INFORMATION OF PAST NAMES FOUND IN BULMER AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
During the life of Basil Slaughter he met many people in the Bulmer area whilst researching history. Such was his dedication he recorded much of this information about these people, which have now been transcribed to spreadsheets in alphabetical order by one of our members - Sandy Burbidge. To view this information just click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet (each list is a separate MS spreadsheet that you can download & view). Where there is a memorial in Bulmer Churchyard a link has been included. Other links will be added in due course to the additional information such as photo’s or letters etc.
The information displayed where known includes; Surname, First name, Date of Birth, Date of Death, Occupation, Address, Information, Date of information, Source and any Additional Documents
(The squares blacked-out, indicate no names exist for these letters)
The late Basil Slaughter. Headmaster of Bulmer School and stalwart of the W.E.A., Basil was early pioneer of oral history in the area, resulting in numerous lectures accompanied by old photos of the locality. In the above photograph he stands with his own version of Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Mr and Mrs. Andrews’, ready for the recent Bulmer Festival and Eighteenth Century re-enactment.
(Squire Andrews’s portrait was actually painted not far from the ‘Auberies’ with Sudbury in the distant background. Gainsborough’s original can be seen in the National Gallery, London).
(Photograph by kind permission of the East Anglian Daily Times ’ and Ashley Cooper who used it in his book ‘Heart of our History’)