recording local history

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Arthur Bryant, who has lived in Botesdale and Rickinghall all his life, tells Lesley about about life in the villages in times gone by

Rickinghall on BBC Radio Suffolk

In November 2014, Rickinghall was featured in Lesley Dolphin’s show on BBC Radio Suffolk. Each afternoon for a week Lesley played excepts from a series of interviews with members of Quatrefoil and other villagers. It was wonderful publicity for the village and for Quatrefoil’s work. You can hear the interviews in full below.

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Arthur Bryant offers his personal recollections of Basil Brown, about our most famous resident and recalls life in the villages during the Second World War

Graham Clayton talks to Lesley about his friendship with Basil Brown and about discovering the history of his Rickinghall home

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Graham Clayton relates the story of the discovery of an intriguing map of the villages drawn up during the Second World War

Sarah Doig offers a newcomer’s perspective of Rickinghall and talks about her research into the local Victorian village school and on past Rectors of Rickinghall

Charles Greenhough talks about the effect of the bypass on the villages and his involvement in various committees, including Rickinghall Village Hall and the magazine

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Diana Maywhort explains how her historical research has helped recreate Botesdale Market through the ages and other discoveries she has made in the archives about the villages

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Jean Sheehan tells Lesley about the villages of Rickinghall, Botesdale and Redgrave and explains how Quatrefoil started researching and writing books about local history

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