The History of the Choppens of HADLEIGH
1790 – 1910
By Robert B. Delderfield
The Choppens were one of the families that left a strong, positive impression on in Hadleigh, Essex. John and Mary Choppen just married, settled in Hadleigh High Street in 1825 and their descendants were still there in 1910.
In this book we follow the adventures of John and Mary and their seven surviving children. Penned by ‘Bob’ Delderfield, whose enthusiasm for local history has continued unabated for more than 50 years, The Choppens is a masterpiece of detailed research.
Bob’s unique style has resulted in an eminently readable book and brings to life a bygone age when wheelwrights, blacksmiths and innkeepers were the core of community life.
The book is a real ‘must have’ for aficionados of Hadleigh and Daws Heath history.