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
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 and the closure of the village hall all meetings of the Stowupland Local History Group have been cancelled until further notice. We will keep you up to date with our future plans and look forward to being able to resume meetings in the hopefully not-to-distant future. information on this will be posted on this page and on the  group's Facebook page.

The remainder of the 2020 programme remains as follows any speakers who have to be cancelled will be rebooked at the earliest opportunity. 

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

2nd Dec TBA

2021 Programme

Jan No Meeting

3rd Feb  "Parish Workhouses" by Ray Whitehand

3rd Mar "Behind the Scenes at “Who Do You Think You Are” by Gill Blanchard

7th Apr  "Suffolk Witches" by Pip Wright

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! 


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