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ISBN: 9781841149646
AUTHOR: Maureen & Eric Long
Kessingland Reunited
Kessingland Reunited
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The Book of Kessingland featured a microcosm of life in the village since Domesday, but this volume is a snapshot of Kessingland history and families within living memory; that is, for the last seventy or so years.

Once nicknamed ‘Klondyke’, ‘the richest village in England’, due to the fishing industry, there are now very few fishermen sailing from here, except a few privately owned non-commercial boats. This book chronicles the decline of this once great industry, the wartime years and how the village reinvented itself as a holiday resort in the post-war years.

Once separated by farmland into two ’villages’, with friendly rivalry between, an influx of people from London and Hertfordshire bought new houses and bungalows built on the former agricultural land, which joined up the village geographically and made for an even greater ethnic mix.

A wide range of photographs, representing people, places, events, groups, sport and personalities encapsulate the life of this vibrant community in the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Maureen and Eric Long have retired from their village retail business and now produce the local magazine, which is distributed to the over four thousand residents in Kessingland and to the neighbouring large village of Carlton Colville. Small booklets of village history have been compiled in the past, and Maureen is still involved with the Suffolk Village Signs series of books, as well as the occasional article or short story in other publications.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 964 6, hardback, 297x210mm, 128 pages. Published November 2009.

 
 
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