Memories of Boxford
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
The horse and waggon is under the control of Mr Walter Bowers. He was our carrier. He would take my rabbits and my mother's chickens and eggs to market.
We have just discover some of our relatives may have come from the Boxford area. Does anyone remember or recall anyone of the name of Churchyard or maybe Greenwood living in Boxford or nearby, maybe even Ipswich. Our father maybe went to a boys home in the area in the 20's and 30's Can anyone help with our search for anyone ...Read full memory