Written in 1929, Miss Hagen's book has long been out of print and very few hardcopies remain. An original hardcopy has been carefully scanned and converted to be available here on the internet: http://www.ropleyvds.hampshire.org.uk/annals/.
This has been done as a tribute to the considerable contribution to the life of Ropley by Miss Hagen, both in her lifetime and now in the 21st century. The Coffee Room, which she so kindly donated to the village, is still in daily use and is a much valued asset to the social life of the village. Miss Hagen died in 1932.
The book provides a fascinating record of facts and stories about old Ropley.
The text of the book has not been changed or "modernised" in any way. Only very obvious printing errors were corrected.