Articles published in category History

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June 2022
Classic Boat
Jim Lawrence is a living icon of the days of sail, and although best known as a sailmaker, he started off as a barge hand on England's east coast.
June 2022
Suffolk
Marriage and moving to Helmingham as a young woman made Xa Tollemache a gardener and then an award-winning designer. Now she tells the story of how she transformed Helmingham's gardens, as well as many others, in a beautiful first book.
June 2022
Suffolk
Old World Ear II diaries and documents languishing in Julia Jones' attic revealed that her father's passion for sailing was rather more than just a weekend hobby.
May 2022
Suffolk
Most of us have struggled to find a present for the person who seems to have everything. Imagine finding something for the Queen. Ingeniously, a group of people have made a gift for the monarch...and for the people of Suffolk too.
May 2022
Suffolk
Abbey 1000 gets underway in Bury St Edmunds this month - celebrations will recreate the journeys of pilgrims to the tow and the monks who lived there more than 1,000 years ago.
April 2022
Classic Boat
The remains of the Anglo Saxon ship found in Suffolk in 1939 rocked the world of archaeology. Soon, it will be time to see a recreation afloat.
March 2022
Suffolk
It was probably a woman who organised the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king at Sutton Hoo. It was a woman who decided to excavate the site. Now a woman is leading the project to reconstruct the ship which changed our knowledge of British history.
February 2022
This England
Detecting enemy aircraft was an essential part of the war effort. Catherine Larner explores Bawdsey radar station, where it all began.
October 2021
Suffolk
Ghostly figures, strange messages, dark secrets, disappearing keys and the impending arrival of Halleys Comet...it's all within the gripping tales of award-winning historical fiction writer, AM Howell.
September 2021
British Rowing Plus
British Rowing Coach Educator Jacq Barnard is project managing a very special boat build in Suffolk. Catherine Larner finds out more.
September 2021
Suffolk
A love of ear spoons is just one of the things you'll learn about Vikings from Cat Weldon's 'How to be a Hero' books for young readers. The Suffolk-raised author admits she's indulging her passion for all things Norse.
September 2021
Suffolk
Following the progress of the mighty replica of the Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial ship being lovingly built across the river at Woodbridge.
August 2021
Suffolk
We owe many of our modern ways to the Anglo-Saxons - they're in our DNA - yet we know so little about what they were really like. Historian Marc Morris will attempt to shed some light on our mysterious ancestors when he comes to Aldeburgh Literary Festival next month.
July 2021
Suffolk
Why do statues have such power to unite and divide us? It's a question writer Bee Rowlatt will be exploring at this year's Primadonna Festival in Stowmarket.
July 2021
Suffolk
In the spirit of inventiveness that created the world's first operational radar station, Bawdsey Radar Trust is developing exciting, innovative ways to tell its story to the world.

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