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Suffolk Strange But True

History


by
Robert Halliday

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 15.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Suffolk Strange But True illustrates and describes people, places and incidents that are unusual, odd or extraordinary. We discover the truth about ‘the fasting woman of Shottisham’, who was alleged not to have eaten for three months; the ‘tithe war’ of the 1930s, when some farmers were reduced to selling their tractors for sixpence; unusual entrepreneurs, misers and witches, and also the tales behind a number of the county’s deserted towns and villages. Local folklore and legend are also examined – to show how real events have been exaggerated and embroidered over the years. Using a range of illustrations, from old and recent photographs to maps, prints, paintings and engravings, Robert Halliday tells an entertaining story – an alternative history of Suffolk that will fascinate residents and visitors alike.

Suffolk Strange But True illustrates and describes people, places and incidents that are unusual, odd or extraordinary. We discover the truth about ‘the fasting woman of Shottisham’, who was alleged not to have eaten for three months; the ‘tithe war’ of the 1930s, when some farmers were reduced to selling their tractors for sixpence; unusual entrepreneurs, misers and witches, and also the tales behind a number of the county’s deserted towns and villages. Local folklore‚Ķ (more)

Suffolk Strange But True illustrates and describes people, places and incidents that are unusual, odd or extraordinary. We discover the truth about ‘the fasting woman of Shottisham’, who was alleged not to have eaten for three months; the ‘tithe war’ of the 1930s, when some farmers were reduced to selling their tractors for sixpence; unusual entrepreneurs, misers and witches, and also the tales behind a number of the county’s deserted towns and villages. Local folklore and legend are also examined – to show how real events have been exaggerated and embroidered over the years. Using a range of illustrations, from old and recent photographs to maps, prints, paintings and engravings, Robert Halliday tells an entertaining story – an alternative history of Suffolk that will fascinate residents and visitors alike.

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