By Richard Haugh
Severe flooding in Ipswich is amongst the archive footage
British Pathé has published over 300 archive videos of life in Suffolk and is asking for local input to identify the people and places covered.
The aftermath of bombings and severe flooding are contrasted by the pub sport of dwile flonking and tiny sculptures made of clay.
"We need local sets of eyes," said Jack Cullen of British Pathé.
"Many villages and towns wouldn't have been written down in the canister notes by the cameramen at the time."
The newsreel films were originally shown in theatres and cinemas but can now be seen via the British Pathé website.
British Pathé would like to hear from you if you can offer any corrections or additional contributions to the current descriptions. E-mail:
You can search for 'Suffolk' to see the full list of films, but here are a few you might want to look out for:
SUFFOLK AT WAR
The archive footage gives a glimpse of Suffolk life during war time.
One clip shows the aftermath of bombing in Bury St Edmunds during 1914-1918.
Police control onlookers standing outside a bank as people pick their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings.
Bombs over Bury
The aftermath of World War I bombing in Bury St Edmunds
A more jubilant scene is shown in Hadleigh, where the streets are lined with people to sing the praises of Squadron Leader G R Gayford.
The date is given as 1933 and the voice over explains that Gayford broke the non-stop long-distance air record.
He is shown receiving a plaque, on what was also his 40th birthday.
A hero's homecoming
Queen Victoria's statue no longer sits outside Christchurch Park
Could King George VI have been a cameraman if he was not destined to lead the country?
You can judge for yourself from footage of the then Prince Albert, Duke of York, as he attends a boys camp in Southwold and tries his hand behind the camera.
The young prince looks on as the boys have a kick around and also gets involved in their singalong.
The future king camps in Southwold
King George VI's brother is also captured on film, attending what is billed as the Royal Agricultural Show in 1934.
Prince Edward, the then Prince of Wales who became King Edward VIII before abdicating, demonstrates his knowledge of plants and inspects a guard of honour.
Prince Edward on show in Ipswich
Queen Victoria also makes a cameo, in the shape of a bronze statue outside Christchurch Mansion.
The statue, which is no longer there, appears as part of a tour of Ipswich's architecture from 1943.
Queen Victoria and a tour of Ipswich's architecture
LIGHTER SIDE OF SUFFOLK
If you've got beer and a dishcloth, you can play dwile flonking
The art of dwile flonking has been covered by BBC Suffolk in the past, to such an extent that you can even
play an online version of dwile flonking
via our website.
Zany music accompanies British Pathé's 1967 footage of the Waveney Valley Dwile Flonkers competing in the only game we know of which involves throwing beer-soaked dishcloths at each other.
Watching it is two minutes well spent:
The art of dwile flonking
Gainsborough and Constable may be amongst our best known and loved exports, but British Pathé can shed light on a lesser known artist.
William Arthur lived in Bury St Edmunds in 1934 and used the materials at his disposal, clay, to form tiny sculptures.
The clay man of Bury
And there's a celebratory film, albeit cut short, for Lowestoft dairy woman Ada Roe.
In 1968 she was 'Britain's oldest inhabitant', aged 110.
Lowestoft's spritely 110-year-old
Thawing snow played havoc in Ipswich back in 1939
The Ipswich Waterfront, now home to University Campus Suffolk, looked very different 70 years ago.
Presented in a surprisingly comical tone, this footage shows how Ipswich was effected by the winter of 1939.
"If your joint is late today, don't blame the butcher's boy."
Take a tour of the House in the Clouds, as it was in 1959
The House in the Clouds is an iconic image of Thorpeness, and Suffolk, overlooking the mere and towards Aldeburgh.
In 2010, you can choose to stay in there for £500 plus a night.
Back in 1959 the water tower housed an American family who were kind enough to open their doors and provide a guided tour.
But why didn't they open the curtains?
A tour of the House in the Clouds
A second mention for Constable. The Flatford house featured in his Hay Wain painting comes under the spotlight and its preservation is said to be one reason 'why our men fight and die'.
Flatford in 1940
Finally, windmill enthusiasts and anyone wondering what noise the machinery makes will enjoy this look at a working mill in Woodbridge, from 1948.
The working windmill, Woodbridge