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Nayland with Wissington Conservation Society
 
Publications & Gifts

Help us to look after our historic village by purchasing the items below.
All monies raised go to local conservation projects.

Items can be obtained as detailed below.

  • All Items: Jenny Hoskins 01206 263309 or hoskinsj16@gmail.com
  • All Items: Forget Me Not, (General Store), 2 Birch Street, Nayland, CO6 4JA 
  • All Items: Blue Owl Ceramics Studio & Gift Shop, The Mill, Mill Street, Nayland CO6 4HU
  • Books & Map: Post Office, 19, High St., Nayland, CO6 4JG

New Edition Tea Towel 

The tea towel designed by Richard Bawden shows some well known and well-loved features of Nayland, including ancient carvings (such as the green man in the roof of St. James' Church and window sill of the oriel window at Alston Court) and the topiary in the high street. 

This has been reprinted in burgundy and green by popular request.

Tea Towels approx. size: 48 x 77.5cm.

Cost: £4 each, excluding postage.

 

Tea Towels
 


Footpath Map

Our footpath map is now available showing walks in and around the village. 

Price £2.

 

New Footpath Map
   

Nayland: Suffolk Town and Village  

This is a short history of Nayland and Wiston including the following chapters:  Nayland's industries and trades, schools, churches, medical and other services, river, road, and railways, social pursuits, personal and family reminiscences. There is a walk around guide and map at the back.

Written by Denis Halliday, Rosemary Knox, Wendy Sparrow, Keith Worricker and Karen Warren - people who know and love the village and surrounding countryside.

Cost £3.00 each, excluding postage

 

Nayland Town & Village

Memories of Nayland

This book provides a picture of Nayland in the twentieth century through the memories of some of its residents. It is a record of the author's conversations over a period of many years with members of some of Nayland's oldest families. It also records the Conservation Society's activities since its formation in 1974.

Written by Wendy Sparrow

Cost £5 each, excluding postage (reduced from £8.50)

 

Memories of Nayland
   

Nayland and Wiston: A Portrait in Photographs

Some fascinating old photos from Nayland and Wiston which show the history and character of people and places. This is a perfect present for anyone who likes to reminisce or who wants to know what life was like as early as 1860. The pictures are delightful.

Compiled by Wendy Sparrow and Andora Carver

Cost £4.50 each, excluding postage

 

Portrait on Photographs
   

A Walk Around Historic Nayland

A small book of intricate detailed descriptions with photographs and drawings of the oldest and most interesting of the timber framed houses and pubs. The church and mill are also mentioned. Nayland is one of the best preserved late-medieval villages in Britain, and this booklet is ideal for anyone wanting to know more; to understand what lies behind the architectural veneer, and to learn something of the history of the village. Easy to read and clear directions.

written by Leigh Alston

Cost £2.50 each, excluding postage

 

A Walk Around Nayland
   
   

Nash Postcards

The scene of Nayland and surrounding countryside was painted by John Nash in the early 1950s for a series produced by the Post Office to encourage the use of correct postal addresses. The view is from Gravel Hill looking over the village and across the valley to Essex in the south.  St. James' Church with its earlier extended tower is the focal point of the picture. The cedar tree on the left of the picture was destroyed by the hurricane in 1987.   The village is easily recognizable today.

A Painting of Nayland Village by John Nash R.A.
Postcards (10.5 x 14.75cm)

Cost: 20p each, 10 postcards and envelopes, £2, excluding postage.

Nash Postcard
   

Old village cards by David May

We are delighted to present a selection of 8 greeting cards of Nayland and Wiston which were part of a collection by David May of over 300 early postcards acquired by the Society in March 2010.

Cost: 8 greeting cards with envelopes, £1.50, excluding postage (reduced from £3.50). 

David May Collection Postcards

For more information on the collection see Postcard Collection


David May Postcards

   

John Constable, R.A - Altarpiece Sketch Postcards

Postcards of an original sketch by John Constable. The subject is a pencil drawing showing the reredos (decorated stone screen behind he altar) at  St. James Church, Nayland indicating how the proposed altarpiece might look in situ.

It is inscribed ‘Pray turn your Mind to some good subject soon’ - a reference to the difficulty Constable encountered in deciding on a subject matter for the painting.

Cost: 20p each, 10 postcards and envelopes, £2, excluding postage.

 

Constable Postcard

   

Is it Wiston or Wissington?
An ancient rural Suffolk parish
The history of Nayland's 'other parish' from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

Written & published by Rosemary Knox in 2001
ISBN: 0-9541105-0-1
(copies are available to view at Colchester Library and the Suffolk Record Office at Bury)

A revised edition with more pictures printed in 2012  

Cost £5
On sale at the Post Office, Forget Me Not or ring Rosemary Knox on 01206 262224.   All proceeds to St. Mary's Church, Wiston.

Is It Wiston or Wissington?
   

Nayland: A Bird’s Eye View

A collection of articles written by the Parish Recorder over the past ten years for the Nayland with Wissington Community Times. The articles are about people and events from Nayland's past, historic buildings and much more by Wendy Sparrow.

Price £7 from the Post Office, Village Stores, Forget-me-not and 17 Court Street, Nayland or 01206 262820

Book Birds Eye View

 

Details of further publications on aspects of the parish can be seen at
the
Nayland and Wiston community website.

 

Previous Gifts


Munings Greeting Card
- Sold Out

Floods near Nayland c. 1950

by
Sir Alfred Munnings
Estate of Sir Alfred Munnings.  All rights reserved, DACS 2015.
Photo credit:The Munnings Art Museum


Price:  60p. each & £3 for 6 including envelopes,
excluding postage

Munnings Card

Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Tea Towel - Sold Out

We are delighted that Richard Bawden has again created a unique design for our 40th Anniversary tea towel.

The features included are from left to right (top): The White Hart Inn Sign, the medieval stone effigy on the south west porch of St. James Church, the Wiston Dragon from St. Mary's Church. The K6 BT Kiosk in Bear Street which was "adopted" by the Society and moved from Wiston , Alston Court porch, High Street, The Nayland Meadow and the north door of St. Mary's, Wiston.

The Society's achievements since 1974 are listed as a border on 3 sides of the design.

Tea Towels approx. size: 48 x 77.5cm.

Price £5.50 each or £10 for two. Available from the Hon. Secretary.

Tea Towel

New Edition Tea Towel - Sold Out

Our latest tea towel design replicates a previous picture of the High Street in the 1960s. This has been reprinted in red and green by popular request.

Tea Towels approx. size: 48 x 77.5cm.

Cost: £4 each, excluding postage.

 

Tea Towels

Diamond Jubilee Tea Towels - Sold Out

The Society produced a limited edition
of our tea towels in red, white and blue 
to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

(approx. size: 48 x 77.5cm ).

Price £4

Sold Out

Jubilee Tea Towel

Tea Towel - Sold Out

The tea towel designed by Richard Bawden shows some well known and well-loved features of Nayland, including ancient carvings (such as the green man in the roof of St. James' Church and window sill of the oriel window at Alston Court) and the topiary in the high street. The design was so successful and popular last year that we decided to print some more.

Tea towels available in Black, Green and Blue (approx. size: 48 x 77.5cm ).

Cost: £3.50 each, excluding postage.

 

Tea Towels