On heathland south of the village much history was made. There the embryo RAF set up a station dedicated to experimenting and developing designs for the upstart flying machines. Martlesham Heath later (in World War 2) became an RAF fighter station where both Douglas Bader and Ian Smith were based for a time.
Meanwhile, the sleepy village of Martleshaw itself is also bypassed by the A12, but the two locations illustrated at the head of this blog can still be spotted on the old road. The Red Lion is little changed externally from the 1890s view above ...
63 and 65 run hourly to Woodbridge continuing to either Framlingham or Rendlesham. The routes divert to serve the big Tesco store on the northern edge of the Martlesham Heath estates.
64 runs via Martlesham Village to Woodbridge, continuing to Aldeburgh.
And "soup" has a small and ungrammatical part to play.
For the record, Anglian Bus operates service 165 to Aldeburgh via Martlesham Village, Woodbridge and Rendlesham.
** Dollis Hill : the building still exsits, now turned into "luxury flats".
Dollis Hill also developed E.R.N.I.E. the first Premium Bond prize winner picker.