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Yesteryear Suffolk in pictures

PUBLISHED: 12:26 06 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:30 20 February 2013

A miller dresses a stone at Debden Warermill near Wickham Market

A miller dresses a stone at Debden Warermill near Wickham Market

A new book captures, in poignant detail, the way life used to be lived in Suffolk's towns and villages

A new book captures, in poignant detail, the way life used to be lived in Suffolks towns and villages


East Anglia is an area of England renowned for its wide horizons and vast skies a place where the land, sea and sky are beautifully intermingled. In the rural parts of our county the landscape may not have altered very much but the working practices of people living and working on the land has undergone great change.
These documentary style black and white photographs, dating mostly from the 1940s to the 1960s, are important records of a fast-fading way of life. The pictures are just a fraction of the images held by the National Monuments Record and more can be found in a recently published book, Traditional Crafts and Industries in East Anglia: The photographic legacy of Hallam Ashley, published by English Heritage (16.99).

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