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Wild Oat Books [2006-2023] was a small, private imprint devoted to the production of high-quality publications for family historians. It was planned to publish one or two books each year - but a combination of writer's block and more interesting things to do rather got in the way.
From Flints to Fireplaces - the Story of the Olby Family through the 19th and 20th Centuries
traces the history of some of the descendants of Robert Olby and Frances Overed from humble beginnings as gunflint makers in Brandon to their eventual success as builder's merchants in Ramsgate, Penge, Bognor Regis and Lewisham. [ISBN 0-9552046-0-7]

February 2006

Out of print
Base Lead and Shining Silver The Hall Family of Middleton-by-Wirksworth and Sheffield 1700 - 1940
follows the family from humble beginnings as lead miners in Middleton-by-Wirksworth to Sheffield, where they became successful silversmiths and silver-plate manufacturers. [ISBN 0-9552046-1-5]

December 2006

Out of print
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