HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS



HISTORICAL BOXFORD PRESS

 


Suffolk Free Press
05 February 1970

The finances of a village hall may not present such problems as the Balance of Payments or the general economic situation, but, believe me, to make such a hall pay its way out of what it earns is a heck of a job. Put your prices up sufficiently to cover your running expenses and down go your hirings; put them down and you add to your debit balance.

The answer? Whist drives, socials, and most important of all - jumble sales - that's the only way to make the books balance.

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Village Hall

 

Suffolk Free Press
29 January 1970

A table tennis marathon recently run by members of Boxford Youth Club raised £136 and gave a flying start to a fund started in the village to provide sports facilities.

The target is £1,000 in 18 months. And any doubt that Boxford people are interested in the provision of recreational facilities was dispelled when more than 120 people attended a buffet supper in the Village Hall on Saturday.

The supper was organised by the Boxford Community Council in order to launch the appeal for money to help pay for the building of a pavilion on the Croft Recreational Ground.

The chairman of the community council, Mr. Ralph Tugman, explained that the aim of the 'get-together' was to keep the village informed of what the council had done, was doing and hoped to do.

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Table tennis effort aids pavilion fund

 

Suffolk Free Press
29 January 1970

The Boxford Bowls Club is organising a dance at the Fleece Hotel, Boxford, for Friday, the eve of St. Valentine. A first class band has been engaged, and Mrs. Downes is providing the refreshments.

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Bowls Club

 

Suffolk Free Press
29 January 1970

At a special meeting of the Boxford Village Hall Committee held on Monday, it was announced that the caretaker of the hall - Mrs. Crighton - had been obliged to resign owing to illness. The committee received this information with great regret and tributes were paid to the keen and conscientious manner in which she had carried out the work.

The chairman, Mr. J. Parr, reported that he had approached Mr. Reg Fletcher who, with his wife, had shared the duties of caretaker for many years previous to the appointment of Mrs. Crichton, and he had kindly consented to come out of retirement and take on the job again. This news was most welcome and the chairman was asked to make the necessary arrangements. The committee also expressed their thanks to Mrs. Pat Williams, the hon. secretary, who, with the help of Mr. and Mrs. Flood, kept things going during Mrs. Crichton's illness.

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Village Hall

 

Suffolk Free Press
22 January 1970

More than 40 people from Boxford and neighbouring villages attended a meeting last week to discuss details of a course in local history which the Stoke-by-Nayland Centre of Community Activities is proposing to sponsor.

This course would take the place of the Cambridge University Board of Extramural Studies course on "Man, Religion, and Society" which had had to be discontinued.

Mr. P. Northeast, a Suffolk historian, who will conduct the course, was delighted with the response and explained that in a course of only ten lectures it would not be possible to cover, even superficially the history of Boxford and district from ancient times to the present day.

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Local history course planned

 

Suffolk Free Press
22 January 1970

The winners in last week's draw organised by the Boxford Community Council, were as follows:
No. 667, Mrs. B. Riddleston, Groton; No. 816, Mrs. J. Tugman, Butchers Lane; No. 779, Mr. Platts, Calais Street; No. 588, Mr. C. Parr, Polstead; and No. 575, Mrs. I. King, Hadleigh Road.

The winners in this week's draw organised by the Boxford Community Council, were as follows:
No. 674,Miss. J. Fearis, Groton; No. 713, Mr. Oliver Grimwood, Ellis Street; No. 529, Mr. P. Rose, Ash Street; No. 458, Mrs. A. Wheal, Brook Hall Road; and No. 545, Mr. H. Riddleston, Broad Street.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
22 January 1970

At the buffet supper which is being held at the Village Hall on Saturday next, an artist's impression in colour of the proposed pavilion to be built on the Croft Recreation Ground will be displayed together with plans of the field and suggestions for further development. It is also hoped to announce a more definite estimate of the cost and the amount which will have to be raised locally.

The presentation of a cheque, representing the proceeds of the Table Tennis Marathon will be made by members of the Youth Club and the draw for the special prize of £10 in the "Little Ernie" will be made. A sweepstake on the Grand National has also been organised and this will be launched in the course of the evening.

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Playingfield

 

Suffolk Free Press
15 January 1970

The monthly meeting of the Boxford branch took place on Friday, January 9, at the White Hart, Boxford. There was a good attendance of members. Mr. Jack Saunders, the vice-chairman, conducted the proceedings in the absence of Mr. J. A. Stedman, who was absent owing to sickness.

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British Legion

 

Suffolk Free Press
15 January 1970

The following were the winners in the draw last week organised by the Boxford Community Council: No. 626, Mr. D. Skinner, Calais Street; No. 448, Mrs. G. Ward, Brookhall Road; No. 695, Captain McWhirter, Cox Hill; No 744, Mrs. E. J. Stacey, Fen Street and No. 505, Mrs. J. Elmer, 28 Homefield.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
15 January 1970

For 50 hours last weekend, six lads, members of the Boxford Youth Club, kept a game of table tennis going continuously in the Village Hall.

This was part of the Youth Club's effort, devised and organised by themselves, to raise money for the Boxford Community Council Pavilion Building Fund and its success can be measured by the sum realised - no less that £130.

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They played table tennis for 50 hours

 

Suffolk Free Press
15 January 1970

The death occurred recently in Sudbury of Mrs. Edith May Grimwood, of Swan Street, Boxford. She was 73.

Mrs. Grimwood was born in Stoke-by-Nayland and moved with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Richardson, to Edwardstone Post Office when she was still very young. She was married in 1917 to Mr. Harry Grimwood whose father had established a general store in Stone Street.

All her married life was spent in Swan Street where she opened a similar store to that of her father-in-law, the two businesses being combined when he died.

Mrs Grimwood's husband died in 1957 after a long illness.

Her life in Boxford was a busy one. She not only directed the business most efficiently but also found time to support every good cause - religious or secular - which appealed for her help.

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Funeral of Edith Grimwood

 

Suffolk Free Press
08 January 1970

Mrs. Edith Grimwood, proprietor of two village shops in Boxford, died on Monday evening. One of Boxford's best known residents, she had been a valued worker for the local Congregational Church.

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Mrs Grimwood

 

Suffolk Free Press
08 January 1970

The winners in last week's draw, organised by the Boxford Community Council, were as follows: No. 976, Mrs. M. Williams, Edwardstone; No. 395, M. Wood, Fox and Hounds, Groton; No 549, Mr. E. Clark, 7 Homefield; No 450, Mrs. Short, Brook Hall Road; and No. 523, Mrs. Raynham, Ash Street.
The winners this week were: No.681, Mr. A. Whymark, Groton; No. 750, Mr Barry Rule, Ellis Street; No.791, Mr. A. E. Barnewall, Swan Street; No 679, Mrs. L. Herbert, Groton; and No. 486, Mr D. Patrick, 18 Homefield.

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Little Ernie

 

Suffolk Free Press
08 January 1970

Plans are well in hand for the village buffet supper at the Village Hall on Saturday, January 24, to launch the appeal on behalf of the Pavilion Building Fund. This is not intended as a money raising effort in itself. Its object is to let the village know what is being planned and by this means to interest as many people as possible in the project. There will also be the draw for the special prize of £10 for contributors to Little Ernie, together with other attractions. Already many promises of help have been received and it is hoped that everyone interested in the future of the village will support the council. Tickets are now on sale at the modest price of 4s.

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Community Council

 

Suffolk Free Press
08 January 1970

Many people in Boxford were very sorry to hear of the death on New Year's Day of Mr. H. C. (Charlie) Raynham, which took place in a London hospital.

Charlie, who would have been 82 on 9th January, was born in Aldham and came from a farming family. He was engaged in farming at Kersey before moving to Boxford in 1909 where, at different times, he farmed Hill Farm and Brickhouse Farm. He had not been in good health recently.

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Charlie Raynham