Extent: 32 pages
Illustrations: Helen Sandford
First published: 2012
The story of Yorkley is in many ways the story of the Forest of Dean – a disjointed tale of survival and resistance, dominated by the struggles of those who lived there to eke out a living from the resources of iron and coal buried below the soil.
Author David Adams’s family have lived in Yorkley for generations. In this ‘short stroll’ through its history, he explores how a tight-knit and thriving community was able to develop despite the ‘civilising’ forces of law, state and the church.