Are we in Extraordinary Times?

As I recall, about a month ago, I received  a telephone call about a clock having been made by Giles Coates of Chedworth.

The voice at the other end of the line said he was a relative and was writing a book about the Coates family history, and could I send some info and photographs, I did.

It has just been released, and as an ebook, it can apparently be read on either kindle thingys, or computer wotsits, obviously a downloaded doobrey is needed to read it, but you clever people would know that anyway!

Here is the link, I haven’t seen it yet, but hope to have a few minutes spare next week to order one. The book is called “Extraordinary Times!”

Here is one of the photographs I sent for the front cover. I still have the clock, but wonder now if I know someone who may be interested in seeing it when its finished!

Giles Coates, Chedworth

Unrestored movement dial from what will be this year, a lovely restored clock!

About Bibury Antiques Fair

Organiser of Bibury Antiques Fair. Furniture restorer, cabinetmaker, and hobby beekeeper. Can be seen at Bibury Antiques Fair, 1st Sunday monthly March to November 2017. Call 07977 936 882 or email for details also on Twitter @AndyAntiques and @BiburyAntiques Thanks, Andy
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One Response to Are we in Extraordinary Times?

  1. David Leslie says:


    I’m the author Andy spoke to. Here is a little more information about the book. The first chapter tells the story of Giles Coates – from the shooting incident near Chedworth to his demise off the coast of Tasmania. Subsequent chapters visit Victorian footballers, lead miners, linen workers, potters, millers and boatmen. Topics covered include spa towns, canals, the Sheffield flood, Rotherham boat disaster, World War 1, the Titanic and forced migration of orphans.
    Many of the stories directly concern ancestors from my own family tree. Although separated geographically and historically I show what a small world it really is.

    I have spent over a year researching and writing this book. I hope you will enjoy reading it.


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