Looking Back Area
This year, to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, Suffolk Show organisers are looking back at how agriculture has evolved over the past century and how technology will impact our everyday lives in the future.
The new ‘100 Years Looking Back’ area will take visitors on a journey back to wartime life in Suffolk, with interactive displays and nostalgic activities for all ages to explore. At the heart of the ‘Looking Back’ area will be a replica World War 1 Mk IV Tank - Deborah II - as seen on the Channel 4 documentary ‘Guy Martin’s WW1 Tank’. The Tank is travelling especially to the Show from the Norfolk Tank Museum.
‘Looking back’ is one of the key themes for this year’s Show in commemoration of 100 years since the end of the First World War in 1918.
The theme also recognises 100 years since the Royal Air Force began.
Alongside the Tank, there will be an impressive display of WW1 military equipment and a chance for visitors to take a look back at wartime agriculture with replica machinery, equipment, clothing and some nostalgic recipes. There will be local war documents available to browse from Ipswich Records Office.
Ipswich Records Office in accordance with Suffolk County Council
The Suffolk Record Office maintains a historical record of Suffolk and its people.
The Suffolk Record Office looks after original documents obtained from many different sources.
They also store published works like histories, poetry and newspapers.
Photo from: New Heritage Solutions
The record office have their own website, Suffolk Archives, which you can use to:
- browse archive collections
- book a search room session
- view events and book yourself a place to attend
- find out about the service
- find details of each of our offices
- Edith Cook exhibit- first female pilot from the Long Shop Museum
- Hospital set up from the Sudbury Ephemera Museum
- Kitchen replica from East Anglia Life Museum
- Letters from the front from the Ipswich War Memorial
- World War One Ambulance
- Steam Engines and Thrashing Drum
- WW1 Tractors
- Bi-Plane from Suffolk Airfields
- World War 1 Mk IV Tank - Deborah II from the Norfolk Tank Museum
- Garrett Portable Engine from the Long Shop Museum
- Fairbanks Engine
Ipswich War Memorial
Digitally preserving images and creating profiles on the individual Ipswich men who lost their lives at War.
Sudbury Ephemera Mueum
SEA is a registered charity aiming to preserve the social history of an East Anglian Market Town by saving the papers that are so often thrown away.
East Anglian Life Museum
With 17 historic buildings set in 75 acres of beautiful countryside, the Museum of East Anglian Life is the largest independent museum in Suffolk. The museum is an educational charity supporting the community. We care for over 40,000 objects – once the everyday items of East Anglian life. Our collection has a particular focus on the production of food and social history relating to it, reflective of the region’s strong agricultural character.
We are a group of riders with a passion for history, who aim to bring to life the spirit and ethos of the historical figures and eras we portray, for the information and entertainment of the general public.
Long Shop Museum
The Long shop Museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavour in this small Suffolk town and its remarkable factory. Displays are housed in a cluster of original grade II listed buildings.
Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group exists to promote a wider understanding within the general public of the county's vast aviation related history and to encourage, where practicable, continued preservation of its associated heritage.
The Royal Hospital School
The Royal Hospital School is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 year olds that provides a full and broad education fit for the modern world.
New Heritage Solutions-
A heritage lottery fund project exploring the centenary of the end of the First Word War, the surrender of the German U Boat fleet at Harwich and the impact of the submarine war on the home front.
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- Wrapping bandages
- Cooking with rations
- Attending to an injured soldier
- Learning semaphore signals
- Gas masks drills
Other stand holders with exhibits:
- Philip Liverton Ltd World War One Machinery
- Royal British Legion will have a replica trench- Based in the Military Zone
- Thurlow and Sons- Photos of their stand from 1920