Genealogy Notes 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. Return to Ancestor List

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 researched.

The old maltings at Ditchingham Dam Part of the original Ditchingham silk mill buildings

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. 
'Factory Cottages'

The Ditchingham area is also well known for a roundabout which has for some years harboured feral chickens
 Feral chicken at Ditchingham Dam Feral chickens at Ditchingham Dam

One of the EDMUNDS family died in Flanders and is remembered on a war memorial in Ditchingham Church (see the details at

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