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Title:A History of the Lophams
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$19.40)
Book ID:B009-3954
Publisher:Phillimore & Co Ltd, London & Chichester, 1980
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1980, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First

Published on behalf of The Lopham Book Committee; map end-papers in green; frontis. etching of the tower of South Lopham church; The Lophams probably began as a frontier post between the north and south folk of East Anglia; the original settlement, Lophamford, having disappeared as recently as perhaps 250 years ago. The two villages have long been conscious of their history and now, at last, it has been carefully researched and recorded as a result of a remarkable enterprise. The initiative came from a man whose family could look back to the days when Lopham linen was supplied under royal warrant to Queen Victoria and which had witnessed a century of revolutionary change in village life. The enthusiasts who joined him in collecting information and support for the project included a cathedral bursar, the wife of an airline pilot and a churchwarden with a name well-known in Lopham since the reign of the first Elizabeth. They, and others, told their willing author what they knew and what they wanted to know; and he read, dug, interviewed, recorded and explored until he was able to give them, and the reader of this book, a continuous account of the Lophams from the end of the last Ice Age to the end of the last world war. He has written of the ancient rivalries between North and South Lopham and how, by accident, their churches have exchanged their Saints. He examines the mysterious story of a mass migration to America and tells of such incidents as Matthew Arnold's visit to Lopham as a school inspector. But perhaps his most popular chapter will be "The Good Old Days" in which he has used original village testimony to bring to life the style, the gossip, the sociabilities and the songs of a Lopham not long gone. The book is a significant contribution to the published history of East Anglia and has special interest for those concerned with the linen trade but its lively text and evocative pictures will ensure the warmest welcome among all residents and lovers of the Lophams themselves. The cover illustration is taken from Faden's map of Norfolk, made about 1790. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 326 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing to top edge. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles on black label spine. red cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's. & maps. Includes appendices & indexes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Genealogy & Local History; East Anglia; Norfolk; Lopham; England; History. ISBN: 0850333717. ISBN/EAN: 9780850333718. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3954.
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