The Newbourne Giants

From Sunday 13th until Thursday 17th August 2017 we camped at Newbourne, Suffolk. Near The Fox Inn is Giants Cottage, home to George and Meadows Page, who were known as The Newbourne Giants. George was 7 foot 7 inches tall. Meadows was only 7 foot 4 inches tall. They became an attraction at the Woodbridge Easter Fair when the show’s tallest man would hold a guinea above his head and challenge anyone to reach it.
Top Photo: George Page. Middle Photo: Meadows Page (left) and George (right) with their father.
Lower Photo: The gravestone of George Page in the churchyard of St. Mary’s Church, Newbourne.
[Note: Sometimes Newbourn is spelt without the E.]

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