Thursday, 9 August 2012

Bible from Old Bucknham almshouses

Provided by Robert Cocks in 1861
When the almshouses in Old Buckenham were first occupied in 1861, each house was provided with a bible and Robert Cocks, the founder, wrote inside them in his own hand. They were quite big and heavy bibles (more than 10 inches by 7 inches by 2 inches, weighing around 6lb) and probably meant for home study rather than taking to church. 
These photos are of the bible for almshouse number 8.

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