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and Fly, and brought into Yarmouth, the Surgeon, and six other officers, are at Beccles, in Suffolk, on their parole: they have
Last Tuesday morning the French prisoners confined in Yarmouth gaol were put on board the cartel, and sailed immediately
behind, and are now in Yarmouth gaol.
On Thursday, the 16th inst., Margaret, the relict of John Gaze, shoemaker, Beccles, mother of Mr. Edward Gaze, bookbinder,
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
alarming sea-breaches at Winterton, Horsey, and Waxham, as to threaten destruction to all the level marshes from thence to
Carriers to Norwich, Bungay, & Yarmouth.
extend a railway from Diss to Beccles and Yarmouth.
Extract from June 19th 1950
Mr E.T. Boardman
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
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
also designed the Beccles and District
Architects and was on the Commission of the Peace for Norwich from 1900 to 1938.
ALTERATION of the DAY Of Holding the BECCLES MARKET
hereby order and direct that after Saturday the 23rd day of January next, the above Market shall be held and kept in the New
this 26th day of December, 1812.
March 2 1811 Same day, after a short illness, Mrs. Holl, wife of Mr. John Holl, of Beccles.
On Sunday last died, at Wellingham, near Beccles, Mrs Elizabeth PERRYSON, aged 90 years; by whose decease a
To the Gentlemen Millers in Norfolk.
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
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.
On the 29th ult., died at Beccles, William BOHUN, Esq., of West-hall, in Suffolk, the last of his family and name.
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.
Samuel GOULDSMITH, near the Wounded Hart, in St Peter's, Norwich; and Joseph GOULDSMITH, Damgate-street, Lynn,
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
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
standing. The Son of Mr Peter MASON, at the Summer-House at Hingham, cured of the Dry Scurvy, which he had from the
will be at the Crown at Bungay on Tuesday the 31st of this Inst., at the Falcon at Beccles on Wednesday, November the 1st,
may be had a famous Eye-Water, which cures all Humours in the Eyes, at 1 Shilling per Bottle. Smelling Bottles for the Head
prevent their ever growing again. Mr GOULDSMITH will likewise be at the White Hart at Botesdale, on Tuesday, Nov. 7th.
Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk
A.S. ALDERTON having opened a Boarding and Day School, at Beccles in Suffolk, presents her respectful Compliments to
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
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.
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 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
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,
and the East Suffolk branch of the Great Eastern railway, which connects it with the important districts of Yarmouth,
Lowestoft, and Ipswich.
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
"fen," containing 1,400 acres, which was granted at the Dissolution to William Rede, for the use and benefit of the inhabitants
from funds arising from this source.
according to the census of 1861, against 4,398 in 1851, showing a decrease of 132 in the decennial period, while the number of
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
for some years."