Memories of 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 the corner, immediately opposite the Jubilee Seat, and I remember visiting there as a child. In ...Read full memory
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, in the early years of the 20th century, and possibly the late 19th century. His daughters Cicely, Violet and Winifred were given the task of embroidering the pillows on which the heads of the deceased lay. He originally lived in Verandah House in the High Street, now an antiques shop (?), and subsequently in a cottage in Brook Street, not far from The King's Head. My cousin Jean and I were sent ...Read full memory
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
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 many happy memories helping my grandad with the chickens and exploring the extensive grounds. Does anyone remember them?