From Potash To Pear Trees

A Chronicle of  Potash Cottages, Pettistree.

This book is a narrative of the life of one of Suffolk’s many rural cottages which help to form the tapestry of the landscape around the county, and the methods of research used to source the information.

No 2 Potash cottages, Pettistree was a labourer’s cottage, occupied by the author’s family from 1944 to the end of the century. formerly built to house employers of the local potash factory.  It  began its life sometime in the mid 18th century.

The volume then details the evolvement of the property and its owners throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Things are brought up to date with the memories and experiences of the author of life in the village and its surroundings in the second half of the twentieth century.

Throughout the volume the sources used are identified, which makes this a valuable read for anyone with interests in Pettistree or those thinking about researching their own home.

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