Local Memories of the Great War



Arthur Bitten worked on the railway at Bures from 1907 until the 1930`s
Arthur kept meticulous diaries with entries for every day of the week during his working life.
Three of those entries are of particular importance:-

20th September 1915:- Bombs exploded by experts down at Staunch Farm that were dropped by a Zeppelin
7th October 1915:- two more bombs detonated at the Farm at 12.45 and 4.50pm

5th June 1917:- Saw my first Zeppelin flying over Bures

Arthur Bitten is one of these four railway workers pictured at Bures


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