Soldiers of Shepshed Remembered 1914-1919

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2008 - Shepshed (England) - 278 pages
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Soldiers of Shepshed includes a section on the various memorials erected in the town to honour the dead, and the reader will also hear something of life on the home front, from the tragedies incurred by the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, to the euphoria that greeted the signing of the Armistice and the Great Victory Parade held in Shepshed in July 1919.

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While the book contains a lot of useful information, my copy came with printing issues. All the photographs in the side columns had vertical lines which pretty much ruined the picture, including those of my ancestors that happened to be there.
The publishers weren't much help and just returned my money and told me to keep the book, which I had got as a gift. I also emailed the printers and they appears to have declined to respond to my email.
If you're getting the book for information and texts then this is a good resource, if you're going to rely on it to provide good quality photographs, then you may be left more than happy.
Considering the cost of the book was reasonable but the $10 shipping is a bit extortionate. I paid it because I thought the book was being shipped from the UK, not from California to Texas.

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Excellent piece of writing.
My Great Grandad is pictured with his family in this book on page 3.
I hadn't seen a picture of him before. Was great to see him with my Gran when she was small.
Lovely work.

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About the author (2008)

Born in 1960, Russell Fisher spent many happy days at his grandparents’ house on Ring Fence in Shepshed, where old books, photographs, medals and the many stories recounted by elderly relatives about the Great War period, kindled a life-long interest in the subject. Although raised in south Nottinghamshire, Russell’s family connections with Shepshed go back many years. His great-grandfather, Ambrose Fisher, once ran the Lifeguardsman Inn on Brook Street, and his grandfather and grandmother, Harry and Lucy Fisher, took over the tenancy of the ‘bottom Railway’ in the 1930s until Harry’s retirement in 1958. Lucy’s father, William ‘Tea-time’ Smith, ran the grocery business at Charnwood Stores for several decades, before handing the business over to his son John (better known as ‘Jack’ Smith), who retired in the 1960s. Russell currently works as a teacher of Art and Design at an inner-city comprehensive school in Leicester. Apart from his interest in military history, he lists among his hobbies gardening, fishing, cartooning, old biplanes and enjoying his wife’s home cooking!

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