|Margaret Rees lived
in the village for most of her life and studied its history and the social
conditions relevant to its times. She
wrote research papers and collected articles and writings from many sources. This archive is the result of
her many years of work and offers
fascinating insights into the history of the village.
are held by the Shillington History Society.
|Research papers by Margaret Rees|
|Births, Marriages and deaths in Shillington 1602-44||How the population changed and the marriage practices of the time|
|The pre and Post Reformation church in Shillington in the 16th century|
|Bedfordshire churches in the 19th century||Detail of the fabric of All Saints from the records of about 1830|
|Farming in Shillington 1056-1349||An account of the early development of agriculture and sheep farming in the village.|
|Churches in Shillington in the Nineteenth Century||A fascinating account of the village churches and both church and village life in the 1800s.|
|Prosperity and Decline in 19th Century Shillington||Detailed description of life in Shillington during the straw plaiting and coprolite eras.|
|Other papers about the village|
|All Saints' church visit reports||An account of the state of repair and the maintenance work undertaken in the 19th and early 20th century|