Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 27°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Debenham: Exhibition at leisure centre brings alive village’s family history

17:46 06 November 2013

Suzie Morley talks to Louise Hammond ( left) about Debenham Family History during an exhibition she is running at Debenham Sports and Leisure Club

Suzie Morley talks to Louise Hammond ( left) about Debenham Family History during an exhibition she is running at Debenham Sports and Leisure Club

Villagers have been learning about the history of families who had lived in their community over hundreds of years.

shares

The exhibition, which is being held in Debenham Sports & Leisure centre, has attracted people eager to find out the stories behind their own families.

Organiser Suzie Morley has so far transcribed 23,000 records of families who have lived in the area, to her genealogy website which is part of the project.

“I’ve been doing the research for probably five to six years,” she said.

“The exhibition really started because I wanted to find information about our chaps who served in the First World War from the village ready for next year. It occurred to me if you do the exhibition this year it might bring people out of the woodwork.”

The exhibition is running until Monday. Go to www.debenhamfamilyhistory.org.uk for records from the village.

shares

0 comments

The coffin of Stuart Cullen is carried from the RAF C-17 at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

The body of Suffolk man Stuart Cullen, one of 38 people killed in the Tunisian terror attack, has been returned to Britain today.

The incident happened on the A12

A lane on the A12 at the Foxhall roundabout near Martlesham was blocked following a three-vehicle crash.

Bolts of lightning during the storms above Ipswich in the early hours of Saturday, pictured by Tina Boniface

Fierce lightning storms swept over Suffolk and Essex last night.

John McGuire

A 25-year-old man who went missing from a mental health unit in Colchester has been found safe and well.

A broken down train has blocked the Marks Tey to Sudbury route

A broken down train has forced services between Sudbury and Marks Tey to be suspended – with delays expected for the rest of the day.

National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Braintree, Essex. Pictured are the team working hard in the sunshine to complete the job.

Lottery winners with a combined worth of £25million mucked in to help create a holiday haven in Black Notley.

Suffolk county councillor Lisa Chambers

More than 90% of parents in Suffolk have had their first-choice places accepted for their children starting school this September, it has been revealed.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Train services have returned to normal between Ipswich and Felixstowe this evening following problems caused by a broken down train.

Actor, Dudley Sutton, who plays William Makepeace in Emmerdale and was Tinker in Lovejoy, will be exhibiting his art work at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout.

Perhaps best known for his long and distinguished acting career, Dudley Sutton harbours myriad other talents – some of which are displayed on the coast today.

The police helicopter was deployed to help the search.

Police have urged the public not to approach a man who has been missing from a mental health hospital since Friday evening.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages