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 Biographies

Norton, Miss Emily Janet Louise Born: Rickinghall, Suffolk on 6.3.1884.[1]  Parents: Charles Thomas Norton (Gentleman Farmer) and Louisa [née Nunn].  Home: Hill House, Mill Lane, Rickinghall Inferior, Stow, Suffolk (1891 to 1901), Bures House, Bures St Mary, Suffolk (1911), lodging with Archibald Lacy Scott at Bridge House, Little Green, Long Melford [1916] to (1921), The Vicarage, Church Hill, Overton, Wiltshire (1939), Hill House, 5 Church Hill, Templecombe, Somerset [1875].  Occupation: Private Means.  Service Record: Emily was a volunteer with the British Red Cross Society from June 1916 to January 1919, working as a Nurse at Brettenham Park Red Cross Hospital near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.[2]  Died: Templecombe, Somerset on 17.5.1875.[3]

Norton, Henry Tertius James – Born: Paddington, London in 1887.  Parents: Henry Turton Norton of Kentwell Hall, Long Melford (Solicitor) and Laura Frances [née Lawrence].  Family Connections: Brother of Roger Edward Norton [b1897].  Home: 137 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London (1891), 28 Park Crescent, Portland Place, London [1927 to 1937].  Occupation: Gentleman, Mathematician, and friend to the Bloomsbury Set.  Service Record: Henry, while studying at Trinity College, first presented himself to the Military Tribunal held in Cambridge in May 1916, receiving an exemption ‘while employed in work of national importance’.[4]  In May 1918 he was again before the Tribunal, this time as a conscientious objector.  He was granted two months exemption conditional to his taking up work for the War Victims’ Relief Committee of the Society of Friends.[5]  Died: London on 22.6.1937.[6]

Norton, Roger Edward [OBE] – Born: Paddington, London on 15.6.1897.[7]  Parents: Henry Turton Norton of Kentwell Hall, Long Melford (Solicitor) and Laura Frances [née Lawrence].  Family Connections: Brother of Henry Tertius James Norton [b1887].  Home: 103 Lancaster Gate, London (1901), 46 Albion Street, London [1915], 9 Gloucester Square, London [1918], 23 Ashley Gardens, Westminster [1978].  Occupation: Coffee Planter in Kenya from 1921.  Married: Priscilla Anne Mary Deverell in 1924.  Service Record: Roger volunteered as a driver with the Order of St John of Jerusalem, serving in France from August 1915 to February 1918, and in Italy as Assistant Director of Stores from February 1918 to April 1919.  At the end of the conflict, he was awarded the British War and Victory Medal, and the Croce al Merito di Guerra by the Italian government.[8]  During the Second World War he was Chairman of the East African War Supplies Board and Director of Exports and Military Supplies in Kenya, for which he was awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Years Honours of 1943.[9]  Died: Westminster, London on 5.10.1978.[10]

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] British Red Cross Record Card.  [3] National Probate Calendar.  [4] The Cambridge Independent Press 19.5.1916.  [5] Cambridge Daily News 14.5.1918.  [6] National Probate Calendar.  [7] Date of birth recorded on his death record.  [8] Medal Roll [WO 329].  [9] Supplement to the London Gazette 1.1.1943.  [10] National Probate Calendar.

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