The Fens remained a remote area until the advent of the railways in the 1860s, but even when transport links improved many of the established Fen families stayed put for the next 100 years, wedded as they were to a way of life that was unique to this part of England.
Nowadays, there are still businesses, trades and professions throughout the Fens that have been in the same family for generations - and are still thriving, despite pressures from the modern world.
Well-known local author, Rex Sly, whose own family has been living in the Fens since the 17th century, has researched the history of Fenland families, names that everyone who lives in the region will recognise.
Paperback published in black and white.
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