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Accidental Travel

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In the UK, before Covid-19 many of us travelled with relatively little thought – whether by private or individual means, or public transport. But during lockdown our habits largely changed – certainly in terms of travelling any distance. As lockdown eases we’re being urged to avoid public transport where possible – and transport workers have […]

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Wellbeing and Archives: Sustained Engagement with the Past is Good for You.

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In May, History Begins at Home was launched.  This national public-facing campaign delivered via social media – Facebook @historybeginsathome and Twitter @beginshistory –uses archives to improve wellbeing by encouraging new audiences to explore the past they are directly connected to. The idea behind the campaign is to encourage people to connect or re-connect with members […]

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With Love from Dunkirk

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A few months ago, through a series of coincidences, staff at Suffolk Archives discovered something remarkable. Amongst the records we hold for the Suffolk Regiment is a bundle of 41 long-lost letters. The letters were written during the retreat to Dunkirk, and for those who did not make it home they may well be their […]