This book was written by George Leonard Clarke: the story of his life in Nuneaton from 1885 to 1960. It was written in fountain pen in his beautiful copperplate handwriting, between July 1956 and January 1957.
George led an eventful life. He travelled to South Africa at 15 to find his sponsor murdered. He was trapped underground in Griff Colliery, and during the 1920's was the landlord of The King William IV pub on Coton Road. He was never far from tragedy, living through two world wars, and losing two children young to illness and accident. But his life was full of humour, and the book if full of hilarious storied about old Nuneaton and its characters.