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The History of Kingsfleet by Peter Wain

Kings Fleet is a stretch of water with an exciting history of kings, wars and armadas and Peter Wain is currently tracing the history of the area and the fleet.Sailing into the Deben and past The Ferry the river is between four and five hundred metres wide at High Wat...

by John | Jul 12, 2013 |


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Felixstowe Through Time, by Michael Rouse

As a settlement it dates back to a time before the Norman conquest. For centuries it was a fishing town, that is until the railways opened up the Suffolk coast as a peaceful resort for holidaymakers from Suffolk, Essex and London.  By 1891 Felixstowe had become a fashionable resort...

by John | Nov 26, 2012 |


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Poetic Suffolk

Most English counties can call upon a famous poet or two but Suffolk has the proud claim to have inspired two of the greatest and most celebrated poems in the English language. These poems are so separated by time and spirit that no one to this date has ever linked them but Suffolk is...

by John | Oct 19, 2012 |


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Royal Connection: Thomas Seckford of Woodbridge

Perhaps the most famous Woodbridge inhabitant, Thomas Seckford (1515 -1587), was a prominent lawyer, politician and member of Queen Elizabeth's inner circle. Influential in the sixteenth century, his bequests to the town of Woodbridge continue to have a significant impact to this day.

by John | Oct 19, 2012 |


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The River Deben, 'An Old World Fairway'

“Who will come a-sailing, / Who will come with me, / Down the sunny Deben / To the distant sea?”Well, it’s not John Masefield but it is one of many poetic tributes to our river, the River Deben, whose history is complex and fascinating and whose role in our lives today is a subj...

by John | Oct 19, 2012 |


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Thomas Churchyard, A True Artist of Woodbridge

A true artist of Woodbridge, Thomas Churchyard was born in Melton in 1798 just before the start of the Napoleonic wars. A bright child, he was sent to Dedham Grammar School, where John Constable had been a pupil some 20 years earlier.Although painting and illustration was always...

by John | Oct 19, 2012 |


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Inspirational Suffolk Scenery

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County Flowers of East Anglia

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