The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1890-1892 Bury and Norwich Post newspaper archive

May 6th 1890

A serious experience has been that of the family of John Wright, the landlord of the Horse and Groom, Sudbury. In the garden is a bed of rhubarb and a few days ago a rhubarb pudding was made, during the afternoon the mother was seized with pains in the stomach and all the children were ill. Doctor Holden said they had symptons of poisoning, on examination of the rhubarb bed a large dead rat was found in the crown which had been poisoned with phosphorous. All recovered.

May 6th 1890

A few days since as Harry Brockwell, a blacksmith of Cavendish, was driving Capt.Miller's horse back home, it reared and fell on Brockwell's back, dislocating his hip.

June 24th 1890

A new fire engine has arrived at Clare, made by Shand and Mason. It's capabilities were tested on Clare cricket ground where there was plenty of water available from the river. The engine can be got to work without trained men.

July 8th 1890

A committee has been formed in Sudbury to help those men who had lost all their tools in the disastrous fire at Mr Grimwoods premises, the number of men who lost their tools amount to 35. The fund will also help the 13-14 cottagers who lost their furniture and goods amounting to between £ 16-£ 17 each. Mr Bevan said it was disgraceful that robberies were committed while articles were being removed from these cottages. Mr Grimwood said that it would cost £ 230-£ 240 to renew their tools and that he would contribute to these costs.

July 29th 1890

Jottings from old newspapers-April 7th 1739

Death of Mr Gainsborough of Sudbury. Isaac Jakes for breaking into the house of Mary Copple of Sudbury and stealing £ 22 to be whipped and transported.

July 29th 1890

The full force of a storm was felt at Cavendish last week, ditches were unable to take the water quickly enough and houses were flooded with the lower meadows like a sea, some hay was spoilt and the after feed damaged by mud and filth, the roads in many places were ruined.

August 19th 1890

Jottings past. February 23rd 1740. Last Saturday, Edward Humfrey who lately kept the Angel at Melford was committed to Bury gaol by Sir Cordell Firebrace on suspicion of being concerned in the murder of Mr Drew. March 15th 1740. Yesterday Charles Drew of Long Melford was committed to Newgate by Col.De Veil after examination for six hours on the violent suspicion of being concerned with John Humphreys, now in Bury gaol, with the murder of his father, Charles John Drew about six weeks ago, four persons were bound to present him at the next Bury Assizes. April 26th 1740. On Tuesday night, Charles Drew endeavoured to corrupt Jonathan the turnkey at Newgate by giving a bond for 1000L and half his estate for life if he should let him escape from Newgate and go to France with him. Jonathan immediately carried the bond to Mr Ackerman who searched Drew to see if he had any weapons and removed Drew to the condemed hole and placed two men to guard over him and to cut his victuals for him being allowed no eating tools and tomorrow to be with an armed guard to Bury gaol.
March 20th 1740.At the Assizes at Bury, Charles Drew was sentenced to death for the murder of his father. The tryal of Drew lasted five hours and fifteen witnesses were examined. April 12th 1740. Last week Mr Drew was executed at Bury, the report that he was hanged in chains was without foundation.

September 3nd 1890

A settlement of the Sudbury mat makers dispute has been made at Sudbury by a ten per cent rise in prices not the twenty per cent that was at first reported.

September 3rd 1890

An accident occurred to a aged vendor of Alnamacs etc when John Byford of Ballingdon lost his life. The accident happened between Sudbury and Melford station. He was engaged by Mr Rushbrooke, a baker of Ballingdon to turn hay, he was last seen near Ballingdon bridge at about 10-30, the accident occurred near " Nott's crossing" about a mile from Sudbury station. The old man was very deaf and almost blind. The crossing is known as " Nott's crossing", the body was found down the embankment by a driver mamed Snell, several trains had passed the spot but did not see the body, Snell stopped the train and examined the body then drove the train to Melford station and reported the matter. The body was placed on a trolley by the platelayers and conveyed to Sudbury station. Accidentally killed by a train.

September 16th 1890

An alarming accident occurred at Melford railway station on Sunday when a massive girder was to be placed at the new bridge across the river Stour. A powerful crane came from Cambridge and the job was accomplished and the permanent way train was on it's way back to Cambridge, when strange to say the men in charge of the crane neglected to lower it for it to pass through Melford, approaching the bridge over the line at Melford the driver realised the mistake and tried to stop the train by reversing and applying the brakes but could not stop and the train ploughed through the bottom of the bridge, bending the girders, luckily no one was hurt.

September 23rd 1890

Jottings Past. April 9th 1740. To be let, a handsome brick house on Melford green in occupation of the Rev Mr Johnson.
Enquiries at the Black Lyon. November 29th 1740. From Sudbury we hear the the poor people have been disorderly there in stopping several waggon loads of grain, several being plundered.

September 30th 1890

The pleasant annual harvest festivities at Foxearth did not pass without an unfortunate experience. It appears that as Mrs Thompson was descending from the platform of the steam circus she missed her footing and fell heavily. Dr Waring found she had a broken collar bone.

September 30th 1890

A serious accident happened to a man named Arthur Golding a bricklayer at Cavendish. He was building new houses for Mr J.S.Garrett and had reached a height of 20ft with a hod of bricks, he missed his hold and fell heavily severely injuring his shoulder and receiving a compound fracture of the arm.

September 30th 1890

At the inquest at the Manger Inn, Bradfield Combust, it was said that when men went to clean out a well opposite the Manger Inn they found a child's body. Daniel Burroughs a plumber of Lavenham said he was employed to clean out a well with his son when they noticed something floating on the top, by means of a crome they brought the body out, they found a flat iron with string attached in the bottom of the well which had probably been attached to the body to keep it down. Open verdict.

October ? 1890

James Smith, Harry Jackson, Abner Gridley, James Beevis, Ernest Ward alias Grimwood and William Cocksedge, factory hands of Glemsford were charged with damaging undergrowth at Court Wood, Glemsford. George Shave, gamekeeper, said he ordered the lads out of the wood but they refused to go, Gridley and Beevis struck him. Mr William Byford said he heard scandalous language being used in the wood, fearing some harm would come to Shave he told him to come away as they would kill him. Gridley, Jackson and Beevis 1 months hard labour with others fined £ 2 14s with 2s 2d costs.

October 14th 1890

The annual harvest thanksgiving was held at Little Yeldham, prayers being said by the rector the Rev Charles Westropp. There were large congregations, many unable to get into the church, the alms at the two services amounted to £ 5 1s 3d and to be divided between Halstead Hospital and the Royal Farmers Benevolent Association.

November 4th 1890

George Brewster, James Adams, Thomas Porter and Walter Elliston of Glemsford were charged with nutting in Easty Wood at Cavendish. Thomas Ambrose said he saw them in the wood, Porter stoned him and Brewster also threw several stones. 10s each 3s 6d costs.

November 4th 1890

Jottings past. September 18th 1742. This is to inform the Publick that Thomas Barnard who drove the stage coach from Bury to London for several years upon the Essex road hath taken the Angel Inn at Sudbury upon the same road where all persons shall meet with good entertainment by their humble servant.

November 18th 1890

Mr F.Branwhite of Melford has grown a fine crop of potatoes getting 100 bags from 1 acre with scarcely a bad one. They are a new variety imported from Norway.

November 18th 1890

Prince Henry of Battenberg (husband of Princess Beatrice) accompanied by Col Clerk, Col Carington, Col Vivian and Capt Prettyman arrived at Kentwell Hall, Melford. The party was met by Sir Henry Ewarton, on Tuesday they shot through Court Wood and Scotch Yards Wood with lunch at Court farm, afterwards Mr Byford showed them his stud of Suffolk agricultural horses.

December 2nd 1890

Alfred Ballard a labourer of Cavendish was charged with assaulting Harry Ballard a brewers labourer of Cavendish. Harry Mortlock said he was with the complainant when the assault took place.
1s with 8s costs.

December 9th 1890

As William Staff a thatcher of Cavendish was drawing water from a well, he slipped and fell in to the bottom of the well, the screams of his children brought neighbours who put a ladder down and relieved the poor man from his perilous position, he came off with only a ducking. He fell 18ft before he hit the water.

December 9th 1890

Country markets. Bury-wheat 32s to 34s. Barley 29s to 33s. Oats a quiet trade.

January 9th 1891

On Monday week, a fine specimen of a Great Grey Shirke was shot by Mr Rose near on the Brundon Hall estate.

January 9th 1891

On Christmas eve the parishioners of Bulmer met in the village school room in order to present a memento to the Rev O.E.Raymond, for many years curate in charge at Bulmer and now Rector of Middleton. He was presented with a handsome piece of plate consisting biscuit, butter and cheese dishes.

January 20th 1891

Richard Cook the innkeeper of the Thatchers Arms at Mount Bures was charged with unlawfully selling whisky without a licence. The landlords, Steward and Pattisson of Colchester and Norwich were negotiating a licence. To apologise and pay the costs.

January 27th 1891

On Sunday evening, P.C.Tuthill of Cavendish was on duty at Glemsford near Kolle and Sons matting factory when he succumbed to the effects of the cold, fortunately P.C.Farman of Cavendish came up to him before he fell, Farman went for help at once, calling at the house of a man named Beevis and with his assistance got him into Beevis's cottage. Dr Waring was sent for and after four hours brought him round.

January 27th 1891

At the Guildhall Magistrates Court, Joshua Brown of Glemsford, a dealer and horse slaughterer was charged with sending bad meat to London. Inspector Terret of the Meat Marketing Board said he seized the carcase of a dead sow which was diseased. 6 weeks prison, he had previously been sentenced for same offence.

January 27th 1891

Alfred Clark a labourer of Glemsford was charged with pulling down the trousers of William Bridge at Glemsford as he left the Chapel and throwing him down in the snow. 2s 6d with 5s costs.

February 3rd 1891

There was a serious fire at Great Cornard Brook Inn on Wednesday evening in one of the bedrooms where an oil lamp was left burning and in some way exploded. It was noticed by Master Willie Eldred the landlord's son, fortunately there were a number of customers in the house and they quickly extinguished the flames with pails of water.

February 3rd 1891

There was an unfortunate accident at Stanstead on Monday when a boy named Walter Crissel aged 15 years was accidently shot dead by his father. It appears the boy with his father and uncle were rabbiting when the boy got into the ditch to put a stone over a rabbit hole, a rabbit bolted across Slough field and as the father William Crissel took aim and fired, the boy rose out of the ditch and received the full charge. Deceased was the brightest of 11 children. Accidental death.
March 3rd 1891. For sale - Cavendish George, fully licenced commercial hotel, also the Five Bells situated on the Green doing a good beer trade.
The George Hotel was sold to Mr Wallace of the Bull Hotel, Cavendish for £ 1000, the Bells which is occupied by Mr Hammond was withdrawn at £ 480.

March 3rd 1891

Jottings past. December 10th 1743. John Gainsborough, junior, late of Sudbury who set up business as a watch maker at Beccles has greatly abused the interests of his friends and has carried off goods given him in trust. This is to apprize all persons that he may offer any watches for sale or pawn and to give notice to Thomas Tindey of Beccles or to Thomas Utting of Great Yarmouth and they shall be paid for their trouble. He is a spare thin person, 5ft 9ins tall with a large hook nose, blink eyed and a long visage.

March 24th 1891

There was an inquest at the Bull Hotel, Melford on Joseph Chinery, a rag and bone dealer who lived in Back Lane. Heart failure.

April 7th 1891

Two cases of appalling destitution have been discovered in the Wickhambrook district recently. At Cowlinge a child of 12 years was removed to the infirmary and at Wickhambrook a person aged 67 with his wife and three young children were found absolutely destitute of beds or clothing, the parents having rested suspended on the cords of an stump bedstead covered with a quilt, the children were lying on a sack of straw in the corner.

April 7th 1891

There was a fire in a cottage at Brook street, Glemsford.
It appears that a man named Boreham fired a gun at a sparrow which was sitting on the roof when a piece of the loading of the gun landed on the thatch, igniting it. Plenty of help soon extinguished the fire.

March 5th 1891

Fire broke out on Monday morning at an off hand farm named Kimson at Cavendish. It appears a man in charge of the house went out to attend the horses at 4-30 in the morning and did not notice anything but an hour later his wife smelt burning and looking out saw the large barn adjoining the house on fire, she ran and told her husband but with no help to hand they had hard work to save their furniture and beds etc. The fire engine was quickly on the spot saving a straw stack and two stables. The origin of the fire is a mystery, two large barns, a fowl house and two dwellings were completely burnt to the ground in 1© hours.

March 12th 1891

We hear that Messrs Roper have bought Lavenham Sugar Beet Factory in entirety and probably after a lapse of six years sugar may be made again in Lavenham.

May 19th 1891

Mr Cuthbert Quilter M.P. opened Sudbury's new cricket ground on Whit Monday. The Hon Member was the guest of the Rev C.J.Martyn of Melford, lunch was taken at the Rose and Crown Hotel Sudbury.

May 26th 1891

On Thursday morning at about 10 o'clock, a bargeman named Newell, in the employ of Messrs Allen was steering his craft down the river Stour when he noticed a body in the water near Henny Mills, Newell stopped the boat and with a boat hook pulled the body ashore. Newell at once informed at Henny Swan nearby. It is thought the man is a tramp.

June 2nd 1891

Jottings Past. November 10th 1743. The dwelling house of William Death of Acton, was on Monday last broken open and robb'd of a 2 oz silver spoon marked W.D., a one ounce silver ounce spoon, six silver spoons, 1© guineas, a piece of silver coin. They are supposed to have been taken by one William Doughty who is a short thick man with a swarthy complextion, black lank hair about 60 years of age, he generally asks for husbandry work but prays he can find none, tis thought he is making his way to Braintree. If these things are offered to you for sale you are desired to search him immediately and stop the person, give notice to Mr Death who will reward you for so doing.

June 2nd 1891

The funeral of Sir William Hyde-Parker took place at Melford church. The procession left the Hall at 1 o'clock followed in this order. The Outdoor servants, Tenants, Butler, The body, The mourners, Tradesmen.

June 2nd 1891

A barley straw stack, the produce of 70 acres and property of Mr T.Brand was set on fire at Shimpling Hall farm by a seven year old boy. The fire engines belonging to Mr John Poley of Chadacre Hall were soon on the spot and with a good supply of water they succeeded in preventing the flames reaching the corn ricks and farm buildings on the opposite side of the road.

June 16th 1891

Mr Cuthbert Quilter M.P. opened a Factory for making bacon and sausages at Kedington. The owners are Eastern Counties Bacon Factory Ltd, this factory is the first of it's kind in the Eastern Counties, there is no such establishment for 200 miles around. The premises was formerly a brewery. The plant will kill 300 pigs a week which will mean 15000-20000 a year.

June 16th 1891

The marriage took place at Clare parish church on Wednesday afternoon between Mr Francis Charles Wayman of Stow House to Miss Alice Ray the second daughter of Mr Charles Ray of Clare Mill House. The bridegroom is the son of the late Rev William Wayman, who was rector of Great Thurlow.

July 21st 1891

Jottings past. January 21st 1744. On Monday, December 4th an odd accident happened at Glemsford in Suffolk. Two men, named How an Adams were having words together when a scuffle ensued in which Adams bit off the nose of How who took up his nose, wrapped it up in a piece of paper and went to see Mr Wrate a surgeon at Cavendish to have it fixed on again, afterwards he returned to Adams and required satisfaction of him, Adams paid him £ 1 16s and spent 6d on him so that they parted good friends.

August 11th 1891

Henry Hollox a dealer of Little Waldingfield was sent for trial for the manslaughter of his wife Emma.

August 25th 1891

Sale at the Rose and Crown, Sudbury. White House Farm 120 acres at Belchamp St Pauls-withdrawn. Old House or Hobarts Hall at Belchamp Otten 170 acres to Mr Parmemnter for £ 2550.

August 25th 1891

There was great excitement in Sudbury on Wednesday morning when a large van containing four lions and a puma overturned in Friars Street. They belong to an American circus, great consternation was caused when it was feared that the lions could escape and soon hundreds of people were there to watch, bogus cries that the lions had escaped were heard, causing intense excitement.

September 8th 1891

Henry Fairbanks and Walter Oakley, matmakers of Glemsford were charged with stealing a copper from John Mortlock at Cavendish. Mortlock told the court that defendants told him they took the copper from the ditch which leads from Cavendish Lodge to the Fir Trees. Discharged.

September 15th 1891

A new reredos has been set up in Middleton church to the memory the late Rector the Rev Oliver Raymond, rector of Middleton for 70 years who died in September 1889

It was presented by his family and designed by Mr Gambler Parry. This ancient little church is full of interest.

October 20th 1891

A passenger train which was passing between Bury and Melford and travelling at a high rate left the rails about two miles from Melford near Lineage Wood where the line has a sharp curve also a decline of 1 in 110. The land belongs to the Rev Sir William Hyde Parker on the west and to Earl Howe on the east. The engine without warning left the line turning a complete somersault and fell funnel downwards some 60 yards into the field. The Brake with the other carriages except a horse box left the metals and plunged down the embankment and capsizing on to their sides. The fearful jolting threw driver Harvey and his fireman from the footplate and doubtless saved their lives. The Westinghouse brake pulled the carriages up very quickly but not before them leaving the line. The foreman plate layer, George Smith, together with other lengthmen were at once conveyed to Ipswich and London. The cause is not absolutely certain but it is believed a heavy storm shifted some ballast on the line causing the rail to move. The engine is a No 169 known as a tank engine and was running head foremost. The branch line had only four years ago been laid with 80lb steel rails. The engine driver Frederick Harvey and the stoker George Pamment live at Bury, the guard, George Rampling lives in Sudbury. No passengers were hurt. Quickly on the scene were Mr C.J.N.Row of Melford, a merchant and formerly stationmaster at Melford, Dr Mcnab of Bury, Mr Shean from Lavenham and Mr Pollintine the statiomaster from Lavenham.

November 10th 1891

Jottings past. February 25th 1748. Reward of £ 50.
Whereas Thomas Otley of Sudbury, a bargeman, an outlawed smuggler, and who has admitted as King's evidence, made his escape from Capt Dove at Yarmouth. Whoever causes the said Otley to be apprehended shall be paid £ 50. Otley is 63 years of age, 6ft, ruddy complextion, very stout well set man. He has an old coachman's coat very ragged, white flannel waistcoat, he is lame and sickly.
December 1st 1891. Jottings Past April 17th 1749. The Sudbury stage coach sets out from the Rose and Crown Inn at Sudbury every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to the Spread Eagle Inn at Gracechurch Street, London, returning to Sudbury every Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Saturday evening at 9s a passenger, to be allowed 20lbs weight and all above to pay 1s a score. Passengers are taken up at the Bell in Hedingham for 9s, at the Green Man at Gosfield for 8s, at the Old White Hart at Bocking for 7s. N.B. The coach sets out at 4 in the morning.

December 15th 1891

Prince Henry Battenberg has been on a visit to Major General Sir Henry Ewart, Equerry to the Queen at Kentwell Hall, Melford.

December 22nd 1891

A young man named Bertie Clarke who has been missing from his home at Stanstead has been found drowned. He left the White Hart at 10 on Wednesday evening after wishing all his friends goodbye.
His friends became alarmed when he had not been seen for a while and thought he must be in the river. Mr Hanchett who farms Stanstead Hall found a letter in a meadow addressed to the man's father, this was to the effect that his body would be found in the " Bible Hole", this is part of the river runs that through Stanstead. The water was high after heavy rain so the gates were opened at Stanstead Mill to lower the level and the body was found not far from the place indicated. Deceased was 22 years old and worked at the horse hair factory at Glemsford. Found Drowned.

January 26th 1892

The official report on the railway accident on the Bury Melford line has been issued by the Board of Trade. Eight passengers were injured, two seriously, the driver and the guard. The Inspector attributed the accident not to the permanent way which was in good order but to the character of the engine which was one of a class that runs unsteadily when the chimney is in front and it is desirable and that there the balance weights on the leading and driving wheels must be restored. Drivers must be specially cautious and not to run at high speed when the chimney is in front.

February 2nd 1892

There was hare coursing at Middleton Hall, Sudbury, in occupation of Mr Edward Turpin who invited his friends from far and wide for a day of delightful sport. The weather was bad, tramping the fields was hardly pleasure. One poor pussy swam the river opposite Cornard Mills to save herself from destruction.

February 23rd 1892

The noted Suffolk stallion " Auctioneer" died suddenly on Sunday week. The owner was Sir Cuthbert Quilter M.P.. It was for the progeny of this horse that Mr Quilter offered prizes at Wickhambrook four years ago and formed the present colt and foal show.
March 8th 1892. Members of Sudbury B and D company of the Volunteer Battallion, Suffolk Regiment assembled at the new drill hall which has been erected for their use at the cost of local gentlemen. A dinner was given by Mr Andrewes on his promotion as Colonel. The drill hall was built at a cost of £ 1700 by George Grimwood the Sudbury builders.

March 8th 1892

A tender to build the new manse at Cavendish has been awarded to Messrs Brockwell and Graham of Cavendish, the tender of £ 409 was among others put in. Jarvis of Clare £ 595-Scott of Glemsford £ 552- Theobald of Melford £ 455-H.Brown of Cavendish £ 417-Elam and Ayton of Melford £ 391-Salter of Melford £ 297.

March 15th 1892

A matchmaker named Elijah Thompson of Cavendish has been missing since Friday week when he left his house in Workhouse Street to go to his work in Glemsford, since then there has been no trace of him.

April 5th 1892

Albert Mills was charged with assaulting Thomas Ambrose at Cavendish. Complainant said he saw defendant with six others go in to Easty wood, he ran and overtook defendant and asked his name, he said he had not got one, witness said he would not let him go until he gave his name, the other men came back and told defendant to knock him down, he struck him 3-4 times. George William Ambrose corroberated. 10s with 15s costs.

May 10th 1892

At a meeting of Melford cricket club, Mr A.V.C.Lambert was elected captain. There was a deficit of £ 8 and therefore many of the full day matches with distant clubs would be discontinued.

May 24th 1892

Albert Martin a beerhouse keeper of Walter Belchamp was fined 40s with 9s costs for furious driving with a horse and cart in Friars street, Sudbury, it was said he was travelling at 12-13 miles per hour.

June 14th 1892

The fair on Melford green was larger than usual although not so many horses. Mr Bantock of Lavenham had 50 horses for sale, trade was dull. One attraction was the switchback railway driven by electricity. David Ward of Melford had a large selection of machinery on show. William Boon aged 32 of London who was employed at the fair as engine driver for Mr Barker's circus was taken to West Suffolk hospital when a paraffin lamp exploded, setting fire to his trousers.

June 14th 1892

William Debenham, John Boreham, George Wordley and George Boreham, matmakers of Glemsford were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Glemsford Crown. Walter Game the landlord proved the case.
2s 6d with 2s 4d costs.

August 10th 1892

An accident occurred on Monday in Sudbury to a pair of light horses and a van belonging to William Byford of Glemsford. The van was driven by a man named Hartley and he was acccompanied by a woman. At the top of Melford road the horse was frightened and bolted, the trace horse was attached to the rear of the van, on going down the hill to the Croft the trace horse broke away and the other horse and van turned onto the Croft, several people tried to stop it but it plunged into the river near Croft bridge and swam 30 yards before it became embedded in the mud. A large number of people followed the runaways and assembled on the banks, it was feared the horse would suffocate and a young man named Charles Felton aged 22 years stripped and swam out to it to attempt a rescue, he climbed on to the horse's back and unfastened the seals on the collar and cut the tugs on other parts of the harness. The Mayor, Mr Grimwood was present and he sent for ropes and men to assist, Felton, then to the astonishment of the crowd swam to the horse and fastened the rope to the collar, the horse was then pulled to deeper water and was landed a short while afterwards on terra firma, the only damage to the horse was it's hocks were knocked about a bit, the sunken van was recovered using some long chains from the nearby Clovers mill.

August 10th 1892

There was an inquest at Sudbury on Alfred Copsey who met his death while chaff cutting at Melford. Edward Norman, the mate of the deceased said they were employed by Mr Jenning Mills at Rodbridge at Melford at chaff cutting with three horses, deceased was leaning forward in the act of whipping the horses when he fell into the machine and his legs caught in the spokes. Norman said he stopped the horses but had great difficulty getting deceased out of the machine, being alone, both were sober, deceased was put in to a horse and cart and taken to St Leonards hospital where he died. Norman said the machine was an old one.
The coroner said he would write to Mr Mills and state that they considered it was the duty of the owners to protect their servants.
Accidental death.

October 18th 1892

Charles Challers?( perhaps Chatters) and John Boreham, weavers of Glemsford were charged with damaging undergrowth in Easty wood at Cavendish. Inspector Ward said he saw defendants in the wood that day and searched them and found three pints of nuts on them.
5s and 7s 2d.

October 25th 1892

A young labourer from Little Cornard named William Brown was returning from Sudbury on Saturday night when near Stocks farm he intended to take a short cut across a field, he climbed the gate where a horse was standing nearby, the horse being blind and was startled and kicked, breaking the man's thigh, the poor fellow crawled across the field and laid under a hedge. About 9 in the morning a man came to see to the horses and he was taken to St Leonards hospital where he is progressing favourably.
November 1st 1892. Alfred Watkinson a labourer of Glemsford was charged with assaulting his wife Elizabeth. Complainant said he knocked her down after a quarrel about her taking some potatoes from a sack without his permission. Her son Eli, said he asked his father if it was true he had knocked her down and he replied he did not hit her but stamped on her fingers. 2s 6d with 8s costs. At the same court George Levett was charged with making threats to the complainant in the last case.
Complainant said she met Levett in Angel lane and he said to her if he met her up there again they would kill her and throw her into the " Seldom Waver". Alfred Watkinson defendant in the last case said Levett used no threats to his wife. Dismissed.

November 8th 1892

On Saturday week, John Smith, horseman to Mr Hicks of Clare Hill, was driving a pair of horses and waggon to Clare station, he was standing on the shafts, just as he was turning the corner from the Market Hill near the Bear the horses broke into a trot when going down an incline towards the station, when going through the gates Smith was either thrown or he attempted to jump off and the wheel went over his foot then his body, he was killed on the spot. The horses continued and came in contact with the gate post to the station yard. Deceased was 30 years old and leaves a widow and several children. At the inquest at the Bell Hotel, Thomas Barsham said he and deceased were employed by Mr Henry Hicks of Hill farm, Clare. Last Saturday deceased and himself were carting corn to Clare station with a pair of horses each in double shafted waggons, as witness left the farm deceased said " if we hurry we can get unloaded before it rains". Witness helped remove him on to the footpath as deceased was not quite dead. P.C.Pearson of Glemsford said he saw deceased driving round Bear corner towards the station standing on the shafts. Accidental death.

November 22nd 1892

On Monday week, a tea was held in connection with the cricket club at the Blackbirds Inn at Bulmer. A capital tea was provided by by host Vial, the Rev Pelly occupied the chair with the vice chair occupied by the Rev Bellhouse, captain of the cricket club. Ample justice was done to the excellent viands, songs were sung by the Rev Pelly of Belchamp, Sullivan of Gestingthorpe, Godden, Ford, Chinnery, Deal, Clarry, Sillitoe and W.Howell of Sudbury. Selections were given by Sudbury handbell ringers, Mr Giblin rendered some excellent duets with the violin and harp and G.Sillitoe. A pleasant evening ended at 10 pm.

November 22nd 1892

The Rev H.F.Bull was inducted at Borley.

November 22nd 1892

The body of Ada Linsell a domestic servant who disappeared from Stoke by Clare vicarage on October 28th was found drowned half way between Stoke and Clare. Found drowned.

December 13th 1892

Elizabeth Bean, innkeeper at Finsted End was charged with selling intoxicating drink to a drunk person on October 14th.
William Perry said he was in the Kings Head on the day in question, he went in at 5 pm and stayed till 10pm and had two pints of beer, he saw Charles Shinn there, he was drunk when he came in and was served with whisky, he ordered 1s worth and had it all in one glass. Witness admitted that Shinn had sworn at him and he had informed the police to do him a bad turn. Mrs Bean said she had kept the house for 28 years and had not had any complaints against her house and that Shinn was not drunk.