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Doctors Lane

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Doctors Lane

The Vicarage

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The Vicarage

Alfred and Faith Clarke

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Alfred and Faith Clarke nee Thorndyke. Alfred was born 1882 in Stradbroke and married Faith in 1904. THe 1911 census shows them living in Laxfield and working as a baker and confectioner.

Girling and Ellis Shops

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Girling and Ellis Shops

The Girling Shop

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The Girling Shop

William Girling and his family

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William Girling and his family.
William was born 1832 to Mary and Anthony Girling in Linstead Pava, Suffolk and was baptised on 17th June of that year. He married Elizabeth in 1864 and they had two daughters: Edith and Miriam.
William remained in Stradbroke for the rest of his life and married Sarah Ann after the death of Elizabeth. He died in…

A country kitchen

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A country kitchen

The Notely family - Church Street

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The 1901 census return shows a William Notley aged 75 and his wife Harriette aged 68 living in Church Street. Both William and his wife were born in the village and William was still working as a farm labourer.

The Forge, Queen Street

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The Forge, Queen Street

William Girling Shop

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William Girling's - Draper, Grocer and photography shop.


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Haymaking - William Girling picture


Barnes Farm

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Barnes Farm

Coles Mill from the front

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Coles Mill from the front.

The Ivy House Public House circa 1890

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The Ivy House Public House circa 1890

The Post Office and Church Street

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The view shows the light hanging from the Post Office - now Town House in Church Street.

Adding the Fire Device to an Automobile

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A group of men studying the attachment of the Fire device to a car.
Getting a horse to the engine house and then towing an engine to a fire took time so towing it by car seemed a good idea. When it became detached during it's first journey and ended in a ditch the idea didn't seem as good. This picture records that first attempt.

Stradbroke Fire Engine from 1843.

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Stradbroke Fire Engine circa 1843 standing in New Street. Girling Photograph.

View From Drapers Hill footpath

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Girling - View From Drapers Hill footpath looking towards All Saints Church and The White Hart Public House.

Skinners Mill

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Skinners Mill off Queens Street.

The Forge, Queen St

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The Forge, Queen St. Girling photograph

Girling and Ellis Shops

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Church street with William Girling, Draper, Grocer and Photographer, and Ellis's The Butcher.
Girling's shop was in Stradbroke between 1860's and 1907.

Queen Street with a Policeman.(Girling)

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Girling photograph of Queen Street looking towards Church Street with a policeman in view.

The Girling Shop - Draper, Grocer and Photographer.

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William Girling is first seen at the shop in Church street in the 1871 census return and the last time he is recorded in the census returns is in 1901. His contribution to Stradbroke has been a wonderful archive of photographs recording life as it was in his time.