A very good condition copy of Unforgotten Exmoor Volume One by David Ramsay in hardback with dust jacket.
Edges have been bumped, but it is has no other marks and the interior pages are crisp and clean with a good tight binding.
This collection of reminiscences of Exmoor people, in their own words and family photographs, chronicles a world which is barely recognisable today.
The recording and compilation of these memories began with a chance meeting in Brendon churchyard between David Ramsay and a brother and sister who were re-visiting the area. They were overheard talking about a local farm on which they had both been born - she more than ninety years previously - and where four generations of their family had lived and worked. It also happened to be where David was now living. After a couple of subsequent meetings they were invited to return to their old home and to stay for a few days. In September, 2007, more than 50 years after originally leaving, they did so.
During their visit, memories of childhood in the area and of everyday life on a vanished Exmoor were tape-recorded in a series of conversations, and written up. These reminiscences sparked stories from other people, which were in turn recorded, and gradually an oral and photographic history of this part of Exmoor began to emerge.
The original intention had been to place all this material in the record office, but many people said that it deserved a wider audience. A decision was taken, therefore, to offer it in published form, and this is it, the first in a planned series of Forgotten Exmoor.