Dr Alan Treweek purchased Southacre in 1936 and turned Southacre Cottage into a surgery.  His partner, Dr Yorke-Moore had been working part-time from Mortimers on School Street. In 1947, Dr David Paddison took over the practice until 1980. Dr Treweek lived in the Old White Horse on the High Street and recalled his experiences of World War II in the village, including the explosion at Chesterford Park in an article called ‘More Memories of Wartime’ published in the Times of the Chesterfords, Dec 1976. Another article in ‘The Times’ called ‘The Jarrow Crusade’ printed a letter he received from one of the marchers who had stopped at the village. He wrote “I wish to thank you for what you done for me and the other marcher, I will never forget that night and morning, the food, the bed and the bath was wonderful, Yours truly, Joe Douglas”.

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