Welcome to the Lawshall Archives Group website

Lawshall is just seven miles from Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, there are about one thousand residents and the village has rich source of historical documents which can be found at the Suffolk Record Offices at Bury and Ipswich.   
The Archives Group was set up in 2003 with the aim to catalogue the many documents and photos which have been given or loaned to the Local History Recorder for Lawshall. We hope this website will give ‘visitors’ easier access to the documents that the Archives Group holds on behalf of the parish. The Archives have been given generous donations over the years, with an initial award from the Locality Budget of £1,462 and the Parish Council has also made donations to the group.

The aim of the Archives Group is to gradually catalogue, scan and upload information to the website before handing over all hard copies to the Suffolk Record Office for safe keeping.

This free community website is supplied by 'onesuffolk' and we are most grateful to Richard Livall who is maintaining this website for the benefit of all 'visitors'.

We hope you find the website useful. Please tell us what you think and also tell us if you spot any errors. Many thanks to the parishioners and friends of the village who have given us information and photographs over the past twenty years, this site would not exist without all these generous donations.

At the moment the Local History Recorder Elizabeth Clarke, Lucy Kent and Richard Livall are involved in the Archives Group, but we really would welcome more help, we anticipate that we have many hours of work ahead of us!

If you have any information about Lawshall from the past or present that you would like to share please contact us. The link below is simply an indication of some of the documents that we hold. For more details of any of the referenced material you will need  to contact us by email.

Using this link you can peruse the catalogue.

Harvey Bakers Steam Engine 1902 - Mr Fred Smith, Mr George Hill, Mr Harry Smith, Mr Frank Cornish, Mr Alfred Farrow & Postman Jim Scott

Parish of Lawshall

52.155 0.726

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