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Caption for Westleton, The Church C1965: The tower fell in 1770 and has been replaced by a brick bellcote. Near the priest's door is a monument for the Rev John Hall and his wife Emily, who were with the Church Missionary Society in Palestine for 26 years. He was vicar here for 14 years; she died in 1920, he in 1921. Side by side lie two Westleton war casualties, Private Jonathan Cracknell, aged 18, who died in 1918, and Pilot A Clouting, aged 20, who died in 1942.

Memories of Westleton

My name is Alan Trageser and I was an American Airman living in Westleton from 1981 to 1985. My son was born at Ipswich hospital. My greatest memories are of the wonderful people I met there like the older couple that befriended me, I called him Gramps and his wife Jess, and my friends like Adam (Gramps's grandson) (...Read full memory)

Hi, My father Alfred Bell was in the Royal Artillery 136 Field Regiment and was stationed in Westleton in 1940 but did training in Dunwich as well. I have got a photograph taken on the green of a few of his comrades in uniform, he is sitting in the middle. The seat was round a tree (which was just a sapling then, I (...Read full memory)

Edward Charles Friend was my father. His first wife died in 1930, he married my mother in February 1933 and I was born in December that year. Dad died in 1957, aged 88, and active until about three weeks before he died. He was a wonderful man, everyone loved him, I would love to know more of your side of the family please.

My great great uncle, Edward Charles Friend, was listed on the 1901 Census as miller and wheelwright at Westleton.  He was born at Wenhaston 10 April 1869, the ninth child and fifth son of Samuel and Sarah Friend (nee Driver) who married at Easton on 1 October 1849.  

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