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The Ward Family outside their shop in Church Street

The Ward Family outside their shop in Church Street ...more

Father Christmas at All Saints Church 2001

Father Christmas at All Saints Church 2001 ...more

1992 - WW2 USAAF reunion Duke of York

1992 - WW2 USAAF reunion Duke of York ...more

The crew dismantling the Stradbroke Railway Station

The crew dismantling the Stradbroke Railway Station. ...more

Early Automobile

Early Automobile around 1920-1930 ...more

Colin Ruffles carried by Madge (?).

Colin Ruffles carried by Madge (?). ...more

Stradbroke Railway Staion during 1940s

Stradbroke Railway Staion during 1940s ...more

Vehicle- Frank Sainsbury

Vehicle- Frank Sainsbury ...more

Sgt. Reginald Ruffles and his children John, Ann and Colin.

Sgt. Reginald Ruffles and his children John, Ann and Colin. ...more

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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

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