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Memorial remembers Middy staff who gave their lives in Great War

PUBLISHED: 17:21 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:22 30 August 2018

Visitors at the Middy's war memorial unveiling. Picture: JOHN REEVE

Visitors at the Middy's war memorial unveiling. Picture: JOHN REEVE

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A memorial to record staff from the Mid Suffolk Light Railway who were killed during the First World War has been unveiled at the revived line’s station at Brockford and Wetheringsett.

The memorial to the Middy workers who died in the First World War. Picture: GERALDINE SMITHThe memorial to the Middy workers who died in the First World War. Picture: GERALDINE SMITH

When the war broke out in 1914 there were some 60 staff working on the Middy. Of those who answered the call to the colours five never returned.

In this year of the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict The Middy has raised a memorial to commemorate those staff members. The Memorial will also serve to commemorate volunteers of the revived railway who have passed on.

The service was conducted by the Vicar of Wetheringsett, Rev Julia Lill. The event was introduced to railway visitors and villagers by railway Vice Chairman Ian Meigh.

The memorial is sited with easy access just along from The MSLR Restoration Shed in the nature area a short walk from the platform at the Station.

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