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. ...

100 years Ago – The Death of Captain Eustace Loraine

July 2012 marks the centenary of what was eventually to become a significant event in the history of Bramford. The Loraine family lived at Bramford Hall, inherited by Lady Frederika Mary Horatia (née Broke) from her uncle Sir George Broke of Nacton. Lady Frederika was...

The Discovery of George Cooks’ Medal

The discovery of George Cook’s medal In December of 2005 a metal detectorist from Claydon asked permission to search the grassed area behind Bramford Victory Hall.  Permission was duly granted and the following month he unearthed a medal from World War One which was...

The Bramford Great War Memorial Project

 The research is being carried out by one of the members of the group and considerable progress is being made in obtaining details of the men’s families, where they worked and their military careers. All the normally available records have been obtained from the...

George Lewis of Bramford

By David Gusterson My great-grandfather, George “Golley” Lewis of Bramford, worked on the Loraine Estate for 66 years, at Bramford Hall. He died in 1925 and from his obituary (see below) it appears that he was Florence Nightingale’s coachman during the Crimean War...

Heroes of the Great War – Captain Charles T Packard

Fisons PLC was made up of many constituent parts and had absorbed other companies over the years.  Prior to 1942 it was known as Fisons, Packard and Prentice Ltd (FPP), these three main companies having amalgamated in 1929 during the agricultural depression.  Edward...