Helping Poppleton to remember its rich history

The Poppleton History Society approached us earlier this year to help them produce a special letterbox sized book: ‘Poppleton Sons of the Great War remembered’. This fascinating historical book provides an insight into the lives of those recognised on the two First World War memorials in the villages of Upper and Lower Poppleton.

We understood that the project was close to the hearts of many in Poppleton and so the quality of the book was paramount. We produced the artwork from copy provided and printed the 158 page book in full colour throughout to really bring the rich history of this book to life. It has been wonderful to help the community produce something so special that will be treasured for a long time.

Julian Crabb, Chair of the Society, commented: “Throughout our journey in the production of the book, Wood Richardson have been so helpful. The project has gone really well and best of all their suggestion about letterbox size meant virtually all books went straight through the doors and only a handful were left in the porches, which made such a difference to the success of the project.”

Four members of the Poppleton History Society, including Julian Crabb, spent two years researching the project. The Society was established in 1989 and has always encouraged the local community to take an interest in its past and the importance of recording it. They hold oral recollections, produce publications and exhibit collections of photographs that reflect the history of the village and its residents.

Find out more about Poppleton History Society here