Long Melford Great War Archive

LONG MELFORD GREAT WAR ARCHIVE Standing before the War Memorial in Long Melford in 2013 a question came into my mind, and it is one that I have been trying to answer since that day, which is, if this is the record of the fallen where are the names of hundreds of other men who READ MORE

A Child’s Memory Of WW2

A Child’s Memory Of WW2 by David Ford 2005 ‘Three lights and a bung’ I was born and was living in Hall Street, Long Melford when World War 2 began. At the age of five I was too young to realise the seriousness of what was going on, but certain things, which eventually turned out READ MORE

Codling’s Forge:  A Spiritual Midden Deposition

  In August of 2018 Moyse’s Hall Museum assisted in the identification of not one, but a series of finds all from the same location; a void by an Inglenook in a property known as Codling’s Forge in Long Melford. This ultimately opens up the debate as to whether the deposed discoveries are accidental consignments READ MORE

The Railway and Long Melford

All Change For Melford!  By the middle of the nineteenth century much of England was in the grip of railway mania as different individuals and companies sought to develop new lines across the country.  Essex and Suffolk were no different but whereas today much of the rail networks’ trade is passenger driven in the nineteenth READ MORE