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Hedon and Holderness is about places which John Markham has known from childhood, the time when everything is viewed through fresh, all-seeing eyes and impression are more vivid than anything experienced in later life. Hedon's colourful characters, shops and shopkeepers, churches, pubs, the Mayor and Coporaton in formal procession and the fancy dress parades all made powerful and lasting impact on him, as did the journeys to Hull, Paull, Withernsea, Burton Constable and Spurn Point.
But Hedon and Holderness is not an autobiography. John Markham is a historian of the area and he has placed his personal reminiscences in a historical context which gives them an added dimension, and there are sections, too, on other aspects of the history of Holderness which are now among his major interests: the remarkable variety of its churches, its lively elections, Dr John Hymers, Rector of Brandesburton, Winifred Holtby's South Riding - and even a Victorian Murder.