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—  All the 70 or so Alde Valley communities (including hamlets, and even the uninhabited ones) are listed on our Maps page.  
—  The first three characters of a place-name are unique, except for ALD,  BEN, CAM, DUN, REN and SAX, marked here with a double dagger (‡).  
—  The only other communities with inconsistent abbreviations are those for Blaxhall (BLX), the Glemhams (GGL and LGL), and Westleton (WS):  see below.
—  However, some places have additional two- or four-character abbreviations, also listed below.
—  Abbreviations marked with an asterisk (
) are (or, in some combinations, can be) not unique.  
—  Abbreviations prefixed "PD" relate to the 1200 digital copies within the «Photos-collection Deposit», explained on its own webpage.


AV = Alde Valley (or broadly coinciding with it)
ALDB/ALB/AL❋ = Aldeburgh (historically could be spelt "Alburghe") ‡
PDALBxxuu = Aldeburgh photos: "xx"= BE=beach, HI=High Street
ALDR/ALR/ALT = Aldringham/Aldringham-with-Thorpe ‡ — but see...
PDARxxx?u = Aldringham Photos Deposit [w/ 5-char unique ID] ‡



"xxx" or "xxxx"=  AIR=air accident 24/5/1919, ALM=Almshouses, BELL=B.R. Shreeve/Belle Coaches, CHA=Chapel, CHU=Church, EDW=Bertie Edwards (PO), ELM=Elm Tree Farm, GAN=Gannon family memorials, HOU=Aldringham House,
LAY=Cecil Lay (incl. Raidsend/Aldringham Court), MILL, MUR=murder 8/7/1945 newspaper cuttings, PPyy=Parrot & Punchbowl, SCH=School, VIEWu or VIWuu, WWI, uuuuu=etc.
BEN or BN = Benhall ‡  (includes PDBEN photos)
BTW = Bentwaters RAF/USAAF Station 151
BLX = Blaxhall
CAA = Campsea Ashe [but see CAM below] ‡
CAM or CB = Cambridge/Cambs. [of course, not Alde Valley!] ‡
CRA❋ = Cransford, near Framlingham          but ...
CRAT = Cratfield [not AV: between Halesworth & Laxfield]
SNA includes    Dunningworth ‡ — location of Snape Maltings ➡︎
  (although it's actually within Tunstall Parish)
DUN = Dunwich ‡
FOR = Fordley (within Middleton-cum-Fordley)
FRAM or FRA = Framlingham
PDFRIxxuu = Friston photos: "xx"= BH=Blackheath House,
  CH=Church, CQ=Chequers X-roads exc. FG=Forge Corner, ML=mill, PO=post office, FRIST=etc.
GGL or GG = Great Glemham
HAZ or PDHZuuuuu = Hazlewood
IKE or PDIKuuuuu = Iken
K (refID prefix) = Kelsale Archive (see "Element 0", previous page)
KEL or KE = Kelsale/Kelsale-cum-Carlton
PDKNOxxuu = Knodishall photos:"xx"= GV=Geo.V Coronation1911,
  ML=mills, RV=Hundred River, SC=school, KNOD0=etc


LCM = Leiston County Modern School photograph, 1949
LEI or LE or L❋ = Leiston/L-cum-Sizewell (exc. LCM & LGS schools)
= "Pen and Sword" publications,
                              held for us at Leiston Library
PDLEIxxxu = Leiston photos: "xxx"= ABBey, AIR=WW2 airfield,
  GAR=Garretts' Leiston Works, SZR=Sizewell Road, but ≈60% still orig. PD-filenames' abbreviations
= Leiston Grammar School photographs: for the various suffix-formats, see Element-3 here




LGL = Little Glemham
PDMHAIRFu = Martlesham Heath airfield photos (outside of AV)
MID or MD❋ = Middleton/Middleton-cum-Fordley (or FOR)
MIDM or MDM = Middleton Moor
PDORFxxuu = Orford photos: "xx"= CA=Castle, CH=Church,
  NS=Orford Ness incl. lighthouses, ML=mill
RDH or RD❋ = Rendham ‡
RDL or RD❋ = Rendlesham ‡
SAX or SX❋
= Saxmundham ‡   (includes PDSAX photos)
     ["SX" can also mean Sussex]
SAXT or SXT = Saxtead ‡
SXG = Saxtead Green ‡
PDSIZxxuu = Sizewell photos:  "xx"= AP=SZA power station,
  BP=SZB power station, CH=Cliff House, DH=Dower House, GP=The Gap, HL=House/Hall, TH=Tea/Ness House, VA=Vulcan Arms, WD=Warden's, WR=wrecks incl. 'Carmenta', XG=Crossing/Halt/sidings, 00=etc.
PDSLAxxuu = Slaughden photos: "xx"= 3M="The Three Mariners
  Inn", FE=Ferry, QY=Quay, SLAUG=etc.
PDSNAxxuu = Snape photos: "xx"= BR=pre-1960 Bridge, CH=Church,
  CX=Crown crossroads, FL=1953 flood, MG=Snape Maltings, MK=Markin's Mill,  ML='The Old Mill'/Hudson's Mill (Benjamin Britten's home), RG='The Race Ground', RL=railway (Snape Branch Line),  SC=Anglo-Saxon Cemetery excavations 1985-92, WT=Snape Watering, SNAPE=etc.
PDSTExxuu = Sternfield photos: "xx"= BR=Bridge, CH=Church
(in folder Benhall & Sternfield, as in original Collection)
STR = Stratford St Andrew
THEB/THE/TH❋ = Theberton (or PDTHEBuuu)

THORPENESS and old THORPE village

THO / = Thorpeness (village) or Thorpe Ness (geographical
PDTHOxxuu feature)  [and see: Aldringham ...]
  "xx"= AL=Almshouses, BA=Old Barn, BE=beach, BH=Benthills, BR=Haven Bridge & Black Mill, CC=Kursaal/ Country Club, CL=golf Clubhouse, DL=Dolphin, EO=Estate Office (now The Kitchen @ Thorpeness), GF=golf course, HV=The Haven (road), LK=Lakeside (road), ML=C20th mills & House in the Clouds, MR=Meare & Boathouse, NE=Northend, PARu=Partables Farm, RG=Regatta, RL=railway halt, THORP=C19th Thorpe village,
SP=Shell Pits, UP=Uplands, VW=general view, WB=West Bar, WG=Westgate, WK=Workmen's Club, WL=Whinlands
PDTHPxxuu = Thorpeness 1929/30 publicity photos: "xx" as PDTHO

TUN = Tunstall [but Snape Maltings treated as if SNApe]
WS❋ = Westleton [or West Suffolk County Council (1889-1974) ]
YOX or YX = Yoxford