The Suffolk Chronicle
06 July 1844

On Friday, the 28th ult., the annual fete took place upon the Rectory Lawn, on which occasion 200 and upwards of the children of the National School were kindly provided with tea, bread and butter, and plum cake, and the day being fine, most of the gentry of the neighbourhood and nearly all the inhabitants of the place were attracted to witness so gratifying a scene, and all who were present received marked kindness and attention from the worthy Recto, the Hon. and Rev. A. F. Phipps, and Lady Mary, which added to the real enjoyment of the day.
On Sunday last, the Hon. and Rev. Charles Fitzroy preached a sermon in Boxford Church, in aid of the funds of the Society for National Education. After the sermon 4l. 13s 3d. were collected at the church doors.

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