The Book of Elmsett - From Sickle to Satellite

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The Book of Elmsett - From Sickle to Satellite
The Book of Elmsett - From Sickle to Satellite

Published by Halsgrove in 2006, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6030)

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From the front inside fly leaf: Elmsett in Suffolk is first mentioned in the will of an Anglo-Saxon noble­woman, Aelflaed, and through this it eventually passed to King Ethelred the Unready. It was a substantial royal estate, listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. It remained a profitable agricultural area with deer parks and ancient woodland until the First World War. After the war many farmers were plunged into financial crisis and, unable to pay their tithe to the Church, hardship escalated and the Suffolk Tithepayers' Association was established to support farmers unable to pay. Events such as the tithe seizure at Elmsett Hall became known as the Tithe War and Elmsett has a rare and defiant memorial standing in a prominent position across the road from the church.

This book is a record of the village from Saxon to modern times. Interviews with older residents made over the last 20 years and recorded here give a picture of life in a rural community during the last century, which is not represented in conventional history. Also revealed is a strong sense of continuity, with families whose names appear in old parish records still playing a major part in community life today.
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