1 July 1780. Page 2, column 4

Mons. CORNU, Commander of the Princess De Robecque French cutter, taken on the 14th ult. by his Majesty's ships Ariadne
and Fly, and brought into Yarmouth, the Surgeon, and six other officers, are at Beccles, in Suffolk, on their parole: they have

the liberty of going any where not more than a mile from the town, and are kindly treated by the inhabitants.

8 July 1780.
Last Tuesday morning the French prisoners confined in Yarmouth gaol were put on board the cartel, and sailed immediately

for Calais. Three of the officers went the preceding evening to Beccles in a post-chaise, and not returning in time, were left
behind, and are now in Yarmouth gaol.

Feb 1st 1845
On Thursday, the 16th inst., Margaret, the relict of John Gaze, shoemaker, Beccles, mother of Mr. Edward Gaze, bookbinder,

of Beccles, very suddenly, aged 76 years.

Winterton had formerly a market, fair, and races. Regattas are now held here, and were established in 1880. In the year 1665,
by the sea encroaching on the cliffs, several large bones were found, and one of them, weighing 57 pounds, and measuring 3

feet 2 inches, was pronounced by the faculty to be the leg-bone of a man ! On December 27, 1791, a high tide caused such
alarming sea-breaches at Winterton, Horsey, and Waxham, as to threaten destruction to all the level marshes from thence to

Yarmouth, Beccles, &c.

1845 from Loddon  COACHES, daily, to Norwich, Beccles, Lowestoft, &c., &c.
Carriers to Norwich, Bungay, & Yarmouth.

extend a railway from Diss to Beccles and Yarmouth.
Extract from June 19th 1950

DISS,. The projected Ipswich and Norwich Railway is intended to pass through Diss, and it has been proposed to

Mr E.T. Boardman

Mr Edward Thomas Boardman, F.R.I.B.A., Mayor of Norwich in 1905 and High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1933, died at his home
at Ludham, Norfolk, on Friday at the age of 88 in 1950.
Born in 1861, the son of an architect practising at Norwich, he was articled to his father and received further professional

training at the Slade School, University College, London, and as an improver with Ernest George and Peto. He had for many
years a large practice in Norwich, mostly in commercial work, but he had a number of private commissions for houses and he
also designed the discreet block of flats for old people known as Stuart Court, and houses for the Smallburgh and Forehoe rural

district councils. He was architect to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and to the Jenny Lind Infirmary for Sick Children, and
also designed the Beccles and District
Architects and was on the Commission of the Peace for Norwich from 1900 to 1938.

Memorial Hospital. He was president of the Norfolk and Norwich Association of
He married in 1898 Florence Esther, daughter of the late J.J. Colman. There were four sons and a daughter of the marriage.

Norfolk Chronicle Jan 1813

At the request of the Inhabitants of Beccles and its neighbourhood, I, ROBERT SPARROW, Lord of the Manor of Beccles, do
hereby order and direct that after Saturday the 23rd day of January next, the above Market shall be held and kept in the New

Market Place in Beccles aforesaid, on Friday in every week, in lieu of Saturday the present Market-day. Given under my hand
this 26th day of December, 1812.

March 11, 1811

Saturday last, Mr. Joshua Green, of Beccles, to Miss Jenkins, of Yarmouth.

March 2 1811 Same day, after a short illness, Mrs. Holl, wife of Mr. John Holl, of Beccles.

8 December 1781
On Sunday last died, at Wellingham, near Beccles, Mrs Elizabeth PERRYSON, aged 90 years; by whose decease a

considerable estate goes to the town of Lowestoft, for the support of the school, being the gift of the late John WILDE, of that

10 March 1781
To the Gentlemen Millers in Norfolk.

This is to inform them, that they may be supplied with Cast Steel French Bills, made by Richard GARRETT, of Woodbridge,
Suffolk, at two Guineas a Dozen, or Sixteen Pence per Pound, which Bills far exceed any other Sort ever made use of; six of
them will do more Work than two Dozen in common, with less Waste and Time, and enable them to make their Wares much

neater. -- Orders may be sent, and the Bill had any Wednesday Afternoon, or Thursday Morning, by Mr Edward KEEBLE, the
Woodbridge Carrier, at the Wounded Hart, in the Market, Norwich, or at the Falcon in Beccles. The money to be paid on the
Delivery of the Bills.

6 Jan 1781
On the 29th ult., died at Beccles, William BOHUN, Esq., of West-hall, in Suffolk, the last of his family and name.

4 Nov 1780
Last week died, at Bristol, where she had been for the recovery of her health, Mrs DASHWOOD, wife of Jarrat DASHWOOD,
Esq., of Aylsham, and daughter of the late [he was still alive] Mr FARR, of Beccles.

28 October 1780. Page 3, column 1
Samuel GOULDSMITH, near the Wounded Hart, in St Peter's, Norwich; and Joseph GOULDSMITH, Damgate-street, Lynn,

make and sell a Liquid which cures Wenns, and Cancers, without Cutting; they likewise make a Liquid which cures the King's-
Evil, if ever so bad, by taking it inwardly, it will cure the Scurvy of ever so long standing, and is an excellent Remedy for the
Scurvy in the Gums, sets fast the Teeth, and cures the Tooth-Ach [sic]. They will undertake any of the above Cures. Large

Bottles 4 Shillings. Small Ones 2 Shillings with proper Directions how to use them. They likewise Cure all sore Legs, of ever
so long standing. The following, with some Hundreds more have been cured by Mr GOULDSMITH: The Daughter of the Rev.
Mr CASBORNE, at Pakenham, near Bury, cured of the Scurvy, which she had from the Crown of her Head to the Soles of her

Feet, of long standing. The Wife of Mr SMITH at Thurlton, near Loddon, Norfolk, cured a bad sore Leg of several Years
standing. The Son of Mr Peter MASON, at the Summer-House at Hingham, cured of the Dry Scurvy, which he had from the

Crown of his Head to the Soles of his Feet, of several Years standing, and has been cured near two Years. Mr GOULDSMITH
will be at the Crown at Bungay on Tuesday the 31st of this Inst., at the Falcon at Beccles on Wednesday, November the 1st,

and at the Swan at Southwold on Thursday the 2nd, where any of the above may be had, and Advice gratis. At the above Place
may be had a famous Eye-Water, which cures all Humours in the Eyes, at 1 Shilling per Bottle. Smelling Bottles for the Head

Ach [sic], and Swimming in the Head, at 1 Shilling per Bottle. They likewise make and sell a famous Salve to cure Corns, and
prevent their ever growing again. Mr GOULDSMITH will likewise be at the White Hart at Botesdale, on Tuesday, Nov. 7th.

12 February 1780
Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk
A.S. ALDERTON having opened a Boarding and Day School, at Beccles in Suffolk, presents her respectful Compliments to

the Ladies and Gentlemen in Beccles and its Environs, and likewise to her Friends in Ipswich and Yarmouth, and begs Leave
to acquaint them and the Public in general, that her House, (situated between the Church-yard and the Market-Place) is now
ready for the Reception of Boarders and Day-Scholars.

"BECCLES, a parish, market town, and municipal borough in the hundred of Wangford, in the county of Suffolk, 16 miles to
the S.E. of Norwich, and 98 miles to the N.E. of London. It is a station on the Great Eastern railway; and now, by the

completion of the line between Halesworth and Ipswich, has a direct communication with the metropolis, instead of the
previous circuitous route by way of Norwich. A branch line of railway is just completed, which unites this town with Bungay,
Harleston, and the Eastern Union line of railway to Bury St. Edmund's, Newmarket, and Cambridge.

It is situated in a pleasant country on the right bank of the river Waveney, which is navigable for vessels of 100 tons from this
place to Yarmouth, where it falls into the sea. At the period of the Norman survey, the manor of Beccles, with an extensive
common adjacent to it, belonged to the abbey of Bury St. Edmund's; and, from the record in Domesday Book, it appears that

the abbey received its supply of fish from Beccles. The town consists of several good streets, well paved, and lighted with gas.
The marketplace is in the centre of the town, which is well supplied with provisions of all kinds. There is a convenient
townhall, in which the quarter and petty sessions are held; a theatre, now used as the corn exchange; assembly-rooms, with a

large public library attached; and a gaol, capable of containing 30 prisoners. A new cemetery for the borough has recently been
formed, under the Health of Towns Act; it comprises above 5 acres, elegantly laid out, and has two chapels.
The principal business of the place is the corn and malt trade. There are also several breweries, iron foundries, and a silk-mill,

employing from 150 to 200 hands. A large traffic is carried on with the neighbouring towns in coals, &c., by means of the river
and the East Suffolk branch of the Great Eastern railway, which connects it with the important districts of Yarmouth,
Lowestoft, and Ipswich.

Beccles was first incorporated by a charter of Queen Elizabeth, and is now governed under the Reform Act by a mayor, 4
aldermen, and 12 councillors. Before the town became a corporate municipal body, under the late Act for Constituting
Provincial Corporations, it bore the style of "the portreeve, surveyors, and commonalty of the Fen of Beccles," which is held of

the crown by fealty, and a yearly fee farm rent of 13s. 4d. The corporation have the management of this great concession, or
"fen," containing 1,400 acres, which was granted at the Dissolution to William Rede, for the use and benefit of the inhabitants

of the town, which precludes the necessity of having borough rates, as the cost of paving highways, sewers, &c., is defrayed
from funds arising from this source.

The port of Beccles is subordinate to Yarmouth., The revenue of the borough is about 2,000, and its population 4,266,
according to the census of 1861, against 4,398 in 1851, showing a decrease of 132 in the decennial period, while the number of

inhabited houses has risen from 954 to 985.
Beccles is a polling place for the eastern division of the county, and the seat of a County Court, which is held monthly at the
townhall. Quarter sessions are held here for the Gueldable district of Suffolk. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich,

of the value of 320, in the patronage of the Rev. Edmund Holland. The tithes have been commuted at 350.
The church, a handsome structure in the perpendicular style of architecture, was founded soon after the middle of the 14th
century, and is dedicated to St. Michael. It stands on elevated ground overlooking the Waveney. The porch is a beautiful

example of the decorated style, built probably about 1455. The tower is of still later date, and stands detached near the south-
east angle of the church.
There are remains of another church at Endgate, the town formerly consisting of two parishes. This parish is the place in which

the bishop of the diocese holds his septennial visitation, and the archdeacon his annual. The Baptists, Independents, and
Methodists have chapels here. The charitable endowments are considerable, producing about 670 per annum of this sum,
272 is the revenue from the townlands; 184 the revenue of the grammar school, founded by Dr. Fauconberg in 1712, and

endowed with his estate at Corton; and 197, the income of the free school established by Sir John Leman in 1631, for the
education of 48 boys. There are also National, British, and infants' schools. Here was formerly a hospital for lepers, and a
chapel connected with it dedicated to St. Mary Magdalens. The remains of the hospital are now a barn.

Ashman's Hall, formerly the seat of the Rede family, is a noble mansion surrounded by well-wooded grounds, on the banks of
the Waveney. Rose (or Roos) Hall is an ancient mansion near the town, once the seat of Sir Robert Rich Bart., but at present
unoccupied. Friday is the market day. Fairs are held on Whit-Monday for the sale of cattle, and on the 2nd October for the sale

of horses. There is a race-course near the town, on which races were held annually in September, but have been discontinued
for some years."

From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)