Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C

Search

Author’s exploration of wartime in Suffolk to include ‘all manner of surprising detail’

PUBLISHED: 16:07 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:53 29 August 2018

The cover image of A Suffolk Town in Wartime Framlingham 1939 to 1945, which shows planes flying over the town's medieval castle  Picture:  HORSHAM 95th BOMB GROUP HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

The cover image of A Suffolk Town in Wartime Framlingham 1939 to 1945, which shows planes flying over the town's medieval castle Picture: HORSHAM 95th BOMB GROUP HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

John Bridges

A Suffolk historian is launching a new book exploring the county’s wartime experiences.

John Bridges’ book A Suffolk Town in Wartime Framlingham 1939-45 looks at the arrival of evacuees, the declaration of war through to the demolition of pillboxes and air raid shelters.

Launching the book at Framlingham Library, from 10am on Saturday, September 22, Mr Bridges will be organising military displays in the car park. Signed copies of the book, which costs £20 and features more than 160 images, will also be available.

The book is said to contain “all manner of surprising detail” from Framlingham’s wartime history, including the work of the local Air Raid Precautions, bombing raids, the billeting of soldiers, the arrival of the US Air Force at Parham and more.

Mr Bridges, whose family’s Framlingham connection dates back to the early 18th century, said the book will be available at outlets in the town and further afield.

Email the author for more details.

It is a new concept in dental care and it is being introduced at Suffolk dental surgeries.

Two Kesgrave High School students have been accepted onto a prestigious national engineering scholarship after taking part in a rigorous application process.

They were a mainstay of 1950s and 60s Britain who, in the days before 24-hour convenience stores and online shopping, provided an unrivalled doorstep service.

More people have been seriously hurt on Suffolk roads over the last 12 months 
than in each of the five previous years, according to government figures.

The Citizens Advice network in Suffolk says it is “dismayed” by council proposals to end its funding support across the county.

Staff, students and businesses from across the region have begun their fundraising for Children in Need which takes place today.

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

The new-look Cornhill will host thousands of people next week for the Ipswich Town Hall Christmas lights switch on.

Millennials face an ‘impossible task’ buying a first house first home in Ipswich, with the average starter home in the town costing £60,000 more than the national average.

We rewind the clock on London Stansted Airport this week as we take a look at the UK’s fourth busiest airport back in the 1940s and 50s, when it was a base to the US Air Force.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24