"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

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mendlesham Dedication and Blessing

Mendlesham Dedication Video

9 November 2014

Bishop of Richborough presiding.

I'm the last one to lay a wreath, for the Walter Hines Page Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Mendlesham: New Memorial

St Mary the Virgin

52.25000, 1.08294
TM 104 657

I attended the dedication and blessing of this new memorial on Sunday, 9 November. It is a very beautiful piece of art, standing in the grounds of the church, where it should be safer than alongside the A140.

Monday, 27 October 2014


St Mary's Church

52.51584, 1.67289
TM 492 972

I found an entry on the War Memorials Online site. As it was so close to me, I went right out to find it. It's not a permanent memorial, but a very touching one. The church is on the Somerleyton Estate.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Parham Airfield Museum 2014

Museum website

Photos taken 21 September 2014

Since we were there in 2012, there have been changes at Parham. A brand new extension, and the chapel is now in the room where the airmen signed their names on the wall. My interest is in the Americans, of course, but there is also a British Resistance Organisation museum here that is worth a visit.

Check out the website for the latest, and here are a few photos of what's new.

Sorry about the glare--I couldn't get into a position where it didn't get in the way. Look closely--you'll see two famous names!

Glare again, and I couldn't get the whole thing. The opposite wall is too close. But this gives us an idea of how many of our precious young people were lost. These are all names of those MIA or KIA while serving at Framlingham/Parham

Friday, 19 September 2014

Belton Tavern

The Tavern

52.56495, 1.65775
TG 479 026
Photos taken 19 September 2014

60 Station Road South
Great Yarmouth
NR31 9AA

Well. I thought I was done. I'd heard that this pub had some photos, but someone contacted me yesterday, and said that there was an actual memorial there. So, of course, I just had to visit.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

And That's It

With my visit to Foulsham, I have visited every known memorial in Norfolk and Suffolk. I was able to complete the project with the help of my very dear friends, Peter and Marion. Gary would have been so pleased.

Finding these memorials has been a joy, for me, and for Gary. I have been amazed at the response we've had from both sides of the Atlantic. I'll still visit, as I find new things, or when these places are sometimes refurbished or rededicated. But the project is basically done.

I will be handing my database over to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich, as soon as I've gone through it and made sure that everything is accurate.

If you see anything that needs to be corrected, or added, or removed, do please get in touch. If you think I can help you with research you are doing, again--please contact me. I'm very happy to help where I can.

2nd Air Division Memorial Library


Near the village War Memorial

52.78418, 1.01197
TG 032 249
Photos taken 17 September 2014

This memorial has one line referring to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group of the USAAF