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

Morton, Vincent Edward Born: Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham on 14.1.1877.[1]  Parents: George Hamer Morton (Engine Fitter) and Maria [née Johnson].  Home: 6 Headlam Street, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham (1881), 8 Queen Street, Stockton-on-Tees (1891), Servant at 40 Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent (1901), Hall Street, Long Melford (1911 to 1921), 47 Kelvin Road, Ipswich, Suffolk (1939).  Occupation: Rivet Heater in Shipyard (1891), Gardener (1901), Hide, Skin and Tallow Agent for W. D. Mark and Sons of Norwich (1911 to 1921), Hide and Skin Collector with Horse (1939).  Married: Minnie Gates in 1905.  Service Record: At the Melford Military Service Tribunal in July 1916 W. D. Mark and Sons of Norwich applied for exemption on Vincent’s behalf, which was granted on the condition he joined the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps.  In April 1917 Mark and Sons had to reapply for exemption, which was again granted on the condition his situation remained unchanged.[2]  It is not known if Morton’s certificate remained valid until the end of hostilities, however no definitive military record has been found to suggest otherwise.  Died: Ipswich, Suffolk in 1960.

Notes – [1] Date of birth from the 1939 Register for Ipswich.  [2] For the Tribunal’s rulings see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 26.7.1916 and 25.4.1917.

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