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Memories of Yoxford

Jean Burchill (Botwright)

My mother also worked at Rookery Park many years ago, but I do recollect the family name Balls. I believe one of the younger members of the familly (female) possibly called ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Duncan Bennett

The Hut

The village club, always known in my family (the Colletts and the Cottons) as 'The Hut', was where all the young people of that time, and probably earlier, met, since that particularly was ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Peter Collett

Joining The Balls Family.

In 1960 I married Alan Balls who was the son of Cecil and Audrey Balls of Halesworth. Cecil was the brother of William Balls and his daughter Linda was our bridesmaid when ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Beryl Balls

The Seat That Ezra Built

This shelter/seat was built by my grandfather, Ezra Dowsing Cotton, in I believe the 1930s to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V. At least I think so. As a child I ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Peter Collett

Bank House Yoxford

When I was a child, my great-aunt, Mrs Judith Pheby, lived in Bank House, Yoxford, and was its caretaker. The bank only visited the village once a week, I think, and the rest of ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Carol Hartley

Childhood Memories Of Rookery Park

My grandparents were William and Ruby Balls who worked at Rookery Park and lived there all their lives. The Hamblings were very good to them and they retired in ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Peter Ball

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