recording local history

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Many people will be familiar with the story of the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo on the eve of the Second World War. However, the life and achievements of the man behind one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time are less well known.

This biography shines a light on Basil Brown, a native of Rickinghall in Suffolk; his motivations, passions and discoveries, as well as his ability to enthuse others. It tells, in his own words and using recollections from local people and from those who worked alongside him, a tale of a largely self-educated farmer’s son who achieved immortality in the world of archaeology.


A5 size (14.8 x 21 cm), 156 pages, perfect bound


Local residents can buy our books from:

Rickinghall Country Market (for dates click here) and Redgrave Stores (only books which include Redgrave history)

If you are in the UK, you can buy this book at our SumUp online store

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