps and illustrations and tells a history of the Civil Parish, from archaeological evidence of primitive settlements, to the projects that commemorated the new millennium.

Paperback copies are now only available through the History Group's 'buy-back' scheme. Leek Wootton History Group will buy back any unwanted copies of Leek Wootton and its Hamlets (price dependant on condition) and re-sell to someone on its waiting list.

If you have a copy you want to sell, or want to go on the waiting list, please contact us

Leek Wootton and its Hamlets

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Doreen’s Diary Project

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Doreen Wright’s diary, written between May 1940 and December 1942, was discovered by her family after her death.  As well as being a precious family heirloom, it is a unique historical record and has now been published in its entirety.  “I do so love to have just these few words with you each night. It doesn’t make you feel so lost and far away from me.”  “This is a diary, sometimes wrenching, often compelling, in which a young woman struggles to hold on to her missing husband, to keep him alive in her mind, and to push aside the possibility that he might be dead.”

Robert Malcolmson, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

 

Doreen’s Diary: She Could Not Have Loved More