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Stradbroke Carnival Floats 1986

Incorrectly labelled at a later date as Inter Village Sports, this home movie is from the mid to late eighties showing preparations for a carnival parade. ...more

Photograph of J C Foulsham, G Dalling, L Brown, C CH Brown taken at Great Yarmouth between 1914 - 1916

Photograph of J C Foulsham, G Dalling, L Brown, C CH Brown taken at Great Yarmouth between 1914 - 1916. Reads: "the first two motorbikes and sidecars ever to leave Stradbroke together."
Two… ...more

Hitchcock shop

Hitchcock - the shop that is later to become the Spar or 'Top Shop'. Hitchcock is a grocer, tea dealer, draper and outfitter. ...more

Police - PC Moore married Hilda Tilbrook 1931

Police - PC Moore married Hilda Tilbrook 1931 ...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

The Olympian Entertainers

The Olympian Entertainers ...more

Reginald John Ryle

Reginald John Ryle - 1855 - 1922 ...more

Birthday party

Birthday party
Details provided via Gordon and Ellen Nunn
Thought to be 1949-50
Round the table from the left:

Ray Hubbard
Gerald Ellis
John Ellis
Michael Hubbard
Ray… ...more

US airman WW2 in Queens Street

US airman WW2 in Queens Street ...more

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Geoffrey Smith Archive

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

Inscription on The Fox Family Tomb

The Fox family tomb is the large green tomb on the west side of All Saints church listed number 7. The tomb can be seen when walking along Queen Street. The inscription shows that Simon Fox… ...more

James Chambers - Itinerent Poet

Biography of James Chambers - Itinerent Poet. 1748 - 1827. Buried in grave 62 in All Saints Church graveyard. ...more

Stradbroke Roll of Honour

Stradbroke Roll of Honour.
(held at the Suffolk Records Office) ...more

Robert Grosseteste 1175 - 1253

The village sign - Robert Grosseteste 1175 - 1253.
"Robert Grosseteste (/ˈɡroʊstɛst/ GROHS-test; Latin: Robertus Grosseteste; c. 1175 – 9 October 1253)[n 1] was an English… ...more

William Girling family history as recorded by his grand-daughter-in-law in 1987

William Girling family history as recorded by his grand-daughter-in-law in 1987
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