In this eighth episode, we remember the lives of arguably Kington Langley's most famous inhabitants: the artist-writer duo of Robin and Heather Tanner. Through their writings and voices, we hear about their love of the Wiltshire countryside and their desire to preserve the country's pastoral heritage. Many thanks to the BBC for allowing me to use extracts from its 1982 documentary on the Tanners. Readings are by Alexandra Beeby, words and music are by me, Adrian Beeby.

In this seventh episode, I talk to amateur historian Tim Couzens about a notebook he found in the local history archives -- a notebook that tells the story of Kington Langley's former village shop and the people who ran it. In addition to tales of daily life 40-50 years ago, the notebook also captures the memories of the residents of those days.  Many thanks to Tim Couzens for his time. Readings are by Alexandra Beeby, words and music are by me, Adrian Beeby.

In this sixth episode, we tell the story of Eli Holder, the last resident of Kington Langley's medieval manor, and the tragedy that befell his family. We also set out to solve the puzzle of what happened afterwards -- and a question about a grave. Many thanks to Joanna White for reference material and to my daughter Alexandra for the readings. Music and script are by me, Adrian Beeby. 

In this fifth episode, I chat with Julie Davis, County Local Studies Librarian. Julie's based at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham. We talk about Julie's job, the contents of the local history archive and Julie answers some listeners' questions about Kington Langley's history. Many thanks to Joanna White for reference material and to my daughter Alexandra for the readings. Music is composed by me, Adrian Beeby. 

In this fourth episode, we visit the hamlet of Draycot Cerne and learn about the once wealthy Draycot Estate. Interviews are with Reuben and Geraldine Couzens. The podcast also contains excepts from interviews conducted with villagers back in 1989. Many thanks to Joanna White for reference material and to my daughter Alexandra for the readings. Music is composed by me, Adrian Beeby. 

In this third episode, we look back to the Kington Langley of 1920s and 30s and ask: what aspects of village life have been lost over the 90 years? Interviews are with Betty Bird, Phillip Bird and Don Elms. The podcast also contains excepts from interviews conducted with villagers back in 1989. Many thanks to Joanna White for reference material and to my daughter Alexandra for the readings. Music is composed by me, Adrian Beeby. 

In this second episode about the history of Kington Langley in north Wiltshire, we remember the effect the Second World War had on the village. Interviews are with Betty Bird and Phillip Bird. The podcast also contains excepts from interviews conducted with villagers back in 1989. Many thanks to Joanna White for lending me lots of reference material and to my daughter Alexandra for the readings. Music is composed by me, Adrian Beeby -- with apologies to Glen Miller. Hope you enjoy the podcast.

In this first episode, I ask people what it was like to grow up in Kington Langley in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Interviews are with Phillip Bird, Betty Bird and Don Elms, plus there are extracts from interviews conducted with villagers back in 1989. Many thanks to all those who agreed to be interviewed, to Joanna White for lending me lots of reference material and to my daughter Alexandra for the readings. Music is composed by me, Adrian Beeby. Hope you enjoy the podcast.

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