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Scole, Saint Andrew's Church,

Scole, Saint Andrew Church, IP21-4DY.


Scole, Saint Andrew's Church, what a delight to visit this place. it was nice meeting the Rev Sue. Scole church, one of 7 churches in the area that are included in one group, the others are Harleston, Brockdish, Thorpe Abbotts, Needham, Billingford, Redenhall with Wortwell. St Andrew's is an interesting mix of old and new. A fire in 1963 destroyed the roof and much of the interior. The church was re-consecrated in 1964 with a new interior, toilet, kitchen, additional rooms and a magnificent East Window by Patrick Rentiens, who made the Baptistery window in Coventry Cathedral. More recently the pews were removed and the church is now used for worship and community events. On the 20th September 2014 the church celebrated 50 years since its re-consecration after the fire.there is a Citation to one Lance Corporal, Ernest Seaman V.C. Seaman was born in a small village near Norwich, then while he was still a young boy his mother remarried and his family moved to Scole,

Classified as unfit for active front line service Seaman ended up as a baker in the Army Service Corps of the British Army. It was not until late in the war that he was allowed to join a front-line unit. He was 25 years old, and a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, during WW1 when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 29 September 1918 at Terhand, Belgium, when the right flank of his company was held up by enemy machine-guns, Lance-Corporal Seaman went forward under heavy fire with his Lewis gun and engaged the position single-handed, capturing two machine-guns and 12 prisoners, and killing one officer and two men. Later in the day he again rushed another enemy machine-gun post, capturing the gun under very heavy fire. He was killed immediately afterwards, but it was due to his gallant conduct that his company was able to push forward to its objective.

A copy of his medal is held in the Officers Mess at The Royal Logistic Corps Museum (Camberley, Surrey, England). The original is kept in a bank vault. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.


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