Title: Starving in Bedworth - Will Not Pay the Loan. The Bellairs Family and Their Contribution During the Ribbon Famine. First Edition, Paperback, Signed.
Publisher:  W.H. Sharpe (Printers) Ltd., Coventry, 1990, ISBN:0951692801 1990
ISBN Number: 0951692801 / 9780951692806
Seller ID: 114482
DAVIS, Tony. Starving in Bedworth -- Will Not Pay the Loan. The Bellairs Family and Their Contribution During the Ribbon Famine. (Coventry : printed by W.H. Sharpe Printers Ltd., 1990). First Printing. Pp. (10),i-vi,1-96. With 30 b&w photo as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo, art-illustrated beige cardcovers with brown & black lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine.
"This book was the result of a simple, innocuous enquiry into the marriage entry of Frances Bellairs in the Church Register at Frankton, Nr. Rugby, that had intrigued the local Rector. Being the daughter of the legendary Bedworth Rector, the Rev. Henry Bellairs. The author, obhsessive in his attempt to unravel the mystery, luckily found a direct descendant of that marriage, who exploded the original research into today's finished product. Though a slender volume, it unearthes [sic] immense social historical and genealogical material that has remained hidden for over a century. It is an account of a family that by their compassion and hard work helped to restore the town's reputation." - from rear.
1. Charlie's Crown. A tale from the Ribbon Famine;
2. The Blakes of Brisbane;
3. One day in Moreton Bay;
4. The poverty that caused the emigration exodus;
5. Emigrants from Bedworth. What became of them?;
6. The 'Old Reverend', Henry Bellairs;
7. The Children of Henry Bellairs;
8. Hardy Ferns;
9. Darn the Pit.
With appendices and bibliography.
Very good. Uncommon. Signed by Davis on the title page. 40.00