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...

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...