Shire Brook - The Forgotten Valley

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Everything is here, from traditional local community history topics, like coal mining, farming, the manufacturing industry and family history, to unusual themes like bottle digging, rhubarb scrumping and a history of the sewage works. And the valley – and the book – resounds with the names of places that go back for hundreds, and in at least one case, for thousands of years: Beighton, Birley, Hollins, Coisley, Shirtcliffe, Woodhouse and so on.