This page is of old postcards of

Great Glemham,

in Suffolk, England

 

I grew up in Great Glemham at a time when the rate of change in rural life was rapidly accelerating. The decline in agricultural labour led to the replacement in many villages of the centred community that existed at the time of these pictures with one based largely on employment away from the immediate area. This change, inevitable but not always welcomed, seems to have been borne by Great Glemham rather better than in other villages.

These cards date from an era well before I arrived there. Many are of excellent quality, which are not done justice by the file format I have used. Most of the cards' sources date back to at least 1911, according to the postmarks. I know cards from a series of this age were on sale 'new' in the village shop in the early sixties and comparing them to their earlier brethren indicates they were probably not reprints!

 

The Blacksmiths, near the church. The village shop is in the distance.

 

Bridge St, with the chapel on the left.

 

Church, with the shop on the end at the right

 

A view a little further up the street