Webbs Court: Syd and his family arrived at 299 Main Road in the late 1940s to a bungalow without heating, hot water or any mod cons, all of which was rectified. He quickly introduced himself to my father at the shop on the corner of Dobbs Lane. They immediately formed a friendship, Syd had job at the Woodbridge Post Office.
He soon became involved in village life and became Chairman of KWMCC fund raising committee, organised various village fetes, joined the VPA, audited many local charities “books” and relieved the local Post Master during his holiday period. Syd was an active member of the PTA at Kesgrave Secondary Modern, as it was then. He was greatly involved with the youngsters in the village and raised a great deal of money for the building of the first KWMCC hall. This included socials held at the “tin” hut at Martlesham on a Saturday evening with him and father organising a bus to run through Kesgrave to get the paying public to part with monies all towards a good cause. As a just reward for his efforts his daughter’s wedding reception was the first function to be held in a the partially built KWMCC.