The Official Guide to the Great Eastern Railway; And the Harwich Route to the Continent, Via Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Esbjerg. Illustrated

The Official Guide to the Great Eastern Railway; And the Harwich Route to the Continent, Via Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Esbjerg. Illustrated

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...certain lands in the parish of Clerkenwell, London, and others in Woodbridge, for the benefit of the poor belonging to the latter town. This leads us to notice another imposing pile of buildings, the Seckford Almshouses, which with their chapel, terrace, and grounds, have been recently erected in the Tudor style at a cost of 28,000. Not far distant is Woodbridge Grammar School, founded in 1662, but considerably augmented in 1861 by the surplus funds of the Seckford charities, which have an annual income bordering on 6,000. The school affords an excellent classical or commercial education, and offers exhibitions at the Universities. Here are a Shire Hall and Corn Exchange, wherfl weekly markets are hold on Thursdays. Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet, s oken of by the critic J efifrey as " aman of it fine and cultivated mindl," was a banker's clerk at Woodbridge, and the poet Crabbe was here apprenticed to a doctor. At Hollesley Bay, about eight miles from Woodbridge, is the estate of the Colonial College and Training Farms, Limited, which is a somewhat noteworthy centre of agricultural education. The "Bull" is the leading hotelPress---Woodbridge Reporter, 1859. Through a wide agricultural district we now pass onwards by MELTON, the birthplace of thelate eminent physician and S0l6Ilt!St Dr. Edwin Lankest-er, F.R.S. It is the station for the Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum, and but a short distance from 84$ miles from Liverpool Street and 15% from Ipswich. Wickham Market railway station is actually situated in the parish of Campscfl Ash, a small village near to Ashe High House, the beautiful seat_0f the Hon. William Lowther. About two miles from the station, with which it is connected by a frequent service of...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916646
  • 9781236916648