A record of war to be saved in a UK demolition
By Lindsay Gale17 August 2012
An old silk mill in Ditchingham in Suffolk, UK, set for demolition in September 2012 to make way for 100 residential new-builds, is also home to a record of World War II in the shape of US servicemen's names, together with their home states, carved into the brickwork. The building was used as a warehouse during the war and was home to the 2212 Quarter Master Truck Company (Aviation) Combat Support Wing but has stood derelict since 1999.
The individual bricks featuring the names of the US servicemen are to be photographed, fully documented and then recovered individually by the developers, the PJ Livesey Group, and then given to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
The Museum is keen to recover information about the individuals who etched their details into the fabric of the building by trying to trace them and their families.