Following on from last months updating of our pages about the war memorials we have been endeavouring to upload images and documents from our archives relating to Stowupland’s spaces for worship: Holy Trinity Church and the U.R.C Chapel. This has been time consuming, as even though the time period covered is less than 200 years, village life and church affairs were so entwined that there were many links that needed to be made. Some of our images can be seen in the album of church and chapel.
our latest Newsletter 22 for Telstar 370, November 2023 carries a review on our September guest speaker’s talk on the USAF in East Anglia. This was a fascinating talk by an experienced American pilot with a love for the history of his countrymen’s story of aviation during WW1 and 2 and more recent times. We also briefly looked at the lives of 2 Stowupland primary school head teachers. One was Mr Bramhall who saw the school and its children through The Great War. The other was Miss Kinch who was Stowupland’s first head mistress who was in charge through the stressful period of WW2.
Early November saw Stowupland experiencing its worse floods for many years. As many people commented having moved to the Uplands they had not expected to get flooded and so many road to be impassable due to flood water.
While we were fortunate that no one had to leave their homes, one person who has lived in Saxham Street for 80 years said he has never experienced anything like it. The road outside his house and his garden were under water and he had moved what possessions he could to an upper room.