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Taking off over Suffolk 

April 17, 20209:23 amApril 17, 2020 10:41 amLeave a Comment

We don’t often think of the Victorians as being the type of people who would prioritise fun and enjoyment. They are, however, the people who created many of the parks and recreation grounds we still enjoy in our towns today.  One such park is Alderman Road Recreation Ground in Ipswich, close to Portman Road Stadium, […]

The Suffragettes in Lowestoft

April 2, 20205:15 pmApril 17, 2020 9:24 amLeave a Comment

During digitisation work this intriguing photograph of a women’s suffrage meeting in Lowestoft came to light. The photograph was taken using a glass plate negative, and helpfully the date it was taken and the names of two of the women on the stage were scratched into the image before it was developed. The image shows […]

The Hold in 3D!

September 29, 201711:50 amMay 4, 2020 3:47 pmLeave a Comment

Until the end of October, you can see a 3D model of The Hold in the foyer of the University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building.  It’s a fantastic way to get a sense of the scale of the new building, and how it fits into the surroundings.  Next to the model, some drawing boards show the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BBC Radio Suffolk featuring SRO!

February 13, 20172:22 pmFebruary 15, 2017 11:28 amLeave a Comment

Keep up to date with Suffolk Archives – Suffolk Records Office’s latest news, events and developments on The Hold by listening to the new regular feature on BBC Radio Suffolk’s afternoon show with Lesley Dolphin (second Monday of the month). @KeyToThePast #buildthehold Listen again: 13 February 2017– http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04qlsfv#play Next feature: Monday 13 March Thank you […]