Yoxford, Suffolk

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Yoxford, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Yoxford

Historic Maps of Yoxford and the local area.

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 Rookery. I went to school in Beccles , the Sir John Leman grammar, at the same time as Gerald Balls the father of Peter Balls.

My mother also worked at Rookery Park many years ago, but I do recollect the family name Balls. I believe one of the younger members of the familly (female) possibly called Linda worked with an aunt of mine in a hairdressers in Lieston. Members of the Botwright family worked at Rookery Park - Mary Thompson, her mother, was a Botwright (Mabel), dad was Fred Thomson, and they lived at Darsholm, Westlton Road. ...see more