Spanton Jarman Project
Welcome to the Bury St Edmunds Past & Present Society website.
The Society was formed in 1960 and seeks to appeal to all with a love of the history of our town and surrounding countryside.
We have a current membership of 96 people, and arrange a series of lectures each year from October to March on topics of historical interest. VISITORS and new members are always welcome (see ‘How to Join’ for more details). Please let us know if you wish to receive our latest programme of lectures.
The Society is engaged in a major project to digitise a large collection of glass negatives, known as the Spanton Jarman collection, many of which can be viewed on this site. The work, which began in 2005, is far from finished, but we have completed the section on Bury St Edmunds and are now working on images of Suffolk villages. If you have any information that would help with the captioning, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Committee Members 2014/15
President: Margaret Statham
Chairman: Stephen Cook
Treasurer: Stephen Cook
Secretary: Patricia Mackie
Betty Milburn MBE (Spanton Jarman Project)
Anne Sutton (Vice Chairman)
Chris Austin (Website)
We also have two Honourary Members:
Mr Michael Jarman and
The Mayor of St Edmundsbury
**Our new programme for 2015-2016 begins on Monday 5th October at 7.30 pm in our venue at the Hunter Club and is given by a well-known local speaker.**
WW1 War Memorials in Suffolk
Gwyn Thomas was born and brought up in North Wales, obtained a BA and research MA in History at Bangor University and qualified as an archivist. Spent 37 years as a local government archivist, ending up as Senior Archivist in the Suffolk Record Office. Took early retirement and morphed into a museum curator, in charge of the Suffolk Regiment Museum since 2007.
New images are added on a quarterly basis.
Photographs from the following villages were added on 3 June 2015
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