Freeman Part 1:
Life in Dedham during wartime (pdf
The recollections of farmer and historian Roger Freeman recorded on tape,
August 2005. The Freeman family farmed near Lamb Corner to the south-west
of the Parish.
Freeman Part 2: Life in Dedham in Wartime (pdf
This is the second part of that account with more to follow. These poignant
boyhood memories, recounted with such clarity and at a time when he was
clearly suffering, give a fascinating and invaluable account of what many
of the more senior members of the DVS will themselves still remember.
3: Dedham - Seventy Years Ago (pdf
The third part of the recollections of the late Roger Freeman who died
in the Autumn of 2005 a few weeks after dictating this vivid account of
his early life in Dedham.
Roger Freeman Part
4: Dedham - Seventy Years Ago (pdf
final part of the late Roger Freeman’s account of life in Dedham.
Manningtree and David Cleveland (pdf
DVS member Maureen Cleave has interviewed David Cleveland, film maker,
author and founder of the East Anglian Film Archive, who lives in Manningtree.
The Cottage (pdf 398Kb)
There has been concern in a number of quarters that the small country
cottage,so much part of the rural scene for many hundreds of years, is
in danger of losing its identity as owners either substantially enlarge
them or add features which are not of the vernacular.
Until the mid twentieth century, most country dwellers
were either self-sufficient or very nearly so. The rapid increase in
largely to the motor-car,and the fact that incomes have risen substantially
enabling the populace to purchase an ever-widening choice of food relatively
cheaply, has reduced the need for home food-production to almost nothing.
Few true "Cottagers" remain.
Living in a Listing Building (pdf 652Kb)
Recalling their experiences of
the stringent rules and regulations laid down by the Planning Authorities.
Sherman's, Dedham (pdf 22Kb)
from Shrubs Farm (pdf
Primative Methodist Chapel at Dedham Heath (pdf
Sadler - Shoe Repairer - Manningtree (pdf
A Brief History of West End Garage, Dedham (pdf 198Kb)
Can The Traditional
Village Pub Survive? (pdf 637Kb)
With the last minute halt to the demolition of the newly-closed Anchor
Inn, Dedham, Membership Secretary John Osborn explores this question.
Society's New President, Robert Erith (pdf
by Maureen Cleave