Pride in Suffolk’s Past – tell us your story

1. Welcome to the survey

Pride in Suffolk’s Past is a Suffolk Archives project with two aims: 
  • To explore and share the hidden stories of LGBTQ+ people in Suffolk’s past 
  • To collect contemporary stories of Suffolk’s LGBTQ+ community, documenting people’s experiences through a period of monumental societal change towards sexuality and gender identity 
The stories we uncover and collect will be shared with wider audiences to promote understanding, empathy, and support for Suffolk’s LGBTQ+ community.  

The project is part of Sharing Suffolk Stories, a countywide programme running alongside the development of our new building, The Hold, which will engage more people than ever before in Suffolk’s archival heritage. 

You can find out more about Pride in Suffolk’s Past here:  

If you have any questions about this survey or about the project please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 

Your responses will become a valuable part of the Suffolk Archives collection to be preserved for future generations. 

Who is this survey for?
This survey is for anyone with a connection to LGBTQ+ communities in Suffolk. This includes people who belong to those communities, and those who are friends and family.
Who are we? 
Suffolk Archives collects, preserves, and shares 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history, captured through thousands of documents. We help people to discover the past through our collections, which are held in our branches in Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich. Our team of staff and volunteers work to look after Suffolk’s nationally and internationally significant archives. 
You can find out more on our website,, and through our social media pages on Twitter: @keytothepast, and Facebook: @suffolkarchives