Melton, Wilford Bridge 1898
Photo ref: 42775
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Wilford, meaning 'willow ford', was the meeting place for the Anglo-Saxon administrative area later called Wilford Hundred. The bridge carries the road over the River Deben, where a short-lived quay was built in the 19th century. A bridge of 1764 was replaced by this one of white brick and stone in 1798. The floods of 1939 resulted in a new single span bridge being erected.

A Selection of Memories from Melton

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Melton

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My son's grandparents are proving to be a little elusive for the family tree! Cecillia Edith Lambert, married Grenville Redmond Weaver in Suffolk about 1949. Cecillia I remember talked about living with her Aunt Connie in Melton. I have been told Grenville was born in India. I just wondered if any of the family were still there, and what happened to the past family, was Gren's ...see more
I loved this place for the sheer humanity of it. Being beaten and whipped with cables by the locals who had just discovered electricity was a joy. It made me in to the man that I am today. Yes, I do still kill small animals and put their heads on my wall to cover the damp patch that the council hasn't sorted out yet. x