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Booklets produced by Mick Jane
Mick Jane is an amateur local historian living in Fletchertown and responsible for collating the archive material held in The Fletchertown Community Centre housed in the building which was formerly The AllHallows School. To raise funds for The Community Centre he has produced several local history exhibitions in the Community Centre and has produced a number of interesting paperback booklets including four about George Moore and one about AllHallows School in Fletchertown which was one of a number of schools that received some financial support from George Moore. The name of George Moore is still affectionately remembered in this part of Cumbria and held in some esteem. Mick Jane originally produced these booklets for sale in the parish and surrounding areas as he felt local people, especially those visiting the local history exhibitions in the Community Centre, might appreciate reading more about the information he had researched. The booklet entitled 'AllHallows the story of a Parish' is based on a recently discovered scrapbook of work undertaken by pupils at the school more than half a century ago. Mick has rently written a further booklet entitled 'The History of Allhallows School' which deals with the changing fortunes of the School from the time it opened in 1855 up to its closure in 1990.
Another of Mick Jane's recent publications is a booklet about the history of Fletchertown from 1874 to the present day and tells something of how the place got its name, who the Fletchers were, their connection with the railway and how the mine came to be sited in the location it was built.
Mick's recent booklet entitled 'Soldiers from Allhallows : Local Heroes of the First World War' was inspired by letters home from the War written by Leonard and Walter Ewbank, which were given to Allhallows Community Centre's Archive by Fletchertown resident, Joan Armstrong.
Two further recently produced booklets deal with the History of Whitehall from the 13th Century to the present day and the disposal of the Whitehall Estate and the death in 1937 of Mr William Parkin-Moore who had inherited the Whitehall Estate from his great uncle, George Moore. Now available, hot off the press, after the its controversial closure in December 2011, is a booklet entitled 'Memories of 150 years of Welton Primary School'.
By means of the internet, Mick is now able to offer these little booklets for sale to a wider audience and in so doing raise funds for The Fletchertown Archive and so finance more research to further this Archive.
These booklets are available to purchase from him at a cost of £6.25 each including postage to a UK address or any FOUR booklets can be obtained at a slightly reduced price of £22.50 inc. p&p within UK.
Payment can be made by crossed cheque or postal order payable to:
Mr M. Jane
at 5 Front Street, Fletchertown, Cumbria CA7 1BQ
Booklets may be purchased securely on-line with any major debit or credit card using paypal.
Booklets can also be collected from Mick Jane at the above address at a cost of just £5 each.
To find out more about the nine booklets that are currently available view details of each by scrolling this page and reading the information in the adjacent column. If you wish to buy on-line then make your selection by clicking on the appropriate
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and you will be able to make a secure on-line paypal payment. Mick Jane will normally be able to acknowledge and despatch your order within a few days. Please note that the prices include postage to a UK address. If you are overseas and wish to purchase one or more booklets please contact Mick Jane by with your requirements and he will quote you a price to include airmail postage at printed paper rate to wherever you are in the world.
All profits from the sale of these booklets go towards The Fletchertown Community Centre's Archive Fund.
If you would like to make a donation to The Fletchertown Community Centre Archive, any size contribution would be gratefully received.
Please click on the Donate Button below to make your contribution to The Archive Fund by paypal.