NOSTALGIA: Accident at Causeway Bridge, Fornham All Saints – 1890

Work being undertaken to extend the Lark Navigation System with a new lock and bridge at the Tollgate Inn near Bury St Edmunds, created a traffic diversion at Fornham All Saints, with tragic consequences.

Nostalgia: Bury Small Bore Rifle Club members in October 1990 ANL-160610-152137001

NOSTALGIA: Rifle club’s league success

Pictured are members of the Bury St Edmunds Small Bore Rifle Club after they had achieved success in the Greene King-sponsored Suffolk County Leagues in October 1990.

Culford Hall circa 1890. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160610-095248001

NOSTALGIA: Culford Hall with cedar tree – c1890

Culford estate, with Culford Hall at its centre, was owned by Richard Benyon de Beauvoir from 1824-1889.

Elveden Hall. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160930-140211001

NOSTALGIA: Elveden Hall, interior - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Maharajah Duleep Singh purchased Elveden Estate in 1863 and set about rebuilding the country house in an Italian style.

Nostalgia: Lace demonstration at St James' Middle School ANL-160929-152701001

NOSTALGIA: Learning the art of lacemaking

This photograph, which first appeared in the Bury Free Press in July 1989, shows pupils at the then St James’ Middle School in Bury St Edmunds lacemaking for the first time.

Motor gymkana at Drinkstone - 1906. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160923-143147001

NOSTALGIA: Motor gymkhana, Drinkstone, 1906 – from the Spanton Jarman collection

These six cars were brought together to show off not only their owner’s wealth but no doubt the drivers’ ability as well. One such owner was probably Mr J R Hargreaves who had purchased Drinkstone Park in 1901.

Nostalgia: Culford School pupils in June 1992 ANL-160928-170416001

NOSTALGIA: Hockey players head for Russia

This week’s photograph appeared in the Bury Free Press on July 3, 1992, and features a group of pupils from Culford School who, together with staff, were preparing to travel to Russia for a week-long stay.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Culford. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160915-125834001

NOSTALGIA: Church of St Mary the Virgin and graveyard, Culford – from the Spanton Jarman collection

The two large white tombs in the churchyard at St Mary’s are the graves of the Rev E R Benyon’s well-known and respected gardener and author, Peter Grieve (died 1895 aged 83), famous breeder of zonal pelargonium – commonly known as geraniums – and his wife, Ann (died 1907 aged 85).

Thetford Carnival 1985 ANL-160915-095338001

NOSTALGIA: Pirates take the carnival float prize

there is a move to bring back Thetford carnival and this picture was taken at the 1985 Thetford Carnival on May day bank holiday and raised ‘a magnificent £1,500’ for Lions Club charities – that’s worth about £4,560 today.

Dog walk in 1995 to raise money for an abandonned dog

NOSTALGIA: Going walkies for a Princely sum

In October, 1995, Bury Free Press readers took an abandoned German shepherd dog to their hearts after he was found at the roadside in Lawshall in terrible condition, with three-inch long claws, pressure sores and other problems.

Drinkstone House, Drinkstone. No date. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160809-112803001

NOSTALGIA: Drinkstone House, Drinkstone - from the Spanton Jarman collection

This house on the green at Drinkstone was owned by Major Duncan Webb, whose son, Captain Duncan Vere Webb was killed in France whilst serving in World War One in the Leicestershire Regiment.

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Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

Mr Drake's house - Broackley. No date. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160609-154358001

NOSTALGIA: Mr Drake’s house, Brockley – From the Spanton Jarman collection

Now called Brockley Place, this house was once the village rectory.

Priory School pupils visit the Bury Free Press in 1994 ANL-160909-092930001

NOSTALGIA: School makes the news

This week’s photograph was taken at the Bury Free Press office in November 1994.

Church of St Clare at Bradfield St Clare. Date unknown. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160831-095909001

NOSTALGIA: Bradfield St Clare, date unknown - From the Spanton Jarman collection

The village church, pictured here from the south west, is named after St Clare, a friend of Francis of Assisi who founded a monastic order.

Nostalgia: Van Melle staff present ?1,200 to West Suffolk Hospital's scanner appeal in 1988 ANL-160825-130620001

NOSTALGIA: Sweet delivery

This week’s photograph was taken in January 1988 at the Bury St Edmunds sweet manufacturer Van Melle.

Boxted Hall - from the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160823-171416001

NOSTALGIA: Boxsted Hall - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Situated in 200 acres of parkland and woodland and surrounded by a moat, Boxted Hall has been in the ownership of the same family since the 14th century, though the date of this picture is unknown.

Nostalgia: litter pick in Beck Row in April 1998 ANL-160822-113041005

NOSTALGIA: Clean-up at ancient wood

This photo was taken in April 1998 when volunteers turned out in force to take part in a litter pick at Aspal Close in Beck Row.

Beyton Bear, The Green, date c1900. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-160816-151032001

NOSTALGIA: Beyton Bear, The Green, c1900 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

The Bear public house is in the distance, in this picture taken around the start of the last century.

Bury St Edmunds Young CND protest march in August 1986 ANL-161208-154916001

NOSTALGIA: MP misses YCND protest

In August 1986, members of Bury St Edmunds Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND) drew curious glances from shoppers but failed to get their argument across to their main target.

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