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    William Smith: Potter and Farmer

    Author: G. Bourne

    Price:  £ 15.95

    Farnborough was little more than a turning off the old London Road when potter turned farmer William Smith (1790-1858) brought life to the village with his colourful character. Forced by family circumstances to trade his formal education for hard work (after only three days at school), his family’s memories of Smith’s contribution to the life of Farnborough Street were eventually penned in 1919 by his grandson George Bourne.
    Bourne’s book is filled with fascinating details of family life in early Farnborough, village characters, scandal and gossip, unwelcome change, and the coming of the railways.

    Saint Michael's Abbey Press