Catastrophe, Cockle, Coombs and Crime; an 1817 Felony in Trimley St. Martin

  The gravestone of John Cockle in Trimley St. Martin Churchyard.  Some weeks ago, I was reading a newspaper, ‘The Suffolk Chronicle’, for 17th May 1817. A small report containing the skimpiest of information caught my eye: “COMMITMENTS. – To the County Gaol, in this town, James Burroughs and Wm Wright (by the Rev. John … Continue reading Catastrophe, Cockle, Coombs and Crime; an 1817 Felony in Trimley St. Martin

Lydia Rackham: A Trimley Woman in Van Dieman’s Land Part 2

“They chained us two by two and whipped and lashed along  They cut off our provisions if we did the least thing wrong They march us in the burning sun until our feet are sore So hard's our lot now we are got to Van Diemen's shore” From: Lament...Upon Van Diemen's Shore by Sarah Collins … Continue reading Lydia Rackham: A Trimley Woman in Van Dieman’s Land Part 2