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Stradbroke Tithe map

January 12, 201712:06 pm

Practical conservation was requested for the only copy of the Stradbroke tithe map in Suffolk, FC83/C1/13. The map was drawn in carbon ink with watercolour highlights onto 4 sheets of cartridge paper. At some point since 1841 the map had suffered water damage causing staining and mould spots on the left. The paper sheets had […]

Isaac Johnson Map Collection (HD11/475)

October 17, 201610:14 amAugust 16, 2017 6:12 pm

The work of Isaac Johnson (1754-1835) Woodbridge based Topographical Artist and Land Surveyor was extensive.  He surveyed and mapped estates in almost every parish in East Suffolk as well as many in West Suffolk.  His patrons included Suffolk nobility, clergy and gentry, and John Nichols, a London Author and Publisher. The antiquaries Sir John Cullum, […]

The Suffolks in Salonika – WWI Trench Map

July 29, 20168:12 amAugust 18, 2016 1:40 pmLeave a Comment

Waller’s Raid, 13 January 1942

January 20, 20183:00 pmJanuary 20, 2018 3:26 pm

Snow was falling on Lowestoft on 13th January, 1942 when at 4.20pm in the afternoon the air raid sirens sounded the alert. Seven minutes later a lone Dornier Do 217, bearing the Holzammer (“Mallet”) insignia of Luftwaffe’s 9/KG.2 unit and piloted by Oberleutnant Ernst Walbaum, swept low over the town centre. Following the course of […]

George ‘Lupinseed’ Staunton of Kessingland

November 15, 20171:00 pmSeptember 22, 2017 2:58 pm

John Chapman, known to the world as ‘Johnny Appleseed’, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of the USA but have you heard of George ‘Lupinseed’ Staunton? Kessingland was once marketed as Lupinland and it all came about because of this man.  It is said that his ‘obsession’ started when he […]

Thomas Le Heup

November 10, 201710:41 am

Exploring collections in Bury can often reveal fascinating and beautiful documents which tell interesting stories. One such document which would lead to a journey of discovery is a map located in our Hessett collection. Beautifully illustrated in striking colours, it depicts the land owned by a gentleman named Thomas Le Heup. Look carefully, and it […]

A Dot on the Landscape: Rymer Point

November 1, 20173:38 pm

On the map of Suffolk Parish Boundaries you will see most parishes are rectangular. But north of Bury St. Edmunds, and south of Thetford in the Blackbourne Hundred the parish boundaries form a shape like the segments of an orange. The parishes of Barnham, Euston, Fakenham Magna, Honington, Troston, Great Livermere, Little Livermere (even though […]

Downey Bekke: Mariner and Alien

October 2, 20173:14 pm

‘In the name of God Amen the viith day of the monyth of September in the yere of oure Lord God anno MCCCCC xxviiith. I Downy Bekke of Easton Bavent mariner beyng hoole of mynde and in good remembrance make my testament and last will in maner and forme following…’ So begins the will of […]

A Tale of Two Hoaxes

September 27, 20171:15 pmSeptember 27, 2017 1:13 pm

If you are going to pull a hoax what better place than a public house to be the operation headquarters. It seems from the following hoaxes that the alcohol intake at the Lord Nelson in Southwold and The Bell of St Olaves definitely inspired brilliance. The first of these hoaxes started at the Lord Nelson in […]

Woodbridge and the forest

September 6, 20177:00 amSeptember 5, 2017 1:33 pm

From about 2pm the tour weaves its way through Woodbridge, Melton, Bromeswell, Eyke, Rendlesham and Tunstall. Woodbridge Visit the Tide Mill Living Museum in Woodbridge and discover the history of one of the first and last working tide mills in the country. The earliest record of a tide mill on the site by the River Deben is 1170 […]