The Commercial Life of a Suffolk Town
The Commercial Life of a Suffolk Town focuses on the town of Framlingham around 1900. How did an East Anglian market town operate at that time? What trades where there in the town.? How did they work together? Who traded with whom?
Author John Bridges grew up in the town and goes beyond simply recalling the town at the beginning of the 20th century to examine, through period accounts of all the principal businesses, how a typical regional town conducted its business. With many contemporary photographs both from the town and from neighbouring communities, he creates a flavour of life before the First World War and has created a first class resource for those interested in East Anglian history. Here John Bridges introduces the book: