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East Anglian Memories

We've been pleased to publish books recounting individual memories of times past, from people who grew up in East Anglia.

Two of our current titles in this section are personal memories of East Anglian towns before and during the Second World War. The other looks back somewhat further, with a selection of stories from the Newspaper of Norfolk and Suffolk from the 18th and 19th centuries.

In at the Deep End (Paperback)

Young farmer and father David Richardson was at work on his farm in 1960 when he was taken aback by the arrival of a green Jaguar, driven by television presenter Dick Joice. He was even more surprised when Dick asked him if he would attend for an audition to present a farming section on the new magazine programme About Anglia. Thus begins the book In at the Deep End - how a young farmer came to cultivate the media, as author David Richardson looks back over his life.

Anglia Television was just the beginning. He would go on to present for BBC television and radio, write for a variety of newspapers and magazines and finally return to ITV, all the while running and developing his own farm. His communication skills took him around Britain and around the world. David introduces the book here and explains his first contact with Dick Joice of Anglia Television. Click on the shopping basket below to order your copy.


Book   David Richardson     ISBN 9781909796263     £12.95     Add this item to your basket

Fishing Talk: The Language of a Lost Industry

Fishing Talk: The Language of a Lost Industry is the outcome of a lifetime's research by Lowestoft author David Butcher. He delves into the language, the stories and the working lives of East Anglia's fishermen. He has listened closely to the language of his own community, taking every opportunity to record accounts of daily life at sea and in the harbour. These sea-going men - and their wives who kept the homes together and frequently looked after the business apsect of the fishing life - gladly contributed their recollections.

The audio recordings are now safely lodged with the Suffolk Record Office; from them David produced a series of books on the lives of the driftermen and the trawlermen. To these he now adds a glossary of words and phrases, explaining their terminology and their memories. The days of the deep sea fishing fleets of these east coast have now largley passed - but they will be understood and relived through David Butcher's work.

Book   David Butcher     ISBN B9781909796072     £11.95     Add this item to your basket

I Read it in the Local Rag

A selection from the Suffolk and Norfolk newspapers from 1701 to 1900. From Ipswich to Kings Lynn, Bury St Edmunds to Norwich, Great Yarmouth to Ely, the newspapers of East Anglia are represented in this book through tragic, humorous, heart-warming, inventive, pompous and extraordinary stories.

Author Pip Wright has read hundreds of newspaper, most of them at least 150 years old. Hidden within their pages he has found an archive of remarkable stories - sad, funny, revealing, informative but always entertaining. With him we can dip into the past and see glimpses of life in times gone by. Click to hear author Pip Wright explain his interest in historic newspapers.

Book   Pip Wright     ISBN 0946148783     £4.95     Add this item to your basket

Out with the Tide

The year of 1939 was the beginning of change for many places and many lives. Living in Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheila Woods balances the excitement and fears of her own circumstances with those of a country going to war..
Book   Sheila Woods     ISBN 0946148422     £4.95     Add this item to your basket

Those Seaside Days

This story begins at Liverpool Street station, with the hiss of steam and a train to the coast at Cromer. Jean Gross records the story of her childhood in the 1940s, and captures the flavour of East Anglia holidays..
Book   Jean Grose     ISBN 0946148732     £3.60     Add this item to your basket


In at the Deep End (Paperback)
Fishing Talk: The Language of a Lost Industry
I Read it in the Local Rag
Out with the Tide
Those Seaside Days
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