1895 August Footnotes

[1] Walberswick Common – Early in the 19th century, the Walberswick Village elders decided that some rules needed to be imposed to ensure the smooth running of the agricultural aspects of village life, especially in respect of its “common lands”. The land was set aside to benefit the community.

[2] Walberswick is a village and civil parish on the Suffolk coast in England. It is at the mouth of the River Blyth on the south side of the river. The town of Southwold lies to the north of the river and is the nearest town to Walberswick, around 1 mile (1.6 km) away.

[3] E. B. Leighton – Edmund Blair Leighton – (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects. Also illustrated for Charles Dickens.

[4] The quay and area in front of the Harbour Inn, Southwold is called “Blackshore“.

[5] Gun Hill, Southwold overlooks the sea along with eighteen pound cannons. It is said these guns were given to the town in 1746 by the Royal Armouries, as a protection to shipping against raids.

[6] The Golden Butterfly (1876). By: Besant, Walter & James Rice.

[7] Punch and Judy is the traditional puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy. An archetypical and controversial British figure with his origins in the charismatic 16th century Italian puppet Pulcinella, Mr Punch has been performing in the UK for over 350 years.

[8] Tip and run – a form of beach or informal recreational cricket in which the batsman must run if his or her bat touches the ball.

[9] Yoxford is a village in East Suffolk, England close to the Heritage Coast, Minsmere Reserve (RSPB), Aldeburgh and Southwold.

[10] Napoleon or Nap is a straightforward trick-taking game in which players receive five cards each; whoever bids the highest number of tricks chooses trumps and tries to win at least their bidden number of tricks.

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