The Morleys of Barton 1753 – 1921, innkeepers, auctioneers and doctors
Recently published by the town’s Civic Society is this booklet telling the story of the Morley family through the eyes of a family member, Helen.
Barton Civic Society has a new publication The Morleys of Barton 1753 – 1921 written by Helen Hayton (nee Morley). From coaching inns and ferries to medicine and liberal politics, it’s a whistle-stop tour of two centuries in Barton told through five successive generations of one family.
The author used documents donated to the Civic Society by another branch of the family bringing the photographs to life adding names and context to their place in Barton and world history. When you have finished reading the book you can find physical evidence of the family’s history in the Barton churchyards and some of the street scene that is recognisable 100 years on.
The book costs £6 and at the moment it can only be purchased online from The Ropewalk at https://www.the-ropewalk.co.uk/product/the-morleys-of-barton. If you live in postcodes DN15 – DN20 put FREELOCALDELIVERY in the Coupon Code.