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Were you a member of Beccles Scouts? Take a look through our gallery of nostalgia photos and see if you can spot yourself!

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Officials of the Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway Society have expressed delight after a classic British locomotive made its way to a workshop near Halesworth.

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An American filmmaker is on a mission to document as many Second World War veterans as possible before they die.

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army

New ‘Tommy’ benches have been unveiled ahead of an official dedication and commemoration service to remember the lost men and women of Suffolk during the First World War.

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Royal British Legion

An entertaining new show, which is touring venues across Suffolk, has opened to sell out performances in Lowestoft.

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A ceremony to unveil a new memorial plaque, commemorating the men and women from Aldeby who lost their lives during the First World War, was hailed as a “fantastic” success.Following a fundraising campaign and a significant grant from Norfolk Community Foundation’s First World War fund, Aldeby Parish Council unveiled the plaque at Millenium Mound, on Beccles Road, on Sunday.

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St Mary's Church

A ceremony to commemorate the lives of navy soldiers and the maritime efforts of men and women of Suffolk during First World War will take place next month on Sunday, October 7.

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The rediscovery of remains of a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bomber which crash landed in north Norfolk in 1941 has sparked the memory of a woman who saw the bomb the plane dropped.

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Germany

Take a look at these stunning pictures of the River Waveney dating from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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The Heritage Open Days Festival in Lowestoft “far exceeded all our expectations” according to organisers following two weekends of events, tours, and activities celebrating the town’s heritage.

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John

The public have been encouraged to share their ideas about the future of a much loved historic gem.

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It is a popular annual event that regularly attracts thousands of visitors.

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After a fantastic first weekend of events and heritage on display, there is even more on offer on the Heritage Open Days festival’s second weekend.

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Lowestoft’s rail station is to host the headquarters for the town’s offering for Heritage Open Days Festival over the next two weekends.

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Manchester

A celebration of a Suffolk town’s heritage will be the largest offering of events in the county, and one of the top 20 of the more than 800 towns participating in the festival.

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United Kingdom

A new heritage project which will bring to life the stories of lost communities in Suffolk was launched at Britain’s most easterly point yesterday.

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Bob Collis

Did you go to Sir John Leman school? Take a look through our gallery of nostalgia picks and see if you can spot yourself!

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A former art teacher has won a coveted prize in the competitive world of quilting, after her textile depiction of a biblical story earned a national award.

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Africa

A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

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army

An independent business has promised to clean three war memorials for free to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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An author and historian who has written a dozen books about Lowestoft has appealed for help in finding a suitable home for his archives.

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A Suffolk historian who used the Lowestoft Record Office for vital research has said it will “diminish the community” if the archive is moved out of the town.

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It has been an admired feature of rural buildings for many centuries and involves a skilled pair of hands.

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University of East Anglia

A historic beach village will be celebrated during a special event this weekend.

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BBC

Hundreds visited a seldom seen private estate for a gathering dedicated to dog walking.

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A day dedicated to the history of the east coast will delve into the stories and heritage of Lowestoft and the surrounding area.

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Bob Collis

Beccles Museum is hosting a special book signing day on Friday, May 25 when local author Sheila Hutchinson will sign her latest book, Reedham and Berney Arms Railway.

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Great Yarmouth

The fate of thousands of artefacts will soon be decided as the region’s council looks to distribute them among communities in the area.

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Stephen Ardley

A Lowestoft author and poet who has spent the last 40 years researching and documenting the town’s Beach Village, is the latest in a string of TV personalities and historians to speak out against the decision to close the record office.

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