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‘Real characters and undefinable community spirit’: Former shop owner shares his memories of Suffolk town

‘Real characters and undefinable community spirit’: Former shop owner shares his memories of Suffolk town

‘Real characters and undefinable community spirit’: Former shop owner shares his memories of Suffolk town

22 December 2023

A former shop owner shares his memories of growing up in a Suffolk town in the 1950s.


Five great days when thousands flocked to see spectacular pageant

Five great days when thousands flocked to see spectacular pageant

Five great days when thousands flocked to see spectacular pageant

19 December 2023

Huge audiences flocked to see a cast of hundreds tell town’s story.


Have you spotted the clues that act as a reminder of this long gone Suffolk company?

Have you spotted the clues that act as a reminder of this long gone Suffolk company?

Have you spotted the clues that act as a reminder of this long gone Suffolk company?

12 December 2023

The business has gone but traces of this once thriving enterprise remain.


Bats, caves, spas and country houses – we explore the history that surrounds a sprawling housing estate

Bats, caves, spas and country houses – we explore the history that surrounds a sprawling housing estate

Bats, caves, spas and country houses – we explore the history that surrounds a sprawling housing estate

28 November 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor delves into a housing estate’s past.


The town where the number of pubs has more than halved

The town where the number of pubs has more than halved

The town where the number of pubs has more than halved

21 November 2023

Where have all the pubs gone? Historian mourns town’s lost drinking holes.


When our Suffolk saint brought thousands to the county

When our Suffolk saint brought thousands to the county

When our Suffolk saint brought thousands to the county

14 November 2023

It’s St Edmund’s Day next Monday, but the time was when England’s first patron saint had thousands of pilgrims paying homage.


Now and Then: Beatles’ ‘final’ song brings back bittersweet memories for Suffolk photographer

Now and Then: Beatles’ ‘final’ song brings back bittersweet memories for Suffolk photographer

Now and Then: Beatles’ ‘final’ song brings back bittersweet memories for Suffolk photographer

03 November 2023

The release of The Beatles new ‘final’ song has brought back bittersweet memories for a Suffolk photographer.


Nostalgia: Martyn Taylor details a special wartime archive

Nostalgia: Martyn Taylor details a special wartime archive

Nostalgia: Martyn Taylor details a special wartime archive

31 October 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor looks back at an extraordinary archive.


Memories and tales from a long-gone town pub

Memories and tales from a long-gone town pub

Memories and tales from a long-gone town pub

24 October 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor ‘visits’ a long-closed pub that had one of the country’s longest-serving landladies.


More than 100 Hollywood movie and TV props on display at exhibition

More than 100 Hollywood movie and TV props on display at exhibition

More than 100 Hollywood movie and TV props on display at exhibition

22 October 2023

Some of the biggest names in science fiction are being celebrated in Suffolk at a new exhibition.


The museum that has been a town house, a police station and a left luggage office

The museum that has been a town house, a police station and a left luggage office

The museum that has been a town house, a police station and a left luggage office

17 October 2023

This popular town centre building is home to some gruesome relics.


850th anniversary of historic castle siege honoured with medieval banquet, tapestry display and book launch

850th anniversary of historic castle siege honoured with medieval banquet, tapestry display and book launch

850th anniversary of historic castle siege honoured with medieval banquet, tapestry display and book launch

11 October 2023

A village is set to turn back the clocks to 1173 to commemorate a historic castle siege’s milestone anniversary.


What lies behind closed doors . . .

What lies behind closed doors . . .

What lies behind closed doors . . .

10 October 2023

Step over the threshold and back in time.


See these Bury St Edmunds town centre businesses from more than a decade ago

See these Bury St Edmunds town centre businesses from more than a decade ago

See these Bury St Edmunds town centre businesses from more than a decade ago

07 October 2023

Transport back to 2009 and see which businesses occupied some of our well-known streets as well as those that still do.


See pictures of Suffolk pubs, hotels and restaurants from 80s and 90s

See pictures of Suffolk pubs, hotels and restaurants from 80s and 90s

See pictures of Suffolk pubs, hotels and restaurants from 80s and 90s

06 October 2023

For decades, they have been the lynchpins of our towns and villages and venues that hold precious memories for many.


The year a town unveiled its war memorial and elected its first woman councillor

The year a town unveiled its war memorial and elected its first woman councillor

The year a town unveiled its war memorial and elected its first woman councillor

03 October 2023

The country was still recovering from war, but 1921 also had some high points.


Town’s history inspires museum’s latest exhibition

Town’s history inspires museum’s latest exhibition

Town’s history inspires museum’s latest exhibition

27 September 2023

A chance to discover stories from a town’s history will be on offer at a Suffolk museum.


Town’s links to a queen who lost her head

Town’s links to a queen who lost her head

Town’s links to a queen who lost her head

26 September 2023

Once upon a time, Royal intrigue and deception had very dire consequences . . .


Woolworths to Poundland: The changing face of town centre as businesses come and go

Woolworths to Poundland: The changing face of town centre as businesses come and go

Woolworths to Poundland: The changing face of town centre as businesses come and go

25 September 2023

SuffolkNews looks at how one town’s high street has changed through the years.


Historic postcard shows newspapers’ former office during 1910s

Historic postcard shows newspapers’ former office during 1910s

Historic postcard shows newspapers’ former office during 1910s

26 August 2023

A postcard showing the old Bury Free Press offices has proved popular on social media gaining nearly 200 Facebook likes.


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