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METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village 1928–2017
as told by Christine Brennan

Many will remember the publication of local author Christine Brennan’s book at a launch party on Saturday 11 November 2017. It was a memorable evening and well supported. There was standing room only as guests (more than 200 of them) packed into Metfield Village Hall in the early evening and the crowd buzzed with excitement.

Granddaughter Abigail told us a bit about her Nan and how the book came about, highlighting Christine’s passion for preserving Metfield’s history. The books were unveiled with a flourish and a roar of appreciation from the crowd.

Memories and emotions were stirred up, stories swapped, drinks drunk and nibbles nibbled. Queues were formed, books were signed, photos were enjoyed, old friends and neighbours caught up with each other.

Well over 200 books were sold on the night. Feedback was fantastic – people were impressed with the overall quality and the number of photos. It was recognised as a ‘proper’ book, so much more than just a local history or personal memoire. One guest commented as follows:

‘Just a quick note to thank you and all the team for the most fabulous “book launch” party on Saturday evening. I am sure everybody there enjoyed it as much as I did and it served well the object of the evening: the launch of Christine’s METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village 1928–2017. It is the most delightful read, both straight through and also for dipping into. The book knocks spots off other village memoires I have read and I am sure Christine appreciates the wealth of talent she surrounded herself with.

Wonderful feedback for Christine.

In case there is anyone left in the village who doesn’t already own a copy or has never seen it, there are still a few on sale at Metfield Stores, but stocks won’t last forever.

People of Metfield! This is your blog page…

This blog will be an opportunity for the residents of Metfield to have a voice, to say what they think about things in general, things in particular and, most important, all the good things about living here.

We’d welcome contributions, however small, from anyone who is interested in Metfield, its history, how it ticks. Thinking of moving here? Ask questions about what it’s like, what there is to do. Are the villagers friendly? Come along to the Village Hall Bar on Friday or Saturday nights (you can also eat there) and meet some of the locals.

Pop in to Metfield Stores where you are bound to meet friendly locals who can answer your questions or just have a chat. You can buy a copy of METFIELD Tales From a Suffolk Village 1928–2017 (price £10.00) by Christine Brennan, local author and/or any of the other publications written by locals that are on sale there.

So please do write on this blog and tell us what’s going on, what you are thinking about and how we could improve this website.