Based in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft, the Suffolk Record Office holds an amazing range of information about the history of Suffolk and its people. We need your help to build up photographs, programmes etc. of local events that capture Suffolk’s celebrations this summer - whether it’s a family gathering, school or village festival or street party, we would love to have copies to add to our collections and create a lasting record of how our county marked the Diamond Jubilee.
As the country celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we can look back at how Suffolk has marked past royal events thanks to records preserved at the Suffolk Record Office. These records, stored on 9 miles of shelving, are the building blocks of community history and help to bring the county’s past to life. They relate to individuals and a wide range of organisations, including the County Council, local authorities, churches, chapels, estates, schools, hospitals, businesses, clubs and societies. The record office preserves them all - from parchments to CD ROMs – and keeps them safe for us now, and for future generations.
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Suffolk (PDF, 316Kb) includes all the information you need to know before donating copies of your records to the Suffolk Record Office. There is a photograph receipt form to complete to ensure that we collect all the necessary details to allow access to your memorabilia. If you have any queries about this form or anything else relating to the Suffolk Record Office please contact the relevant branch.