HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS



HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS

 


Suffolk Free Press
14 December 1967

A hospital romance which seemed like a refugee from the celluloid world of Hollywood reached its real-life climax at Groton church on Thursday.

Walter Simpson could not settle down or stick to one job, but was friendly with everyone. So it was little wonder that when he had to spend many long weeks in Anglesea Road Wing off Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, after being badly injured in a road accident, he soon made friends with the pretty nurses who attended him.

However, one of these nurses merited as much attention from Walter as she gave him in her professional capacity. The result of the mutual attention and friendship, which soon blossomed to love, was their marriage at Groton last week.

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Suffolk Free Press
14 December 1967

Mr. A. T. Dunn who represents the village of Boxford on the West Suffolk County Council, was present at the quarterly meeting held in the Village Hall on Monday, December 4.

Mr. T. C. Clerk was in the chair and there was a full attendance of members.

Arising out of the minutes of the previous meeting, the chairman reported that he had had an interview with the County Surveyor's deputy and several matters were discussed. He gained the impression that if the money is available, a Boxford by-pass may be constructed in the early seventies and a general idea of the route it would take was in the minds of the department. It is possible that some means of eradicating the right angled bend at Calais Street corner may be found before the provision of a by-pass. The construction of a footpath from Calais Street corner to the centre of the village was also mentioned and Mr. Clark was advised to put in writing the Parish Council's views on the matter. The County Surveyor's department was also reminded of the undertaking given that a footpath would be provided between the Church and the top of Boxford Lane - it was understood that this had been included in the 1966/67 programme - and the cutting back of the bank at Homefield to improve the visibility at the entrance to the estate was still considered a matter of urgency.

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Suffolk Free Press
14 December 1967

A meeting of the Boxford Community Council was held in the village Hall, Boxford, on Tuesday. Mr. Ralph Tugman was in the chair, and there was a good attendance of members.

Mr. W. A. Lee reported a meeting of the Fete committee had been held and plans were going forward for a fete to be held on our own playing field on a Saturday in June, 1968. The actual date could not be fixed as there was every hope that a team from H.M.S. "Ganges" would give us a performance and it would not be known for a few weeks which Saturday would be suitable for them.

It was also proposed to use the occasion to have an official opening of the Playing Field by some well known public figure.

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Suffolk Free Press
11 May 1967

A public meeting called by Boxford Community Council was held last week to appoint a committee of management for the playing field recently acquired. Attendance was somewhat disappointing but there was no lack of interest among those who were there in the plans for the development of the field.

The Trust Deed approved by the Department of Education and Science restricts the size of the committee to 13 and the following were unanimously elected: Mr. P. Kingsbury, Mr. John Boyle, Mrs. M. Tricker, Mr. A. C. King, Mr. Len Meetings, Mr. Ken Jarman and Mr Cecil Hughes.

Representing the Community Council, Mr. Ralph Tugman; Boxford Parish Council, Mrs. Tarbet; village hall committee, Mr. Colin Parr, school managers, Mr. Peter Lowe; Boxford Bowls Club, Mr. Percy Fletcher; Boxford British Legion, Mr. W. Lee.

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Suffolk Free Press
11 May 1967

Last year Boxford Bowls Club hit the headlines when three of their lady members - Mrs. Hilda Rule, Mrs. Mary Riddleston, Mrs. Panks - were chosen to represent England. All three of them played so well they have again been chosen for the English team.

Now, believe it or not, yet another lady member, Mrs. Williams, of Lodge Farm Edwardstone, has been invited to play for England. This means that Boxford Bowls Club - which draws its members from Boxford and the neighbouring villages of Groton and Edwardstone and only 17 lady members - will be supplying one-sixth of the team chosen to represent this country.

This year the tournament in which teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete against each other is being held at Belfast from June 19-24

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The Sphere
07 September 1963

Pressing her nose as she concentrates on the game, Mrs Mary Riddleston of Boxford, Suffolk takes part in the pairs event during the English Women's Bowls Championships at Wimbledon Park

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Bury Free Press
02 December 1955

A 54-year-old Boxford farm foreman was killed on Saturday when a tractor he was driving crashed from a wooden bridge, broke his neck and pinned him beneath three feet of water.
He was Mr. Archie Clarke, "Cherryground Cottage." Wash Lane, Boxford and the accident was described at an inquest at Boxford Police Station on Saturday afternoon.
BRIDGE BROKE
It was stated that one of the bearers of the bridge broke as the tractor was passing over it, and the vehicle toppled over the side into the river below.
The Coroner, Mr. Thos. Wilson, of Bury St Edmunds, returned a verdict of "Misadventure".

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Bury Free Press
24 December 1954

All the free world will hear a child's message from Suffolk on Christmas Day.
Soon after the Queen's broadcast, Linda Williams, aged seven, of Boxford, will send a goodwill greeting from Black Notley hospital, Braintree, where she is being treated for a bone disease.
Linda will, in effect, speak for all children in hospital to their loved ones everywhere.

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Bury Free Press
11 June 1954

LT-COL. Henry Charles Lowry Corry, M.C., D.L., J.P., has received a Knighthood in this year's Birthday Honour list for political and public services in Suffolk.
Lr. Col. Corry who lives at Edwardstone Hall, Boxford, is chairman of West Suffolk County Council and has had many years of active public work in West Suffolk.
He served in both World Wars gaining the M.C. during the 1914-18 war.

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Bury Free Press
05 June 1953

A dog which had never before touched chickens was stated at Boxford Police Court last week to have gone out with another one and participated in the slaughter of over 40 and the mauling of another ten.

"I don't think it will do it again" said the owner, who said that to teach the dog a lesson he had kept a dead chicken tied round the neck for three days.

He was ordered to keep the dog under proper control.

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Bury Free Press
25 January 1952

A 28 - seater red bus CCF 67 belonging to Messrs. Rules, of Boxford, was stolen from the North Street car park, Sudbury, on Monday morning.

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Bury Free Press
21 April 1950

Because he did not know the authorities had stopped winking, Newton S. Rule, of Boxford, who operates a 'bus service between the village and Bury St. Edmunds, was fined £1 at Bury Magistrates' Court yesterday.
He was before the Court because, being the holder of a public service vehicle licence, it was alleged he had permitted a stage carriage to be used without it carrying a conductor.
Mr. T. A. Symes, prosecuting, said that owing to the shortage of labour and of the necessary trimmings of the war the authorities had by tacit allowance winked at a good deal of the non-observance of this regulation by operators. Now five years after the end of the war the Ministry of Transport and the Traffic Commissioners felt that the regulations should be more strictly enforced.

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Suffolk & Essex Free Press
06 January 1949

Amongst the New Year greetings was one from an "old" friend, Tornado Smith, who is, as usual, hitting the headlines with novel notions. His latest idea is to install music boxes as bugler alarms in his new house!
As most of my readers know, Mr. G. W. Smith - to give him his off stage title - is a native of Groton, near Sudbury.
He once set up his 'Wall of Death' on Market Hill, and I believe Mr. Leslie Alston had pluck enough to be whirled round on the pillion of the motor-cycle.
But 'The Loop of Death,' featured a short time ago in the "Free Press," is his latest invention on which he thrills visitors to Southend-on-Sea.

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Suffolk & Essex Free Press
20 May 1948

* HOUSEWIVES, exasperated with cleaning vegetables, should spare a thought for Mr. Walter Smith, of Howe Road, Groton, for he is scrubbing beetroot for a living. All last week he was occupied in taking beet from a clamp, scrubbing them and placing them in boxes ready for the London market. "I reckon I've done about a ton." he told us, "and there's several tons left to do yet. It's a rum job all right, and I've never done it before. It makes you a bit tired standing here scrubbing away all day because it's a different proposition to cleaning half a dozen beet from the garden." Uncle of the famous Tornado Smith, the wall of death rider, Mr. Smith has had quite an adventurous life himself. Joining the Army during the South African War, he saw service in India during his 24 years with the colours. But he's happy enough now working for Mr. J. R. Vipond at the Manor Farm, Groton.

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Suffolk & Essex Free Press
20 November 1947

TORNADO SMITH TELLS OF LATEST THRILL
"Tornado" Smith, native of Edwardstone, Sudbury, and who has thrilled thousands on the “Wall Death,” in Southend, Sudbury and elsewhere, has a new sensation. Let him tell it in his own words in a message to the Editor:—
"In the years 1941 and 1942, twixt voyages as a ship's carpenter in the Merchant Navy, and later whilst on leave from despatch riding for the overseas contingent of the N.F.S., I purchased ash trees from Mr. Knott, of Polstead, and felled them for saw-milling.
"It may be recalled, I mentioned the likelihood of these trees having been planted by William Corder, for they grew in the notorious Bushy Park Wood, seat of the Red Barn Murder.

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