Up the River Deben

Robert Simper

124 colour photographs with descriptive text tell the story and history of the River Deben, from the wild entrance at Felixstowe up to Ufford where the tidal estuary ends.

Up the River Deben
Robert Simper

£14.95

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Description

Robert Simper has lived alongside the River Deben all his life, and in this book he shares his love of the river and the people and communities that live and work alongside it through his own photographs and descriptive text.

Up the River Deben takes us from its dangerous entrance bar at Felixstowe Ferry, up past Ramsholt and Waldringfield to Woodbridge and beyond, above Wilford Bridge to Ufford.  124 colour photographs with Robert’s descriptive text tell the story and history of the River Deben, a beautiful Suffolk river from the wild entrance up to Ufford where the tidal estuary ends and the fresh water river begins. Places covered are Felixstowe Ferry, Bawdsey Ferry, Ramsholt, Hemley, Waldringfield, Martlesham Creek, Woodbridge and Melton and just up to Ufford. In this voyage up this attractive river, in all the seasons of the year, many of the river’s better-known people are portrayed. A worthy successor to the highly popular The Deben River, a black and white photograph history book first published in 1992.

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About The Author

Robert Simper

Robert Simper’s home has always been in Suffolk.  He was born in Blaxhall, grew up in Bawdsey and has lived most of his life in Ramsholt.  He led a conventional farming life until he had a bad back injury and turned to writing as well as farming and sailing.  He is best known for his series of books about the rivers on the East Coast of England, but has written extensively on traditional work boats all over the world and in 2010 the World Ship Trust awarded him a citation ‘for many years of helping to record and preserve so much of the country’s vintage sailing craft’.

Robert has written over 40 books since his first in 1967.  Many are now out of print – those that Bittern still have are highlighted with links to the product page.

East Anglian Books

  • Over Snape Bridge (1967)
  • Woodbridge and Beyond (1972)
  • Suffolk Show (1981)
  • East Anglian Coast & Waterways (1985)
  • Suffolk Sandlings (1986)
  • Woodbridge: A Pictorial History (1995)
  • Suffolk: A Fine Farming County (2007)
  • Woodbridge to the Coast (2008)
  • Coastal Suffolk (2009)
  • Coastal Essex (2011)
  • Over Snape Bridge Revisited (2019)
 
Sail Books
  • East Coast Sail (1972)
  • Scottish Sail (1974)
  • North East Sail (1975)
  • Victorian and Edwardian Yachting (1978)
  • Gaff Sail (1979)
  • Sail on the Orwell (1982)
  • Sail: The Surviving Tradition (1984)
  • The Cambria Story (2012)
British Isles
  • British Sail (1977)
  • Britain’s Maritime Heritage (1982)
  • Beach Boats of Britain (1984)
English Estuaries Series
  • The River Deben (1992)
  • The River Orwell and the River Stour (1993)
  • Rivers Alde, Ore and Blyth (1994)
  • Essex Rivers and Creeks (1995)
  • Norfolk Rivers and Harbours (1996)
  • Thames Tideway (1997)
  • River Medway and The Swale (1998)
  • Rivers to the Fens (2000)
  • Up the River Deben (2006)
Autobiographical
  • In Search of Sail (1998)
  • Family Fields (1999)
  • Voyage Around East Anglia (2001)
  • Creekside Tales (2004)
  • The Best Crop (2014)
Coast in the Past
  • Forgotten Coast (2002)
  • Sunrise Coast (2002
  • The Lugger Coast (2003)
  • The Barge Coast of Suffolk, Essex and Kent (2007)
  • The Beachman’s Coast Suffolk (2015)

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