The Foxearth and District Local History Society
1892 Suffolk Free Press newspaper archive

January 13th 1892

Belchamp Otten. Six freehold cottages for sale at the Rose and Crown. Situate near Pearsons beerhouse in occupation of Chaplin-Chatters-Byford and others, let at £16 19s annually.

January 27th 1892

Clare. The reaper, death, has been busy amongst the ripe corn in our town where four persons of an advanced age have died this last week.

February 24th 1892

Sudbury. On Thursday night the thermometer registered 26 degrees of frost in Mr Cundy’s nursery

March 23rd 1892

Sudbury and District Sanitary Report. There are four cases of typhoid fever reported in the district, a girl of nine in the parish of Long Melford has the fever, in examining the premises a privy was found to be only 4 yards from a well which was shallow, the water from the well was examined and found to contaminated with sewage.

March 30th 1892

George Hume of Ballingdon and Arthur Raymond of Bulmer were charged with being drunk and riotous in Ballingdon on Saturday night, P.C.Mansfield said he heard a disturbance and saw fighting going on near the King’s Head Inn, both were drunk, a crowd of people had collected, I spoke to Hume, he said he would knock my head off, I got him to his house and dispersed the crowd, for a long time there has been disturbances between Ballingdon men and Bulmer men, what the cause is I do not know, I have had complaints from people who are afraid to go up the hill on week-ends at night. Hume 5s with 5s 3d costs, Raymond 2s 6d and same costs.

April 13th 1892

Joseph Kiddy 33 a beerseller and farmer, Christopher Preston 19 and Harry Ruse 21, were charged with stealing 6 coombs of barley valued at £5 from the premises of Harry Pears of Lt Wratting on January 12th. Not guilty.

April 29th 1892

To be sold upon the premises, the Swan In at Melford, occupying a prominent business position in Hall Street in the midst of large factories and a thick population, doing a large trade in malt liquors and spirits. Herberty Laver 17 of Lt Yeldham was charged with refusing to quit the premises of Arthur Bennet who is the landlord of the Three Horseshoes at Lt Yeldham, who said he served I served him with a pint of beer at about 10 am, I heard him having words with a man called Martin, I saw him strike a blow. 2s 6d with 12s costs. Paid. Henry Reeve was charged with assaulting Harry William Reeve who said he was coming out of the Millhouse beerhouse at Belchamp Otten and heard Henry Reeve quarrelling in the road, he came up to me and said “if you can do anything do it now” I did not say anything but he kept shaming me and he struck me several times. 3 weeks hard labour.

May 4th 1892

Belcham St Pauls. A few days since Charlotte Turpin reported to P.C.Skingle that someone had stolen her pet pig, Skingle then searched he premises and found the pig in a piece of straw, it had evidently smothered or self hanged itself.

May 11th 1902

Died on the 30th of April at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, Alfred Baker aged 32, the 3rd son of the late Alfred Baker of Sudbury Suffolk.

May 11th 1892

William Cutmore aged 32 a labourer of Belchamp St Pauls was charged with driving four horses and a waggon at Belchamp Walter on April 23rd while drunk. Walter Firmin said I am coachman to Mr Raymond, on the 23rd of April I was driving Mr Raymond into Sudbury with his mistress, I met a man with a waggon, he appeared asleep, I shouted several times, he was sitting in the waggon, I touched the front horse with my whip as there was not enough room to pass, the horses were going a quite a fast pace, I passed a man named Crisp a little further on, I asked him to overtake the man and see if he was alright, I did not see his face as his head was hanging. Joseph Crisp said I live in Belchamp Otten, in consequence of what the last witness said I drove after the waggon and overtook it in ½ a mile, the man was asleep in the waggon, it was going very slow, I could see Mr Gunn the relieving officer coming, I shouted and hollered, he did not wake up, I shouted again and he woke up, I do not know whether he was drunk or not, I would not trust him with my horses, the horses and waggon belonged to Mr Robert Smith. Discharged with a caution and to pay 16s costs

June 26th 1892

Bulmer. During a storm on last Saturday night a daughter of Mr C.Bailey, gamekeeper to Mr Burke at the Aubries was putting her two little brothers to bed when a vivid flash of lightning struck a match lying on the floor setting fire to the carpet, the child was frightened but had great presence of mind to stamp out the flames otherwise the lot might have been burnt to their death, there were eight children in the cottage at the time, five of them being in bed and most probably their parents being out they would have lost their lives.

July 6th 1892

Gestingthorpe. There was an inquest at the Brickworks, Gestingthorpe, on the death of Thomas Beaumont aged 22 who drowned while bathing in a claypit at the brickworks on Monday evening. William Beaumont of Fakenham said deceased is my son, I do not know whether he could swim, last year he suffered from rheumatic fever, I believe the doctor said it could affect his heart, he was working at the foundry for Downs at Gestingthope. Arthur Felton said he worked at the foundry, “ on Monday evening I went with deceased to the pond, at about 7-15 we went to bathe at deceased’s suggestion, we had never been there before, we looked at the pits and decided which one to bathe in, I took off my jacket and waistcoat, I went a little way from the pond for sanitary reasons”, deceased said “I am going in now”, I saw a splash in the water, when I went to look I did not see him. Frederick Rayner said I heard Felton’s cry for help, I went to the pit, he said “the blacksmith is in the water”, I got a plank and his body was recovered with a long hoe. Accidental.

July 13th 1892

To be let at Michaelmas next, “Coopwell Farm” in the parish of Stanstead, containing 120 acres, suitable house and a good homestead. To view apply to Mr Coldham at Home Farm, Boxted. To be let a capital new tent or marquee, 24 ft long and 14 ft wide suitable for refreshment contractors, flower shows etc, easily fixed, no ropes or cords. Apply Ward and Son, the Brewery, Foxearth.

July 13th 1892

Inquest at the White Horse in Cavendish on Walter Argent who was binding a load of stover when the rope broke pitching him onto the ground and killing him. William Everett said I live near the Hall gates in Cavendish, yesterday I was working with deceased in a field belonging to Mr Leach of Houghton Hall, we were binding the waggon load of stover when the rope snapped in two letting deceased fall on to the ground. Accidental.

July 27th 1892

Advert. To harvestmen and others, a large quantity of grape wine to be sold cheap to clear, this wine is far superior to beer at 2s per gallon, one quart mixed with three parts water makes a splendid drink, Also a quantity of sherry and port. Apply I Goody of Belchamp St Pauls, Clare. August 24h 1892. Sudden death at Ballingdon. At about 5-30 on Wednesday morning, Robert Norman, aged 82, who for many years bargeman to Messrs Allen,he had been living with his married daughter, Mrs Bryant, he was sitting in a chair in his bedroom when he passed away. Alfred and David Clark, brothers of Glemsford were charged with assaulting P.C.Bacon near the Greyhound Inn at Glemsford, the P.C. said he was on duty near the Greyhound when he heard someone down the street using bad language, he went down there and saw the defendant Alfred very drunk, I told him to go away, he came up to me and pushed me and said mind your own business, he fell down on the ground, he got up and struck me, he pitched me up against a brick wall, I drew my staff to defend myself, David caught hold of my legs and throwing me onto my back, Alfred seized my staff, I said you had better leave go, I wrangled my staff from him. £2 with 6s 3d each costs.

October 5th 1892

A cross summons by two Glemsford women named Brown and Brewster was allowed to settle their dispute on payment of costs

October 19th 1892

Bulmer. Miss Dora Williams has during this past week attended the Aubries in connection with the Technical Instruction Scheme to give a course on practical dairying, lessons are largely attended by persons from the surrounding villages and are much appreciated, similar lessons are being given Thursday week at Belchamp .

October 26th 1892

James Chaplin was charged with assaulting James Pearson a beerhouse keeper of Belchamp Otten, complainant said that on the 19th of October he went to feed his horse, on returning he met a woman who said you had better get back home, defendant was there, my wife said she would not draw him more beer and she asked him to go, I took hold of his arm gently and he caught hold of my throat and with his other hand he caught hold of a dangerous place, his brother came and took him home, at about five he returned and smashed the door. 14 days hard labour for the first offence and 1 month for the second.

November 9th 1892

George Cooper a labourer of Cavendish pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a horse in Foxearth, P.C.Galley said defendant was riding through the village when he fell off, he went to see him thinking it was an accident and found him very drunk, he sent the horse home, defendant worked for Mr Prentice. 5s and 12s costs.

November 16th 1892

Bulmer. Bulmer cricket team had a tea at the Blackbirds Inn on Monday evening where a capital spread was provided by host Viall, the Rev Pelley occupied the chair and the vice was filled by the team captain the Rev Bellhouse, ample justice was done to the excellent viands, the cloth was removed and the evening was devoted to harmony, songs were sung by Messrs Sullivan of Gestingthorpe, Gordon, Ford, Chinnery, Deal, Clarry, Sillitoe, Howell and the Rev Bellhouse of Belchamp, it was a very pleasant evening.

November 23rd 1892

Advert. Agricultural Labourers Wanted. 150 farm lads from 16 years of age upwards for Yorkshire, lads who can plough or milk preferably, must have two suits of clothing and a substantial box, liberal wages with board and lodgings, 1 year free railway pass from any station. Write at once to W.Alexander Todd, Crown Brewery, Yorkshire.

November 23rd 1892

Acton. The Jennens Estate. The case which has for so many times during the last 90 years been before the courts and which formed the foundation of Dickens “Bleak House” under the title of “Jarndyce and Jarndyce” is again revived, an individual has over a considerable period of time devoted time and money to trace his pedigree, the present claimant has no connection to the parties, it is said his action will shortly be filed.

December 7th 1893

Thomas and Arthur Gurteen, father and son aged 52 and 21, labourers, respectively were charged with beating E.Walden, gamekeeper for Messrs Smith and Co of London who have the shoot over the Hyde farm at Lt Yeldham, last harvest he had occasion to caution the defendants with respect of a long dog they had. On Sunday last Walden went to Halstead and when he returned by the evening train he called at the “Waggon and Horses” where a man named Wilkins was going to walk home with him, he bought a pint of ale and while drinking it the older defendant struck him two blows with clenched fist, he went outside and saw the younger defendant and he said to him “it’s funny your old man should strike me”, Arthur Gurteen then struck him a savage blow with a stick which rendered him unconscious, Thomas Turner lifted him up but he was unable to stand. Arthur Gurteen said that on the October 7th the keeper had said he was the “best man in the house” .Dismissed.

December 7th 1893

Died at Melbourne, Australia, Arthur, son of the late Francis Sillitoe of the Market Hill, Sudbury aged 52.

December 14th 1893

Acton.. Inquest at the Crown Inn, Acton, on Charles Woodgate aged 14, Horace Woodgate said the deceased is my brother, I am 12 years old, I identified him as my brother. Frank Howe said I am 9 years old, on Sunday afternoon I went with deceased and other boys into Acton Park, we went to a pond called “Bason Pond”, deceased and his two brothers, Horace and Henry, went on the ice, the ice suddenly gave way, both fell in, I screamed for help, a man came and assisted in getting one out of the pond. Walter Nunn said I am a shepherd to some sheep feeding off turnips by the park gates, I heard a scream, I went into the pond and kept a boy’s head up while the others ran for a prop, I got one boy out, I daren’t go any further as the water was drawing me in, it was half an hour before we got the other boy out. The Coroner said witness Nunn had acted bravely in wading into the pond. Accidental.

1893 Suffolk Free Press newspaper archive

January 4th 1894

Arthur Egan and Arthur Yeldham, labourers of Lt Yeldham were charged with trespassing in search of conies on land in occupation of Bertha Fox. Adjourned.

January 11th 1893

Edward Hardy, George Messent, Pat Felton and Robert Becking of Bulmer were charged with stealing 41 hens valued at £1 4s 9d the property of Charles Potter, dealer of Lt Maplestead. Becking discharged, the others 6 weeks hard labour.

January 25th 1893

Inquest at the King;s Head at Ridgewell on the body of John Barnes aged 61 who was found dead in a field on Friday morning. The Coroner sent for William Parmenter a labourer was alleged to have struck the deceased in a public house on January 10t,h,,. Lydia Barnes, the widow said she and the deceased lived at Silver End, Belchamp St Pauls, he was an army pensioner having served in the 60th Rifles, last Thursday evening he left the house to go to the Fox public house in Belchamp, on Friday morning I heard he was dead, I have identified the body. On January 10th deceased was brought home in a cart at about 10-30, he claimed he was injured in the ribs in the Fox, he did not say who did it but next day he told me it was Parmenter who struck him, I sent for Dr Piggot of Clare, the doctor instructed me to keep him in bed, this I could not do as at times I am light headed sometimes, to my knowledge he only had one pint of beer after January 10th, he was a drinking man and I have seen him under the influence many times. Died from misadventure.

January 25th 1893

There was an inquest at Lodge House, Over Hall, Gestingthorpe on the body of James Butcher an aged labourer of 79 years. P.C. Willsmere said Butcher was a native of Gestingthorpe, he was killed while assisting to fell a tree for Mr Oakes of Over Hall, he has been told the deceased had great experience in felling trees. Arthur Surridge said he was 28 years of age and was working with the deceased, Butcher gave the orders, a few moments before the accident he said “it will not come down today”, suddenly he heard deceased call out “I am dead man”, he looked and saw Butcher lying clear of the tree which had fallen, there was no noise as the tree fell on deceased and he thought deceased had rolled on one side as the tree fell, they were both quite sober. Supt Elsey handed a purse to the coroner the metal of which was much bent suggesting the tree fell on him, Dr Bromley said two ribs were broken which probably pressed on the heart. Accidental..

February 15th 1893

Advert. Alexander Hurst, Organ, Harmonium and Pianoforte tuner of Long Melford desires to thank his numerous patrons for their support during the last nine years, I wish to inform intending purchasers of pianofortes that I has made arrangements with a leading a London manufacturer to supply every piano sold by A.H. with a 10 year guarantee.

February 15th 1893

Jessie Whiting aged 15 of Pebmarsh was charged with attempting to commit suicide on Sunday morning, at about 8 she went a pond ostensibly to for to get a pail of water when she jumped in the pond, her shrieks attracted the attention of a woman named Frost and her son who pulled her out of the pond. Inspector Mann and Mr Sheen the receiving officer removed her to Halstead workhouse, the girl’ smother had drowned herself about eight years ago ,her home life appears unhappy because her father did not supply her with money and refused to buy her any clothes, the house was found to be in a deplorable state, the father and two boys and the girl all sleeping together in the same bed in a miserable furnished room.

February 22nd 1893

Inquest at Melford police station on the death of William Bond aged 2 ½ years. The jury went to the Flax Mills House, Harriet Hines said I live at the flax mills, my husband is a scutcher, I have seen the body it is the son of Alice Bond who lives at Leytonstone in service, the child was born Melford at the house of her son in law, I took charge of the child 8 months ago, the child’s mother allows me 2s 6d a week, she is my sister, on Tuesday morning I noticed a rash on the lower parts of his body, I thought it is because he was teething, on Thursday morning the child died, I called my neighbour Mrs Derrick, the child was never able to walk, on Wednesday night I put him to bed with my daughter, I gave him a drink, the drink was whisky and water. The Coroner said is it usual to give a child such a drink, I have been all night sitting with the child, I don’t know who the father was. Mr H.S.Turner, surgeon “said I do not attach any importance to giving the child whisky and water, it is believed by many to do good. Failure of heart.

March 1st 1893

Walter Belchamp. A correspondent writes “the labourers here are on strike, they came out this morning owing to the farmers refusing to give them 11s a week which was what they received till a month ago when the farmers reduced that amount to 10s, quite 50 men are standing off.”

March 15th 1893

Gestingthorpe. A meeting was held at the schoolroom on Tuesday last to consider the question of reviving the cricket club. Mr W.E.Oates presided, there was a good attendance, Mr Oates was elected President and the Rev Bromwich captain, W.Nice, vice captain, Mr Minchin, secretary and treasurer, committee, Townsend, Bell, A.Pannel, O’Sullivan and W. Blake. Subscriptions 1s, 22 players joined at once, Mr Oates kindly offered to give at the close of the season, a bat for the best batting average and another for the best bowling average in a “bona fide” match.

March 15th 1893

Letters to the Editor. Evils of Cheap Butter. Sir, under the above heading you report a case today which well illustrates the injustice to retailers of the present working of the adulteration act. Mr Rayner sells pure butter, an article guaranteed as such and is yet mulced in costs of £1 19s , why is butter not analysed from bulk on arrival and if not pure it should be branded “margarine” in the docks causing the loss to fall on the guilty instead of on the innocent as at present. Yours faithfully, Grover and Allen, North Street, Sudbury. March 9th.

March 22nd 1893

Pebmarsh. Charles Whiting, labourer of Pebmarsh was charged with neglecting his children, P.C. Lord said he went to the cottage where the defendant was living and saw Jessie Whiting in bed, the bed was a filthy condition, stained with blood and only one sheet and dirty rags being all the cover excepting one blanket which a neighbour had lent them, there was another room but there was no bed in it, defendant earns 14s per week and one of his sons who is 13 years of age earns 2s 6d a week. Mr Errington, master of Halstead workhouse said when the girl was admitted her hair was swarming with vermin, her hair had to be cut off and her head was poulticed. Sarah Potter who is the defendant’s sister in law said defendant’s wife drowned herself eight years ago, Jessie Whiting said her father and two brothers and herself all slept on one bed. 14 days. Jessie Whiting aged 16 years who was charged with attempting to commit suicide. Case withdrawn.

March 22nd 1893

There was a parade of entire stallions on Thursday on the market hill at Sudbury, the animals were exceptionally fine, they included Mr Frederick Branwhite’s “Melford Swell”, William Byford’s “Suffolk Surprise” and Mr Brand of Foxearth exhibited his shire bred bay, Colonel VI.

April 5th 1893

Sudbury. On Good Friday the thermometer belonging to Mr Edward Hills, watchmaker and jeweller, showed 88 degrees in the shade, such intense heat has not been known in March for many years.

April 12th 1893

Cavendish. The pulpit at the Congregational Church is to be replaced by a handsome platform, the work which will begin at once has been placed in the hands of Mr G.E.Graham, builder of Cavendish.

May 10th 1893

Sudbury. The continued drought is causing concern in the neighbourhood as fears are entertained it will seriously affect the barley and root crops, feed for cattle is becoming scarce.

May 31st 1893

To be sold at Eastcotts Farm, Kedington, two miles from Haverhill by order of Mr David Binks who has let the farm, the live and dead stock—9 horses-3 milch cows-56 swine-150 poultry etc.

June 7th 1893

Died on May 24th at George Town, Tasmania, William Alfred Lawton, the youngest son of the late Rev Thomas Lawton late rector of Elmswell, Suffolk.

June 21st 1893

Liston. Death of the Rev Thomas Ruggles Fisher on Monday last, aged 69, deceased was ordained Deacon in 1853 and Priest in 1854, he succeeded to the Rectory of Liston in 1856 and was Rector there for 38 years, the cause of death was atrophy or wasting disease, the deceased was a general favourite in the parish, the funeral is on Friday. The living of Liston is valued at £150 and is in the gift of Mr John Lambert.

July 12th 1893

At Halstead Petty Sessions Thomas Whitbread a farm bailiff of Ashen was charged with ill treating a dog at Ashen on June 27th. Mrs Dorcas Edwards said she saw the man dragging a little dog on the road, it was shrieking, he went over a meadow and swung the dog over the gate by a piece of string, the dog was shrieking loudly when he pulled it up in the air and kicked it, she called two men named James Shelley and William Newton to take the dog away from the defendant which they did, defendant said if he could get hold of Shelley and Newton he would serve them the same. £1 with 19s costs.

July 12th 1893

Gestingthorpe. On Thursday last Mrs Branwhite of The Moat at Gestingthorpe invited all her employees and their wives for dinner, the company numbered upwards of 50 enjoyed the meal consisting of hot joints etc of which were plentiful, all agreed it was a very happy dinner.

July 26th 1893

Walter Suttle of Glemsford, labourer, was summoned for assaulting Thomas Ambrose, complainant said there had been parties in my wood at Cavendish, I went up to the defendant to see what he had got and he struck me. 10s with 5s costs. Sudbury. On Wednesday afternoon the old women of Sudbury Workhouse left Sudbury in brakes for Liston Hall, the seat of Colonel Palmer where they were entertained to a good dinner and spent the rest of the day playing games etc, it is six years since the females of the Workhouse were entertained at Liston Hall.

July 26th 1893

Clare Petty Sessions. Charles Bradman, under keeper, was charged with trespassing on a meadow at Withersfield in occupation of Mr Ward of Haverhill. Dismissed. ( Sir Donald Bradman’s forbears originated from Withersfield, Suffolk).

July 26th 1893

Died on June 22nd, Henry William, the only son of the late William Poulson of Lavenham and First Messenger boy on ill fated ship H.M.Ship Victoria , in his 17th year.

August 2nd 1894

Belchamp Walter. For sale at St Mary Hall, Belchamp Walter, the live and dead stock- 11 horses-16 cows-140 ewes-160 lambs-etc. on the 15th of August.

August 15th 1894

The loss of the Victoria. The Judge advocate read the following terms. The court finds that the loss of Her Majesty’s Ship off Tripoli on the coast of Syria, was caused by it’s collision with her Majesty’s ship Camperdown. James Martin aged 35 a farm labourer was charged with beating and assaulting John Abrahams, farm bailiff for Mr Whitlock at Gt Yeldham, the defendant has worked on the same farm for 20 years, the new bailiff gave the men instructions to work to a new plan to be used at the ingathering of harvest, defendant and the rest wanted to carry on as before, complainant said he set the men to work on the 22nd tying up sheaves, he went again at ¼ past 5 and found his instructions not acted upon, the defendant then struck him a blow and he did not recollect anything more. 20s with 22s 6s costs.

August 16th 1894

Clare. William Warden of Clare, aged 65, was charged with stealing provender valued at 3d, the property of William Byford of Glemsford. Charles Watson Byford said he was agent to his uncle William Byford of Glemsford, he had stables and sheds at Clare near the railway station, a large quantity of provender was kept there, on August 1st P.C. Ransom showed him some provender which he recognised as his uncle’s property. P.C.Ransom said he kept watch on the stables of Mr Byford, I saw the prisoner gather up some loose straw by the goods yard, he then went into the stables and came out with a flail basket. 1 month’s hard labour.

August 23rd 1894

Arthur Oakley of Glemsford was charged with stealing a fowl valued at 2s the property of Richard Hanchett a farmer of Spring Hall, Stanstead. Ann Hanchett said I live with my father at Spring Hall, I attend to the poultry, there should be 20 hens and one cockerel, I saw them, next day there were only 6 hens. P. c Mobbs said he was on duty at Fair Green in Glemsford, he saw two men pass, they commenced running, I overtook them and searched Oakley and found inside a dress next to his skin a live hen, next day I took it to Mr Hanchett, Miss Hanchett said “I identify it”, I put it down and it went straight to the trough for a drink and seemed quite at home. For trial.

August 30th 1894

Stanstead. The marriage of Mr Maximilian Eklund of the Imperial Russian Consulate London and Commercial Agent for Finland and Miss Annie Hanchett of Spring Hall was solemnised at Stanstead church, the Rev Pearson officiating.

September 6th 1894

At a meeting of Colchester Guardians, Mr Howe called attention to the fact that General Miller had employed workhouse boys to weed his garden at a penny apiece also General Montague had done the same thing. Cricket. Through the kindness of Col. Burke, Gestingthorpe played Clare on the beautiful grounds of the Aubries on Saturday last. Clare won the toss and scored 161 with Mitson scoring 70, it was 5 o’ clock when Gestingthorpe commenced batting, Benson played a capital game with 32 and Clarke scored 31, when time was called 100 had been scored by Gestingthorpe for 6 wks.

September 20th 1894

Inquest at Pebmarsh King’s Head on the death of Thomas Kenny the son of the landlord of the King’s Head Inn. The little lad aged 2 years and two months was knocked down by a runaway horse belonging to Mr G.Burford, a malster of Halstead. Thomas Clark of Stanley Hall was chosen as foreman, Thomas Kenny said he is 31 years old and lived at the King’s Head, on August 21st the child was knocked down by a cart outside his house, he went to him and thought he was dead, Dr Taylor attended him till he died, the accident happened at 11 a m and the child died 12-30. Accidental.

September 27th 1894

The licence of the Dragon Inn in North Street, Sudbury was transferred from John Gooch to Harper Viall of Bulmer.

October 4th 1894

A receiving order has been issued against Charles Riches, master of Cavendish grammar school. A golden plover has been shot by Mr J.Death of Lt Yeldham, this is a very early appearance for the bird.

October 18th 1894

Death at Melbourne, Australia, Charles Edmund Harvey aged 30, the fourth son of William Harvey of Wattisham Hall.

October 25th 1894

The licence of a beerhouse at Belchamp Otten has been transferred from Josiah Theobald to Harry Wright. Arthur Oakley for stealing fowls at Spring Hall, Stanstead. 6 months hard labour. Ovington. On Sunday night a fire broke out on a small farm near the Kicking Dickie in occupation of Mrs Ewer, it feared it is the work of an incendiary.

November 8th 1894

Belchamp Walter. Between 12 and 1 on Monday night a large straw stack the produce of 50 acres was burnt down, it was feared that a barn nearby would go, it actually caught fire on one side but many willing hands prevented it get going, owing to the scarcity of water the stack was reduced to ashes.

November 29th 1894

The soup kitchen at Sudbury was opened on Wednesday for the ensuing winter months. Samuel Eighteen a labourer of Ballingdon was summoned for his child Walter not attending school, he had been absent from school 37 times from April to October. The mother appeared and said her husband had “hided him” several times so that there were “wales” about him. 5s. George Smith of Alphampstone was charged with stealing a rabbit from his sister Sarah Smith. 5s with 16s 1d costs.

December 20th 1894

Football. Lavenham v Glemsford. Lavenham won 2—1. Lavenham team—William Smith, goal, F.Parker and G.Fisk backs—G.Bradley and F. Lambert half backs---T. Elliston W. Loveday and F.Jarvis right wing W.Wilding centre—A.Perry and A.Griss left wing. Glemsford team—G.Brown goal—T.Chatters and J.Underwood backs—R.Salter, G. Clarke and Henry Gridley half backs—E Watkinson, G.Bradman half backs—right wing E.Porter—centre T.Malting—R.Wells left wing.