Orford Bonfire Night 8th November

Bonfire

Posted on October 13, 2014

Orford Bonfire and Firework display will take place on Saturday 8th November 2014.

The Bonfire this year is in the field as you go out of the village on the back road behind the Fire Station.

Field Opens at 6.00pm

Bonfire lit at 6.15pm

Fireworks at approximately 7.00pm

Free entry!!

Orford Museum Bulletin 23 WWI Special Edition

Bulletin 23

Posted on September 23, 2014

A bumper 84-page special edition of Orford Museum’s publication, the Orford & District Local History Bulletin, has been published to coincide with September’s exhibition commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, held in Orford Town Hall.

Articles about the impact of the Great War on life in this area include: the remarkable story of the airfield on Orford Ness illustrated with some amazing photographs, accounts of the Cyclists Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment which guarded the shoreline, the harrowing stories of local men who served and lost their lives in the Royal Navy, the Sudbourne & Orford Red Cross Division and the short-lived Hospital, how the village schools were affected, and the problems of rubbish and sewage disposal in Orford when the influx of military personnel doubled the size of the population!

Copies of this exceptionally interesting Bulletin Issue 23 can be purchased for £10.

Visit the Orford Museum website for contact details.

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