A working rural community set amidst quiet rolling countryside yet within 45 minutes of Norwich, Ipswich and the beautiful Suffolk coast. Elegant old buildings, a magnificent church and plenty of footpaths.Stradbroke is a thriving village.
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STRADBROKE W.I. JULY AND AUGUST REPORTS
July seems a long chilly time ago and our meeting a distant memory. Actually it was a straightforward evening of business followed by an interesting talk from a lady called Denise Billinghurst who told us of her time in Africa where she frequently travelled . The main purpose of her visits was to assist at a lion orphanage where rescued lion cubs were raised and helped back into the wild on a safe reserve . We were treated to some fascinating photos of lion cubs at various stages of their care and rehabilitation and, surprisingly, photos of Denise up close and personal with some oversized pussycats. Denise was obviously an enthusiast and had also embroiled her husband in her fund raising and visits to Africa. An interesting lady and a pleasant evening for us all.
Now we are in August and that means our summer…Continue
Stradbroke Parish Council now have their own website at http://www.stradbrokepc.org/ you can find an up to date list of councillors and the agenda, minutes and other papers for council meetings on the council's new site.
We have decided to remove all of this information from our site and link to the council's site to avoid duplication and ensure up to date information is available.
Can anyone help me please? I'm researching the Saunders family from Stradbroke as part of my family tree and am having some difficulties. I have a Margaret Saunders born in 1841. Sometimes, she's referred to as Margaretta or Margarette. She married Abraham Ward. From the marriage certificate, her father's name was Samuel Saunders but the problem is this: the 1841 census shows her at 2 months old, living with her unmarried mother Marianne Saunders. It seems, that as Marianne has Saunders as a maiden name, that Samuel may have been a relative! What's also very strange, is that the GRO have been unable to provide a birth certificate for Margaret and she isn't listed on Free BMD either! By the 1851 census, there are 2 more children, Emma and John Saunders, but still no male Head of Household.
It seems that Marianne's mother may have been a Phillis Saunders born in 1795 and daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Saunders.
Is anyone able to help me…Continue