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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.


From Sybil Andrews to Edith Pretty, celebrating seven great Suffolk women

From Sybil Andrews to Edith Pretty, celebrating seven great Suffolk women

From Sybil Andrews to Edith Pretty, celebrating seven great Suffolk women

07 March 2023

There are many women in Suffolk's past that deserve to be remembered on International Women's Day - but how many have you heard of?


Secrets of town's lost pub are revealed

Secrets of town's lost pub are revealed

Secrets of town's lost pub are revealed

05 March 2023

A former restaurant in a town centre stands empty, but for one resident it holds echoes of family memories across the generations.


How this fire mark on town centre building holds secrets to days before 999

How this fire mark on town centre building holds secrets to days before 999

How this fire mark on town centre building holds secrets to days before 999

28 February 2023

High up on a wall dividing numbers 19 and 20 Abbeygate Street in Bury St Edmunds is this fire mark.


Bury St Edmunds now and then: See how town has changed over the years

Bury St Edmunds now and then: See how town has changed over the years

Bury St Edmunds now and then: See how town has changed over the years

27 February 2023

From new roads and housing estates to long-gone shops and pubs, we take a look at town's changing street scene.


See where Suffolk's cathedral keeps its treasures

See where Suffolk's cathedral keeps its treasures

See where Suffolk's cathedral keeps its treasures

22 February 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor on the special place used to store – and display – treasured church artefacts.


Plans approved to move archives branch into new development

Plans approved to move archives branch into new development

Plans approved to move archives branch into new development

21 February 2023

Suffolk County Council has approved plans to move an archives branch to a town's new development.


Haverhill then and now: See how town has changed over the years

Haverhill then and now: See how town has changed over the years

Haverhill then and now: See how town has changed over the years

21 February 2023

The West Suffolk market town of Haverhill has changed considerably over the years. These pictures show the differences...


The big stories in the Bury St Edmunds area in 2001

The big stories in the Bury St Edmunds area in 2001

The big stories in the Bury St Edmunds area in 2001

19 February 2023

We have trawled our archives to look back on some of the big stories in West Suffolk during 2001.


Don't miss our 150th anniversary special

Don't miss our 150th anniversary special

Don't miss our 150th anniversary special

16 February 2023

Our supplement celebrating 150 years of the Newmarket Journal will be coming soon.


Pictures show how police and fire crews have changed in the last century

Pictures show how police and fire crews have changed in the last century

Pictures show how police and fire crews have changed in the last century

15 February 2023

Emergency services in Suffolk have changed a lot over the years, and these photos from throughout the last century show some of these differences.


Why plaque for Robinson Crusoe author was probably put in wrong place

Why plaque for Robinson Crusoe author was probably put in wrong place

Why plaque for Robinson Crusoe author was probably put in wrong place

14 February 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor explains how a well-known town centre building wrongly became home to a Blue Plaque.


How famous architect left his mark on this Suffolk town

How famous architect left his mark on this Suffolk town

How famous architect left his mark on this Suffolk town

07 February 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor looks at the lasting legacy left in a Suffolk town by famous architect and designer Robert Adam.


Journey along a popular route used for thousands of years

Journey along a popular route used for thousands of years

Journey along a popular route used for thousands of years

01 February 2023

Historian Martyn Taylor explores the transport links between two Suffolk towns.


Plaque to commemorate trawler lost in North Sea Floods unveiled

Plaque to commemorate trawler lost in North Sea Floods unveiled

Plaque to commemorate trawler lost in North Sea Floods unveiled

31 January 2023

A memorial plaque to commemorate a trawler that was lost at sea during the North Sea Floods has been unveiled.


Hadleigh then and now: See how town streets have changed over the years

Hadleigh then and now: See how town streets have changed over the years

Hadleigh then and now: See how town streets have changed over the years

31 January 2023

Hadleigh, an ancient market town in Suffolk, has changed a lot over the years. These pictures show the developments.


The big stories from 2000 in the Bury St Edmunds area

The big stories from 2000 in the Bury St Edmunds area

The big stories from 2000 in the Bury St Edmunds area

28 January 2023

In a new nostalgia feature, we have trawled our archives to look back on some of the Big Stories from 2000.


This site for a new hospital has an interesting history

This site for a new hospital has an interesting history

This site for a new hospital has an interesting history

24 January 2023

The site for a planned new hospital was once part of a huge private estate.


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