Boxford improves its image

Suffolk Free Press
26 February 1970

Boxford, it is said, has not been renowned in the past for its corporate spirit, but there is every indication today that those who live in the village are becoming more and more closely united.

The success of the Community Council and the Youth Club; the greater interest shown in both the men's and women's sections of the British Legion; the flourishing Over Sixties' Club and the strong link between the school and the parents are obvious instances of this tendency.

The Parent Teacher Association in particular is a most energetic body with a splendid committee as a glance at its recent activities clearly shows. During this winter there have been a parents' evening attended by 45 people representing 31 families; a successful whist drivel and a parents' Christmas party, sadly interfered with by 'flu, but attended by 40 members nevertheless. Since Christmas a part of 89 people in two coachloads enjoyed a visit to the pantomime.

There are also plans for the future. On Saturday next the annual jumble sale takes place to raise funds for the school, and in May a party is being planned to which a number of local historians are being invited, to conduct a discussion on Boxford's past and to revive memories of Boxford in the early part of the century.

The association has been able to help the school in a number of ways and is at present raising funds to contribute to the cost of the essential repairs to the swimming pool to ensure that it will be ready for the re-opening at Easter.

Boxford improves its image