History of Little Clacton
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Little Clacton Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Little Clacton.
Ipswich Journal 4 January 1879
Fowl stealing at Little Clacton
Thomas Charles Blunden, 24, farm labourer, was charged with stealing 11 live fowls, value 23s., the property of the Rev. William Green, at Little Clacton, on or about the 18th December. ...
The prisoner was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment with hard labour, the chairman saying that from the information the Court had received he seemed to have been committing continual depredations on society. There were two other charges of felony against the prisoner, but these were not gone into. [The Prosecutor said] nobody seemed to be safe from Blunden's depredations. He had robbed his clergyman, his master, and his mate.
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Little Clacton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Clacton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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