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 our secretary: 
Jerry Voden
Email: voden@btinternet.com 
Tel:01449 703717
 
We look forward to seeing you. 

News

Programme for Future Events
Please note! 
Due to the present situation in regards to the lockdown and the unavailability of the village hall there will be no meetings of the group in 2021 until March at the earliest. Hopefully by then we will have a clearer idea of when we can resume our programme of talks. We will keep you up to date with our future plans. Information will be posted on this page and on the group's  Facebook page.  The programme as it stands at present is set out below:

2021 Programme

Jan No Meeting

3rd No Meeting

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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