Stowmarket Local History Group

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Stowmarket Local History Group was founded in 2004 to encourage interest and research into the history of this market town in central Suffolk. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month with a talk on a subject relating to Stowmarket or to the wider history of Suffolk.

A visit is arranged each year (usually in July).

Entry non members £3 - members £1

Membership is £12.50 a year.

The group meet at

Stowmarket Salvation Army Hall, Violet Hill Road

Future Programme


Monday 15 September

‘The History of the Stowmarket Corn Exchange’

    by Sue and Steve Williams      


Monday 20 October

Stowmarket Local History Group’s  10th Anniversary -

‘What has been achieved in a Decade’      


Monday 17 November          

‘Lest We Forget:  Stowmarket’s Involvement in the Early Stages of

                               The Great War 1914-1918’ by Ourselves     


Monday 15 December  

‘A Magic Lantern Show’

    by Richard and Jan Rigby     



Monday 19 January  

‘Do You Wonder Where You Wander?’

    by Sue and Steve Williams        


Monday 16 February

‘Hatched, Matched and Dispatched’ + Quiz

   by Jane Parker, Superintendent Registrar for Suffolk


Monday 16 March   ‘Show and Share’

Members’ Interests on Display Tables

   organised by Neil Langridge