The Suffolk Chronicle
04 August 1821

On Thursday week, the 26th of July, being the annual ringing day at Boxford, the day was ushered in by the firing of guns and ringing of bells at an early hour. The streets were decorated with a profusion of boughs, and a very handsome bowery was erected, tastefully decorated with flowers and flags. In the evening, about 140 women sat down to tea. and at the head of the table, which was beautifully ornamented with laurels and flowers, was a white flag. bearing the inscription of, God save the Queen. After tea, the women paraded the streets, headed by most of the respectable tradesmen in Boxford shouting God save the Queen, and may she long live to triumph over her enemies. The greatest order and conviviality prevailed throughout the day.

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