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Child of the Isle

There are few places in England which kept their rural charm and simplicity into the twentieth century as well as the Isle of Axholme. 

An area of marshy land, drained substantially by Dutch settlers in the 17th century, made a childhood haven for Susan Crow (née Temperton) when she was growing up in the 1950s and 60s.

Follow Susan's story through her memories of rural and village life in the post-war era when two ways of life, the Past and the Future, were colliding and when areas like the Isle of Axholme were still resisting the twentieth century call towards urbanisation.

Child of the Isle offers a heartwarming and nostalgic memory of life in rural England.