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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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Haughley Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) rehearsals of its 2017 family pantomine The Wicked Witches of Oz

Panto cast wants to take you over the rainbow in Haughley

Haughley Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) will be travelling over the rainbow to the merry old land of Oz this half term.

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Nearly Festival, Bury St Edmunds, in 2016

Have your say on Nearly Festival line-up for Bury St Edmunds

A music festival is set to make a return to Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens this summer and organisers are asking for your help deciding the final line-up.

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Clean Bandit will be performing at Thetford Forest on July 2

Clean Bandit to play Thetford Forest gig in July

Clean Bandit are the final headline act to announce they will be performing at Thetford Forest this summer.

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This photo shows protestors of a proposed road link celebrating their victory in Stowmarket, September 1986.

NOSTALGIA: Road protest victory

This photo shows protesters against a proposed road link in Stowmarket celebrating their victory in September 1986.

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The Barnham shop of T Baker. Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Barnham store (before 1901) – from the Spanton Jarman collection

Thomas Baker was a grocer and newsagent who ran this pretty timbered shop in the village.

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Libby is this week's stray who is being cared for by West Suffolk RSPCA

Libby is seeking a new home says West Suffolk RSPCA

Libby is a young lady who is keen to please but tends to worry about life.

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Children at Southgate Primary School enjoying their 25th Jubilee in November 1986.

NOSTALGIA: Bury St Edmunds playgroup’s jubilee

This photo, taken in November 1986, shows children at Southgate Playgroup celebrating a 25 year Jubilee.

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Mark Cordell

Virtual festival returns to celebrate Bury’s food and drink businesses

Foodies and food-related businesses in Bury St Edmunds are being encouraged to share the best tasty treats in the town this month by highlighting them on social media with the hashtag ‘TasteBury’.

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Ramin Karimloo

REVIEW: Ramin Karimloo and The Broadgrass Band at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

As someone not familiar with ‘broadgrass’ music, the main attraction of this gig was the charismatic Ramin Karimloo.

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Nostalgia: Young Farmers painting for the Bury St Edmunds Deaf Club in March 1989

NOSTALGIA: Splashing out for a good cause

Green wellies with a splattering of magnolia were the order of the day in March 1989 when this picture was taken. Members of the St Edmundsbury Young Farmers turned out with brushes and paint at the Deaf Club, Bury St Edmunds.

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Alfred is a male lurcher who needs a new home. He is currently being looked after by West End Farm Kennels in Buxhall

Lurcher Alfred is seeking a kindly home says West End Kennels at Buxhall

Alfred is a male lurcher aged around two. He loves company of people and can be very affectionate.

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Pat Church has penned his autobiography The Smallest Show On Earth. Picture Mark Westley

Bury’s Pat Church projects his cinema life into words with autobiography

The man who saved Abbeygate Cinema is to release his autobiography.

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The Swamp Dogs

NOSTALGIA: Swamp types hoping to be top dogs

This photo shows funky blues band The Swamp Dogs before they competed in the regional finals of a national talent competition at Commodore National hotel in Nottingham in January 1989.

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West Stow sewage works - 1887. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: West Stow, sewage works (1887) - From the Spanton Jarman collection

In 1886, the borough council purchased 112 acres of land at West Stow from the Culford Estates. This trench was part of a plan to replace the sewage works built in Bell Meadow, Bury St Edmunds, and relocate down- stream of the town.

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Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Ixworth Weslyan Methodist Chapel. From the Spanton Jarman collection. ANL-170901-101145001

NOSTALGIA: Ixworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, from the Spanton Jarman collection

Eight trustees of the Ixworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in Stowmarket Road, were entrusted to find land and build this chapel in The High Street.

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