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Adrian Bell (1901-1980) In 1920 Adrian Bell came to Suffolk from London (Battersea/Chelsea area), aged 19. Apprenticed to an old-style farmer, Vic Savage, (farmer appears in Corduroy as Farmer Colville), at Weston Colville near Newmarket. In 1929 moved to The Gables, Stour Street, Sudbury. Lived briefly, with his wife Marjory who he married in 1931, in a cottage in Gad's Lane, near Great Waldingfield, Sudbury. In 1932 moved to Market Cottage, Princes Risborough, Bucks. In 1938 the family moved to Redisham Old Rectory. 1943-4 Bought an 89 acres farm, Bricks Kiln Farm, at Redisham near Beccles which he sold in 1949. c1953 to a house in Northgate, Beccles. He and his family then moved first to Crakes Hall, High Common, Barsham and finally to a bungalow in Gillingham. Died in September, 1980 and buried in Barsham Churchyard.
Gad's Lane Farm
Gad's Hill Farm
Barsham Church
Barsham Church

George Borrow (1803-1881) 1840 Oulton, Suffolk, (lived at Lavengro at Oulton in Suffolk); The George Borrow, Oulton, Suffolk is a public house, named after him.

Rider Haggard, (1856-1925) ed. Garsington and Ipswich, Kessingland 1900 and bought house there

George Orwell (Eric Blair) (1903-1950) In 1934 George Orwell gave up teaching. He spent ten months in Southwold.A plaque can be seen next door to what is now the fish and chip shop at the far end of the High Street. From January to June 1922 he attended a cramming establishment in Southwold to prepare for his Indian Police Service exams and his career in Burma. In 1929 after eighteen months in Paris he returned to the family home at Southwold and spent most of the next five years based at Southwold. He tutored a handicapped child and a family of three boys during this time and wrote reviews and developed Burmese Days. During this period he spent nearly eighteen months teaching in West London until he had a serious bout of pneumonia. His mother then insisted that he stay at home instead of carrying on teaching and he spent the time writing A Clergyman's Daughter. The novel is partly set in a fictionalised East Anglian town called "Knype Hill". His final visit to Southwold was in 1939. (taken from the wikipedia).

Arthur Ransome (1884-1964) bought Pin Mill, Suffolk 1945 (Oct)

Henry Williamson (1895-1977) 1945 The family moved to Suffolk

Not a member of the A.L.S. (- yet!)

Eric Blair lived in Southwold, on route to London he crossed the river Orwell by train and he became George Orwell long before 1984.

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