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. ...Read full memory
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 ...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.
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
William Balaam born in Stone Street, Boxford in 1870 or thereabouts. He was my Grandfather's stepfather. Grandad often talked of Boxford. It is believed that later in William Balaam's life he became a Mayor or Lord Mayor - however, we are not certain which town in the UK he became Mayor of - because he moved to London ...Read full memory
I would like to add a memory of Boxford, no, wonderful memories that I have of Boxford 65 years ago. As a child of four, I was evacuated with my grandmother Mary Jane Farthing, nee Carpenter, to Boxford to stay with her parents, my great Grandmother Mary and Grandfather Charles Carpenter at Tinywent Corner - a little ...Read full memory
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