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A village with a big story
Little Holland cottages at top of Green no longer there
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Claypits Pond with Horses 1905
Long Melford Coronation fancy dress competition at the British Legion in Cordell road1953
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Bolingbroke / Bullingbrook

Selected Biographies

Bullingbrook, John – Born: Long Melford, Suffolk in 1819.  Parents: John Bullingbrook (Farmer) and Charlotte King [née Cater].  Home: Hall Street, Long Melford (1851 to 1881).  Occupation: Farmer [1844], Builder (1851), Owner of Bone Mills, Manure Works, and Asphalt Manufacturer (1861), Asphalt and Artificial Manure Manufacturer [1869] to (1881).[1]  Married: Elizabeth Matthias [d1878] in 1840 and Alice Ann Orpen in 1879.  Newspaper Record: John sponsored and paid for the erection of the Lecture Hall in Hall Street, Long Melford which was opened in September 1872.[2]  Died: Long Melford on 10.7.1881.[3]

Bolingbroke, Hale Westrop – Born: Chelmsford, Essex in 1879.  Parents: George John Bullingbrook of Long Melford (Draper) and Kate Elizabeth [née Ling].  Home: Weston Villa, New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex (1891), Lancaster House, High Road, Springfield, Chelmsford (1901), The Hutch, Springfield Road, Chelmsford (1911) to [1936].  Occupation: Draper (1901), Managing Director of Bolingbroke & Sons Ltd., Drapers [1916 to 1919].  Married: Alice Grace Bellamy in 1906.  Service Record: In 1902 Hale enlisted with the Essex Imperial Yeomanry, leaving in 1904.  He was conscripted on 31.8.1916 as Pte.763253 with 3/28th Battalion, London Regiment [Artist Rifles].  By the end of the War, he had been promoted to the rank of Company Sergeant Major with the Artists Rifles Officer Cadet Battalion as Instructor of Musketry, receiving his discharge in February 1919.[4]  Died: Chelmsford, Essex on 1.8.1936.[5]

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Sparrow, Harry Arthur Wardley – Born: Ipswich, Suffolk on 11.11.1883.[6]  Parents: Harry Sparrow (Railway Telegraph Linesman) and Amelia Mary Ann [née Wardley].  Home: Queens Terrace, Newton Road, Sudbury, Suffolk (1891), 38 Friars Street, Sudbury (1901), Marshall Villas, New Road, Sutton Bridge, Holbeach, Lincolnshire (1911) to [1919], 156 Tenison Road, Cambridge (1939) to [1944].  Occupation: Solicitor’s Clerk (1901), Granite Merchant’s Clerk (1911), Clerk [1916], Contractor’s Clerk (1939).  Married: Edith Charlotte Bullingbrook in 1910.  Service Record: Harry was conscripted on 1.8.1916 as Pte.S4/217053 with ‘K’ Supply Company, Army Service Corps.  Due to his defective eyesight, he was only considered fit for Home Service and was transferred to 369 Company Attest Commissariat and in December 1916 was transferred to 793 [Horse Transport] Company, ASC.  On 13.3.1918 he was mentioned in a list from the Secretary of State for his valuable service rendered during the War.  By the time of his discharge in February 1919 he had attained the rank of Sergeant.[7]  Died: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire on 5.2.1944.[8]

Notes – [1] For trade information see White’s Directory, Post Office Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and Kelly’s Directory for Suffolk.  [2] The Essex Standard 20.9.1872.  [3] National Probate Calendar.  [4] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363].  [5] National Probate Calendar.  [6] 1939 Register.  [7] Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ [WO 363].  [8] National Probate Calendar.

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