Ernest William Packard 1897 – 1920: A Trimley St. Martin soldier of the First World War

      Part of the Poppy Cascade, St. Martin’s Church October – November 2018 Last year the annual Remembrance Day commemorations focused upon the centenary of the cessation of First World War’s hostilities.  Trimley St. Martin chose to recall the men who were called upon to respond to their country either through choice or … Continue reading Ernest William Packard 1897 – 1920: A Trimley St. Martin soldier of the First World War

One week in the life of Lisa Williams, World Porridge Champion

   Lisa Williams and some of her wooden Spurtles. About three or four weeks ago, I contacted Lisa Williams of Stennetts Community Café to ask her if she was prepared to talk to me about her community enterprise. Her agreement was almost instantaneous but qualified: we would have to meet towards the end of October … Continue reading One week in the life of Lisa Williams, World Porridge Champion

Clifford Abbott: common sense, mechanical aptitude and bicycles.

  Clifford Abbott, October 2019 Four or five years ago, new neighbours moved into the house next door to my mother, Jean Mayes[1], in Grimston Lane. With a considered nod, she declared herself well pleased with their arrival for they had been known to her for some years; every confidence was expressed concerning their ability … Continue reading Clifford Abbott: common sense, mechanical aptitude and bicycles.