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Blofield Parish Council; 1840-1967; Blofield, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/1004
  • Corporate body
  • 1840-1967

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.

Robert Felton Pipes; 1918-2016; USAAF airman; Frankston, Texas, USA, Terrell, Texas, USA

  • GB/153/NM/10042
  • Person
  • 1918-2016

Robert Felton Pipes was born on 24 Dec 1918 in Frankston, Texas. He was flight engineer and top-turret gunner with Franklynn V. Cotner's crew on 'The Playboy', a B-24 Liberator bomber. He completed 10 missions with his crew, before being shot down over Holland on a mission to bomb the Friedrichstrasse Railway Station in Berlin with the 466th Bomb Group as part of the 784th Bomb Squadron. Helped by the Dutch resistance, he evaded capture for about 11 months. All the surviving crew members apart from Pipes and Hefner were captured and became prisoners of war. They were liberated by the Canadian forces in 1945. Pipes died on 1 Jan 2016 in Terrell, Texas.

Earl E. Wassom; 1923-2000; USAAF airman; Blackwell, Oklahoma, USA, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

  • GB/153/NM/10045
  • Person
  • 1923-2000

Lt Earl E. Wassom was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on 20 September 1923. He was a pilot in the 785th Bomb Squadron (crew no. 554). He completed a 35 mission combat tour and was awarded five Air Medals, the Purple Heart and a Distinguished Unit Citation. Wassom was the basis for the caricature featured in the nose art for the B-24 'Bottle Butt's Buggy'. He died in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2000.

James Reese Anslow; 1923-2006; USAAF airman; Ohio and Texas, USA

  • GB/153/NM/10048
  • Person
  • 1923-2006

15 OCT 1923-29 SEP 2006. S/Sgt James Anslow was on Bill Moore's crew (position uncertain, possibly radio operator or gunner). The crew were forced to abandon their aircraft on the return from a mission to Berlin in 1944. Born in Massillon, Ohio, USA. He died in Houston, Texas.

John Franklin Bales; 1923-2018; USAAF airman; Kirby Bedon, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10049
  • Person
  • 19 Dec 1923-8 Jan 2018

John Frank Bales first served with the 492nd Bomb Group and then with the 467th Bomb Group in Roger L. Leister's crew. On 18 August 1944, their B-24 'Broad and High' was hit by anti-aircraft fire and was low on fuel on its way back from a mission. The B-24 crash landed at Kirby Bedon, injuring Mr Bales and killing four of the crew : 2nd Lt William M. Sherril, T/Sgt Darlton W. Pontius, T/Sgt. George Lifschitz and S/Sgt. Philip A. Snyder. Mr Bales was awarded the Legion of Honour Medal by the French Government in 2015.

Haddiscoe Parish Council; 1806-; Haddiscoe, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/1005
  • Corporate body
  • 1806-

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.

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