Our Publications

Since 2014, the Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust has published an annual high-quality print book, in its Adult Education Series, revealing aspects of the historic landscape and wildlife of the Trust’s reserves at Kelsale and Hasketon.  These have all been written, edited and produced "in house" (well, really "in the field"!) by our own members (or "Guardians"), with additional contributions by relevant experts with whom we work very closely.


One of the books has sold out, as indicated,
but otherwise each can be obtained at its quoted post-paid price from:
SFPT, Park House, Friston, Saxmundham, IP17 1PB

Please send a cheque with your order made payable to:
Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust

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The water world of two
Suffolk Nature Reserves

In OUR FIFTH ANNUAL VOLUME, we decided that the theme for 2018 should be the aquatic environment on our reserves or, as we shall call it, the Water World.  We are pleased to have contributions from a talented group of writers.

Please read a Message from the Editors here, or download a separate order form

The book will be available from the end of November 2018 — just in time for a Christmas present to yourself or your loved ones!

£14.00 (incl. P&P)

All paid-up Guardians of Suffolk Preservation Trust are entitled to one free copy.  They could either arrange to collect their copy from Janey Cullen (janeycullen1@gmail.com) before Christmas, or copies can be collected at the AGM (details here) at Kelsale Village Hall.  For those unable to attend the AGM, their copies will be sent by post.  Also, orders for earlier additional copies can be placed by use of the order form.

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The fourth annual volume was compiled from contributions by Guardians to show how past ownership is reflected in the present condition of  the two Reserves, to describe different ways in which the Reserves are valued by Guardians, and to discuss options for present and future management to meet the objectives of the Charity.

£12.00 (incl. P&P)

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The 2016 book, Two Suffolk Nature Res-erves: the Legacy of Francis W. Simpson, edited by our Rose Battye and Janey Cullen, celebrated  the 30th anniversary of the Trust, and included four seasonal poems by Suffolk poet Kaaren Whitney. 

This book has sold out and is unfortunately no longer available.

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If you are interested in the dam earthworks and its associated features, many of which can still be seen in the Reserve today, then there is a complete guide written by our John Rainer in 2015.  It is entitled Simpson's Fromus Valley and Kelsale Park: A Guide to the Earthwork features of the Reserve, and you can download⬇︎the shorter first edition here

The full edition, 38 A4 pages in high-quality print, features a number of revisions, additions and new illustrations.

£12.00 (incl. P&P)

John also wrote a paper in 2015, being a detailed history of the park to transport you back to the days when it was the centrepiece for a family of leading medieval noblemen.  Entitled Simpson's Fromus Valley and Kelsale Park: A Brief History of the Medieval Park, you can download⬇︎it here.

There is a related on-screen article too, summarising both subjects, that you can view here.

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2014 at Simpson's Fromus Valley and Orchid Glade by our Laurie Forsyth is a collection of Seasonal Diary reports, images and reflections on one year in the two Reserves.


£12.00 (incl. P&P)

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