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Cobbold's Wortham - The Portrait Of A Victorian Village to be published


By Newsdesk Diss


Cobbold’s Wortham, the new publication which draws on the words and paintings of the village’s former rector, will be launched tomorrow, October 19.

The 111 watercolours and writings from the original 1860 handmade book Features of Wortham, which was a gift from Richard Cobbold to his wife, are reproduced in the new book.

Wortham author Sue Heaser has edited the new publication, which also includes Cobbold’s description of Wortham inhabitants.

Sue Heaser in front of White House Farm, which was known as Poplar Farm in 1860. Picture by Mark Bullimore.
Sue Heaser in front of White House Farm, which was known as Poplar Farm in 1860. Picture by Mark Bullimore.

“It is a unique record of our village in the 19th century,” she said.

Cobbold’s original work will be on show at the book launch in the village hall, from 10.30am to 3pm, when the new book will be on sale.

Other archive material from the Suffolk Record Office will also be on display.

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The launch will be followed by a presentation with slides on Wortham’s “unique heritage from a compassionate Victorian” by Mrs Heaser at 3.30pm.



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