Willow Wood Farm

This farm was off the ‘Hundred Lane’ at the far end of Grove Lane, to the south-east of the former wartime airfield. A small farm which lost all but 10 acres of land when the American airbase was built. Before the war, when the agricultural depression made it very difficult for Suffolk farmers to make a living, a Scotsman William Tolfrey came south and bought up this farm. He, with one farm worker, put the fields all down to pasture and began breeding sheep and bullocks. He continued farming here after the war, but in 19948 a C Sharman is listed as resident.. In the early 1950s Archie (Archibald) Reis, whose poultry business (see Cubbit’s Farm) had been disrupted by the construction of the airfield runway, was here at Willow Wood Farm.