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Monks Hall: The History of a Waveney Valley Manor (Hbk) - limited edition

**Hardback - Limited edition**
This story of a Waveney Valley manor house and estate is told through the lives of its owners, occupants and admirers, a tale that spans 1000 years and provides a fascinating social history of rural England in one place, extensively researched and written by someone with a love of the Waveney Valley.

The manor was unusually well documented from medieval times because it was owned by the monks at Thetford Priory, who kept a detailed record of expenditure and gave a description of a house recognisable today, despite its 16th century ‘renovations’. After the dissolution of the priory in the mid 16th century, a succession of owners and scientifically gifted absentee landlords neglected to modernise the hall, leaving it remarkably little changed over the centuries until it was restored and renewed in the 1930s.

The people who lived at Monks Hall weathered famine, riots, plague, religious intolerance and war; their family lives reflect the rigours of country living over a millennium.

Book   Elaine Murphy     ISBN 9781909796546     £29.95     Add this item to your basket

Monks Hall: The History of a Waveney Valley Manor (Pbk)

This story of a Waveney Valley manor house and estate is told through the lives of its owners, occupants and admirers, a tale that spans 1000 years and provides a fascinating social history of rural England in one place, extensively researched and written by someone with a love of the Waveney Valley.

The manor was unusually well documented from medieval times because it was owned by the monks at Thetford Priory, who kept a detailed record of expenditure and gave a description of a house recognisable today, despite its 16th century ‘renovations’. After the dissolution of the priory in the mid 16th century, a succession of owners and scientifically gifted absentee landlords neglected to modernise the hall, leaving it remarkably little changed over the centuries until it was restored and renewed in the 1930s.

The people who lived at Monks Hall weathered famine, riots, plague, religious intolerance and war; their family lives reflect the rigours of country living over a millennium.

Book   Elaine Murphy     ISBN 9781909796553     £14.95     Add this item to your basket

Maritime Suffolk

Shortlisted East Anglian Book Awards 2018
Robert Malster completes his pioneering study of the maritime history of the east of England with Maritime Suffolk. He tells of Suffolk’s many links with the sea from Roman times and the Saxon ship burials of Sutton Hoo to the development of the vast container port at Felixstowe. Within the story are the trawlers and drifters working from Lowestoft and Southwold, the beachmen and lifesavers of the smaller coastal settlements, the explorers and settlers of the New World and the naval history of Harwich harbour.
Book   Robert Malster     ISBN 9781909796362     £19.95     Add this item to your basket

The Castles of Suffolk

The Castles of Suffolk takes us back to medieval times when the county had wealth, good employment prospects, high quality agricultural land, a sizeable population - and in he mind of the ruling class a need to control any trouble! It had been subject to invasion from Vikings and even the Norman rulers fell out amongst themselves, so defence and of course status were much on the minds of the ruling Barons.

Author Peter Tryon has delved deep into historic records, reviewed many existing published works and visited all the sites in the county reputed to be castles. From the glories of Framlingham and Orford through to the mysteries of the lost castle sites at Ipswich and Southwold, he has pulled together all the evidence in a book which will satisfy both readers at home and the explorers who want to visit the sites themselves.

Book   Peter Tryon     ISBN 0946148686     £4.95     Add this item to your basket

The Diary of a poor Suffolk woodman

The Diary of a poor Suffolk woodman is a special publication - because it features a poor man's diary. Few of William Scarfe's class in the early 1800s could write well enough to produce more than fifteen years of a journal of his life and village. Now, over 150 years later, we are able to share his world and enjoy the social history of the 1830s through his words.

Pip and Joy Wright and Leonie Robinson have transcribed the words that William Scarfe wrote in the margins of a prayer book he had been given by the local rector. To his words they have added pictures, contemporary accounts and careful explanations to provide a context. The book is a model for any local historian, and whether or not you ever visit the village of Thorpe Morieux in Suffolk, you will find in the pages the life of an East Anglian countryman of the early 19th century.

Book   Pip & Joy Wright, Leonie Robinson     ISBN 0946148678     £4.95     Add this item to your basket

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. John Bridges introduces the book to you with a click.

Book   John F. Bridges     ISBN 9780946148806     £7.95     Add this item to your basket

Storm Warriors of the Suffolk Coast

Storm Warriors of the Suffolk Coast is a tale of lifeboat service on the Suffolk coast and is one of those occasions when words and pictures come together in a magical way to recall times gone by. The text was first written by Ernest Read Cooper and published in 1937; this new edition is revised and updated by maritime historian Robert Malster.

When originally published, no illustrations were included - though Cooper, as station Honorary Secretary at Southwold, had often gone to sea with the lifeboat - and he'd often taken his Kodak box camera with him. Today's lifeboats all carry cameras to help with publicity for the RNLI; then is was a rarity. To have a picture from 1905 of the crew of the Joseph and Yvonne clinging to the mast of their sunken vessel as the lifeboat moved in to save them, is unique. To hear from the editor call in at Southwold Lifeboat Museum by clicking Robert Malster.

Book   Ernest Read Cooper and Robert Malster     ISBN 9780946148981     £9.95     Add this item to your basket


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Monks Hall: The History of a Waveney Valley Manor (Pbk)
Maritime Suffolk
The Castles of Suffolk
The Commercial Life of a Suffolk Town
Storm Warriors of the Suffolk Coast
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