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Time Was: Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads., ALDOUS, Mary.
1 ALDOUS, Mary. Time Was: Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads.
Little Yeldham: The Halstead and District Local History Society, 1992. 0951310658 0951310658 / 9780951310656 
"Families, then, lived simple lives as their family incomes were relatively small compared with those of today, but they were happy, and so different from what we read about today..."(Foreword). Pp.64, occasional black & white photos throughout. Bright green card covers. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Can Your Mother Skin a Rabbit?  Tales of a Suffolk Lad., ALLARD, Bert.
2 ALLARD, Bert. Can Your Mother Skin a Rabbit? Tales of a Suffolk Lad.
Thorndon: Lucas Books, 2004. 1903797349 1903797349 / 9781903797341 
Reprint. Bert Allard's very personal account of his early llfe in Stonham, edited by Richard Widdows. Pp.84, occasional black & white photos. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
3 ALSTON, Christopher. Strong To Save. A Tale of the 1953 Floods in Norfolk.
Bungay: Morrow & Co., 1996. 0948903287 0948903287 / 9780948903281 
1st edition. "On Saturday, January 31st, the lethal combination of an abnormally high tide and a vicious winter gale created the worst floods the East Coast of Britain has seen in recorded history....'Strong to Save', Christopher Alston's third published novel, is a dramatic tale of horror and heroism on that night in one North Norfolk village." Pp.181. Black cloth, dustwrapper has clear protective wrap. Scarce. VG/VG. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
Melford Memories. Recollections of 94 Years., AMBROSE, Ernest.
4 AMBROSE, Ernest. Melford Memories. Recollections of 94 Years.
Lavenham, Suffolk: Privately Published By The Lavenham Press, for Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society, 1972. 0 
Published under the auspices of the Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society. First edition. 8.5" x 5.5" . Pp.124. Green card covers, edges slightly rubbed. G+. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
5 ANDREWS, John.(editor). Discovering Walks in Suffolk.
Aylesbury: Shire, 1981. 0852635591 0852635591 / 9780852635599 
1st ed. "This book contains descriptions, with sketch maps, of twenty county walks in Suffolk." Pp.64, 19 route maps. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
 
 
Little Totham: The Story of a Small Village., ANON.
6 ANON. Little Totham: The Story of a Small Village.
Chelmsford: Graphic Impressions, 2005. 
Story of the history, life and geography of a small Essex village supported by the wealth of information supplied through the memories of old villagers. Pp127, black and white photos, illustrations(by Lesley Short) and maps throughout. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
St. Felix Bishop Of East Anglia., ANON.
7 ANON. St. Felix Bishop Of East Anglia.
Ipswich: Published by The Ancient House Press, Ipswich, for The Felix Hotel, Felixstowe. [no date c. 1910? ] . 0 
A very good original booklet in card covers. pp.15 . 7.5" x 5.0". Cream card covers, lightly soiled, with printed title. Clean cream coloured pages throughout. Date of publication is unclear. Imprimatur to the verso of the front cover reads: "Nihil Obstat. Joannes Canonicus Freeland, Cens. Dep. Dioc. Northantoniensis. - Copyright of the St. Felix statue reserved for the Sculptor, H. Chas. Grimwood." * "Rev. John Freeland, of Bedford, was appointed Canon Theologian of the Cathedral Chapter of the diocese of Northampton in 1910" - See Archive, The Tablet . ** " Felix of Burgundy, also known as Felix of Dunwich (died 8 March 647 or 648), was a saint and the first bishop of the East Angles. He is widely credited as the man who introduced Christianity to the kingdom of East Anglia. Almost all that is known about the saint originates from The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, completed by Bede in about 731, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Bede praised Felix for delivering "all the province of East Anglia from long-standing unrighteousness and unhappiness". Felix, who originated from the Frankish kingdom of Burgundy, may have been a priest at one of the monasteries in Francia founded by the Irish missionary Columbanus: the existence of a Bishop of Châlons with the same name may not be a coincidence. Felix travelled from his homeland of Burgundy to Canterbury before being sent by Honorius to Sigeberht of East Anglia's kingdom in about 630, (by sea to Babingley in Norfolk, according to local legend). On arrival in East Anglia, Sigeberht gave him a see at Dommoc (possibly Walton, Suffolk or Dunwich in Suffolk). According to Bede, Felix helped Sigeberht to establish a school in his kingdom "where boys could be taught letters". He died on 8 March 647 or 648, having been bishop for seventeen years. His relics were translated from Dommoc to Soham Abbey and then to the abbey at Ramsey.After his death, Felix was venerated as a saint: several English churches are dedicated to him. Felix's feast date is 8 March. The village of Felixkirk (in Yorkshire) and the town of Felixstowe may both have been named after the saint, though an alternative meaning for Felixstowe, "the stow of Filica", has been suggested.2 - See Wikipedia. *** The Felix Hotel, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe was built 1903 by T. W. Cotman. It is a pastiche of Holland House (London) and Hatfield House (Herts). Red brick, stone dressings, plaintile roofs..." It was later converted to apartments and re-named Harvest House. Now a Grade II listed building." - See British Listed Buildings. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Mediaeval Colchester's Lost Landmarks., ASHDOWN-HILL, John.
8 ASHDOWN-HILL, John. Mediaeval Colchester's Lost Landmarks.
Derby: Breedon Books, 2009. 9781859836866 1859836860 / 9781859836866 
1st edition. "Includes detailed descriptions of the great lost religious landmarks of mediaeval Colchester, including St John's Abbey, the Greyfrars and St Botolph's Priory...Colchester's mills and market, its port and its inns, its private houses and its sanitation are also explored." Pp.191, occasional black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Green cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
9 ATTFIELD BROOKS, C. The Dedham Lectureship.(Established 1577).
Colchester: C.A. Brooks, 1983. 090743262X 090743262X / 9780907432623 
1st edition. A history of the Lecture House in Dedham, Essex. The term lecturer has come to have just a single meaning -'a person, usually connected with an academic institution of some kind, who delivers instructional discourses to students'. "Samuel Johnson...found it necessary to include a second definition:'Lecturer - a preacher in a church hired by the parish to assist the rector or vicar'." Pp.x/26, black & white frontispiece 'The Old Lecture House, Dedham' by John Constable. Blue cloth, gilt title to front. VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
10 AUCTION PARTICULARS. "The Rectory", Glemsford, Suffolk. For Sale by Auction Wednesday, 11th May 1938.
Ipswich:Garrod, Turner & Son, 1938. 
"Glemsford, Suffolk. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a Pleasantly Situate Country Residence now known as "The Rectory". Having three lofty reception rooms, eight bed and dressing rooms, bathroom and two attic bedrooms - Main water. Garage and Stabling. Well-Timbered Grounds. Meadow and Arable Field with extensive Agricultural Buildings. Area in all 15 Acres. The House and Gardens with Vacant Possession to be Sold by Auction by Garrod, Turner & Son at the Crown & Anchor Hotel, Ipswich on Wednesday, 11th May, 1938, at 3pm precisely." 6 page booklet. Grey card covers with crease down the centre. Good. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
11 AUSTON, E. Old Harwich. The Ships and Homes of an Ancient Borough.
Harwich: Privately printed, nd. (c.1950). 
Brief look at some of the history of the Essex port. Pp.16, a few line drawing illustrations, toning to pages. Red card covers. Good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Echoes of Old Norfolk., BAGSHAW, Robert.
12 BAGSHAW, Robert. Echoes of Old Norfolk.
Wymondham: Geo.R.Reeve, 1995. 0900616482 0900616482 / 9780900616488 
1st edition. Signed. "Bob Bagshaw's Echoes cover practically a lifetime and come from town and village, farm and field, from men and women he has known over the years. Our northern neighbours say, "There's nowt so queer as folk"; as depicted by Bob, "there's nowt so interesting". " Pp.191, signed by author to title page, many black & white illustrations. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
More Memories of Norfolk., BAGSHAW, Robert.
13 BAGSHAW, Robert. More Memories of Norfolk.
Wymondham: Geo.R.Reeves Ltd, 1992. 0900616423 0900616423 / 9780900616426 
A companion volume to "Norfolk Remembered". "Throughout the years, there has been a constant succession of people who, by their mere presence, have added colour to my existence. Most of them were simple folk leaving simple memories. It is to them that this book is dedicated." Pp.175, signed by author to title page, black & white photo illustrations throughout. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Norfolk Remembered., BAGSHAW, Robert.
14 BAGSHAW, Robert. Norfolk Remembered.
Wymondham: Geo. R.Reeve Ltd, 1993. 090061630X 090061630X / 9780900616303 
2nd reprint. "A Norfolk volume to underline Bob's deep affection for the county as he introduces some of the faces and places he has met on his way since early days at Cromer." Pp.190, signed by author to title page, black & white photo illustrations throughout. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Poppies to Paston. A Norfolk Boyhood. (Signed)., BAGSHAW, Robert.
15 BAGSHAW, Robert. Poppies to Paston. A Norfolk Boyhood. (Signed).
Wymondham: Geo.R.Reeves, 1992. 0900616229 0900616229 / 9780900616228 
Reprint. "Though the theme is mainly autobiographical, the result is much more than just a simple record of one man's early years; the interwoven picture of the country lifestyle of the period converts it into a significant piece of social history." Pp.159, black & white photo portrait frontispiece + 27 further black & white photos, signed by author to title page. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Medieval Suffolk.  An Economic and Social History: 1200-1500., BAILEY, Mark.
16 BAILEY, Mark. Medieval Suffolk. An Economic and Social History: 1200-1500.
Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2010. 9781843835295 1843835290 / 9781843835295 
The History of Suffolk series. "The late middle ages were without doubt the most interesting period in Suffolk's history. By the end of the eleventh century Suffolk was wealthy, densely populated, highly commercialised and urbanised...." Pp.xiv/328. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
The Story of Cornard Mills by Hugh Baker., BAKER, Hugh .
17 BAKER, Hugh . The Story of Cornard Mills by Hugh Baker.
Sudbury, Suffolk: Printed for the Author by Don Fraser Print, 1994 . 0 
First edition of the definitive work on Cornard Mills. Large format paperback.11" x 8.25" . pp.4/pp.160 . Illustrated card covers, minor creasing to spine and faint scratches to front, some water-staining to lower covers and lower edge of pages. Clean text throughout, illustrated with numerous black & white pictures. The work includes separate accounts of different periods of the history of the mills: The Story of Cornard Mills 800 -1989 by Hugh Baker; Green Flour Mills, Maldon, 1896 -1998 by Bernard Lewis; The History of Bulkmobile Transport, 1955 -1985 by Frederick Kramer; Fish Foods at Edward Baker's 1967 - 1982 by Robert Watret; Notes on the 'Cornard Bakers' and Milling Trade by Edward Geoffrey Baker. Etc. Scarce. G+. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
18 BAMBERGER, Percy A.L. Discover Halstead. Three Walks in the Town. (maps by Eric Axten).
Halstead: Halstead and District Council. 1982. 
1st ed. "The readers attention is directed not only to the more outstanding buildings and features in the town but also the less prominent and often unregarded corners that have often played a part in the development of Halstead". Pp 43. 10 b/w illustrations. Pbk. G+. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
19 BARBER, Geoffrey. Country Doctor. (The Essex Library series).
Ipswich: The Boydell Press, 1974. 0851150438 0851150438 / 9780851150437 
"This picture of a small country town from the point of view of its doctor over the past forty years brings back vividly the ways and characters of an almost vanished world, which had hardly changed for the previous two hundred years...Dr Barber recalls his early years in practice with affection and many amusing anecdotes, as well as offering a fascinating survey of the changes in medicine and even in diseases during his career." Pp.x/97, two page outline map + 7 black & white photos. Paperback, rubbed with minor creasing and scuffing to spine. G+. 
Price: 4.50 GBP
 
 
20 BAYLEY, T.D.S. Pebmarsh Church, Essex.
Oxford: University Press, 1946. 
1st edition. Pp.viii/90, black & white photo frontispiece + one colour plate illustrating the Shields of Boxted and Fitz Ralph18 further black & white plates + 3 illustrations in the text. Red cloth, armorial shield to front board, gilt title to spine, minor edge wear. VG. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
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