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Hopton author puts together book on village's journey through 2020




A local history and writing enthusiast has compiled a book covering all the developments and happenings in his village over the past year.

Richard Gadsby, 84, has self published the book - called Hopton’s Happenings, which is now on sale in Hopton’s village shop.

It is the fourth book he has written, having penned a similar book about Hopton when he lived there in 1977, before writing two more ten-year round ups of Garboldisham after moving there.

Hopton, Suffolk, 16/01/2021..Richard Gadsby has written a book about Hopton through the year of 2020, which he has published and the local shop has on sale...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography.
Hopton, Suffolk, 16/01/2021..Richard Gadsby has written a book about Hopton through the year of 2020, which he has published and the local shop has on sale...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography.

Having now moved back to Hopton, Mr Gadsby to write a second book on the village.

He said: “When Covid came along, it made it much more poignant to have a record of how the village was adapting during lockdown. The book has 280 photographs, which give a visual representation of how it has changed through the year.

“It covers the commercial side and the social and gives an insight into what a typical Suffolk village is like during this time. I’ve also left a few pages blank at the back so readers can add a few of their own photos.

The book can be found in the village shop - Hopton Stores.

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