Suffolk Local History Council co-ordinates and disseminates information relating to county-wide local history societies, local genealogical societies and other societies which, like our own, have a wider remit, but which incorporate an interest in history and heritage. A quarterly journal, Suffolk Review, and a Newsletter are published. The former contains articles on a wide range of Suffolk interests, past and present; the latter includes details of 'happenings' at the three Suffolk Record Offices (Ipswich, Bury, Lowestoft), local 'Bookshelf' reviews, short articles on the wider national local history scene, and much more!
One of the main events of the SLHC calendar is the annual local history weekend at Belstead House Adult residential College near Ipswich. The next one, to be held Friday 2 May to Sunday 4 May 2008 is on the theme 'Suffolk Buildings -- Castle to Cottage' with individual speakers and a visit to one of the county's notable historic monuments.
Membership of the SLHC is open to individuals as well as groups and societies. Application should be made to the Hon Secretary, SLCH, 2 Wharfedale Road, Ipswich, IP1 4JP. You can also visit the SLCH website for more enlightenment.