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Local History

Photograph of volunteer Jane Kirk in the revamped Tattingstone phone box

Revamped telephone box helps preserve memories of Alton Water

June 14, 20217:25 pmJune 14, 2021 7:28 pmLeave a Comment

Volunteers in Tattingstone and Stutton have been delving into the past to discover forgotten stories of the communities affected by the construction of Alton Water Reservoir in 1970s and 1980s. Part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Sharing Suffolk Stories programme, volunteers on the ‘Land and Shore – Alton Water’ project have collected a […]

A black and white photograph of a man and a woman having dinner at a table behind two tall candles

Discovering Newmarket’s Jewish refugees

May 20, 20213:20 pmJune 14, 2021 7:28 pmLeave a Comment

A new joint heritage project from Suffolk Archives and the National Horseracing Museum is aiming to uncover stories of Jewish refugees who were housed in Newmarket during World War Two. The project has been inspired by the memoir of one of these refugees, Fritz Ball, who with his wife Eva was among 25 Jewish refugees […]

Market day on Market Hill with St Peter's in the distance c.1930

Discovering Sudbury’s markets

October 15, 20205:20 pmOctober 15, 2020 5:27 pmLeave a Comment

A new local history project is aiming to investigate the role that Sudbury’s markets have played in the development of the town, as well as how they are changing today to meet modern needs. ‘Markets of the Past and Present’ is a new joint project from Suffolk Archives and the Sudbury Ephemera Archive, which will […]