The Unforgotten Exmoor series of books explored the remembered past. Here we take the story back, beyond the reach of living memory and into Exmoor’s recorded past. Using the written word from a wide range of both published and unpublished material, events that affected everyday life on Exmoor are presented in this book as a series of snapshots or moments in time, offered in historical sequence.
Parallel to this timeline is the story of a single dwelling and some of its occupants. Hopefully the focus on this one place through time can act as a prism, a structure, giving an insight into how daily life was experienced through the ages on an earlier Exmoor. Situated on the thousand foot contour on Exmoor’s northern fringe, we chart the fortunes of the many people who had through the centuries made this place their home, and we see how each generation had to adapt to the waves of change that were constantly blowing over Exmoor.
A perfect introduction for anyone who is interested in Exmoor’s fascinating past!