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02 January 2013 Update

Hi all,

I have had some lovely feedback regarding Diss and District Through Time so far, including contact from several people who know individuals featured in my book - if you have more information about any of the photographs featured then do let me know and I'll feed that back to the relevant archive(s) as I know they would be pleased to add the information to each file.

I'd also like to take the opportunity to address the comment on a blog elsewhere that the lack of images from the Suffolk side of the border was "frustrating". I do apologise if this has disappointed anyone. I thought long and hard about which parishes to include within the "district" and I'm a Suffolk girl, so would have liked to include some images. However, the line has to be drawn somewhere, and the existing boundary of Norfolk and Suffolk was the most practical one to use. Not only does the County border fall to the south of Diss, but the hundred, archdeaconry and the registration district border. Additionally, county archives follow diocesan borders and libraries the county borders. I particularly wanted to use images that, for the most part, have not been published before. This meant spending a very long time ordering up and looking through uncatalogued photograph collections in Norfolk, and would have been hard to replicate where access is more difficult due to travel.

So, all in all, I apologise for any disappointment, but one day I would hope to feature this area in another book! Perhaps one looking at Eye and surrounding parishes. In the meantime, there are several other books available which feature Wortham, Palgrave, Fersfield etc - search the Local Studies catalogues for Norfolk and Suffolk for inspiration :-)

Thanks for reading, and look out for a feature in the Diss Express very soon!


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