Non-Fiction Books:

A Village in the Shadows

The Remarkable Story of St Davids, Ontario

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

A Village in the Shadows by Dorothy Walker
21% off
$32.99 was $41.99
or 4 payments of $8.25 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 10-14 days

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 5-11 September using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
  • Around 6-13 September using standard courier delivery

Description

A Village in the Shadows is about survivors from the American Revolution who remained loyal to King George III. At the start of the revolution in 1776, families began to lose their homes, farms and businesses. They wanted to continue their old way of life under the orderly laws and security of the British Crown they had known in pre-revolutionary times. This type of government was being promised in Canada. A British Crown farming/resettlement program was implemented for families to grow grain and raise cattle on the west side of the Niagara River. Below the Escarpment, on the Niagara Peninsula, a Loyalist settlement developed at the intersection of two ancient Native trails. The settlement eventually became known as the village of St Davids. Its remarkable story started when Loyalist settlers arrived in the early 1780s. They became tenants of the land and laid down new roots. In 1812, they were once again beset by war. They had to defend their families from constant danger and they survived an incendiary attack by American Soldiers in 1814. Once more they had to rebuild their lives and businesses. Today, St Davids proud history is evident in its heritage homes, churches and burial grounds where many of the graves of the early settlers can be found....

Author Biography

Born in England, Dorothy Walker was educated as an RN and Midwife. Prior to emigrating to Montreal with her family in 1975, she read extensively about southern Ontario, and became interested in the history of the Niagara peninsula. She studied biology at Concordia University and worked in clinical research with pharmaceuticals, and medical devices that took her to many parts of the world until she retired in 2015. A Village in the Shadows is the product of a request for Dorothy to update an out-of-print history booklet on St Davids and vicinity. Powered by the love of research, she studied the history of the village and the lives and times of its people over the last 300 years and developed a book-length manuscript. Dorothy has lived in St Davids with her husband since 2010....
Release date Australia
June 7th, 2018
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
FriesenPress
Pages
180
Dimensions
152x229x10
ISBN-13
9781525522529
Product ID
28250128

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...