Cement raw materials including digging for mud

Walter Tye: There was no more familiar sight on the Deben, fifty to sixty years ago, than that of the old mud barge, the Kingfisher, leaving the quay. Old Jack Stebbings was the skipper and Ben Page, brother of the Newbourn giant, was his mate. Their favourite place for getting the mud was opposite Whitehall … Read more Cement raw materials including digging for mud

1893 George Mason newspaper obituary

Ipswich Journal – Sat 14th Oct 1893 Death of Mr George Mason At Ipswich Another link in the chain of busy, shrewd, far-seeing men who in their day played a prominent part in making Ipswich the prosperous commercial centre it is to-day, has been suddenly snapped, and that so suddenly that the inhabitants of the … Read more 1893 George Mason newspaper obituary

1873 – 1878 Leases on Quay Maltings

Record office HB8/5/417  a lease between AT Cobbold and John Hill dated 11 Oct 1873 for the land at the quay including malting house, sheds stables and garden in all 2 acres. It was for 14 years at £30 pa. To last until 1887 In 1878 the lease was cancelled by Mason’s. In 1878 it … Read more 1873 – 1878 Leases on Quay Maltings

1875 Shadbolt Cement works Court Case from The Builder

PAYMENT FOR ESTIMATE. At the Woodbridge County Court, on the 19th inst., Mr. John Frost, builder, Woodbridge, brought an action against Messrs.Coles & Shadbolt, cement manufacturers, to recover 31, 15s., for making an estimate of the cost of a new dock at cement works belonging to the defendants at Waldringfield, and for other work done. The firm wrote … … Read more 1875 Shadbolt Cement works Court Case from The Builder