Thetford Life

Farming to factories. The Thetford Area

Born in the early 1920s, George began working on his parents' farm and stayed there during the war when the RAF and later American forces personnel served at many bases nearby. He joined the Home Guard, becoming a Lewis Machine gunner. After the war his work included felling trees for the Center Parcs resort in […]

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Royal Observer Corps and work on the bases

During and after the Second World War many American and British military bases were established in South Norfolk especially around Thetford. This had, and still has, a large impact on local life.  The contributor, born in 1928, tells us about relations between locals and servicemen, and his experiences of a civilian worker on the bases […]

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Wartime Thetford

This interview was a part of the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life's Second World War project during 2011/2012. Although it doesn't strictly talk about a working life, we are including it in the archive as it is a lively account of a childhood during and after the second world war. The contributor was born in […]

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