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Wimbish through the centuries

by Isabel Wiseman

Wimbish Memories

by Ben Taylor (1976)

Republished 2023 - ISBN 978-191646310-3 - Two books in one.

20cm x 13cm paperback
136 pages including 18 pages of (monochrome) illustrations
and 6 maps

  • The only two books so far published on the history of the village of Wimbish, (near Saffron Walden in Essex) both out of print since a few years after their publiction.

  • This new edition is exactly as Isabel Wiseman & Ben Taylor wrote (but reset, not a photocopy).

  • Isabel Wiseman traces the history of the village from pre-Norman times to the mid-20th century.

  • She was a member of one of the longest-established Wimbish families. One of the fascinating chapters recounts the protection of a Jesuit priest in a "priest's hole" in a local manor house: something which lead a Wiseman ancestor to be condemned to death (but later pardoned)

  • Ben Taylor was a lifelong resident of Wimbish. He recounts his nemories of life in Wimbish during the first three-quarters of the 20th century

If you live in the UK, you can order direct from us for post-free delivery:

(for a copy delivered to an address within 5 miles of Wimbish, Essex @ £8.00 inc. delivery click here )

Price £9.50 (post-free in UK only - use your country's Amazon website for orders elsewhere)

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Updated 1 June 2023