Bildeston, Aerial View c.1965

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This view shows the clock tower in the rectangular market place. Chapel Street and Duke Street run down towards Bildeston Hall (right). The burial ground of the Baptist chapel, rebuilt in 1844, is opposite the Hall. To the centre left is Squirrell's seed and corn merchants, now a housing development. In the distance is Wattisham Road, with 1930s Local Authority housing and the larger Brookfields Estate, begun in 1948.

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I'm stuck on my family tree, I'm looking for info on Richard Marchant c1725 and Dinah Bloss c1722, any help would be apprieciated. They came from Bildeston. l.merchant@btinternet.com Thanks Leslie

Elmsett Hall

I am a decendant of the Westren family who lived in Elmsett Hall and live in Australia. I have a copy of The Book of Elmsett which provides a lot of history of Elmsett and the Westren family including the Tithe Memorial incident. I was fortunate to visit Elmsett Hall and St Peters Church in 2005 with my sister Margaret. Since ...Read full memory

1955 To 57

I spent approx 2 years in Bildeston attending the junior school, headmaster I think his name was Mr Kelk (not sure of spelling). I was fostered from the age of 8 to Bildeston for 2 years. Just before I was 10, I then went back home. I sang in the Church choir and pumped the organ on some Sunday mornings for sixpence. I think the ...Read full memory

My Early Years

Hi, I guess it's one of those things you do as you get older, to take a walk down memory lane and to do a little bit of reminiscing. I was doing such a thing when I came across this photo of the village in Bildeston and saw the old house in the High Street that as a child and also in my early teens I lived in with my parents. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bildeston by Steve Clark

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