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Remembering the arrival of ‘Spoons’ in town

Remembering the arrival of ‘Spoons’ in town

Remembering the arrival of ‘Spoons’ in town

21 August 2023

Town historian looks back at when major pub chain opened in Suffolk town.


Rare pictures show town’s high street through the decades ahead of new series

Rare pictures show town’s high street through the decades ahead of new series

Rare pictures show town’s high street through the decades ahead of new series

16 August 2023

History buffs should mark their calendars as a new 10-part web series will offer a glimpse into the rich past of a town’s high street.


'It's one of a kind': The couple who want to return 109-year-old Dunkirk vessel to the waters

'It's one of a kind': The couple who want to return 109-year-old Dunkirk vessel to the waters

'It's one of a kind': The couple who want to return 109-year-old Dunkirk vessel to the waters

08 August 2023

SuffolkNews explores the rich history of a boat currently being restored on a town’s waterfront.


See all the photos from village’s medieval fair

See all the photos from village’s medieval fair

See all the photos from village’s medieval fair

27 June 2023

More than 2000 people enjoyed a medieval fair in honour of one of the most important sieges in British history.


Gold: Last chance to join Martin Kemp’s 80s party in Suffolk town

Gold: Last chance to join Martin Kemp’s 80s party in Suffolk town

Gold: Last chance to join Martin Kemp’s 80s party in Suffolk town

23 June 2023

There are only a few tickets left for mega-80s party hosted by TV personality and Spandau Ballet star, Martin Kemp.


Wet Wet Wet star heads to Suffolk town after doctors give go-ahead

Wet Wet Wet star heads to Suffolk town after doctors give go-ahead

Wet Wet Wet star heads to Suffolk town after doctors give go-ahead

23 June 2023

Pop star Marti Pellow is inviting people to ‘get up close and personal’ at his re-scheduled show.


How a boy went about 'earning coppers' in the 1950s

How a boy went about 'earning coppers' in the 1950s

How a boy went about 'earning coppers' in the 1950s

25 April 2023

Local historian Martyn Taylor recounts the childhood memories of a man born just after Word War Two


Memories are rekindled of lost firm’s sports club trip

Memories are rekindled of lost firm’s sports club trip

Memories are rekindled of lost firm’s sports club trip

18 April 2023

Memories of a long lost firm’s outing have been shared after an appeal.


The family that left its mark on town's history

The family that left its mark on town's history

The family that left its mark on town's history

18 April 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor follows the ups and downs of a once prominent family.


How a tolling bell saved a lost man – and gave a road its name

How a tolling bell saved a lost man – and gave a road its name

How a tolling bell saved a lost man – and gave a road its name

11 April 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor rings out the history of a housing development's name


The big stories of 2003 from the Bury St Edmunds area

The big stories of 2003 from the Bury St Edmunds area

The big stories of 2003 from the Bury St Edmunds area

11 April 2023

Andy's Records collapse, the rebuilding of fire-hit Center Parcs and the Haughley Bends feature in our look back at 2003.


Appeal after parents' wedding albums go missing

Appeal after parents' wedding albums go missing

Appeal after parents' wedding albums go missing

06 April 2023

A pair of photo albums documenting the wedding of a man's parents over 70 years ago have gone missing.


Can you name any of the faces in this photo of long-gone firm's outing?

Can you name any of the faces in this photo of long-gone firm's outing?

Can you name any of the faces in this photo of long-gone firm's outing?

05 April 2023

Do you recognise any of the faces in this picture of a group outing of workers from a long-gone Suffolk firm?


Why Suffolk beer drinkers should toast a man called Matthias Wright

Why Suffolk beer drinkers should toast a man called Matthias Wright

Why Suffolk beer drinkers should toast a man called Matthias Wright

04 April 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor explains why an unfamiliar name is honoured on the wall of a local brewery.


The town centre building that has been 'home' to two saints

The town centre building that has been 'home' to two saints

The town centre building that has been 'home' to two saints

28 March 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor explains the story behind two statues.


Why this busy shopping street was once paved in wood

Why this busy shopping street was once paved in wood

Why this busy shopping street was once paved in wood

21 March 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor explains why this town centre street has an unlikely link to the transportation of convicts to Australia.


How these lost firms that employed hundreds left lasting legacy on town

How these lost firms that employed hundreds left lasting legacy on town

How these lost firms that employed hundreds left lasting legacy on town

19 March 2023

For decades two companies were a lynchpin of a town's economy – SuffolkNews looks at their lasting legacy.


The big stories of 2002: From fire to royal visits and murders

The big stories of 2002: From fire to royal visits and murders

The big stories of 2002: From fire to royal visits and murders

18 March 2023

We have trawled the archives to take a look at some of the big stories in the Bury St Edmunds area in 2002.


We toast the brewing lion which lost its roar

We toast the brewing lion which lost its roar

We toast the brewing lion which lost its roar

15 March 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor charts the history of a now defunct brewery.


Aliens or the orphaned children of Flemish mercenaries? A Suffolk folk tale unpicked

Aliens or the orphaned children of Flemish mercenaries? A Suffolk folk tale unpicked

Aliens or the orphaned children of Flemish mercenaries? A Suffolk folk tale unpicked

07 March 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor examines the facts behind the story of Suffolk's Green Children.


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