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Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 18:57:37 Comments Excellent site - well done

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 18:58:30 Comments Where is Higham????

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:06:01 Comments I think Dalham's Hegderow is absolutely wonderful!! I intend to suggest we do something similar at our next parish meeting
Wendy Rowlins

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:46:59 Comments Very interesting site on Brandon. Incidentally Town Street was a separate and distinct community in Brandon until as recently as 1966 when the old flint cottages there were demolished. Even then, Town Street residents were rehoused at that end of town, and older Brandonians will know all about 'Tip' and Town Street.
A Smith

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:48:23 Comments Very informative good pictures More pictures required of the old village! Bloody Good

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:48:40 Comments Great web site. I am glad there is a web site for the village of " Gazeley ". I am research my genealogy/family history and the origins of the name " Gazeley " or variations (grandparents from England). I live in Australia. Any help would be appreciated. Keep up the good work. E-Mail: Many thanks. Brett Gazeley. 23 May 2000.

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:49:02 Comments A beatiful web site. We were fortunate to have been able to spend two year's liveing at Barton Mills and spend many day's exploring the local area it sure bring's back some lovely memories.

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:49:49 Comments This site is eyecatching, interesting and full of fascinating information. I wish we had such a project in our area
Susan Brown Surrey

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:50:10 Comments Greetings, Had a quick look at your site. Very nice we think. We will put a link from the Ely site as soon as we can. Regards,
Michael Gillett

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 19:50:38 Comments I must say I am VERY impressed, this looks like a really good interactive community project. Will refer it to my supervisor to see if we can get sufficient funds to run something like this somewhere in Queensland
I am working on developing a range of community based consultation strategies here in queensland and am somewhat in the dark about how it has been done successfully elsewhere. There is only one project that I know of that worked well but failed in the implementation due to lack of local government support. Here in Queensland all local governments are now required to address cultural heritage values in their planning schemes (something of an innovation) and so I am trying to get together a range of approaches to pilot in cooperative local government areas.
Jo Bain Principal Heritage Planning Officer Environmental Protection Agency

Date: 31 May 2000 ; Time: 20:06:41 Comments well done

Date: 04 Jun 2000 ; Time: 07:19:35 Comments Just love your cover page!
I'm not local, I'm in Ontario, Canada. I'm actually looking for ancestor names and am on a list in sussex as that seems to be where the Wayling name came from.
Your site should get an award!
Best regards, Elaine

Date: 04 Jun 2000 ; Time: 14:57:07 Comments I'm from Lakenheath, my parents (Mark and Grace King) still live there. I now live in Virginia and have been working on a family tree. I happened on this by chance, this is wonderful, it gives me a lot of info that I was looking for. When I came home in Oct I had my parents tell me about there lives , about the village etc, they filled me in on a lot of information that would have been lost, now I have it. I'm sure there are a lot of people in the village with story's to tell , I hope you continue with the info on the village. It's great.
Pat Borcherding (nee King)

Date: 07 Jun 2000 ; Time: 15:37:46 Comments To Pat Borcherding
I'm also from Lakenheath (most of my family are still there) and I also now live in Virginia, and I'm also compiling a family/village history. Seems we have a lot in common! If you're interested in comparing notes please email me. Isn't this site great!
Sara Goldman

Date: 12 Jun 2000 ; Time: 16:36:44 Comments Enjoyed the visit to your site. I spent time at RAF Lakenheath - from Armstice Day, 1950 until late Septmeber 1952. Have some vivid memories of the area. Sometimes attended a Methodist church in Lakenheath. Remember taking my bicycle to a shop in Lakenheath for repairs. Think it cost and astonishing one and six to get it repaired. Recall seeing an old gentleman out for his walk each day, jauntily swinging his walking stick as he strolled down the road. It was near Eriswell that I remember a thatched-roofed house. Saw that house, virtually unchanged, again in 1973. My best wishes to all those who made my life there more pleasant.
Marlin Mote Houston, Texas

Date: 12 Jun 2000 ; Time: 23:34:40 Comments Have already posted one note concerning my nostalgia, but reading the 1965 description, encountered another memory. P C Rogers. When I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath from 50-52, I was an Air Force policeman. How many times I saw P C Rogers, I can't say. But he found it necessary to come to the base with some frequency and I was always impressed by his good humor - whatever the circumstances of his visit. My old outfit, the 3909th Air Police Squadron, now has annual musters and as we swap tales, P C Rogers' name is often mentioned. (Favorably, I might add.) The man who was our commander for much of that time, Lewis I. Vance, is still living and attends these musters. Some of the best tales about P C Rogers are told by Colonel Vance. (Vance was a Captain when P C Rogers knew him.) If the P. C. is still around, please give him the regards of a bunch of boys, now old men, who remember him fondly.
Marlin E. Mote Houston, Texas

Date: 14 Jun 2000 ; Time: 18:58:33 Comments Excellent web site, I am honored to be able to utilize the "Bulletin Board" Thank you very much

Date: 16 Jun 2000 ; Time: 14:52:55 Comments excellent site and information. I am trying to establish links with the bugg family,being descended fromo

Date: 16 Jun 2000 ; Time: 16:57:22 Comments very informative site. have been looking for old ties to family,one being samuel bugg from drandenton,suffolk co.,england,settling in s. peters parish,richmond,va.,usa. Perhaps a wide avenue has opened up for me.
Francis V. Bugg,sr,in Towson,Maryland usa.

Date: 16 Jun 2000 ; Time: 17:48:15 Comments Excellent site and historical-am trying to bring to surface old family links-notably to a Samuel Bugg from "brandenton,Suffolk County england in the 1600 era,settling in St.Peters Parish,Richmond,Va., usa. I hope to get my own site soon.
Francis V. Bugg.Sr. of Towson,Maryland usa.

Date: 17 Jun 2000 ; Time: 10:57:33 Comments What a great website!!!! Top marks to everyone involved. After reading the other comments I will be cheeky as well and post my family interests.
Looking for PARSONS, FORBY, MORLEY, BANGS and STANLEY family information in Lakenheath. Anyone with any possible connections contact
Cheers, Kate Cunningham from Wellington New Zealand

Date: 21 Jun 2000 ; Time: 14:56:36 Comments very interesting

Date: 28 Jun 2000 ; Time: 04:02:05 Comments Spent most of my life in Tuddenham and was wonderful to be able to see it again. Great web-site, Can you please put more detailed descriptions of the photos? Thanks,
Brooke Weston Formerly of 37 High Street Tuddenham. Hi everyone!

Date: 30 Jun 2000 ; Time: 04:47:46 Comments What a wonderful discovery this site is! My heritage and the home of my youth preserved for the knowledge and enjoyment of my family and friends for generations. I get to "go home" so infrequently, this site(s) will help fill the gaps and provide my new wife with a virtual experience I know I will not be able to provide her in reality for many years to come. Thanks. L. Mayhew, Dallas, TX, USA (born in Lakenheath, schooled in West Row, former resident of Red Lodge and Freckenham)

Date: 04 Jul 2000 ; Time: 09:15:47 Comments Very interested to see this site, we will definately provide a link from our villages page on our site

Date: 08 Jul 2000 ; Time: 20:38:04 Comments My parents are Mark and Grace King from Lakenheath, I have enjoyed reading all this information and look forward to seeing more added in the future.
Pat Borcherding

Date: 10 Jul 2000 ; Time: 06:00:28 Comments I've enjoyed this romp through Forest Heath. I have been working on a website for the churches involved in the Celebrate 2000 Millenium Mission this past May. The cite can be found at
Perhaps we ought to link the pages... Not all the churches have information on their sites yet, however we keep trying! Blessings,

Date: 10 Jul 2000 ; Time: 08:01:12 Comments Excellent, absolutely brilliant I had to find information about Elveden for my friend Paul Cannon who is mad on American 2nd World War Memorials/Aircraft and Airfields He spends all his leave visiting Control towers and old American Airfields and Memorials He will love all the pictures the map and the information on here
Liz Foulkes

Date: 14 Jul 2000 ; Time: 00:07:12 Comments Haven't had a chance to really look all over this site I believe my Ancestors came from Suffolk. Have more checking out to do. But nice what I have seen so far My Ancestors are Charles & Sarah Jane Martin does anyone know these people?? Thanks
M. Bell

Date: 16 Jul 2000 ; Time: 14:36:08 Comments Found it very interesting.. Will come back and check out more as my Ancestor came from here Thanks Again

Date: 19 Jul 2000 ; Time: 01:14:53 Comments Was particularly interested in your Santon Downham Burials Index. Am working a bit on the family tree. Wish more places had your foresight in providing this type of information. Thanks so much. Was in your area (Mildenhall, etc) about 20 years ago visiting friends. Everyone was so kind. Have many fond memories of that time there. Shirley Trekell

Date: 24 Jul 2000 ; Time: 14:20:55 Comments A really interesting page if you are from Suffolk, but are there really two Wangfords I thought there was only one next to Southwold but reading the page, it sounded like it was near to Bury

Date: 29 Jul 2000 ; Time: 10:42:50 Comments Absolutely wonderful as my husband of 80 years was born there and left to join up 1939 war. He is forever going back as he has a sister still alive and to read such a lot of news about the place makes him very happy . Keep up the good work as it is an acheivement to acknowledge the small village that once was.

Date: 01 Aug 2000 ; Time: 15:51:16 Comments Looking for any information on the Preslands that resided and are now buried at Lakenheath church. There is a place in Lakenheath called Presland Court, any info on who it was named after and why?
David Presland

Date: 02 Aug 2000 ; Time: 20:18:37 Comments I am glad you found the Santon Downham burial register useful. I am working on the baptismal register at the moment. It is dated from 1813 & is still in use.I have found this document facinating as the parent's names and father's trede or profession are recorded.Hope to have it on the web soon!
Veronica Moran.

Date: 02 Aug 2000 ; Time: 20:51:51 Comments sorry! ITS LATE AND I CANT SPELL!NEW COMMENT. Glad you found the Santon Downham Burial Index useful. Iam working on the register of Baptisms at the moment.This is really interesting.Hope to have it on the web soon. to the person wanting to know about the BULLOCKS; I have come across 3 baptisms so far starting with SARAH ELIZABETH born in 1871. Best wishes
Veronica Moran.

Date: 07 Aug 2000 ; Time: 06:07:21 Comments Nice site. I love the "community" theme. I hope the people can help me out.
Please Help, I'm trying to contact some old friends. I was stationed with the USAF at Mildenhall from '83 - '85. One is a British friend, Dudley Thompson. Dudley's parents owned a farm in Freckenham (?), in Suffolk. Dudley worked with me at RAF Mildenhall. I think he left RAF Mildenhall and may be working with the MOD in Cambridge, but I'm sure his parents still have their farm. Heard he broke his back in a horse accident.
The other was an American, John Lawson. John married a woman, Linda, from Bottisham, outside of Cambridge. Last I heard, he had left the USAF, but they went back there. John was working at the Shoppette on RAF Lakenheath. While in the USAF, John was in the Transportation Sq, as a Packer & Crater.
I'd appreciate any help in finding my friends. My name is MSgt John W. Byrne, 89 Morton Street, Manchester, NH 03104-1708 (603) 641-9145,
Also, there was a man Neil Hancock who was the Stock Control Officer at RAF Mildenhall, would love to know how he is doing. Thanks

Date: 09 Aug 2000 ; Time: 23:05:19 Comments A very interesting set of facts and information for someone who has recently returned to live in Suffolk after 46 years! In particular I am aware of a number or inaccuracies as they apply to the village of CAVENHAM. I have a vivid insight into the period prior to the second world war and subsequent decline of the Family owned Estate. The destructon of the beautiful Stately Cavenham Hall was a travesty and in this day and age would never have been allowed.

Date: 06 Sep 2000 ; Time: 11:49:16 Comments Great web site. My parents(Robert and Dolores Nicholls of Victoria Australia)are trying to contact Arthur and Ronnie Moran. They are in your area. If anyone knows them could they contact me on Thanks
Dee jastremski (daughter)


Date: 14 Sep 2000 ; Time: 01:06:24 Comments This is great! As someone had an incredible visit to the village a few years back, it's wonderful to see this, and to learn a little more about the town that bears our name...
Victoria Gazeley North Vancouver, BC Canada

Date: 18 Sep 2000 ; Time: 14:13:54 Comments A few observations re the Cavenham details listed in the Tower Scroll down... Village Hall entrance doors show the date as 1902 not 1903.......1946 the estate was bought by Douglas W. P. Gough not Richard.............also in 1946 the derelict rectory was demolished. The Suffolk Show was held on the fields surrounding Coopers Plantation off the Higham Road Avenue not in the Little Hall Parkland. No mention is made of the large American Task force temporarily encamped in 1944/45 in the large woodlands off Higham road on the Lark Hall side of the road. These troops were awaiting the orders to invade Europe at the time of D Day. 1953 saw a whole village celebration on the occasion of the Queen's Coronation in spite of pouring rain! A record from memory of who lived where in Cavenham between the late 1930's and early 1960's has been handed by me to the Cavenham team.
Michael Gooch.

Date: 22 Sep 2000 ; Time: 12:39:17 Comments It's great. I would like to see the Assington, Bures St. Mary Suffolk villages (My ancestors came from there) I lived near RAF Lakenheath with my husband and son NOV 98-June 2,000. We miss England alot. Before that near RAF Croughton June 1997-November 98. Godbless Lorri French Converse TX San Antonio Texas area

Date: 22 Sep 2000 ; Time: 21:48:23 Comments Very pleased to find a site dedicated to Brandon I am just starting to trace my family Lingwood,and believe that they came from here, I will be looking at the site in more depth.
My best wishes for an extremely interesting site
Roger M Lingwood

Date: 23 Sep 2000 ; Time: 03:27:45 Comments I am very impressed by your website, wonderful. I would like to see Alpheton, Suffolk and Rhymney, Monmouthshire, both home in that order to my DEATH family.
Catherine Moorey.

Date: 23 Sep 2000 ; Time: 20:31:15 Comments Great site.I am looking for BROWN'S in SUFFOLK .So I had a look at a few of the villages.WELL DONE .It would be great if there were more site's like yours.THANK YOU GREAT. Geoff HULL EAST YORKSHIRE.

Date: 26 Sep 2000 ; Time: 13:45:49 Comments Hello......I am presently doing a Family History on the Martin's I believe there is a store in Mildenhall that is called Martins Furniture...I am hoping someone sees this and will contact me. as I am a Martin. My GrGrandfather was Charles William Martin. anyone know of this family??

Date: 26 Sep 2000 ; Time: 13:46:53 Comments If anyone knows of Charles Martin who's father was Josiah Martin please contact me at would appreciate anything Thanks Marilyn(Martin) bEll

Date: 27 Sep 2000 ; Time: 20:06:13 Comments This is a wonderful site, I live in the United States, but had Fitches who came from this area so it is great to see the area and read about it history. .
Shirley Sant

Date: 02 Oct 2000 ; Time: 18:25:05 Comments Took me awhile to find I hope the location to help me most. So far, I'm impressed. Will be in Lakenheath this time next week. Hope to get help locating a school to visit.

Date: 03 Oct 2000 ; Time: 15:04:08 Comments Could we please have some tourist type pictires, of the Lark, the Swans, The Market cross and did they ever open the Lark to Jutes Ferry for travel if not, When. PLEASE ADD THE mILDENHALL mUSEM AND st. mARYS cHURCH AS A FEATURE OF THEIR OWN,Keep up the good work Mary, looking forward tocompletion. If the security cameras on the street could be tied in we may even be able to have a look down the streets,and a look around the museum as a seperate ennity.

Date: 03 Oct 2000 ; Time: 22:18:33 Comments date:oct 4th time:6:04pm comments Your web site is very good. I was born in Beck Row and moved to the U.S.A in 1972.Keep up the good work looking forward to more about Beck Row.I hope one day to be able to make it back to England

Date: 04 Oct 2000 ; Time: 20:31:56 Comments Further to my notes re Cavenhan dated 18th September, I now gather that the details I submitted as to who lived where in Cavenham in the thirties to the sixties is not to be included in any way in the 22 Villages project. Should anyone wish to have these details then I will happily forward copies to you as they give some insight into the upheavals which occured at the time of change of ownership of a once great estate and community. Additionally there are photographs of some of the early farming methods, digging of air raid shelters and early domestic service at Cavenham Hall. Contact at

Date: 14 Oct 2000 ; Time: 20:15:47 Comments I love this web site. I would rate it as one the best I've seen.Godbless
Lorri Converse (NR San Antonio ) TX

Date: 14 Oct 2000 ; Time: 20:15:56 Comments I love this web site. I would rate it as one the best I've seen.Godbless
Lorri Converse (NR San Antonio ) TX

Date: 15 Oct 2000 ; Time: 12:07:12 Comments Enjoyed the site very much.I am researching the SANGSTER family of Cavenham and Tuddenham anyone with a similar interest please contact me on Thank you,Keep up the good work!

Date: 16 Oct 2000 ; Time: 09:23:38 Comments As an ex resident of Mildenhall it was interesting to see your web site. More photos of Mildenhall as it is today would be nice. Found the marriage and death records interesting (looking up relatives).
Alison Males (nee Morley) Launceston Tasmania Australia

Date: 18 Oct 2000 ; Time: 10:53:34 Comments I love the Exning Postcards. My mother lives in the village now and would love to see them...

Date: 21 Oct 2000 ; Time: 20:49:18 Comments Hi,I just visited your website and think it is terrific,particularly the BDM registers. My great-great-grandparents, William KNIGHT and Honora RUMBELOW were married in Fredkenham on 19 Oct 1837. I see there were some Rumbelows living there until relatively recently. Please contact me about these families if you wish. - Ed Sinker email

Date: 22 Oct 2000 ; Time: 12:47:21 Comments Many years ago, from 1976-1981 I lived on St. Johns Street in Beck Row. It is nice that you are telling about this wonderful community. Would like to see pictures of Beck Row if that is possible. Very nice site.
James Colley

Date: 30 Oct 2000 ; Time: 08:19:18 Comments Are their any plans to continue this next year??
Simon Freckenham

Date: 09 Nov 2000 ; Time: 02:20:11 Comments I have a signed picture of George V laying in state by Frank E. is signed to a USAAF LT. and dated in 1943. I am trying to find out as much as I can about Beresford. Can you give me any information? Thanks...Dick Whitfield

Date: 12 Nov 2000 ; Time: 09:32:54 Comments Re Moulton . I was very surprised to find this site. Having been born in Moulton in 1938. It was further surprised to find photographs of my mother and aunts in the early school photos. The detail and accurcy is of the highest standard. Ecellent work to all those involved. John Brown Sydney Australia [The guy who rang the bells ]

Date: 12 Nov 2000 ; Time: 16:19:29 Comments I am Eva Paul's nephew Stephen. I stumbled across this site and found it most interesting and well-presented. My maternal grandparents were Lily and Nathan Carter - Nathan Carter made the bricks for the village and was the local barber and much more!More stories please! Email

Date: 12 Nov 2000 ; Time: 22:01:47 Comments Hello all: This is the eldest son of May Winters, daughter of the Flacks of Sketchfa (? spelling). Phyllis Flack is my mother's brother's wife. I am living in Memphis, TN in USA am 79 years old and still working! Please send best regards to all the Flacks of Elveden. Send messages to rlwinters21@aol/com. Looking forward to hearing back ..... Ray and Amy Winters

Date: 13 Nov 2000 ; Time: 20:20:15 Comments I was very pleased to discover your site. The news about the crash of Stirling Bomber on 3 Jan 1943 in Lakenheath particularly excited me since my father was one of the survivors of that crash. I have researched that crash, among his other adventures and would be happy to submit it to you for your site if you would like. I would also like to hear from anyone who remembered it or could direct me to any local authority who might have more information on the crash. Thank you. David Giacomelli, 2323 Greenlands Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8N 1T8. or <>

Date: 19 Nov 2000 ; Time: 20:51:04 Comments Lots of useful information in a very good community site. My Great-Great GrandMother was the School Teacher in Gazeley (Mary Wilkinson nee Gillam) abt.1830-40 Her Husband (Hammond Watkinson)was the Church Clerk. I can trace my Family Back to a wedding in Gazeley in 1722 Between John Cook and Mary Curtis

Date: 23 Nov 2000 ; Time: 03:50:32 Comments I am an American clinical child psychologist who will be working on the US Airforce base in Lakenheath beginning in January. Can you recommend a site for finding listings of rental houses within commute distance to Lakenheath? Thank you.
Gay Galleher, Ph.D.

Date: 25 Nov 2000 ; Time: 19:34:20 Comments Just a quick message for Geneva Paul. She is my great auntie and for one thing i'll know she will out live all of us. Keep the spirit up girl.
Robbie Paul, (18)

Date: 26 Nov 2000 ; Time: 23:36:12 Comments I grew up in Elveden and I love to see its history preserved in this way. Thanks to Gill and Nev and everyone else who worked so hard to make sure that we could all remember the past. Now I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Miriam Carver (nee Black)

Date: 27 Nov 2000 ; Time: 23:50:00 Comments A great site! I am looking forward to reviewing more when I get home from work. While researching large diesel generators on the Google search engine today I came across your site because the term "large diesel generators" was used in one of your articles.
Dick Ellis at in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Date: 28 Nov 2000 ; Time: 04:23:12 Comments I have enjoyed looking at the pictures of Barton Mills as they have brought back memories of the year my family from Australia spent living in Church Meadow in 1991.

Date: 28 Nov 2000 ; Time: 16:08:30 Comments Apparently my ancestors, Canham, came from Cavenham...I'll have to brush up on Suffolk history. I live in Michigan and would be very pleased to hear from any of my "relatives" in the old country..nice site; keep it up! Don Canham

Date: 01 Dec 2000 ; Time: 05:34:12 Comments A friend living there gave me this website to visit. Barton Mills is a very pretty village. More pictures of the village would be nice. I live in Kansas and I am a British exile.
Anna Lou

Date: 04 Dec 2000 ; Time: 15:25:21 Comments Enjoyed brief vist will come bak for longwr stay.
Len Hunt

Date: 06 Dec 2000 ; Time: 04:09:25 Comments I enjoyed living on Lacy's Lane with my family and it was thrilling to see photos, since it brought back so many fond memories with my brothers, Ken, Andrew and cousin Jeff. Had fun during World war II raiding the plane's scrapeyard up the Heath, for kordite to make fire works for Guy Faulkes Day!
Marian Laine (nee Troup) Ohgeorge32@

Date: 07 Dec 2000 ; Time: 11:02:09 Comments This is fantastic! Benjamin Tweed, the village carpenter in the 1840's is one of my direct ancestors (something like great, great grandfather I think - I need to look it up). Reading these pages has helped me to "flesh out" my mental image of his life. I am intrigued to find records of more Tweeds in the village, it seems to be a common name out there. I shall be reading your pages in detail and looking forward to future revelations!
Chris Tweed -

Date: 10 Dec 2000 ; Time: 21:55:11 Comments I realy like the web site it is realy interesting because my last name is "Moulton".


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