scientifically examine your eyes and supply rolled gold spectacle or eye glasses, rimmed or rimless,
ADVERTISEMENT:Westminster Fire Office; Fire, Accident, Burglary, and Motor-Car Insurances
RW Snmell, St George’s Road, Beccles
ADVERTISEMENT: William Steer, Practical Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician, etc, 37, Market-Place,
ADVERTISEMENT:Use a Cooker from the Beccles Gas Company [with Cartoon]
ADVERTISEMENT: BON MARCHE, (Beccles Ltd), The Walk; “Flannelette with a close pile is
wear: Broche Crystaline, Jacquard Marocain, Marocain, Schappe Silk
ADVERTISEMENT: Canada, “The Land of Golden Opportunities”, Cinematograph Lecture at 7.45
ADVERTISEMENT: “The Beatrice May” will leave Exchange Square Thursday, 8 Jan, Lowestoft
Coal with me at once, at today’s price, and you will be assured of getting your coal delivered to your
ADVERTISEMENT:Ladies’ Costumes, dry cleaned and tailor-pressed at a reduced charge of 6s/6d.
ADVERTISEMENT: A Happy and Prosperous New Year to Al from Arthur Dare, Beccles.
ADVERTISEMENT: International Stores. The Greatest Grocers in the World.
EDUCATION: Beccles College: Sound Commercial Education. Practical Land Surveying. Individual
Examinations. Fees Moderate. C Hall, BA, Hons, Principal`
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE: A most succesful Dance was held in thr Red Triangle Hall on New
Southwold, Bungay, and the outlying villages. At midnight the entire company linked hands and
welcomed in the New Year by singing “Auld Lang Syne”. The music was supplied by the “Why Not
BECCLES WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Offer of £1,000 for endowment of a cot in the Hospital
to be called the “Josephine Mc Connel Cot” by a visitor who was impressed by the Institution.
HOSPITAL: A very up-to-date Wireless apparatus has been installed as a result of funds raised by
apprentices in the Royal Air Force. Out of 400 candidates they were 7th and 17th.
BEET SUGAR FACTORY to be opened at Claydon. Well-attended Meeting held at the King’s Head.
CANADA, The Land of Golden Opportunities. Lecture and films at the Beccles Cinema by the local
experience of agriculture and the rearing of farmstock. Girls would do well there if they went there to
would be assisted in their passage out there and could repay it in 6 months or a year. They would be
PRICE OF BREAD GOING UP. To many people a rise of a penny or so in the cost of a quartern loaf
will not greatly matter, but there are millions of others to whom it matters a great deal.
WEDDING: The duaghter of the Mayor Mr JQ Wilkinson of Ashman’s Road, married in Vancouver.
Miss Doris Wilkinson married Ernest Gowen of Vancouver. The bride was given away by her Uncle,
BECCLES BRANCH, BRITISH LEGION held a tea & entertainment for 100 children of the fallen
comrades in the Great War. After tea Mr M Elliott amused the children with a capital wireless
children joined in the choruses.” At 8.30 the happy party separated. On their way out they were given
two oranges and a bag of sweets.
making progress slowly, and was now able to get out for short walks.
Marche; ironmonger: Squire; wheelwright: Sarbutt; painter: Frost; harness maker: Brandford;
Applications were made by Messrs AS Hopwell, successors to Messrs Hindes; and the Waveney
Catholic School: On the death of Francis Banham suggested that Mr Chapelow become a member of
the Education Committee in his place.
AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY “Tilly of Bloomsbury” by Ian Hay put on. [with photo]
St PAUL’S CATHEDRAL RESTORATION FUND.A portion of the offertory next Sunday to go to
CAXTON SOCIAL CLUB A scial will be held in the Caxton Pavilion on the Recreation Ground,
Beccles on Saturday.:
late Charles Borrett, gardener, of Swine’s Green, whose voice, shouting his gods, was frequently
heard in the town upwards of half a century ago. Mrs Edwards, for forty years carried on the business
form, that of a hairdresser’s.
CONCERT by Beccles Concert Party in aid of Olive Ward, the little girl who lost her arm and
SANITARY COMMITTEE: The Maor, Councillor JQ Wilkinson, in the Chair. Plans passed: New
covered Yard & wc at the house of Col B Granville Baker.
100 dancers from Beccles, Bungay, Diss, Lowestoft, Norwich, Soutwold and Yarmouth took part. The
FAUCONBERGE HEADMASTER, Rev HJL Norman appointed to the Rectory of Freckenham.
Wainscott Council School. The slary rises to £494 pa. He is now Headmaster of Bream Church
NEW MATRON OF HOSPITAL: Miss Fletcher in succession to Miss Stevens who is retiring after
many years of devoted service to the institution in Fair Close. Miss Fletcher has formerly been at the
DEBATE at the Adult School “Are the modern Young Women better than their Grandmothers.”
CHURCH: St Michael’s: Crowfoot Memorial Tablet unveiled to 7 doctors in he town by name of
SCOUTMASTERS’ METING at Red Triangle Club in Beccles. One Vice President Mr Arnesby
by a Conmcert.
SANITARY COMMITTEE: Proposed alterations to the Drill Hall: The War Office prepared to pay
LICENSING MEETING: “There was a great deal of drunkenness in the town”.
29 Licenses for all intoxicating liquors on or off the premises. 4 for sale of beer, wine on or off
premises; 4 licenses for sale of beer, wine, spirits etc off the premises; The population of licensing
NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION: Chair: Capt E Fortrey Heap, supported by Gervaise Rentoul, MP
invited landowners, farmers and workers to a conference. Workers refused, for their election
DEATH of Sir Edward Beauchamp, formerly MP for Lowestoft, aged 75. Created Baronet in 1911,
Sir William Procter-Beauchamp, 3rd Baronet. Midshipman in Navy, then member of Lloyds,
Chairman in 1905 & 1913. His elder son, who was killed in the Coldstream Guards in Deccember
DEATH of Mr William Carr of Ditchingham Hall.
WEATHER: HURRICANE in BECCLES on Monday night. Roofs stripped of slates in Exchange
the parish church was blown away.
Bellward, who is retiring after 34 years. He has been associated with Poor Law work with Wangford
AGM of Red Triangle Club. 186 members, an increase of 35.
gentleman & Charles Napier Trollope, gentleman, of the Score, Northgate. They succeed the late Mr
A McQueen and Mr W Robinson, who did not seek re-election.
CHURCH: CONGREGATIONAL AGM: Mention of resignation of Rev WE Davies, after 9 years.
Still without a Pastor.
[35 New Market]. Neil Taylor retires., but Noel Sherard will continue from that address.
PUBLIC HALL to be let again to Messrs Elliott for the year for £80.
(about the third of a series on historical subjects)
DEATH of Mrs Breeze of Northgate, aged 69. A gifted vocalist and musician, she was well known in
assisting any worthy cause. Her only child, Mr CV Breeze is the organist at the Congregational
Church. She was buried at Henstead, her birthplace.
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL: The parclose Screen whose erection by members of the
Crowfoot family has just been completed, who had asked that there should be no special service, but
SANITARY COMMITTEE: Plans approved: Timber framed bungalow in Pleasant Place for Mr FS
deferred. (Opposed by nearby residents).
address at Good Friday Service before leaving Beccles.
on Monday, 26 April.:
Freehold Dwelling House: No 72 Denmark Road, containing Hall, Front Sitting Room, Living Room,
Coal House, and WC in rear, and small Back Garden. Now in the occupation of Mr Joseph Turner, at
Rent of £26 pa, Landlord paying Rates.
WILLIAM CLOWES: Presentation to WJ Fuller on retirement after 50 years, Overseer
WOMEN’S CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION: 150 members present at monthly meeting. Lecture
CAXTON ATHLETIC AGM
WAR MEMORIAL FUND Final Meeting: The Mayor (Quinton Wilkinson), Dr Wood-Hill, Dr HP
Edmonds, DC Smith, E Johnson Hindes, AE Bunn, HV Brsnford, Dr CR Smith, Dr CT Helsham, Mrs
JP Larkman, Mrs Wood-Hill, Mrs Youell & Mr Bryan Forward (Hon Sec)
given by Mr Elliott £800; bricks on site also given by Mr Alexander Elliott £200; Ordinary donations
£7,426; special Donations: Farmers’ Sales £270; Village Memorials £180; Church collections,
£200; Rent of Land £15; Income Tax repayments £9; Interest on Investments £1,549; Sale of Stock
Per contra Value of site and bricks £1,000; Builders’ account, heating apparatus, lighting, and
£265; Printing etc. £127; Balance transferred to Hospital Trustees £453; TOTAL: £13,771
by not rushing it they had been able to save £2,000.
A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the hon. sec for this splendid work and valuable assistance he
In reply Mr Bryan Forward said he was exceedingly proud of the result of their work. It was started
when Mr E Johnson Hindes was Mayor, and at that time he himself was somewhat sceptical as to
that the work of the Committee had now come to an end, as it seemed like the severance of the
Dr Wood-Hill facetiously remarked that he would like to say the last word at this their last meeting.
building such a splendid memorial. The had had assistance from all and sundry. The Mayors of
assistance in every possible way, and he desired to thank all those who had given assistance in any
way to bring this memorial hospital to such a successful issue. (Applause).
Temporary Licence transfer: The Fleece Inn from James Howe to Walter Avis, Woodbine Cottage,
SANITARY COMMITTEE: licences for slaughter houses: H Copeman, Blyburgate; G Smith16
Hungate, WJ Seppings, Hungate, Wells & Algar, Smallgate; F Catling, 1 Quay; A Crack, 24
Plan turnd down for Gospel Hall in Alexandra Road Does not comply with by-Laws.
Additions to Houses Nos 28 & 30 in Station Road for Mr Andrews & Mr Kellam approved
ADVERTISEMENT: JC Macbeth; Having sold portions of my Shop and Premises I am cotinuing
Business on exactly the same lines as heretofore, but in a much more comfortable, compact, and
MUSIC: Miss Marion Wells, LRAM; and 1st Prize Special Diploma, Watford School of Music; gives
Lessons in Pianoforte Playing; also Singing, Voice Production and Theory of Music. Cothelstone, 2
BECCLES AMATEUR SAILING CLUB: AGM at King’s Head. Col RF Lush proposed, seconded by
Clatworthy (Hon Sec), Dr HP Helsham, H Butcher, LT Clarkson, FJ Meen & FJ Tracy.
Miclethwaite, Cllrs Youngman, Hartley, Smith, King, Clarke, Jordan, Palmer & W Ward. Tradesmen
for the quaeter: Mr Denny, blacksmith; Mr Betts, bricklayer; Mr Catling, carpenter; Mr Gipson,
maker; Mr Esling, stationer.
BOARD of GUARDIANS: Mr AE Mickleburgh re-elected Chairman. AE Jordan, Vice Chairman.Mr
CAR ACCIDENT. Mr SL Skevens and wife in a car driven by his son, driving down London Road, in
collision with an automobile scout at the junctin with St Mary’s Road
member of theGarrison Artillery Volunteers, an enthuiastic angler. He leaves 4 sons & 2 daughters.
SANITARY COMMITTEE: The Mayor extended a warm welcome to Ald Buck on his return after
foreman’s dwelling house for W Robinson.
DEATH of Lawson G Laws of the Nurseries. He succeeded his father, Thomas Atkinson Laws, an
ultimately disposed of it..He was a gifted vocalist, and in his early life his services were freely given
at charitabe and other entertainment. He was a valued member of St Michael’s choir.
recently carried on by WI & MG Patrick transferred to Mr RW Campbell. For 11 years Mr Campbell
ADVERTISEMENT: Hepworth’s pen in Beccles at 17, 19 New Market.
married Miss Ruth Rowsell, a daughter of Canon Rowsell of Beccles.
hours. The outbreak had occurred in the boiler shop, causing considerable damage to the building and
also to machinery.
Blyburgate; Mission Room in Alexandra Road for Mr Cowl.Garage in Grange Rad for Capt. HJA
about 45 years ago. About 23 years ago he was stricken by paralysis, and from then till his death had
Mr MF Buck, who has been connected with this paper for so many years, has now been obliged to
DEATH of Mrs Vernon only daughter of late Robert Ives Metcalfe, MD at Ascot while cycling.
accompanied by Mr Warder Harvey, the Churchwardens and several others interested. Some
Thousands of voices, representing most of the church choirs in the Diocese took part.
HEALTH of BECCLES: by Dr Charles Rees Smith, MB, BS, DPH, Medical Officer of Health.
BIRTHS: legitimate 59 males, 45 females; Illegitimate: 2 males, 4 females
INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Scarlet Fever, 12 cases (below the average)
Tuberculosis 22 fresh cases, bringing the total to 55 in the town. (3 deaths)
had eaten ice cream from a street vendor shortly before.
Dysentry: 6 cases, three of whom had eaten ice cream from a street barrow a few days earlier. Two
MATERNITY & CHILD CARE: Every efort should be made to induce mothers to bring their babies
to the clinic. 72% of babies born during the year attended.
and an arc lamp for artificial sunlight treatment during the winter.
The staff consists of a sister and two nurses, all of whom hold CMB certificates. Nominal fees are
NEW HOUSING completed, 19;
course of erection 11.
and condemned. Many othwers are undesirable although not so bad as to be condemned on account of
DESTRUCTION of FOWLS: H Copeman & his son, W Copeman extensive breeders of poultry &
own large runs on their portion of the Homefield Estate. Raide by two dogs, broke through the wire &
dogs have been destroyed.
MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT: H Shiplee of Fair Close driving down London Road on Motor Cycle
BECCLES MAN in AUSTRALIA - HWG Drain.: “ I arrived here in November and started work on
healthy life which this climate affords, besides which the work is not too hard, and in addition it is
very interesting and profitable. Commencing at a wage of 30s/- weekly and keep, I have now risen to
more. I havenow commenced to try a 30 hp tractor.
The people are kind in general, and “Jack is as good as his master” and by pulling together , and
his own block of land. That is what I am out to attain. In the sixth months I have been here, I have
paid my passage loan of £22, besides having deposited a nice sum in the Commonwealth Bank. Not
Mr Churchill’s Visit, the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address the Conservative Fete at North Cove
brilliant abilities and powerful personality are acknowledged on all sides. The Chancellor will arive at
the Chancellor of the Exchequeur - an event so far as we are aware unique in the annals of Beccles -
POST OFFICE HOURS: it weill be open from 8 am to 7.30 pm on weekdatys.
CHURCH: PAROCHIAL CHURCH cOUNCIL: An anonymous donor offered t pay for the
PRIMITIVE METHODIST FETE in the grounds of Mr S Le Grice of Old Market [St Peter’s House].
Exhibitions of Folk Dancing were given, and later in the evening dancing took place on the lawn.
shooting. He won many prizes. He served on the Town Council for 3 years. He was made a Manager
School. He was one of the Feoffees. He was Secretary and Trustee of the Nurses’ Home, was Vivce
He was a member of the Congregational Church for 53 years. He was a member of the Choir,
part of that time he was Superintendent.
His first wife [Jane, died in 1910 aged 56] was a daughter of William Stanford, of the Revenue
was Miss Cook of Flitwick, Beds. There were 3 sons & 4 daughters. He had recently sold
“Sunnyside”, Station Road. He was 77, an d through all his long career was, beyond question, of the
PARISH CHURCH GARDEN FETE for Foreign Missions & Parochial Needs. Held in the grounds of
The White House, Ashman’s Road, by permission of Dr S Smith. Two concerts were arranged by
Shakespearean and other folk songs were well rendered by the YMCA Song Club, which owes its
success to the exertions of Lt-Col Granville Baker; Mr RC Dunt ably conducted. The sols taken by
SALE: Read & Owles instructed by Executors of Mr Henry Reynolds on 10 July at King’s Head
[Purchased JC Read £325]
[Purchased D Clarke £170]
[Purchased W Woolner £175]
[Purchased W Woolner £175]
[Purchased JA Barber £230]
LOT 6: No 57 Denmark Road in occupation of FJ Farden
SALE: Read & Owles instructed by John Spratt to sell on 10 July at King’s Head
No 6 Blyburgate, Freehold brick and tiled Dwelling House & Shop, containing matchboard-lined
Bedrooms and Attic, with vacant possession.
ALSO late Frank Toll of 64 Grove Road
SALE for Executors of JP Walton by Stanford, Broom & Stanford on 10 July at King’s Head
[Purchased Mr Woolner £120]
DEATHS on MOTOR CYCLE: Clifford Pearson aged 19, from Bury & Dorothy Maud Smith, 18, of
crashed into the back of a car which was slowing down. Dorothy Smith was employed as an assistant
in the drapery establishment of Messrs Pretty & Co, at Bury. The address of her mother, Mrs Alice
WINSTON CHURCHILL’S SPEECH at North Cove Hall, (owned by Capt & Mrs Fottrey Heap):
was not black - it was mottled, it was piebald, it was harlequin. On the one hand we saw many signs of
new amenities of civilization, wider classes participating in them. On the other hand we saw serious
were in anarchy. All the time Russia remained a great mysterious menace, contributing nothing to the
creative energies of the world, and always there is a sense of danger to the civilizations and prosperity
There were some people some time ago in Russia who were confident they had a remedy for all the
ills of industry and home life. So sure they were of their remedy that they murdered every one who did
than were killed in all the battlefields of Europe in those long four years.
The Top Picture shows Mr Churchill speaking in the New Market. The Chancellor on his arrival was
the Station to the New Market by a band of young men and young ladies from Beccles Junior
Rentoul, MP and FJ Farrell
The lower picture depicts Mr Churchill and Mr Farrell in the back of the car, with Lord Somerleyton
[I understand that when the photograph was taken the car had broken down and was being pushed by
some Young Conservatives - but they do not appear in the photograph!]
a dwelling house for Mr F Gillet (subject a damp-proof course being inserted.) 2. Signboard for Mr
Watts outside 43 Blyburgate.
setting back of the building line of the new Post Office would receive attention.
The Town Clerk to write to the Post Office expressing the Council’s disapproval of the proposed new
A letter from the Star Tea Company expressing surprise at the suggestion of the Council regarding the
setting back of the building line of the old Post Office when they effect their alterations, as they were
CATHOLIC CHURCH: Confirmation of 50 candidates.
BECCLES & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB: 12 members drove to Dunwich on Sunday leaving
Yoxford, reaching home at 8 pm.
11.30 and had a splendid dinner. At 3.15 they went on to Wroxham, where 3 motorboats took them
collect items for a fete in his vicarage garden. He collided with a motor bus. He was unmarried. He
was the nephew of Commander Gartside-Tipping of Geldeston who lost his life in the war whilst in
FAREWELL: Red Triangle Club: Farewell to Charles Hartley, the Treasurer going to Vacouver,
British Columbia, Canada. During his five years residence in the town since his retirement from the
thrown unreservedly into the work of those organizations having for their object the uplift of the
people and the welfare of the young. An excellent programme of musical items was performed under
Rev RA Hithcock made a speech and in reply Charles Hartley said he felt there was not sufficient
scope in the homeland for the aspirations of the rising generation, and as he had a growing family, he
available in a wider land.
CAXTON ATHLETIC SPORTS
Newgate for Ward’s Mineral Works. 2.Coal Store in Caxton Road for Clowes. 3. Clowes intend
fencing 100ft of the frontage of land recently acquirede by them adjoining their works in Caxton Road
Signs to be put up a direction post at the Lowestoft end of Peddar’s Lane “Lowestoft”.
Broad coming from St Benet’s on motor cycle and chauffeur driven Brig-Gen Sir Hamilton Ashley
to go to Sydney, Australia for training prior to ordination. Presentation of wallet and £20.
HIGHFIELD SCHOOL Prizegiving.
SIR JOHN LEMAN SCHOOL Sports Day.
SALE of FURNITURE: By Durrant & Read & Owles on 5 August of Charles Hartley’s furniture
stand £3 15s, Grandfather Clock in inlaid mahogany case £14, Pair of Antique elm elbow Chirs £4 4s,
& £3, Chesterfield Settees £11 & £6, antique mahogany settee £7 15s, set of 7 mahogany Chairs £7
£4 10s, Dresing Table £6 5s, oak tallboy Chest of Drawers 8 & 1/2 guineas,, inlaid mahogany bow
6d, small Wither’s s Safe £4 10s, Wilton Carpet £13 10s, velvet pile ditto £10.
BECCLES REGATTA [with photographs]
Services Bus. In the Boiler Room & Engine Room. Fire Engine under Capt Clarke son on the scene.
NEW FIRE ENGINE at Beccles
ADVERTISEMENT: Frank Foster, Exchange Square, Beccles Exclusive Agency for Headlight
SALE of FURNITURE: Mr CH Bacon, who is leaving town. 2 Saltgate.
ADVERTISEMENT: William Robinson has pleasure in informing the public that his new spacious
incuding a large variety of wireless components, first grade quality. Keen prices. Cycles stored; tyres
and small repairs without delay. Waiting room for ladies. Parcels may be left.
NATIONAL PRIZEs for Walter Green, Miller and Merchant at Bakers’ and Confectioners Exhibition:
1st Prize Silver Cup in the Empire Wheat Class open to all British Millers and other prizes.
employer to James Dawson of South Cove - 47 years in employment of EJ Pipe of Church Farm.
Foyster of Covehithe 30 years, S Butcher of Brampton, 26 years; O Ford of Bramton 25 years.
ACCIDENT at corner of London Road & St Mary’s Road.between two cars. 20ft of the wall and iron
SALE of FURNITURE: “Black Boy”, Blyburgate: Mr Frederick Taylor who gives up business,
GOLDEN WEDDING: Mr & Mrs George Aldous of May Cottage, Peddar’s Lane. G Aldous has been
employed at Caxton Press for 59 years, appointed when the firm was Read Crisp and Moore.. [Photo]
aged 19 to 25, while drawing their unemployment allowance, to be given enough instruction to use
tools or work on the land, which will give them discipline, a factor of the greatest importance.
WORKHOUSE TREAT: Messrs Sanger gave free admission to the Circus and the Guardians gave
them tea afterwards in the Beccles Artillery Drill Hall kindly lent by Major RW Brooks, and only a
TRANSFER OF LICENCES: 1. The Red Lion in Blyburgate from Samuel Sutton to James Coleman.
2 The Railway Hotel from Albert Rushmer to Arthur Egan. 3. The Caxton Arms from Robert Rowe,
POLICE COURT: Robert Sharman of Beccles charged with driving an omnibus exceeding 12 mph
DEATH of Mrs Vellam aged 49, at Roos Hall Cottage, the wife of Mr Vellam, the bailiff to Mr FWD
TALK by Mrs John Crowfoot of Geldesto at the Red Triangle Club on “My Week in Geneva”
in the afternoons.
SANITARY COMMITTEE: Application for sewer to be extended in Ballygate to the houses in course
of erection and which were proposed. Approved. Plan for new road off London Road upon which Mr
MIGRATION of BOYS to AUSTRALIA: Boys aged between 15 and 19 are considered the best
settlers. Excellent situations could be found among the 200,000 farmers in Australia for over 10,000
NEW MAYOR: Mr H King
wife and 3 children with food. When an Inspector of NSPCC called he found very little or sometimes
He did not mistreat the children who were well clothed. The children were half starved. His average
shopkeeper Daniel Clarke in Northgate had frequently given the food as they were hungry.
SANITARY COMMITTEE: Approved: 1. two cottages off Hungate for W Robinson. 2. Dwellinh
HOUSING COMMITTEE: Decided to build 12 houses for the working classes should be built and the
DEATH of Robert A Tooke at Fairholme, the Grange, aged 75. He was the proprietor of Bakery at
 New Market. He came to Beccles from Halesworth in 1877. He was an angler, bowls player and
Ringers Society.. He leaves a widow and 5 sons and 4 daughters.
MAYOR’S BANQUET; Addresses by Dr Wood-Hill, Bryan Forward, the Rector etc.
London Road for CL Hamby; An engine shed in Rook’s Lane for Beccles Co-Op (cottage next door to
be closed); 8 houses in London Road (instead of 6) for EL Hunt; 20 Cottages in Wembly Avenue for
Names of streets to be painted on adjacent walls.
SALE of HOUSEBOATS: Read & Owles instructed by WT Wheeler on 2 December, the “Florida”,
instructions from GP Bianci, Esq the “Eglantine” a 30ft Mahogany Motor Launch, in perfect order &
ROYAL EASTERN COUNTIES’ INSTITUTION for the MENTALLY DEFECTIVE, Colchester:
ADVERTISEMENT: Leyneek’s, Day & Electric Lighyt Studio. What about that photograph you
promised your friends? Don’t disappoint them this Chistmas.
Funeral March after Morning Service.
CHURCH CHOIR CONCERT: Sang pieces sung at the Norwich Choirs Festival, with descant sung
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL addressed by Miss Grant, Diocesan organiser. Schools needed
more spent on them and training for the teachers. Sunday School Treats & Prizes could be cut so that
CHURCH SERVICE for the late QUEEN: Schools present: National Schools under FB Hawkins;
Beccles College under CC Hall; Highfield’s Girls School under Miss Werner.
supported by Alderman Mickleburgh & Councillor Brindy. Instumental selections, songs & humorous
spiritual, moral, educational, recreational and social needs of young people. The large building and the
spacious hut adjoining provided free by the National Council of the YMCA. The Reading Room,
Blackwood, Cornhill, Strand, Illustrated London News, Punch, The Lady, The Tatler, and London and
the closing of the local public library. Subscription for use of the Library 10s/ 6d a year, but ordinary
The large lounge is bright and well appointed, and is freely used for rest and refreshment in the day
meetings, etc. The Hall is in great demand for dances, entertainments, infant welfare, etc. Without
these side sources of revenue such an association, of real and increasing value to the life of this town
Mr BR Sayer has been appointed General Secretary - he has been in the work for 15 years, is highly
recommended. RC Dunt, hon secretary, JH Murray, hon treasurer.
SNOW: letter about clearing of snow in front of houses.
£4,660; Corporation £2216; Burial Board £120.
in Army Service Corps in 1874. Service in Egyptian War 1882 (medal & Kedive’s Star)
throughout the Great War.
RED TRIANGLE CLUB, New Market: Lecture by FT Peachey on Atoms. Mr Fowler in the Chair.
unusual opportunity for skating on the neighbouring marshes. RC Dunt, seconded by A Elliott gave
vote of thanks.
DISCOVERY of VAULT at Red Triangle Club, 27 New Market. [2 Photographs]
A vaulted crypt or undercroft, rectangular in shape, measuring 10ft 6ins across, 6ft deep and about 7ft
debased Perpendicular work of the 16th century. Built of small Tudor bricks with chamfered edges,
resting on four corbels which were ornamented with a roll and hollows, but are much decayed.
This arch has evidently been partly bricked up in recent years, leaving an opening 2ft 8ins in the
centre. The arch has been cut away to fit th bricks and even at the top, which is not bricked, nothing
but this is in such a bad condition that it is impossible to fix a date. At the back of the arch were two
iron projections which may have been used to carry a rod across the arch. It is significant that from the
The place that might have held the altar is filled up with modern bricks, thought to protect a large
The piscina (a small bowl, usually on the right of the altar, used to cleanse the vessels during Mass,
enriched with a cusp on each side, but one has crumbled away.
much plainer work, the arch being plain, with no ornaments whatever, measures 9ins by 9ins by 8ins
high. The Umbrey and Piscina are not quite opposite. The Piscina being 13ins from the sanctuary arch
The cellar - exclusive of the crypt - is 38ft lonf by 11ft wide. It has been used as a gymnasium of late
years. The direction is north and south with the crypt at the south end. The floor of the cellar has been
At the north end near the stairs, is a niche - seemingly of much later date - in the position which would
have been occupied by the stoup - but the use of this niche is extremely doubtful.
of everything is precisely the same as that of a Roman Catholic Chapel. [communicated by Mr
Newton F Bolingbroke]
Beccles, and Rector Thomas Rede to found a Chantry to the honour of St Mary and St Michael in
Beccles, wherein one Chaplain should celebrate, and to acquire land for the foundation’s maintenance
Chantry Priest of this town who was accorded a Crown pension in 1555 (Brit Mus Add, MS 8102).
Such regularly licensed Chapels might be situated anywhere; by the way-side, in a manorial hall, in a
RED TRIANGLE CLUB, New Market: Social Evening hosted by Lieut-Col Granville Baker and his
“Home Sweet Home” was sung. Refreshments were provided by Col Baker arranged by BR Sayer.
and right of every British subject and to preserve the Constitution in its present form. ...They were
taking our employment and our wages, whilst our own people were unemployed. ... The Union was
submitting a resolution to every branch to pass to tighten up the Aliens Act or t bring in fresh
MOTOR-CYCLE NOISE: Frank Durrant of Beccles fined 5s/- for having no silencer fitted to his
Motorbyke. The first prosecution for this problem.
was an assistant to Rev JHL Norman, Headmaster of the Fauconberge School.
Southport to the Pastorate iun succession to Rev WE Davies who last year moved to Hatfield Heath,
in Worlingham for AH Bond. Both applying for financial assistance.
RETIREMENT of INSPECTOR CA NORMAN: who has just retired after 33 and 1/2 years in the
raid on 1 February, 1921 [Photograph]
He was posted to Stradbroke in 1892, Lowestoft 1893-8; Promoted to First Class Constable in 1896.
promoted to acting Sergeant and removed to Beccles., where he stayed until 1913, when he was
promoted Inspector to take charge at Aldburgh. Inn 1919 jhe returned to Beccles
Tracy, who talked on”Old Needlework” - she possessed a bed spread dating from c 1680.. The
worker prepared her own silk spun by her own silk-worms. This accounted for the preponderance of
DRAMA PRODUCTION: The Rising Generation, a comedy in 3 Acts.
TERRITORIALS: NCOs & men of 409th Field Battery, RA motored to Lowestoft in the Grey Coac
RED TRIANGLE CLUB New Market: Fancy Dress Carnival: Lt-Col G Baker judged G Boyce as a
EAST ANGLIAN ELECTRICITY: Letter from General Manager says Beccles not the most expensive
“should be done on a population basis.”
CHURCH PAROCHIAL COUNCIL: Proposal to sell the Hermitage in Bridge Street for £275, (which
One dissenting voice, FT Peachey who said that there were none too many relics of the past remaining
in the town, and what few there were ought not to be too readily disposed of. Not seconded.
ELLIOTT & GAROOD: Mr A George, foreman of the Plate Shop at the works retires after 46 years
with the firm. He was first employed by late William Elliott in 1880 before he was joined in
SALE of FURNITURE: Instructions by Mr Thurling of the Horse & Groom to sell furniture.
PAPER CLOSING DOWN: Notice to all our Readers: For many years we have continued the
have much accentuated. Our readers have, up to a point, given us consistent support, but,
unfortunately, this has not been nearly sufficient to enable us to meet expenses. It has been
reluctant to deprive the neighbourhood of a paper which filled a distinct local need, we have, for
a considerable period, made endeavours to arrange for its continuance. Unfortunately, these
Advertisers that, owing to this absence of sufficient local support, it has become necessary to
appear on Monday, March 1st.
nominated by the NCU, 6662; Mr Charles Warnes, Labour, 520.Very little interest was shown in the
RED TRIANGLE CLUB: AGM: President Rev RA Hitchcok in the Chair, supported by Mr EJ
Hindes & Cannon Millar, Vice Presidents. Regrettable incident and defiant attitude of a few young
or surrender the key until a constable appeared. A couple of nights later cinders and ink were scattered
around the room, and tables and chairs overturned in the Lounge. They were suspended, but refused to
IN CASE of a GENERAL STRIKE: Stocks of vital supplies have been ascertained, but volunteers
Maintenance of Supplies) will take lists of those wishing to enrol who are residents in Suffolk.
DEATH of James Forrest Reid at his residence, Ingate Lodge. For many years Mr Reid was Overseer
DANCE: held at the Caxton Pavilion, nearly 100 attending.
CHURCH PAROCHIAL COUNCIL: The roll had been brought up to date and the total now stood at
chosen in their place. The 4 lay representatives: the 2 Churchwardens and EJ Hindes and RC Dunt.
The Church Council consisted of 8 ex-officio members, 47 elected & 9 co-opted, a Total of 64. Rev
RETROSPECT by MF Buck: It is with much regret the writer, whose long connection with our loca
journal dates back nearly sixty years, makes his final contribution to its pasges, it having been decided
be on March 1st. The great majority of subscribers will no doubt be sorry for the passing of an old
friend and faithful chronicler. It was established in the year 1857, so it is in ts 68th year of publication.
stationery and booksellers’ shop in the New Market-place (now Mr Shields), apprroached from
Hungate Lane. There are still living in our midst two or three of those who were actually employed in
overseer, who was apprenticed to Mr Read Crisp in 1855, and used to fill up his time in the stationer’s
shop on market days. One of the later apprentices, Mr George Aldous, continues in the enjoyment of
employment there. Others associated with the long ago have made “the long journey” or are relegated
Mr William Moore joined Mr Read Crisp in partnership in 1862, after being employed for about two
formed the nucleus of the present Printing Works. The newspaper was still in its rudimentary stage.
up” its pages, which from the earliest days of the Beccles and Bungay weekly news (for Bungay
became, as now, associated with its fortunes) has always catered liberally for its readers in the way of
In those early days, the late Mr William Garnham, father-in-law of Mr Moore, became interested in
the production of the Lowestoft Observer, and it was printed in conjunction with the Eastv Suffolk
printed and issued from this office, the whole of the eight pages being typed here, and furnishing a
supply o9f news for the local journal week by week; but for the most part the inside pages of our
justified the claim to the issue of “a good family paper”.
Mr Read Crisp retired from the firm in 1871 or 1872, and Mr W Moore took full control of the
operations for housing his workpeople. It was about this period that he became more intimately
associated with Messrs Clowes in business, and when he became financially and hopelessly
Messrs Clowes , as their country branch. The factory has grown by leaps anmd bounds to its present
dimensions, and now hundreds of employees find daily employment in the up-to-date composing,
army of correctors for the press. Soon after this change in the ownership and management of the
of his life he took the keenest interest in the East Suffolk Gazette, and to him it was an unalterable
the weekly publication of the East Suffolk Gazette has long ceased to be an outstanding feature of the
its purpose wisely and well in the passing years. There have been occasions when controversy has
been acute, and differences of opinion have been extreme, but the East Suffolk Gazette always
general community rather than the few. Messrs Clowes have carried on the paper for many years at a
loss, and small wonder can exist that they should now have decided to cease its publication.
what extent his editorship of the paper was due to him in later years. We feel i is only fair to him to
after his death in the early days of the war, until Mr Buck’s retirement in May last year.)