Introduction to this topic
PERCEPTIONS of the VILLAGE:
We asked the Voices about their perceptions of the village - how good was it to live here and to grow up here, as well as whether they had seen any particular changes over the years.
A number of them had strong views - both about the place they had grown up in and about how the village had changed (for the worse for most of them…)
These pages reflect these views: as well as negatives about the disappearance of the shops and changing nature of the population, they talk about good things like the arrival of electricity and running water.