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.
Amongst my most recent books have been 'Lucky is the Name' the story of a Suffolk farming family, 'A Short History of the Village of Cotton', published in 2012 to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and ‘News from Essex’ (2013)
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 will soon be completed and will probably be published in 2014 under the title 'Frolic, fervour and fornication'. Keep a look out for a modern day extravaganza entitled ‘Closing Time’ (or The Body in the Book Bank).
|Local History Talks|
|News from Essex, 1720 - 1900|
|Lucky is the Name|
|The Watery Places of Suffolk|
|Thomas Slappe’s Booke of Physicke|
|A Picture History of Margaret Catchpole|
|Exploring East Anglia by Bus Pass|
|Daniel Malden||Newspapers in suffolk|
|Witches in and around Suffolk|
|Diary of a poor Suffolk woodman|
|"The Suffolk Gipsy"|
|I read it in the Local Rag|