Village events through history


In any village there are many events that occur that may well be forgotten in time. In this section we will try to record some of the more notable things that have happened to the people of the village thoughtour history. Some of these events have been discovered through newspaper reports and where possible we will make these available. (Some pdf files may require to be enlarged to read them properly).

Date Event Click for more details
  List of newspaper articles discovered on Find My Past website Summary
5 February 1830 Rendlesham Hall destroyed by fire Morning Post
1 August 1835


The innkeeper of the Bucks Head Inn was made bankrupt

Ipswich Journal
26 August 1863

Threshing machine accident

Essex Standard
2 May 1868

Bishop visits Church

Ipswich Journal
7 September 1878 Cricket match at Rendlesham Hall Ipswich Journal
1 October 1870 Railway death Ipswich Journal
22nd April 1891 Marriage of Hon Adeline Egidia Thelluson (Lord Rendlesham's daughter) and Mr Lewis Kerrison Jarvis Ipswich Journal
24 November 1894

Child tradegy.

The body of a baby boy was found in Campsea Ashe woods. His mother, Martha Hammond, was arrested for his murder but a later report indicates she was acquitted. 

Ipswich Journal

30 May 1922

John Ling

Brief report of the death of John Ling having been struck by lightening

The Times
8 October 1928

Sale of manuscript

A 13th century illuminated manuscript, believed to have been written for the monastery at Campsea Ashe was auctioned

The Times
3 November 1952

Last passenger train from Framlingham

March 1991

Times Remembered - Bloomfield brothers