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Ernest and Mable Boast

Ernest and Mable (nee Keeble) Boast who married in 1921.

Doggetts 1999

Doggetts 1999. The house was in a bad condition but has since been renovated as one private house. It was for many years home to the Boast and Aldous families.

The Boast family at Doggetts

The Boast family at Doggetts

Wartime children dancing outside Invicta Lodge 1940

Wartime children dancing outside Invicta Lodge. Evacuees join in life in Stradbroke at a difficult time for them away from home.

Fred Boast WW1

Fred Boast - WW1

Fred Boast - citation on the award of the French Military Medal dd1917

Fred Boast - citation on the award of the French Military Medal dd1917

Certifcate recognising that Fred Boast was distinguished in the field of battle.dd 1916

Certifcate recognising that Fred Boast was distinguished in the field of battle.dd 1916 - WW1

School Certificate for Ethel May Boast dd 1905

School Certificate for Ethel May Boast dd 1905

Golden Wedding Party for Walter and Gertrude Boast

Golden Wedding Party for Walter and Gertrude Boast

Albany Cottage with Frank Boast and his wife standing outside.

Albany Cottage with Frank Boast and his wife standing outside.

In the 1861 census
Doggetts was a “three dweller” and was occupied by three families of BOASTs all of whom were born in Stradbroke (unless otherwise indicated):

1 BOAST George 63 Farm Lab, Hannah 60

2 BOAST George 25 Farm Lab, Elizabeth (b in Denham) 22, Harry…

Gravestones 50 - 59

Gravestones in All Saints Church churchyard

40 Years on the Bottles

Newspaper Report on the retirement of Harry Boast reads as follows:-
"40 years on the bottles!
The milk float has been parked for good and the bottles delivered for the last time by Stradbroke’s milkman, who had retired after 40 years on the rounds.
Mr Harry Boast, of Framlingham Road, Laxfield, said goodbye to his loyal customers at a party…