Yoxford, Suffolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 Linda worked with an aunt of mine in a hairdressers in Lieston. Members of the Botwright family worked at Rookery Park - Mary Thompson, her ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Duncan Bennett

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 we married in Southwold church in 1960. Together with my husband, I spent many happy hours in the company of Auntie Ruby and Uncle Billy at the ...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 thought it was in memory of those who fell in the First World War . Ezra Cotton was a carpenter, builder, and importantly the village undertaker, ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Peter Collett