HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS



HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS
1970

 


Suffolk Free Press
23 April 1970

The Boxford, Groton and Edwardstone Branch of the N.S.P.C.C. held a Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy Sale at Boxford House on Wednesday, 15th April. It was a great success and a sum of over £34 was realised.

The bring and buy stall was most efficiently managed by two of Dr. and Lady Hilda Swan's children and their friends whilst the cake stall and the raffle were very well supported.

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NSPCC

 

Suffolk Free Press
23 April 1970

Winners in last week's draw organised by the Boxford Community Council, were:
No. 566, E. Whymark, Ellis Street; No. 648, Mrs. A. D. Ulph, Swan Street; No. 795, Mrs. Harvey, Hadleigh Road; No. 978, Mrs. Woodward, Endsleigh; and No. 768, Mr. D. Skinner, Brookhall Road.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
16 April 1970

Boxford's youngest voter, Miss Katharine Blakey (she was eighteen on Friday) registered her vote in the county council election on Saturday.

Her father, Mr. Peter Blakey, is headmaster of the new Great Cornard Primary School and was formerly headmaster at Boxford.

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First vote for Kate

 

Suffolk Free Press
09 April 1970

So great was demand for tickets for Boxford's 'Going for a Song' competition that many had to be refused, and there was 'standing room only' at the Fleece Hotel on Friday evening.

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Going for a song packed them in

 

Suffolk Free Press
09 April 1970

The annual whist drive on behalf of the National Institute for the Blind was held at the Village Hall on Wednesday and was a great success although owing to clashing of dates with other drives, the attendance was hardly up to the standard of previous years.

Mr. Barnham acted as M.C. and the following qualified to the district white drives at Colchester and Ipswich: Mrs. Rayner, Miss Gillian Hughes, Mrs. R. Tricker, Mrs. Sissin, Mrs. H. Rule and Mr. J. Pitt.

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Whist

 

Suffolk Free Press
02 April 1970

That there is considerable concern in Boxford regarding future development of the village was evident when the annual parish meeting was held at the Village Hall on Monday last.

Mr. T. C. Clark, the chairman of the parish council was in the chair and there was a far larger attendance of Boxford residents than has been the case in recent years.

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Boxford call for halt to more development

 

Suffolk Free Press
02 April 1970

"WE ARE SEVEN". The Boxford Over Sixties Club celbrated its seventh birthday at a party at the village hall on Monday. There were hilarious games organised by Mrs. Sore, Mrs. Hillier and Mrs. Trimbee, and members of the committee provided a delicious tea. The Birthday Cake with its seven candles was made by Mrs. Billington and was much admired and enjoyed.

About 30 members were present in spite of the very unpleasant weather.

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Over Sixties Club

 

Suffolk Free Press
02 April 1970

The winners in last week's draw organised by the Boxford Community Council, were as follows:
No. 612, Mr. C. Lewis, Whitestreet Green; No. 689, Mr. P. Blakey, Cox Hill; No. 713, Mr. O. Grimwood, Ellis Street; No. 520, Mrs. R. Tricker, 42 Homefield; and No. 530, Mr. Meekings, 9 Homefield.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
25 March 1970

A meeting of the Women's Section of the Boxford, Edwardstone and Groton branch of the British Legion was held in the Village Hall, Boxford on Wednesday, March 18.

Mrs. Saunders was in the chair but the number of members present was not as large as usual owing to illness.

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British Legion

 

Suffolk Free Press
25 March 1970

The death occurred on Sunday, in St. Leonard's Hospital, Sudbury, as the result of a heart attack, of Mr. Bernard Richardson, at the age of 64. He was a well-known commercial artist and cartoonist, who had lived in Stone Street, Boxford, for the last eight years.

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Death of well known cartoonist

 

Suffolk Free Press
25 March 1970

The annual effort on behalf of the West Suffolk Old People's Welfare Association by Boxford took the form this year of a bring and buy sale at Hendrick House, the home of Lady Cull on Wednesday afternoon.

Between 50 and 60 people attended and a sum of £23 was realised. The Boxford Over Sixties Club which organised the event wishes to express its thanks to all those who came and also those who sent donations, which contributed to this excellent result.

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Welfare Association

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 March 1970

The annual meeting of Boxford Community Council was held at the Village Hall on Friday evening and the attendance was most encouraging. Between 30 and 40 were present and keen interest was shown in the many subjects which came up for discussion.

Mr. Ralph Tugman, the chairman, gave a comprehensive report on the year's working. It had, he said, been a year of considerable achievement but it had had it's disappointements. On the credit side, we had managed to obtain the promise of a grant to build the pavilion; we had bought, restored, and erected a hut which provided temporary changing accomodation and storage of equipment; we had bought a second-hand Land Rover and gang mowers which enabled us to cut the grass without calling upon the generosity of local farmers; and considerable use had been made of the football pitches and the children's playground.

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Community Council

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 March 1970

This match was marred by the fact that Waldingfield only fielded eight players, so the game was somewhat onesided.

From the start Boxford swept into the attack and they were soon three goals up, scored by Billy Buckle, Dave Wright and Keith Munson.

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Football

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 March 1970

The annual whist drive for the Blind is taking place on March 21 in the Village Hall. Mr. Oliver Grimwood is once again organising the event and is confident of the usual support.

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Whist Drive

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 March 1970

The monthly meeting of the Boxford, Edwardstone, and Groton Branch of the British Legion was held on Friday last at the White Hart, Boxford. In the absence of Mr. J. A. Stedman the chair was taken by Mr. J. Saunders. There was a fair attendance of members.

Mr. J. Saunders reported that a joint meeting of the Entertainments Committee and members of the Women's Section recommended that a Social Evening should be organised for Saturday, April 25 in the Village Hall and that it should take the form of a Buffet Supper with dancing and games. The main aim was to attract new members to both sections and the price of the tickets was fixed at 5s. It was hoped to arrange for a bar. Mr. Saunders emphasised that this was not intended as a money raising effort; it was a 'Get-together' so that newcomers to the village might learn more about the activities of the branch and perhaps join it. The meeting wholeheartedly supported the suggestions and plans will go ahead.

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British Legion