I am writing with some information which may be of interest to your contacts and readers and also with a request for assistance
Northamptonshire has long been known as the county of Spires and Squires
Derek Blunt,a local author and artist who published his first book - Landmarks - Parish Churches in Northamptonshire last October
has put pen to paper again and is pleased to announce the completion of his second book entitled 'Spires and Squires'
Let his book take you through the towns and villages of our lovely county including those settlements which have been completely
or partially lost over the centuries. In addition to recording changes since the pre-Roman era the text also provides information
about the rise and sometimes demise of our county Squires and their grand houses plus items of particular interest or
relevance to Northampton.
Alongside most villages and towns is an original pen and ink drawing of something which caught Derek's eye or imagination!
The book which is due for release at the end of next week will be casebound in rich burgundy embossed in gold with a
full colour dust jacket and numbers almost 500 pages.
The price of the book will be £25 of which £3 for every book sold will be donated to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire
Air Ambulance who receive no government funding.
In view of the high cost of postage these days we are happy to deliver free of charge to any address with an NN postcode.
Outside this area but in the UK there will be a nominal charge of £5 per order (irrespective of number) - this offer also
includes his previous book - Landmarks.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
Derek is now researching the history of non conformist chapels in Northamptonshire and would be grateful to be put
in touch with anyone who can offer any information or to receive details of any local books or articles on the subject
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS - YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED