Memories of Boxford
I have wonderful memories of times spent with my grandparents when they kept The Compasses Inn. I am the youngest of six children of eldest daughter of Jim and Kit Fisher, Doris. I can remeber going to Boxford by bus from Ipswich. I used to get off the bus outside The Fleece to walk along Stone Street to The Compasses. It was always magical to walk and hear the birdsong and the sheer beauty of the countryside. My brother and sisters still make a detour through the village whenever we are in the vicinity.
Hello, I lived on Hadleigh Road & I went to Boxford school from age 7 until 11 plus, Mr Sore was Headmaster who lived in the village in Riverside house. The village hall opposite the school was where I would go to have my lunch during school. I recall the General Stores, Riddlestones paper shop & Grimwoods, a lovely little ...Read full memory
Cabot Knewell, with wife Joan (nee Joan I Smith), was the master butcher at Graham House, 6 Broad Street, Boxford, from the mid 1940s to the 1970s. To the right is the Fleece. To the left, Riddlestons stationery, now a café. (The river opposite is the River Box - not the Brett; the shop front of the butchers read: C. Knewell, not C.J. Newell) After WW2, to supplement income, Cabot and Joan set up a fish and chip shop on the left shop front; the right continued to be the butchers. Most weeks, Walter Bowers helped Cabot purchase pigs and a bullock from Bury St Edmunds market; these were delivered in a lorry and then killed in the slaughter house to the rear of the property, ...Read full memory
t the house he retired to in White St Green. My brother in law, Colin Lewis, served his apprenticeship and became a proficient bricklayer with his building company. I wonder did we know each other or did you know me.