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Ingate Pub

A Memory of Beccles.

how many ingates are there in Suffolk. when I visited beccles in 2010 the pub had changed to a hotel
my surname is Ingate

With thanks to Janet Ingate for this memory of Beccles

Added 02 September 2014


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I was born in Beccles in 1935 . I spent many happy years living with my grandparents at the White House Farm on Beccles Common. The farm was owned by the Co-op who's manager was Ernest Swindells. It was a working farm with chickens, geese, horses,cows and Pigs. We made headlines in the early 40's when the pigs contacted foot and mouth disease and all had to be killed. Christmas was a very busy time when all the chickens had to be plucked and sold in the Co-Op butchery Dept:. During the war we had Italian POW who came to work at the farm .
It was a fantastic time and my many friends used to enjoy playing on the common and on the dykes surrounding the fields.
I have so many happy memories of that time and just Two months ago with my sister Maureen Carter nee Porter made a very nostalgic visit to the farm which is now dog kennels. I left Beccles in 1953 to do National Service and on my demob moved away from the area and I now live in Cheshire. I visit Beccles on quite a regular basis and would love to meet up again with any old friends who may still be in the area. My telephone number is 0161 485 5830.
John Porter

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