Mr and Mrs Parker outside the Round house at the north end of The Street, Bramford

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100 years ago – March 1917 A newspaper article from the East Anglian Daily Times of Friday 16th March 1917

BIG FIRE AT BRAMFORD – FLOUR MILL GUTTED As a result of a fire which broke out on Thursday morning one of the landmarks on the River Gipping has been destroyed, the outbreak being attended with no small pecuniary loss. But more serious than the momentary loss is the...
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THE UPRISING OF 1381 AND THE BRAMFORD REBELS

After the Black Death in 1349, which was responsible for the deaths of about one third of the population of England, the rate of change in the traditional way of life on the medieval manor escalated rapidly. Before that time, the lord of the manor had extracted...
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Suffolk Michaelmas Sessions

Ipswich Journal            27 October 1838 ROBBING A FRIENDLY SOCIETY – Francis Flory, 34, and John Osborn (who had surrendered to take his trial having been admitted to bail) were charged with having on the 18th inst. stolen an elm box, containing 18L 12s 0d, and a...
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A Grand Day Out

The following extract from the Bramford & Burstall Church Magazine of July 1898 conjures up a picture of village life in the late Victorian period. This was from a time when the main forms of transport were steam and horse powered and Bramford had its own railway...
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Theft at Bramford Hall 1799

Ipswich Journal 22nd April, 1799 "Whereas the Gardens belonging to Bramford Hall, were, on Saturday night last, entered and robbed of a large quantity of CAULIFLOWER and CABBAGE PLANTS.  A reward of TEN GUINEAS is hereby offered for discovering the offender or...
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Gambling on the highway

Suffolk Chronicle 4th October 1918 "Six Bramford labourers, named William Macdonald Brown, William George Gynn, George William Driver, Ernest Francis, Ernest William Taylor and Sydney Keeble, were charged at Needham Market last week with gaming on the highway.  Keeble...
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Fire at Messrs Packards Bramford Works

Suffolk Chronicle 27th January 1877 "Many people were awoke from their sleep on Thursday night by the continuous sounding for a long time of the steam horn at Bramford manure works, the cause of the unusual roaring being a fire which had broken out there.  The fire...
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The Bramford Angel

      It’s always sad to see any village pub close its doors for the last time especially having served the community for hundreds of years.  The Angel, at the top of The Street, has been an Inn for at least 400 years.  The earliest reference is in the Parish...
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Bramford Church an article from the Ipswich Journal 1894

The following article appeared in the Ipswich Journal of 24th February 1894 accompanied by a sketch of the church from a photograph by Mr William Vick. It is reproduced as printed complete with original spellings and what appear to be misprints.  Different fonts...
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The Great Fire of Bramford

The following article is reproduced from the Ipswich Journal of the 3rd of June 1809.   Yesterday morning, about 8 o'clock a fire broke out at a cottage in the village of Bramford, about 2 miles from this town, nearly opposite the Angel which, from the violence...
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