"The purpose of the Suffolk Local History Council is to encourage and support the study of local history, and to act as an umbrella organisation for groups and individuals with similar interests in the county of Suffolk."  Membership is open both to individuals and to historical societies and groups. 


Founded in 1953, the SLHC is a voluntary organisation that exists to promote the study of local history and to encourage historical research in the county of Suffolk.  The website homepage is here.

The Council supports a network of local history recorders in towns and villages throughout the county, to record items of present and historical interest which might otherwise be overlooked: some of our Alde Valley members are also SLHC recorders (including the recorders' County Secretary). 

It is also a valuable source of information, including the following which are downloadable — 

— the biannual "Calendar of Events", published in Spring and Autumn — please visit our ⬇︎Downloads page.
                        The SLHC Calendar Editor can be contacted at  SLHCcalendar@slhc.org.uk.

— a list of SLHC member societies

— a LONG(!) list of Suffolk's history-related groups, museums and resource centres — please visit our ⬇︎Downloads page

— a title-list of historical articles (from "The Suffolk Review" magazine).


"The Suffolk Review", its main publication, is produced each Spring and Autumn.  Every issue typically contains between three and five essays on a great variety of local historical subjects.  We hold almost all the issues since 1993 in our Help Centre (with ref. SKREVWyyp).