Piecing together Glemsford’s history

REVISED HISTORY: From left, Glemsford Local History Society members, Rowland Hill, Patrick Hempthill and Jenny Wears, with their new publication, Glemsford Revisited.
REVISED HISTORY: From left, Glemsford Local History Society members, Rowland Hill, Patrick Hempthill and Jenny Wears, with their new publication, Glemsford Revisited.

A YEAR of hard work has paid off for a group of village historians who have published a new book.

Glemsford Revisited is a history of Glemsford and the result of the combined efforts of the village’s local history and photographic societies.

It offers an insight into the industries, shops, schools and people that have changed or disappeared over time, accompanied by numerous photographs and captions.

It is an update of previous works by Chris Britton, Richard Deeks and the Rev Kenneth Glass.

Local history society member Jenny Wears said: “It has taken myself, Rowland Hill and Patrick Hempthill about a year, and we have searched through the records office to update captions with the history of houses, spoken to friends and got local information from the history society and villagers.”

The book is now on sale for £5 and is available from Kestrel bookshop in Friars Street, Sudbury, Landers in Long Melford, Sudbury’s tourist information centre and library, as well as Hunts Hill Stores in Glemsford.

All proceeds will support the work of the local history society.