Museum goes back to the 70s good life

PUBLISHED: 13:46 07 January 2014 | UPDATED: 13:46 07 January 2014

for suff mag county life jan 2014

for suff mag county life jan 2014


The Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket will be staging Escape to the Country from March, a new exhibition that will explore why city dwellers left their urban homes to set up new lives in rural East Anglia in the 1970s.

The museum has already asked people to tell them which objects they think represent ‘the good life’ from that time and has received all kinds of suggestions, from horse brasses to hookahs and Barsham Fairs posters to buckets.

Now MEAL needs your help in finding these objects. Do you have some old gardening equipment that you don’t want? Maybe you’ve got some `70s clothes lurking in your attic that you could lend? The list of objects the museum is looking for can be found on the website ( The objects don’t need to be 1970s originals and there are even a few modern bits and pieces on the list.

If you can help email Eleanor Root ( or phone her on 01449 612229.

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