XTWelcome 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.
NEXT LECTURE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18TH
"The rise and decline of the Victorian Reading Room".
6:30pm at Aldeburgh Church Hall.
-SARAH DOIG, BMus (Hons), DipLib.
Sarah Doig is an independent historical researcher, writer and speaker with a keen interest in Victorian social history. The village reading room was a mid-nineteenth century invention and, whilst not confined to East Anglia, the region appeared to embrace the concept wholeheartedly. Sarah will tell the story of the rapid rise of reading rooms, born out of a desire by the rich landowners and churchmen to provide an alternative to the public houses for the labouring class. She will outline the life of the reading room from the perspective of the user and of the managers, followed by the reasons for its equally speedy decline in the twentieth century.
More details of our events see EVENTS.
We had an excellent visit to Norwich Castle with a guided tour of both Art exhibition and the courtroom.
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.