By Kevin Gale on August 26th, 2015

    For those of us who lost ancestors during the First World War, the current commemorations marking the centenary of the war hold a particular poignancy. There can be no question that the men and women who served our country and achieved victory must …

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  2. Leiston Abbey talk fills the hall

    By Kevin Gale on May 23rd, 2015

    THE DAY THE HALL RAN OUT OF CHAIRS ! The Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group has had full houses before, but Sheila Harrison's excellent talk on The History of Leiston Abbey drew such crowds on Monday 18th May that there was standing room only …

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  3. Nelson

    By Maggie Strutt on October 15th, 2014

    NELSON ENTERTAINS FAMILY HISTORIANS  Volunteers from the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth were the guest entertainers at the October meeting of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group. Debra Taylor, Bertie Patterson and Sue and Ivan Pearce set …

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  4. Help Required

    By John Martin on September 25th, 2014

      Can You Help? I am hoping you can help me, my Great Nan and her family came from Leiston and the surrounding area.  My Great Nan was Susannah Nunn, born in Leiston around 1884; I think her parents were James and Mary Nunn, her Great Grandparents …

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  5. TNA Unit War Diaries

    By David McFarlane on January 14th, 2014

    On January 14th 2014 The National Archives launched the first batch of its new digitised record series, the Unit War Diaries (WO 95). See the associated BBC Feature on this.

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