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Peter Aldous visits Lowestoft Record Office as campaign continues

PUBLISHED: 11:33 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 10 May 2018

Janis Kirby and Trudie Jackson launch the campaign to save the Lowestoft Record Office. Picture: Nick Butcher

Janis Kirby and Trudie Jackson launch the campaign to save the Lowestoft Record Office. Picture: Nick Butcher

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The campaign to save Lowestoft's record office continued last week as founders of Save Our Record Office (SORO) invited Waveney MP Peter Aldous to the site.

Trudie Jackson and Janis Kirby, co-founders of the campaign group had invited Mr Aldous to the record office to help show why keeping Lowestoft Record Office open is such a high priority for the group.

During the visit on Friday, April 27, Suffolk Record Office manager Kate Chantry alongside Suffolk county councillor Tony Goldson accompanied Mr Aldous on a tour of the public area and of the archive’s strong room.

He was also shown documents from the Lowestoft archive relating to a member of his own family who was at school in Lowestoft in 1871.

A spokesman for the co-founders said: “Mr Aldous was very interested in everything and asked a lot of searching questions about what would be needed to bring the strong room up to National Archive standards and what other alternatives would be possible to keep the local archives here in Waveney.

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