Friday, 7 January 2011
Andrew Polkey - The Civil War in the Trent Valley - Walk & Write, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire -
Born and raised in Derby, Andrew Polkey worked as a teacher in Nottingham before transferring to Burton and setting up home on the banks of the Trent.
For years, he waited for someone to write the story of the Civil War locally, but nothing was forthcoming. Deciding to unleash his passion for penmanship upon an unsuspecting world, he produced a published paperback, a picture of which you see above. Polkey`s persistence had paid off !
Ignore my awful aliteration, the truth is, in my opinion, we wrongly neglect key areas of our history such as the Civil War, Runnymede / the Magna Carta etc. Clearly, there is a lot of interest in local / regional history wherever you go in the UK, and if Polkey can bring the two things together in a readable fashion, I`m all for it.
The Civil War in the Trent Valley is at 3778 in our listings.