Old Kirton
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Welcome to Old Kirton and Falkenham!

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Bucklesham Road looking south with “the new houses” built by Stanley Farthing between the late 1930s and the 1950s.

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Beech Tree Cottages south of Kirton Brook Reservoir and east of the Splash. Demolished in the 1970s.

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Plum Tree Cottage in the foreground and beyond, The Greyhound Inn which closed on 31st December 1962.

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Looking North to The Greyhound with Dick Rivett in the foregrouind. On the right is an old WW1 hut which was lived in by several families over the years – the last resident was Mr Musk. From a set of 1940s postcards.

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The Greyhound for sale with the new houses already built in the garden. Post-lady Bessy Read cycling by.

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1 Highfield Cottages, Bucklesham Road. Mr Knight’s greengrocer’s shop with a tiled roof in the garden.

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Blue Barn Cottages in the field behind Ashwell Cottage. Burnt down early 1940s and never replaced. Now the paddock of the converted barn.

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The old Police Station at the corner of Bucklesham Road and Park Lane. Now called Blue Barn Cottage.

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12 Park Lane - members of the Rivett family at the gate.

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Cherry Tree Cottages – demolished to make way for new houses 27–37 Bucklesham Road.

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Snowdon Cottages – demolished to make way for new houses 27–37 Bucklesham Road.

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Ivy Cottages – demolished to make way for new houses 27–37 Bucklesham Road.

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Rose Lodge and the shop known as Harmers.

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The shop known as Harmers and more recently Clarksons (The Spar Shop) – altered into residential use in the 1990s.

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Rose Cottage behind Rose Lodge c1920 with Granny and Bebe Cook.

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An early 1900s view of the Kirton White Horse – landlord Samson Gildersleeves.

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The Forge c1908 with Fred Randall the Blacksmith and the White Horse beyond.

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Another view of the Forge – the middle cottage demolished for a new house in the 1970s – and the Saddlery on the right.

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A close-up of the Kirton Co-op on the Green.

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Kirton Co-op

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Viking Antiques, successor to the Co-op before conversion to a house.

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Mr Boothroyd at the previous location of Viking Antiques on the site of an old petrol station. Later became a saddlery and is now occupied by Best Windings

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A 1935 view down Falkenham Road with Fernside, Well and May Cottages on the left. Nut-tree Cottage on the right was demolished in the 1950s and is now 1 Oakdene.

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Falkenham Road with Richmond House, Briar and Dweeney Cottages on left and Irene and Jessie Cottages on right. A fish & chip shop was operated by Mr Makins alongside Richmond House.

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The Post Office, once owned by Mrs Porter who baked bread to order daily.

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Pear Tree Cottages opposite the Village Hall,. Demolished in the 1970s to make way for Gray’s Orchard.

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The opening of the Village Hall in 1908.

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Falkenham Congregational Chapel – demolished in 1982 to make way for Collimer House. Next door another house demolished for the Manse and beyond, Carrier’s Cottage.

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Falkenham Corner showing the Congregational Chapel in the right middle distance and in front, a pair of cottages once occupied by Horrie Keeble senior and Bert Wright. Demolished to make way for Quarterlands.

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Back Road – The Wheelwright’s where Mr Eley also performed the roles of carpenter, decorator and undertaker.

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View along Back Road, beyond The Wheelwright’s.

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Thirza Cottage c1923 Mrs Runnicles and her daughter Joan (became Mrs Cone)

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Houses at the top of Rectory Lane – all built by Stanley Farthing in the 1930s.

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Houses at the bottom of Rectory Lane – all built by Stanley Farthing in the 1930s.

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Robert Farthing (father of Stanley) in the garden of Sidney – the first of many houses Stanley was to build in Kirton.

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Keeper’s Cottage opposite the church - believed to be the oldest house in Kirton.

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Keeper’s Cottage

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A view down Church Lane with The Poplars and Poacher’s and Win(d)sor Cottages beyond

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Innocence Cottages – Mrs Farthing and children Wallace, Doris and Aggie.

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Trimley St Martin School with Kirton Mill in the background (1905)

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A closer view of the Mill prior to its conversion to a house by Mr & Mrs Hewitt.

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An atmospheric view of Sluice Cottages overlooking Kirton Creek – demolished in 1975.

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Kirton Lodge, residence of the Paul family.

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Looking out to the Deben over Kirton Creek, with an old RAF Regiment Sentry Hut on the right – evidence of wartime decoy site. In the Creek lies the hulk of The Three Sisters – a barge scuttled in 1922

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Exterior view of Kirton Church

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Interior view of Kirton Church

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An unusual perspective of Kirton Church from Kemp’s Farm

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Falkenham: L – Fisher’s Cottage, one of the oldest houses on the peninsula, and Lodge Cottage on the right.

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A house known as The Thatch along the track to the side of Sink Cottages. Burnt down 1940 and now Salix House garden.

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The Falkenham Dog – now a house.

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The Falkenham Dog

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Falkenham Church (St Ethelbert) through the trees.

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Falkenham Church interior

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Kirton Methodist church