Sat, Feb. 22, 2020 10:00am — 3:00pm
Location: Loon Shop Museum, Leiston IP16 4ES
A variety of exhibits will be on show, including local graveyard surveys, war memorials, directories, parish registers, census returns, old maps of the area, and more items of local history interest.Special features of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group’s Open Day this year will be the results of two recent projects: We are currently researching the lives of those Leiston folk who tragically lost their lives during World War Two, and we are appealing to the public for stories or photos relating to them. And we have been cataloguing the gravestones at St Margaret’s, Leiston; the finalised project will be formally unveiled at the open day, when visitors will have the opportunity to discover more about their ancestral links with Leiston and obtain digital copies of relevant photographs.
We will also again be displaying our historic photos of Leiston Grammar School sports teams, including some new ones which have only recently come to light.
And back by popular demand – Have you got any old family photos which you can’t put a date to? Bring them along and let our expert Janet Huckle advise you.
Are you trying to trace your family tree? Advice and help will be available from experienced researchers. And we’ll have our computers with (hopefully) Internet to help with your research.
Free entrance, but donations to the Long Shop appreciated. Light refreshments.