She’s not just a pretty face!

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!

I’ve gone and written a book!

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!

Rachel Kellett, former resident of Metfield, talks about the 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…

Jonathan Steele 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 remembers…

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…