(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



Booklet 12 pages - with all the fields in Fillongley compiled from the 1843 Parish Tithe Map. Available to download and print from this website (free).


 NEW BOOK FOR 2022/3. 


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 (first published as the Enchanted Castle).  Read in many schools. 

LOST IN TIME - SPECIAL -  PRINTED FOR YOU: With the advance of modern technology, the book can be edited to include the names of your friends and family so you can gift them / or sell them. (Print run 50 copies) Please enquire by emailing: fillongleypub @ btinternet.com






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 historical details, memories and 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: £11. + £2.50 p&p - order by email: fillongleypub @ btinternet.com // FREE email copy of the edited 'CORLEY SCHOOL LOG BOOKS' when you purchase a copy of Bare Bottoms & Stinging Nettles. (Available  to Non-purchasers of the book: £5.)


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

Price £4.50 + £2 p&p.Order by email: fillongleypub @ btinternet.com 


(below) Back cover of 

'I Remember Bare Bottoms and Stinging Nettles.

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