Bildeston, Suffolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bildeston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


I'm stuck on my family tree, I'm looking for info on Richard Marchant c1725 and Dinah Bloss c1722, any help would be apprieciated. They came from Bildeston. Thanks Leslie

Elmsett Hall

I am a decendant of the Westren family who lived in Elmsett Hall and live in Australia. I have a copy of The Book of Elmsett which provides a lot of history of Elmsett and the Westren family including the Tithe Memorial incident. I was fortunate to visit Elmsett Hall and St Peters Church in 2005 with my sister Margaret. Since ...Read full memory

1955 To 57

I spent approx 2 years in Bildeston attending the junior school, headmaster I think his name was Mr Kelk (not sure of spelling). I was fostered from the age of 8 to Bildeston for 2 years. Just before I was 10, I then went back home. I sang in the Church choir and pumped the organ on some Sunday mornings for sixpence. I think the ...Read full memory