Monks Eleigh Memories

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My GGGGreat Grand Father had the big red house at the end of the main road beside the bridge and this was a pub called the red lion. He had it until his death in 1825. His name was James Fynn and his wife Martha. She died soon after and left five children.

I have many memories of Monks Eleigh. Although only 4 years of age, the sights I saw during the Battle of Britain in and around Monks Eleigh are vivid. Mother and I moved there in 1940, following Father who was with a searchlight regiment. We spent some time in a Tudor-style home known as "Hobarts" and some (...Read full memory)