Nostalgic memories of Woodbridge's local history
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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.
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I was married in the Easter of 1969, and the reception was held at the Melton Grange. What a superb place, with its beautiful gardens where many photographs were taken, which I still treasure today. The splendour of the Grange certainly added the finishing touches for a perfect day. Such a shame that it no longer exists.
1970s I worked here while in high school, I started at age 15! They use to hold dinner dances, every Friday and Saturday night, for about 300 hundred guests all staffed by the local youth. After I finished school, I went on to work full time as a waitress, I also was a chamber maid for a while. So sad that it is no longer there!
After reading all the nice memories of the area, I just want to add that my father was stationed at Bentwaters, and we lived in Ufford as well as Woodbridge. My mother was from Ufford, and I was born in Melton - best time of my life as a child living there. I went to Ufford school and Woodbridge. I went swimming at (...Read full memory)
Dad recalled that when the USAF were based there, probably around 1955, maybe earlier, he'd decided to take a drive up the road that skirted the base to see if he could spot the new fighter which he had heard about. So, having left my mum chatting with her sisters, he donned his (...Read full memory)
My grandfather owned the Old Bell and Steelyard through WWII until the mid 50's. Unfortunately he died before I was born, but I've been visiting Woodbridge to see relatives who still live there, for my entire life. If you visit the Old Bell, which is, I believe one of the (...Read full memory)
I was 7 years old in 1959 when I stayed in the Melton Grange Hotel for about 2 weeks with my mother, father, and 3 brothers. My father was in the US Air Force, stationed at RAF Woodbridge. As Americans, we were in awe of this large, ornate building and what seemed to us an enormous garden. We were introduced to (...Read full memory)
My family owned the Boulge Hall estate at the time of your photograph. I was christened in Boulge Church in 1940. I am the 3rd Baronet of Boulge Hall and the last of the line. The summer house on the right of the picture was built by my grandfather Sir Robert Eaton White. I remember Boulge well throughout my childhood. (...Read full memory)