Chediston

Chediston Parish is just to the west of Halesworth. A Civil Defence scheme is not included in the records held at Suffolk Record Office but the following details of arrangements made are noted in the committee minutes book.

• Public notice board to be the barn wall opposite Alms Houses.

• Casualty Clearing Station – to be located in the old school room.

• Catering establishment for Home Guard – suggested Thurlow’s Bridge Farm.

• Two or three squads of men and women not otherwise employed should be formed for road squads, filling craters, burials and demolitions.

• Refugees – must be kept of the village roads. Should be put up in fields, preferably with barns. NOT to be fed with village rations.

• List of wells suitable for drinking and ponds for fire fighting drawn up, along with list of all tractors.

Chediston was classified as a 'Hold up Village' but not with an independent role - the Chediston Home Guard came under the command of the Halesworth Garrison Commander.

Reference: SRO: HD1012/2 - Chediston Parish Invasion Committee Minutes book
East Suffolk sub-district papers - TNA

2010_1004pakefield0001

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.


Get Flash Player