for Duty at Home
Mr C CLIFTON, railway booking clerk, joined Lord Compton’s Mounted Infantry for Active Service
Isolation Hospital [This did not seem to have happened]
WAR FUND: Collections in the Parish Church raised £61 10s
Lane (Womack Brooks)
MAYOR’S PARTY to aged inhabitants in Town Hall.
NATIONAL SCHOOL: Mrs Anderson retired as Headmistress after 36 years. She is given a purse of
£20 by Managers & Friends.
DEATH of Mrs TA LAWS, widow of Thomas Laws, 4 times Mayor in 1861/62, 1862/63, 1871/72,
1872/73; Activbe in Temperance Movement, established with her husband first Band of Hope, ... one
especially missed by many of the aged poor to whom she did many acts of kindness. Died at the
INSPECTOR LINGLEY promoted to Superintendent, after 23 years service, 7 at Beccles.
CHURCH: Canon Rousell preached on the War ...”We believe our soldiershad gone forth as
WM CROWFOOT & JP Larkman elected to represent Parish at Ruri Deaconal Meetings for next
BRITISH WOMEN’S TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION, Beccles Branch, Mrs Heather, President
residence in  Newmarket., aged 86. Became a member of the Beccles Church by transfer from
Titchfield, Hants in 1841. Conducted for many years the Yung Men’s Bible Class ... opened her
those who wished to learn. One of the founders of the Clothing Club. Strove to encourage thrift & to
make the most of small savings. Had 3 sons.
over at Beccles.
VICTORIES in SOUTH AFRICA celebrated in the Parish Church.
lectures at the Town Hall: “Some black Popes & their subtle satelites... Convent life, its customs &
cruelties” etc. The Mayor (Mr E Masters) presided at two of them.
LAW: William Barker of Ringsfield found guilty of causing 3 horses to be cruelly ill-treated by
exposing them during inclement weather & neglecting to provide them with proper & sufficient food
GROVE ROAD Leases for 75 years. Cost of laying out the land £300
NEW HOUSES: Tenders from Arthur Pells for erection of a House in Station Road.
Corporation to spend £200 on improvements.
Rector’s Warden. AR Clatworthy elected Parish Warden.
CONCERT: Free School Concert in aid of Waifs & Strays £7 6s
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Reopened after renovation, painting & improved ventilation
WAR: Entertainment at Town Hall in aid of Transvaal War Fund.
PLAN APPROVED: Meadow on Grove Road laid out as Building Plot.
DEATHS: Mr Benjamin Ward, late Innkeeper, aged 78. ALSO JM Brundell, painter & plumber
WAR: Womack Brooks Advertising: National Rejoicing 1900; Relief of Mafeking & Queen’s
Birthday. Flags of every description from 1d to 4s 11d each.
but payment of extra to individuals may be extended.
CO-OP: Bakery to be built in Gosford Road.
GARDEN FETE at the Grove organised by Mrs Masters in aid of Indian Famine Relief.
NW PELLS to rent the Granary at £5 pa
PLAN for Stables approved by Council in part of Garden in Grove Road near the Railway Crossing.
LEMAN SCHOOL: Escutcheon in Stone of Sir John Leman given by Dr Aldis Wright over the
[24 June: Bought by JE Crisp for £600]
FAUCONBERGE PRIZE DAY: Physics & Chemistry Lab added to premises. All to have weekly
CO-OP: Sales £4326, an increase of £428 over corresponding quarter. 22 new members.
SALE of KILBRACK in Blyburgate & adjoining meadow in Ingate [Grove] Road: 46 building sites.
EDUCATION: BOARD SCHOOL: Entertainment & Prizes in Town Hall: WM Crowfoot’s address:
“They talked about railways & electric telegraphs & all the various inventions & improvements
more far-reaching in its influence on the whole nation than the improvement & advance in education.
But - average attendance was only 80%.”
OUTINGS: Nobbs & Goate, printers; FJ Allen, builders
AGRICULTURAL SHOW, Ashman’s Hall
LAW: Benjamin Farrow & James Riches of Beccles, drunk & disorderly & refusing to quit the
BECCLES GOLF CLUB: Ladies & Gents copetitions.
WOMBELL’S MENAGERIE at Beccles Stock Market on Thursday 29 November 3.30 pm & 7 pm.
CO-OP “Coming of Age” celebrated. Delegates from Norwich.
DENTISTS MEET to consider Pension Scheme. None approve.
Newgate: Cycles, Motors, Gas & Steam Engines, Sewing Machines, Invalid Chairs, Mail Carts, etc.
ADVERTISEMENT: Arthur Haddingham: Carriage Builder & Coach Wheeler. 14 years at Horsley’s
EXHIBITION at Town Hall: Society for the Propogation of the Gospel:
Boys & Girls of National School dressed in cotumes worn in India, Africa, North America, China &
in schools & conducted by RC Dent, who was dressed in a mixed Chinese costume.
CHARITY: Mayor distributes tickets for Groceries & Meat to Widows & Old People & sick poor.
country in the civilised world in which history history was not an obligatory subject.”
ADVERTISEMENT: McQueen: Mourning Orders of all kinds executed with promptitude &
The wearing of some sort of Mourning was almost universal.
I think it shows how slow and unbusiness-like the Beccles Town Council are when it is known that
evening. Nine hours to call a meeting, and yet all living in the town. Where was the delay? Were they
and had a torchlight procession at midnight? And with all the delay what a hurried unseemly affair
instead of the importance which should have accompanied such a unique function.
Needless to say this was not done at Beccles. Too much hurry evidently. Nine or ten hours were
insufficient time; Beccles wanted a month to think it over. And then in the address of condolence only
Councillors? In the address of Allegiance the Councillors in were omitted. Whoever had the
manner. The occasion warranted dress suitable for such an event, but the Town Clerk was the only
Yours truly, H. Smith. Beccles, 29th January, 1901.
The question is being asked all over the town, “Who was the strange elderly gentleman in the
waggonette with the Mayor [Alderman Masters] on Saturday night last when the King’s Proclamation
was read in the Market place?” Surely it was strictly an official proceeding and on such an important
We almost all know the members of our Town Council and we all know the Rector, and these
gentlemen were in their proper positions with the Mayor, but why a stranger should thrust his nose
QUEEN VICTORIA’S DEATH - The Proclamation; - Letter to the Editor
THE MEMORIAL SERVICE.
inviting the inhabitants to accompany him to a Memorial service, upon the occasion of the Funeral of
the late Queen, without a black border. It will jar upon the feelings of many. And what class of
QUEEN VICTORIA’S DEATH - The Proclamation; - Letter to the Editor
congregation at Beccles Church on Sunday last. At the church I have been attending it is the custom
surprised to find I was almost the only person standing, and sat down, needless to say feeling much
stood, but at its close, upon the clergy and choir quitting their seats, everybody either sat down or
choir who are certainly leaders of the service, I am wondering whether this stupid and disrespectful
behaviour will again be repeated on Saturday next.
[sold to WT Youngman for £700.]
Adjoining it “Bedford Cottage” occupied by WE Dove
CONCERT: Second & Third part of “The Messiah” in Parish Church on Tuesday at 8 pm.
ADVERTISEMENT: PJ Gibbons, Annual Cycle Show in Town Hall, 2 Days. Included Tricycle
CHURCH of ENGLAND in the 19th CENTURY: Between 1857 & 1875 500 churches enlarged or
restored & 20 new ones built. Nearly 100 Parsonage Houses provided
Fauconberge School. Appointed to living of Thornby, 9 miles from Rugby. Income £300 a year &
YOUNG MEN’S INSTITUTE: Hockey leads deputation to the Mayor on proposal for Young Men’s
CONCERT : Church of England School for Waifs & Strays in the Rectory Room.
NEW SOCIAL CLUB MEETING: Concert at College. Meetings to be held in room above Coffee
MAYOR’S JUVENILE FANCY DRESS BALL . 150
NEW POST OFFICE: Moves from the Walk to Exchange Square (formerly WF Spaull’s Drapery)
DEATH of Mrs Boyce, wife of Henry Boyce of the Leman School. Funeral; (Sons: Rev William, Rev
Walter & Frank)
EDUCATION: School Attendance: New Bye-Laws: increased penalty: from 5s to £1.
WAR: Enthusiastic welcome to Sergt Daley, L-Cpl Moore & Pte Tillett returning from the War.
HOUSES: Notice by Arthur Pells: Tenders for pulling down three cottages & erecting a new Infants’
School in Peddar’s Lane.
Miss Garden of Redisham Hall.
SUFFOLK SHOW at Beccles (also here in 1871 & 1883)
Donations £79. Balance £21.
VESTRY MEETING: Possible re-assessment of Rates
MEMORIAL for Queen Victoria Fund: 3 Suggestions: 1.) Market Cross 2.) Drinking Fountain 3.)
TELEPHONE installed at Police Station
EDUCATION: Farewell Dinner & Presentation to Rev & Mrs Raven. Rev PE Bateman present.
ADVERTISEMENT: SF Field & Sons, Hungate, sole makers of Harper’s Chaff Cutters, Horsepower
water carts, ploughs, harrows, cultivators, etc.
EDUCATION: Fauconberge School Prize Day: Bishop of Norwich presents prizes & speaks.
EDUCATION: Sunday School Treat: Church to Castle Farm c 800
EDUCATION: Sunday School Treat: Baptists to Buckenham’s Meadow on Weson Road
EDUCATION: Sunday School Treat: Congregational to Ashford’s Meadow at Gillingham
CO-OP: Trade £4,677; increase of £371
ROWDYISM at Beccles: Letter: Teachers & Children of Primitive Methodist Sunday School annual
throwing stones & using at some distance throwing stones & abusive language near the Black Boy;
stopped, several tried to pull writer off vehicle. Several men came out & prevented lads from further
ADVERTISEMENT: Hermitage Inn: EH Hockey; Good Accommodation for riverside lodgings.
furnishing rooms which it is hoped will soon be erected in Men’s Social Institute.
SALE OF Building LAND in Ingate [Grove] Road: Buyers: Colchester Brewery Co, A McQueen, EJ
PRESENTATION to Rev JH Raven from Choir & Choral Society: Grove’s Directory of Music &
Musicians (4 Vols)
DEATH of Mrs Catherine Arnold, widow of Rev FM Arnold, Rector of Ringsfield.
LETTER of THANKS from Mr Raven, referring to successful resistance to the introduction into the
business of Mullenger. He was also a farmer & brick manufacturer. When Horsley & Son got into
1877; Mayor 1886, 1887, 1900. County Councillor etc & many Committees. [see Funeral 15 Jan
NEW CLUBHOUSE for Beccles Social Club erected on Bowling Green ground. Frontage of 62ft.
DRAWING of TOWN HALL with proposed alterations. Side & Front elevations.
SUNDAY PUB CLOSING: Poll at Beccles: FOR: 794; AGAINST: 78; NO OPINION: 294
Robinson, & Mrs Janet Combe (for Miss Harvey); Distributed buns, sausage rolls, biscuits,
gingerbread, apples, oranges, bags of sweets & money. Parcels of books
CHORAL SOCIETY: Standale Bennet’s “The May Queen” at Town Hall.
SOUP KITCHEN: To open Tuesday, 8 January
(about 140) - Gymnasium restored. Display in Laboratory: large display of Chemicals & apparatus.
Science Master at old Schol, Tonbridge. Experiments.
Shipmeadow Church Choir (rev & Mrs Youngs) visit & sing Carold in different parts of the building.
WHEN HARVEST ENDED IN JULY: EXPERIENCES OF 86-YEAR-OLD FARMER
Mr. Humphrey, aged 86, a retired farmer, who lives in Northgate, Hunstanton, commenting on an
harvest in July, 1868, corroborates the statement and states that in that year his father, farming at
Smeeth Road, completed the harvest of 300 acres in July. He added that he knew of other Norfolk
rivers to cut reeds for the cattle to eat, as there was no green food.
on May 4th. 1862 the Middle Level sluice gates giving way and the tide rushing up the aqueduct at
Many houses were flooded, and some houses in the district still show the level reached by the salt
of cattle. His father lost several cattle, and it was pitiful to see the animals dying with it.
Mr Humphrey gives instances of animals suffering from foot and mouth disease being cured in the
decorated for the occasion. Dancing was one of the features of the evening.
Pye, of Woolwich, takes place. The happy couple were the recipients of numerous presents.
SOCIETY: Messrs. H. Copeman and Son secure first prize in the open class for Bantam Rosecombs
at Sheringham Fanciers’ Annual Show.
Schoolroom. The tea was followed by an entertainment.
POST OFFICE: Miss Thompson, late of Beccles Post Office, is presented with a silver-mounted oak
CHAPEL: Covenant Sunday observed at the Wesleyan Church, a good number being present.
EDUCATION: Schools re-open after the Christmas holidays.
large company was present
VOUNTEERS: The first Annual N.C.O.’s Dinner in connection with the G & H Companies
CHURCH: A Tea and Entertainment in connection with the Beccles branch of the Church of England
CHAPEL: A week of United Prayer of the Beccles Free Churches commence. The opening meeting
ACCIDENT: An employee named Benns meets with an accident at Messrs. Elliott and Garrood’s
BALL: A Golf Club Ball is held at the Town Hall.
WORKHOUSE: Annual Christmas tea and entertainment to the inmates of the Wangford Union
Workhouse, at Shipmeadow takes place.
Town Hall. 180 persons being present.
CHURCH: The members of the Parish Church Choir take part in the Norwich Cathedral Festival.
when a dividend at the rate of 2 per cent, is recommended.
DEATH: The death takes place at the ripe age of 89 years, of Mr. G. Woolnough, an old and
EDUCATION: Annual Tea and Distribution of Prizes take place at the Henham and Wangford
staff. In his capacity as rural messenger for forty years he is accredited with having walked 190,280
James Cutler, both well known in the town.
SOCIETY: Messrs. H. Copeman and Son are awarded second and third prizes for their Rosecomb
DEATH: Death of Mrs. M. Pells at the age of 90 years. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr. Geo.
FUNERAL: The funeral takes place of Mr. Edward Shiplee, members of the two Courts of Foresters
CHAPEL: Rev. A. Legatt, of Yarmouth, preaches at the Congregational Church.
CHAPEL: Beecles P.S.A . Society have a social evening, the schoolroom being nicely decorated for
CHAPEL: A meeting arranged by the Wesleyan Sunday School and Band of hope in aid of Dr.
Stephenson’s homes, held in the Schoolroom. Rev. J. Sanger presides, and a total contribution from
SOCIETY: Second Annual general meeting of the Beccles Golf Club held at the Club House, Mr. J.
E. Crisp in the chair. A favourable balance sheet was produced by the hon. sec. (Mr. E. Hewer).
HOSPITAL: Meeting of the Beccles Hospital Saturday Fund held in the Council Chamber, Mr. H.
Hopson presiding. Collecting Boxes were opened, the net proceeds from all sources amounting to £95
SPORT: Mr. A. K Hockey, President of the North Suffolk Football League, presents Bungay with the
EDUCATION: Offertories are taken at the Parish Church on behalf of the National Schools
SOCIETY: Annual meeting of the Loyal “Temple of Friendship” held at the King’s Head, the
CHAPEL: Bible Classes at the Congregational Church have a tea and social evening in the
Schoolroom, a pleasant time being spent.
of £252 l0s. for use in case of smallpox outbreak.
CHAPEL: Annual business meeting of Congregational Church Choir held when Mr. Geo. Hector is
ACCIDENT: A little girl named Cox, living on the Grange Estate falls from an upper window and is
programme was arranged by Mr. A. K. Hockey.
CHAPEL: Anniversary services held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, the Rev. E. Ball preaching.
CHURCH: A meeting of the C.E.T.S. held, when Rev. P. Oakley Hill, Vicar of Upton, Norwich,
gave an address.
inscribed, from the adult members of the dancing class.
CHAPEL: Mr. H. W. Cocks of Bungay. gives an interesting paper on “What, when and how to read “
SOCIETY: A Dance arranged by Mr. W. Hall, takes place in the Town Hall, about 70 being present.
CO-OP: Annual meeting of the Beccles Co-operative Society held, when a dividend to members of 1s
company were entertained by Mrs. Rogers, of Littleport.
SOCIETY: Mrs. .J. K. Barney, a lady from America. gives an interesting address entitled “Round the
WEDDING: Miss Hannah Pleasants is the recipient of wedding presents from the firm and young
women employed in the Binding Department of the Caxton Press, in acknowledgment of a long
SOCIETY: A meeting of the subscribers of the Chrysanthemum Society held in the Rectory Room,
Canon Rowsell presiding.
the Railway Hotel, Mr. Youell presiding.
EDUCATION: Nomination of Candidates for Beccles School Board, viz. W. M. Crowfoot, surgeon;
ORCHESTRA: The Beccles Orchestral Society give a successful Concert at the Town Hall, a large
BECCLES ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY CONCERT: 8 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, flute,
clarinet, horn, euphonium, harmonium, piano
subscription, held at the King’s Head Hotel, Dr. McComb presiding in the absence of the Mayor. Mr.
FIRE: A slight outbreak of fire occurs at the Convent.
good number being present.
VOLUNTEERS: Sergt..Trumpeter C. H. Barkham is presented with a long service medal, by
EDUCATION: Annual Meeting of the Waveney Valley Teachers’ Association held, Miss Robinson
presiding over a good attendance.
CHAPEL: The members of the Wesley Guild hold a “Social” in the Wesleyan Schoolroom. A large
VOLUNTEERS: Corporal W. Upcraft, Rifle Volunteers, is presented with pair of field glasses,
ACCIDENT: A man named Alfred Turner, while unloading sleepers near Beccles Railway Station
CHAPEL: At the Wesleyan Schoolroom a paper is read by Mr. R. E. Adams before the Wesley
Guild, on “The conduct and Ritual of Divine Service.’
12. He had 14 children, wife thought 7 should be attending school.
VOLUNTEERS: Adjutant V. T. Worship inspects the Rifle Volunteer recruits at the Drill hall, Old
CHAPEL: A successful meeting of the Temperance Society held in the Congregational Schoolroom,
Rev. W. Heather presiding.
near the Staithe. Estimated damage £2000.
DEATH of Lord John Hervey occurs at Bungay, causing universal regret.
presiding, when question of taking over adjoining Reading Room is discussed, and a committee
appointed to go into the matter.
TRADE: Mr. P. J. Gibbons holds his annual Cycle Show at the Town Hall.
WAR: Beccles Volunteers who signed for service in South Africa leave Norwich with the Service
CHURCH: The C.E.T.S. conclude its winter session by a successful meeting at the Ingate Mission
ACCIDENT: Capt. Henderson of the Beccles Salvation Army meets with an accident while cycling
to a service at Loddon.
was for many years superintendent of the Wesleyan Sunday School.
CHAPEL: A Sale of Work in aid of the Twentieth Century Fund is held in Congregational
POLITICS: A Smoking Concert arranged by the Beccles Conservative Association is held in the
Town Hall. Col. Lucas M.P. for the division was present and received a hearty reception upon
CHAPEL: Meetings in connection with the Beccles and District Free Church Council held at
SOCIETY: Meeting of members of the Chrysanthemum and Floricultural Society held in Rectory
not to be allowed to lapse.
FUNERAL: Funeral service takes place in the Wesleyan Chapel of the late Mr. J. G. Watson, a large
DEATH: At the P.S.A. meeting the Rev. W. Heather pays a touching tribute to the memory of the
CHURCH: Confirmation Service held in the Parish Church conducted by the Lord Bishop of the
Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, the financial and other reports being rnost encouraging.
EDUCATION: First meeting of the re-elected Beccles School Board held, when the usual business
EDUCATION: National School: Reduction in deficit of £25. Appeal for subscriptions.
PUBLIC LIBRARY: Meeting of members of Beccles Public Library held, when Committee reported
FIRE BRIGADE: Annual Dinner of the Caxton Press Fire Brigade held at the King’s Head Hotel, the
ENTERTAINMENT: The Annual Tea and Entertainment given to their employees by Messrs. Elliott
CHAPEL: The Rev. H. Flemming, of Clacton-on-Sea preaches in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in
CHURCH: In connection with the British and Foreign Bible Society a lantern lecture upon ‘China
and the Chinese” and “Bible work among the Chinese” is given in the Town Hall by the Rev. J.
FUNERAL: The funeral of the late Mr. Robert Tilney takes place; Canon Rowsell officiated and
there were a large number present.
Association; several prizes at WRA meetings.
SOCIETY: First general meeting of the Beceles Waveney Angling Club held at the Cambridge
ENTERTAINMENT: Two well attended entertainments are given in the Town Hall by the boys from
the Farningham Homes.
Mendelssohn’s ~‘ Hear my prayer” and Stainer’s “Crucifixion.” A large congregation was present.
SUNDAY OBSERVANCE: Letter from Cornelius Ingate of Bungay: A Parson advocated football,
WEDDING: The marriage of Miss Grace Rankin Wilson, daughter of Col. T. Wilson, Mayor of of
takes place at St. Andrews, Ashley Gardens, Westminister.
Waifs and Strays held in the Rectory Room. A service was afterwards held in the Parish Church.
loan of £1,000 for improvements to the Town Hall, before J. C. Pottinger, Esq., M.1.C.E., one of
VESTRY MEETING: held when the outgoing overseers, Messrs. A. Pells, C. H. Durrant, H. Hopson,
and L. G. Laws are nominated for the ensuing year.
Missionary Society gave a lecture entitled “A Methodist Revival in the Parish Church.”
CHURCH: Offertories at the Parish Church in aid of the Curates Fund realise £16 17s.
CHURCH: The offertory at the Parish Church in aid of the Jews’ Society realised £5 I5s. 6d.
SALVATION ARMY: Special rejoicings with the Salvation Army on the occasion of the marriage of
celebrated at Beccles.
CHAPEL: Service of Song given in the Primitive Methodist Chapel entitled “Blind Betty’s Text,’ the
CHAPEL: Anniversary services held in the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel, Mr. J. Hunt Lynn preaching
in the afternoon.
WEDDING: The marriage takes place of Miss Edith Clark, fourth daughter of Mr. James Clark, of
Market House. to Mr. Arthur Ashford Waller, second son of Mr. 11. WaIler, Pier Terrace, Lowestoft.
Walford Family’s Entertainment.
the Wesleyan Chapel. There was a good attendance.
VOLUNTEERS: Adjutant V. T. Worship inspects the Rifle Volunteer recruits in the Drill Hall.
WAIFS & STRAYS SOCIETY: Beccles Branch; WM Crowfoot in Chair: Speaks of State provision
FOOTBALL: Railway Excursion to Cup Final at Crystal Palace & Epsom Spring Races, etc.
EDUCATION: School Board Meeting held, presided over by Mr. Wm. Read.
DEATH: The funeral takes place of the late Mrs. F. S. Rix [aged 71], amid manifestations of respect
ENTERTAINMENT: A Smoking Concert in connection with the Ancient Order of Shepherds takes
VOLUNTEERS: The Artillery Volunteers have a church parade and march to Barsham Church. Rev.
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: First annual meeting of the Men’s Social Institute held at the College,
Mr. A. K. Hockey presiding.
HOSPITAL: Theatrical performances by local ladies and gentlemen in aid of the Hospital are given
in the Town Hall.
Waveney Schoolroom, when the Rector distributes the books subscribed for by the members.
COUNCIL: A town’s meeting to decide what should he done to suitably celebrate the coronation of
CHAPEL: Mr. Adam Adams, of Lowestoft, occupies the pulpit at the Primitive Methodist Chapel
and preaches to good congregations.
mowing and grazing marshes, realising about 40/- an acre.
EDUCATION: Rev. W. Heather Secretary Beecles and District Free Church Council, who attended
Education gives an interesting account of the bill and his visit, in the Congregational Schoolroom.
Rev. E. Ball presided and there was a large attendance. [JS Palmer deplores NUT support of the
CO-OP: Mr. W. S. Watkins, organising Secretary of the County Technical Instruction, lectures on
of the late Mr. George B. Angell, to the Rev. H. Webster, MA.., fourth son of Mr. John Webster, of
CHAPEL: Mr. Rogers of Brentwood attend the Congregational Christian Endeavour and gives an
clergy and churchwardens at the Parish Church.
VOLUNTEERS: The Artillery Volunteers have a parade and are inspected prior to going to Languard
DEATH: The death takes place at the “Grotto” of Mr. C. F. Parker.
VOLUNTEERS: Beccles contingent Artillery Volunteers proceed to Languard camp.
ADVERTISEMENT: MS Spurling, the Red House: Coronation Suits a speciality. Little Boys
Coronation Suits. Coronation hats & caps.
exams; JS Palmer, St George’s Villa.
CHAPEL: The Baptist Chapel Choir, assisted by friends, perform a service of Song in the Martyrs
CO-OP: The 19th quarterly meeting of the Beccles Co-operative Society held, Mr. Buck presiding.
20]. A dividend of 1s 10d in the £ was recommended. [Quarter Sales £4,715]
to Mr. Marshall, confectioner. After some trouble he is ejected from the premises and disports
DEATH at her residence in Station Road of Mary Peirson Goodwyn, aged 63
held at the King’s Head Hotel, Col. Burton presiding.
CHAPEL: A large congregation was present at the P.S.A. meeting to welcome Mr. John Flower, who
CHAPEL: Primitive Methodists celebrate their Sunday School anniversary. The Rev. E. Ball
conducted the services and there was a good attendance.
Institute is held, the weather proving most unpropitious.
Suggested transfer to Cemetery.
Parade, Water Carnival; Dinner to old people.
various manouvres on the common.
DEATH: The funeral takes place of Mr. Charles Cowles [son of William Cowles of Beccles
law], the Rev. E. P. P. L. Thompson conducting the first part of the service in the Parish Church.
CHAPEL: Congregational Sunday School Anniversary held, the services being conducted by the
POLICE: Annual Inspection of Police of Beccles, takes place on the Crown Meadow, Lowestoft.
WAR: A hearty welcome is given to volunteers returning from active service in South Africa. The
crowd lustily cheered as the train approached. The returning men were Privates A. Ingate, W. Rowe,
W. Smith, W. Weavers, and A. Aldred [of the 2nd Norfolk Volunteer Service]
Grice and Mr. C. Smith were appointed deacons to fill vacancies.
DEATH: Mr. Samuel Sutton, landlord of the Ship Inn, Bridge Street, found dead in bed. Deceased
CHAPEL: Rev. E. Ball, givss an address at the P.S.A. meeting on “Politeness” and ‘Honesty”
PEACE: Service held at the Parish Church to celebrate the Proclamation of Peace, a fair congregation
CHAPEL: Rev. W. Tomalin, of Bungay. addresses the members of the P.S.A. Society, the Rev. W.
PEACE: Thanksgiving service at the Parish Church for the restoration of Peace in South Africa.
Bearers, Trumpet Band, Artillery Volunteers, Torch Bearers, Mayor & Corporation, Rifle Volunteers,
DEATH: The death takes place at his residence in Hungate Street, of Dr. William Taylor McComb,
[aged 53] after several week’s illness.
there were a number of tradesmen and members of benefit societies present.
CHAPEL: Rev. E. W. Trounson preaches at the Wesleyan Chapel, referring to the Education Bill and
CHAPEL: The P.S.A. Society at their meeting pass a vote of condolence and sympathy with Mrs.
McComb, upon the loss of her husband, Dr. W. T. McComb.
clergy being the Rev. Canon Rowsell and the Rev. R. Dewe.
CHURCH: Rev. Canon Rowsell opens ths Annual Sale of Work held in Esborne House garden, in aid
CHAPEL: At the inviration of their teacher, Miss Walker, the members of the Congregational Young
Women’s Bible Class, have a pleasant river trip.
under their respective officers.
HOSPITAL: The Annual Meeting of the governors of Beecles Hospital held, when a vote of
CORONATION FESTIVITIES PROGRAMME:
Review of Volunteers on Hockey’s Meadow near Station
Children of Elementary Schools march to Old Market
headed by Band.
Children’s Tea. Town Band
Friday 27th June
PRESENTATION: Mr. R. Christie. overseer in the foundry of the Caxton Works, is the recipient of a
lads in his department.
inhabitant, had latterly been a great sufferer.
Old People’s Dinner & Children’s Treat to proceed
Service of Intercession.
gardens, the proceedings being of a most successful character.
CHAPEL: Preaching at the Wesleyan Chapel in the evening, the Rev. J. Sauger passed some severe
DEATH: The body of Mr. Charles Henry Lee, discovered on the pile bridge on the G.E.R. about a
mile from Beecles.
SPORT: Annnual Sports in connection with the Caxton Athletic Club, attract a large gathering and
prove most successful.
Bacon, discovered with a handkerchief tied tightly round his neck.
CHAPEL: Camp Meetings held in the College Meadow in connection with the Primitive Methodists,
CHAPEL: The Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School Anniversary takes place, the services being
conducted by the Rev. E. A. Bennett, of Lowestoft.
presided, and there were a good number present.
Favoured by fine weather the event was most successful.
£52 10s 0d.
following Dr McComb’s death.
CHAPEL: The Annual Prize Distribution to Scholars attending the Primitive Methodist Sunday
TEMPERANCE: Members of the British Women’s Temperance Society, hold their annual outing in
splendid weather, the spot selected being Langley Park.
‘Queen Mab” won the Club Challenge Cup and also the Commodore’s Cup in the Cruisers handcap
EDUCATION: The Technical Instruction Committee meets in the Rectory Room, Rev. Canon
CHURCH: Rev. Canon Cole preaches the annual sermons on behalf of the Church Missionary
Society at the Parish Church. The offertory amounted to £13 l0s. 3d.
presiding, when it is resolved to carry out the events postponed on June 28th, and hold an aquatic
carnival on Bank Holiday.
died on the 23rd July at Redisham Hall. The remains were placed in the Garden family vault.
EDUCATION: Rev Canon Rowsell presents the prizes at the Fauconberge Grammar School, in the
HOSPITAL: The Annual Garden Fete, in aid of the Beccles Hospital Fund, held in Homefield
CHAPEL: The Wesleyan Sunday School Scholars have their annual Outing, the place visited being
YACHTING: In the ocean race from Lowestoft to Aldeburgh, arranged by the Aldeburgh Yacht
SPORT: Wangford Aquatic Sports held, when several Beceles competitors were suceesslul.
SPORT: Aquatic sports arranged in connection with the postponed Coronation festivities takes place
Artillery Volunteer Band was in attendance.
FOOTBALL: The members of the Beecles Crown Football Club have their Annual Dinner at Smith’s
overturned cart, the horse lying beside him.
Holiday, shops being closed and business generally suspended. The Corporation with various
afternoon and Fancy Dress Costume Parade in the evening.
HOSPITAL: At a special meeting of the Beccles Hospital, the Governors appoint Mr. Gilbert Wood-
Hill as one of the medical officers.
DEATH: Funeral takes place at Beccles Cemetery of Mr. H. S. Gobbitt of Saxmundham, and
CHURCH: At the invitation of the Superintendents of the Senior and Junior divisions, the teachers of
the Parish Church Boys’ Sunday School are entertained to a substantial tea on Boaters Hill, after a
VOLUNTEERS: The Beccles Company 2nd. V.R.N.R. leave for Yarmouth for the Annual Musketry
course at the North Denes Rifle Range.
years from drowning in the Corporation Cut.
WEDDING: The marriage takes place at St. James, Piccadilly, of Miss Garden, of Redisham, and
CHURCH: Sale of Work in aid of the Delhi Zenana Mission held at Blyburgate House, a sum of £75
Ethel May, belonging to Mr. P. J. Gibbons, the latter being sunk in 20 feet of water.
liberal meal being served at the “Falcon.”
OUTING: Members of the Beccles Fire Brigade hold their annual Outing at Yarmouth, returning by
ACCIDENT: A 16-ft. yacht, with Mr. Wilton Jones and three ladies, sinks below Beccles Bridge. The
party were immersed, but were able to keep afloat till help arrived.
Canon Crowfoot preaching in the morning, and the Rector in the evening.
ANIMAL ACCIDENT: Mr. E. Self loses a valuable cow, as a result of its being stug by a hornet.
daughter of Mr. Chas. Marshall) and Mr. Wm. J. F. Boar.
ACCIDENT: A little girl named Beckett has a narrow escape from drowning, her father being able to
DEATH: Funeral takes place of the late Mr. J. B. Holton, the service heing conducted by the Rev. J.
fatally injured by the overturning of a trap, in which he and his father, John Thomas Chapman, were
selected, where a capital tea was provided.
District by Wangford Board of Guardians
use as a Council Chamber. (Literary Institute now closed 7 so half of building unoccupied.)
whereby both were immersed; they were rescued by Mr. A. Field.
DEATH: The funeral takes place of Mrs. John Green, for 60 years a member of the Martyrs’
VOLUNTEERS: The members of the Reed and Trumpet Bands of Nos. 8 and 9 Companies 1st
N.R.G.A. visit Yarmouth for their annual Outing, dinner being served at the Aquarium.
CHAPEL: Rev. W. C. Ball, of Nottingham, brother of the pastor, preaches at the Primitive Methodist
WORKS PARTY: The employees of the Ingate Iron Works hold their annual meeting at the Caxton
OUTING: The Beccles Town Band have their annual Outing, driving via Kessingland and Wrentham
CHAPEL: Congregational Church Choir have a pleasant Outing to Lowestoft via St. Olaves and
Somerleyton, and partake of tea at the Pier View Hotel.
CHAPEL: The yearly meeting of the Congregational Athletic Club held, when a satisfactory account
of the club’s finances was given by the secretary (Mr. E. Esling).
member) with a handsome lamp, on the occasion of his recent marriage.
ACCIDENT: A young woman named Day has a narrow escape from drowning; the boat she was
ELECTORS’ LIST: The Revising Barrister, Mr. Theobald Matthew, holds his court at Beccles Police
Station, for thc purpose of revising the list of voters in the Beccles Polling District.
Adams, J.P. Special anthems rendered by the choir under Mr. J. W. Frost.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH: A Beccles lad named Benjamin Borrett, drowned while fishing with the
DEATH: Sudden death of Mrs. Susannah Aldous [aged 54] in her garden at Blyburgate street, while
talking to a visitor.
Town Hall, when Bro. J. Malins, C.C. gives interesting lecture on his “Journey round the World.”
alterations and additions to that building, the committee recommending the acceptance of Messrs.
CHAPEL: Sunday School Anniversary held at the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel, Rev. R. C. Bardens
CHAPEL: Wesleyan Harvest Festival held, the preacher being Mr. C. C. Kelsey (Harleston). The
church was tastefully decorated, and the usual harvest hymns were sung.
when the final business connected with the Beccles festivities were disposed of.
COUNCIL: At a special meeting the Corporation confirm the Town Hall Committee’s
and additions to the Town Hall.
BOWLS: Beccles Bowls Club: 34 Members
Temperance Hotel, the lodge to be called the “Twentieth Century” Lodge.
VESTRY MEETING: held at the Parish Church, to consider and decide on an application from the
certain properties in the parish. The Rector presided.
CHURCH: Harvest Festival celebrated at the Parish Church, the preacher being the Right Rev, the
CLOSING PUBS on SUNDAY: A largely attended meeting held in Corn Hall under the auspices of
Houses on Sunday. The Rev. T. W. Gladstone (Secretary Sunday Closing Association) addresses the
PRESENTATION: The members of the Caxton Sick Friendly Society present the retiring Secretary
CHAPEL: Harvest Thanksgiving Services held at the Congregational Chapel, conducted by Rev. W.
FIRE: An outbreak of fire occurs at a cottage occupied by Mr. Carl Gower, Ravensmeer,which the
Fire Brigade speedily subdues
held in the Schoolroom, the pastor presiding. Addresses given by Rev. W. Tomalin and Rev. J.
CHAPEL: Annual Meeting and Prize Distribution of the P.S.A. Society held in Congregational
programme was provided and about 140 prize books were presented to members regularly in
VOLUNTEERS: At the invitation of Lieut. Carteret Leathes, the G and H Companies Rifle
CHURCH: Rev. Canon Rowsell conducts the Harvest Thanksgiving Service for children in the
afternoon at the Parish Church. The offertory devoted to the Mission Room Sunday School.
Parade; headed by the Town Band, the procession march to the Parish Church, and after the service
march through several streets.
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: ; AK Hockey, Chairman. New Institute in Fair Close to be opened in
held, the Mayor presiding, when subscriptions amounting to £68 l0s. were reported, of which £21
11s, had been paid in. Suggestions were made that the memorial should take the form of a bust or
CHAPEL: Annual Meetings of the Beccles and District Free Church Council held in the Wesleyan
Church. There was a Conference in the afternoon on the Education Crisis.” Resolutions condemning
CHAPEL: Mr. C. W. Deacon, J.P.. C.C., Ex-Mayor of High Wycombe, preaches special sermons on
behalf of the Methodist Local
COUNCIL EXPENDITURE: Several letters on the Rates & Council Expenditure:
CHAPEL: A most successful Entertainment takes place in the Congregational Schoolroom arranged
by Miss Walker, in. connection with the Band of Hope, a large audience being present.
CHARITY: House to house collection made on behalf of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes, the amount realized
ADVERTISEMENT: OG Poulton, takes Boot & Shoe Business of CT Field, Exchange Square
ADVERTISEMENT: GW Bond, Draper & Milliner takes business of R Price, Exchange House
Corn Hall, in commemoration of King Edward’s Coronation, the guests being drawn from the various
public bodies in the town.
work at the Town Hall, meets with a serious accident, a pail falling some thirty feet on to his face and
injuring his nose. The sufferer was removed to the hospital.
Rector presided and there was a good attendance.
CHAPEL: The 4th Annual Meeting of the Congregational Christian Endeavour Society held in the
ENTERTAINMENT: in aid of Girls’ Friendly Society held in the Corn Hall by the Misses Conway,
and greatly appreciated by the large audience present.
are successful exhibitors, the first-named obtaining a 1st, and the latter a 1st and 2nd prize.
Hall. The exhibitors were numerous. The Judges were Mr. F W. D. Robinson, Roos Hall, and Mr. J.
KING’S BIRTHDAY: The King’s 61st Birthday celebrated hy the hoisting of the flag on the Church
COUNCIL: First Quarterly Meeting of the Corporation held at 12 o’clock, when Cooncillor A.
McQucen is unanimously elected Mayor on the proposition of Alderman Walton, seconded by
CHAPEL: Rev. W. Heather, MA., reads an interesting paper on “How we got our Bible” at the
Wesley Guild, which was much appreciated.
in the Corn Hall, proving highly successful.
Mr. E. T. Dowson presiding. Rev. Canon Rowsell produced a satisfactory report in respect to local
SOCIETY: At the Annual Show of the Lowestoft Fanciers Miss Clabborn, Messrs. Copeman, Mrs.
WEDDING PRESENT: Col. Wilson on behalf of the Corporation, presents Mr. Tom P. Angell with a
wedding present in the form of a solid silver entree dish suitably inscribed and bearing the borough
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: A Concert in aid of the Men’s Social Institute held in the College
Schoolroom, and proves a financial success.
take part in the “Mayor’s Sunday” parade at St. Nicholas Church. Previous to the parade Col..Sergt.
W. C. Hoff, on behalf of the men, presented Major Angell with a silver cigarette case, &c., suitably
CHAPEL: Rev. C. H. Ingram preaches at the Wesleyan Chapel in connection with Wesleyan Foreign
Missions, a special service for children being held in the afternoon.
T. P. Angell, Town Clerk, and Miss S. Gertrude Rachel Parrish. Father Black officiated.
ACCIDENT: James Beales, bill poster, meets with a serious accident when descending the hill from
CHURCH: Rev. C. H. Titterton, D.D., lectures on “The Jews in Poland” at the Ingate Mission Room;
Rev. Canon Rowsell presided, and Mr. H. Ainsworth manipulated the lantern. There was a good
TEMPERANCE: The newly-formed 20th Century Lodge of Good Templars hold their first public
Liquor Traffic Local Veto Bill.
Mr. W. M. Crowfoot presiding. A satisfactory statement of accounts producod by the local treasurer
OPEN DAY: Mr. Alfred Woods, Ingate Lodge, kindly permits the public to inspect his splendid
collection of Chrysanthemums, a privilege very much appreciated by the large numbers present.
Chapel, to the death of the late Rev. Hugh Price Hughes.
LIBERAL ASSOCIATION: At a meeting held in Darby’s room, it is decided to re-start the Beccles
president, Mr. W. Read, treasurer, and Mr. G. Dunn, Secretary.
BOSTOCK & WOMBELL’S MENAGERIE in Beccles at Stock Market: Tuesday 2 December: 3.30
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE, Concert in College Schoolroom for Instiute Funds.
HOSPITAL GIFT: 6 Pheasants from Col Lucas, MP; 8 Pheasants from Sir Samuel Crossley, Bart
ACCIDENT: Mr. W. K. E. Larke meets with a serious accident in Hungate St. fracturing his collar-
bone and severely bruising himself.
Beccles Committee, Mr. Buck presiding.
CHAPEL: Sale of Work held at the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, in aid of the debt incurred in
TEMPERANCE: Monthly Meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society held in Ingate
illustrated by lantern slides.
Fares: 1 day
Songs by Miss G Hockey, Miss Delia Woods, Herbert Nash.
DINNER: Annual tradesmen’s Dinner held at the Bear and Bells Inn, Mr. G. Johnson presiding.
outbreak was attributed to explosion of a paraffin lamp attached the waggon.
CHURCH: A united service of intercession for Foreign Missions held in the Parish Church, an
opened. Mr. A. K. Hockey presided and there was a representative gathering. It was stated that £200
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: contains Billiard Table, Bagatelle Board, Hot & Cold Water Baths,
attending Market. Open weekdays 9am - 10 pm.
DEATH of William Piper, aged 83, son of Isaac Piper an old-time carrier or “tanner” as he was
Lane (adjacent to Bowling Green). Removed in 1858 when Station Road was made. Then field in
Ravensmere, but had to move when Denmark Road was made. Then took meadow in Caxton Road
farmers, wherry owners & yachtsmen”. Familiar face at Beccles Corn Market, attended for more than
half a century.
Donations to Schools, Charities, Soup Kitchen & Hospital
Aged Sick & Poor
£48 - 12s - 6d
Coal Tickets to Poor
£227 - 6s
£209 - 14
Miss M Hockey supplying the violin obligato. An encore was claimed, but Miss Hockey, who was at
rehearsal in the afternoon, and playing with the band all the evening, thought it prudent to decline &
Duet: “Maying” by Miss G Hockey & Mr H Nash.
Miss M Hockey) 3 Cellos, 2 Basses, 2 Clarinets, Flute, Cornet, Horn, Euphonium, Drums, Piano,
DEATH of CRIMEAN VETERAN: Robert Samuel Revers, served throughout War. Present at seige
BECCLES COLLEGE SUCCESSES: 3 Civil Service boy Clerkships. Pitman’s Shorthand
Elementary Certificates 7; Advanced Certificates 3.
crackers, evergreens, shawls & sixpence for the sick.
Rev F Smith of Flixton: Daily Graphic throughout th year. Newspapers left in box at Station.
Motors, Engines, Boilers, Agricultural Machinery, Motor Launches, Bicycles, - a large staff of skilled
EDUCATION: Mrs Baker, 43 Blyburgate, Prep School for boys & girls.
EDUCATION: Miss M Aldred: Gymnastics & Drilling in Grammar School Gymn.
EDUCATION: Mrs & Misses Hayes, Gresham House, Newmarket: Boarding & Day School.
SOUP KITCHEN: To open 5 January. It had been in abeyance for 2 years, mild winters.
WORKHOUSE: Concert Miss Hockey & Miss H Hockey
HOSPITAL: in aid of Hospital: “Alice in Wonderland” in the Public Hall with band: Mrs Ferrall,
Miss G Hockey, Miss Hockey.
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: AK Hockey re-elected President.
CHURCH & CHAPEL?: Ministers of Religion ask Council to reduce the number of liquor licences;
PREFERMENT: Rev CAK Hockey presentation on leaving Curacy at St Stephen’s, Hampstead for
CHORAL SOCITY: (no Hockeys) 3 long contraversial letters.
passed Education Act. (Rev W Heather, Congregationalist & Rev G Turbrfield, Primitive Methodist)
DEATH of W Palgrave Brown, a staunch Congregationalist.
ADVERTISEMENT: “Washing Day is no longer a worry by using one of Chaplin’s Wringing &
Mangling Machines”. 48s & 58s. (Lowestoft)
Schoolroom. Rev Hether hopes for the reduction in the number of Licences.
CONCERT in Aid of Choral Society (Miss G Hockey & TW Woodroffe sing)
seater light Cars, “Aries” Cars.
CO-OP: Sales £5,648, Quarter increase £567; 28 new Members; Now 985 Members
OLD BECCLES MS: Document unearthed in British Museum by hisorian Abbot Gasquet, dated
1354 (temp Edward III) & dates to the establishment of Guild of Corpus Christi in Beccles. One
Fraternity, living & dead.” All Bretheren & Sisters obliged to attend various Services connected with
the cult of the Festival of Corpus Christi & funerals to the deceased members.
insignia to be kept in the Parish Church. Three signatories to the Document is wardens: Robert
Podgmoor, Thomas Goteler (Cutler?), John Peper (Piper?) - Does the first named have relation with
HOSPITAL: Three Letters: Recommmending scheme for voluntary contributions (say 1d per week)
2. Suggesting an Art Exhibition in the Autumn.
suggested in Letter of 21 July approved.
BECCLES GOLF CLUB: Summer Meeting: many takers.
SALE: AK Hockey buys Properties
Bridge Street: Yards, House & Shop. Rent £35 pa - £280
Peddar’s Lane: House, Cottage & Gaden in rear of Peddar’s Lane. Rent £19. - £285.
HOSPITAL: Letter from Sam Butcher: “The Hospital is very largely a Workers’ Institution”.
HOSPITAL GARDEN FETE held in the Grounds of JE Crisp: Dramatic Entertainment, Golf Putting
BENACRE HALL: Illustrated article in current issue of the “Gentlewoman”.
RINGSFIELD for HOSPITAL: Dance & Concert in Meadow lent by Robert Wyatt. Dancing 8 pm -
flares. Collection: £2 2s 5d. Balance of 8s 7d to Hospital.
third daughter of JG Kenyon of Gillingham Hall.
Miss Edith Unwin Crisp, second daughter of J Edwin Crisp of Homefield, Beccles (at St George’s,
CO-OP: Increase in sales over corresponding quarter: £1,070.
HOSPITAL: Garden Fete in aid of Hospital. Miss Hockey’s String Band. Receipts £96.
WORKHOUSE: Annual Outing of 52 aged inmates of Shipmeadow Workhouse to Kessingland. 60
car in which Mayor & Mayoress came used for trips to town & back.
BARSHAM CHURCH: Letter from W Guy Johnson on High Chuch service at Barsham & reply by
ADVERTISEMENT: Waveney Hotel [Northgate]. Splendid Riverside situation; Boats etc.
SALE of HORSES: Read, Stanford & Gayford, 36th Annual Michaelmas Horse Sale. 386 Hoses,
LECTURE on Navy League: “It is hoped that all will atten who are interested in the maintenance of
our sea supremacy.”
EDUCATION: Higher Education: Winter evening classes in Woodwork, Cookery, Electricity &
LAW: James Beales, Bill Poster & Town Crier, drunk at One Bell [Smallgate] “when defendant was
when he should not be allowed to insult women & children” 14 days in Norwich Gaol. “Well I have
CHURCH: British &Foreign Bible Society: Sale of Work. (Miss Hockey, Hon Sec)
BOOK: “Doctors & Clergymen” a comparison by Dr Jessop
EDUCATION: Challenge Shield for School with highest average attendance, presented by Rev C
FEOFFEES DONATIONS: Schools, Charities, Soup Kitchen, Hospital £54;
Coal Tickets for the Poor £31
CHORAL SOCIETY: Judas Maccabeus
& Mental Arithmetic, Shorthand, Drawing.
EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS: AH Crowfoot, BA, Emmanuel College, Cambridge & Wells
SOUP KITCHEN to open on 3 January 1905.
Humphreys, JP of Ballyhaese House, Cavan, Ireland and Berkley Villa, Cheltenham & of Mrs Linda
Walsingham, Christchurch, New Zealand.
goods by two Non-Conformist Ministers.
Refers to Hospital finances (Workshop collections for yer only £13 - 7s - 3d)
HOSPITAL PLAY: 2nd Christmas Play for children in aid of the Hospital. Dr Wood-Hill, “business
manager” - proceeds c £75
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: 266 Membership. Proposed Gymnasium. AK Hockey, President.
President; W Lee, Hon Treas; W Wright, Secretary.
LICENCES: Annual Licensing Sessions: 35 fully Licensed Houses & 14 “on Licences”
14 males1 female
12 committed, 3 discharged
9 committed, 1 discharged
18 committed, 2 discharged
CATHOLIC CHURCH: Departure of Father Fulton, to take charge of London Mission of Dulwich.
He had been at Beccles since 1894.
CIVIL LAW CASE: Curious case of Breach of Promise: Mrs Evelyn Diana Turnour Sheffield, a
Widow & Hon John James Dudley Stuart, Marquis of Townsend, involving “Mr Garden”. Her
Garden’s death, she came into property worth £7,000 a year. Case dismissed - Plaintiff’s story untrue.
ADVERTISEMENT: “Bell Bloom” puncture-preventing band, patented in UK, Europe & America.
Motor Cycles 15s/6d; Cars £2 - 15s - 6d
CAXTON PRESS: Annual tea meeting for Girls employed at Caxton Press (about 9)
CHAPEL REFUSAL: Rev W Heather & Rev G Tuberfield refuse to pay Rate for education. Order
the butcher who owns the shop, but others killing for London, Lowestoft & Yarmouth markets. “the
shrieking” almost continually going on.
Carts & Vans, Governess Cars, Shooting Carts, Victorias & other Carriages.
ADVERTISEMENT: E Watson, Chemist, sells The Beccles Hair Restorative & the Oxford Hair Dye.
CAXTON ATHLETICS: Cycle Race to Lowestoft
ADVERTISEMENT: New illustrated Advertisement: Masters & Skievens: Bath, Sewing Machine,
Regarding Football being played on Good Friday in Beccles: Why, it is played on the Common on
Sundays! And what can be expected when the “class” people indulge in Golf & other Sports on the
EMPIRE DAY: Flags at Church, Town Hall & other residents. Children sing National Anthem at
CAXTON ATHLETICS & CYCLE SPORTS: 25th annual Sports (First one 1880)
RAILWAY Whit Sunday Holiday Excursions: 3, 6 & 8 day tickets.
TREATS: Letter from a Parent: “Abuse of School Treats. It is well known that children will attend
themselves eligible for the treats and in this way some children may - and in fact, last year did,
HOSPITAL AGM: Operating Theatre needs entirely remodelling (Dr Helsham)
ADVERTISEMENT: Masters & Skievens - good illustrated Advert.
SALE of SHEEP: Durrant’s Annual Lamb Sale. c 5,000 Lambs & Sheep.
Hockey) Artillery Band, Push Ball Contests (Ball 5ft high); Play: “A Case of Eviction”; Sports
(including cycle); Comedietta: “Cut off with a Shilling”; Indian Encampment; Games; Sale of Work;
evenings. - Takings £127
CO-OP: Sales, Beccles £10,217; Bungay £427; Increase £1265 over corresponding Quarter.
CATHOLIC CHURCH: St Catherine’s Convent: Sisters of Servrite Order replace Dominicans.
*** SALE: Temperance Hotel, King’s Head, Waveney Hotel, Suffolk Hotel (Station Road), Railway
DEATH of Mr Sewell Read. Born 1826; MP: East Norfolk 1865, (Conservative), ; South Norfolk
1868-80; West Norfolk 1884-85; of Barton Bendich Hall.
“The English Labourer, as a class, is eaving the land because he has no prospects on the land. Who of
us is there that would stop in an employment in which at 22 he was earning as much as ever he could
the Workhouse to die in, after fifty years of steady toil?”
How to take home the people who accumulate in Norwich on Saturday when many passengers delay
“Already many of the overhanging trees on the line of the route have been lopped, but there are still
benches had a pair of valuable glasses swept from her eyes: and on Tuesday afternoon a lady going to
Loddon, who did not duck quite soon enough had the ... of having her stylish hat carried away. The
GEORGE CRABBE: Letter from the Mayor of Aldeburgh (ET Copeman) inviting subscriptions
towards the cost of a George Crabbe Celebration.
CHAPEL: Wesley Guild: AK Hockey, Vice-President. Aimed to buy a Pipe Organ for Church to
replace present American one.
things disturbed the work of these schools ... noise & rowdyism committed outside the schools by the
rougher youths of the Town.”
Buildings, Artillery Band played selections in New Market; Beccles College Dining Hall decorated
with garlands & British flags & shields & a portrait of Nelson ... Hockey historical survey of
BUS SERVICE to Norwich suspended. “Far too many breakdowns.”
ADVERTISEMENT: Wilkinson’s Stores: “Support Home Industries” Botled Fruits grown in Beccles
CO-OP: Quarterly Sales: Beccles £5,760; Bungay £1382. Increase of £1329. 23 New Members. Total
GFS ? GATHERING 180 present. Illustrated account of Travels in Egypt. Tea in Lecture Hall.
ADVERTISEMENT: Anglian Motor Co Ltd: “Anglian Cars”, agent for Seddeley & Fiat Cars.
LIBERAL MEETING in Beccles. Revs Heather & Terberfield on platform with Liberal Candidate (E
Beauchamp) for East Suffolk.
Donations to Hospital, Nurses’ Home & Charities
Aged sick & Poor
Coal tickets for Poor
of latest Records.
BAZAR in aid of the British & Foreign Bible Society organised by Miss Hockey at Public Hall &
SOUP KITCHEN to open on Friday 5th of January 1906.
REVIEW of the YEAR 1905: Proposal to build a new Secondary School at Beccles or a Higher
ADVERTISEMENT: Anglian Motor Co sole agent in Norfolk & Suffolk for Daimler Cars.
BETTING: Proposed Bye Law to prohibit Betting in the Streets.
LAND to be Divided for Allotments
EDUCATION: Reference to pupils of Mr CC Hall of Beccles College [Had Hockey retired?]
Lucas’ majority of 1,729. Rev Heaher & Dr Fox ardent Liberal supporters.
Many windows broken - McQueen (Deputy Mayor) both shop & house, Gibbons’ Cycle shop, White
WM Crowfoot, the Rector & Dr Fox failed to get the crowd to disperse.
TREAT to Aged Inhabitants at Public Hall at invitation of MF Buck (the Mayor). 200 at meat tea.
CO-OP: Increase in year for Beccles & Bungay of £3,402. Turnover £27, 253; 54 new Members, 19
BARSHAM Struck by Lightning. Extensive damage inside. (full details)
Dormitories etc inspected. College recognised as Secondary School for 8 3 (3) & 4 of Teachers’
EDUCATION SUCCESS: JHF Benham, Fauconberge School and Jesus College gains Rowing Blue.
DEATH of William Garrard, brother of Rev Castell G Garrard, late of the Hall, Wickham Skeith.
Came to Beccles in the 1860s.
EDUCATION: East Suffolk Education Committee: Religious Instruction in Council Schools: Hymns
& Prayers daily at 9 am., Instruction to 9.35 am. To be tested annually.
DEATH of Mrs RG [Grace] Warner, only child of Col Wilson & the wife of R Cromwell Warner. A
CO-OP: 20 new Members. 9 left. Total 1123
SUICDE at Ringsfield: John Saunders, agriculural labourer, aged about 73. Committed suicide by
worked for about a year after an accident.
DEATH of Clifford Smith, maltster & corn merchant. Mayor in 1884
EMPIRE DAY: Celebrations at Schools. WM Crowfoot: Reasons for Celebrations:
To encourage Patriotism & to give information about the Empire. These lands were given to them in
God & spread abroad the principles of Christianity & to rule them wisely & well, giving them good
EDUCATION: Beccles College: Two pupils passed entrance exam to Banks.
SUNDAY OBSERVANCE: “The laxity so common today is undoubtedly due to that spirit of
CHAPEL: Primitive Methodist Annual Camp on College Meadow lent by AK Hockey.
TRADES OUTING to LONDON: Carder Press, Chaucer Press. Ingate Iron Works etc, nearly 400.
assistant. (Fauconberge School refused to take Student Teachers, though requested)
EAST SUFFOLK GAZETTE: circulation over 2,000 weekly.
HOSPITAL FETE: Reduced Railway fares from neighbouring towns. Grounds of JE Crisp.
EDUCATION: Beccles College Swimming Sports.
the Pound (a hot day: 2 in calf: could not find Marshman)
BECCLES HOMING SOCIETY second in Race from Guildford on Saturday 11 August.
was burnt down 10 years ago.
May I be permitted space in the columns of your valuable Journal to draw attention to a preventable
for purposes of annoyance & destruction. Aged men & woen whose powers of self protection are
coming into the Town for a pleasant holiday are used as targets, and the general public are insulted &
treated in a similar manner. Gardens are constantly robbed & property destroyed. Cannot something
be allowed to cause wanton destruction & annoyance unheeded! I think, Sir, it is time the Police took
the matter more thoroughly in hand; and the Magistrates instead of inflicting a fine, which must of
ADVERTISEMENT: Harvest Sales at Campling, Beccles, Hawes (Clothes & Boots), Beccles.
TEMPERANCE: British Women’s Temperance Association: Sale of Work.
Class at Pupil Teacher Centre.
CHURCH: Agent of Church Associatin, JP Mears (of Bedingham) reports to the Royal Commission
“BELLS of ENGLAND” by JJ Raven, reference to Henry Topsell, bell-founder of Beccles c 1585
HENSTEAD: Church Restoration
DEATH of JJ Raven, Headmaster of Bungay 1854-66, Yarmouth Grammar School 1866-85;
DEATH of Miss Elizabeth Harvey of Ingate House, London Road, younger daughter of Henry &
“Appeals to her charity were daily and almost hourly.” aged 89.
of Gurney’s Bank. Feoffee.
“The proper place for women is in the home. Vote should only be allowed to men after passing fairly
stiff education exam.”
complain of Tory nominees packing the Benches.
MUSICAL LECTURES at Blyburgate House. Nicholas Gatty “Schubert & his Music”, “Wagner &
WEDDING: Baron Claude de Chassire, son of Baron de Chassire, son of Princess Caroline Murat by
her first marriage, to Hon Dorothy Henniker Major.
Cutters, Corn & Cake Mills etc. Makers of Shepard & Fowl Houses, Bullock Penns, Sheep Troughs
WORKHOUSE: Music at the Workhouse: The Choir of the Congregational Church sing Carols &
EDUCATION: Beccles College: 16 Elementary Certificates in Shorthand. (17 candidates)
WEATHER: Heavy Snow: Skating on River, Tobogganing at St Mary’s.
REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1906: ... Comparatively light Rate: 8s/8d ? in the £.
HOSPITAL: In aid of the Hospital: “The Duke of Kilkerankie” in the Public Hall
business of Mullinger’s.
COUNCIL: Committees: Lands, Isolation Hospital, Sanitary, Public Lighting, Fire Brigade, Bathing
ADVERTISEMENT: Masters & Skievens: good illustrated Advert
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: Decline in Membership from 182 to 155. AK Hockey till President.
drowned in a Pond outside Halesworth.
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: WM Crowfoot Lecture: “A Chat on the contents of My Museum” -
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: Meeting to form “Beccles Working Men’s Golf Club”. Liberal terms
“OLD BUNGAY” 100 Years ago - Letter. Extracts from a sort of Diary of 1812.
HOSPITAL FUNDS: Town Collection: £14-1s-2d; Boxes etc £12-9s-2d; Village Collection £5-12s -
7d; 10 Village Scholars: £11 - 18s - 8d; Garden etc £80 -1s-2d; TOTAL £124-7s-10d
VESTRY MEETING: Hockey leaving Beccles. Canon Rousell, Rector 25 years, 1882-1907.
“OLD BUNGAY” Letter - more
“A weekly newspaper for the People ! On Tuesday, the 21st of April, 1857, will be published Beccles
Weekly News, containing 20 columns letterpress of the latest home and foreign intelligence, the local
and interesting information.”
In these terms this Journal was inaugurated by the late Mr. Read Crisp fifty years ago, and the first
suggest. For instance, of the advertisers only one or two remain among us of venerable age—Mr
Samuel Steel, who long ago gave up his business as a dispensing chemist, and Mr. David Soanes boot
who, as an apprentice lad, took part in the preparation of this first number. Glancing through the
advertisements in the small sheet of four pages, two of which sufficed for local requirements, what a
Beccles Nursery Grounds; Mr. Joseph Mayhew, bank manager, clothier, and in later years Mayor of
business then established for upwards of 80 years, and “lately carried on by Mr. Joseph Norman,
of Mr. James Crisp; Messrs. Bohun and Rix, solicitors, a freehold farm; Mr. William Harper, inviting
received as a boot and shoemaker in Northgate street; Mr. J. Robinson Brooks, of Shipmeadow,
accountant and general agent; Mr. J. B. Corbyn, then chemist in the Market-place, notifying “pre-
for groceries.” All these are but memories to-day ! Messrs. Thornton and Co. were then at heyday as
famous brewers and merchants in the town. And among other tradesmen several of our older readers
millwright, who also carried on an iron and brass foundry in Peddars-lane. We also find Mr.W. H.
Leavold informing his friends and the public that he had always on sale, at the Corporation wharf,
coals, salt, slate, tar, and cement. Mr. J. Ross, baker and confectioner, had then succeeded to the
found appended as auditor with Mr. George Fenn of the Burial Board accounts, is established by his
and mantle business continues to be carried on under competent superintendence,” &c. His address
that he has opened a branch depot for the sale of tea, grocery, and provisions, next door to Mr.
class workmen, intends making ladies’ and gentlemen’s
CO-OP: Sales increase: £548; Numbers + 24 = 1,166
CAXTON win North Suffolk League Cup. (AK Hockey, President of League)
“OLD BUNGAY” Letter - more
EMPIRE DAY at schools: Address by WM Crowfoot “Why was this mighty Empire entrusted to
our surplus population ... more especially that we might lead these people of the true God.”
SALE: Colchester Brewery Co to sell the “RED Cow” in Ingate. Also the “Victoria Arms”, Ingate.
Also The “George & Dragon”, Hungate Lane. Also “The Duke” in Ballygate.
SUNDAY OBSERVANCE: Letter from “Sabbitarian”, deplores opening of Barbers’ Shops on
EDUCATION: Beccles College: Presentation to AK Hockey retiring (Mr & Mrs CC Hall take over)
RAILWAY: Single fare for Return Journeys from Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Tivetshall &
Polo Match) Excursions to Yarmouth, 3 day visit to Channel Fleet & To London, June 25th.
OUTING: Ingate Iron Works - about 170 to Harwich & Felixstowe
SALE: Fauconberge School: Read, Stanford & Gayford to sell school furniture for Rev R
Humphreys, who has left the Town.
people. W Elliott accompanied party & paid entire expense.
AMATEUR SAILING CLUB Match
POLITICAL MEETING: Delegates from Norwich Branch of Independent Labour Party address
Meeting in the New Market. “The speakers were quietly listened to”
Northgate (10); Suffolk Boarding House, Station Road (6); King’s Head, New Market (7)
CO-OP: 46 new Members; Increase of Sales £741
No 40, Ravensmere (4)?
LAW: Police Court: 4 cases of Drunk & Disorderly
EDUCATION: Leman School: Nominators have arranged for School to re- assemble at Leman
Headmaster of Brightlands Prep School for Dulwich College.
COUNCIL: Councillor Watson: “It was desirable to call the attention of the Police to the speed with
to slow down. No accidents, but several narrow escapes. ... Town Clerk directed to give necessary
instructions to the Police.”
Latin, Maths, English, Drawing, French, German, Music
DEATH of William Baylay Crowfoot, MA, MD, aged 29
Barnardo’s Homes. Mrs Barnardo speaks.
SALE of HORSES by Read, Stanfor & Gayford: 375 Horses
Chairman H Reeve on “Socialism: What it is & what it is not.”
? Songs & Tales”; “Outposts of the British Empire”; “Parliament from the Press Gallery”; “An
EDUCATION: East Suffolk Prize Scheme: Council School won Lucas Swimming Trophy for 4th
LECTURE: Mr A Collins, new Master of the [Free?] School, lectures at Lecture Hall on “Across
Russia from Sea to Sea by the Siberian Route” in aid of Barnardo Homes.
RIFLE CLUB: Letter: “in these days when the question of national defence is so agitating the public
mind, & Miniature Rifle Clubs are springing up in towns & villages around us in order to educate the
Club in our Town?”
HOSPITAL: Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables from Harvest Festivalsat Brampton, Ringsfield, Gillingham
POLITICAL MEETING: Independent Labour Party:Nationalisation: Resolution: “Urges the Council
to at once deal with the Land in Ingate [Grove] Road by building houses upon it for Working Men, at
there being a good demand for them, at the same time it would give a good impetus to the building
trade in Beccles.”
Complaints of squibs put through letter boxes.
CHAPEL: Congregational Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Class (W Grice, Chairman): Mock
RIFLE CLUB: Weekly Competition of Miniature Rifle Club.
*WJ Money 516; *MF Buck 415; H Welham 316; HA King 307; DG Rowe (Labour) 213, WJ
CO-OP: 1207 Members.
GIRLS FRIENDLY SOCIETY: beccles Branch: AGM: Service & Tea at Lecture Hall. About 200
SAMUEL STEEL: 50th Anniversary as Mayor of Beccles. Born in Bury 1817 now 91; Moved to
Mayor 1857. Chief event of the year: Marriage of the Princess Royal, 25 January 1858: 300 old men
& women & their 600 Children tea in the Corn Exchange & Ball in the Assembly Room for 120. “As
coaches, fishing & shooting excursions ... still takes country walks on fine days reads & qoutes
Shakespeare, Burns, Carlyle & enjoys whist ... spends several weeks in Summer boating & fishing on
CIRCUS: Borlash & Wombells Circus - first visit for 4 years on Black Boy Meadow.
GYMNASIUM: St Mary’s Gymnasium loaned to classes on 4 evenings 8-10 pm
CHURCH: Letter: “Suggested New Church Hymnal, mentions 4 Hymnals
Hymns Ancient & Modern - represents moderately “High” party in Church. It would be out of place
BECCLES DEBATING SOCIETY: on Socialism. Chairman unable to say whether “Ayes” or
“Noes” had it. Large Attendance.
Fauconberge School endowments, with pensioning of Mr Boyce.
EDUCATION: Beccles College: Prize distribution.
Hill in the Chair). Mr A Collins opposes: Women’s Place is in the Home. Many in discussion.
FEOFFEES: Donations to the Hospital, Charities, Soup Kitchen £54 - 18s
BARNARDO’S HOMES: Collections by Beccles Cildren £8 -4s -10d
NON-CONFORMITY IN BECCLES (Rev Heather, MA)
Wesleyan Methodists originally Lowestoft Circuit. Services in hired Chapel in Northgate, now used
Northgate. (13 Members). Deputation of Blunderfield & Shardalow to John Crisp when Station Road
Mr Crisp staggered them by absolutely declining to sell, but afterwards said: “I will give it to you.”
DEBATING SOCIETY: “Should the House of Lords be Abolished?” Motion lost (in confusion.)
EDUCATION: Beccles College Prize Giving: Earl of Stradbroke presents. WM Crowfoot in
Football, Swimming. Prizes donated by local people. Programme of Music & Recitation.
EXC URSIONS of WORKERS (for Pantomimes) on 7 & 21 January
depths & the Leman School entirely closed.
memory of Dr WB Crowfoot,
years ago. Came to Beccles to help friend, Canon Rowsell. Assisted in Services: “extremely liberal &
very kind friend.
DEATH of William Harper, aged 66, prminent member of Primitive Methodists. Began Sunday
INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY: Discussion on Small Holdings Act of 1907. Approved.
CO-OP: Quarterly Increase in sales by £755; 52 new Members; 10 left; Total 1,220
prepared to carry on the Business of Town Crier. All orders will receive prompt attention.
DEBATING SOCIETY: Subject: Tarriff Reform, supported by CH Shipston of Norwich. Motion lost
“An Exposition of Socialism”.
EDUCATION CONFERENCE at Beccles Public Hall. WM Crowfoot in the Chair.
BECCLES TRADESMEN’S ASSOCIATION annual Dinner in King’s Head
MAYOR’S TEA & Entertainment at Public Hall - about 300
EDUCATION: Meeting to discuss possibility of having Secondary School at Beccles. County
attended (& paid) in order to obtain Secondary Education. If School not built at Beccles it would be
built elsewhere. Most speakers in favour of school, provided no etra Rate.
CREDITORS’ MEETING: Meeting of Creditors of executors of SF Field & Son, Agricultural
Implement Manufacturers & Engineers. - 11s in the £
Hall for about 300. Entertainment & Songs.
HOSPITAL SATURDAY FUND:
DEBATING SOCIETY: Licening Bill: Rev Heather proposes. Approved. 112 members
CHAPEL: Congregational Church AGM: Number on Church Roll 185
Young Mens’ & Young Womens’ Bible classes. Band of Hope. PSA Services.
Pike. One 14lbs & 3ft long. The sport occasioned in landing the fish created much excitement, near
DEATH of Samuel Steel, aged 91.
WAIFS & STRAYS Meeting. Rev AE Hollins speaks & preaches in the evening at Parish Church
Boarders at St Mary’s Cottage. Work of School in Leman Schoolroom, which is being thoroughly
cleaned during the holidays. Early application from Parents who intend to send boys to the school for
After the holidays at St Mary’s Cottage, Ballygate, Beccles.
SALE of FURNITURE at ASHMAN’S HALL. The Hall was previously sold.
3s; 2s/6d; Gallery: 3s; 2s; Unreserved 1s. Tuesday & Wednesday 21 & 22 April. Cast includes: Mr &
Mrs Napier Trollope, TH Clowes, HG Wood-Hill, JB Rowsell etc. - £40 Profit.
Boxing & Wrestling Displays.
under Dr Butler & Dr Munro (celebrated Classical Scholar). Lincoln College, Oxford. “did not
after life furnished many a good sea story he was fond of recounting to the boys of his school. Then
Fauconberge School under Burroughs & resided at St Mary’s Cottage. Appointed Headmaster of the
Leman School in 1866. Strict disciplinarian. Cultivated good manners - included modern subjects, eg
CO-OP: Turnover £7792 as against £7316 in 1901. 27 new members. Total 1235.
FUNERAL of Henry Boyce. Mourners:
Wright, Rev AC Pearson, etc.
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: Presentation to AK Hockey, now retired to Yarmouth?
School for Girls at Beccles for 100 pupils, built with a view to possible enlargement. Total cost
including site, not exceeding £5,000.
Recreation Ground. National Anthem; Patriotic Songs The Cadet Corps with Fife & Drum Bands;
Boy Scouts (connected with Beccles College) Beccles Artillery Band, etc
“God had blessed them & their Empire. He had given them nearly one fifth of the habitable globe to
make up the British Empire.”
Prizes. Band; Evening Fete; Special late Trains.
DEATH: William Elliott: Carried on a small business as engineer in Bullock’s Lane [South Road]
Blyburgate) New premises bottom of Fair Close. About 20 years ago Mr Garrood of Wheatacre
revolutionised the method of haulage in fishing-boats & smacks. It was not long before a demand
arose for every vessel to be thus fitted. Limited Company founded in 1897. “Very near & dear to the
the “Garden City” for the reception of aged, injured, infirm or long-service employees. Also a farm at
Brampton carried on successfully on co-operative lines, farmhouse as a convalescent home. Also he
Close, let to Trustees on liberal terms. President of Beccles & District Liberal Association ...
connected with the Baptist Church many years, but much sympathy with the Plymouth Bretheren ...
here. He was a strong supporter of the Adult School. Smiles would have found abundant material in
the plain, unvarnished life for inclusion in his volume of men of industry who have risen to a position
BORN 29 July 1837, died 23 June 1908. Lived at White House, Ashman’s Road.
EDUCATION: Meeting of East Suffolk Council Education Committee regarding the building of a
school for Boys. Should they be joined?
Nicholas, Yarmouth. (Two of Hockey’s sons clergymen of the Church of England & two other
** CONSECRATION of St BENET’S
ENDGATE CHURCH: (East Anglian Magazine July 1908). Taken down order 25 April 1577. Bells,
BANK HOLIDAY: Railway bookings: to Yarmouth 1120, Lowestoft 384, Southwold 22. Large
was in requisition throughout the day.
HOSPITAL FETE profit £156 0s 9d
Wangford & Reydon. She gave the Ingate Mission Room
GYMNASTICS CLUB: Meeting in Club to use Gymnasium. Subs 2s/6d October to Christmas &
SCOUTS: New Scout Company; Boys’ Brigade Concert In Congregational Schoolroom
ENTERTAINMENT for Mission to Seamen in Rectory Room
Catherine in North Aisle at Barsham.
DEBATING SOCIETY: about 100 present: “That this House deeplr regretting the large amount of
is by the introduction of fiscal reform. (ie Tariff Reform) 26 for, 36 against.
The first four elected.
CO-OP: 25 new Members, Total 1265.
TEMPERANCE: British Women’s Temperance Association Meeting in Corn Hall
DEBATING SOCIETY: Dr Fox moves resolution in favour of vivisection as essential in combating
MAYOR’S DINNER: Back -slapping abounds!
DEBATING SOCIETY: Rev Heather proposes motion pro Disestablishment of the Church. Rev H
ADVERTISEMENTS: Large adverts for soap.
FEOFFEES: Donations to Hospital, Charities, Soup Kitchen £54
EDUCATION: Adult School, First AGM in Public Hall. Meeting opened with Hymns & Prayers.
DEBATING SOCIETY: Motion: That the State provision of Old Age Pensions is demoralising to the
Nation’s prosperity. Dr Wood-Hill. Carried 41-19
Archdeacon Perowne, Capt Miles Barne, Sir Reginald Beauchamp, Sir T Gooch, WM Crowfoot, etc.
SOUP KITCHEN to open 5 January.
22 years, labours among the Poor & in other branches of Parish work. £50 subscribed.
Superintendent of Congregational Secondary School.
& Party. To each child: a toy, bag of sweets & some small article of clothing
PENSION DAY: Long account of First Payment of Old Age Pension ... many hard cases.
WEDDING: Rev HH Hockey of Eastbourne marries Edith, daughter of Rev Murrell of The Lodges,
LICENSING SESSIONS: Provisional Licence given to the One Bell (Conviction in 1908) Tenant DH
Holsey apply. Landlord went out to work in summer as Yachtsman & in winter as Builder’s
25 Fully Licensed Houses; 10 Beer only Licences; 1 Off Licence; 4 Grocers. Total 40.
SHOP HOURS: 15 Shops announce they will stay open until 10 pm on Saturdays.
Ringsfield Road on land owned by FWD Robinson. Nominal Rent.
expenses as long as the Mayor judges necessary.
week. Fee £6 pa.
MAGISTRATES: Mr Buck & Dr Fox made JPs
MAYOR invitation to dinner the Corporation Employees, Police, Fire Brigade, Postal Staff & Bell-
marched to Uggleshall, bivouacked beside a sparkling stream.
EXCURSIONS to London for Boat Race & Cup Final
9 Village scholars £9 - 15s - 6d
£3 - 8s - 9d
£194 - 18s - 10d
GOWING’S DIARY: Extracts 1787-1790
EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATIONS: 4th Annual celebration at Beccles.
Mayor etc visit National Schools at 10 am, then St Benet’s, the Council School at 11 am (WM
on Common. Tea 4.45.
BANK HOLIDAY: 650 to Yarmouth; 350 to Lowestoft.
DEATH of Dr Robert Ives Metcalfe, MD, succeeded Robert Dashwood. Largely responsible for
two in Africa.
GOWING’S DIARY 1795-1798
9 February 1819, daughter of late Robert Newman.
SWIMMING: Miss Withers, NSPE, Gold Medalist, Holder of Royal Life-Saving Medallion, will
WEATHER: Very Wet Summer: Caxton Sports postponed. Rgatta mainly spoiled
GOWING DIARY 1800-1802
EXCURSIONS to LONDON for Temperance Fete
GOWING’S DIARY: 1803-1806
SWIMMING: Education Committee of East Suffolk County Council appint resident Instructress,
relays of 20.
CAXTON SPORTS [previously postponed]
accepted. Cost c £530. Wish to start work 9 August
EDUCATION SCHOOL: Fauconberge School: T Clifford Smith, Assistant Master, Ipswich School
WEDDING: Walter Nobbs marries Frances Wright of Beccles. Presents Bridegroom to Bride by
CHURCH BELLS: Subs now £390 (Feoffees second £25)
EDUCATION: Beccles College Swimming Prizes:
GENERAL BOOTH, on Tour, visits Bungay. Flag on St Mary’s Tower. Meeting at Congregational
Church. Rider Haggard proposes vote of thanks to General & praises the Salvation Army.
CHURCH BELLS: Council receives letter from Rector & Churchwardens asking for help towards
bells. Council legally unable to help.
EDUCATION: Adult School, newly ercted, in Newgate, formally opened by Chairman. President of
School: Dr Fox. Lord Peckover of Wirbeck sent cheque of £100 & later another of £30. Help from
by Adult School Orchestra.
SUFFRAGETTE MEETING at Bungay. Misses Tucker, Andrews & Tillard in Market Place.
BANKRUPTCY of Charles Watson, Hairdresser & Tobacconist, Hungate. Later charged wit
GOWING’S DIARY: 1819-30
Extensive Malting used as a Fish Washing & Curing House, abutting at the east end upon the road to
& Mr A Gordon [No 10 The Score]
ADVERTISEMENT: Beccles Toilet Saloon ... First & Second Class Gents
HOCKEY CLUB to be started.
SWIMMING: Competition display of Girls Swimming after Tuition by Madame Reynolds. 40-50
CHURCH BELLS: Subs now £495
EDUCATION: Scheme for Sir John Leman School. Transfer of all property etc from Governors to
to sell property: Leman School with Headmaster’s House & Playground.
for £18, house, market garden & land at Gillingham let for £40; Farm at Barsham (30 acres let for
EDUCATION: Beccles College: “produce from our own Dairy Farm”.
CO-OP: 19 new Members. Total 1336
Several Tablets in belfry recording long peals: 5,220 changes
inscription on bells)
made by one Baker about 200 years ago”. - “I have a Grandfather Clock which has kept good time in
CHURCH BELLS: Letter of thanks to subscribers foe bells, especially Elliott & Garrood £70.
MENAGERIE: Bostock & Wombell’s Menagerie to visit Beccles on Thursday 2 December on
DEBATING SOCIETY: Subject: Minority Report of Poor Law Commissioners recommending
abolition of Workhouse: HA Day (from Norwich) proposes; SW Rix opposes. Motion rejected by
boys from 8 years old & upwards intended for Public Schools or a Professional career.
to 180. Average attendance 100. Women’s Adut School: 182: Average attendance 100. (E Gilbert,
Aged Poor: £65 - 2s; Coal Tickets to Poor: £36 - 8s
COMPLAINT: “this once pretty Christmas custom has of late years degenerated into a public
WAR THREAT: “Wake up, England!” - An Alarming prophecy. Capt Lush of Beccles lecture in
German menace ... very large Navy ... Germany spending further millions preparing for a war, ffolk
HORTICULTURE Lectures (Cottage Allotment Gardening) arranged by East Suffolk County
Council) by EG Creek .... good class but small close of 250 allotments held with Council of Feoffees
drunkenness. Has taken Pledge!
RECOLLECTIONS of OLD SUFFOLK 2
Davenport. All amateurs including Sir Frederick Adair.
CHRISTMAS TREAT & PARTY for 160 Poor Children at Congregational Schoolroom: Tea,
ELECTION: Unionist win with majority of 240. “At 8 pm a torchlight procession was organised to
celebrate Unionist victory. About 80 Torchbearers started from New Market followed by the Town
the object of a fusillade of snowballs as the procession made a tour of the Town.”
WAR THREAT: Letter on German Armament: “a danger such as has not threatened since the days of
DEBATING SOCIETY: “Adult Suufrage”.. Pro votes for Women carried 25 to 75.
EDUCATION: Retirement of HM Inspector of Schools, AJ Swinbure, (BA 1869, 1st in Mods & 2nd
Suffolk. Married to Ellen Mary daughter of Canon Blomfield.) Petition to extend his services signed
SALVATION ARMY lecture by Brig Edwin on ts social work ... food depots, night shelters, labour
rescue agencies, missing persons enquiries, anti-suicide, conversion.
INGATE IRON WORKS (Elliott & Garrood) Social in Public Hall. AGM Sick Benefit Club. W
Garrood senior, Presides.
RAILWAY DINNER for employees. Second contingent of 50
EXCURSION to Cup Final
realise what she was to rich & poor, young & old, 40 or 50 years ago. She started the first Mothers’
Union held in Beccles & continued to hold one for more than 50 years.. Superintendent of the Church
evenings every week to teaching the lads of the Town whatever they wished to learn & many men
will now recall with what patient ski;; she helped them to put together picture frames & fretwork,
COUNCIL considers whether allotment holders should be allowed to keep pigs in allotments. Land
Committee to visit, & Surveyor to plan suitabe building.
PRESENTATION to FS Rix, retiring Magistrate’s Clerk 1864-1910.
EMPIRE DAY : merely talks at elementary schools.
shilling each return fare, day or evening to Menargerie at Waveney Hotel, Burgh Staithe.
£10 10s 11d
£109 15 1d
£1 0s 0d
£151 6s 10d
daughters, one married
Total offertory before he came: £257; last year £419
encouraged. Reredos 1884, East Window, Memorial to Queen Victorias Jubilee 1887 (£500 public
subscription). Trained surpliced Choir.
French, Science, Maths, Drawing, PE, Theory of Music & Vocal Music, Needlework for Girls &
Woodwork for Boys. Hockey, Football, Tennis, Cricket & Swimming arranged for respective
EDUCATION: Highfield Day School for Girls & Kindergarten, Upper Grange Road. Miss Heron &
EMPIRE DAY: Concert to raise funds for celebration of Empire Day, arranged Miss Clara Elliott
DEATH of David Soanes, 87. Employed by Gower, boot maker. Started up his own business in
his way to the first meeting of the Burial Board). Moved to New Market in 1857.
HOSPITAL FETE spoiled by rain. Receipts £166. Bowls & Quoits Tournaments, ec.
BANK HOLIDAY: Bookings to Yarmouth 980; Lowestoft 270;
EDUCATION: Fauconberge School Prize Giving in Gymnasium. 15 Pupils. Aldis Wright had given
*** SALE of LEMAN HOUSE, Ballygate [purchased by S White £600, 4 Oct]
Farm at Barsham (cottage & 30 acres) [purchased FWD Robinson, £600, 4 Oct]
Market Garden (7 acres) in Gillingham with a House [purchased Hawes £505]
Marshes at Gillingham Dam [purchased James Nunn, £175, 4 Oct]
for East Suffolk County Council
BUNGAY CATHOLIC CHURCH Consecration. FE Banham mentions Bernard Smith, architect of
carry out the work of construction.” First Church built 1820.
colouring of the old red bricks” & deplores “false gables.”
BANKRUPT: Henry Eastaugh, corn, coal & oil-cake merchant of Belvedere Road, & Soth Quay,
CHURCH RECTOR: New Rector: Rev FG Millar, Westminster & University College, Oxford.
Rector at Walton, near Liverpool, had been Rector at St Faith’s near Norwich. A widower.
juvare paratus” & original Escutceon on east gable with date 1870 & Founder’s Initials “JL”.
MEMORIAL to Canon Rowsell: now £281
by 120 performers, in aid of Hospital. Profit £23.
COUNCIL MAYOR: Col Wilson to be Mayor in 1911. He was Mayor in 1889-90, 1890-91, 1900-01
EMIGRATION to AUSTRALIA: To Farm Workers: If you want to hear of reduced steamship
passages to Australia & employment at good wages, with excellent prospect of soon having a farm of
Victoria Street, London SW
ADVERTISEMENT: 150 high class canaries for Sale: 2s; Grand songsters 5s/-each, W davison,
CHAPEL: Congregational Church: Bazar for Renovation Fund of Chapel at Public Hall on 22 & 23
November: “representing a Puritan Village with its old-world houses & inhabitants (64 males?) in
COUNCIL: MAYOR’S BANQUET: Col Angell refers to “item of money paid to repair Guildhall
they took the road known as “Comwell’s Lane” leading from Ringsfield Corner where it joined the
detachment ... They [Cromwell’s men] were too strong for him & he took refuge in the Guildhall
CHURCH: Institution of Rev Millar. Afterwards Mayor & Corporation & Non-Conformist Ministers
met the Bishop at the Rectory Room. Light refresments.
Inmates of Almshouses (Puddingmoor & Purvis)
EDUCATION: Proposed new ELEMENTARY SCHOOLfor hurch of England: Has accommodation
sanitation - managers not prepared to make extra accommodation - recommended County Council to
HOSPITAL FETE: Profit £91 - 19s - 10d
Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician, etc
Place, Beccles (near the Tower); Choice Stock in all branches; “Onto” Fountain Pens & Jones’
ADVERTISEMENT; SUN FIRE OFFICE; The oldest Insurance Office in the World. Fire Damage,
resultant loss of rent & profits; Employers’ Liability & Workmen’s Compensation including
Beccles Agent: Mr James P Larkman
ADVERTISEMENT: Railway Passengers Assurance Co; Accidents of all kinds;
ADVERTISEMENT: Westminster Fire Office: Insurances effected on all ordinary Risks
Agent: Mr RW Snell, St george’s Road, Beccles
choice collection; CC KELSEY, Smallgate, Beccles
ADVERTISEMENT: Special Value in Hosiery; Ladies’ Black Cashmere Hose, all Wool, Spliced
same make, 1/s 3d 1/2d and 1s 6d 1/2d; These three numbers are particularly good value, and can be
ADVERTISEMENT: H LAWRANCE & Sons’; High Class Soda, Seltzer, Potash, in silver- lined
ADVERTISEMENT: Galloways Cough Syrup, for children and adults; Price 9d 1/2d, 1s 1d 1/2d;
ADVERTISEMENT: Frister & Rossman’s High Class Machines [with illustration of sewing
machine] £2-16-0 & £3-7-6. Agents: MASTERS and SKEVENS, Beccles.
ADVERTISEMENT: Are You Eating the Allinson Whole Meal Bread? It is a necessity for all who
Special bakers of the Allinson Bread: EE KIRBY, 38 Blyburgate & CD CLARKE, Northgate,
Ballygate, Beccles. A postcard will receive prompt attention.
ADVERTISEMENT: Appetite good health instils, Keeps out winter’s chills and ills; Try POWELL’S
[with small illustration of a cow].
ADVERTISEMENT: 1911 and promptly at your service with the best of everything in connection
honest dealing over repairs - for lowest possible prices - and for every detail of business you will find
none better than CASTELL, Blyburgate, Beccles.
ADVERTISEMENT: Our Autumn Stock is now replete with the latest styles in Overcoats and
Winter Clothing for men, youths, & boys; A McQUEEN, Tailor & Juvenile Outfitter.
assortment of Domestic and Fancy Goods; Six large Showrooms. The largest assortment in theTown.
Trinket Sets, Teapots, Toys, Dolls, and Games. [19 Old Market? or 2 Northgate?]
making possibilities of WESTERN AUSTRALIA; special selected Government surveyed and cleared
ADVERTISEMENT: Special Show of Lace Goods; dainty, charming, durable, useful; Our Shop
Windows serve as an Index to the beautiful selection of Lace Goods now obtanable at the Exchange
unequalled variety of the hifghest quality at the lowest prices. GW BOPND, Exchange House,
natural colour without staining the skin. Nursery Pomade: A certain cure for Nits and Vermin in
Children’s Heads. Tins 3d
ADVERTISEMENT: Winter Clothing, Winter Clothing; We now have on hand a very large and
comprehensive Stock of Clothing suitable for winter wear. Newest Styles, best wrkmanship at lowest
Overcoats, leading styles, fashionable colours 15s 11d to 38s 6d; Boots and Shoes; Mern’s light
Red House, Beccles
Rubber Boots and Overshoes repaired at a small cost? Satisfaction Guaranteed. By a special process
any kind of Rubber Goods or Waterproof Garments. William ROBINSON, Motor Works, Station
Road & Newgate, Beccles.
New Fruit: raisins, currants, seeded raisins, sultanas, muscatels, figs, dates, Elvas plums, Oregon
plums, Oregon plums, Carlsbad plums, dried apricots, peaches, pears, crstallized and Metx#z fruits,
Crackers; Biscuits in fancy tins. Very choice Teas; fresh roasted Coffees; First clas Provisions; Finest
Wiltshire Bacon; Prize dairy Cheddars, real Gorganzolas, rich, ripe Stiltons, pure Butters, Lard, etc.
ADVERTISEMENT: General Printing of every description at the CAXTON PRESS, Beccles;
Estimate on application.
tender his sincere thanks to the inhabitants of Beccles for their gnerous support during the time he has
been in Business and to inform them that he has taken the large and commodious Premises late in the
consistent with good quality.
ADVERTISEMENT: Funerals: Completely furnished throughout, at the shortest possible notice, with
the same time with strict adherence to Economy. WOMAK BROOKS, Funeral Director, St Anrew’s
ADVERTISEMENT: This week the entire stock of our Millinery offered at greatly reduced prices.
ADVERTISEMENT: Prams and Baby Carriages - Splendid value at DOWSING’S, Cross Keys,
SALE of FURNITURE, LEMAN HOUSE for Miss Lucy Boyce: Mahogany Dining, Wainscot
Rosewood & occasional Tables. Antique Linen Press. Mahogany Bookcase, Mahogany Chiffonier,
& Culinary Requisites, etc.
TO BE LET: with immediate possession: HE Harmer, House Agent, Beccles
13, Station Road
40, Station Road
14, Northgate, Dwelling-House, good Yard, outbuildings, stabling, etc Formerly occupied by a
THE PUBLIC LIBRARIAN, Miss Candler thanks for her Christmas gift.
RAILWAY GATES - The new gates in course of erection were smashed on Christmas afternoon by a
RSPCA subscriptions will be gladly received by Miss Suckling, the Close, Barsham.
MUSIC SUCCESS: Theoretical exam of the Associated Board taken by Margaret Ferral & Kenneth
EAST SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL: WM Crowfoot & Rev Heather members of the Council.
6 LECTURES on Poultry Keeping run by County Council to start.
ADULT SCHOOLS: In the new Room, bagatelle boards, a number of small tables with games of all
kinds provided, even the platform being utilised for a “Bombard” game.. In the small room a long
met together, all entering into one or other of the games with a zest I have never seen excelled.. At
manner the eatables disappeared was marvellous.
College. He released himself in 10 seconds fromr being held down by four sturdy men.
REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1910: Death of Edward VII and succession of George V.
Mr HS Foster, Conservative, by 6530 to 6,294 votes.. The second election in November was:
Beauchamp (Lib), 6248; Foster (C), 5983.
Church Services on the Sunday, two days before his death and preached. .He attended the business
meeting of the Hospital committee, and was seized by fatal illness while on he way to the house of a
the Parish for 28 years, identifying himself with the life and varied interests of the town. “His wide
sympathies, his broad mindednes, his readiness to spend and be spnt for all those needing his
distinctions were ever allowed to interfere in any way with his efforts for the moral and spiritual good
of his people.”
which he resigned on the death of his wife. He had previously held the living of Horesham St Faith’s
near Norwich for three years, prior to curacies at Whitechapel, Hampstead and Swansea. His
Wellington College, his first public appearance at Beccles.
meeting deplored the decrease apparent in the membership of Non-Conformist Churches
fathes had, and the street singing and processions which he regarded ss attractive adjuncts that cannot
Fauconberge School. The new Headmaster, Mr T Clifford Smith, has made a distinct advance
towards regaining the once proud position it held in the town and district. Fifteen months ago he
capital endowment by £1,000, thereby making it possible to carry on the school on the old lines.
The disappearance of the Sir John Leman’s School breaks a link with the past which has happy
under its foundation. The endowment has been handed over to the East Suffolk Education Committee
in order that a Secondary School, with special privileges for Beccles boys, may take its place. In
White, whose intention to preserve all its old features of interest will be generally appreciated.
Perhaps in the not distant future it may be possible to establish a museum within its ancient walls.
retiring from the management and handing over to two other ladies highly trained and experienced in
preparatory school for young ladies, and was intimately connected with the musical life of the town
and had been 35 years organist at Gillingham Church,
portion of the Cut, the renovation of the Council Chamber. The Council intends to recover possession
and offices for the Borough Surveyor. Plans for a new building estate from Ingate to Swine’s Green
The reopening of the Rifle Range on the Common was not approved by Inspectors because it was too
The Council agreed to let a Marsh neighbouring the Common to the Sanders Aeroplane Factory with
permission o build a shed in which a flying machine with up-to-date improvements has been
industry were established in the town.
Mr Cudbird resigned the dual offices of Borough Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances and went out
Messrs HA King, WJ Money, H Welham & JQ Wilkinson were re-elected unopposed. On Mr
elected ahead of James Aldous & SW Rix. Colonel Wilson elected Mayor.
tribute to the tercentenary of the Authorised Version of the Bible
B Reynolds, son, Mr H Reynolds, grandson, Mrs Lovegrove, great-grand-daughter, and her child, a
year old, her great-great grand-daughter.
marriages) on account of age. His successor. His successor:David Alfred Soanes of 21 Alexanra
The Cast included Sir Frederick Adair, Bart, RP de Saumarez, FJ Toulmin, JC Reynolds, Mrs JR
Common on Sunday morning, and he had mounted it for a run when an escape of petrol set fire to the
right-hand plane of the machine. Efforts were promptly made to smother the outbreak, and were
lining of the plane.
CANON ROWSELL MEMORIAL It was agreed by the Committee that a three-light window on the
had £274 in haqnd and another £18 promised.
POLICE COURT before FWD Robinson, Capt Miles Barne, MF Buck & WM Crowfoot
appearance. Mr WG Scotcher, head keeper on Worlingham Hall Estate brought action. The under-
took pieces of a single-barrelled gun from his pocket & went into Mr King’s fields with a Lurcher
threatened to shoot him ... John said “he did not care for no gamekeepers”, took off his coat &
month’s hard labour.
TO BE LET: : with immediate possession; HE Harmer, Huse Agent
3, Frederick’s Road
35 NEw Market (Shaftsbury Lodge)
SPARROW CLUB FORMED under Chairmanship of FWD Robinson, to diminish the number of
sparrows, because farmers have suffered to such an alarming extent from sparrows. In some cases it
BOARD of GUARDIANS of Wangford Union, Chairman Mr A McQueen
MEN’S SOCIAL INSTITUTE: Dr Fox, president, Mr Lidley Watson, Secretary.164 members.. Mr
school would be built.. Committee elected: Messrs O Peacock, A Cocks, F Marsh, A Torbell, R
Hindes & AS Barnard.-
after the Library had bee moved elsewhere. Alderman Buck said that the Library did not exist for the
benefit of the Townspeople, but for the priveledged few.. He said he had some experience of the
that none of the best books came into the hands of younger members. They got the rubbishy and least
benefit from that institution - for it was a class affair.?
Hipperson, wheelwright, Mr Hillen; brooms etc AE Jordan; painter J Ellwood, harness-maker Mr
WATERWORKS: strong complaints (but not unanimous) about the water supplied by the Beccles
Water Co. - turbidity & disagreeable smell. (Council resolution. “In Station Road & Denmark Road
It needed filtration and aerating. The company needed to spend somev money on this process.
TO BE LET with immediate possession; HE Harmer, House Agent
accepted. The work to begin at once.
assistant: I was assisting to move some boiler ends out of a truck into the yard with a crane. James
ground on its side. We then raisaed the jib of the crane to enable us to swing the boiler end into its
the boiler end which was on the crane and the boiler ends on the ground, a distancer of about 3 feet. I
assisted to turn the handle of the crane and it got the weight of the boiler end off the ground when it
EDUCATION: NATIONAL SCHOOLS: Letter from WM Crowfoot: Present Schools built 1866 to
the Living; £228 by Government; £100 by National Schools & £1,100 raised by subscriptions in the
Town. Additional classrooms added. Beccles total subscriptions £2,000.
be made to retain them as Voluntary Schools?
Plans & estimates prepared by Mr Arthur Pells. Schools could be made to conform to all
hand), while LEA would be asked to provide education of Infants & 1st Standard Children. Managers
to submit their plans at meeting on 1st of February.
these places are much smaller than Beccles., and I cannot help feeling that it would be a disgrace if
they were unable to raise £400 for the same purpose
LOT 1: NEW MARKET: Very valuable Business Property for upwards of 50 years in the occupation
(Purchased OG Poulton £590)
LOT 3: DENMARK ROAD: Two capital Dwelling Houses, nos 43, 45, Denmark Road Rents £20
SALE: George Durrant & Sons for the Proprietor:
LOT 1: WAVENEY ROAD: The pleasantly situated Modern Residence known as “Innisfail” in the
LOT 2: WAVENEY ROAD A valuable Building Site adjoining Lot 1 with frontage of 50ft to
LOT 3: SOUTH (bullock) ROAD: Six well-built Cottage Residences,with Gardens. Nos 20-30 South
(Withdrawnm at £1,090)
PRESENTATION: On Thursday evening Miss Oxborough was presented with a tea service and lamp
service has extended over twelve years. The presentation ws made by Mr G Pearson.
(ARCHER- OXBOROUGH: oOn the 11th inst at the Parish Church, Beccles, by Rev AP Skane,
PARISH MAGAZINE: The Rector: We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr Woods of Ingate Lodge for
had the building put into thorough repair, so that it will certanly be the most comfortable of our three
BUNGAY FARMERS’ CLUB: Rider Haggard speaks on his farming visit to Denmark.
Editorship of “The Field”, on Allotments etc: “everyone here will admit that the Land of England
today is in far too few hands.”
WHIST DRIVE organised by the teachers in aid of their Orphans & Benevolent Fund at the Council
20 dances and extras occupied from 8pm to 3 am, the music being supplied by Barnes’ Band from
Mendham, J Ropr and C Saunders. The MCs were Messrs AH Beldng, F Hutley & MD Steer. The
CHURCH SCHOOLS: It was unanimously agreed that the Schools should be kept by he Church and
be taught there, but losing the Infants and First Year to the County Council.
They were certified by the Government to teach 160 boys, 100 girls, and 180 infants. At present they
SALE: ASHMAN'S ROAD: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the White Lion: Building Plot, Frontage
of 110ft & depth of 186ft, Plots 20 & 21 Grange Estate; Freehold, Land Tax redeemed & Tithe Free
SALE: BLYBURGATE: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the White Lion: Double Residence Nos 27 &
29; South-west frontage of 36ft with small garden in rear. Late occupied Miss Aldred & Miss Parker
SALE: ROOKS LANE: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the White Lion: Sale Miss Clarissa Smith.
Residence with Shop known as Richmond House containing Shop (fronting on New Market & Rooks
AND adjoining 3 brick & tile four roomed Cottages. In rear spacious yard with large tiled & boarded
Workshops Formerly occupation HB Smith, cabinet makers
SALE: NEWGATE: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the White Lion: Sale Chas Woolnough (who has
left the neighbourhood) 4 Freehold Cottages: Nos 22-28; frontage 50ft, depth 65ft Large Yard in rear
3 Bungalow Cottages 1, 2, 3 Fair Close Pathway, with Garden & Shed ad let to good tenants. Rents
(Bought Geo Smith £105)
28, New Market Place (lock-up Shop)
18, New Market Plave
TO BE LET: Palling Cottage, St George’s Road. 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Scullery, large
Storeroom, 4 Bedrooms, Garden about 10 rods.
HOSPITAL: Aldis Wright gives £500 to the Hospital, following £1,000 to Fauconberge School &
Wright’s portrait is to be hung in the Council Chamber”.
COUNCIL LAND COMMITTEE: Surveyor reported 173 moles caught during the past month.
WATERWORKS: Letter on quality of water:
LOCAL TRADE: The Mayor (Col Wilson) writes an open letter to the People of Beccles
suggest you get everything for nothing..
RAILWAY CROSSING & STATION The Mayor (Col Wilson) visits Liverpool Street Station to
accommodation at the Station. The Manager promises to look into the matter.
Cambridge Stores of Mr G Alllgay & the White Horse of Mr H Howes. In the District there are 31
by grocers. The population of the District 9111, one licence to 222 of population. Therevwre 15
TO BE LET: RINGSFIELD ROAD: “Uplands”, a Detached Residence on the Grange Estate
containing 2 Reception Roms, 6 Bedrooms, Bath, h & c, Conservatory. Garden about half an acre.
NATIONAL SCHOOL FUNDS: Additional subscriptions from W AldisWright £50; Mrs E Johnson,
£5 5s; Mrs SS Jones £1 1s;AR Block £1 1s;Mr TH Pearce £1 1s; AR Scott £1 1s.
Willcocks, Miss Banham, Miss O’Farrell, Mr Gay, Miss Halpin
GB Angell, Town Clerk, and on his death passed into that of Mr Tom Angell, who succeeded his
John Clarke, Borough Treasurer, he was appointed to succeed him. He was also Secretary to Beccles
JUNIOR IMPERIAL LEAGUE founded in Beccles. Dr wood-Hill elected President; Mr J Money,
Secretary. Committee of 12 included B Stanfrd. 70 people joined.
SALE: SOUTH ROAD: Messrs Durrants are open to treat by Private Contract for Sale of 6 newly
ercted Cottages and small modern Residence in South Road(Bullock’s Lane). The property can be
Schools: “a Cinematograph Exhibition”.
DEATH of Rev JH Raven. Born Mildenhall 1842; younger child in large family. Father Rector of
father’s death. Scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge. 2nd Class Tripos. Ordained 1867. Curate at
Brownsover, Rugby; 1868 to Haileybury College, assistant master & Choirmmaster; Minor Canon of
in gift of his nephew, Rev CE Couchmar. Resigned 1909.
OLD TOWN HALL: to be used as Council Chamber & Surveyor’s Office
for £8 - 8s
SALE: INGATE: Nos 6 & 8: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head: Sale Mrs Harriet
Wm Woolner (who has for many years carried on a Butcher's business) and by Hugh Holton a
HOSPITAL SATURDAY Fund:
Village Collection (14)
£91 - 19s - 10d
£130 - 9s - 0d
March, 1861. In early 18 century a small Baptist Church was formed in Beccles connected with
Church at Rushalls, Norfolk. Pastor, Mr Semmons, who died c 1759. On his death church dissolved.
away. Job Hopton, Pastor. Church built in Beccles 1805 at cost of £470. Used for many years as an
& Forcing Houses, well-planted orchard, Garden & Kitchen Garden. (Selling: AR Meyer, Esq)
EDUCATION: Beccles Pupil Teacher Centre: Miss E Wright, Principal: “The School will be
SALE: DENMARK ROAD: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head: Semi detached Brick &
in the occupation of Mr Ernest Day at the annual rent of £14 6s. Freehold. Tithe & Land Tax
(Brandford, JS £305)
PUBLIC LIBRARY: to move to 3 rooms hired from the leases of Mr Crisp’s House in London Road
CORONATION PROGRAMME: 7 am Church Bells; 10.30 limited Service in Paish Church; 11.30
Review of Beccles Territorials in New Market; 1.30 pm Children assemble at schools & march to
Children’s Tea; 7.15 Al Fresco Concert & Cinematograph entertainment on Common; 7.30 Dancing
*** CORONATION SUPPLEMENT with 6 good photographs. Col Wilson’s speech: Description
depend in great measure the maintenance of the power & might which are now our glory and our
Paper gives in full schoolchildren’s essays on “The crowning of the King.”
EMIGRATION: Party of 6 from Beccles
CONSERVATIVE CLUB, London Road: “Beccles Working Men’s Conservative Club Ltd”,
registered with capital of £3,000 & acquire building premises & grounds for providing a Clubhouse
bar for members only.
SALE: THE QUAY & FEN LANE: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head :Watermeer
and slated Workshop adjoining in Fen Lane.
(Bought CC Betts £400)
LOT 1 No 46 Alexandra Road, with Garden in rear, abutting on Peddar’s Lane occupied by Mr FJ
Goffin : rent £14;
LOT 3: No 50 Alexandra Road, the adjoining House, occupied by Mr H Clutton at Rent opf £12
SALE: NEW MARKET: Sale RJ Read, Stanford & Gayford at the King’s Head:: No 28: Small
Room over & large cellar in basement.
WATERWORKS: New filtering apparatus at Puddingmoor pumping works now in full operation.
NOISE in CENTRE of TOWN: Letter complaining of Bell-ringing, bands on Saturdays, etc
NOISE: Letters for & against Bell-ringing. On 22 July, three & a half hours, on Bank Holiday four &
CHURCH: Sunday School Treat: about 750 Children (gift of ginger beer from Messrs Lawrance)
*** SALE: Newgate & Smallgate: House formerly “The Sun” Inn & cottages formerly “The
AEROPLANE: The Beccles aeroplane: Large party come from Ipswich, Yoxford, Melton? etc to see
Capt Saunders’ Aeroplane. Tea at King’s Head. Saunders demonstrates engine. Gusty wind prevents
SALE of FURNITURE of Rev Heather, including Croquet set & fshing rods.
LAW: William Woolnough, hay dealer, 21 days imprisonment for ill-treating his horse. eleven
EDUCATION: Miss Hayes School. Emphasis on Music.
SALE: INGATE ROAD: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head: Nos 90 & 92: for Mrs Rose
Gardens, having a frontage of about 31ft, enclosed by iron palisading, and Gardens in rear with back
entrances. No 90 now in the occupation of the owner, No 92 in the occupation of Henry Foster as a
MUSIC: Proposed revival of Musical Society, “in suspended animation” since 1908. (balance £1 - 8s,
Dr BARNARDO’S “Musical Boys” give 2 performances in the Public Hall.
MUSIC SOCIETY to perform “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast” by Coleridge Taylor.
EDUCATION: Will Dormer, carpenter, summoned under Education Bye-Laws. Twin Girls, Emily &
EDUCATION: National Schools; Letter from WM Crowfoot: Appeals for subs to cover outstanding
requirement of £230 for Church Schools.
CHRISTMAS SALE: 44th Annual Sale by Read, Stanford & Gayford: 300 Pigs, 500 Turkeys, Geese,
WAR THREAT: Two letters in response to Lush’s letter of 28 November: from Arthur Hughes
CIRCUS: Bostock & Wombell’s Circus to visit Beccles.
WAR THREAT: further letters: one from Lush?, one (pro war) from SW Rix.
EDUCATION: Beccles College Prize Giving: More boarders, some from overseas.
country & such an Empire as England could boast today.” Pleased with report on the Schools Scouts,
“one of the most satisfactory movements started in England for a long time.”
EDUCATION: Review of the Year: Fauconberge School now 25 (including 5 boarders)
WAR THREAT: More letters, including Lush & Adiral Noel
(undischarged bankrupt, & used bad language to his wife.)
SALE of Stock in Trade of Colt-breaker & some furniture by GR Woolner of Bear & Bells, Old
EDUCATION: Mayor receives “a bundle? of letters” from boys of the Council School thanking him
for his invitation to a Cinematograph entertainment at the Public Hall “exceedingly well written &
EXHIBITION of AYRTON’S PAINTINGS in Water-colour in Bond Street: “I lived in
Pembrokeshire as a boy, then I went to the Norfolk Broads for my honeymoon, and after that I was
of the wilder parts of the Suffolk coast. I had plenty of subjects? there to paint. In one day, in one
spot, there are enough scenes for a dozen pictures ... most of my painting is done in the spring. Often
choose are out of the way of the yachtsmen & pleasure-seekers”
WEDDING at Beccles Parish Church of Miss Mabel Nina Metcalfe, granddaughter of late Dr Robert
HOSPITAL Penny Scheme: collected monthly £60
offertory?” Mr Clatworthy: “About £2 - 10s.” Mr Harmer “With a church packed from end to end,
about 1,000 people!”
CHAPEL: New Congregational Church Minister: Rev Frank Burnett, welcomed.
George Woolnough: Two Dwelling Houses, with spacious Yard, Stabling, Cart Shed and Cow
occupied by the Vendor.
(Bought CC Betts £45)
EDUCATION: St Benet’s Roman Catholic School Prizes: Religious Doctrine, Good Conduct,
EDUCATION: National Schools: Childer’s Entertainment at Public Hall in aid of School Building
Improvement Fund. Operetta “Idle Ben” etc. (RC Dent in charge.)
SALE: RAVENSMEER: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head: Sale Caler Chase: Nos 10,
11, & 12 Ravensmere: Brick & slated each with 2 sitting Rooms, 2 bedrooms & range of brick &
Warehouse; 2 brick & tiled Residences adjoining & large garden with greenhouse approached by side
Mortgagees; Corn merchant's Shop with storage room over, 2 Living Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, Wash
house, Shed & Large Granary having a side entrance & double doors
SALE: DENMARK ROAD: Nos 92 94: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head: Sale for
Edward Snell: 2 substantially built Freehold dwelling Houses, each containing Entrance Hall, Sitting
EDUCATION: Report of Higher Education Sub-Committee made by East Suffolk Education
incorporated the ancient foundation of Sir John Leman dates from 1631 was established by County
Council of East Suffolk in accordance with the school approved by the Board of Education”.
suggested addition of “Sir John”, finally decided to call theschool: “The Sir John Leman School,
HOSPITAL: It was decided not to hold Hospital Fete.
Bench had granted 3 licences for sale of drink - to be stopped?
HOSPITAL SUNDAY: Service collection £23. Territorials parade, etc
RINGSFIELD: Drawing Match at the Horse Shoes, pub lent by Mr W Porter “splendid exhibition in
20: 120 in first class; Men under 20: 27 in second class. (a record?). TB LITTLE & W Porter
supplied a pair of horses & plough each.
day. About 50 Council schoolgirls under a teacher. Madame Reynolds instructs the girls.
HOSPITAL SATURDAY FUND:
£6 - 14s - 0d
Village Scholars (6)
£6 - 6s - 4d
£82 - 2s - 3d
Lots 1-4: Four Modern brick, slated & tiled bay fronted residences "Esdelle Terrace" with Gardens
(Bought 1: Withdrawn £230; 2 Miss Delf £250; 3 & 4: withdrawn at £230 & £250)
(Bought Mrs Skellcross £215)
(Bought Jas Aldous £310)
3r 4p) planted with 500 fruit trees
SALE: DENMARK ROAD: Nos 47, 49, 51, 53 in 2 lots: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s
Head: Sale TA Woodroffe: 4 substantially built Brick and Slated Dwelling Houses each containing
front and rear.
(LOT 1: Withdrawn £345; LOT 2: not offered)
EDUCATION: Gresham School, Shaftsbury Lodge; Oldest established Day & Boarding School for
Girls, Beccles. Kindergarten & Prep School for Boys.
ANNUAL SALE of LAMBS by Durrant’s. About 4,700 lambs.
Display, Fireworks, Band of 3rd Aast Anglian Howitzer Brigade. Return tickets at single fare from
Norwich, Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Diss, Ipswich, etc.
EDUCATION: St Benet’s Roman Catholic School awarded Hudson Trophy for Drawing &
BUNGAY Grammar School: Numbers increased from 26 to 38.
million of his sermons distributed, books avidly read.
apparently taught neither respect of persons nor property by either their schoolmaster or their parents.
or animals they can find, throw large stones quite regardless of who may be hit or what glass may be
broken & otherwise make themselves a perfect nuisance in every way they can.”
CHURCH & CHAPEL Sunday School treats spiled by rain. 750 Church of England Sunday School
it would be for War to break out between these two great nations.”
CHAPEL: COMMEMORATION of the Ejectment of 1662 in New Market. Fully 3,000 children &
MUNICIPAL OFFICES: Mayor entertains Council at Old Town Hall, now adapted for Municipal
*** THE GREAT FLOOD: Full page Article with 4 Photographs of the Great Flood, 4 feet rise in
36 hours (including the Hermitage)
FLOOD: Fund begun for Flood sufferers
FURTHER COMMEMORATION of Ejectment: Preacher Rev BJ Snell of London. “The Leadership
in one solitary thing since, and it was not leading it now. If it had not been for Non-Conformity the
history of this realm since 1662 would not have been worth recording.”
Sundays. 3 boys placed under care of Probation Officer for 12 months.
RAILWAY STATION Improvements: Large Booking Office & general Waiting Room, new
METTING of NSPCC addressed by Mrs England of Societey’s Central Office. In Beccles 15 cases in
last 2 years involving 52 children. One case ended in death. (Chair: WM Crowfoot)
ROAD TRANSPORT: Article on advantages of Road Transport against Rail. Spreading.
ELECTION of Councillors: Elected: H Copeman 420; G Johnson 340; AE Micklelborough 337; TJ
TOWN SANITARY COMMITTEE: Under Town Planning Act 1909:
Owners to be given Notice “That the Sanitary Authority considers them to be in such a condition as
until in the judgement of the Sanitary Authority they are rendered fit for habitation.”
SALE: SWINES GREEN; Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head, for TA Woodroffe :
LOT 1: Substantially built brick & slated Double Cottage, with good Gardens, in the occupation of
(Bought CC Betts £225)
LOT 2: Brick & tiled Double Cottage with large Gardens, the whole containing 3 Roods & 8 Perches,
(Bought J Barber £225)
having a frontage of 235 ft upon the High road, and containi8ng 1 Acre, 3 Roods & 18 Perches.
Lots 4, 5, 6, 7. Four substantially built brick and slated Dwelling Houses, Nos 47, 49, 51 and 53
Denmark Road in occupations of Messrs A Stowe, FC Watling, AE Hall, and TA Billing.
SALE: ALEXANDRA ROAD: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head: Sale Samuel Sarbutt;
Building Land; Freehold Corner Plot having frontage of 37ft 6ins upon Alexander Road, and depth
(AH Wigg £85)
occupation Mrs Burnham [No 22], WJ Wood [?], T Playford [?] Rental: £20-16-0
SALE: NEW MARKET: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head ; Sale for WG Aldous;
DIVORCE: Report of Royal Commission on Divorce proposes to include addition of 5 grounds for
Minority Report signed by Commissioners representing Church of England, opposes any extension.
weekly Cattle Sales from Jack H Woolner, 41 Ingate.
Aged sick & Poor
Almshouse Inmates (Puddingmoor)
Schools, Prominent in London YMCA; friend of Sir George Williams) Retired to Beccles25 years
GREAT FIRE of BECCLES: Maltings destroyed £30,000 damage.
Birmingham, Bradford, Stubbington, Hanley, Nottingham, Coventry, & other parts of England,
France & Germany, the Azores & Brazil.
“Shades of Night”, “A Sister to Assist?”
LAW: Order against Baron de Chasserra, late of the Hythe, Staines. Creditor TW Harris, jeweller, for
BUNGAY PERSON: Account of Sir Frank Crisp, who went to school in Bungay [with photograph],
EDUCATION: Beccles College: Exams of College of Preceptors in History, Geography, English,
Arithmetic, Algebra, French, Book-keeping, Model & Freehand Drawing, also Shorthand
MAYOR’S JUVENILE BALL: Fancy Dress Juvenile Ball in the ublic Hall given by the Mayor &
Mayoress (E Johnson Hindes & Miss Hindes)
LAW: Maggie Woods, married, drunk; PC Southgate found her lying in the gutter - addicted to drink.
sparrows & eggs destroyed. Old rate of pay: 6d per dozen for birds & 3d per dozen for eggs, reverted
PICTURE PALACE [Cinema] at the Public Hall. Messrs Barker & Thurston’s Season. Electric
8.45. Children’s Matinee 3 pm. 3d & 6d. Children under 14 half price.
Subs & collections
Grant from Diocesan Society
Grant from National Society
SPARROW CULL: Beccles & District Sparrow Club: formed 2 years ago. About 19,000 Sparrows &
CHURCH: Bishop of Thetford Confirms 152. (Beccles 72)
CHURCH: Proposed Screen in Church in memory of Mr John Crowfoot, to be given by the Misses
SOCIETY of Prevention of Cruelty to ANIMALS. AGM of Beccles branch. WM Crowfoot in the
ADVERTISEMENT: JC Macbeth, New Market: Corsets [illustration]
CHURCH: Easter Communion Services: 6, 7, 8 am & noon. 502 Communicants, increase on last
EDUCATION: Evening Continuation Classes; Subjects: Shorthand, Typing, Commercial &
Workshop Arithmetic, Commercial Correspondence, Drawing (freehand, geometrical & Machinery),
ADVERTISEMENT: Macbeth: Lady’s Blouse [Illustration]
accommodate 196 Infants. 153 present. Miss CW Fuller, Headmistress in sucssion to Miss Chastney -
Teachers with 4 Classrooms.
Railway, Chief Officer. Retired to Eastbourne.
BECCLES BANKS: Hours of Business on Saturdays: 9.30 - 12.30. Barclay & Co; Capital &
WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT: Addressed by Mrs Swannich, MA (Studied Moral Science
Tripos at Cambridge; Went to Dublin to get degree) WM Crowfoot sends letter of support.
ADVERTISEMENT: Macbeth [illustration]
ADVERTISEMENT: Money’s Machine Bakery, Hungate
EMPIRE DAY Celebrated at Schools. National Anthem & Patriotic Songs.
SALE: DENMARK ROAD: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head, Late Mrs Mary Hopson;
£11, the Landlord paying rates. Freehold, Tithe Free & Land Tax redeemed.
SALE: FAIR CLOSE: Read, Stanford & Gayford; at the King’s Head Sale GA Harvey, who has left
No 28; Dwelling House, now in the occupation of Mr LG Webster as a quarterly tenant at Rent £14
(C Marshall £210)
SALE: Geldeston Hall: 50 acre Park, Stables for 6 Horses, 117 acres of Woods, 6 Farms
LAW: Pickpocket active at Durrant’s Sale Ground: Arrested.
EDUCATION SUCCESS: RC Dunt of Fauconberge School, Official Scholarship at Tonbridge
ADVERTISEMENT: Macbeth & OMO showing Washing Copper [Illustration]
*** SALE: Ingate Lodge
CORPORATION BATHS: Ladies elect Madame Reynolds as Instrucress.
EDUCATION: Beccles College: Corporation place Baths at the disposal of Beccles College for
EDUCATION: Fauconberge School Prize Giving. 25 Boys.
CHURCH: Sunday School Treat at Castle Farm for 650 Children.
first established in the British Isles & he (CC Hall) remembered that the small troop marched out on
Empire Day 1908 & the people laughed & asked who were they?
HOMING PIGEON SOCIETY of Beccles & District.
RIX COLLECTION moved from Old Council Chamber (now called the Guildhall) to the Town Hall.
the Collection & presented it to the Town.) The Newspaper endores the view that the Collection
CIRCUS: Lord John Sanger’s Circus to visit Caxton Meadow on Saturday 27 September.
VISIT of RUDYARD KIPLING with his wife & daughter to S White’s private collection of Antiques
DRUNKENNESS: Letter on increase of conviction for Drunkenness. Whilst consumption of alcohol
is diminishing “public opinion is becoming more intolerant of drunkenness”.
for 16 Guineas
CHURCH: NEW DIOCESE of SUFFOLK: Meeting concerning Beccles & the New Diocese of
opposes. Resolution carried 33 to 17. (some did not vote) Long account.
SWIMMING DISPLAY by Girls under Madame Darnley Reynolds. 5 Years instruction at Baths.
joining new Suffolk Diocese.
ALDIS WRIGHT publishes Psalter in 6 English versions.
views including Beccles.
BANK to be opened: Branch of London Provincial Bank to be opened in New Market under TL Hart
EXHIBITION of PAINTINGS by Lorna Burnett (wife of Rev Frank Burnett, Congregational
Road), Marshes with glimpse of Roos Hall, the Score & Stepping Hill.
in October 1879.
DITCHINGHAM SILK WORKS: Co-operative Venture at Grout’s Silk Works: Letter from HC
Botwright: Under Thomas Boulter, silk manager, on the death of William Crick in 1855. Mr Boulter
was started under his guidance for the purchase & sale of household requisites. They began with with
crockery & tinned beef, dealing with large wholesale houses, ultimately adding a general supply of
was utilised as a store, which was open one or two evenings a week for the purchase of gooods & to
supporters was Mr James Buck, father of Mark Buck, President of the Beccles Co-op. James Buck,
was allowed to languish & it gradually closed.”
Villages: Barnby, Weston, Worlingham
£5 - 1s - od
had his coat off & was wanting to fight. Long list of prior convictions. Fined 40s & 6s costs or 28
EDUCATION: Adult School; AGM: Public Hall: “So great was the crowd that the accommodation
Rowntree, MP for York & Hon Treasurer of National Council of Adult Schools (Beccles Womens’
School 165 as against 179 in 1912; Mens’ 180)
Regiment. Capt HH Johnson presides.
EDUCATION: Beccles College Prize Giving: WM Crowfoot: CC Hall’s predecessor was Hockey,
left Beccles in the 1790s & Cowles started in the 1820s - a gap of 30 years].
Germany, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Egypt, the Azores, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Transvaal,&
SEASONAL BENEVOLENCE: usual Christmas gifts of money by Feoffees. Mayor distributed
by the Mayoress.