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History and Film


History & Film Group

May Meeting

This month Linda Sexton will be giving a talk entitled “Suffolk Children in Care: the Story of St. Johns Home.” St. Johns Home in Ipswich was built in the 2nd half of the 19th century to house workhouse children, but continued in operation long after the workhouse system ended. Linda will explain the provision of care for children in Ipswich from 1871 to the early 1950s using photographs and personal stories of people who lived there. 

All are welcome so do join us at 7.45pm on Wed 16 May. Entry Fee £2, including tea/coffee and biscuits.


Summer Visits

This Summer we will be organising two visits. The first will be on the evening of Wed 27 Jun to Ipswich Transport Museum (details to be confirmed in next month’s newsletter).

Then on Sat 21 Jul at 17.00 we are arranging a guided walk of Georgian Bury St Edmunds at a cost of £6. Numbers will be limited so please contact Pete Davidson if you would like to come. As an optional extra we hope also to arrange for a tour of the Cathedral Tower during the afternoon.