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Previously I had posted to My Memories, a much longer, "informative" post, but I learned from further research that a lot of what I had previously heard was not accurate in fact.  My memories remain unchanged, regardless of the more accurate details so kindly provided to me.  It had never before occured (...Read full memory)

Stafford W Brown was a boarder at Beccles College during WW1. The last three Sundays of every term each had a special feature. First came One Button Sunday, when every boy undid the top button of his jacket for the day. The second was Pinch Pudding Sunday. At lunch, after the main course, jam tart (...Read full memory)

Location: Burgh St Peter, Beccles: My sister and brother-in-law (Ronald and Shirley Miller), owned a small timber cottage above the dyke on Dicks Mount during 1960-1970's. It was a charming one or two bedroom cottage and they had a dinghy moored on the dyke. My brother-in-law lived there (...Read full memory)

I remember my mother telling me that her brother had a similar experience to this around the 1920's (approx). He was riding his bicycle through the churchyard and saw, what looked like someone clinging to the wall in the churchyard, (which is quite a drop down from the other side onto Puddingmoor). But when he took (...Read full memory)

Playing Cowboys and Indians, down the steps, and along the cliff, after coming out of the old Picture House on a Saturday afternoon, in the Second World War years.

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

Yes, I remember this view very well. My father worked for the Eastern Electricity Board, which is pictured on the right of the picture. I was 15 at the time. I would like to know if the EEB is still there and does anyone else remember this picture around this time?

My father, Stafford Brown, was a student at Beccles College during the First World War. He stayed with the Knights family of Puddingmoor. Mr Knights, who was a wherryman, told of a strange event that happened to him one evening. He had been returning home from the town, and took his usual short cut through (...Read full memory)

I attended music lessons here in the late fifties on a Saturday morning. Did anyone else do the same? Beautiful building inside.