Laxfield, Suffolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Childhood

I grew up at Turkey Hall in Cratfield but Laxfield was more of my village. I worked at Sparrows grocery store and my parents, Terry & Joan Ward bought my first "new" bike from the store pictured here. I remember getting it for passing the 11+ exam and spent hours riding around Laxfield and Cratfield - occasionally stopping to by ...Read full memory

A memory of Laxfield by Rebecca Ward

Great Food

on holiday in 2010 stayed just outside Laxfield behind burnt farm cottage there is new lodges installed. such lovely views. celebrated my birthday in low house Laxfield arms. arrived by carriage including horse the horse was then stabled while you enjoyed your lunch. bit tiddly afterwards but it was lovely to have spent in lovely ...Read full memory

A memory of Laxfield by Janet Ingate

Turkey Hall

I'm now 66, and I remember my father, George Frederick Alderton (Fred) who lived in Canbury Park Road, Kingston on Thames, saying that he spent a holiday at Turkey Hall when he was very young, about 4 or 5 years old. He remembered riding on the neck of a huge shire horse, and holding on to its ears. I also recall him saying ...Read full memory

A memory of Laxfield by Don A