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In the first few months the British suffered many reverses. Patriotism ran high in these days of Empire, and Queen Victoria sent consignments of chocolate to the troops wishing them a Happy New Year for January 1st, The Boers gave the area the name of Suffolk Hill in recognition of their courage.
They left for South Africa on February 11th. They joined the Suffolk Regiment at Middleburg. InSuffolk was still a deeply rural county. Most people lived in the villages and towns of under people. Haverhill, like Thetford, had around 4, people.
Only 5 towns exceeded Rural life was however, in decline as foreign food imports undermined agricultural prices and thus wages. Also in decline was the use of water for transport as well as power. By September it was clear that the Receiver who was managing the Eastern Counties Navigation and Transport Company Limited, had decided to throw in the towel.
He had been unable to raise more capital, and began to sell off the assets. Water mills along the river were finding it hard to compete with newer steam driven roller mills. Bury Market on Wednesday and Saturday were important days for country folk to come to town to sell or buy produce.
The White Lion was still an important Carriers' House indespite the decline of the Wagonners and Carters over the past 50 years since railways.
Its yard in Brentgovel Street still saw up to 16 wagons pull in from the villages on market day mornings. Not far from the White Lion stood the Griffin. This very long established inn stood on the Cornhill at the top of St Johns Street. Like the White Lion nearby it was not a coaching inn, but was a major Carrier's House because it was next to the Great Market.
In some 10 carrier's wagons used it as the base to and from the villages on market days. Not surprisingly, it was also used by carriers coming to and from the market. The Relief of Mafeking blank Things had not being going well in South Africa since Mafeking had been under siege since 13th Octoberthe day after the independent Boer Republic declared war.
Colonel Baden-Powell had led a masterly defence, until a relief column finally arrived on 17th May,after a day siege.
When news reached home the streets were full of celebrating crowds in towns and cities all over the country. In Bury St Edmunds it was decided to celebrate the occasion along with the Queen's birthday on 24th May, and the Mayor had to quickly get arrangements made for a School holiday and a half day shop and business closure.
Albany Villas blank Bury was home to about 16, people, and building continued to be needed to house them. Most house building was by small local builders. Houses were largely built in pairs, or small terraces, like the pair of grandly named "villas" illustrated here in Hospital Road.
The extra ornamental detailing probably indicated a higher priced dwelling than normal. Sir Walter Greene blank Bury still voted Conservative, this time electing the very well known brewer, now Sir E Walter Greene, Bt, who lived his life as a wealthy sporting country gentleman.
Walter Greene, the Chairman of Greene King, was one of the country's super rich at this time. At Nether Hall in Thurston he kept a grand house, stables, a pack of deer hounds, and a herd of deer. He is pictured here inbut looking every inch the Edwardian sporting gentleman.
Walter Greene had been defeated when he tried to become MP for North West Suffolk inbut this time he was unopposed.Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.
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