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Description - Village Parliaments by Valerie Porter

This book celebrates the centenary of Parish Councils in West Sussex, and traces their history from Vestry meetings, which were often very active, particularly on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged. The new democratic parish councils were intended to loosen the grip of the squire and the parson on village life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850338942
ISBN-10: 0850338948
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 185mm x 20mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Phillimore & Co Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Valerie Porter

Valerie Porterserved as Clerk to Mil-land Parish Council for seven years and is now a parish councilor in that same valley, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beautyin the north-west of the County. She has lived in rural West Sussex for a quarter of a century and is the author of some two dozen books, mainly on aspects of living and working in the countryside and on farm livestock."

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