The Book of Blofield and Hemblington - Parishes Portrayed, by Barbara Pilch

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The Book of Blofield and Hemblington - Parishes Portrayed, by Barbara Pilch
The Book of Blofield and Hemblington - Parishes Portrayed, by Barbara Pilch

Published by Halsgrove in 2006, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6025)

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From the front inside fly leaf: The A47 runs through this pleasant village and leads to the sea. Once a turnpike road, it is lined with attractive villas. The magnificent tower of Blofield's late-medieval church stands as a land­mark in the countryside where blue fields of woad once grew and heathland stretched seven miles out from Norwich.

Called at the time of Domesday, 'Blafelda', a site near a river, Blofield parish sits on fertile soil between the River Yare and beautiful areas of broadland, not far from miles of varied coastline. It has long been stewarded by market gardeners and farmers whose names live on across the locality.

The community life of Blofield, Blofield Heath, Hemblington and Pedham has been recorded from mesolithic times to the new millennium. In a valley at Hemblington traces of early potteries, trading posts and a Roman villa have been found. Plague left the round-towered church isolated, the community moving to Pedham where a fine 10 acre lake was once a popular place to visit for its waterfall and grottoes.

Through stories, photographs and illus­trations drawn together from across the parishes, this book explores Blofield through to the twenty-first century and celebrates the past, present and future of a lively community...
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