HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS
First vote for Kate
Suffolk Free Press
16 April 1970
Boxford's youngest voter, Miss Katharine Blakey (she was eighteen on Friday) registered her vote in the county council election on Saturday.
Her father, Mr. Peter Blakey, is headmaster of the new Great Cornard Primary School and was formerly headmaster at Boxford.
Katharine has recently completed a pre-nursing course at Ipswich Civic College and at the end of this month starts her nursing career as a trainee at University College Hospital, London.
In a modest way she has set an example in the village and several old folk have received help from her from time to time with their household chores.