"Take these men as your example, like them remember that posterity can only be for the free: that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." Pericles, 431 BC

Monday, 30 September 2013

Ditchingham Bricks

These photos were taken on the 22nd of August 2012. We had just heard that the Ditchingham Maltings were to be demolished, but that the bricks were to be saved due to the dedicated efforts of Huby Fairhead, Curator of the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton. We sneaked on to the Ditchingham site and got our photos!

 But for Mr Fairhead's intevention, these bricks would have been lost in a pile of rubble. He received very little assistance from the "powers-that-be," and in the end had to slap them with a preservation order.

And these photos were taken at their new home in the musuem on the 11th of September 2013.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Bungay Community Centre

52.45170, 1.43884
TM 337 893
photos taken 13 August 2012

These are terrible photos--I had to take them through the door of the building, as it was locked.
The plaque says:
To the People of Bungay

This plaque is dedicated to commemorate our appreciation for your warmth, your friendship and your hospitality so generously extended to the members of the 446th Bombadier Group USAAF 1943-4945. Dedicated May, 1983, 446th Bomb Group, 2nd Air Division Association.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

South Elmham

52.39676, 1.46089
TM 355 832
photos taken 21 August 2013

This memorial relates to a "Q" site: a decoy airfield. I haven't been able to find any information on the men listed, or why the cross was placed. It took a while to find--it's along a footpath which isn't marked very clearly, and the footpath itself seems to have disappeared. If it's raining, take your wellies!

Great Ashfield: All Saints

All Saints, Great Ashfield

52.27199, 0.92367
TL 995 674
photos taken 21 August 2013

The church is locked, but there is keyholder information on the notice board. DO NOT, however, go to Mrs Isaacs, across the lane from the church. She is shown as a keyholder, but she was not at all happy that someone had knocked on her door. At the moment, the people in the cottage behind the church, 1 Main Road. The elderly couple there were very friendly and helpful.