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  1. FELSHAM & Gedding: Local history publications by Christopher Bornett

    By admin on April 12th, 2015

    Christopher Bornett, a retired primary school teacher, has been researching the history of Felsham and Gedding since 2010.   Much of his research will be familiar to readers of the village newsletter.  He has also published in the G&F magazine …

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  2. Schooling in Felsham & Gedding 1818-1945

    By admin on March 27th, 2015

    A new edition (2015) has now been published.  It is available in booklet format (£3 plus p&p) or free in digital format.   Please contact the author Christopher Bornett

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  3. 'Signposts to local history' - the exciting new community history magazine SUMMER EDITION 2014

    By admin on June 29th, 2014

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  4. Gedding Directory 1844

    By admin on February 24th, 2014

    White's Directory of Suffolk 1844 "GEDDING, a small village and parish, eight miles SE of Bury St Edmund's and W of Stowmarket, contains 173 souls and 501acres 3roods 21perches of fertile land.  The HALL, an ancient moated mansion, formerly the seat …

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  5. Felsham Village Sign

    By admin on October 1st, 2013

    Some “historical thoughts” for a Felsham Village Sign CB

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  6. August storm 1806

    By admin on July 31st, 2013

    Felsham and “the awful tempest” of August 20th, 1806 “Very early on Wednesday morning last, and about noon the same day, this neighbourhood was visited by one of the most awful tempests that has taken place during the present eventful …

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  7. Fascinating talk about Stowmarket

    By admin on July 3rd, 2013

    Ronnie Godbold, an amateur local historian with a special interest in Stowmarket, came to Felsham on 22nd. June 2013 and to an audience of about 35 people gave a talk and slide show about the Industrial history of Stowmarket. His talk ranged from …

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  8. Sent to Lancashire 1836

    By admin on July 2nd, 2013

    A new exhibition at the Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds describes how poor agricultural workers and their families were sent from Suffolk to Lancashire to work in the cotton mills. The exhibition focuses on one particular family from Felsham …

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  9. A short history of the Felsham Charity

    By admin on June 12th, 2013

    And now abideth faith, hope, charitie, these three, but the greatest of these is charitie. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (1611 King James Bible) Charity has a very long history in Felsham.  Giving and caring for the poor goes way back to the early days of …

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  10. Shopping in Felsham before 1900

    By admin on June 11th, 2013

    Before the arrival of shops in Felsham, retailing was largely carried out by itinerant tradesmen who drove carts or rode pones or simply walked from market to market.  Felsham's Friday market had been in existence from at least 1268.. A new article …

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