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6 Hunstanton Town & Around March 2014                                     Tel: 01485 533422 email: editor@townandaround.net
                                                           Would you like to make a difference?

                                                           Home Instead Senior Care is looking for CAREgivers to work with
                                                           their growing number of clients in Heacham, Hunstanton and the
                                                           surrounding  villages.  Ideally  you  will  be  experienced  (although
                                                           training and support is given), drive and have your own car and have
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                                                           were many Zeppelin raids over  in 1918. After that he went on to
       Half a page from the Sage                           West  Norfolk.  One  such  raid  help  his  family  at  Birds  Flour
                                                                                     Mill  in  the  town  of  Downham
                                                           happened over Dersingham and
       Dick Melton                                         Sandringham in September 1916  Market.
                                                           whilst Queen Alexandra was in  Just one more bit of history up
       This  year  being  the  100th                       residence  at  Sandringham,  a  until  1918  the  North  Sea  was
       anniversary  of  the  start  of  the                bomb was dropped on a house up  called the German Ocean.
       First World War, The Great War)                     Dodds  Hill.  The  next  day  the  It was very nice to see a picture
       I  thought  I  would  write  a  bit                 Queen  herself  went  to  see  the  of the southern end of town on
       about how it affected the people                    damage,  also  a  bomb  was  the cover of the l00th issue of the
       who  lived  in  Hunstanton  and                     dropped  on  Dersingham  Fen.  Hunstanton Town and Around.
       West Norfolk at that time.                          This  bomb  made  a  very  large  A  bit  of  information  for  all
        On the morning of the 19th of                      crater which later on in time was  those people who never visit our
       January 1915 three Zeppelin's left                  made into a duck decoy for the  end  of  town,  except  to  shop  at
       Germany  to  drop  their  bombs                     royal family to use and it is still  Tesco's;  work  has  started  on
       along the east coast of England,                    there today.              building the new houses on the
       one  of  these  developed  engine                     Lighting  restrictions  were  so  Sheep Field.
       trouble and had to return to its  making a large crater in a field  strict during these Zeppelin raids
       base at Fuhlsbuttel, another one  and  blowing  out  twenty  of  the  that it was an offence to strike a
       headed towards Great Yarmouth  church's windows, it then passed  match in the street, by the end of  MAN AND A VAN
       and  the  third  one  headed  west  over Dersingham but it dropped  1915  these  stringent  lighting
       along the coast to Hunstanton. By  no  bombs.  The  Zeppelin  then  orders led to 1,028 summonses  LIGHT REMOVALS
       the time it got to Hunstanton it  continued  on  to  Kings  Lynn  for  this  offence  and  £379  had  ANYTHING
       had already dropped four bombs;  dropping  seven  bombs  on  the  been collected in fines.  CONSIDERED
       two  at  Sheringham,  one  at  town  in  various  locations,  During  the  Great  War  1914-
       Brancaster,  and  another  on  the  including   the   Walks   and  1918,  sixty  two  auxiliary  war  GOOD RATES
       Green at Thornham.        Tennyson  Avenue  where  a  hospitals were set up in Norfolk  HUNSTANTON AND
        The fifth bomb landed but did  number of houses were damaged  to  treat  servicemen  who  were  SURROUNDING AREA
       not  explode  in  a  field  near  the  and  many  more  had  their  wounded or gassed. In our area
       Hunstanton  Lighthouse,  the  windows  blown  out  including  there was one at Thornham and  TEL: 07860 733761
       Zeppelin  then  continued  on  its  Albert  Avenue  where  many  three in Hunstanton. The one at  OR: 07547 688797
       flight to Kings Lynn dropping a  people  were  trapped  in  their  Cliff House treated 440 patients,  FOR A FAST
       bomb near to Snettisham Church  homes, Bentinck Street where a
                                                           869 patients were treated in the  AND FRIENDLY SERVICE
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