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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 […]

Suffolk Show 2017 – A Great Day Out

May 23, 20175:45 pmLeave a Comment

If you’re visiting the Suffolk Show on Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June come along and see us in the County Council tent. Record Office staff will be there with an update on The Hold and Mapping Suffolk Stories projects.  We can also provide general advice on your research and suggest where to start. This year we are hoping to collect […]

Record-Keeping Service of the Year

April 19, 20178:36 pmLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office has been nominated for Record-Keeping Service of the year at this year’s Archives and Records Association (ARA) Excellence Awards. The ARA Excellence Awards are in their second year and comprise three categories: Distinguished Service Award Record-keeper of the Year Award Record-keeping Service of the Year Award. The awards celebrate the achievements of […]

Charity Farm at Shotley

February 20, 20178:30 amMay 26, 2017 7:51 am

In 1982 the records of the Blue Coat Foundation (GA400) were deposited at Ipswich Record Office.  The records of the foundation contain a veritable goldmine of information on a farm and its estate in Shotley and Chelmondiston. The collection’s minute books reveal that the estate was purchased in 1734 and for many years Charity Farm, […]

Stories from our conservator

January 12, 201711:46 amFebruary 10, 2017 1:43 pm

Dominic Wall is the Conservator for Suffolk Record Office and has a role to play in conserving and preserving archives across all three branches. In this section Dominic looks at some of the items he’s recently worked on and the challenges they have posed.

‘Communities of Dissent’ research project

January 4, 201711:57 amJanuary 4, 2017 11:58 amLeave a Comment

COMMUNITIES OF DISSENT Invitation to participate in a new research project for local and family historians Religious dissent, its impact and changing role, is the focus of a new research project for local and family historians. This is the latest major venture of the Family and Community History Research Society (FACHRS). The society was established […]

Meet Steve Gilby, our Activity Plan Officer

November 25, 201610:25 amNovember 25, 2016 1:44 pmLeave a Comment

This October, we welcomed Steve Gilby to the project team for ‘The Hold’.  Steve is our new HLF Activity Plan Officer, and will drive forward our proposals for ‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ and develop an exciting Activity Plan, reaching out across all of Suffolk. Steve said, “I’m thrilled to be working on such an exciting project and […]

Meet Steve Gilby, our Activity Plan Officer

November 25, 201610:14 amNovember 25, 2016 10:17 am

This October, we welcomed Steve Gilby to the project team for ‘The Hold’.  Steve is our new HLF Activity Plan Officer, and will drive forward our proposals for ‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ and develop an exciting Activity Plan, reaching out across all of Suffolk. Steve said, “I’m thrilled to be working on such an exciting project and […]

Sergeant Joseph Claude Hoxley

November 18, 201611:46 am

5 October 1916 Sgt Joseph Claude Hoxley   s/no 8091   age 24 buried Struma Military Cemetery  plot III H 7 Joseph, and all his siblings, were born in Ely.  But his mother had been born in Bury St Edmunds and the family moved from Ely to Bury in the 1900s.  The entry in the CWGC register […]

October 1916

November 18, 201610:20 am

October 1916 was one of the big months for the 1st Suffolks in Salonika.  Having secured the Orljak bridgehead, the forces were pushing north and east.  They were taking part in larger operations in the Struma valley.  The French and the Serbs were trying to take Monastir, a town on an important route between the […]