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We thank those who took the time to record events and memories through the medium of film and tape.
At the centre of the village is All Saints Church with The Baptist Church near by in Church Street.
The village also has houses with witch marks and the history of Doll Bartrum - a convicted witch.
Transport is very important to Stradbroke as the village is 10miles from the nearest town of Diss and 7miles from the next large village of Eye.
Stradbroke is a rural farming village and as such needs vehicles to farm the land and to get the produce to market.
Stradbroke is a busy working village. There are four main roads leading into the centre of the village - New Street from Eye, Queens Street from Diss, Wilby Road from Wilby and Church Street from Laxfield. There are new homes but most of the houses and shops have stood here for more than a hundred years and many from as long ago as 15th/16th century. Stradbroke is very proud of it's heritage.
As the years pass by and as the generations pass on, the names on our War Memorial will gradually become just that – names. There will be no one around to say who they were, what they were like or what they got up to. Their names will still be remembered every year on Remembrance Day but the sense of who they were will have gone.
One of the most poignant sets of photos and letters, lent to Stradbroke Local History Group for inclusion in the “Stradbroke Village Archive”, related to Donald Moore who was killed in August 1944 aged just 20 years. In putting the letters and photographs together for display we felt that at least one name on the War Memorial had become more than just a name. We began to feel that we knew something of Donald as a real person.
We would like future generations to be able to share such knowledge – to know something of the real people behind the names. To be able to feel a personal connection to Stradbroke’s young men who gave their lives for their country and for freedom.
Mike Readman. Chairman SLHG
1922 2019 As the years pass by and as the generations pass on, the names on our War Memorial...