Local History Books and Talks by Pip Wright

I am a retired Primary School Teacher, living in Stowmarket in Suffolk. I now write local history books and give talks to groups of all kinds and all ages across East Anglia. Together with my late wife Joy, who died in July 2005, I have spent a number of years gathering information on Suffolk social history. My particular passion is the newspapers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Joy and I produced a number of books drawing from old local papers, and I still have hundreds more good stories I intend to publish.

This web-site should enable you to explore the books and talks I have available, but also, to inform you as to what I am working on at the present time.

My latest book is 'The Class of '63', a novel set around a charity school in Earl Stonham in 1763 (see separate page).

I am at present researching the notorious Whistlecraft family of Rickinghall in the hope of telling their story. Amongst my most recent books have been ‘News from Essex’ (2013) and 'The Chantry, Sproughton' (for Sue Ryder Care)

As I am no longer selling the collection of six volumes: 'Newspapers in Suffolk', they can now be enjoyed by anyone wishing to visit this website. The full text of all six books, complete with hundreds of wonderful old newpaper items from 1720 - 1914 can be found here on the 'Newspapers in Suffolk' page.  ‘Lucky is the name’ is also out of print, so the entire 93,000 words can also be read on this website, here Lucky is the Name

A large collection of historical gleanings is now complete and is published under the title: 'Frolic, fervour and fornication'.

The Class of '63
Frolic, Fervour and Fornication
Local History Talks
News from Essex, 1720 - 1900
Lucky is the Name
The Watery Places of Suffolk
Thomas Slappe’s Booke of Physicke
Daniel Malden
Newspapers in suffolk
Witches in and around Suffolk
Diary of a poor Suffolk woodman
"The Suffolk Gipsy"
Death Recorded
I read it in the Local Rag
Order Form
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