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

Rodwell, Miss Julia Anna Ÿ Born: Pakenham, Suffolk on 24.9.1866.[1]  Parents: James Rodwell (Shoemaker) and Sarah [née Borley].  Home: Bridge Street, Packenham, Suffolk (1871 to 1891), St Andrews Vicarage, St Andrews Road, West Ham, London (1901), 1 St Catherines Road, Long Melford [1904 to 1926], Bridge Street, Packenham, Suffolk (1911 to 1921), Homeleigh, Little St Marys, Long Melford [1930 to 1943].[2]  Occupation: Nurse (1901), Certificated Maternity Nurse (1911 to 1921), District Nurse in Long Melford in 1920s,  retired Nurse (1939).  Service Record: Julia Rodwell trained in midwifery, qualifying in 1901 and being entered on The Midwives Roll in 1904.[3]  She was engaged by Melford Rural District Council as a District Nurse from 1900 to 1909 at a salary of £40 per annum.  A note recorded in the Long Melford Historical Society archive from the Sir William Hyde Parker the Council chairman, indicates that a modest increase in her stipend to £45 had been requested, whether this was approved is not mentioned, however this may have led to her decision to move into private nursing after 1909.[4]  Died: Walnut Tree Hospital, Sudbury, Suffolk on 17.2.1943 and is buried in St Marys Church, Packenham.[5]

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] Address from 1904 to 1926 taken from The Midwives Roll.  [3] The Midwives Roll Wellcome Institute Library [ref: WPQ22/MID].  [4] See her obituary ‘The Late Miss J. A. Rodwell’ The Newmarket Journal 27.2.1943. [5] National Probate Calendar.

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