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THE LAST POST - a personal biography of Frederick Longman, the first man from Braughing to be killed in the 1914-1918 conflict
Commemorating the life of Freddy Longman, The Last Post is a personal biography of the first man from Braughing, (a small village in East Hertfordshire) to be killed in the First World War. Braughing Local History Society launched the book on 18 October 2014, exactly 100 years to the day after the soldier's death.
Lieutenant Frederick Longman was the son of Charles and Harriet Longman of Upp Hall, Braughing. He served with the 4th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers and was killed on the Western Front only two months into the war. Access to family archives have resulted in a rich story of the life of a young man, strengthened by the complete transcript of Freddy's personal diary, as well as his personal letters to friends and family along with family photographs.
Copies of The Last Post are available to purchase for £10 plus P&P from Amazon. Click here to order the book
A very clear message from Braughing residents has been sent to EHDC planning department - we do not want the proposed land development.
The community is up-in-arms about the proposal from professional land promoter, Gladman Developments, to develop the land by the river Quin between Gravelly Lane and Hay Street. This beautiful part of the village is a haven for wildlife giving pleasure to the community and visitors alike. Walkers come from miles around to enjoy this peaceful and tranquil area and it is a vital part of the rural landscape and a great educational asset to the local school and our children.
Gladman partner with landowners who are looking to obtain residential consent, at minimal risk and in a short timescale. So we suffer from the absentee landowner who does not live in our community any more and will not be affected. Gladman say they take ‘a proactive approach’ to ‘strategic land’ ‘optimising the value of potential residential development land. Gladman Homes LLP is the contracting company associated with Gladman Development Ltd.