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The Ward Shop

George and Daisy Ward opened up the Grocer and Drapers Ward Shop in 1907 The 1911 census return shows that they had a one year old daughter, Kathleen and George's sister Lucy with them. The… ...more

Accident on the Diss Road - 17th June 1925

Accident on the Diss Road - 17th June 1925 ...more

Invoice/Bill from Frank Whiteman, butcher, dated 7thAugust 1937 to F Brundle.

Invoice/Bill from Frank Whiteman, butcher, dated 7thAugust 1937 to F Brundle. ...more

Ernie Church in Military Uniform

Ernie Church in Military Uniform ...more

Pages from Mid Suffolk Bowls Association Minute Book

Pages from Mid Suffolk Bowls Association Minute Book showing it's first entry dd 15th May 1914 ...more

Stradbroke Schools 1960-69 Home Cine Film

Cine film of school trips possibly both schools. Film of pupils in Primary School playground and field. ...more

Stradbroke Jubilee Queen - series

Newspaper report of the crowning of the Jubilee queen reads: 'Stradbroke jubilee queen Carole Clarke chosen at a Stradbroke football club disco with attendants Julia Wint (left) and Yvonne… ...more

The Baptist Church

The Baptist Church ...more

Girls Netball Team 1949

School Girls Netball Team 1949-1950 ...more

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Launched during National Explore Your Archive Week 2015,
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Welcome to the amazing historical archive of the village of Stradbroke, Suffolk, UK.

Stradbroke has a rich rural history and has been fortunate to be lived in by a long line of photographers and collectors of village life. This was recognised by the Stradbroke Local History Group who began building an archive in 1999 to preserve and share this shared history for current and future generations.

The archive is curated and preserved by the Stradbroke Archive & Record Association. Items for inclusion are welcome, please do get in touch to discuss this by clicking here.

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The Stradbroke Village Archive launched in the newly refurbished Court House in Stradbroke on the 15th & 16th November 2014 as part of national Explore Your Archive week, in conjunction with The National Archives and The Archives and Records Association. Over the first week since being launched, the website has had nearly 13 000 page views! What are you looking for in the Stradbroke Village Digital Archive? Use the Contact Us page to let us know!

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Recent Items

Herbert Bayles Church Bell ringers 1918

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A article from The Countryman regarding Herbert Bayles and his Church Bell ringers 1918. Mr Bayles tolled the bell during WW1 for each of the 17 Stradbroke soldiers who perished. ...more

The Women's Institute planting a tree in celebration of the 50th year anniversary.

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The Women's Institute planting a tree in celebration of the 50th year anniversary. ...more

Stradbroke School - outstanding

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report in the Diss Mercury as Stradbroke Primary School is judged OUTSTANDING ...more

News Report on the Consecration of the Stradbroke cemetery dated 2nd November 1905.

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News Report on the Consecration of the Stradbroke cemetery dated 2nd November 1905. ...more

British Legion hut opening New Street.

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The RBL Stradbroke branch was formed in 1921. Four years later the new British Legion hut was opened in New Street and members photographed to mark the occasion. ...more

Westhall 1989

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Westhall 1989 ...more