I mentioned the old Star and Garter pub. Sue's gggg grandparents, James Trundle Holland (1772 - 1834), and his wife, Anna Maria Holland (née Collin, 1781 - 1861), were the successive licensees until the latter's death, which was reported in the Ipswich Journal as follows:
Newspaper Cutting, 10th of August, 1861:
Holland. - 31st. ult., at Cheveley, in her 81st year, Anna Maria, relict of Mr James Trundle Holland, of the Star and Garter Inn, of that place.'
Here (above right) is a picture of the old pub in about 1900.
During the period of the Hollands being at the Star and Garter, Sue's ggg grandparents in another line, John Tetsall (1769 - 1833), and his wife, Sarah (also née Collin, 1778 - 1862), were farming in the village.
We stopped off first at St. Mary's Church, hoping that it would be open. It was, but we admired the daffs before going in.
And then we photographed the elaborately-painted 15th century font and imagined the baptisms of all of those 160 rellies over the centuries. It was all pretty mind-boggling. Here (below right) is the font, complete with 21st century plastic containers behind it.
Of course, there was more to do in Cheveley than having a good look at St. Mary's Church and, whilst Sue went round Holland Park (pictured below), I set about visiting homes in the High Street. We both had excellent results and the whole of Cheveley was most encouragng.
The Star and Garter pub, mentioned above, no longer exists, but a lovely thatched house sits in its place and the location is marked for posterity by a street sign set beside another lovely thatched home facing the High Street.
Finally, I came across a lady who owned a liver and white Dalmatian, just like ours and originally from a home that we know well. The Dalmatian had puppies nearly five weeks ago. The father is believed to have been a Collie. There are eight puppies. This is one of them. Now, altogther, aaahhh!
We are going to go back to Cheveley.