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The John Blatchly campaign


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Suffolk Archives Foundation

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THE HOLD is Suffolk Record Office’s ambitious project to develop a new flagship heritage facility and a reshaped Record Office service, located within Ipswich’s unique and regenerating Waterfront. The project is supported by heritage organisations across Suffolk and has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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To play their part, the Friends of the Suffolk Record Office have stepped in to help create one key aspect of the vision – a library of Suffolk books, bringing together the printed history of the county in all its aspects. It will be named after one of many historians who have contributed to our understanding of our county’s past, Dr John Blatchly. Our target is £100,000 to build and fit out “The John Blatchly Local Studies Library” in THE HOLD. We are working with a fellow charity, the Suffolk Archives Foundation (SAF), to raise money for this important element of the new building.
Please donate generously now. Thank you.
Friends of Suffolk Record Office (FOSRO)

Event date

01-March-2017 00:00  - 
31-December-2018 00:00

Event type

The John Blatchly Local Studies Library

Event is completed


Donation by Steve Stocks
on 25-06-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Brandon & District Local History Society
on 10-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
In memory of Dr Blatchly, a great man who championed the values of education, culture and heritage.
Donation by Sheila Davey
on 20-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
This would be a wonderful facility and a worthy testament to a great man. John Blatchly was himself a tireless campaigner for the preservation of Suffolk's heritage and would have been the first to lend his support.
Donation by William Southworth
on 11-04-2018
What a good cause
Donation by Paul
on 30-03-2018
£2.50 gift aid
John did much more than most people to foster the study of Suffolk local history, He was unstinting in his help to others working in the field.
Donation by Few people argaret Statham
on 21-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-01-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-01-2018
£12.50 gift aid
From a Friend of Ipswich Society
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-01-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-01-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £860.00
Offline Donations: £20,343.00
Total Raised: £21,203.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £21,374.25

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