Southwold Books

Below is a selection of books about Southwold and Suffolk:

Francis Frith's Southwold to Aldeburgh (Photographic Memories)
Francis Frith's Southwold to Aldeburgh (Photographic Memories)
Approximately 100 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction are collected in this volume. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers, it includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book.
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Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Southwold
Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Southwold
This map is part of the Landranger (Pink) series and is designed for people who really want to get to know an area. It includes the following information: tourist information, camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest and rights of way information for England and Wales. Each map in the series covers an area of 40 km by 40 km (25 miles by 25 miles) and like other Ordnance Survey maps, National Grid squares are provided so that any feature can be given a unique reference number. Perfect for planning ahead and local excursions, these maps are full of useful information that will help you really get to know an area.
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Southwold and Bungay
Southwold and Bungay
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Southwold in Old Photographs
Southwold in Old Photographs
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Southwold: An Earthly Paradise
Southwold: An Earthly Paradise
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The Best of Southwold
The Best of Southwold
A collection of writings and photographs relating to the town of Southwold.
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The Southwold Diary of James Maggs, 1818-1876
The Southwold Diary of James Maggs, 1818-1876
James Maggs (1797-1890) of Southwold, schoolmaster, auctioneer and general factotum, was ideally placed to know practically everything that happened in the little Suffolk port. From 1818 to 1871, he kept a chronicle of local events, recording with scrupulous accuracy the fortunes and (more often) misfortunes of the seafarers, small tradesmen and others who were his fellow townsmen. 'Limping Jem' was both discreet and objective, well trusted and the friend of many. Such however was his innate curiosity and eye for detail, particularly when either the past or present of Southwold and its neighbourhood was involved, that he could not fail to tell us more than was intended both about the place and about the nineteenth century in coastal and rural Suffolk. Maggs compiled, albeit unwittingly, an important social document, serving his own town in prose as effectively as Crabbe with his poetry had preserved the life and spirit of Aldeburgh; and indeed the one complements, confirms and enhances...
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