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Pubs, Ponds and Power: The Story of the Village

Series 1


Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores Lavenham in Suffolk, the best-preserved medieval village in the country. In the 16th century, Lavenham was one of the wealthiest places in England, becoming rich on its woollen cloth industry, but the industry declined and the wealthy abandoned Lavenham. By the 19th century it was a place of poverty, but today it is once more a jewel of a village. Show less

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