A village with a big story
Little Holland cottages at top of Green no longer there
Claypits Pond with Horses 1905
Long Melford Coronation fancy dress competition at the British Legion in Cordell road1953
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Selected Biography

Brewster, Harry George – Born: Glemsford, Suffolk on 21.6.1885.[1]  Parents: Harry Brewster (Coconut Mat Maker) and Mary Ann Emily [née Plume].  Home: Bells Lane, Glemsford, Suffolk (1891 and 1901), 5 Stanstead Great Wood, Long Melford (1911), 59 High Street, Long Melford (1939).  Occupation: Coconut Yarn Winder (1901), Agricultural Labourer (1911), Stockman and Ploughman [1917], Cowman (1939).  Married: Nellie Bird in 1907.  Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in February 1917 George applied for exemption from conscription, which was granted on the condition his situation remained unchanged.[2]  It is not known if Brewster’s certificate remained valid until the end of hostilities, however no definitive military record has been found to suggest otherwise.  Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 1966.

Notes – [1] Date of birth from Baptism Register 25.4.1886, St Marys Church, Glemsford, Suffolk. [2] For the Tribunal’s ruling see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 28.2.1917.

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