Author's homage to Suffolk villages

WOODBRIDGE schoolteacher Mark Mitchels has captured more than 50 of Suffolk's most picturesque scenes in a new book called Suffolk Villages.Mr Mitchels, who teaches English at Woodbridge School, toured the villages to provide pictures to accompany the text in the book.

WOODBRIDGE schoolteacher Mark Mitchels has captured more than 50 of Suffolk's most picturesque scenes in a new book called Suffolk Villages.

Mr Mitchels, who teaches English at Woodbridge School, toured the villages to provide pictures to accompany the text in the book.

He said: "I spent a very enjoyable time early last spring going around all the villages in Suffolk. It was great fun and you never end up not wanting to go back to any of them.

"There is always something different going on when you go back. Suffolk is very lucky to have so many nice villages."


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Suffolk man Harold Mills West wrote the first edition of Suffolk Villages in 1986 but has since died, in 1999.

Following its success first time around, Countryside Books made the decision to re-release the book with pictures and so turned to Mr Mitchels to provide them.

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Mr Mitchels, of Back Road, Middleton, has been taking photographs as a hobby for over 20 years. He spent last year's Easter holidays and the early part of the summer holidays in 2001 taking photographs for the book, which includes text on 103 of Suffolk's villages.

The book is alphabetically arranged and contains descriptions of the history, events, architecture and anecdotes of the villages.

Suffolk Villages costs £8.95 and is available from local booksellers.

N The Evening Star has four copies of the book to give away. To have a chance of winning a copy simply answer this question:

How many of Suffolk's villages are featured in the book, Suffolk Villages?

Answers should be sent to Mark Bulstrode, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN. Replies should be in by November 23.

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