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...

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...