on the Western Branch,"
created by journalists John H. Sheally II and Phyllis
Speidell with educator Karla Smith, captures the
story of the truckers and the community through
the recollections of more than 100 people, the documented
history of the area and a collection of compelling
vintage and contemporary photos.
on the Western Branch is available
Price: NOW Just - $20.00 plus
(Copies are also
available in Churchland at: The Portsmouth YMCA
in Churchland, Jems from Jennie, Harris Tire, The
18th Century Merchant, Hair by Andrea, First Team
Toyota, Village Florist, and Hoffler Creek Wildlife
In Suffolk at: A. Dodson's, Bennett's Creek Market,
Bennett's Creek Pharmacy, and Bon Vivant Wine &
Brew at Governor's Point Shoppes
All three of our books
are available at Bennett's Creek Pharmacy.)
to Canada - $24.95
Shipping to Australia and UK - $35.25
Domestic shipping (lower 48 states) - $6
Shipping costs are calculated at checkout, depending
on your ship-to address.
Suffolk River Heritage
A non-profit, 501 (c) 3, foundation, Suffolk River
Heritage promotes an awareness and appreciation
of the history and heritage of villages and neighborhoods
along the Nansemond, James and Elizabeth Rivers.
The trio of waterways is as inter-connected as the
farmers, watermen, businesses, and families living
along and near their shorelines.
Since 2006 foundation members have been collecting
oral histories and other primary source material
relevant to those communities. From that work the
foundation developed a series of books in which
we share stories, photography and a touch of historical
research, creating a sense of place to share with
a rapidly changing region.
The River Binds Us, published 2007, the story of
the farms and watermen's villages of Crittenden,
Eclipse and Hobson
Peninsula in Passage, published in 2012, the story
of the villages of Bennett's Creek, Driver, and
Pughsville as they evolved into the suburban area
surrounding the planned community of Harbour View.
Truckin' on the Western Branch, published 2014,
the story of how a thriving region of truck farmers
- Churchland, West Norfolk, Western Branch and Bowers
Hill - grew into a diverse, suburban community while
retaining some of its village culture and closeness.
Suffolk River Heritage
PO Box 6007
Suffolk, VA 23433