Scole Old Beams - a Memory of Scole.

My great-aunt lived in this house - we always knew it as 'Beam Ends'. She had a little antique shop in the single storey bit at the end (on the right).  I also remember the garage on the right in the picture which was run by a Mr Chapman. There is now a village by-pass but in the days when I knew Scole the traffic went through the village - from Bury to Gt Yarmouth, Norwich to Ipswich - it was never-ending and it is a miracle that the old house survived.  I went back in October to visit the places I remember from my childhood - it was a poignant visit but well worthwhile and I loved seeing Scole again as it was where my grand-parents also lived and where we spent many happy years in spite of the war which, with so many airfields around, was always with us.  I went down to the River Waveney where the old bridge used to be.  It is amazing to think that this pretty little bridge used to carry all the traffic from Ipswich to Norwich!  Sadly, it is no longer there and ther by-pass has a modern bridge.  We used to play in the water-meadows by the river - we could get to them from the side of the bridge.  I recall that there was a huge stone in the field and it was said to be a meteorite that had come out of the sky many years before.  It has all now changed and it is just the memories that are left.

A memory shared by Sue Jones on Oct 24th, 2008.
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