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From the archives

work1.jpg (133316 bytes) > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThanks to Forest Enterprise, we have been able to see what work was like here 40 or 50 or so years ago 

 

creosote.jpg (196529 bytes) > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnView of Santon Downham creosote plant from the train , and work under way there in the 1960s work2.jpg (153157 bytes) > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to return

 

 

Thinning in Theford Forest, in about 1949 thinning1949.jpg (246783 bytes) > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to return, Thinnings from the forests were dragged out into the fire-roads to be trimmed before being taken to the depot for cutting into pit-props.

thinnings1949cap.jpg  > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to return"England's forests have a new look": attached to the back of the photograph above was a report written the same year about the Forestry Commission's work at the time.

stocktaking.jpg  > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnStocktaking in the stores

 

 

 > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnGeneral view of Brandon depot from the top of a mobile crane 

 

2000 Lisa Russell 
For more information about the development of the forest, read Kate Skipper and Tom Wilkinson's book "Thetford Forest: Making a landscape, 1922-1977". Published in 1977 by the Centre of East Anglian Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich. ISBN 0-906219-45-0.
 

A Forest Heath District Council (Suffolk) Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Millennium Festival 2000 Designed by ArtAtac