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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 […]

Ipswich Record Office Open Day

October 6, 20161:41 pmNovember 7, 2016 12:25 pmLeave a Comment

Have you wondered what goes on in the Record Office? Come along to the Ipswich Open Day on 29th October and find out. Our open day will focus on connecting you with your county record office, local family history and local history organisations and sharing the work of Suffolk Record Office through bookable strongroom tours. […]

Finalist for National Award

September 30, 20161:51 pmOctober 4, 2016 9:45 amLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office is delighted to announce that its project – “Preserving Suffolk’s Digital Assets” is a finalist for ‘The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy’ in the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2016. Run by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the awards are a world-wide celebration of those who have made significant and innovative […]

Come and see us at the SFHS fair!

September 23, 20162:44 pmNovember 7, 2016 12:26 pmLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office will be at the Suffolk Family History Society fair on Saturday 24 September.  The fair is being held at the Waterfront building at the University of Suffolk and starts at 10am.  More details are available on their website:

‘The Hold’ at One Big Multicultural Festival

September 6, 20168:02 amLeave a Comment

Record Office staff and volunteers enjoyed a fantastic day out promoting ‘The Hold’ at the ‘One Big Multicultural Festival’ on Sunday, September 4th.   The event was organised by our good friends at the Bangladeshi Support Centre (with whom we collaborated on the Curry & Culture Project) and combined music, food and dancing in Ipswich’s Alexandra […]

Heritage Open Weekend!

September 2, 20163:48 pmLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office is pleased to invite you to share in our heritage open weekend. Ipswich Record Office is holding a drop-in at the Ipswich Institute on Saturday 10th September. Find out about the fascinating archives we hold in Suffolk and view a display about the history of the Ipswich Institute and its building. Also […]

The Broadside Boys at MEAL – Charity Fundraiser!

August 30, 20169:43 amLeave a Comment

Our friends at the Museum of East Anglian Life have a wonderful fundraising evening coming up on October 14th 2016, with entertainment from The Broadside Boys, performing songs inspired by their experience of country life in East Anglia.  The evening will also feature a Grand Auction. £35 per person, includes arrival drink, canapes and a 3 […]

Suffolk Record Office up for National Award!

August 18, 20161:28 pmAugust 18, 2016 1:29 pmLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office has been nominated for a prestigious national award  – for its work to develop this new website and to integrate it with the innovative digital preservation system (‘Preservica‘) that sits behind it. Preservica is safeguarding tens of thousands of digital images of the original Suffolk documents that we all enjoy.  Suffolk County […]

The Suffolks in Salonika – war diary extract

August 17, 20163:26 pmAugust 18, 2016 1:41 pmLeave a Comment

The Suffolks in Salonika – war diary extract

July 29, 20168:20 amAugust 18, 2016 1:10 pmLeave a Comment