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Fressingfield Local History and Archive Group

Although it is a village with a long history, the Fressingfield Local History and Archive Group (FLHAG) was formed around 8 years ago to create an archive of photographs, documents, maps, recollections and memorabilia which would provide a learning resource for everybody interested in the village, its growth and population. It is a very successful and lively Group and the membership currently is 60 and growing. The Group usually meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at the Sancroft Hall. Meetings start at 7-30 and end around 9-30pm.   New members are always welcome. The current annual subscription is £10 although an extra charge is made occasionally when we organise visits or special events.

We try to organise a varied programme of events and meetings. We engage speakers to talk about local or Suffolk County historical subjects but these are interspersed with more homespun events or visits to Country Houses etc.   To illustrate the varied range of topics we cover alongside is a copy of the current programme.

One of the most successful past events we organised was in 2009, the celebrations to commemorate the 500th  anniversary of the Guild Hall, now occupied by the famous Fox and Goose Restaurant. Dozens of villagers dressed up in Tudor Costumes to engage in a series of activities and events including a market, a play, craft fair, dancing on the green, lectures, Tudor music and sports.

The programme for 2019 is as varied and interesting as ever


FLHAG has a wonderful collection of documents and photographs, often donated by families and friends with strong connections to Fressingfield. We should like to share some of them with you on a regular basis via this website.Many of the photos have been grouped into themes. 

This link will take you to the galleries page.


We have produced a series of books about the history of Fressingfield and other related subjects. These are available for purchase in the Village Mace Shop

Looking Back at Fressingfield Village life before 1750 and from 1851 to 1951 £5.00
A Century of a Suffolk Village Covering 1750 to 1851 £4.00
Fifty Years of Fressingfield 1952 - 2002 £5.00
The Age of Horses    Photographs and recollections from the past £1.00
We Wanted for Nothing   Recording changes seen by the older inhabitants £1.25
Life Was Hard but We Were Happy  Notes and photographs of Dorothy Fenn b.1911. £2.50

Copies are available from the village shop or by contacting Mary, details above. These are subject to P & P, usually about £2.

The Chairman is Andrew Vessey 01379 586196 or by email  andrew.vessey@btinternet.com

Our archivist is Mary Cufley   01379 586538