Welcome to the website of the Aldeburgh and District Local History Society. The Society is concerned with the local history of the area covered by Aldeburgh,
Thorpeness, Leiston, Snape, Iken, and Sudbourne, in Suffolk England.
We welcome everyone who shares our interest in the study and promotion of local history. You can follow us on Twitter @aldeburghlhs.
SEE OUR NEW PAGE ON OUR ARCHAEOLOGY PLANS Here.
Final report from our dig in 2013 now available to download
HERE. (Note over 15Mbytes big.) And the Appendices HERE.
EXCITING VISIT ARRANGED FOR SEPTEMBER 13th
We are visiting Norwich Castle Museum. Norwich Castle Keep is one of the finest surviving secular Norman buildings in Europe, reflecting the awesome might of the Norman kings. From the 14th to the 19th Century it was used as the county gaol, and in 1894 converted into a civic museum. It has since undergone the creation of new galleries to house one of the the best collections anywhere of works by the Norwich School of Artists, Norwich silver, Lowestoft porcelain, ceramic teapots. These we shall view with Francesca (Fine Arts Curator) talking us through the massive variations of styles throughout the 19th Century, then we shall visit the Courtroom, learning of the forms of punishment metered out to the convicted which were somewhat different to today in this country!
More details see EVENTS.
Our programme for 17/18 now published. See EVENTS.
Our AGM will take place before our lecture - see left.
Our Oral History is now available online. To access
Event programme for 16/17 now published. See Events.
The report from our fieldwalking at Chapel Barn Farm is now available. See Archaeology page.
It is with great sadness we report the passing, peacefully at home after a brief illness, of our previous chairman Derek Andrews on March 18th, aged 83.. He made a tremendous contribution to the Society and will be greatly missed.
Final report from our excavations at Barbers Point now published. You can download from this page see bottom left.
Field-walking expedition on 24th September was a great success. See ARCHAEOLOGY.
Our new programme of lectures and visits is now published. Click Here.
Our Barbers Point evening was a great success with the Jubilee Hall packed to capacity. We now have a booklet on the discoveries. If you would like a copy you can get one from Aldeburgh Museum in the Moot Hall (£2) or send a cheque (£2.50) to Aldeburgh Museum, Moot Hall, Aldeburgh IP15 5DS with your contact details and one will be posted to you.
SEPTEMBER 9TH 2014
TOUCHING THE TIDE GOES TO BARBERS POINT
Today BBC Look East and Touching the Tide went to Barbers Point. You can see our site from the air or what is left of it. To see it click here.