© 2018 Stowupland Parish Council


    Stowupland Local History Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, IP14 4BQ unless otherwise indicated. There is an ample car park. Everyone is welcome to come along and we would love to see new members. Refreshments are available.
    Admission is £1 for members and £3 for non members and all meetings start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Visitors are always welcome.
    For more information contact: 
    Neil Langridge
    email neil@stowman.plus.com
    tel: 01449 616275
    We look forward to seeing you. 


    Programme for Future Events

    Please note! 


    "Due to the present situation in regards to the Covid-19 virus outbreak
    the committee have decided to cancel the meeting that was to be held on
    1st April. Any future changes to the programme will be announced on this
    page and on the group's Facebook page."

    6th May "Witches in Suffolk" by Pip Wright

    3rd Jun "Behind the Scenes at Who Do You Think You Are" by Gill Blanchard

    1st Jul 1 AGM + TBA

    6th Jul "Visit to Woolpit" Details TBC

    5th Aug "Becoming a House Detective" by Stephen Poulton

    2nd Sept "The Ivan Codd Collection – part 2" by Steve Williams


    7th Oct   "Edmund Farrar & Charles Partridge – 2 Suffolk Historians" by

    Sarah Doig & Neil Langridge


    4th Nov "How to Start Building Your Family Tree" by Keeley Taylor


    Dec 2 TBA


    Stowupland Memories

    ​​​John's Memories

    My Early Years In Stowupland

    Ponds on the Village Green



    John was born in Ipswich Hospital in 1943. He was brought home to 6 Columbyne Close within a few hours and has not left the village since, except for the odd holiday here and there. John attended Stowupland Primary School until he was eleven and then went on to Stowmarket Modern School to complete his education and left at the age of 15. He found his first job working at ICI working himself up the ladder to a supervisory position. John worked at ICI for 37 years and was able to retire at the early age of 51. He has moved house a few times but has always stayed in the village and is currently spending his retirement in Church Road. John is a member of the Indoor Bowls Team and, luckily for us, the History Group and is always being questioned about past village matters and the people who used to live here. If you want to know something about the village - Ask John!