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Latest Update 14

From everyone at Stowupland Local History Group we wish our readers a Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Unfortunately we can’t share much about the people enjoying this event, presumably a Christmas party, possibly in the 1950s?  Its not in Stowupland Village Hall or the Primary School hall so either the Parish (Iron) Rooms or the BB Hut. If anyone can help with information we would love to hear from you.

Do you remember making paper chains? The bought ones that had to be licked and stuck never seemed to last, maybe the glue on these was stronger. I remember helping my Mum make pleated streamers from crepe paper using our sewing machine. Then using drawing pins to attach them to the wooden picture rails that few homes have now-a-days.

Hopefully we will see those of you who live nearby at our next Local History Group Meeting, this will be in February (we take January off). Christine, our membership secretary, has been sending out forms for members to renew their annual membership subscriptions, we have kept this at £15.00. Please use our contact form to find out more. members will still pay just £2.00 per meeting, but visitors fees will be £5.00.

Newsletter 23 is our last report for 2023; in it you can read Jerry’s report on John Rainer’s talk about finding out more about the landscape using LiDAR and Neil’s report on a local property The Uplands, or for more details see Tithe Farm aka Uplands

image of a house

Our latest efforts at uploading our archive documents to the website has focused on opposite ends of the village, Mill Street and Saxham Street. Whilst most of our documents have been uploaded there are large gaps in our knowledge. If you can help we would love to hear from you

Section of Saxham Street in the early 19th century
Merry Christmas One and All