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Stratton St Michael Parish Council; 1894-1931; Stratton St Michael, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/1002
  • Corporate body
  • 1894-1931

Parish councils were formed under the Local Government Act 1894. They took over the civic and social welfare duties of existing groups hitherto based around ecclesiastical parishes (notably the overseers of the poor). Records of parish charities managing commons under distribution of land as a consequence of the Enclosure Acts can often be found in parish council records.
They are elected bodies, usually on a four year cycle. The number of councilors varies according to the population of the parish.
Parish Councils tend to be responsible for the provision of such facilities as village halls, recreation grounds and children's play areas. They have a legal right to be consulted and to comment on all planning applications in their areas.

Herman A. Peacher; 1917-2008; USAAF airman; Brookfield, Missouri, USA

  • GB/153/NM/10023
  • Person
  • 1917-2008

S/Sgt Herman A. Peacher was born on the 16 June 1917 at Brookfield, Missouri. He was tail-turret gunner with George N. Spaven's crew on board the B-24 'Flak Magnet'. The 'Flak Magnet' was hit by flak during a mission to the marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. Peacher was held at Obermassfeld, Luft IV and Luft I prisoner of war camps. He died on 8 October 2008.

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