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SD Edgar Sewter and Beech House


Edgar Sewter Primary School and Beech House Care Home Edition

Museum found at railway station

“We had no idea it was there,”
say local residents

Cover headline informed by participant survey results conducted with residents at Beech House Care Home and pupils at the Edgar Sewter Primary School.


26 April: The Lincolnes come to Halesworth
3 May: I am from …
10 May: Getting to know you
17 May: Flowers can say so much
24 May: Feather quills & green ink dancing
Activity Packs
7 June: Halesworth and District Museum
14 June: We meet in person – nerves, cupcakes & recommendations
21 June: Valentia Boxes & a personal box of treats
23 June: Residents on a mission; mission accomplished
28 June: Sad news and joyful memories
5 July: Celebration tea party
12 July: Lavender hanky dolls – and goodbyes

Special Delivery in Halesworth

Exploring the art of communication with artists Alex Jeffrey, Caitlin Howells and Shelly O’Brien.

Inspired by collections of letters held by Suffolk Archives and in county museums, Special Delivery brings together primary school pupils and residents in care homes to consider different ways of communicating—and to invent a few new ways of their own.

As part of the programme, we produced a Special Delivery Newsletter, designed to and laid out to look like a newspaper and detailing the weekly sessions in short, illustrated news items.

This document is the web booklet verrsion

The Lincolne Letters

Between the months of April and July 2022, the artists worked with a group of children from the Edgar Sewter Primary School and residents and staff at Beech House Care Home in Halesworth.

They chose to work with the Lincolne Letters, a collection held in the Halesworth and District Museum housed in the town’s Victorian railway station.