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NOSTALGIA: Swamp types hoping to be top dogs

NOSTALGIA: Swamp types hoping to be top dogs

NOSTALGIA: Swamp types hoping to be top dogs

21 January 2017

This photo shows funky blues band The Swamp Dogs before they competed in the regional finals of a national talent competition at Commodore National hotel in Nottingham in January 1989.


NOSTALGIA: West Stow, sewage works (1887) - From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: West Stow, sewage works (1887) - From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: West Stow, sewage works (1887) - From the Spanton Jarman collection

21 January 2017

In 1886, the borough council purchased 112 acres of land at West Stow from the Culford Estates. This trench was part of a plan to replace the sewage works built in Bell Meadow, Bury St Edmunds, and relocate down- stream of the town.


NOSTALGIA: Ixworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Ixworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Ixworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, from the Spanton Jarman collection

14 January 2017

Eight trustees of the Ixworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in Stowmarket Road, were entrusted to find land and build this chapel in The High Street.


NOSTALGIA: Northbury FC gone but not forgotten

NOSTALGIA: Northbury FC gone but not forgotten

NOSTALGIA: Northbury FC gone but not forgotten

14 January 2017

This photo of Northbury FC, standing outside their pavilion in the 1960s, was sent in by John Wells (third in from the right).


NOSTALGIA: Stepping out for school funds

NOSTALGIA: Stepping out for school funds

NOSTALGIA: Stepping out for school funds

07 January 2017

This photo, taken in March of 1987, shows students from Thurston Upper School putting their best feet forward after walking over nine miles and helping to raise £500 for school equipment.


NOSTALGIA: Whepstead Post Office – from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Whepstead Post Office – from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Whepstead Post Office – from the Spanton Jarman collection

18 December 2016

There is no date for this picture of Whepstead Post Office, but some of the characters in the photograph are known: Mrs Sarah Nunn, shopkeeper and sub post mistress seated, with Hannah Bumpstead (servant).


NOSTALGIA: Save our school!

NOSTALGIA: Save our school!

NOSTALGIA: Save our school!

17 December 2016

This photo was taken in May 1986 and shows placard waving parents and children striving to keep open Shimpling Primary School after plans to shut it down were revealed.


NOSTALGIA: First aiders of the future

NOSTALGIA: First aiders of the future

NOSTALGIA: First aiders of the future

10 December 2016

This photo, taken in December 1989, shows young people from all over the county, gathered at a newly opened Red Cross Centre in Bury St Edmunds for two days intensive training in first aid techniques.


NOSTALGIA: Ruins of old church at Westley, 1880 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Ruins of old church at Westley, 1880 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Ruins of old church at Westley, 1880 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

10 December 2016

The remains of a 12th century church, dedicated to St Thomas a Becket, stands at the end of Old Church Lane, Westley.


NOSTALGIA: Fighting for charity

NOSTALGIA: Fighting for charity

NOSTALGIA: Fighting for charity

03 December 2016

This photo shows the instructor and students of the Bury St Edmunds Taishindo Karate association after they raised more than £1,000 for charity on October 20, 1989.


NOSTALGIA: Metcalfe Almshouses, Hawstead - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Metcalfe Almshouses, Hawstead - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Metcalfe Almshouses, Hawstead - from the Spanton Jarman collection

03 December 2016

A frieze beneath the cornice in the central bay of this building has the inscription: “These Alms Houses were erected and endowed for the benefit of the Aged, and Deserving, Poor, Anno 1811 by Philip Metcalfe esq.”


NOSTALGIA: Medieval re-enactment in Haughley, 1982

NOSTALGIA: Medieval re-enactment in Haughley, 1982

NOSTALGIA: Medieval re-enactment in Haughley, 1982

26 November 2016

This week’s picture was snapped by a Bury Free Press photographer at the Haughley Medieval Fayre on June 4, 1982.


NOSTALGIA: Harrison’s Mill, Bardwell - From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Harrison’s Mill, Bardwell - From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Harrison’s Mill, Bardwell - From the Spanton Jarman collection

26 November 2016

Bardwell Mill was built in the late 1820s and, at the date of this picture, was owned and run by Charles Harrison.


NOSTALGIA: Patients ‘hijack’ Bildeston GP

NOSTALGIA: Patients ‘hijack’ Bildeston GP

NOSTALGIA: Patients ‘hijack’ Bildeston GP

19 November 2016

This photo of Dr Keir Fisher and his wife Joyce was taken in July 1993.


NOSTALGIA: Fakenham Magna Hall, pre 1890 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Fakenham Magna Hall, pre 1890 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Fakenham Magna Hall, pre 1890 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

19 November 2016

Members of the Cooper family pose for Mr Spanton in front of the south front of Fakenham Magna Hall, some time before 1890.


NOSTALGIA: The king and his mistress’s husband . . . in the same photo

NOSTALGIA: The king and his mistress’s husband . . . in the same photo

NOSTALGIA: The king and his mistress’s husband . . . in the same photo

05 November 2016

This picture from the Spanton Jarman collection was taken at Culford Hall in 1904 and shows King Edward VII with ‘the royal party’.


NOSTALGIA: Were you stepping out for charity in 1986?

NOSTALGIA: Were you stepping out for charity in 1986?

NOSTALGIA: Were you stepping out for charity in 1986?

05 November 2016

This happy band of smiling youngsters from the Academy of Dancing stepped out in style in 1986 in a bid to raise over £1,000 for charity at their biggest ever sponsored dance.


NOSTALGIA: Elveden Hall, Maharajah’s group - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Elveden Hall, Maharajah’s group - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Elveden Hall, Maharajah’s group - from the Spanton Jarman collection

29 October 2016

The Maharajah Duleep Singh adopted the life of an English country gentleman at Elveden Hall and was a crack shot, playing host to a number of shooting parties, and other sporting activities.


NOSTALGIA: Stepping back through time

NOSTALGIA: Stepping back through time

NOSTALGIA: Stepping back through time

29 October 2016

Thurston Primary School pupils swapped school uniform for smocks, tunics and long dresses for a Vikings project and turned up dressed for the part to celebrate a special feast day in October 1987.


NOSTALGIA: Accident at Causeway Bridge, Fornham All Saints – 1890

NOSTALGIA: Accident at Causeway Bridge, Fornham All Saints – 1890

NOSTALGIA: Accident at Causeway Bridge, Fornham All Saints – 1890

22 October 2016

Work being undertaken to extend the Lark Navigation System with a new lock and bridge at the Tollgate Inn near Bury St Edmunds, created a traffic diversion at Fornham All Saints, with tragic consequences.


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