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NOSTALGIA: Thurston Upper School’s recipe for success in 1986

This photo, taken in November 1986, shows students at Thurston Upper School as they swapped their schoolbooks for cooks’ aprons on a new course.

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Inside Bury St Edmunds town hall on July 7, 1919. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Bury St Edmunds Town Hall, 1919 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Alderman A Mitchell, Deputy Mayor, gives details of the Peace Celebrations to be held on Saturday, July 19, at a public meeting held in the Town Hall (now Market Cross) on Monday, July 7, 1919.

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Election news

Your Suffolk and Essex County Council candidates

In total there are 10 divisions in the Babergh area.

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The newly furbished Pavilion at Ravenwood Hall Rougham ready to provide perfect wedding venue

Pavilion at Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, stages wedding open day after refurbishment

The Pavilion at Ravenwood Hall, Rougham, stages a wedding open day on April 30 and will reveal its stunning refurbishment.

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This photo, taken in July 1991, shows students at Stowmarket Middle School hosted their annual French evening.

NOSTALGIA: School show has plenty of kicks

A continental flavour was added to the proceedings at Stowmarket Middle School IN 1991 when parents were entertained in French.

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St Nicholas Hospital, Eastgate Street

NOSTALGIA: St Nicholas Hospital, Eastgate Street – from the Spanton Jarman collection

St Nicholas Hospital was founded to care for lepers circa 1220.

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Suffolk general Hospital. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: The Suffolk General Hospital – FROM THE sPANTON jARMAN COLLECTION

Pictured here is an operating theatre at the Suffolk General Hospital ‘with patient and medical staff’.

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Matt Turner, who grew up in Thurston and was a student at King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds, pictured performing in Mischief Theatre Companys Peter Pan Goes Wrong, a spin-off of The Play That Goes Wrong, which he is appearing in on Broadway - photo by Alistair Muir

West Suffolk performer Matt makes his Broadway debut

A West Suffolk performer who starred in an acclaimed West End comedy is realising his dreams after making his Broadway debut with the show.

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Elsie Coleman

NOSTALGIA: Elsie’s dream comes true

Elsie Coleman had always dreamed of visiting the United States, but she thought it would only have been possible if she had won the Premium Bonds.

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If your footballing pace isn't up to Bury Town standards, you could try walking football

Football at a walk for the over 50s comes to Bury

Football with penalties for running is kicking off as a new form of exercise for the over-50s next month.

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This photo shows the five young prize winners in a hairdressing competition from West Suffolk College In April 1982.

NOSTALGIA: A cut above the rest

This photo shows five young people and their models at West Suffolk College in April 1982. They were a cut above the rest as they all scooped prizes in the annual hairdressing competition for those taking the course at the college.

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11&12 Abbeygate Street -  Oliver & Son, grocers, tea-dealers and coffee roasters. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: 11&12 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds - from the Spanton Jarman collection

This picture shows Oliver & Son, grocers, tea-dealers and coffee roasters.

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BurySOUND winners, Tundra

Tundra scoop top BurySOUND title

The Grand Final of this year’s BurySOUND music competion has been hailed a huge success by organisers.

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Lavenham Butchers have been invited to lunch at the House of Lords to take part in a winners ceremony to find the best UK butcher (they are currently East Anglia champions in the awards run by the Countryside Alliance).

Pictured: Greg Strolenberg and Gareth Doherty , along with their wives and staff

Top Lavenham butchers hopes to win national prize

Owners and staff from a Lavenham butchers’ shop are off to lunch in the House of Lords with the hope of winning a national award.

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Phil Jowers Attack by Alien Saucer Thwarted shows his border collie Moss leaping for a frisbee on Dunwich Beach

The art of photography Bury’s photographic society

Most people now own a digital camera, even if only on a phone, but the majority cannot take photography to the level of an art form.

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This photo shows children at Chedburgh Primary School in May 1986, accepting a thank you letter from the Queen.

NOSTALGIA: A royal thank you

This photo shows children at Chedburgh Primary School in May 1986 accepting a thank you letter from the Queen. This was following the 60th birthday card they all worked on together and sent to her majesty a few weeks previously.

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Hardwick House, boudoir. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Hardwick House ‘boudoir’ - from the Spanton Jarman collection

This room in the now-demolished Hardwick House, is described as a boudoir – a ladies private sitting room – and is well furnished.

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This photo shows protestors at Lakenheath airbase in January 1982.

NOSTALGIA: Protest after nerve gas rumpus

This photo shows protestors gathered at Lakenheath airbase in January 1982, showing their opposition to the use of chemical and nuclear weapons.

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Hardwick House library. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Hardwick House library - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Hardwick House occupied the site where today’s West Suffolk Hospital stands.

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The West FRont of the Abbey - around 1860. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: The West Front of the Abbey (around 1860)

The west front of the Abbey was begun by Abbot Anselm (1120-41) and completed by Abbot Sampson (1182-1211).

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