Woodbridge, Boulge Hall 1929

Memories of Woodbridge


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)

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)

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