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The Round House

To the Bramford Local History Group web site. The “Round House” shown here was adopted by the Group as its logo, it was the gatehouse to Bramford Hall. Situated at the North end of The Street and at the bottom of the long drive up to the Hall. Sadly demolished in the 1960’s.

Mr and Mrs Parker are shown outside the Round house.

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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Bramford School Roll of Honour

Surname First name/Initials Unit/Service ARCHER James 1st Essex Inf. BECKETT Chas Royal Garrison Art. BECKETT Wm Kings Royal Rifles BANHAM S R.G.A BENSTEAD H 2nd Suffolk Inf. BENSTEAD R 1st Suffolk Inf. BOWMAN J Royal Navy BREWINGTON J 3rd Suffolk Inf. CLOVER Chas...

Bramford Parish Church – The Old East Window Re-erected in Cumberland

Ipswich Evening Star 19th October 1908 It will be remembered that some time ago the three-light east window in Bramford Parish Church was removed, that a five-light window might take its place. The three-light window after removal, was passed on, by the Vicar and...

Bramford School Teachers in the Great War

Walter and Maude Vesey In 1911 Maud Mildred Told was 19 years old and an elementary school teacher living with her parents and sister (Ruth Lillian) in Emsworth Villa, Rushmere Road, Ipswich. Maud and Ruth were born in Friern Barnet and daughters of an army pensioner....

The Legend of Blood Hill

For those not familiar with this location you will find it as you travel along the Somersham road to Little Blakenham. Until a few years ago it was a land fill site operated by Suffolk County Council having previously been a chalk quarry. The hill, into...

FATAL ACCIDENT AT BRAMFORD MILL

Ipswich Journal 14 October 1876 An inquest was held on Thursday afternoon in the Board Room at the East Suffolk Hospital, touching the death of James Scott, who died on Wednesday, from the effects of injuries sustained by the falling of a sack of corn upon him, at...

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...

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...

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...

An Interview With Bert Keeble – A Series of Audio Clips

Bertie was born on the 26th February 1897. He was the son of Arthur and Sarah (née Rowland) and born while the family lived in Station Alley. These were a group of cottages that were on the site of what is now Keebles Garage and next to the original site of Bramford...

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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