Wednesday, 28 March 2012


At Bury assizes, Toby Gill, one of Sir Robert Rich's drummers received the death sentence for the murder of Anne Blakemore of Walbeswick, next monday is appointed for his execution which will probably be in Ipswich and he is to be hanged in chains near the place where he committed the murder.

(The Ipswich Journal August 25th 1750)

Or I wander to Walbeswick, place of delight
To artists who paint it from morning to night
But I sit on the pier and I relish the view
Without messing my fingers with cyanine blue.

( Punch magazine 1883)


  1. My grandparents were from Scotland, and you make me feel like I'm seeing a piece of what their lives were like there. Beautiful.

  2. were yr ears ringing?
    I was just singing yr praises to a drawing friend...