Photographic memories

Scoop: Mike Bowden and wife Val at their Ipswich home with memories of former journalist Alfre Bowden who first broke the story of the Sutton Hoo treasure discovery

Suffolk: The day we broke the news of the Sutton Hoo burial site - and the modest reporter who never claimed the scoop as his own

He was the journalist who wrote one of the most important stories in the 140-year history of this newspaper.

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The Runnymede Memorial to the missing. More than 100,000 missing naval, merchant navy and air force casualties are commemorated on the commission’s great memorials at Chatham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Tower Hill and Runnymede.

War history: The war graves that are closer to home than many of us realise

Mike Peters, Galloway’s resident military historian and chairman of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, explains that evidence of the human cost of the First World War is much closer to home in Suffolk than most of us think.

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Alfred Clarke was a member of 17th Motor Ambulance Convoy - Army Service Corps. He suffered an abdominal wound during an aerial bombing raid and died on January 7, 1916, aged 21.

Gallery: For lovely Mike Good, and the folk who gave their lives in the First World War

Alzheimer’s is cruel – certainly for the sufferer but also for family and friends who ‘lose’ the person they love. Lamorna Good tells Steven Russell about the shadow it’s cast – and of her determination to fulfil her husband’s dream

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The Menin Gate. Since its unveiling in 1927, the gate has gained almost iconic status. For many battlefield visitors it is their most abiding memory of a visit to the Western Front.

War history: Menin Gate is powerful enough to move the most cynical of us

The most sceptical visitor cannot fail to be moved by the Menin Gate and all those names of the men it honours, believes Mike Peters, resident historian at Galloway Travel.

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Sir Fabian Ware and the Prince of Wales. The prince encouraged Ware to put his ideas for a war graves commission to the Imperial Conference.

War history: The man who carried on battling when war was done to honour those killed in action

It seems obvious now that the Great War dead be honoured, but in the aftermath of the fighting, those striving to do so faced opposition. Mike Peters, resident historian at Galloway Travel, tells a tale of resolute determination - and Rudyard Kipling’s part in it all

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