Alfreton of the late 1700s with its open sewers running down the centre of Moot Hill King street, and with no real access to the town apart from a few tracts through the woods or moors, was a real frontier town. Its inhabitants morose and brutal, life expectancy was short. Contrast this with the opulence of the lords of the manor who lived in a mansion, behind some ornamental trees, unseen and largely unknown by the locals. From this period a series of pictures from both sides of the divide has filtered down to to the present day. How could this be? In order to make some sense of this the author has created this narrative.
Number of Pages: 204 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781780354576 Publication Date:15/10/2012 Listed in:Historical fiction Publisher:FastPrint