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...

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...

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...