Just added new photos to the Photo Archive page.
PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY! The doors will open at 6pm and not before (imagine it's a jumble sale). But we'd like to crack on with the introductory stuff as soon as possible, leaving more time for you to buy your books, chat to Christine, get your book signed, swap memories of Metfield and generally have a … Continue reading Saturday night at the Launch
Saturday night promises to be a busy one! Christine looks forward to seeing you there. For those who don't know the village well, there is limited parking at the Village Hall so it might be sensible to reserve that for those who are less agile. If you have to park around the village, please be … Continue reading Parking in Metfield on Book Launch Night
There’s a real buzz in the vicinity of Metfield as we approach the launch date of Christine’s forthcoming book. Could it get any more exciting? Publication and Book Launch Party Saturday 11 November 2017 6pm to 8pm Metfield Village Hall With less than 1 week to go, the final plans are being made for the … Continue reading The Launch Party
Orders for the book are rolling in and we’d like to thank you all for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the Launch Party on Saturday 11 November at 6pm in the village hall where you can finally pick up your very own copy of the book. We can only accept cash … Continue reading Short video about the book
Continuing the story of how Christine came to write the book… One day, I bought myself a lined foolscap book and I began to write the stories out in longhand. It was so hard, my mind jumped from one thing to another and I couldn’t seem to get the order of things quite right. I … Continue reading I’ve gone and written a book! (Part 2)
…and we have lots of them! Come to the Launch on Saturday 11 November at 6pm at Metfield Village Hall to pick up your copy at the special introductory price of £5.00 (one copy per guest only). Additional copies will be on sale at £10.00.
The drawing in an earlier blog was done by Christine from memory. She thinks it was like this when she was about 8 or 9 years old, therefore sometime in the 1950s.
Some more pictures have been submitted by Jonathan Eden. Don't forget to send us your old photos (with captions).
By now, there won’t be many residents of Metfield who don’t know about Christine’s passion for preserving Metfield’s history and her soon-to-be-published book METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village 1928–2017. BUT, did you know she’s also a bit of an artist on the quiet? Definitely a woman with hidden talents! Here’s her rendering of Squire’s … Continue reading She’s not just a pretty face!
My name is Christine Brennan. I’ve lived most of my life in Metfield. My parents worked hard, I had a happy childhood and I’m still married to my childhood sweetheart. I think of myself as ordinary. But I’ve spent the past six years doing something that has changed that. I’ve gone and written a book! … Continue reading I’ve gone and written a book!
METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village could, of course, be any Suffolk village, but at the same time it is most distinctively not. For me, it starts with names, the names that keep coming back and back, names that I knew for the short time I passed through Metfield – Rusted, Eastaugh, Reilly, Shadbolt, Hubbard, … Continue reading Rachel Kellett, former resident of Metfield, talks about the book…
Like a good friend, the best villages inspire loyalty, pride and affection. These qualities shine in abundance through this collection of stories and memories of Metfield, a village of some 380 people on the north-western border of Suffolk, close to the River Waveney. Christine Brennan, the author, was born and brought up in Metfield and … Continue reading Jonathan Steele talks about the book
Jonathan Eden grew up at Hattens Farm, Metfield. Hearing about the forthcoming book METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village 1928–2017 has stimulated some memories. My mother and father moved to Metfield in 1950, creating a hard but rewarding life for themselves on their idyllic dairy farm. In their mid-20s, with the whole world out there … Continue reading Jonathan Eden remembers…
A fascinating read, a book to dip in and out of whenever you have a moment. It leads you on, you want to know more and there’s plenty more to know. Not the usual dry historical account, Christine tells her tales in pictures and anecdotes with humour and warmth. And if you know her, you'd … Continue reading More about the book
New photographs have been added to the Metfield Books website featuring Christine Brennan's forthcoming book METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village 1928–2017. The website also has a new look header with changing photos taken from the book.