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The Milliner's Apprentice: Girlhood in Edwardian Yorkshire (Paperback)

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Travel back in time to village life in rural Edwardian England; a time when children wore starched white pinafores and enjoyed such innocent pleasures as playing with the little windmills given to them by the rag-and-bone man. In this evocative narrative of her mother's idyllic childhood, growing up in Jasmine Cottage, Boroughbridge, Hazel Wheeler recreates the life of a country constable's family through story, anecdote and song. She describes Hilda's first day at school, the fortunes of her elder brother Willie, who became a footman in London, and that auspicious occasion when Hilda won a prize for the best essay on Citizenship on Empire Day in 1915. She recalls Hilda's first day as a milliner's apprentice and her subsequent move to become a wartime post girl. Throughout these fascinating sketches of her mother and her family, Hazel also describes the close-knit community in which they lived. This serves as a vital backdrop to the delightful tales which make this book so enthralling.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaNostalgia: general Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/05/2009 ISBN-13: 9781848684096  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Hazel Wheeler was born and raised in Huddersfield where her parents and grandparents ran a grocery shop in Deighton for many years. She wrote five books for Amberley Publishing ranging from local to specialist history.

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