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In the footsteps of elephants - we take a historical stroll down a popular town thoroughfare

In the footsteps of elephants - we take a historical stroll down a popular town thoroughfare

In the footsteps of elephants - we take a historical stroll down a popular town thoroughfare

14 May 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor steps back in time down a busy town street.


Military museum ‘battling’ to keep archives as town records office to close

Military museum ‘battling’ to keep archives as town records office to close

Military museum ‘battling’ to keep archives as town records office to close

11 May 2024

A prominent military museum is hoping to keep all of its archives locally as the town records office is to close.


The secrets of this town short cut revealed

The secrets of this town short cut revealed

The secrets of this town short cut revealed

08 May 2024

Now a no through route for vehicles, this is still a handy short cut for pedestrians - we look at its history.


The busy street that went from having six pubs to none

The busy street that went from having six pubs to none

The busy street that went from having six pubs to none

30 April 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor goes on a pub crawl into the past.


Do you remember when elephants paraded through the streets of this Suffolk town?

Do you remember when elephants paraded through the streets of this Suffolk town?

Do you remember when elephants paraded through the streets of this Suffolk town?

28 April 2024

SuffolkNews looks back to when a circus come to a town for a week-long spectacle nearly 50 years ago.


Can you find the animals hidden on this ancient tower?

Can you find the animals hidden on this ancient tower?

Can you find the animals hidden on this ancient tower?

23 April 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor reveals the secrets of this town landmark.


‘All you need to know is I love her’: How Frank made his wife feel special after 62 years of marriage

‘All you need to know is I love her’: How Frank made his wife feel special after 62 years of marriage

‘All you need to know is I love her’: How Frank made his wife feel special after 62 years of marriage

17 April 2024

A couple at a Suffolk care home have renewed their wedding vows as they celebrate their lifetime together.


‘I just love what I do’: Town historian scoops prestigious heritage award

‘I just love what I do’: Town historian scoops prestigious heritage award

‘I just love what I do’: Town historian scoops prestigious heritage award

16 April 2024

A well-known historian has scooped a prestigious award for his work championing a Suffolk town’s history.


How this town with two rivers had to deal with repeated flooding

How this town with two rivers had to deal with repeated flooding

How this town with two rivers had to deal with repeated flooding

16 April 2024

Historic town has succumbed to flooding many times down the centuries.


Free lectures to reveal Suffolk landmark’s secret history

Free lectures to reveal Suffolk landmark’s secret history

Free lectures to reveal Suffolk landmark’s secret history

10 April 2024

The hidden history of one of Suffolk's most iconic landmarks is being revealed through two free lectures.


Why the houses in this street got their ‘famous’ names

Why the houses in this street got their ‘famous’ names

Why the houses in this street got their ‘famous’ names

02 April 2024

Houses in this Victorian terrace have some famous names - historian Martyn Taylor explains why.


Inside former Microsoft employee’s retro gaming arcade

Inside former Microsoft employee’s retro gaming arcade

Inside former Microsoft employee’s retro gaming arcade

01 April 2024

The owner of a retro gaming arcade hoping to allow a new generation to experience classics from the past four decades is excited to set up shop.


Call for memories of historic manor before new hospital built

Call for memories of historic manor before new hospital built

Call for memories of historic manor before new hospital built

28 March 2024

Members of the public are being asked to share their memories of a historic building ahead of the site being transformed into a new hospital.


The shipwreck which claimed the lives of dozens but spawned phrase ‘women and children first’

The shipwreck which claimed the lives of dozens but spawned phrase ‘women and children first’

The shipwreck which claimed the lives of dozens but spawned phrase ‘women and children first’

26 March 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor looks at the tragic shipwreck which spawned the phrase ‘women and children first’.


Forgotten statues left abandoned in derelict shopping centre find new home

Forgotten statues left abandoned in derelict shopping centre find new home

Forgotten statues left abandoned in derelict shopping centre find new home

23 March 2024

A piece of a town’s history has been saved from the potential scrapheap following a successful campaign.


How a sheep changed the fortunes of a town

How a sheep changed the fortunes of a town

How a sheep changed the fortunes of a town

19 March 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor explains how a town’s fortune was built on wool.


Archive campaigners ‘seeking further advice’ after maladministration claim rejected

Archive campaigners ‘seeking further advice’ after maladministration claim rejected

Archive campaigners ‘seeking further advice’ after maladministration claim rejected

17 March 2024

Campaigners say they ‘will seek further advice’ after their complaint over the closure of a town’s archives branch was rejected.


The jewellery shop for which time ran out

The jewellery shop for which time ran out

The jewellery shop for which time ran out

12 March 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor turns back the clock to look at a well-known jewellery shop.


‘Here, there and everywhere’: McCartney exhibition delights music and art fans

‘Here, there and everywhere’: McCartney exhibition delights music and art fans

‘Here, there and everywhere’: McCartney exhibition delights music and art fans

10 March 2024

An exhibition featuring original artwork for one of the world’s best-known musicians is delighting fans.


‘It proves people still enjoy it’: Call for town to have its own cinema

‘It proves people still enjoy it’: Call for town to have its own cinema

‘It proves people still enjoy it’: Call for town to have its own cinema

08 March 2024

A town centre business leader has reignited calls for a Suffolk town to have its own permanent cinema.


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