Local history course planned

Suffolk Free Press
22 January 1970

More than 40 people from Boxford and neighbouring villages attended a meeting last week to discuss details of a course in local history which the Stoke-by-Nayland Centre of Community Activities is proposing to sponsor.

This course would take the place of the Cambridge University Board of Extramural Studies course on "Man, Religion, and Society" which had had to be discontinued.

Mr. P. Northeast, a Suffolk historian, who will conduct the course, was delighted with the response and explained that in a course of only ten lectures it would not be possible to cover, even superficially the history of Boxford and district from ancient times to the present day.

He was anxious, therefore, to find out the study of which particular period would provide the greatest interest to the majority.

It was agreed that Mr. Northeast's first lecture would be "Life on the Manor" followed by "The Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt". From then on the course would be allowed to shape itself.

Mr. Northeast brought with him a considerable library covering various aspects of Suffolk history and gave advice on what they might find particularly interesting and useful should they wish to do some homework.

The first lecture will be given in Boxford School at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28.

Local history course planned