Please contact us if you can help solve the following problems;
World War I Memorial - Who was John Clarke?
We have records for all
the Bunwell soldiers who died in World War I and are listed on the
war memorial except for John Clarke. If anyone knows which
regiment he fought with or where he was born please contact us.
Bunwell Ladies Hockey Team
The above postcard is marked on the obverse
'Bunwell Hockey team 1913-1914' We should be celebrating their
centenary but we know nothing about them. Can anyone help?
Gone to the Dogs
The Queen's Head on The Turnpike ( closed
since 1971) has been the venue for a number of unusual activities.
Active members of the Rat and Sparrow club have long since joined
their maker, but there may be some about who can still remember the
greyhound racing. We would particularly like an
illustration to add to our text. If you have a photograph
connected with greyhound racing at Bunwell we would be most
grateful for a copy.
Bunwell Smock Mill
Bunwell's only known windmill stood on the
glebe land off Rectory Lane. It's history is well
researched but we have no photograph of the structure. It
operated until 1891.
The Bunwell Mill had an eight sided brick tower and a boat shaped cap.
It may have looked something like this smock mill that once stood at
Previous Problems and Some Answers
What is this uniform?
your responses to our question, we now know that the Reverend
Adolphus Liddell Fellowes who was Rector of Bunwell from 1891 t0
1923 was wearing the uniform of an army chaplain dating between 1890
and 1904. From researching The London Gazette John
Herne has told us that by order dated 4th July 1900 the Rev.
Fellowes was made Acting Chaplain to the 4th Volunteer Battalion
Who was Porky Sturman?
The back of this photograph bears only
the name 'Porky' Sturman. The puttees suggest he was a WWI
soldier and the Bunwell Roll of Honour lists seven soldiers with the
surname of Sturman. We have had suggestions that he may have
been one of a Sturman family that once lived at Little Green.
Robin Jackson e-mailing from North Texas thought he might be from a
family that lived on Mile Road. However, Phil Smith ( of
Bunwell Sturman descent) has e-mailed naming him as Edward Sturman.
apparently Phil's mother recalls playing with the other six Sturman boys
none of whom looked like or were called Porky. So by a process of
elimination, Edward is highly likely to be our Porky.
The grave stone of
Ernest James, one time proprietor of Bunwell Chippie, contains two lines
from the verse that was once fixed to the wall above the fryer.
Click here to read the whole poem.
A Royal Visitor?
On 6th August 1907
Princess Irene di Avierino Wiszenewska opened a Bazaar at Bunwell
to raise funds for the restoration of the parish church. Thanks to your
e-mails we now know a lot about her background and her mother's
campaigns for the recognition of women's' rights. We still have no
idea what her connection was with Bunwell. If you know please
Bunwell and The Last of the Summer Wine
Kathy Staff's (Nora Batty) father-in law
came from Bunwell and Bill Owen (Compo) once visited Bunwell to attend a
youth event. Click
here to read more and
perhaps help us with the answers to some questions.