I had a fantastic week last week, touring the internet and talking on various blogs about my life long passion for “all things history”. I would like to thank all the wonderful bloggers who hosted my posts throughout the week. I have been truly overwhelmed by the response and lovely comments I have received on all the blogs.
As well as touring the internet, I was also busy researching my next two books for Amberley – Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time, and Saffron Walden Through Time.
Last week, I had considerable breakthroughs with both books, which hopefully I can share nearer the time of each book’s publication next summer. However, for the moment, I would like to share with you a picture I bought on the internet some months ago. This week, I managed to identify the lady and also, with the help of Google Maps, exactly where she is sitting in Long Melford. The picture had puzzled me for some time, because the angle of photograph made the building in the top left corner seem like one of the maltings buildings still in existence within Long Melford. But it’s not, it’s actually a large red-brick building from the 1860s.
Meet Kate Salter, Edwardian resident of Long Melford, taking a break in the roadside outside Daniel Spilling’s Saddlery shop in Hall Street, in summer 1907.
I look forward to bringing you tales about Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham and Saffron Walden Through Time in the run-up to my next two local history books being published next year.
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