Botesdale, Suffolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Botesdale and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Butchers Shop Botesdale

The butcher's shop in Botesdale was my grandad's, his name was Last but my grandmother's maiden name was Grimes. My grandfather ran the buisness with his family for many years. My grandmother's family came from Hockwold and Methwold. My grandmother's family had a butcher's shop in Hockwold.

A memory of Botesdale by Sharon Last

Living In A Pub

In 1954 I was assigned as a second Lieutenant United States Weather Forecaster to RAF Sheperds Grove. After a few months living on the base I moved to a Pub in Botesdale, but unfortunately i do not remember the name. Several rooms were available. Please let me know the name. L. I. Miller

A memory of Botesdale by Larry Miller

My Years Living Next To The Butchers

My dad Rowland Cook took over Lasts butchers in 1985. I grew up in The Maltings which was attached to the shop and is the house on the right hand side of the photo with the big bay window from the age of 11 until I left home when I was 20. My parents ran the shop for 10 years before it closed and they ...Read full memory

A memory of Botesdale by Kevin Cook