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A museum that celebrates its town’s rich maritime history is on the hunt for a new secretary.

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A group of men and women who supported fire brigades amid the threat of nuclear war have gathered to commemorate 50 years since the disbandment of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS).

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Rescue Service

The first stage of a public consultation into the future of Lowestoft Record Office got under way this week.

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Volunteers trying to restore a stretch of canal which once served as an important trade route have received a welcome donation.

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Lowestoft’s historic buildings will get a new lease of life and a regular market will be restored as part of plans to safeguard the town’s history.

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Antiques expert and BBC Flog It! presenter Elizabeth Talbot has given her backing to a campaign to save Lowestoft Record Office from closure.

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The group campaigning against the closure of Lowestoft Record Office has organised a public meeting.

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Dignitaries, a member of the House of Lords and sporting figure have put their support behind Norfolk Day.

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House of Lords

A former Lowestoft police officer, whose research into the infamous Whitechapel murders in 1888 has made him one of the foremost experts on the subject, has hit out at the decision by Suffolk County Council to close Lowestoft Record Office.

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A painting depicting one of Joseph Hooker’s discoveries has been gifted to Halesworth to cement the link between the town and Kew Gardens.

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Wales

An evening of music and stories with a nautical flavour will hit Lowestoft later this year.

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Proposals to restore Lowestoft’s Town Hall as a potential new home for the record office have been unanimously backed by councillors.

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A public consultation will be held over the future of Lowestoft’s record office after a campaign against the closure attracted more than 5,000 signatures of support.

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Work is under way at Bungay Castle to remove ivy and vegetation that has hidden away the detail of the castle for the past decade.

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A popular television star and historian has added his weight to a campaign to save Lowestoft’s record office.

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Tony Goldson

The refurbishment of a former pet store devastated by fire in 2015 is due to be complete this year.

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More than 5,000 signatures have now been collected in the fight to save Lowestoft’s record office.

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It is a key crossing which has tested the patience of motorists for more than 45 years as thousands of drivers use the A47 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft every day.

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Waveney MP Peter Aldous has welcomed the news that county councillors have agreed to halt plans for changes to Lowestoft record office.

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Campaigners fighting to save Lowestoft’s record office have agreed to meet with councillors as plans are put on hold.

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Residents and councillors have vowed to fight a decision which will see historic archives from Lowestoft and the surrounding area stripped from the town.

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A volunteer is looking to reunite surviving members of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), 50 years after it was disbanded.

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Changes are being made to a Lowestoft service which offers people the chance to delve into local history.

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A relic of railway history is to return home to Halesworth, after being snapped up at a memorabilia auction.

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People across Suffolk are being urged to embrace bell ringing and take up the historic pastime – with the aim of every bell tower in Suffolk to be ringing out this November for the Centenary of the Armistice.

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Reminiscence groups encouraging people with dementia and mental health issues to share sporting memories are launching in six of the county’s libraries.

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Sudbury

An extensive and unique collection of rare railway memorabilia was auctioned off for thousands of pounds in Norfolk this afternoon.

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Surrey

A fashion historian who used to scour charity shops in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth for hidden gems is set to make her television presenting debut.

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Sir John Leman High School

A 17th century country house in the Flixton countryside, near Bungay, once stood as a magnificent mansion steeped with history.

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After an award-winning year in which it was named most improved station in East Anglia, adopters of Beccles railway station are already looking to 2018.

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Graham Elliott

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