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Sailing the World with a Lowestoft Mariner

Posted by K Pulford on Fri, 5th Nov 2021

 Thursday 2nd December 7:30pm
Ivan Bunn presents his rescheduled talk :
Sailing the World with a Lowestoft Mariner.

Ivan Bunn was born and has lived in Lowestoft for over 40 years. He has a reputation as an assiduous local Historian, respected for local history walks and talks.

Non-members can acess this particular talk on payment of a fee of £3. Contact Chairman@suffolkfhs.org.uk for information on how to do this or becoming a member of the society.

A registration link will be emailed to members about three weeks before the event and a reminder will also be sent a few days before the talk

Visit our website www.suffolkfhs. org.uk to learn more about the society (to become members do so via the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Home page)

You can also find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkFamilvHistorvSociety/

Annual General Meeting 2021

Posted by K Pulford on Fri, 15th Oct 2021

The Society's AGM will be held on Saturday 23rd October at 12.00. Due to the present pandemic situation, it has been decided to hold the meeting via ZOOM.

The AGM notice and minutes of last meeting as here. The society's accounts for the year are here.

Further information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Future ZOOM Talks

Posted by K Pulford on Fri, 15th Oct 2021

 Thursday 20th January at 7:30 p.m.

Emma Roodhouse – Fine Arts Curator of the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service.

Exact Title and Topic to be confirmed, but will look at some of the lesser known Suffolk Artists – using the amazing Collection held by The Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service to source the pictures used.

Stanley's War

Posted by K Pulford on Thu, 14th Oct 2021

 Thursday 4th November 7:30pm

This Film - as we run up to Armistice Day, is presented by kind permission of Tim Curtis, Filmmaker,Cameraman and Drone
Pilot.Guild of TelevisionCamera Professionals (full member).

Non-members can acess this particular talk on payment of a fee of £3. Contact Chairman@suffolkfhs.org.uk for information on how to do this or becoming a member of the society.

A registration link will be emailed to members about three weeks before the event and a reminder will also be sent a few days before the talk

Visit our website www.suffolkfhs. org.uk to learn more about the society (to become members do so via the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Home page)

You can also find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkFamilvHistorvSociety/

Bury Group Returns to the Hyndman Centre

Posted by K Pulford on Thu, 2nd Sep 2021

We are please to announce that we are restarting our talks at the Hyndman Centre with our first talk on 15th September. This will be a talk on The Campaign for Votes for Women in Suffolk by Joy Bounds.

Womens' Campaign in Bury St Edmunds

Barry Wakefield

Posted by K Pulford on Thu, 2nd Sep 2021

We are sad to report the death on 18th August of Barry Wakefield at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth both were very active committee members of Sudbury Group, helping at Research Days and part of our MI team.

Barry was Acting Administrator for the SFHS from 2002 – 2005.

A kind, gentle man who will be greatly mourned by his loving family.

Geoff Dennish

Posted by K Pulford on Mon, 23rd Aug 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Geoff Dennish, following a long and courageously fought illness. Geoff was Editor of Suffolk Roots from September 2014 until September 2020.

Cole Family Bible

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 4th Aug 2021

We have just received the fillowing message from Dr Louise Bacon

"In sorting through boxes from my father in the attic, I came across an illustrated family bible, which belonged to the Cole family. I think it was collected by my grandfather, but it is nothing to do with any line of our family. It is inscribed with the names of a Cole husband and wife who lived in the 19th century. I have researched their history so if any member of the Cole family would like to contact me with some names from their family tree, say for the period 1860 to 1890 thus proving their descent they are welcome to have the bible for free."

If this is on any interest contact Dr Bacon at louise.bacon@btopenworld.com

Janis Kirby's Derek Palgrave Award

Posted by K Pulford on Fri, 30th Jul 2021

Janis Kirby has been awarded the Derek Palgrace Award of the Suffolk Family History Society by the society's patron Doug Howlett for her work in helping to run the Lowestoft Group over many years.
(Photo: Copyright Rosie Ansell)

August ZOOM Talks

Posted by K Pulford on Thu, 15th Jul 2021

Note for our ZOOM Talk fans:

There is NO Zoom Talks in August.

 They will resume in September.

For up to date listings of ZOOM Talks – look in the future Editions of “Suffolk Roots” and continue looking on this “News” part of our websites – where information on future ZOOM talks, (and other useful information) will be displayed when they are finalised.

Our Local Groups are busy organising their re-openings.

To find out about their plans, keep viewing the Groups area of the website.