for the Village of Ditchingham, Suffolk
A miscellany of pictures and
data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all
linked to them). This
is a work in progress so
please treat the data with appropriate caution.
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As one approaches Ditchingham
from Bungay the
horizon is dominated by a range of old derelict mill buildings. These
are the remains of an old maltings that was put out of business by a
fire. Prior to becoming a maltings the mill had been a silk mill at
which some of the EDMUNDS family worked. The older section of the
building may date from the silk-mill period, though this has yet to be
On the Census the silk-mill employed EDMUNDS lived at Factory Cottages.
Opposite the factory, at Ditchingham Dam, stand a row of cottages. On
the 1st Series OS Map these are marked as 'Factory Cottages' , although
they now have much more interesting names.
The Ditchingham area is also well known for a roundabout which has for
harboured feral chickens
One of the EDMUNDS family died in Flanders and is remembered on a war
memorial in Ditchingham Church (see the details at www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Ditchingham.html)
Any transcripts and images on this page are Copyright R I Kirby 2008
unless stated otherwise.