Syston in the 20th Century Book 2, a Village at Work and Play

Book 2 will be on sale in local shops from the start of June.
Readers who have enjoyed ‘Syston in the 20th Century book 1’ which was launched in December, may like to know that a companion book will soon be available. The authors were offered so much information and so many photos that a second book was needed to complete the story of what it was like to live in Syston in the last century. Book 2 will complete the story with a host of memoirs, illustrations and information about the following; –
How and where Syston people spent their leisure time. This will include the story of cinema in Syston, going on holiday, clubs and societies, etc. etc. There will be chapters on the following topics; – The Railway, Syston shops, living on the Fosse, local workplaces, wash-day in the past and the Police in Syston. The book will cover how people celebrated Christmas, Bonfire Night, Syston Feast and the annual fair, along with the story of Churches and Chapels, Education and Health Care in the 20th Century. It will also feature short biographies of ten Syston people who deserve to be remembered.
The authors and the Local History Group would like to thank all those who have contributed memoirs and photos for both volumes of the ‘History of Syston in the 20th Century.’ Without their input it would have been impossible to write the two books. They would also like to thank the local businesses and shops that have undertaken to sell the books.
The book will be on sale at the exhibition of ‘The Life and Times of her Majesty the Queen’ which will be held in the Parish church from 2nd to 5th June
The book will also be on sale in various Syston shops who will display a poster in their window stating ‘Syston in the 20th century book 2 on sale here’.
Local stockists include:-
The Card Shop, Town Square. 
Gamble and Hollis, Melton Road. 
Designer Daisies, Melton Road. 
Peberdays Newsagents, Melton Road. 
George Walker Timber Merchants, Fosse Way.
The Town Council Offices.