Yoxford, Jubilee Seat c.1955

Yoxford, Jubilee Seat c.1955

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Memories of Yoxford

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. ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Peter Collett

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 peace through to the 1980s. As a kid I had ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Peter Ball

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 the time the bank was closed. The house is on ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford

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History

This view of the 1935 Silver Jubilee seat is taken from outside the King's Head on the A12, looking down the High Street. The horse chestnut was grown from a chestnut from Verdun, collected by Mrs Lomax of Grove Park. It was planted on 11 November 1923 by Ezra Cotton and George Davy, the oldest and youngest children at the school, to commemorate the great battles of 1916.