Orford, The Quay c.1950
Photo ref: O20036
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A Selection of Memories from Orford

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 Orford

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Looking at these photos of Orford, my main impression is how little Orford has changed over 70 odd years. Add modern cars and some colour and these views would still look the same. Our family spent many happy holidays in and around Orford between 1968 and 2002. We considered ourselves temporary residents for parts of the year. When we were children in the late 60's and early 70's Orford was certainly not ...see more
This photograph features someone sitting on a bench in the foreground of Orford Castle.  It is a strong possibility that it is my Uncle Jim (James Ellis) Smy.  This was his favourite spot and he could be found sitting there catching up with his friends.   There are several legends attached to Orford Castle.  The most famous is that of the Merman.  Villagers allegedly caught him in fishing nets and imprisoned him in the ...see more