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Displays online

Explore Suffolk Archives from home with our brand new online exhibitions. We will be digitally sharing highlights from our collections, community work, and volunteer activities.

Check back regularly for new exhibitions, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and more highlights from our collections.

Pride in Suffolk’s Past

To celebrate Pride 2020 Suffolk Archives are sharing stories from Suffolk’s LGBTQ+ community, past and present.

Part of the Sharing Suffolk Stories project Pride in Suffolk’s Past

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Booklet produced during World War Two to help British people understand American culture and geography. HD2272/300/11/2

‘I have three homes’: Life as an American military child in Suffolk

Using records from Suffolk Archives as a starting point, students from American military schools in Suffolk share their perspectives on living in the UK, and what it’s like to make multiple moves around the world during your childhood.

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Street party in south Lowestoft to mark VE Day.
Reference No: 1176/1/10/6/13/2

VE Day 75

Suffolk Archives marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day when Germany surrendered during the Second World War. Through images, audio, and newspaper extracts explore how Suffolk marked this day in 1945.

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With Love from Dunkirk

Explore a collection of extraordinary letters written by men of the 1st Suffolk Regiment serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France between 25th and 27th May 1940, during the British army’s retreat towards Dunkirk. For some, it would be the last message they sent to family and friends; not all of the letters’ authors made it home.

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