Collecting stories at Brandon Country Park

September 22, 20172:55 pmLeave a Comment

As part of our ‘Great Suffolk Mantelpiece Project’ we were pleased to collect your family stories at Brandon Country Park yesterday (21/09/17).  Thank you to everyone who participated and to John Royle of Chronicle Digital Storytelling, who will be turning some of them into digital stories to host online. Next stop is Woodbridge Library on […]

The Great Suffolk Mantelpiece Project!

September 18, 20179:32 amLeave a Comment

What’s on your mantelpiece? We would like to start a conversation with you about family history and stories about Suffolk. We thought a mantelpiece was a great way to begin; often it’s the place we keep treasured objects and family portraits or keepsakes. Come along to one of our special sessions and we will record […]

Online payments, 13 & 14 September

September 5, 20172:44 pmSeptember 5, 2017 2:45 pmLeave a Comment

Due to essential maintenance work we will be unable to process any online payments from 12:00 on Wednesday 13 September 2017 until 16:00 on Thursday 14 September.  We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any queries please contact Judith Stephenson at Judith.stephenson@Suffolk.gov.uk

1 Big Multicultural Festival

September 4, 20178:25 amSeptember 4, 2017 8:28 amLeave a Comment

August 27th was a fine, sunny and vibrant day at the 1 Big Multicultural Festival at Alexandra Park in Ipswich.  This colourful event celebrated Ipswich’s cultural diversity with food, music and dance and is always a great day out for families. We were pleased to attend with our project display about The Hold, and our […]

Moles, Cherries and Murder

August 3, 20173:30 pmLeave a Comment

“Moles, Cherries and Murder” Our touring exhibition, exploring the story of the Red Barn Murder at Polstead, can be seen at the following venues: 1 – 5 August – Newmarket Library – see the library website for opening hours 7 – 11 August – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket – open 10am-2pm 12 and 13 August […]

Blood Red Barn

“Blood Red Barn” tickets now available

August 1, 20172:27 pmAugust 3, 2017 3:16 pmLeave a Comment

Free tickets for the staged read-through of the new play Blood Red Barn are now available from the BOYD website. Why not come along and see the most recent interpretation of the tragic tale of Maria Marten and William Corder?  The BOYD theatre group have used archives from the Bury and Ipswich branches to present a […]

An apology!

July 6, 201711:23 amLeave a Comment

Apologies to anyone visiting the University Waterfront Building today or tomorrow, looking for drawings of The Hold.   Due to unforeseen circumstances, this display was cancelled.  However, we will have some architectural drawings to share with you at our forthcoming Oral History sessions on the Waterfront – 14th and 15th July!

Oral History on the Waterfront

June 30, 20174:37 pmJuly 4, 2017 11:24 amLeave a Comment

On Friday July 14th and Saturday July 15th between 10am and 4pm, you’ll find us outside the Waterfront Building in Ipswich (close to the site of The Hold) trying to tempt people to record their memories of this part of Ipswich!  Part of our summer programme of pilot activities associated with ‘The Hold’, the session is […]

Suffolk Day, 21 June 2017

June 20, 20171:39 pmJune 20, 2017 2:14 pmLeave a Comment

We hope you’ve enjoyed our look at a Suffolk archival A-Z!  We finish tomorrow on Suffolk Day itself with Z for Zeppelins! Our friends at Suffolk Libraries have selected a number of Suffolk-related titles – why not take a look to inspire your next read! Suffolk Libraries have also launched a competition as part of their Suffolk […]

Lowestoft 1940s Weekend

May 25, 20171:47 pmMay 25, 2017 1:49 pmLeave a Comment

Festival Weekend Lowestoft will be going back in time to the 1940s on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May in an event to celebrate the town’s history. The event, hosted by Lowestoft Vision will take place in Lowestoft’s town centre, from the Triangle Market down to Station Square and Britten Centre Market Square. The weekend […]