(Above)The life of John Callwood from 1922.               Memories of:  Heath Farm, Arley. Fillongley School Gun Hill School and Herbert Fowler School. Ansley Young Farmer's Cub.  War Memories from diary notes made at the time: Chilwell Barracks, Victoria Barracks, Portsmouth. Darlington. France, Belgium & Dunkirk. HMT Britannia: Freetown, Durban, Aden and Abu simbel, Alexandria, Grece and escape. Tobruk Relieved.  etc. ....  Price: £14.95      The Book is available from Rita Callwood: Email: (join the spaces in the email address)  ritapoulson @ btinternet. com

isbn 978-1-85858-331-0

 

(Right) OLD FILLONGLEY FIELD NAMES

Booklet 12 pages - with all the fields in Fillongley compiled from the 1843 Parish Tithe Map.

Printed to order: £1.50

 

(Below) THE ENCHANTED CASTLE

A magical story, based on historical facts.  A brother and sister go back in time and find themselves at Fillongley Castle in 1266.  Christopher is captured and taken to Kenilworth Castle by Lord Henry De Hastings and is held up in the siege at Kenilworth Castle.  His older sister has to find a way to rescue him with the help of 'Grumple Fair' and the 'Witch of Crackley Woods'.

Written & illustrated by Susan K. Moore

Literary Award: Best Children's Book.  Read in many schools.  Now at of print. Available from libraries or to borrow from Susan Moore. 

 

 

 

 

 

I REMEMBER BARE BOTTOMS AND STINGING NETTLES

The fascinating history of eleven village schools in North Warwickshire.  Within a four mile radius of Fillongley in the old Forest of Arden were schools that were so different from each other, including an 'open air school' and a 'reform industrial school.' 

A beautiful book in full colour. Compiled from oral recordings, school log books etc.  Over 100 photographs.  Awarded 'Best Non Fiction Book of the Year.'

Village Schools include:

Arley Church of England School.  Arley Herbert Fowler School. Artley Gunn Hill School.  Astley Village School.  Corley Village School. Corley Open Air School. Fillongley School. Maxstoke Church of England School. Meriden School. Packington School. Shawbury Industrial School.

Price: £13.50 - order by post

 

I REMEMBER STRAWBERRIES & SEWAGE 

Life as it was in Fillongley compiled from oral recordings with photographs.

Price £4.50 - available by post - please order on contact form 

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