Suffolk Archives has developed a countywide programme of activities to complement the development of The Hold, aimed at engaging more people than ever before with Suffolk’s archival heritage.
One of the largest parts of this programme is Sharing Suffolk Stories, which runs until Spring 2022.
The idea is simple; we enable groups of people to learn more about where they live, create their own responses to it, and share their work as widely as possible – including to new audiences. Participants are supported to delve into our collections to uncover unique stories about the people, places and events of our county, often hidden in the archives.
The ‘sharing’ could take the form of producing a new booklet, creating digital resources, or putting on a talk or lecture, or how about using artwork, drama, storytelling, or music?
If you or the people in your community have a research idea and would like to talk about whether it would be suitable for the Sharing Suffolk Stories initiative, please email [email protected]
Investigating the role that markets have played in shaping our towns and our way of life, and the how markets are changing today to meet modern needs
Exploring the history of Suffolk’s climate, inspired by the story of Orlando Whistlecraft, the Weather Prophet of Thwaite
Discovering the stories of black US servicemen who built USAAF Airfields in Suffolk in WW2
Sharing Suffolk Stories is supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund