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Radio Stradbroke Live Music at The Ivy House Public House

A video of Emily and Florence, singers from Stradbroke, performing for Radio Stradbroke in the garden of The Ivy House, Stradbroke. ...more

John and Ann Ruffles

John and Ann Ruffles in Foulsham's meadow ...more

Stradbroke Railway Station

This photo was taken on the 19th July 1952.
Characters from left to right are:
Cleaner Harry Howlett, Guard Horace Bloom, Driver Joe Skinner, Fireman Jack Law ...more

Polling Day 1908 - Webb

Polling Day 1908. Celebration in Queen Street, outside today's Harvest Cottage. W139. ...more

Auction Notice Michalmas Sales 1845

Auction Notice for Michalmas Sales 6th October 1845 for the complete sale of the Estate of Mr Philip Pipe. ...more

Stradbroke Cell Book 1908 - 1911

Stradbroke Cell Book 1908 - 1911 ...more

Claude Rush notes on the Drought of 1921.

The author of these notes was Harry Claude Rush whose father was Stradbroke's Police Sergeant from 1909 to 1919. In 1971 Claude recounted the drought that hit Stradbroke in 1921, a timeā€¦ ...more

The Cell Book 1886 - 1894

The Cell Book 1886 - 1894. The book was found in a loft and is now held at the Suffolk Record Office- Ref: EN3613 ...more

Taking Lunch at Harvest Time

Taking Lunch at Harvest Time ...more


Stradbroke Village Archive

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Geoffrey Smith Archive

Launched during National Explore Your Archive Week 2015,
the Geoffrey Smith Archive is now online - click HERE

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.

We encourage your thoughts and memories too! Please use the 'Tell us more about this Item' section underneath each item to share more information with the archive.

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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

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

Westhall 1989 ...more

Queens Street, taken from the church tower

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Queens Street, taken from the church tower ...more

Queens Street, taken from the church tower

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Queens Street, taken from the church tower ...more