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Edingale

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Edingale is a village and civil parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. It lies on the River Mease, around 7mi north of Tamworth. Historically, the village is shared with Derbyshire. In 2001 the parish had a population of 598, increasing to 632 at the 2011 census.The villageA well known family coming from Edingale would be the Green family which has lived in the village for generations. Edingale's most famous son must be Mr E J Holland (Jos Holland), a local farmer who bred shire horses and worked them on his farm into the 1970s. Many of the "shires" bred by Jos Holland earned awards of repute.Jos Hollands main man was Tom Wilcox who worked for him looking after the Shire Horse, Clun Forest Sheep and Tamworth pigs from when he left school until he had to retire due to ill health in his late 50's. The local primary school is the Mary Howard CE School. The village had a second pub until the early 1970s – the Holy Bush. Another notable village family are the Garlands who originally owned farms in the area and have now expanded into shooting grounds and even rocket launching areas. The Village also has its own pub called the Black Horse which many villagers refer to as their local.HistoryEdingale was mentioned in the Domesday book as part of Derbyshire and belonging to Henry de Ferrers and being worth two shillings. The name of the village comes from Old English, with the meaning nook of land of Edins people''.
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