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Beccles Through Time Barry Darch

Beccles Through Time By Barry Darch

Beccles Through Time by Barry Darch

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This fascinating selection of photographs shows how Beccles has changed and developed over the last century.

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Beccles Through Time by Barry Darch

'The Gateway to the Broads', Beccles is a thriving market town in Suffolk that has been central to local communications for two millennia, prospering as a hub of trade and industry, while still retaining its cohesiveness and welcoming atmosphere. The historian Granville Baker wrote of his adopted town, 'Beccles is as a city that is at unity in itself.' While never wishing to be extensive, the town's substantial church, two marketplaces and stately Georgian buildings testify amply to its historical importance. Beccles Through Time features images depicting much of its significant architecture, from the eleventh century onwards, as well as documenting some of the smaller but no less fascinating alterations in the town's appearance. The changing role of the river, which gave Beccles the Saxon name for 'the pasture by the stream', is illustrated, and scenes of celebration and recreation are also shown.

About Barry Darch

After a career in education, including ten years as a head-teacher, followed by work as an educational researcher, consultant and university tutor, Dr Barry Darch continues his life-long passion for local and family history. A keen supporter of the U3A (University of the Third Age) he has led groups researching the history of Beccles Public Hall and Lido. He has been joint convenor of the Beccles U3A Family History Group, is chairman of the trustees of Beccles and District Museum, often gives presentations on the town's intriguing past and is currently serving as Mayor of Beccles. His recent MA dissertation (The Open University) focused on local adult education in the 19th century.

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Beccles Through Time by Barry Darch
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Amberley Publishing
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