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News report - Serving Stradbroke

Serving Stradbroke 1967 when the Parish Council welcomed 2 new members.

Should Stradbroke have a new village hall?

Should Stradbroke have a new village hall?

Report dd 1967 in which there is divided opinion on a new village hall.

Report dd 1967 in which there is divided opinion on a new village hall.

Maid with a pram in New Street looking towards Church Street c1905

Maid with a pram in New Street looking towards Church Street c1905

Stradbroke Village Post Office and Postmaster

The Village PostmasterThe Ephraim was born circa 1845 to Simon and Harriet Mills of New Street in Stradbroke. He first appears on the 1851 census as the 6yr old son of Simon Mills, 52 a shoemaker. By the 1861 census return Simon has become a Widower. Ephraim married Alice Wilding in 1869 which was the same year that his father died. By the 1871…

Fire fighters standing in front of their Fire Engine. - series

Fire fighters standing in front of their Fire Engine. The picture is taken in New Street.

Fire in New Street , circa 1920 - series

Fire in New Street in 1920 - onlookers on bicycles.

Adding the Fire Device to an Automobile

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.

A view of the Church Tower and New Street

A view of the Church Tower and New Street