Author’s exploration of wartime in Suffolk to include ‘all manner of surprising detail’

The cover image of A Suffolk Town in Wartime Framlingham 1939 to 1945, which shows planes flying ove

The cover image of A Suffolk Town in Wartime Framlingham 1939 to 1945, which shows planes flying over the town's medieval castle Picture: HORSHAM 95th BOMB GROUP HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - Credit: John Bridges

A Suffolk historian is launching a new book exploring the county’s wartime experiences.

John Bridges’ book A Suffolk Town in Wartime Framlingham 1939-45 looks at the arrival of evacuees, the declaration of war through to the demolition of pillboxes and air raid shelters.

Launching the book at Framlingham Library, from 10am on Saturday, September 22, Mr Bridges will be organising military displays in the car park. Signed copies of the book, which costs £20 and features more than 160 images, will also be available.

The book is said to contain “all manner of surprising detail” from Framlingham’s wartime history, including the work of the local Air Raid Precautions, bombing raids, the billeting of soldiers, the arrival of the US Air Force at Parham and more.

Mr Bridges, whose family’s Framlingham connection dates back to the early 18th century, said the book will be available at outlets in the town and further afield.

Email the author for more details.


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