1918 - Back to the Future Programme

Location Map

LECTURE PROGRAMME

10.00:  Doors Open.
11.00:  “1918 The price of Victory.”
Talk by Andrew Beal

The effects on Ipswich families of the Social and economic costs as the Great War ended. More than ten thousand Ipswich men and women took part in the war; over 1,500 were killed and thousands more had life changing injuries. A look into the lives and family changes featuring the returning VC Sam Harvey; a limbless DCM winner; families who lost four sons; families who lost fathers then ‘flu wiped out all the children; mothers who held the family together and more. The talk also touches on women in the work place and a covered up protest by returning soldiers.

1.00pm:  Suffolk Family History Society AGM
(Lecture theatre: Opposite the cafeteria)
Only members may attend the AGM

2.15pm :  'Shell Shocked Britain’
Talk by Suzie Grogan

The legacy and lasting trauma of war?
How did post-war British society cope?
Suzie will examine the effect of shell shock on the troops - the symptoms and treatments - and on the families they came home to.
She will discuss the psychological impact of devastating air raids that brought the war into domestic lives at Home and the Spanish ‘flu epidemic that killed thousands.
What was the impact of all these events on the lives of women - and what changes to society followed the four years of conflict.

Suzie has just published a new book with the same title as her talk. To see a flyer for it follow this link.  She says she will have copies available at the fair.

4.00pm:  Doors Close

Throughout the day:-

More than twenty exhibitors from the world of genealogy including fellow societies and commercial suppliers will be offering free advice. Materials and services will be on sale.
Hot and cold snacks and drinks will be available from the cafeteria in the exhibition area. Other restaurants are on the picturesque waterfront

IN THE LECTURE THEATRE

Admission to the talks is free to all members.
Visitors £2 per person (or £3 for both talks).
Experienced researchers will be on hand in the InfoCentre (within the main exhibition area) where on-line access to the major commercial data providers and reference to the data CDs published by the Society will be used to offer help, guidance and suggested sources of information to all visitors - whether you are just starting out on
your family history, need help to break through an impasse or would like advice on where next to look for that elusive fact.

CAMPUS MAP

WE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN ADVISED THAT DUE TO START OF BUILDING THE NEW SUFFOLK RECORDS OFFICE - THE UNIVERSITY CAR PARK, (that we have previously used) AND THE WHARFE ROAD CAR PARK OFF DUKE STREET ARE FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY ONLY. Other vehicles parking there will be monitored and may attract a Parking Fine.

For alternative car parks and charges follow this link to the Ipswich Car Park Locations

Exhibitors and others can stop at the rear entrance to the University (Coprolite Street) to unload, but then you must park elsewhere.

Suzie Grogan's New Book