HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS



HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS

 


Suffolk Free Press
05 March 1970

A jumble sale organised by the Friends of Boxford School, was held in the Village Hall on Saturday afternoon. It was well supported and the funds of the School are likely to benefit by about £30. The cake stall was particularly well patronised.

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Boxford School

 

Suffolk Free Press
05 March 1970

Mr. Joshua Parr, the Chairman, presided over a meeting of the Village Hall Committee on Monday evening. There were unfortunately many absentees.

The hon. secretary, Mrs. Williams, explained the reasons why the lectures on Local History and Safe Driving had had to be held in Boxford School rather than in the Village Hall, but she considered the prospects of letting the hall for any lectures arranged for the autumn were quite promising. She also reported that a new letting had been made for alternate Tuesday evenings.

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Village Hall

 

Suffolk Free Press
05 March 1970

Mrs. Swan, of Boxford, is well known for her work for Sue Ryder Foundation and acts as Chairman of the Cavendish Home Support Group. Her Sudbury market stall contributes a weekly income to this splendid charity and on Friday, February 27, she organised a special 'Opportunity Boutique and Hat Bar' at Boxford House, the home of Doctor Conrad and Lady Hilda Swan.

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'Opportunity Boutique' helps Sue Ryder fund

 

Suffolk Free Press
26 February 1970

Boxford, it is said, has not been renowned in the past for its corporate spirit, but there is every indication today that those who live in the village are becoming more and more closely united.

The success of the Community Council and the Youth Club; the greater interest shown in both the men's and women's sections of the British Legion; the flourishing Over Sixties' Club and the strong link between the school and the parents are obvious instances of this tendency.

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Boxford improves its image

 

Suffolk Free Press
26 February 1970

The monthly meeting of the Women's Section of Boxford, Groton and Edwardstone branch was held in the Village Hall on Wednesday. The chairman, Mrs. Saunders, welcomed Mrs. Tarbet and Mrs. Marriott who had not been able to attend meetings lately.

Notice was given of a group meeting at Glemsford on March 12 and a 'Get Together' at Thurlow on March 17. At least a dozen members expressed their intention of attending each of these functions.

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British Legion

 

Suffolk Free Press
26 February 1970

The winners in last week's draw organised by the Boxford Community Council, were as follows:
No. 710, Mr. George Farrow, Brook Hall Road; No. 524, Mr. M. Meekings, 20 Homefield; No. 836, Mr. Berry, The Causeway; No. 624, Mrs. Stevenson, Edwardstone; and No. 481, Mr. R. Tricker, 22 Homefield.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 February 1970

At a special joint meeting of the Boxford Community Council and the Playing Field managment committee held on Tuesday last the plans of the new pavilion were formally agreed to and the thanks of the meeting were recorded to Stanley Bragg and Associates for drawing up the plans and illustrating them in an attractive manner.

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Community Council

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 February 1970

Winners in the draw organised by the Boxford Community Council:
No. 559, Mr. D. Baker, Hadleigh; No. 794, Mrs. B. Billington, Swan Street; No. 514, Mrs. P. Rose, Stone Street; No. 833, Mrs. Bestead, Cox Hill; and No. 558, Mrs. P. Partridge, 11 Homefield.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
19 February 1970

Boxford Youth Club entertained more than 100 guests at their discotheque-party in Boxford Village Hall on Saturday - St. Valentine's night. Car and coach loads of guests were entertained by disc jockeys Jerry Gilbert and Andrew Sargeant until 11.15 p.m. when the "Wild Flower" group arrived direct from another engagement. This group played until midnight to a lively audience and rounded off an highly successful evening.

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Youth Club

 

Suffolk Free Press
12 February 1970

Near Boxford Primary School high voltage electricity lines run from the main line to a transformer. Last year many of the boys and girls witnessed the agonising death of a swan which flew into the wires in the adjoining meadow and were naturally distressed.

This year, being Nature Conservation Year, the children have been encouraged to watch from their schoolroom window the many birds of different species frequenting the field through which the river flows, and special interest was taken in a pair of herons which, it was hoped, would be mating in the spring.

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The children and the birds

 

Suffolk Free Press
12 February 1970

At the monthly meeting of the Boxford branch held on Friday last presided over by the chairman, Mr. J. A. Stedman, it was announced that following on the resignation of the hon. secretary and the decision to split his responsibilities amongst several members, Mr. Jack Downes had agreed in future to take charge of all the arrangements for Remembrance Sunday, together with the church service and the annual parade.

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British Legion

 

Suffolk Free Press
12 February 1970

The winners in last week's draw organised by the Boxford Community Council, were as follows:
No. 180, Mr. Stephenson, Hadleigh Road; No. 680, Mrs. D. Whymark, Groton; No. 623, Mr. G. E. Lock, The Wheatlands; No. 609, Mr. Pettit, Whitestreet Green; and No. 492, Mr. J. Saunders, 17 Homefield.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
05 February 1970

Boxford. An artist's impression of the new sports pavilion proposed for the village.

The sum of £1,000 must be raised over the next 18 months if the project is to get off the ground.

Members of the Boxford Youth Club have already started the ball rolling. Their recent table tennis marathon raised £136 towards the pavilion funds. The project is being promoted by the Boxford Community Council.

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How Boxford's new Sports Pavilion will eventually look

 

Suffolk Free Press
05 February 1970

Expenditure by St. Mary's Church, Boxford, was heavy last year and the situation gave rise to some anxiety, said the treasurer, Mr. Percy Fletcher, in his report to the annual meeting of the church council.

Mr. Fletcher, who resigned his post, said that income from Sunday collections was greater than last year, although one might have expected that the freewill offering scheme organised by Mr. Gordon Lamb, which brought in £155, would have resulted in some reduction.

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Church costs cause concern

 

Suffolk Free Press
05 February 1970

We British are not a boastful race, in fact we tend generally to be self-denigratory, but there is one skill we all proudly claim - we all think we are first-class drivers of a motor car.

But, are we? Is our standard of driving all that it might be?

Boxford people are being given the opportunity of finding out for themselves whether they really know all the answers. An Advanced Driving Course, conducted by Police officers (all holders of the 1st class Police Driving Certificates) starts at Boxford Primary School on Monday, February 9, at 7.30 p.m.

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Coming driving - you may improve