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West Row parish was formerly part of Mildenhall parish, on the 1st of April 2019 we became a separate parish.


West Row is believed to have been an important Bronze Age site over 3500 years ago. Then early farmers occupied timber houses during the summer months (possibly migrating south during the winter) and may have made ritual offerings into the river Lark. In January 1942, farmer Gordon Butcher while ploughing found a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD. He did not recognize the objects for what they were, and the hoard did not come to the attention of the authorities until 1946. An inquest was held in the summer of 1967, when the find was declared treasure trove and acquired by the British Museum in London. Today it is known as the Mildenhall Treasure and comprises of tableware, pictorial platters and early Christian baptismal spoons which can be seen in the British Museum, and replicas are on display at the Mildenhall Museum.

West Row lies on the north bank of the navigable River Lark, 2 miles west of the town of Mildenhall, and just south of the large airbase RAF Mildenhall. occupied by the USAF, It is considered part of the Breckland, and sits on the edge of the Fens.

The village is served by a small village store, a fish and chip shop and a hairdressing salon. West Row is also home to the popular pub Jude's Ferry located on the river Lark, the last of 4 Pubs that were in the village.

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17 August 2022

Full Council Meeting

The Church Hall West Row Wednesday 7:00 pm View Details

Latest Parish News

Litter Pick Stadium area

Stadium 2pm

24

August 2022
Litter pick

We are aiming to clear Cooks Drove from the Speedway to the Junction of Cow and Sheep Drove

We will then proceed along Cow and Sheep Drove, past Weston Ditch, out onto Hurdle Drove

Both ends of this road will be marshalled to inform traffic that there are litter pickers on the road and to encourage them to detour round this road,  for the safety of the pickers.


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Mildenhall Exercises

RAF Mildenhall

08

August 2022
RAF Mildenhall

A message from Sqdn Ldr Andrew Bell.

Just wanted to give you a quick heads-up that RAF Mildenhall will be holding an on-base Exercise 15-19 August incl. There shouldn’t be any impact on the local area, but it will be the 1st time for several years that the Base has practiced Exercises whilst wearing Chemical/Nuclear/Biological protective equipment so I thought you might like some early reassurance that everything is ok.

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