Hi John, whilst continuing family research I discovered that my Maternal Great Grandmother, Emma Sarah Whitton (1860-1923) was born at Horham. Her father, Henry Whitton (1825-1891) was born in the nearby parish of Athelington.I visited Horham & Athelington on 7th June this year to see if I could find any further info (I didn't, with regard to the family), but fell into conversation with an old chap who was cutting the grass by Horham Village Hall. He told me all about the restored 'Red Feather Club' at the former RAF Horham (home of the USAF 95th Bomber Group in WW2). There is clearly a dedicated and active club running the site. Local, and some former American members of the 95th, together with their families and newer generations, are keeping the memories and the Association very much alive. Events are held not only at Horham but, so I was told, annual meetings are hosted in various places all over the USA and membership numbers are healthy.It was very much a 'good news story'.
See here :- http://www.95thbg-horham.com/Regards, Rick
Forum member Tarkey Barker has been there several times I believe Rick, he also knows Norman Feltwell who is well known at the club, one of the news channels featured the RFC quite recntly on one of its bulletinsRe your GGM have you thought about checking back on the Parish Records, a lot of records are held at The Suffolk CC [Gatacre Road Ipswich??]
Hi John, I am doing the Family History online at the moment (Ancestry.co.uk) so all census records are available there.
I have been to the County records Ipswich office a few times & still need to do more research on Parish records....when I can drive again... still several weeks to go before I get the OK from the Doc.
The Pulpit screen at the church of St. Mary, Horham.
Dated November 29th. 1631.
The chancel of the church of St. Mary, Horham.