Tuddenham St Mary
As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Pub(s) known to have reopened after lockdown (or close to reopening)
Please tell us if you know of any pubs which have reopened after lockdown that we don't list here.
Generally known as just "Tuddenham" this Breckland parish retains some areas of original heathland. The river was navigable in the 19th cent. When it was used to transport flint and grain by barge. A watermill on its bank has been converted into a restaurant. The Icknield Way passes though the village. A headless ghost is said to haunt Temple bridge.
RAF Tuddenham was completed by Oct. 1943 when Shorts Stirling planes of 90th Bomber Squadron arrived. They completed 1930 sorties losing 58 aircraft in action before the Squadron was converted to Lancasters in June 1944. During the last few months of the war they were joined by 138th Squadron who were engaged in special operations. By April 1945 the 90th Squadron had completed 412 raids for the loss of 86 aircraft.
A K and Q Type bombing decoy site was operated in the south of the parish close to the Cavenham border (TL 745 687) in 1940-41 to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Mildenhall. See Pastscape for more information.
The 1874 White's Directory also lists Alfred Kendall as a beer house keeper (& wheelwright & farmer) Crown?
The 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists Alfred Kendall as a wheelwright & blacksmith & beer retailer Crown?
The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists Alfred Kendall as a beer house keeper (& wheelwright & farmer) Crown?
The 1900 Kelly's Directory also lists Alfred Kendall as a wheelwright & beer retailer Crown?
The 1912 Kelly's Directory also lists Alfred Kendall as a farmer & beer retailer Crown?
The 1922 Kelly's Directory also lists Alfred Kendall as a beer retailer …
Some details from â€œSuffolk Airfields in WW2â€ by Graham Smith.