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VS # 399a - Barrow

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Hidden : 02/26/2017
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According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is grove or wood, hill or mound. The Domesday Book records the population of Barrow in 1086 to have been 27.

A circular walk around the village is known as 'walking around Crattle' named after its main feature - Crattle Hill. The walk is 2.45 miles long and passes All Saints Church, Park Pond, and the cemetery.

On 29 May 1980, a low-flying RAF Hawker Hunter T7 (XL597 of 216 Squadron) fighter aircraft crashed, following a loss of power due to a fuel systems fault, into fields south of Little Saxham church. The crew bailed out over Barrow. There followed a RAF and police recovery operation - which included an extensive search of Barrow for an ejector seat. A RAF air-sea rescue helicopter attempted a landing on Barrow village green, seemingly giving up due to overhead cables.

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

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