Insight into village past to support exhibitions

Nearly a century of memories of Long Melford are to be revisited thanks to the reprinting of a limited edition book.

Melford Memories was written by resident Ernest Ambrose in the 1960s.

The book recounts what life was like in the village during the 94 years that Mr Ambrose lived there and is to go on sale again this weekend in support of the village’s heritage centre.

John Nunn, who helped found the centre, said the book provided remarkable memories of the past.

“We are very lucky to be able to reprint the book, with profits raised from sales going to the centre,” he said.

Lavenham Press has printed 200 copies of the book after funding was provided by the family of former village policeman Thomas Howlett.

Melford Memories will be available at Long Melford Fine Foods, Looking Good Feeling Better and the Heritage Centre from Saturday.