Beccles, History, 1889
THE YEAR 1889

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The promotion of Captain Wilson to be Major is announced.
The Corporation appoint Mr. Alderman Smith a governor of the Leman School.
Mr. Richard Collins dies, aged 66.

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The first anniversary of the formation of the Beccles Fire Brigade is celebrated by a dinner given by
Mr. F. Hall, at te Fleece Inn.
The  first  election  of Councillors to  represent the Borough  of Beecles  on the  East  Suffolk County

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Council is held. Mr. J. K. Garrod is returned at the head of the poll, with 550 votes; Mr. J. F. Walton
is second, with 540 votes; Mr.  Edward Masters, the unsuccessful candidate, obtains 508 votes.
A fire occurs on Mr. M. W. Sparling’s premises, but is extinguished before much damage is done.

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The Rifle Volunteer Band is entertained at dinner by Captain F. W. P. Robinson, at the King’s Head
Hotel.
Mrs. Henry Eden, of Gillingham Hall, dies at her London residence, Eaton Square, in her 79th year.

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She was greatly beloved.
Florence  Ellen  Wingfield,  aged  14  years,  a  domestic  servant,  leaves  her  mistress’s  house  in  the
evening, without notice, and no tidings can be obtained of her whereabouts.

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About 40 Railway employees hold their annual dinner at the King’s Head Hotel.
Mr J. K. Garrod is elected Deputy Alderman, and his seat as Councillor is vacated.

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The second contingent of Railway employees partake of their annual dinner, generously provided by
public subscription.

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The wherry, Emerald, belonging to Messrs. Crisp & Son, is capsized in the river Waveney. during a
heavy squall.

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Henry Saville, employed as piano tuner, is apprehended on a charge of being concerned in the theft of
pianos at London, the property of Messrs. Cramer. of the value of 1200.
Mr. J.B. Corbyn dies, at his residence, Station Road, in his74th year.
Mr.  E.  Masters  is  returned  unopposed  to  fill  the  vacancy  on  the  County  Council,  caused  by  the

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election of Mr. Garrod as alderman.
Messrs. W. Flower and J. T. Ecclestone are nominated as Auditors of the borough.
A widow, named Charlotte Woolnough, aged 49, is found dead in her bed.

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Unionist meeting held at the Town Hall. Mr. W. M. Crowfoot occupies the chair; the other speakers
are Mr. Minchin  from London, and Mr. B. Haggard of Kirby Cane.
The  body  of Florence  Ellen  Wingfield  is found  near to the tannery, after  being  in the river since

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January 29.
The Annual Meeting of the Waveney Angling Club is held; officers are elected, and it is decided to
change the head-quarters of the club to the Railway Hotel, Station Road.

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The remains of Mr. Samuel Gibbs, who died aged 79. are followed to the grave by members of the
Oddfellows Club.
The Lord Bishop of the Diocese arrives at the Rectory on a pastoral visit to the town.

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The Annual meeting   held  in support  of the Church of  England  Society for Providing Homes for
Waifs and Strays. The Rev. H. P. Barrett, one of the clerical secretaries, attends as a deputation.
Henry Saville, pianoforte tuner, of Beccles, is sentenced to one year and ten months’ imprisonment

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for stealing a number of pianos, valued at 1200.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Beccles  Lawn Tennis Club,  it  is announced that  a private

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ground near the Nursery gardens has been secured for play.
A  memorial,  addressed  to  the  Beccles  Burial  Board,  is  prepared  for  signature,  asking  that  more

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suitable  accommodation than  at present  exists,  may be provided  for Nonconformist services  at the
cemetery.

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The  members  of  the  Literary  Institute  hold  their  Annual  Meeting  for  the  election  of  officers.  An
adverse balance of 53  is reported.
Mr. Robert Jarman, printer, dies, aged 78.

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The Lord Bishop holds a confirmation at the Parish Church, and 105 candidates are presented from
Beccles.
The  Caxton  Recreation  Clubs   agree  to   amalgamate  under  one  management,   and   officers  and

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committee are appointed for the ensuing year.
A Quoit Club is started in connection with the Working Men’s Club.
The  last  distribution  of  soup,  by  the  Soup  Kitchen  Committee,  is  made;  20,000  pints  have  been

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distributed during the winter, at a cost of 115 16s. 5d.
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The second anniversary of the establishment of the “Francis  Clarke” Juvenile Lodge of  Oddfellows
is made the occasion for  entertaining the members to tea, the expenses being  borne by members of

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the adult Lodge.
A  marble  clock  and  silver  biscuit  box  are  presented  to  Miss  Pemberton,  by  the  teachers  of  the

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Congregational Sunday School, on the occasion of her marriage.
The  anniversary  of  the  Rev.  L.  H.  Colls’  pastorate  of  the  Martyrs’  Memorial  Baptist  Church  is

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observed, a special sermon being preached by the Rev. O. Pung, of Norwich, followed by a tea and
public meeting.
Major Wilson is presented with a sword given by the non-commissioned officers and gunners of  No.

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8 Battery, on his promotion to the rank of Major.
A rate of 1s. 8d. in the is made for the current half .year.
Mr. James Judd. J.P., of Upper Norwood.  Liberal  candidate for North  Suffolk,  in  opposition to  Sir

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Savile Crossley, holds an enthusiastic meeting of his supporters at the Town Hall.
Lieut.  W. Read wins,  for the sixth time, the Challenge Cup provided  in  connection with G  and H
Companies, 2nd V.B.N.R., which now becomes his property. His score is 93 points.

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Hospital Friday and Saturday collections are begun and realize 53  6s. 10d.
A Conference of Clergy and Laity on “Temperance and Thrift,” is held at the Rectory Room.
The Juvenile Foresters, numbering 123, have their annual tea and entertainment, through the kindness

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of ladies and gentlemen in the town and members of the parent Courts.
Mrs. Corbyn, before leaving the town, is presented with a purse of gold, by members and friends of
the Congregational Church.

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Mrs. Susannali Dunscorabe, widow, is found dead in her bed, death being attributed to heart desease.
The shareholders of the Gas Company meet and authorize payment of a dividend of  9 per cent., and
the reduction of  gas from 4s. 5d. to 4s. 2d. per 1000 cubic feet..

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B. J. Hindes represents the Norwich District of  Oddfellows  at the Annual Meeting  of the A.M.C.,
during Whitsun week, at Hull.

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Mr.  R.  B.  Leach,  M.A.,  second  master  at  the  Fauconberge  School,  is  appointed  to  the  Head-
mastership of the Henry Smith School, Hartlepool.

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The Rev. W. H. Muncaster, M.A., B.D., celebrates the close of the first year of his pastorate of the
Congregational Church by inviting 300 friends to a conversazione.

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At the Annual Meeting  of  Subscribers to the National  Schools, a  very satisfactory report from the
Government Inspector is read. The need for new subscribers is pointed out.
The Beceles Artillery Volunteers  go into  camp  at Yarmouth for the  Whitsun  holidays. Abnormally

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heavy rains fall on Sunday night and Monday. and most of the men are obliged to return home on the
Tuesday, after experiencing most unpleasant weather.
Trinity Sunday  is  observed  as “Hospital  Sunday,”  at the Parish Church. The offertories  amount to

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20: Congegational Church, 7 13s. 2d.; Baptist, 2 14s; Wesleyan, 1 2s.; Primitive Methodist, 1.
Private H. Tilney scores 99 out of  a possible  105 in the second shoot of the  Suffolk Twenty Club;
Lieut. W. Read, 98; Corporal Smith, 97.

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Mr. Francis Calver, class-leader, society steward, and for 25 years local preacher in connection with
the Primitive Methodist, dies.
Mr. T. Plowman Angell passes the final examination of the Incorporated Law Society.

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Lieut.-Col. Buxton, commanding 2nd Volunteer Battalion, makes his annual inspection of  G and H
Companies, and congratulates them on their numbers and efficiency.
Ernest   Saunders,   of  the  Board   School,   and  H.   Smith,   of  the   Leman   School,  are   elected   by

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examination to vacant Leman Scholarships.
At the Annual Meeting of the Governors of Beccles Hospital, a deficit of 60 17s. 8d. is announced.
It  is  decided  to  alter  the  rule  which  renders  retiring  members  of  the  committee  ineligible  for  re-

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election, and the existing committee is re-appointed.
The foundation stone of St. Benet’s Priory is laid on the Grange Estate. St. Mary’s Road.

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The Annual Sale of Work for the Church Missionary Society realizes 70.
The Caxton Amateur Athletic Club Sports are held for the ninth season, and are the most successful

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of the series.
Mr. W. J. Rix is gazetted Second Lieutenant, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.

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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Suffolk is held at Beccles, after an interval of about 25 years. About
110  officers and brethren  are present. The masonic  ceremonies  are held  at the Town Hall,  and the
banquet is provided in the Corn Hall, after service at the parish Church.

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The Beccles Artillery  Volunteers  are  inspected  by Col.  Shuttleworth, R.A. The  Inspecting Officer
said he should have great pleasure in making a favourable report of the Battery.

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The B.A. degree is conferred upon Mr. F. C. Woods, of Exeter College; Mr. W. M. Woods had won a
similar distinction.

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Lieut. W. Read  and Privates R.  & H. Tilney represent G and H Companies  at Wimbledon.  Lieut.
Read and Priv. H. Tilney each win a prize of 2.

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The Anniversary and Installation Meeting of the Apollo Lodge of Freemasons, No. 305, is held, and
Bro. A. R. Scott, P.G. Steward, Suffolk. is installed W.M.

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On the  occasion  of the Church  Sunday  School treat, the  class  of senior  boys present Mr. Hopson
(Superintendent)
framed.

with  a  photographic  view  of  the  interior  of  the  Parish  Church,  handsomely  
1889

The Artillery Volunteers, having instituted a Carbine Shooting Club, hold their first competition, and
Sergt. Edwards makes the highest score. 53 points.
It  is  announced  in  a  local  paper  that  Mr.  H.  Cutting,  who  is  studying  at  the  Royal  Academy  at

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Antwerp, had secured a very high aggregate in his first year’s examination, being second and third in
drawing, and sixth in painting, and that three
Mr. William Plowman Garrod, of  St. Peter’s House, eldest son of Mr. John King Garrod, dies after a

of his pictures were exhibited on the Academy walls.
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short illness at Scarborough, aged 47.
The funeral of Mr. W. P. Garrod takes place; the body being followed to the cemetery at Beceles by
the  Mayor  and  Corporation  of  the  borough,  relations,  the  workmen  at  the  tannery,  and  many

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inhabitants of the town. The service was choral.
Moses  Elliott,  of  Stanhoe,  Norfolk,  aged  16,  employed  at  the  Beccles  railway  station  is  drowned
while bathing in the River Waveney. Herbert Nursey, son of Mr. Nursey. stonemason, dived for the

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body, which had sunk in about twelve feet of water, and at  the inquest the Coroner and jury praised
him for the promptitude  and courage he showed in this and in the rescue of a boy from drowning a
few days previously.

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Prize day is observed at Fauconberge School, the prizes were distributed by the Rev. Canon Raven.
D.D.. rector of Fressingfield.  O. F. Diver is named as Fauconberge Scholar for 1889.

1889

Swimming matches are held in connection with the Caxton   Athletic Club, the prizes being won by
A. Woolner and J. Cutler, in the 300 yards’ handicap, and by F. Woolner and W. Sutton in  the race

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for boys under 16.
During a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by a torrent of rain, Mr JC Read’s house in Ravensmeer,

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is struck by lightning, two large holes being made in the roof.
A Carbine Competition between the Beccles and Southwold Batteries of Artillery Volunteers results
in favour of  

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Beceles by 11points.
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Col.  Wood,  C.B.,  Commanding  9th  Regimental  District,  inspects  G  and  H  Companies,  Rifle
Volunteers, and expresses
The success of the Annual Flower Show, fixed for to-day, is spoilt financially, owing to a steady rain,

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himself as extremely well-pleased with their appearance. and drill.
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which begun  about an  hour before the public were  admitted,  and  continued, with  one or two brief
intervals, till after closing time. A loss of 20 is thus incurred. The exhibits in almost all classes are
exceptionally good.

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The Fire Brigade  are  called to  a  fire at  Ellough Hall, where  a large  haystack had  caught  fire from
over-heating, endangering four or five other stacks.
A  Sale  of  Work  is  opened  in  behalf  of  the  fund  for  erecting  new  schoolroom  and  class-rooms,

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adjoining the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel. The sale is continued over three days, realizing 50.
The  Suffolk  County  Rifle  Asseciation  commences  its  29th  Annual  Meeting  at  Beccles.  Private
H.Tilney wins the first prize, given by the Suffolk Twenty Club, and several association prizes; Lieut.

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W. Read, Corporal C. H. Smith, Privates R. Tilney and A. Edwards also win prizes.
The Town Council hold their fourth quarterly meeting, and pass bills amounting to 1394  12s. 2d.
also  a tender for  150 tons  of  granite  at  12s.  6d. per ton;  and the tender  of Mr.  E. Hindes  for the

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construction of a sewer in St. Mary’s Road for 170,
The Fire Brigade are called to a fire at Mr. S. Le Grice’s farm at North Cove. A stack of hay and the

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outbuildings, with
Mr. WG. Sayer is elected secretary of the Working Men’s Co-operative Society, at a salary of about

the exception of the riding stables, are destroyed.
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36 per annum.
Lieut. B. S. Poyser, of the Rifle Volunteers, resigns his commission.

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A new stained  glass window to the  memory  of the  deceased husband  and  only son  of Mrs. J. R.
Crowfoot, is erected in the Parish Church.
The Artillery Volunteers hold their Annual Carbine Prize Shooting. The highest score is 60, out of a

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possible 70, made by Sergt. A. Balls.
A mail for London is despatched by the 8.31 a.m. train, to be continued daily.

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Mr. S. D. Waddy, Q.C., M.P.,  delivers  his Presidential address  as  President of the Beccles  Liberal
Association, subject: “The  Irish Question.”  Lord John Hervey presides,  and Mr.  James Judd, J.P.,

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Liberal candidate for North Suffolk, is present.
G and H Companies, 2nd V.B.N.R., hold their Annual Prize Shooting. Private A. Edwards makes the

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highest score, 61 out of a possible 70.
The 2nd V.B.N.R. hold their Annual Prize Meeting on the Beccles Range. Lieut. W. Read carries off

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the  championship;  a  team  of  H  Company  wins  the  bugle;  two  teams,  representing  G  and  H
Companies,  win  two  of  the  three  field-firing  prizes,  and  individual  prizes  are  carried  off  to  the
aggregate value of 18 6s.

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The Memorial Stone of a new Sunday Schoolroom and class rooms is laid by Mr. James Judd, JP. It
is announced that subsriptlons amounting to 581 has been received.
The  committee  of the  Science  and Art Classes  decide to re-open the  classes for the winter.  In the

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session for 1888—89, there were 45 students; 26 sat for examination and gained five first-class and
15 second-class certificates.
The Fire Brigade  are summoned to  St. Andrew’s Church, which had been set on fire  by a maniac,

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from the United States, who said he chased the devil into a box (in the steeple) and set fire to him.
The church building is preserved, but the interior of the tower is destroyed and the four bells fall in a
molten state.

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The Fire Brigade are called to extinguish a burning haystack, on Water Heath Farm. Aldeby.
A silver medal, for conspicuous bravery in attempting to save two young persons from drowning. is
presented to Herbert Nursey, son of Mr. S. Nursey, stonemason, at a meeting of “Love and Unity,”

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Lodge, I.O.G.T. The medal had been awarded by the Society of the “Golden Cord.”
A fire occurrs at the house occupied by Mr. S. Welham, in Blyburgate Street. The Fire Brigade are
summoned, and extinguish the fire in a short time.

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The Waveney Angling Club hold their Annual Dinner. It is reported that 20 new members had joined
the club.

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The death of Mr. H. Newson, M.R.C.V.S., occurs. at 6.30 p.m., as the result of an accident—a young
horse he was riding on the 15th October having fallen upon him and kicked him.

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Mayor entertains the Firemen, Postmen, Corporation employees, and other public workers to a dinner
at the King’s Head Hotel.

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The house and premises known as the Waveney Wine and Spirit Stores. for many years occupied by
the late Mr. B. Buck, are put up for sale by public auction, and purchased by Mr. Morse for 830.
A lad 18 years of age, named Charles Benns, is accidentally drowned in the River Waveney, while

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trying to get a pail of water from the river.
A disorderly Unionist meeting is held at the Town Hall, Mr. W.M. Crowfoot in the chair, when Sir
Savile Crossley addresses his constituents.

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The Working Men’s Club hold their  annual meeting. A  good balance sheet is reported,  and a  large
increase of membership. Officers and committee are re-elected.
Inquest on Mr. H. Newson is held; verdict of “ Accidental Death” is returned.

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The Salvation Army entertain upwards of 230 children to a “Penny Tea.”
Last  day  of  nominations  to  Town  Council.  Six  candidates  appear  in  the  list,  three  of  whom  are
retiring Councillors.

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A meeting in connection with the Caxton Amateur Athletic Club is held, and a score or more prizes
awarded by the committee are distributed by Major Wilson.
As the  result  of the polling to  elect four members of the Council, Mr. H. W. Cutting  obtains 405

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votes; Mr. A. K.
Herbert  Dawson  Nursey  is  presented  by  the  Mayor  with  the  honorary  testimonial  of  the  Royal
Humane Society on vellum,  

Hockey, 395; Mr. M. F. Buck, 332; Mr. C. Mitchell, 311; Mr. Larkman, 286.
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for  having at  great personal risk  gone to the rescue  of Moses
Elliott, who was drowned on August 1st.
A rate of 2s. 3d. in the for the current half-year is made.

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Major  Wilson   is  unanimously  elected  Mayor,   and  Messrs.  B.  Masters   and  J.  P.   Walton   are
unanimously re-elected Aldermen of the borough.

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An abstract  of the borough  receipts  and  expenditure  is published  for the year  ended  September 1.
Receipts, 3952, including 1600 raised by rate; expenses, 3716.

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Brigade  are  called to  an  outbreak  of fire  near Mr. R. J. Read’s  mill. A straw stack  is  consumed,
valued at 20.
The  new Roman Catholic Mission  is opened by  celebration  of Mass  in a temporary  chapel  at  St.

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Benet’s Priory, in
of Bungay, take part in the

course of erection in St. Mary’s road. Dom H. B. Ford, resident priest and R. Guy,
service,  at  which  members  of  the  church  are  present  from  Bungay,
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Lowestoft, Yarmouth, and neighbourhood.
Mr. N. Shade dies, suddenly, aged 69.

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The  Choral   Society  perform  The  Messiah  at  the  Town  Hall,  with  orchestral   accompaniment.
Principals: Madame Isabel

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George (soprano), Miss Acton (contralto), Mr. H. Clinch (tenor), Mr. W.
Webster (bass), Mr. Tuddenham (leader of the band), Mr. W. H. Williamson (conductor). The chorus
numbers upwards of 50 voices. There is a crowded “house.” and the performance is a grand success.

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George Goffin, waterman, aged 59, is accidentally drowned in Geldeston Dyke
HEALTH: Previous to 1874 medical relief to the needy poor was dispensed by means of voluntary
subscriptions at  a private  house opposite the Congregational Chapel in Hungate  Street,  but  in that

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year the  necessities  of the town  and  neighbourhood were more  fully supplied by the erection of  a
HOSPITAL in Fair Close, on land given by Mr John Crisp. More recently additions have been made
to the building, in which are beds for 14 inmates. Last year 61 in-patients were treated, and 291 out-

patients, the total  cost  of maintenance,  etc.,  amounting to 488. The  income was  not sufficient to
meet  the  epenses,and  therefore
maintained in an efficient manner.

increased  help  is  very  necessary,  to  enable  the  institution  to  be
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The town is supplied with  WATERWORKS, established  by a private  company in 1870. The well,
pumps, reservoirs, etc.., for the supply of water for domestic use are situated on the high level to the
south-west of the town,  on the Ringsfleld  road.  Within the last year  or two  a pumping station has

been made in Puddingmoor, near to the new Bathing place, access to the premises being obtained by
agreement  with  the  Corporation.  The  water  obtained  at  this  station  is  solely  for  street  watering,
flushing the sewers, and trade purposes; the company having hound themselves, under penalties, not

to supply it for domestic or culinary uses.
GAS still holds the field  as the public  and private  illuminant of the town.  It is manufactured  by  a
private company incorporated in the year 1844, with parliamentary powers to supply gas, not only to

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the inhabitants of Beccles, but also to Barsham, Gillingham, Geldeston, Ringsfleld, and Worlingham
The price of gas to private consumers has been reduced to 4s 2d. per 1,000 feet. By agreement with

the Urban Sanitary Authority, the ordinary public lamps are lighted from sunset to about 11 p.m. at
1d. 1/2d per lamp per night; and the all-night lamps from sunset to sunrise, at 3d.

per lamp per night,
this arrangement extending over ten months of the year, commencing 1st of August. The lighting of
the Swine’s Green district is effected by oil lamps, at a cost of about 20 per annum.

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The public buildings in the town, other than those already mentioned, are the TOWN HALL, CORN
EXCHANGE,   “OLD   TOWN   HALL,”   now   used   as   a   PUBLIC   LIBRARY   &   LITERARY
INSTITUTE, the GAOL, and the handsome BANK in the New Market, erected by Messrs. Gurneys,

Birkbeck,  Barclay  and  Co.  Concerning  the  Town  Hall  [now  the  PUBLIC  HALL],  it  may  be
mentioned that  it forms the security under  a tontine  bond  for  500 advanced  in the year  1820  in
consideration of the payment of 5 per  cent,  interest so long  as  any one of the nominees mentioned

therein survives. There are at present nine survivors, all of them of advanced age. In  about the year
1819, a large sum of money was expended in and about the building, and in consideration thereof the
Corporation ordered that it should be henceforth kept entirely for the purpose of holding balls therein.

This order was varied, three years later, to the extent that the Portreeve was allowed to hold his feast
there,  “he  taking  every  precaution  to  prevent,  as  much  as  possible,  any  damage  to  the  room,  by
having the floor well covered with sawdust, the curtains taken down, and the covers of the benches

removed,  and the tables not screwed  or  nailed to the floor.”  Since then the uses  of the Assembly-
room,” as it was styled till within the last few years have been increased, and it has been generally
available for public meetings and entertainments. Within the last two years a considerable amount has

been spent  in re-seating the  gallery, providing  better  means  of  exit,  improved lighting, and  general
renovation of the interior.
The CORN HALL, situate  at the back of Messrs.  Lacon’s Bank  and private dwelling  house  of the

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cashier, which front Exchange Square, was formerly used as a theatre, Mr. Fisher’s company paying
frequent  visits  to  the  town.  It  is  now  used  for  market  purposes,  and  occasionally  for  political

meetings.  As  regards  the  “Old  Town  Hall,”  close  to  the  parish  church,  its  exterior  has  been
considerably altered in fitting the building for modern uses, while in the interior scarcely a vestige of

the  old  time,  when  it  was  used  as  a  court  of  justice  and  as  a  civil  court,  remains.  The  building
formerly  belonged  jointly  to  the  county  authority  and  the  Corporation  of  the  Borough;  the  latter

purchased  the  county  share  some  years  ago,  and  subsequently  adapted  the  building  for  a  public
library and newspaper reading room, dividing it into two portions, which are rented by the Directors
of the Public Library Company and the Committee of the Literary Institute respectively.

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The OLD HOUSE of CORRECTION has not been used as a gaol during the last quarter century or
more. Until the year 1879, however, it retained all the accessories of a prison, and in the court yards

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could be seen the treading wheel, pump, etc., which provided  the “hard labour” of that period. In the
year above mentioned alterations were made in the prison building, the governor’s bedrooms and the

old chapel being converted into a spacious court-house, the left and right wings remaining very much
as before, for the residence of the local police, and a lock-up for prisoners needing detention for a few

days  on  remand.  The  outbuildings  were  all  removed,  and  part  of  the  property  sold  for  building
purposes, the row of cottages known as “Dacre Place” occupying the site. Police courts and county

courts  are  now  held  at  the  court  house.  A  small  building  in  Smallgate  Street  contains  muniment
chamber, wherein are stored the records of the old Corporation; here also is the Council Chamber ,
used jointly by the Feoffees and the Corporation, the former having the priority.

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The estate of the Corporation is not the only land held in trust for the benefit of the inhabitants. The
income from the FEOFFMENT ESTATE, however, is mainly devoted to charitable objects, the trust,
strictly speaking,  being for “the  benefit, profit,  and  common utility of the  inhabitants of Beccles.”

The  Feoffees  have  set  apart  a  considerable  portion  of  the  land  at  their  disposal  in  quarter-acre
allotments, which are let at moderate rentals to deserving working-men of the town. The income from
this and other sources is devoted to helping the needy in the shape of coals, blankets, etc., and to such

philanthropic objects as commend themselves to the Feoffees.
ALMSHOUSES   for  the  reception  of   aged  widows  in   reduced   circumstances   are   situated   in
Puddingmoor  and Fair Close. It was  suggested  in the Jubilee year of Her Majesty that  additional

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almshouses should be  erected  as  a suitable memorial of the Queen’s reign,  but while the  need was
recognised, it was more generally thought that the Hospital was in greater need, and so an opportunity
was missed of adding to the few alms-houses possessed by the town. There are several other charities.

Robert Girling, at one time Portreeve, by his will, dated 23rd of May, 1676, gave the sum of 50 to
the Corporation, to the intent they “shall yearly and every year for ever, pay unto the Churchwardens
of ye s’d towne of Beccles, for ye tyme being, three pounds, for and towards ye putting out of some

poore  child  of  ye  said  town,  an  apprentice.”  In  grateful  acknowledgement  of  which  “so  great  a
kindness” the Corporation “unanimously agreed,  condescended, and ordered that the will should  be

entered  verbatim  amongst  the  records  of  the  Corporation,  and  there  to  remain  open,  “y’t  thereby
future  ages may take notice  of this so  charitable  an  act  and p’son,  and praise God for so  noble  a

benefactor.” A LYING-IN CHARITY has its head-quarters in Hungate Lane. WARD’S LEGACY of
2 12s. yearly, provides the means for doling out a certain quantity of bread every Sunday to the aged

poor  who  attend  the  parish  church;  there  is  a  DISTRICT  VISITORS’  PROVIDENT  FUND  for
distribution to the poor; the Churchwardens and Rector have the dispensing of coals, etc., purchased
with the sacramental alms, and also of the RUSSELL-LOYNES CHARITY, which provides a sum of

20 yearly for the purchase  of  coal for twenty of the deserving poor, irrespective  of  denomination.
There  are  also  clothing  and coal  clubs. The rent of the HERMITAGE INN near the  bridge,  of the
STAITHE, and of the POOR’S PIGHTLE, produce an income which is spent in repairs to the fabric

of  the  parish  church,  while  the  rent  of  a  small  piece  of  land  forming  part  of  the  sale  ground  in
Blyburgate Street called the CLERK’S PIECE goes towards paying the salary of the parish clerk.
Important marts  for the sale  of  live  and  dead stock  are  held  fortnightly  by Messrs. H. &  S. Read,

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whose  sale  ground  is  in  Blyburgate  Street,  and  by  Messrs.  G.  Durrant  &  Sons,  whose  auction
premises are near to the railway station,
Messrs.  S. Crisp &  Son have several very large maltings iii the town; Mr. C. Smith also carries on

 
 

this branch of industry.
Here Messrs.  W. Clowes &  Sons, of Duke  Street  and Charring Cross,  London,  have their  country
printing establishment, and employ 300 or more persons at these extensive works.

 
 

 
 

 
 

Messrs. S. K. & W. H. Garrod have large tannery works in Northgate Street;
an  old-established  coach  building  manufactory  is  carried  on  in  Hungate  Street;  close  by  are  the
agricultural implement works and foundry of Mr. Samuel F. Field, and in Peddar’s Lane are similar

works belonging to Mr. John Oldrin. Messrs. Elliott and Garrood are partners in the rapidly increas-
ing engineering business established near the railway station.

 
 

Messrs. Darby conduct  an  important timber trade,  and  also  of  bricks, drain pipes,  etc.,  and  coal. A
timber business has also been established here by Mr. Saul. Mr. Wm. Aldous’ pottery is situated in

Ingate Road; and not very far off are the Nursery Grounds of Messrs. T. A. Laws and Son. Since the
year 1813, the market for corn has been held on Friday.

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The area of the parish is 1892 acres; rateable value, 21,915 10s.
DIRECTORY OF TRADES AND
Beccles, History, 1889
PROFFESSIONS

Love, Alfred G..  
Nobbs, J..  

Station road  
Station road

 
 

 
 

Accountants.
Accountants.

 

Durrant & Sons,  
Read, H. & J.  

Station road  
Newgate  

 
 

 
 

Auctioneers & Estate Agents
Auctioneers & Estate Agents

 
 

Dawson, W.,  
Edwards B. E.,  

Blyburgate
Northgate

 
 

 
 

Bakers & Confectioners.
Bakers & Confectioners

 
 

Fannan, G.,  
Kerridge. O.  
King. James,  
Knights, S.,  

Ingate  
Northgate
Blyburgate
Northgate

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Bakers & Confectioners
Bakers & Confectioners
Bakers & Confectioners
Bakers & Confectioners

 
 
 

Marshall, C.,  
Money, Mrs. A. M.,  
Nightingale, T.,  

Blyburgato street 
Hungate et
Smallgate street 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Bakers & Confectioners
Bakers & Confectioners
Bakers & Confectioners

 

Real & Youngman,  
Took, H. A.,  

Ballygate st
New Market place 

 

 
 

 
 

Bakers & Confectioners
Bakers & Confectioners

Tyler, Arthur,  
Markwell, H.,  
Beales, James.  

Sheepgate street 
Blyburgate street 
Newgate street 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Bakers & Confectioners
Basket Maker.
Bill Poster.

Aldous, W. G.,  
Chenery, B. 0.,  
Dell. William,  

Blyburgate street 
Hungate street
Northgate street

 
 
Blacksmiths.

Hazell, B~.,  
Knights, James,  

Blyburgate street
Lady’s meadow

Wright, Samuel.  
Harmer, William.  

Northgate street 
Northgatdstreet  

 
 

 
 

Boat Builder.
Boat Lenders.

Mmml. G..  
Smith. William.  

Pudding moor
Bathing place, Pudding moor

Woolner. William.  
Wright, William,  

Pudding moor
Northgate street

Berry, W.,  
Borrett, Charles,  

London road 
Newgate street

 
 
Boot & Shoe Makers.

Brooks & Co.,  
Buck, James.  

Blyburgate street
Denmark road

Day, John,  
Edwards, W. A.,  

Queen’s road
Newgate street

Field, C. T.,  
Harvey. H. J.,  

New Market place
Smallgate street

Hayward. J.,  
Oakley, Henry,  
Shiplec, II.,  

Peddar’s Lane
Smallgate street
near New Market p1

Soanes, D.,  
Stannard. David,  
Stimpson, John.  
Vyse, W. II.,  

New Market place
Old Market
Saltgate street

2, Dacre place

White, Robert,  
Field, C. T..  
Scott, W. H.,  
Soanes, David,  

Manor House lane
Exchange square 
Smailgate street
New Market place

 
 
Boot Stores.

Sparling, M.,  
Spaull, W. H.,  
Workina Men’s Co-operative Association.
Darby.

New Market place
Exchange square

 

The Bridge
Market place

 
 
 
Brick & Tile Manufacturers.

Masters, E.,  
Allen, F. J.,  

Bricklayers & Builders.

Station road
Ingate street
Newgate street

 
 
 

Betts, Charles.  
Cutler, James,  

Hopson, Henry,  
JOHNSON, 0.,  

Nortligate street
near the Bridge

Wiggett, Samuel,  
Aldons, C.,  

Newgate street
Blyburgate Street 

 
 
Butchers.

Barkway, C.,  
Bell, William,  

New Market place
Blyburgate street

Copeman, Isaiah  
Copeman, W. J.,  

Blyburgate street
Northgate street

Le Grice, William,  
Moore, George,  

New Market place
Blyburgate street

Poll, C. P.,  
Woolner, William,  
Gent, Charles,  
Pells, S. F.,  

New Market place
Ingate street
Newgate street 
New Market place

 
 
Cabinet Makers.
Rand, R.,  
Blyburgate street
Beccles, History, 1889

Smith, H. B. and Son,  
Thrower, H.,  

New Market place
Horse & Groom lane

Allen, F. J.,  
Dunn, George A.,  

Station road
Caxton road

 
 
 
Carpenters & Builders.

Hindes, E. W.,  
Larke, Robert,  

Station road
Newgate street

Lockwood, J.,  
Pells Arthur,  

Fair Close
Pudding moor

Woodroffe, T. A., & Co.,  
Sarbntt, T.,  

Northgate street
Ellough road

Flegg, James,  
Huson, William,  

Hungate lane  
Fen lane

 
 
Carriers.

Aidred, D.,  
Clarke, C.,  

Ravensmeer 
Ravensmeer

 
 
Carters.

Barkway, Charles,  
Barkway.J. W.,  

Raveusmeer
Blyburgatestreet

Ford, Charles,  
Rayner, R.,  

Newgate street
London road

WILKINSON, J. & W.,  
FLOWER, W.,  

Blyburgate Street
New Market place 

 
 
Chemists.

Mayhew, C. N.,  
PLITMBLy, W.,  

Hungate street
New Market p1

WATSON, E. G. R.,  
Blyburgate st

Bean, T.Jones’ Score,  
Bean, William.,  

Northgate st
Newgate street

Chimney Sweeps.

Playford, John,  
Johnson, G.,  
Gardener, W.,  
Horsley and Sons,  

Ingate street
The Bridge
Pudding moor
Hungate st

 
 
 
Coachbuilders

.
Crisp, J., & Son,- 

Station road
 
 
 
Coal Merchants.

Darby,
Moy, Thomas,  
Robins, H. L,,  
Pells, Arthur,  

near the Bridge

Station road
Gosford road
Pudding moor

Wilkinson, J. & R.,  
Smith, C.,  
Ross, J. M.,  
Hayward, Philip,  

Blyburgate street
Nortligate street
Station rd,
Fen lane 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Coffee Rooms.
Coffee Rooms.

Lockwood,. J.,  
England, W. B..  

Smallgate street  
Smailgate street

 
 
Corn Chandlers.

Money, Mrs. A. M.,  
Chalker, Miss,  
Winter, John,  

Hungate lane
Blyburgate street
Northgate Street

Buck, M. F.,  
Aldred, David,  
Barkway, Charles,  
Barkway, James, 

St. George’s road 
Raveusmeer 
Ravensmeer
Blyburgate st

 
 

 
 

Correspondent
Cowkeepers.

Barrett, J. H.,  
Blowers, Geo.,  

Swingbridge
Pudding moor

Brand, Geo.,  
Buckingham, Win,  

Waterworks
London road

Cable, John,  
Charlish, Robt.,  

Ravensmeer
Blybiirge.te street

Chase, Win.,  
Cunningham, Henry,  

Ingate road
Castle Farm

Copeman, Fred.,  
Crawley, Geo.,  

Swine’s green
Blyburgate street

Doddington, W. H.,  
Folgate, Robt.,  

Ravensmeer
Wash lane

Finch, Ann,  
Gibbens, William,  

Newgate street
Swine’s green

Gill, H. H.,  
Harvey, John,  

Ingate road
Swine’s green

Huson, W.,  
Knights, James,  

Fen lane
Lady’s meadow

Lines. John,  
Meachen, Charles,  

Swine’s green
Ravensmeer

Moyse, William,  
Page, Robert,  

Ravensmeer
Ravensmeer

Piper, Alfred,  
Playford, John,  

Caxton road
Ingate street

Beccles, History, 1889

Read, Robert,  
Read, link R.,  

Caxton road
Ravensmeer

Read, J. C.,  
Richards, Mary Ann,  

Raveusmeer
the Common

Robinson, F. W. D.,  
Self; T., Junr.,  

Roos Hall
Ellough road

Smith, William,  
Spatchett, Mrs.,  

Pudding moor
London road

Ward, Alexander,  
Ward, Benjamin,  

Raveusmeer
Northgate street

Tyrrell, J.,  
Brooks, W.,  

Pudding moor 
New Market place 

 
 

 
 

Curiosity Shop
Draper

Cutting, W. H.,  
Hubbard, W.,  

Blyburgate street
Blyburgate street

Kittle, Mrs. L.,  
Le Grice, S.,  

Exchange square
New Market place

Ncwstead, Bros., 
Spaull, W. F.,  

New Market place
Exchange square

Price, R.,  
Amis, Miss,  

Exchange square
Northgate street 

 
 
Dressmakers.

Andrews, Miss,  
Baldiny, Miss,  

Alexandra road
St. George’s road

Bloomfield, Mrs.,  
Burton, Mrs.,   

Puddinginoor
Douglas place, 9

Coruville, Miss,  
Field, Miss E.,  

Blyburgate street
London road

Finch, Miss B.,  
Griffin, Miss,  
Hooker, Miss,  
Neave, Mrs.,  

Blyburgate street
St. George’s road
near Station road
Peddar’s lane

Piper, Mrs.,  
Reynolds, Miss,  

Caxton road
Old Market p1

Rye, Mrs.,  
Simmonds, Mrs.,  

Douglas place, 5
Smaligate street

Ward, Miss,  
Wigg, Miss,  

Fair close
Ingate street

Wright, Miss,  
Gill, William, Fair close road

Blyburgate street
Dried Flowers

Saul, Mrs. W. R.,  
Woodward. Mrs. S.,  

London road  
New Market place. 

 
 

 
 

Agency
Agency

Delf, Win.,  
Elliott & Garrood 

Northgate street  
Gosford road

 
 
Engineers.

Field, S. F., Hangate street  
Oldrin, John  

Engineers.
Peddar’s lane 

 
 

 
 

Engineers.
Engineer, manager Oldrin

Cutting, William 
Chase, Caleb,  

Peddar’s Lane 
Market street 

 
 
Fancy Repositories.

Delf. H.,  
Hallett, Mrs. M. A.,  

New Market place
Smaligate st

Knights, Miss H.,  
Legood, H.,  

Ballygate st
Ravensmeer 

 
 

 
 

Fish Curer.
Fishmongers.

Balls, Jesse,  
Paine, J.,  

Northgate street 
Blyburgate street

Paddle, H.,  
Smith. R.,  

Smallgate street
Smaligate street

Tillett, F.,  
Flower, W..  

Blyburgate street
Market place 

 
 

 
 

 
Glass & Earthenware Dealers.

Wine & Spirit Agent

Aldous, W.,  
Gower. H..  

Blyburgate street 
Raveasmeer

Loades, W. T.,  
Lockwood, C.,  

New Market place
Old Market place

Working Men’s Co-op
Alden, .L,  

Blyburgate street 
Northgate street
Bellygate street & New Market place

 
 
Greengrocers & Seedsmen.

Amis, I.,  
Balls, B..  

Boatwright. J.,  
Bradnum, Mrs..  

New Market place
Fair close

Copeman, J.,  
Edwards, Mrs. E.,  

Blyburgate street
Smaliga street

Edwards, Henry,  
Elvin. Mrs. M.,  

Smailgate street
Nortbgate street

Laws & Son,  
Knights, W..  

The Nurseries
Smallgate street

Ling, Mrs.,  
Self. T., New Market place

Old Market place
Beccles, History, 1889

Self, H. O..  
Underwood, T.,  

Caxton road
Blyburgate street

Warnes, J..  
Woolner, W.,  

Raveusmeer
Pudding moor

Woolnough, Mrs.,  
Newgate street

Ablitt, Charles,  
Block, R..  

Ravensmeer 
New Market place

 
 
Grocers.

Copeman, F.,  
Cowles, Reuben,  

Swine’s green
Blyburgate street

Gobbitt, J. W.,  
Cower, Henry,  

Newgaae street
Ravensmeer

Haverson, W.,  
Lockwood, J..  

New Market p1
Smallgate street

Lawrence, H.,  
Pearce, T. H..  

Northgate street
Blyburgate street

Spurling, C.,  
Warren, E. E.,  

Fair Close
Ingate street

Wilkinson, J. & H.,  
Woodward, N. C.,  

Blyburgate street
Station road

Woolnough, H.,  
Ecelestone. J. T..  

New Market p1
Hungate street 

 
 
Grocers & Drapers.

Gobbitt, H. S.,  
Hawes, W. C..  

Northgate street
Blyburgate street

Le Grice, S.,  
Lockwood, C.,  

New Market place
Old Market place

Smith, George.  
Working Men’s Co-op,  
Tilney & Son,  
Downing G, H.,  

Hungate street
Newgate street
Smallgate st
New Market place 

 

 
 

 
 

Gunsmiths.
Hair Dressers.

Fairhead. F., 
Smith, W.,  

Old Market place
Smallgate street

Woodward, Mrs. S.,  
Underwood, T.,  

New Market p1
Blyburgate street

Hazell, H..  
Chenery, E. 0.,  

Blyburgate street  
Hungate street

 
 
Hoe & Edge-Tool Makers.

Copeman. B.,  
Copeman. F.,  

Swine’s green 
Swine’s green

 
 
Hay Dealers.

England, W. B.,  
Gibbens, Chas.,  

Smaligate street
Blyburgate street

Gibbens, William,  
Aldred, A.,  

Swine’s green
Ballygate street  

 
 
 

 
 
 

Inn: Fox & Hounds
Inn: One Bell
Inn: Caxton Arms

Baldry, W.,  
Baldry, W. S. H.,   

Smallgate
Ravensmeer 

 

Baldry, C-., 
Barber, W.,  

Bridge street  
Old Market place 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Ship
Inn: Bear & Bells

Barkway, C.  
Barkway. 3. W.,  

Ravensmcer 
Blyburgate streetet 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Fox & Hounds
Inn: Red Lion

Beckett, W.,  
Bell, W., 

Northgate street 
Blyburgate st 

 
 

 
 

Inn:Spread Eagle
Inn: Black Boy

Bilke, Mrs.,  
Buck, E. W. T.,  

Newgate street 
Nortligate street 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Sun
Inn:

Bullen, H 
Bumstead, C 

Northgate
NMar 

 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Lord Nelson
Inn: White Horse

 
Blyburgate
Bridge Street 

Charlish, R  
Cowles, HC 

 

 
 

 

Inn: Refreshment Rooms
 

 
Inn: Hermitage
 

Inn: Malsters’ Arms

Darby, JBridge Street
Driver, Mrs E 

 
 

 
 

Sta 
NewG 
NMar 

 
 
 

Inn: Suffolk
Inn: Queen’s Head
Inn: White Swan

Drake, G 
Fuller, WE 

 
 

 
 

Fenn, AG 
Gibbens, C 

Bly 
Bly 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Crown
Inn: Rose & Crown

Hadingham, George 
Harper, WT 

Nor 
Rav 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Marquis of Granby
Inn: Royal Oak

Hall, F
Harrison, Mrs 

 

NMar 
Sma 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Falcon
Inn: Prince of Wales

Mackley, Mrs E 
Merrells, D 

Bly 
Hun 

 
 

 
 

 

Inn; Britannia Shades
Inn: Cross Keys

 
Inn: White Lion
 

Miles, J
Mouel, G 

Sma 
 

 
 

Pud 
Lon 
Sta 

 
 
 

Inn: Pickerel
Inn: Butcher’s Arms
Inn: Railway Hotel

Rayner, R 
Revell, B 

 
 

 
 

Read, J
Rye, W

 
 

Hun La 
Bal 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn: George & Dragon
Inn: Crown & Anchor

Beccles, History, 1889

Sampson, JW  
Smith, Luke 

Cax 
Bal  

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Horse & Groom
Inn: Duke

Spencer, Mrs B 
Strowger, Thomas 

Sta 
Bly 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn: Star
Inn: Fleece

Turner, SC  
Youngs, Peter 

Hun 
NMar 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn:
Inn: King’s Head

Ward, Benjamin 
Warren, W 

Nor 
Ing 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Inn:
Inn: Victoria Arms

Warren, A 
Allgar, G 

Ing 
Rav 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Red Cow
Insurance: Prudential

Buck, EWT 
Clarke, J 

Nor 
Sta 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Insurance: Royal Farmers
Insurance: Norwich Union

Cutting, WH 
Darby, EC 

Bly 
Sta 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Insurance: Sun, Fire, Life
Insurance: Commercial Union

Dixon, E 
Deck, FS 

NMar 
Lon 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Insurance: Royal Exchange
Insurance: British Mercantile

Fiske, EB 
Flower, W 

Bal 
NMar 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Insurance: Atlas & Rock Life
Insurance: Scottish Widows

Hockey, AK 
Jude, D

Bal 

 
 

 
 

 

Insurance: British Empire Mutual
Insurance: Eagle & Liverpool

St Mary 
Larkman, JP 
Nobbs, JSta 

 
Exch 

 
 
Insurance: Rock Life

 
 

 
Insurance: Norwich Union Fire

 
Bly 

Pearce, TH 
Pye, H

 
 

 
 

 

Insurance: County Fire
Insurance: Prudential

Hun Ln 

 
 
 

 
Insurance: Life Association
Insurance: Hand-in-Hand

Read, WSta 
Read, H

 
 

Bly 
Bal 

Rix, FS
Robins, HL 
Snell, RW 
Stanford, George 

 
Sta 

Sma 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Insurance: Law Fire
Insurance: North British Mercantile
Insurance: Westminster Fire
Insurance: Economic

Walton, JP 
Wilkinson, JL 

Hun 
Sta 

 

 
 

 
 

Insurance: North British Mercantile
Insurance: Railway Assurance

 

Hungate street 

Wilkinson, JQ 
Clatworthy, A. H., 

 

 
 

 
 

Insurance: County Fire
Ironmongers -

Masters, E.,  
Loades, W.T.  

New Marker place
New Market p1

Spear. W..  
Stevenson, C-.,  

Blyburgate street
Northgate 4reet

Clements, J..  
Stanuard. D.  

Blyburgare street 
Old Market place

 
 
Leather Sellers.

Scott, W. C-.- 
Tilney & Son.  

Smallgate street
Sma 

 
Puddiugmoor 
Hungate street 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Game Dealer
Lime Burner
Lithographer

Pells, Arthur,  
Jordan, A.W  

Boatwright. J -.  
Clarke. S.,  

New Market place 
Swine’s men

 
 
Market Gardeners.

Lines, J.. 
Mobbs, M.,  

Swin&s green
London road

Spratt, W..  
Woolner Ben.,  

Swine’s green
Pudding moor

Wooluer. VT..  
Hall. F.-

Pudding moor
New Market 

 
Chase, Misses,  
Pemberton, Miss A..  

 
 

 
 

Marine Stores
Milliners.

New Market place  
New Market

Bloomfield, Mrs.,  
Le Grice, S  

Pudding moor 
New Market place

 
 
Milliners & Dressmakers.

Newstead Bros.,  
Hadingham, C.,  
PELLS, N. W.,  
READ. H. J.,  

New Market place
London road 
St. George’s road
Ellough road

 
 
Millers.

Toll, C-. H.,  
Martin, H.  

Fen lane
Barsham, bridge 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Millwright
Mineral Water Manufacturer.
Nurserymen -

Lawrance, H.,  
Laws & Son,  

Station road
Grove road

 

 
New Market p1 
New Market p1

Mc Queen, A..  
Sparling. M.W..  

 
 
Outfitters.

Ward, James,  
Brundell, J. M..  

New Market place
Ballygate st  

 
 
Painters & Glaziers

Ellwood, H. H.,  
Pert. Thomas.  

Northgate st
Smallgare street

Poll, T
DARBY. A.. jun..  

A.,  

Hungate street
Sma 

 
 
 
Photographers.

Mount, Arthur F.,  
Aldons Robert,  

Station road
Exchange square 

 
 
Physicians & Surgeons.
Beccles, History, 1889

Crowfoot, W M..  
Crowfoot. E. B.,  

New market p1
Blyhurgate street

McComb, Wm T. (assist),  
Metcalfe. R. I.,  

London road
New Market place

Norman Bros & Beard  
Dixon. F.,  

New Market place  
New Market place

 
 
Piano Warehouse

Copeman, Fred.,  
Cutler. James,  
Day, William,  

Swine’s green 
Newgate street
Northgate street

 
 
Pork Butchers.

Edwards, A.,  
Kemp. George,  

Blyburgate street
Northgate street

Lockwood, .  
Merrells, David,  

Smallgate street
Hun 

Oakley, Henry,  
Simmonds, C-eo.,  

Smallgate street
Smallgate street

Smith, George.  
Smith, Luke,  

Hungate street
Ballygate street

Woodthorpe, Win.,  
Clowes & Sons, 

Northgate et
NewG 

 
Blyburgate street
Hungate street

 
 
Printers

Jarman, A. G.,  
Jordan, A. W.,  

Piper. William,  
Branford, J. S.,  

Northgate street  
Blyburgate st 

 
 

 
 

Rope & Twine Manuufacturer
Saddlers.

Frankland, R.,  
Frankland, W.,  

New Market place
Blyburgate street

Angell, G. B.,  
Copeman & Cadge.  
Dowsett, F. J.,  
Larkman, J. P.,  

Blyburgate street 
Smailgate st
Smailgate street
New Market place

 
 
Solicitors.

Rix, F. S.,  
Boar, W. D 

New Market place
 St. George’s road 

 
 
Stationers, Bookbinders, &o.

Chase, C..  
Dixon, Mrs. E.,  

Market street.
New Market p1

Jordan, A. W.,  
Clowes & Sons, Newgate st

Hungate street
Steretypers

Jordan, A. W.,  
Allen, F.,  
Nursey, C.,  

Hungate street
Station road
Station road

 
 
 
Stonemasons.

Cross, W. G.,  
Cracknell, J.,  

Ballygate street 
Blyburgate street

 
 
Tailors

Petersen, C. C.,  
Scott & Son,  

Smaligate street
New Market place

Stimpson, H.,  
Shiplee, B.,  

Saltgate street
near Newgate street

Thurling, A.,  
Aggas, Miss,  

Horse & Groom lane
Smaligate street 

 
 
Teachers of Music

Bette, Miss H.,  
Ecelestone, Miss,  

Gosford road
London road

Hayes, Mrs. T.,  
Kerridge, Miss,  

Northgate street
Pudding moor

MeCullock, Miss,  
NicolE Miss,  

Smaligate street
London road

Stockdale, Mrs.,  
Williamson, W. H.,  

Fair Close road
Station road

Darby,
Saul, Thomas. & Son,  

 

the Bridge
Quay  

 

 
 

 
 

Timber Merchants
Tinmen & Gasfitters.

 
near Douglas place
Hungate street

Buck, W. R.,  
Clatworthy. A. P.,  

LOADES. W, T.,  
Norman, Robert S.,  

New Market p1
Dacre place

Spear, William,  
Cleveland,  

Blyburgate street
Blyburgate street  

 
 
 

 
 
 

Veterinary Surgeons
Veterinary Surgeons
Watchmakers

Smith. F. Percival,  
Bowles & Son.  

Bridge street 
Hungate street 

Knights, George,  
Read. Jonathan,  

Smaligate street
New market p1

Allen, F. J.,  
Chilvers, W. J.,  

Station road  
Caxton road

 
 
Well Sinkers
F

Fairhead, Walter,  
Mills, James, 

Blyburgate st  
Ingate street

 
 
Wheelwright
Beccles, History, 1889

Buck, E. W. T.,  
Pearce, T. H.,  

Northgate street 
Blyburgate st

 
 
Wine & Spirit Merchant
Walton, J. P.,  
Hungate street
Beccles, History, 1889

Abel, A. W.,  
Aggas, Miss.  

Fair close
Smailgate street

Ainsworth, H.,  
Aidred, Rev. A.,  

Old Market
$Worlingham

Aldred. Miss,  
Aldous. P.,  

Station road
Exchange square

Allen. F. J.,  
Anderson, Mrs..  

Station road
Nortbgate street

Angell. G. B.,  
Arnfleld, J. D.,  

Blyburgate street
Alexandra road

Arnold, Rev. F. M.,  
Ashby, W. J.,  

$Riugsfield
Station road

Bamfcrth, H. A.,  
Banhain. Mrs.,  

Northgate st
$Geldeston

Barber, Miss E. B.,  
Barne, Col. St. John,  

Hungate st
$Dunwich. and Sotterley Hall

Bee, T., Alexandra road
Beckett. W. F. E.,  

Northgate street
Walk
St. George’s road

Beckham, Mrs.,  
Bellingliam, H.,  

Bellward. H. XV.,  
Beverley, S.,  

London road
Station road

Blackett, Dr..  
Block, P. 5.,  

$Wangford
New Market place

Bond, C-. J.,  
Bowers. 0. H..  

Exchange square
Frederick’s place

Boyce, H..  
Boycott, Rev. E.,  
Boycott, Rev. W. D.,  
Branford, J. S.,  

Ballygate street
Blyburgate street,  
$Burgh St. Peter
Blyburgate street

Kilbrack

Brooks, W.,  
Brown, Mrs.,  

New Market place
Ingate street

Browne, Rev. R.,  
Brundell, J. M.,  

$Ellough Hall
$Gillingliam

Buck, Mrs. C.,  
Buck, E. W. T.,  

Northgate street
Northgate street

Buck, M. F.,  
Buck, J. M.,  

St. George’s road
St. George’s road

Buckenham, W.,  
Callwell, WH 

London road
Pud 

Waveney House
Nortligate street
$Haddiscoe

Capon, J.,  
Carman, A.,  

Catterinole. A. W.,  
Causton. Mrs.,  

Denmark road
St. George’s road

Chase, Mrs.,  
Chaston, A..  

New Market place
Blyburgate street 

Oakley House

Chenery, E. O.,  
Chester, H. H.,  

Huagate street
Station road

Church, VT.,  
Clarke, J.,  

Fair close
Station road

Sta 08
Station road
Hungate street

Clarke, VT. H.,  
Clatworthy. A. H.,  

Cleveland. Mrs.,  
Clowes, Rev. J. H.,  

Blyburgate street
$Weston

Coates, Rev. A.,  
Colman, Caleb,  

$Barshani Rectory
$Toft Monks

Colman, James,  
Collisson, C. F. H.,   

$Henstead
$Mettingham 

The Castle

Colls, Rev. L. H.,  
Cook, C. L. S.,  

Hungate street
Frederick’s place

Copeman, I.,  
Cowles, Miss,  

Blyburgate street
Northgate street

Cowan, D. T.,  
Cowles, H.,  

Station road
Blyburgate street

Crisp, J.,  
Crisp, J. E., 

Hungate street
Ballygate street 

Homefield House

Crisp, Mrs. Read,  
Crisp, Mrs. C-.,  

Blyburgate street
Station road

Cross, C-W.,  
Cross, W. G-.,  

Station road
Ballygate street

Crowfoot, Mrs. J. H.,  
Crowfoot, Miss M.,  

Saltgate street 
Ballygate st

Osborne House

Crowfoot, W. M.,  
Crowfoot, E. B.,  

Walk
Blyburgate street

Beccles, History, 1889

Cunningham, H.,  
Curteis, Rev. T. S.,  

Castle Farm
$Brampton

Catting, H. W..  
Cutting, W.,  

Blyburgate street
Peddar’s lane

Dainpier, Rev. A.,  
Darby, A. W,  

$Gillingham
$Gillingham

Darby, EC,  
Dashwood~ H.,  

Station road
$Geldeston

Deck, F. S..  
Delf, W-,  

London road
Northgate street

DeIf, W. H..  
Dewe, Rev. Robt.,  

New Market place
Station road

Dowson, Miss,  
Dowson, ET 

$Geldeston
$Geldeston

Drake, Miss M.,  
Draper, the Misses,  

St. George’s road
$Shipineadow

Dowe, J.,  
Dowsett, F. J.,  

Saltgate street
Smallgate street

Hooker, J.,  
Ecclestone, Miss,  

near Station road
London road

Ecclestone J.T.,  
Edwards, H.,  

Hungate street
London road

Egar Rev. WJ..  
Elliott, W.,  

$Geldeston
Fair close

Field, C. T.,  
Field, S. F.,  

Fair close
Hungate street

Fiske, E. B.,  
Flower, W.,  
Ford, Dom H. B.,  
Foulsham. Mrs. N.,  

Ballygate street
New Market place
St Mary’s Road 
Hungate st

St. Benet’s priory

French, Rev. VT. D.,  
Freeland, Col.,  

$Ellingham
$Toft Monks

Garden, J. L.,  
Garrard, VT.,  

$Redisham Hall
London road

Garrod, Mrs. T.,  
Garrod, W. H.,  

London road
Northgate street

Garrod, J.K.,  
Garrod, J.,  

Ingate Road
Station road

The Grove”

Leavold, Mrs.,  
Geer, C.,  

Station road
Station road

Gedge, Rev.,  
Gillett, Rev J 

$Barnby
$Aldeby

Girling, Mrs.,  
Girling, Miss,  

near London road
Station road

Goodwyn, F. C-.,  
Goff, WVB.,  

Gosford road
Station road

Goffin, WJ.,  
Goffin, F. J.,  

Ravenameer
Gosford road

Gooch, Sir A.. S.,  
Goode, Mrs.,  

$Henstead Hall
Station road

Gowen, A. C-.,  
Green, John,  

Denmark road
Hungate street

Green, James,  
Green, Mrs. B.,  

London road
Station road

Hadingham, C.,  
Hale, C. E.,  

London road
Alexandra road

Harmer, H. E.,  
Harmer, W.,  

Ballygate street
Northgate street

Harvey, Miss,  
Harvey, Miss B. H.,  

London road
London road

Haverson, W.,  
Hayward, P.,  

New Market place
Ravensmeer

Hickling, Rev. B. C-.,  
Hindes, B. VT.,  

$Frostenden
Station road

Hockey, A. K.,  
Holland, Mrs.,  

Ballyga~e street
Fair close

Holmes, Mrs. A.,  
Holmes, Mrs. B.,  

St. George’s road
St. George’s road

Homes, Mrs.,  
Hopson, H.,  

Station road
Northgate street

Hurnard, Mrs.,  
Hussey, G-. H.,  

$Geldeston
Gosford road

Ireland, Rev. F.,  
Johnson, Mrs. E. E.,  

$Ellough
Station road

Beccles, History, 1889

Johnson, Mrs.,  
Jones, Mrs. GW.,  

Old Market
New Market p1

Jones, Mrs. S. S.,  
Jude, D.,  

London road
St. Mary’s road

Kenyon, J. C-., 
Kerrich, Capt. W. F.,  

$ Gillingham Hall
$Geldestori

Jock’s Lodge
Pudding moor
Station road

Kerridge, Miss B..  
King, R. A.,  

Knights, C.,  
Larkman, J. P.,  

London road
Exchange square

Lawrance, H. C-.,
Laws, W.,  

 

Station road
Walk

Laws, T. A.,  
Le Grice, S.,  

Grove road
New Market place

Le Grice, W.,  
Lister, Mrs.,  

New Market place
$North CoveThe Hall

Llewellyn, Rev J 
Long, Mrs., $Geldeston

$Sotterley

Love, A C-.,  
Maddle, Mr.,  

Station road
Northgate street

Mann, H.,  
Martin, E.,  

$Ashman’s Hall
Frederick’s road

Martin, F.,  
Masters, B.,  

Station road
Northgate street

Mayhew, Mrs.,  
Mayhew, C. N.,  

Station road
Hungate street

McComb, WT.,  
MeCulloch, Miss,  
McQueen, A.,  
Metealfe. H. I. 

London road
Smallgate street
New Market place
Walk

Mickleburgh, A. E.,  
Mitchell, C.,  

Denmark road
London road

Mount, A. E.,  
Mullett, J.,  

Station road
St. George’s road

Muncaster, Rev. W. H.,  
Neville, Mrs.,  

Station rd
$Mettingham

Newstead, Bros.,  
Nicoll, Miss,  

New Market p1
London road

Nightingale, T,  
Noad, Mrs.,  

Smallgate street
Station road

Nobbs, J.,  
Norman, Mrs.,  

Station road
London road

Nursey, C.,  
Oldrin, J.,  

Station road
Stati6n road

Palmer, JS,  
Palmer, A. J.,  

St. George’s road
$Haddiscee

The Hall
Pudding moor 
Blyburgate street

Parker, C. F., 
Parker, Miss,  

The Grotto

Parker, the Misses,  
Pearson, C-.,  

St. Mary’s rd
London road

Peachey, F. T,  
Pearce, ‘T H.,  

London road
London road

Pells, N.,  
Pells, N. W.,  

Walk
St. George’s road

Pells, A.,  
Pert, T,

Pudding moor

Smaligate street
Prankerd, Rev. J.,  
Poll, C. P.,  

$Redisham
Ballygate street

Poll, T A.,  
Raven, Rev. J. H.,  

Hungate street
St. Mary’s

Read, H.,  
Read, J..  

Blyburgate street
$Carlton Colville

Read, H. J.,  
Read, W.,  

Ellough road
Station road

Read, Jonathan,  
Read, Mrs. J.,  

New Market p1
St. George’s road

Riches, J.,  
Rix, F. S,,  

London road
Ballygate street

Rix, S. W.,  
Robins, H. L.,  

Saltgate street
Station road

Robinson, F. W. D., 
Robson, Mrs. J. H.,  

Roos Hall”
Frederick’s road 

The Hollies

Rose, W.,  
Rowsell, Rev. J.,  

Station road
The Rectory

Beccles, History, 1889

Saul. W H.,  
Scott, Rev. CT,  

London road
$Shadingfield

Scott, A. H.,  
Shade, Mrs.,  

London road
Station road

Shardalow, Mrs.,  
Sillett. Mrs.,  

Smaligate street
$Barsham

Sims, G.,  
Smith, C. Percival,  

Fair close
Ravensmeer

Smith, Clifford,  
Smith, H. B. & C. H.,  

Northgate street
Rook’s lane

Smithers, J.,  
Snell, RW.,  

London road
St. George’s road

Soanes, D.,  
Sparling. M. W.,  

New Market place
New Market p1

Spaull, W F.,  
Stacey, Mrs. M. I.,  

Sheepgate street
London road

Stanford, Mr. C-. A.,  
Stanford, Mrs. W.,  

Smailgate st
Old Market

Steel, S..  
Steer, W.,  

London road
Northgate street

Stockdale, H. L.,  
Suckling, Rev. M. S.,  

Fair close
$Shipmeadow

Suggate, Mrs.,  
Tallent. Mrs.,  

Hungate street
Mettingham

Tearle, Rev. B.,  
Thompson, S.,  

$Stockton
Walk

Thornhill, E.,  
Thwaites, C.,  
Tillett, Miss,  
Tilney. H..  

$Geldeston
Station rena
Station road
Smallgate street

Toll, H.,  
Toll, G. H.,  

Blyburgate street
Ravensineer

Took, H. A.,  
Townrow, Mrs.,  

New Market place
St. George’s road

Tracy, Miss M. F.,  
Tracy, Miss A.,  

Blyburgate st
New Market place

Upcher, Rev. A.,  
Utley, Mrs.  

Kirby Cane
Alexandra road

Vertigen, J.,  
Wace, Rev. A.,  

Denmark read
$Haddiscoe

Walton, J. P.,  
Watson, E. C-. H.,  

Hungate street
Blyburgate st

Webb, J.,  
Whitaker, Rev. C-. A.,  

London road
$Henstead

Wilkinson, J. L.,  
Williamson, W. H.,  

Sta 
Station read

Railway station

Wilson, T,  
Wood, Rev. J.,  

London road
$St. Andrew’s

Woodroffe, T. A.,  
Woods, A.,  

Northgate street
Grove rd

Ingate Lodge
Station road
Blyburgate street

Woods, Mrs.,  
Woolner, Miss,  

Woolner, H.,  
Woolnough, C-.,  

Ravensmeer
Sheepgate street

Woolnough, H.,  
Woolnough, B.,

New Market place
Frederick’s place

 
Wright, W. A.,  
London road