Sunday, July 7, 2019

About the village of Amberleigh


On the road to Cheltenham lies a small village nestled between the verdant Ackley Woods and the River Farrow. Coaches and riders on horseback pass by, oblivious to the vivid, bustling life that is just a stone’s throw away in Amberleigh. Thatched cottages, farms, small homes and stately homes alike, make up the diverse society of the village.

Amberliegh is much the same as other villages, however, one aspect sets it apart; it exists solely in the minds of its creators. The concept of Amberleigh was borne from a love of the 18th Century. It is populated by the ladies of the Swap-Bot group “At Home with the Georgettes” who have endeavoured to embrace the Georgian/Regency Era by creating personae who experience, in a vicarious way, some of the more mundane tasks of everyday life as well as the entertainments of the period, which has lead to our burgeoning community.

As we swap and establish our 18th century personae, the need to order our creations, draw up maps and produce descriptions of our little village so that each of us is able to see the progression of Amberliegh and its surroundings became apparent. This, in turn, allowed us to elaborate and collaborate without confusion or repetition. The founders of the group endeavour to keep things in context and strive to make our village historically correct, though not being scholars, you will forgive our faux pas.

Amberliegh is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the authors’ imaginations. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Unless otherwise noted, all content is © the authors. The concept of Amberleigh and all written content are the exclusive property of the authors, all rights reserved.  Please contact us if you’d like to quote us elsewhere. Thank you.

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