Yoxford, Jubilee Seat c.1955

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 Linda worked with an aunt of mine in a ...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. ...Read full memory

A memory of Yoxford by Beryl Balls

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 the venue for village dances. Inevitably ...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 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.

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