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.
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.
A large collection of historical gleanings will be completed this winter and will probably be published in 2013 under the title 'Frolic, fervour and fornication'.
|Local History Talks|
|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|