HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS



HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS

 


East Anglian Daily Times
04 December 1905

In the Matter of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation,
in the Parish of Boxford, in the County of Suffolk,
In the Matter of the Charitable Trusts Acts, 1853 to 1894; and
In the Matter of the Board of Education Act, 1899, and the Board of Education (Powers) Orders in Council, 1900 to 1902.
BY Direction of the Board of Education
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Governors of the above-mentioned Foundation propose to effect a Sale of the property mentioned in the Schedule for a sum of £2OO, the purchaser accepting the title of the Governors in the matter.

Any objection or suggestion relative to the proposed Sale may be transmitted to the Board in writing, within 15 days from the first publication of this Notice, addressed to "The Secretary, Board of Education, Secondary Schools' Branch, Whitehall, London, S.W."
Dated. 27th November, 1905
W. N. BRUCE,
Principal Assistant Secretary for Secondary Schools.
SCHEDULE.
A piece of freehold land, with the messuage and buildings erected thereon, formerly used for the purposes of the Boxford Grammar School, together with the freehold garden ground thereto belonging, abutting on the high road leading from Boxford to Sudbury, and situate in the Parish of Boxford.

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The Scotsman
03 October 1902

At the Guildhall yesterday, Charles Godden a jobbing butcher of Boxford, Suffolk, was fined £100, or three months' imprisonment, for sending diseased pork to Central London Market, intending it for sale as human food. It was stated that Godden had twice previously been convicted of a similar offence, and cautioned several times.

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East Anglian Daily Times
26 July 1901

Mr. ERNEST S. BEARD.

STATION ROAD, BOXFORD, SUFFOLK. SALE OF PROPERTY.
ERNEST S. BEARD
Has received instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at the White Hart Hotel. Boxford, on WEDNESDAY, July 31st 1901, at Six o'clock in the Evening precisely.

ALL that Well-placed FREEHOLD COTTAGE PROPERTY. having a frontage to Station Road, Boxford, of 190 feet, with large and productive Garden. as now let to Mrs. Blomfield and Miss Finch, at rents amounting to
£lO 10s. per annum

Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained at the Place of Sale; at the Auctioneer's Offices. Headgate, Colchester, and Brightlingsea; or of U. H. T Marshall. Esq., Solicitor. Colchester.

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The Ipswich Journal
23 February 1901

"In the memory of its oldest inhabitant, the little town of Boxford was never so gay and unanimous as on the occasion of her Majesty's Coronation. Yesterday every poor person in the parish, above 700, were regaled with old English fare: the hungry were fed and the sad were made to laugh, for, notwithstanding the inauspicious weather various rustic sports were kept up till dark. The illumination of the evening was very excellent, and there was a grand display of fireworks, which lasted until after midnight."

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East Anglian Daily Times
24 November 1900

At Boxford Petty Sessions, on Friday, before Dr. Palmer (in the chair), and E. B. Cook, Esq., John Prentice, William Gunn, and Arthur Griggs, labourers, Boxford, were charged with being on the licensed premises of the Compasses Inn, Boxford, on October 21st, at an unlawful hour. — Police-constable Double said he was outside the inn about half-past ten at night when he heard a voice inside say, "Drink up the beer; I'll be another pint." Someone appeared to leave the room and return. Witness knocked at the door, but it was locked. When he was admitted he saw the defendants, and asked Baker, the landlord, what they were doing there. He said they had had a horse and trap, and came to settle for it. He admitted that they had had beer, butt said he had "stood at." It was then five minutes to eleven. Witness saw the defendants drive into the town at ten minutes to ten. —Defendants said they would not have been on the premises if they had not had occasion to use Barber's horse and trap. They denied paying for beer. —Fined 5s., and 6s. 10d. costs each.

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East Anglian Daily Times
07 November 1900

PRISONER ACQUITTED.

The sequel to the Boxford public-house affray was heard at Boxford Police Court on Tuesday, when, before Col. W. H. L. Corry (in the chair), and E. B. Cook, Esq., John Death, an ex-marine and militiaman, was charged by Eliza Phillips, married woman, Baker's Arms, Boxford, with aggravated assault, and by her father, James William Andrews, landlord of the Baker's Arms, with common assault. —Mr. L. G. Fisher (of Messrs. Fisher and Steed, Sudbury and Melford), defended. —Both cases were taken together.

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East Anglian Daily Times
05 November 1900

The ex-soldier John Death, who was concerned in the affray in the public-house near Boxford, was arrested at the White Horse Inn, Stoke-by-Nayland, on Friday evening, by P.C. Goodchild, and on Saturday morning was brought before E. B. Cook, Esq., at Boxford, on a charge of aggravated assault upon Mrs. Phillips, and remanded until Tuesday. Since his confinement, he has been examined by Dr. Thompson, who discovered two serious scalp wounds penetrating to the bone, evidently inflicted by a mallet used for tapping beer casks, which is in the possession of the police, and bears blood stains. The man Andrews admits having given Death a tap or two on the head with it. Mrs. Phillips, who has also been medically examined, had a wound on the head, not very serious, and also a black eye; while Andrews had a black-eye and a slight bump on the head. The prisoner has not given a very clear account of his whereabouts since the melee, but it appears that he passed Thursday night at the Soldier's Institute, Colchester. As regards the box alleged to have been stolen, the life insurance documents and savings bank books, were found three or four days afterwards in a field in the vicinity near a public footpath, and a rather curious fact is that, notwithstanding the heavy rain which has fallen in the interim, they were perfectly dry. Prisoner will also probably be charged by Andrews with common assault.

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East Anglian Daily Times
17 March 1900

Boxford Suffolk
JOHN KING
Is instructed by Mr. Jonathan Beeston to SELL by AUCTION. in Butcher's Lane, only a. few yards distant from Boxford Street, on Friday March 30th. 1900, the materials arising from the pulling down of a modern built brick-and-slated Malt house and premises, comprising
40,000 Red-and-White BRICKS
3,000 Good Slates.
A large quantity of sound battens, rafters, and floor boards, windows and shutters, iron columns, bearers, and kiln bars.; also numerous other effects.
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock punctually.
Catalogues may be had of the Auctioneers. Hadleigh.

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Suffolk & Essex Free Press
28 January 1891

Accident at Boxford - On Thursday Chas. Carpenter, warehouseman to Mr. Alfred Gardner, grocer and draper, Boxford, while out delivering goods unfortunately slipped, and falling on to a box broke one of his ribs. He is being attended by Dr. Thompson and is getting on, so we hope to soon see him out again.

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Suffolk & Essex Free Press
28 January 1891

There was a capital meet of that famous pack, the Essex and Suffolk Foxhounds at Boxford, on Monday, and what was more important still for all true fox hunters an abundance of foxes of the right sort, affording ample sport. A brace were brought down during the first half-hour, and at Edwardstone a brace - if not a leash - were afoot soon after the hounds were in covert. One of these afforded a run, "via" Townsend Wood, between Great and Little Waldingfield, to Crocker's Grove at Lavenham. After a two hours' run he saved his brush. The going was very heavy, and the banks extremely slippery; nevertheless, everybody enjoyed the day, and all voted it the best of the season. "Ah," says an old sportsman, "We always get a good run from Boxford."

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Suffolk & Essex Free Press
28 January 1891

The last skating carnival at Boxford proving such a great success the promoters, Messrs. S. Scarfe, J. Burton and F. Dawson, wishful to gain further laurels, and fearing the ice was going, and that they might not have another chance, in all haste sent out notices on Thursday morning that another carnival would take place that night, the proceeds as before to be given to the relief fund for the unemployed. This kind and charitable object as before was heartily responded to by the inhabitants and made the ladies and gentlemen skaters very busy getting their costumes ready. Perhaps it would be interesting to know how it was done. To our thinking a number of the old relics that, perhaps, had not seen daylight for many a day as well as some new ones, must have been brought into requisition.

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The Ipswich Journal
24 March 1887

Another sudden death occurred in this parish on Monday night, about 12. A man named George Joslin, a small farmer, &c., had been in the best of health, to all appearances. He attended Hadleigh market on Monday afternoon, returning home about six, and after having tea he went for a walk, calling at a labourer's about a quarter of a mile from his house, where he had a glass of beer, and left for home about ten. He arrived home shortly after, and retired to rest. Mrs Joslin, going to bed about an hour later, heard a groaning noise, and on looking at her husband, found life was extinct.

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The Bury Free Press
23 April 1881

The bridge over the river near the church has been broken down by a traction engine belonging to Mr. Unwin, of Coggeshall.

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The Ipswich Journal
04 February 1871

Cruelty to a Donkey - James Claxton, of Boxford, labourer, was charged by Supt. Schofield with cruelly ill-treating an ass, at Boxford, on the 11th January.
The case was proved by policeman Simons, who saw the defendant beating the donkey with a stick until it fell down, after which he kicked it while it was on the ground.
Defendant denied having a stick and called his brother as a witness, but his evidence only made the case worse.
Fined 8s., costs 8s. 6d., or 14 days'. Allowed 14 days to pay.

Unjust Scales - Robert Boreal, shopkeeper and flour seller, of Boxford, was charged by Supt. Schofield with having in his shop one flour scale two ounces and a half against the purchaser.
Fined 20s., costs 6s, 6d. Paid.

Breach of the Peace - Chenery Smith, of Edwardstone, labourer, and John Watson, of Boxford, carpenter, were charged by Supt. Schofield with committing a breach of the peace by fighting in Boxford Street, on Sunday morning, the 23rd January.
Bound over to keep the peace for three months', and ordered to pay 7s. 3d. each costs.

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Bury Free Press
02 July 1864

About eleven o'clock on Sunday night a very strong light was observed in the bedroom of Mr. Albert Rush, beerhouse-keeper, of Boxford, and on the inmates proceeding to the room, they found that some straw in a closet and a straw mattress in flames. After the fire was extinguished, it was discovered that £10 in gold and 30s. in silver had been stolen from a chest of drawers in the room. The money was safe at nine o'clock, and it is supposed that while the landlord was engaged in the tap-room some person entered by the parlour door, and after securing the money set fire to the straw and mattress, and made his escape. The thief has not yet been apprehended, but the police are using all endeavours to discover him.

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