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Suffolk by Tim Buxbaum
Paperback, 128 pages, 87 ills.
Published 1996 by Shire Publications
Number 37 in the excellent Shire County Guides series.
Starting with Location maps at the front of the book, the 14 sections include Towns & Villages, Coast & Country, Archaeological Sites, Castles & Abbeys, Historic Buildings & Gardens, Museums & Galleries, Nature Reserves, and Famous People.
Directions & map grid references, opening times & telephone numbers are given, and the Town & Village entries also include cross referencing to other places of interest in the immediate area.
The summer of 1939 saw one of the most exciting archaeological finds ever dug from British soil, an undisturbed Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. Amid ships, a sumptuous burial was laid out, unique in its glittering wealth of jewellery and unrivalled in the variety of objects that had been selected to represent every facet of the dead man's life.
In this revised edition of the classic survey first published in 1986, the excavation of the ship and its contents are described and illustrated and the results of many years' research at The British Museum are summarised. The author also brings the story right up to date and includes illustrations of the most recent excavations.
Today, Lavenham is one of the most attractive small towns with its centre full of timber-framed buildings from the days, five hundred years ago, when it was a centre for the wool trade.
This book by two local historians tells the story of that industry and how it affected every facet of the town's life and development
Starting with the Geology and landscape of the county, this easy to read book ends with chapters dealing with farming. industries, communications, religion, natural history, and local government.
In between, the bulk of the book takes us through the ages of history from the prehistoric through the Romans and Anglo-Saxons, the forming of the main towns, and the medieval times when the cloth trade brought much wealth to the area, to the days of the stage coach and the railways. All amply illustrated with old drawings, maps and photographs.
Throughout East Anglia flint has been knapped for centuries for the building of houses and churches, but the story of flint knapping starts much earlier in Neolithic times.
In Thetford Forrest in Suffolk are what is called Grimes Graves - a Neolithic flint mine - that can still be seen today. Nearby is the town of Brandon were about 200 years ago a new flint knapping industry emerged to supply flints for the flintlocks and muskets around the world.
The author is well qualified to write this book of the story of flint. having lived close to the Brandon flint knappers from the 1950's to 1980's
For much of its course the River Stour forms the boundary between Suffolk and Essex
The Stour Valley is the location of many of the paintings of Gainsborough and Constable, and along its path are may beautiful towns - Cavendish, Glemsford and Long Melford, to name just three
In this book, Russell Edwards follows the river from its source to the sea and tells the story of the river, the towns and villages and the people.