New book details north Suffolk village life in Second World War

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The tenth entry in an ongoing series of historical texts detailing the history of Botesdale, Redgrave and Rickinghall has been published.

Villages in Wartime, researched and written by Graham Clayton and released by publishing house Quatrefoil, tells the stories of these three villages during the Second World War.

It features accounts and interviews with a number of residents, as well as information about a map of Botesdale and Rickinghall showing details of the village defence measures, as drawn up by the Home Guard.

This new book follows the release in August of the previous text, Lest We Forget, which was written by Diana Maywhort and Deborah Wells, and shed light on the servicemen who fought during the First World War and are now listed on the war memorial.

This new book, priced at £5, in addition to the others in the series, will be on sale at the Rickinghall Christmas Farmers’ Market taking place tomorrow from 9am.

The texts can all also be bought at Rickinghall Post Office and Newsagent and at the Hilltop Hardware and Pet Food Store.

For any further information about these works, visit the publisher’s website at www.quatrefoil.org.uk