Author signs copies of his new regional history book

Pictured at the launch of Suns of Home  is David Seymour (left) pointing out key features of the villages to Misterton residents.
Pictured at the launch of Suns of Home is David Seymour (left) pointing out key features of the villages to Misterton residents.

Residents flocked to a book signing to find out about forgotten stories of those who played a largely unseen but vital role during the First World War.

Author David Seymour ordered an extra print run of his book Suns of Home following the successful event at Misterton Library,

At the launch Mr Seymour was able to give customers details of their ancestors and show village scenes that have long-since changed.

Suns of Home describes how Misterton and West Stockwith enjoyed ‘boom’ times in the Victorian and Edwardian periods before the war: full employment, rapid population growth, developing industries, new public buildings, and a confidence that things could only get better.

This is the first of four books set to be released by Mr Seymour.

The second, third, and fourth books, If I Should Die, Some Corner of a Foreign Field, and Under An English Heaven, will be published later this year.

All commemorate the contribution local villagers made to the First World War: before, during, and after it. Pre-publication orders are being taken.

Thorne-born author, David Seymour, moved to Misterton in 2012 and has written extensively about his adopted home.

Suns of Home is a limited-edition, paperback book priced at £12. It is only available from David Seymour e-mail: seymoursam@hotmail.com or call 01427 890936 or 07952 544 604.