• Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

  • Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

  • Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

  • Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

  • Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

  • Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

  • Waldringfield, A Suffolk Village beside the River Deben

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Waldringfield History Group

Welcome to the Waldringfield History Group shop. 

The Waldringfield history Group have produced a new book entitled

'Waldringfield - a Suffolk Village beside the River Deben'

 ‘The peace of this place […] is like a breath of heaven after London,’ wrote actor Dirk Bogarde, visiting Waldringfield soon after the end of WW2. He loved ‘the damp smells of mud and October mist’, the sky ‘raked by hundreds of empty masts’, the heron ‘wading his solitary way across the marshes’.

 Waldringfield is not always so calm. The anchorage can be a mass of sails when the Sailing Club is racing and the foreshore is often thronged with holiday makers and crabbers. It has been a place for yacht designers and boat builders to display their art and the starting point for innumerable sailing adventures. In the weeks before D-Day Waldringfield contributed to the Operation Quicksilver deception. In the previous century, it was a minor industrial centre supporting a waterborne trade in coprolite and ‘London Muck’ - together with an environmentally unfriendly but economically important Cement Works.

 Assiduous research by the Waldringfield History Group and their friends tells the village story through family recollections and hundreds of photographs. These range from pioneering glass slides to the latest in drone technology. Meet the boats and people, businesses and pleasures, innovations and escapes of this unique Suffolk community beside the River Deben.


A Golden Duck Publication
Golden Duck, Sokens, Pleshey, Essex CM3 1HT

210x 297mm 314pp pb £29.50
full colour throughout
ISBN 978 1899262434 29.9.2020

RRP £29.50

This is an intensely local book with wider than local interest.

“a fascinating compendium of stories, of people and buildings, of yachts (the King’s Britannia and Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett) and barges, of recent and older history”

Peter Willis, Yachting Monthly


Some other comments are:
'Completely fabulous - most sincere congratulations for what must have been a very difficult and time consuming job even in a normal year.'

'We'd like to congratulate Waldringfield History Group, and all those involved in the production of the book "Waldringfield - A Suffolk Village beside the river Deben", which was launched today.'

'A huge achievement! What a fine record of our village and a celebration of the generations who called Waldringfield home. Thank you to everyone who put this beautiful book together, particularly Gareth Thomas. We already have orders for copies for America and Australia!'

'The book appears to be full of interesting information, and wonderful, pictures and illustrations. We look forward to reading it. Worth all your hard work!'

This book explores the village of Waldringfield and its relationship to the River Deben.

Table os contents 1 Table of contents 2


Of course, a publication such as this depends on sponsorship and so our grateful thanks go to the following Sponsors:

Waldringfield Boatyard
Waldringfield Parish Council
The Maybush
Waldringfield Sailing Club
Roberto Ices Ltd
Kingsfleet Wealth
The Scarfe Charitable Trust
Seamark Nunn
Lewis Culf Ltd
Oak Garage Waldringfield
The Stollery Family





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