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Fundraising in a Coffin

by Hadleigh Community Event

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John Bloomfield
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26 October 2004

We were always being involved in something positive. In ‘Warships Week’ I won a prize for a design of a poster and I won 10 shillings which was serious money and I put it towards a bike.

We bought a Spitfire named ‘Hadleigh’ but unfortunately it only flew a few sorties before it was shot down.

I can remember a clothier’s shop called ‘Dibbles’ in the High Street which displayed a coffin. Customers were encouraged to pay a penny and ‘Knock a nail in Hitler’s Coffin’.

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