150 years ago: Unpaid wages

Daniel Walne, of Pulham and Brockdish, was a regular face at the local Petty Sessions – both as plaintiff and complainant. On 31 May, 1867, he charged John Bunn with leaving his service without giving proper notice. According to the complainant, Bunn had, by 17 May, been in service to Daniel Walne as team man […]

100 years ago today: British Farmers’ Red Cross Fund

The British Farmers Red Cross Fund usually raised money through agricultural sales, with profits going towards various schemes – such as providing ambulances – and supporting hospitals. According to the Red Cross, the fund received a total of £1,024,808 19s 2d. One such sale took place in Harleston on 16 May, 1917. The local committee […]

150 years ago: An Ulcombe wedding

On May 16, 1867, John Walne of Lenham, Kent, married Emily ‘fourth daughter of the late Mr James Hatch, of Chegworth, Ulcomb (sic)’. Rev. P Butler was assisted by Rev. W Brown. (Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser; 27 May 1867; Page 5) The Walnes of Lenham are descended from John Walne born in Starston, Norfolk – […]

200 years ago today – The Hoxne Association

A meeting of the Hoxne Association was advertised to take place on 11 April, 1817. The Association was a private prosecution association – the idea being, in a time before a nationwide Police force, that members paid a subscription which allowed the association to help pay the expenses of apprehension and prosecution of suspected criminals […]

150 years ago: Arrivals in Bath

On 3 January 1867, the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette announced the arrival of several men at the White Lion Hotel, among them Mr Walne. This may well have been Alfred Septimus Walne or one of his brothers. Certainly Alfred spent time there as he was enumerated at the hotel in the census of 1861, when he was […]