- Heroes of the Great War - Captain Charles T Packard
- The Bramford Ghost
- George Lewis of Bramford
- The Bramford Great War Memorial Project
- The Discovery of George Cooks' Medal
- Results of the Bramford Dig
- Great War Memorial List
- A Bramford Scandal
- Re-opening of Bramford Church
- The Opening of Bramford School 1860
- Bramford Alarming Fire
- 100 years Ago - The Death of Captain Eustace Loraine
- The Great Fire of Bramford
- Bramford Church an article from the Ipswich Journal 1894
Welcome to the new Bramford Local History Group web site. Articles are continually being added, and the photo gallery is the next project to be undertaken when all the photographs have been collated.
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Due the popularity of the previous publication, the group decided to have the book re-published and updated to celebrate the Jubilee year. Copies are now available. Please go to the website for the publisher - Halsgroves
When Britain went to war in August 1914, men from all over the country joined up as volunteers or later by conscription. Bramford village was no exception with approximately 300 of its male residents being caught up in the hostilities by the end. The memorial in Bramford Church records fifty-four men as having been killed in action or died while on service and the Bramford Local History Group is planning to publish a book about them in 2014.
This article was written by Derek Pheasant for the Suffolk Branch of the Western Front Association and is reproduced here with his kind permission:
Lest We Forget….
Heroes of the Great War – Captain Charles T Packard
In 1975 I moved into Grove House, Papermill Lane, Bramford with my young family. This was a rather grand Georgian style house of three storeys, built in mid-Victorian times with a ballroom and grand entrance. Unfortunately it had fallen upon rather sad times and had been split into three separate properties after WW2. I had purchased the middle section – it was a sort of elegant mid terrace house – and it had certainly seen better days. At the far end of Papermill Lane was the sprawling industrial complex of Fisons agrochemical works and these two properties had an inextricable link with the past.