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Cornelius Collett was a banker from Woodbridge who answered the call to join a volunteer cavalry group put together to defend Suffolk against possible invasion from the French revolutionary armies. Volume 63 of the Suffolk Records Society General Series is due for publication in May 2020. With...

AGM and Book Launch Postponement  In the light of the developing Coronavirus situation in the UK, we have understandably decided to postpone our AGM and Book Launch event that was due to be held this May.  We hope to reschedule the event later in the year...

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/about-suffolk-archives/service-changes-at-suffolk-record-office/december-2019/ Developments at The Hold this Spring mean temporary changes for anyone consulting Suffolk archives, with short term closure at Lowestoft, 3 Feb-2 March; at Ipswich from 2 March until The Hold opens in Spring; Bury St Edmunds will temporarily close from Wednesday 15 to Wednesday...

12th January 2020 at 11am St Andrew’s Church, Church Lane, Aldringham, IP16 4QT Our Morning Praise service on 12 January, which celebrates the baptism of Christ, will also mark the 834th anniversary of an important ceremony held in 1186.  In January of this year, the Bishop of...

Suffolk Libraries Day Talk 'Henry Cockton, Bury St Edmunds' Forgotten Novelist' by Robert Halliday As part of Suffolk Libraries Day 2019 - a county-wide celebration of and fundraising event for the local library service and everything it offers to Suffolk communities - we will be hosting a special...

A sketch by Constable that has recently been discovered. Our understanding is that it is/was being sold by the family of R.B. Beckett who edited our first seven volumes on Constable....

The late Suffolk historian and Suffolk Records Society co-founder and president Norman Scarfe was attached to the Suffolk Regiment First Battalion during the Second World War. This newspaper clipping from the Daily Telegraph last week (June 2019)  is a letter written by Paul Fincham and shows...

We are proud to announce that we have made some more digital material available on the site and two new pieces can be found on our "Digital Series" page. The Churchwardens Accounts of the Parish of St. Peters in Ipswich is over one hundred pages of...

At our AGM in May 2018 it was agreed that the annual subscription for the SRS General Series would be increased from £12.50 to £15 with effect from this October.  The fee has not been increased since 1997 and it longer covers the production cost...

The Society's next AGM and Book Launch will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 16th May 2019 at St. Andrews Church, Melton. We will be launching our 62nd volume, The Loes and Wilford Poor Law Incorporation, 1765-1826 edited by Dr. John Shaw. The Incorporation was one of 149 'corporations of...