Photographic memories

David Buck on the footplate of Rudyard Kipling at Ipswich station in 1953.

David Buck prepares to travel back through Ipswich aboard the Mayflower steam train

As a boy in the 1950s, David Buck liked nothing more than being taken to work by his father and being allowed to visit Ipswich station – opposite his father’s office.

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The former Northgate Grammar School boys who are still firm friends more than 60 years on

Octogenarians who left their Ipswich school in the 1950s have been meeting regularly for chinwags – about sex, life before mobile phones, pop music and more.

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The serious young girl from Sudbury who poisoned her new husband’s dumplings

Husband murder was considered the most unnatural crime in 19th century Britain. So, when 18-year-old servant Catherine Foster poisoned her husband, a scandalised crowd of 10,000 people came to see her execution.

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Phyllis Rose

Former Land Girl remembers the fighting spirit they showed during the war as we look ahead to Remembrance Sunday

Former Suffolk Land Girl Phyllis Rose says young people today would struggle with the hard physical farm work the Women’s Land Army used to put in.

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