The Foxearth and District Local History Society

The Hysterical Hystorian

For occasional articles, snippets and announcements by the Resident Historians.These articles are presented in date order, but if you explore the back-catalogue, you may find much of interest. Historical information doesn't really go out of date! Any member of the F&DLHS may add an entry or make a comment to an existing entry once they have got their userID and password from the Webmaster.

If you'd like to publish any interesting material about the history of East Anglia on the site, then please send an email to the Resident Historians at and we'll add it.

Family Historians have their own area on the site, so look there if your main interest is in tracing your family history.

Thursday, January 06, 2005


I'm occasionally asked about the Artwork used on the site. This has been collected from a number of sources. The most striking woodcuts are those of Gwen Reverat, who was born Gwen Darwin, granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Her woodcuts are exceptional in their feeling for the East Anglian landscape and their meticulous observation of rural life. A book of her engravings, 'Gwen Raverat, Wood Engravings of Cambridge and Surroundings' ISBN 0 9543917 0 5 is available in print, beautifully produced by Rosemary Davidson for Broughton Books.

We've also used woodcuts by D J Watkins Pitchford that he made for his own book, The Wayfaring Tree (Hollis and Carter 1946) The best of these woodcuts are treasures.

There are a number of woodcuts that we've used from a variety of sources, including old broadsheets and victorian penny-dreadful crime magazines


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