Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Memorial remembers Middy staff who gave their lives in Great War

PUBLISHED: 17:21 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:22 30 August 2018

Visitors at the Middy's war memorial unveiling. Picture: JOHN REEVE

Visitors at the Middy's war memorial unveiling. Picture: JOHN REEVE

Archant

A memorial to record staff from the Mid Suffolk Light Railway who were killed during the First World War has been unveiled at the revived line’s station at Brockford and Wetheringsett.

The memorial to the Middy workers who died in the First World War. Picture: GERALDINE SMITHThe memorial to the Middy workers who died in the First World War. Picture: GERALDINE SMITH

When the war broke out in 1914 there were some 60 staff working on the Middy. Of those who answered the call to the colours five never returned.

In this year of the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict The Middy has raised a memorial to commemorate those staff members. The Memorial will also serve to commemorate volunteers of the revived railway who have passed on.

The service was conducted by the Vicar of Wetheringsett, Rev Julia Lill. The event was introduced to railway visitors and villagers by railway Vice Chairman Ian Meigh.

The memorial is sited with easy access just along from The MSLR Restoration Shed in the nature area a short walk from the platform at the Station.

Ipswich Citizens Advice revealed the shocking case of the mother, who had depression and anxiety after giving birth, in a bid to call for new laws to crack down on debt collectors who flout the rules.

Have you started writing your Christmas cards and packing up parcels yet, or haven’t you even started to think about it yet? Either way, you won’t want to miss the last posting dates.

More street lighting and CCTV cameras are being demanded after an alleged sexual assault in an alleyway - hours after a march against sexual violence.

Suffolk Police are appealing for information after a man was racially abused and then hit by a car on the A12.

Fears have been raised that targeting drug dealing hotspots in Ipswich might simply be moving the problem onto different streets and neighbourhoods.

Gold bracelets, rings, pearl necklaces and earrings were stolen in a burglary in a Suffolk village.

More than 100 people could be facing the prospect of losing their jobs this Christmas in one Suffolk town.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24