Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Lucilla came to Old Buckenham

Story of the Battle Area
There were more people than usual at the May meeting of the Old Buckenham Social and Wine Circle who had come to hear about the life of Lucilla Reeve. Last year members of the group had been on a tour of the Stanford Battle Area and were keen to learn more about what had happened there.
Lucilla was one of the 800 people evicted from some 18,000 acres of south Norfolk to provide space for the armed forces to do their training. Despite promises that all the villagers would be allowed back into their homes, this has never happened. The story of Lucilla's life as a land agent, farmer and dowser was played in character in a most moving way which gave the audience an insight into the things that went on during and after the last war. 

The next Social and Wine Circle meeting will be on Thursday 8 June when the subject will be 'What am I?' and members have been asked to bring along many little but strange items for other members to identify. All welcome to come along to the Church Rooms at 7.30pm and take part in the meeting.

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