Sharing Suffolk Stories


Following the launch event on the 28th August, we are looking to recruit participants to delve into the archives for the 3 ‘lost’ locations.

The participants, over at least a year, will be supported in researching and in sharing the stories they find, using the creative arts. We’ve got a great delivery partner for this who specialise in sharing stories through singing, but anything goes really – drama, poetry, creative writing, artwork etc.

The Taster Days will give people a chance to find out more, see some previous examples of how archival/heritage stories have been expounded through the creative arts, and participate in some interactive exercises before deciding whether they wish to sign up (either as a researcher, performer, or both!).

The dates are as follows:

• LOWESTOFT (focussing on the Beach Village, once home to a thriving community associated with the fishing industry) = Friday, November 2nd, 1pm to 4pm – The Bethel, (Battery Green Rd, Lowestoft NR32 1DE)
• DUNWICH (once an internationally important port, lost beneath the waves as the coastline changed) = Monday, November 12th, 1pm to 4pm – Dunwich Reading Room (St James St, Dunwich, IP17 3DT)
• ALTON WATER (an area of landscape, once home to Alton Hall and Tattingstone Hall, flooded in the 1970s to create the reservoir) = Friday, November 23rd, 1pm to 4pm – Tattingstone Village Hall (School Road, IP9 2NA)

Spaces will be limited so we are encouraging people to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book their places.

Here’s a link to the project web page -

Kind regards and thanks,


Heritage Lottery Fund Project Coordinator
Growth Highways and Infrastructure
Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House
Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2BX

01473 264519 / 07720210095