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Civil War

In 1924, civil war broke out in Gazeley. On 15th August a local farmer in dispute with his men over pay for 'getting in the harvest' imported fourteen men from Isleham. The infuriated Gazeley men attacked the 'furriners', and battle raged through the village. The farmer on horseback, midst the flaying pitchforks. was unable to restore order. The disruption continued through the weekend with ugly Threats to fire the farmhouse. Extra police were drafted in, sympathizers from neighbouring villages swelled the angry voices as meetings took place on the green and in front of the farmhouse. Finally, on Sunday 19th August Mrs. Rhodes from Dalham Hall addressed the disgruntled workers and by 10.00 p.m. Peace was restored

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