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Thornham Parish Council; 1797; Thornham, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/1006
  • Corporate body
  • 1797

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.

Edward J. Ferrera; fl 1941-1945; USAAF airman; USA

  • GB/153/NM/10060
  • Person
  • fl 1941-1945

Edward J. Ferrera was radio operator on the B-24 no. 881 which attempted to take off in thick fog for a mission and crashed on 29 December 1944.

Harold Harding 'Harry' Isaacson; 1921-2001; USAAF airman; New York City, New York, USA, Amagansett, New York, USA

  • GB/153/NM/10065
  • Person
  • 1921-2001

S/Sgt H. Harding 'Harry' Isaacson was born in New York City, New York on 29 April 1921. He was a gunner. He flew seven missions with the 859th Bomb Squadron, 492nd Bomb Group and then 23 missions with the 788th Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group. He enlisted 22 June 1942 and was discharged on 23 September 1945. He died in Amagansett, New York on 26 February 2001.

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