War Diary September 1914

War Norfolk
Battle of the Marne

French and British forces stop the German advance through Northern France only a short distance from Paris.



Belgian Refugees Arrive in Norwich

Catholic refugees from Belgium arrived at Thorpe Station following an appeal to Norfolk residents to provide accommodation to refugees.


First Air Raid Carried Out by the UK

British planes carry out an attack on airship sheds in Cologne and Dusseldorf.


Children’s Gifts to the Front Line.

The children of Thorpe Hamlet Girls’ School have sent 220 packets of cigarettes and boxes of matches to the troops in France.



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