Local Memories of the Great War
Arthur Bitten worked on the
railway at Bures from 1907 until the 1930`s
Arthur kept meticulous diaries with entries for every day of the week, during his working life.
Three of those entries are of particular importance:-
20th September 1915:- Bombs
exploded by experts down at Staunch Farm that were dropped by a Zeppelin
7th October 1915:- two more bombs detonated at the Farm at 12.45 and 4.50pm
5th June 1917:- Saw my first Zeppelin flying over Bures
Railway workers at Bures
Precise date unknown, but may well have been circa 1920
Four members of staff, possibly
with initials HD, FC, AB and GC
AB would be Arthur Bitten.
HD :- Harry Diggins
FC:- F Cant