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South Kelsey: The History of a North Lincolnshire Village

by Jean Collins

A book for genealogists, historians and for those with an interest in Lincolnshire and its people, Jean Collins offers a composite picture of how South Kelsey and many similar country villages developed over the centuries.

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"When Jean Collins of South Kelsey was 77, she volunteered to re-type the history of her local church - but ended up writing the complete history of the village. And her book, South Kelsey – A History of a North Lincolnshire Village, is the result. "It starts in Anglo-Saxon times and it continues to the present day," she said. Without giving away any of the fascinating village timeline, we can reveal that the name South Kelsey probably means "little island on marshy ground". In Norman times, the village became a manor and it was given to one of the Norman knights. Things have moved on since then and the village has been subjected to momentous changes over the centuries. Speaking of how it would have been in the 19th Century, Mrs Collins said: "There was so much going on then. There were mills, forges – it was self-contained. There was every trade in the village and they didn't need outside interference.""

A book for genealogists, historians and for those with an interest in Lincolnshire and its people, Jean Collins offers a composite picture of how South Kelsey and many similar country villages developed over the centuries. In addition to comprehensive and thorough research through historical and village archives, Jean talked to many villagers who shared their personal memories, recollections and photographs, some of which, with their kind permission, are included in this book.

This fascinating social history is a coherent account of many of the events and people that came together to make this lovely rural North Lincolnshire village. Written when in her late seventies, Jean brings the feeling of continuity in British Village Communities to life, demonstrating how each generation adds new technology and social mores to benefit their families and in turn change the lives of their neighbours. From developments in farming techniques to the increased social interaction through improved transport links and schooling.

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1 review for South Kelsey: The History of a North Lincolnshire Village

  1. jckf44

    South Kelsey

    This book came to me quite fast for an overseas purchase. Condition was excellent! Purchased this to assist me with our family geneaology. It didn’t give me formation I was seeking, but it is a detailed description of South Kelsey. At times, I felt I was in over my head trying to follow it, as it is written in a scholarly manner. This is not an easy read for a layperson, but a detailed tryst for an historian. I had to read it in small sections. Interesting, but pedantic.

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