SILKEN STRANDS

June 2018

The Trust is pleased to have acquired the following items to add to its archive.  Some have been purchased but for those which are gifts we expressly thank the donors.

  • A pair of Cambridge University Championship Racquet Medals awarded 1896 to Philip Wyndham Cobbold (1875-1945) #324 on the family tree.
  • A set of 3 bottle labels for Guinness Extra Stout, bottled by Cobbold & Company Ltd at Cliff Brewery, Ipswich.
  • A Carte de visite of Felix Thornley Cobbold #201 as a young man
  • An invitation issued by Lord Cobbold #490 as President of the British Heart Foundation to a meeting held in July 1973.
  • 2 Banking envelopes dated 1851 for Messrs GLYN & Co, London on account of Bacon, Cobbold & Co, Ipswich, gift of Janette Howell.
  • ‘Cornish Short Stories’ which includes a story by Emma Staughton #802, gift of the author.
  • Photographs of the Cobbold entries in the Library of Congress, Washington DC, gift of Tim Cobbold #643

By way of some light relief here is an old Rugby Song of the Tub…to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”

My body lies over the touch line,
My body lies under the scrum,
My body lies over the stretcher
Oh isn’t dismemberment fun.

(Chorus)

Bring back, bring back,
Oh bring back my body to me,
To me!
Bring back, bring back,
Oh bring back my body to me.


My femur lies over my shoulder,
My tibia’s been gone for years
My elbow lies somewhere behind me,
And a Prop Forward bit off my ears.

(Chorus)

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