recording local history

Copyright © Quatrefoil

Quatrefoil was formed in 2012 to research the history of the villages of Botesdale, Redgrave and The Rickinghalls in Suffolk and to make this research available to all by various means, principally by publishing books. We want to stimulate new and renewed interest in our locality and its inhabitants over the centuries. We aim to inspire people to discover more about local history and to enjoy walking in the footsteps of others.

   people to discover more about local history and to enjoy walking in the footsteps

In October 2012 we were delighted to be granted £6,400 under the “All Our Stories” programme run by the Heritage Lottery Fund. With this money we were able to research and publish eight local history books.

The proceeds from the sale of these books now enables us to continue to research and to publish further local history books. Our LATEST NEWS section to the right contains information about our latest publication and news on our events.

To read more about all our books and to find out how to purchase them, please visit the PUBLICATIONS pages.


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we were not able to hold our annual Bringing Local History Alive day in 2020. However, we remain hopeful that we can go ahead with an event this year. Watch this space for further details.

The next in our local history book series will be on our most famous resident, Basil Brown, the self-taught archaeologist who discovered the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo.