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chool’s almost out and at last the summer we’ve longed for is finally with us. Whether than means that it’s hot and the sun is out is another matter entirely, especially as Mother Nature seems to have been at best unpredictable throughout the whole year. That being said the weather shouldn’t matter because there’s enough going on in Suffolk this summer to put a smile on your face for the next couple of months. Whether you love theatre, music, entertainment or the great outdoors there’s an incredible amount to do and if at any point you feel at a loose end our Summer In Suffolk pages and What’s On Guide should definitely point you in the right direction. This month the magazine has got something of canine theme going on – in part to complement the Suffolk Community Foundation with its amazingly popular Dog Day at Hemlingham Hall. So we’ve been doing a bit of digging to find out what sort of dogs Places&Faces readers have and the results have been really interesting – not least that we encountered quite a number of Rhodesian Ridgebacks around! Of course for most people their four-legged friend is often a pampered pet but we’ve also featured an amazing charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. The Hearing Care Centre in Ipswich has long committed itself to supporting the charity and as a result has just had a third dog, a most adorable puppy, called Whisper dedicated to them. Turn to page 28, this particular chocolate spaniel is bound to melt your heart. There’s also a lot more to read besides - property, food and wine, fashion and interiors – oh and our dog walk too.   Enjoy the summer.

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Contents

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48 Features

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Summer In Suffolk

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Suffolk Dog Day

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Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

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Thankful Villages

35

Our guide to making the most of the county this summer   

Four-legged friends and their owners

Making a difference to lives in Suffolk 

In the Great War of 1914-18 only 51 communities in Great Britain avoided losses on the front line and subsequently became known as the Thankful Villages, two of these villages are in Suffolk. In aid of the Royal British Legion two men are visiting all 51 villages this month.

independent’s day Aldeburgh pulls out all the stops to celebrate the town’s independent businesses

PEOPLE

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Stephen Davis

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Food and Drink

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Homes & Interiors

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Gardening

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Property

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Motoring

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Faces@

The writer of Waking the Dead on moving to Suffolk

My Suffolk Fiona Siddall of Easton Farm Park

REGULARS

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Suffolk in Brief

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Mini Previews

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Fashion

News from around the county

What’s On Where to go and what to see in Suffolk during July and August

Snape Proms, Ipswich Music Day, Co-op Juniors Cats at the New Wolsey and Picnic Jazz at Orford

Prints and patterns to dazzle!

Dining at The Park Restaurant at Ufford Park, Picnicing at Snape, a special summer recipe from The Galley plus a gallery full of ideas for eating out Creating colour with clever use of cushions

Tips on rose care

A selection of our county’s finest homes for sale

The updated Land Rover Freelander

Highlights from Suffolk’s social calendar

Pub Dog Walk From the Greyhound Inn, Pettistree

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A NEW CHAPTER FOR STEPHEN

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Celebrity Interview | Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis, writer and author and the creative genius behind TV’s Waking the Dead and Silent Witness has just upped sticks from the Cotswolds and moved to Suffolk. Anne Gould talks to him about his work, house hunting and vintage guitars n a world that’s seemingly full of selfappointed writers, authors and editors Stephen Davis is without doubt the real deal.  Whether it’s on the TV, the cinema or even reading quietly on your tablet device he’ll have you gripping the edge of your seat within minutes.  His mastery of language is breathtaking and his ability to create tension and suspense right to the very end is what has made a glittering career that has taken him around the world, working with some of the biggest named actors on the planet and to Hollywood.  He and his wife Jane are also renowned for their renovation of the medieval Bownham Grange near Stroud from an almost uninhabitable wreck and then subsequently their conservation work

to unfashionable places and making them fashionable.  Their first home was in Notting Hill - long before it became a celebrity haven and they headed off to the Cotswolds years before the rush too.  So where in Suffolk? There’s the stretch of coast up to Southwold of course but Stephen thinks Felixstowe with an up and coming literary festival, property offering views of the sea and being ten minutes down the road from Ipswich railway station is a possibility.  “We also went to Lowestoft and although people thought we wouldn’t like it, we did,” he said.  So will Suffolk start popping up in some of his up and coming TV storylines? Well that’s maybe too early to say just yet and he’s currently doing a good deal of work with American TV too.

then the award in the subsequent season.  He’s also written for forensic science drama Silent Witness, but says on his website there have been times when he’s removed his writer’s credit where shows were not recognisably those he’d personally researched and drafted.  It’s not something he wants to discuss but clearly he writes for his audience and likes to keep viewers guessing.  But these days it seems to be the way that no matter who you are or what you write the script has to pass through lots of hoops on the way to production.  Successful scriptwriting and storytelling isn’t something that can be learned - you either have it or you don’t.  Stephen, who has been writing stories since he was a small boy and launched his career with a radio play conceived while in university sick bay with glandular fever, has various projects on the go at present and on the day we talked was doing a read through Successful scriptwriting and storytelling isn’t something for a publisher for a new book by an unnamed that can be learned - you either have it or you don’t. best-selling writer.  Besides writing the thing that brings him solace is playing blues guitar - and although setting up a national heritage skills training Sadly, like the critics, he thinks US television he claims not be a musician, listening to him centre too. drama has taken over the mantle of cutting in the garden it didn’t sound that way. The  So why Suffolk? “We lived for 25 years in edge work from home grown British reality is that he has played three nights at the Cotswolds and our children had grown productions. jazz/blues Pizza on the Park in London and up and we were thinking about moving to  His career takes him back to Granada TV has done some music for a TV series too. Italy but decided the closest we could get to when he worked, straight from university  “I love guitars because they are a crafted there was Suffolk. but uncredited, on the extraordinary technology and have eight of them.” Two of  Stephen was a student in Cambridge and, groundbreaking  Brideshead Revisited. which, vintage Martin guitars, he brought into he explained, “A bit of East Anglian DNA  In theatre his debut play, The Last Elephant, the garden. got stuck in my genomes. Friends said that starred a young Alan Rickman. He was the  “I love browsing in guitar shops in America Woodbridge was nice and so six months ago youngest writer of a live TV drama broadcast and I bought one of these in LA on the way to we ended up in Melton and it is lovely.” and his radio play Events in Heroes Square a scriptwriters meeting.”  They are currently living, with their two was built around one of the last performances  In the way people, even those with ginger cats, at Melton Park but the urge to of Sir Michael Redgrave.  incredible talent, wish for something different restore a property themselves once again What’s marked him apart is his innovation he says that if he could write his life script he has seen them house hunting everywhere and thoroughness of his research - he was the would have a fabulous singing voice, have a along the Suffolk coast. first person to write drama about the Vietnam country band and play lots of gigs.  “People buy houses because they like the War and the first to tackle the Kennedy  “I would also like to think that composers granite worktops or the large TV screen or assassination through the movie Ruby. and songwriters do not have script editors,” the vase in the window but we are not  He spent two years immersed in the life he added. like that.” of the Provisional IRA, spent months on the  *Stephen’s thriller, The Secret Government  Restoring their last house was like Xingu River in Brazil living with Indians in – written in 2011 – has all sorts of links to cleaning a painting, he said, removing the the rainforest. computer hacking, state surveillance and 20th century cement and using traditional  Stephen also revamped the series Waking explores the mysteries of Orfordness and craftsmen to transform the property, the Dead, writing for three series and winning Bentwaters. It’s available on Kindle. maybe the people of Suffolk should watch the show an International Emmy Nomination out - the Davis’s have a habit of moving for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and

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“MASTERS OF BESPOKE FITTED FURNITURE”


News

Suffolk in brief The Galley restaurant in Woodbridge has been awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. This prestigious award, which places the Galley in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. Restaurateur Ugur Vata said of the achievement “We are delighted with the award and it is great to see individuals taking the time to recognise the hard work we do here as a team. We are always grateful for feedback and thank our customers for their continued support.” Local businesses have joined together to support and celebrate the launch of The Little Bird Foundation at a charity ball in Ipswich. Earlier this year Bonnie Collins found herself house bound when her musculoskeletal conditions meant that she could no longer manage the stairs in her house and despite the disease progressing quite rapidly over the last 12 months she was not eligible for council support to install a stair lift. Run by a committee of local business people, the Foundation is a community interest company set up to raise funds to support those aged 40 and under who, because of stipulations related to income and working hours, do not qualify for the disabled facilities grant when requiring support and help related to mental or physical disabilities.  As well as launching the Foundation the ball also raised funds for The Dame Vera Lynn Trust and for Mission Sam.

The Lakes Restaurant at Suffolk’s family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has been awarded a prestigious second AA Rosette. The accolade of two AA Rosettes puts the restaurant in the top 5% of hotels nationally, and reflects the consistent high standards of the food and the quality of ingredients. Alan Paton, Executive Head Chef said: “Achieving a second AA Rosette is a fantastic reward for everyone’s hard work, and reflects our ongoing commitment to quality cuisine and the

finest local ingredients.“We are passionate about our cooking, and strive for excellence and perfection, which means we can offer our diners a consistent quality experience when they visit The Lakes.” Hot on the heels of this accolade Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has also been awarded Four Star hotel rating from the AA. Susanna Rendall, Managing Director of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “Achieving Four Star AA rating reflects the investment and enhancements we have made in recent years to offer our guests an even more luxurious experience when they visit. “

popular country house hotel into a new era of luxury. Work has begun with completion of phase one due in the first week of September. Mark Suddes, Operations Director said “We are delighted to announce these major refurbishment plans and very excited about welcoming guests to experience the new look Seckford Hall. We are pleased to be working using local companies for our works such as Carters of Ipswich who are main contractors with all flooring supplied by Barretts of Woodbridge as we want as many local companies to benefit from this investment.” Further investment will continue over the next 18 months

Kitchen, bathroom and interiors specialist Anglia Factors of Martlesham, has announced celebrity chef Paul Foster head chef at the esteemed Suffolk restaurant, Tuddenham Mill, will be working with the team on a number of customer facing activities that will help bring kitchen appliances to life and inspire customers to really put their kitchens to the test. The Suffolk Foundation has announced Foster will be undertaking a series of the appointment of James Buckle as the cooking demonstrations representing new Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Anglia Factors as well as feeding in design The appointment follows the retirement ideas for their bespoke kitchens, creating of David Sheepshanks, who has taken up the position of Chairman of UK Community useful videos, demonstrating products and facilitating supper clubs around the Foundations – the umbrella organisation UK. Speaking about the new partnership for the 54 community foundations across Paul Foster said: “Anglia Factors is a really the UK, including The Suffolk Foundation. exciting company to work with. It’s clear Former High Sheriff of Suffolk James from their kitchen designs that they totally Buckle has been a Trustee of The Suffolk understand the practicalities of cooking Foundation since 2010, chairing its Development Board, and has been an active and I hope to help their customers to dust off their cookery books and get back in supporter of the charity for many years. the kitchen. Daniel Barr of Anglia Factors James is passionate about strengthening said: “There’s no doubt that Paul is a very the local charitable sector, encouraging talented chef and we’re over the moon greater understanding of the social issues to have him working with us. His creative that face modern Suffolk communities. yet practical approach to cooking is both As a local farmer and businessman, he is inspirational and accessible. involved in many aspects of Suffolk life and is keen for more people to recognise the work that The Suffolk Foundation does Woodbridge has played host to its first ever Asparagus & Strawberry Fayre. Set up on in helping some of the most vulnerable communities. At the same time the Suffolk the Market Hill the Fayre was a huge success Foundation has announced a name change attracting an estimated 2000 visitors to the to the Suffolk Community Foundation. This town. The event was created by Ugur Vata of The Galley Restaurant, David Wright at The change has been made to strengthen its link to UK Community Foundations. See our Cake Shop and George Bradley from Friday full interview with James in our September Street Farm and was executed with the support of Choose Woodbridge. issue. A multi million pound investment project has been announced by leading Suffolk Hotel, Seckford Hall Hotel that will transform the

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WHAT’S ON

July 1 Big Top, Christchurch Park Weird and Wonderful We Will Rock You meets Cirque du Soleil... under a Big Top! A groundbreaking combination of live original rock music, burlesque dancers, acrobats, and fire breathers, starring Ipswich’s own Benjamin Bloom and his band. The show darts effortlessly between full on rock concert and a theatrical tour de force. Bloom and his band bring to the stage their original songs taking audiences on a journey through the galaxy, to the end of the world and back. A treat for the eyes and the ears, the old and the young, music fans and theatre goers, and everyone in between. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the night Box office: 01473 433100 www.ipswichregent.com   Ipswich, Christchurch Mansion Lawn Sherlock Holmes How can one open-air show with just four actors possibly contain so much action and adventure? Elementary, my dear! The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish case yet in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages featuring live music, audience interaction and more mystery than you can shake a magnifying glass at. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it! Bring a chair, rug and a picnic Tickets: In Advance £7.50, Concessions £5.50 Family Offer £20 Box office: 01473 433100 www.ipswichregent.com Dunwich Heath, 9pm Nightjar Walk Join the NT ranger in the search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar at Dunwich Heath. Learn more about these strange birds as they churr from trees and fly low across the heath hunting for moths and other insects. Tickets: £5 Booking: 0844 2491895 July 3 to 5 DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich, 7pm Suffolk Schools Jam! An exciting performance opportunity designed specifically for schools and colleges across the 12 | placesandfaces.co.uk

county. It provides a chance for young people and children from Suffolk to showcase their talent in dance to a wide audience.  Tickets: £7 & £5 Box Office: 01473 2952 July 5 and 6 New Wolsey, Ipswich, 4pm and 7.45pm The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company present CATS (Youth Group Production) Don’t miss the Jellical Ball! An all singing, all-dancing feline musical spectacular. Box office: 01473 295900 www.wolseytheatre.co.uk (see mini preview page 18) July 5 -7  Easton Park Farm Maverick Festival (see Summer In Suffolk p20 - 23) www.maverickfestival.co.uk

July 6 Farmers Markets Beccles, Beccles Heliport, 9am-1pm Metfield, Village Hall, 9am-12 noon Snape Maltings, 9.30am-1pm   Benhall Green, 11am – 6pm Benhall Garden Fayre Village event including the opening of more than 12 selected gardens not normally open to the public. Activities on the village green include craft/produce stalls, music, dancing and scrummy food. Tickets: £5 for entrance to gardens, other activities free Information: 01728 602334 or email carol.durrant@btinternet.com   Aldeburgh beach, 5.30pm 60s by the Sea Hosted by The White Lion Hotel this free event includes The Fortunes with performances from Imagine the Beatles, Cliff and the Evening Shadows and The Ultimate Everly’s. www.whitelion.co.uk Christchurch Park, Ipswich, 8pm Film Night Spectacular Classical Concert Hosted by Brian Blessed and featuring soprano Laura Wright. Tickets: £32 Box office: 01473 433100 www.ip-art.com

  RSPB Minsmere, 9.30am Heathland Wildlife Walk Minsmere’s heaths are some of the less wellknown parts of the reserve but have everything from adders and silver-studded blue butterflies to tiger beetles and Dartford warblers, red deer and many interesting plants. These walks will look for the characteristic species found off the beaten track. www.rspb.org   St Mary’s Church, Burgate, near Eye, 7.30pm Music for a Summer Evening With Suffolk Singers. An eclectic blend of familiar works in fresh arrangements together with several pieces new to the choir repertoire. With works by Whitacre, Grainger and Elgar together with popular classics, such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and In the Mood. Tickets: £12.50 which include a glass of Pimms and canapés Information: Gina Cole 01379 783718 www.suffolksingers.co.uk Woodbridge, 1pm onwards Woodbridge Carnival Returning after 30 years! Route through Thoroughfare and Kingston Fields. (see Summer In Suffolk p20 - 23)   Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framlingham College,7.30pm Midsummer Mozart A concert of wonderful music by Mozart including the Mass in C minor and the 4th Violin Concerto with the Phoenix Singers and Kingfisher Sinfonietta conducted by Andrew Cantrill Tickets: £15 (£7.50 under 18s) available from Hall Farm Butchers (Framlingham), Woodbridge Violins, William Glasse (william@glasse.org.uk or 07802 597071) or at the door. Ipswich Regent Strictly Confidential Told through the eyes of the hugely popular Lisa Riley, under the direction of TV’s most notorious judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Confidential is a dance and music extravaganza, complete with sequins, spray tans and behind-thescenes action from the BBC One Saturday night entertainment series. Much-loved professionals Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite will take your breath away with their exquisite performances of all your favourite ballroom and


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Latin routines, as well as their insider knowledge of the world of Strictly. Tickets: £45.50 Box office: 01473 433100 www.ipswichregent.com   July 6-7 The Town Hall, Southwold, 10am-5pm The Vintage Market Retro clothing & accessories, homemade gifts, collectables & curiosities homeware & much more! Tel:  07900 015630 or 01986 782094 July 7 Christchurch Park, Ipswich, midday-8pm Ipswich Music Day The largest free one-day music event in the UK www.ip-art.com (see mini preview page 18)   July 9  St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Harriet Bennett, cello Sonata in C, Op 65 and Suite No 1 in G, Op 72, Britten Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk

  July 9-12 New Wolsey, Ipswich, 7.30pm Youth Perform 2013 presents The Show Must Go On The show is about to start but there is chaos behind the scenes, can the show be saved? Box office: 01473 295900 www.wolseytheatre.co.uk July 10 -20 St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold Southwold Summer Theatre An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley The comfortable lifetyle of the wealthy Birling family is thrown into confusion when a Police Inspector arrives to investigate the death of a young woman. Box office: 01502 722572 www.southwoldtheatre.org   July 11 St Mary and St Michael Church, Mistely, 7.30pm Blechblaser ensemble of Wolfhagen The Blechblaserensemble, based in Wolfhagen, Germany, has toured throughout various areas of Germany, as well as trips to Austria, France, Spain, Slovenia, Estonia and Finland. This summer they will be coming to the UK and visiting London, Blockley and Mistley. Their programme consists of arrangements of solemn

baroque music, as well as of swing, spiritual and Big-Band style compositions. Tickets: £5 Information: 01206 392200   Friston Village Green, 4pm Classics on the Green Vintage and Classic motorcycles and cars on the village green   July 11-13 Ringshall Village Hall, 7.30pm Inspector Drakes Last Case Performed by Ringshall Amateur Theatrical Society. Not suitable for young children. Tickets: £12 including a light supper Information: 01473 658698 July 12 Seckford Golf Club, Woodbridge, 2pm McMillan Golf Day Fundraising event in aid of McMillan Cancer Support. Coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes, teams of 4, Shotgun start, followed by 2 course meal, prize giving and raffle.  Tickets: £35 per person, also novice coaching & meal £20 pp. For entry form and further details email: all.lings@bopenworld.com  T: 01473 277018 or 01394 383684

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Places&Faces® | July/August 2013   July 13  RSPB Minsmere, near Dunwich, 9pm Moth and Bat Walk More than 1000 species of moth have been found at Minsmere since 1947. Join us as we look for a selection of these amazing insects as they are attracted to our special lights, and learn more about the creatures of the night. This is a joint event with the Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group. www.rspb.org   Ipswich Regent Could It Be Magic Stagecoach Ipswich returns to the Regent for its fifth annual show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The show features song and dance from musicals of stage and screen from the last sixty years and includes performances from all 200 students in the school. Please note all under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult Tickets: £18.50 - £8 Box office: 01473 433100 www.ipswichregent.com     July 13 and 14 Middleton Village (nr Saxmundham), 10.30am – 5.30pm Middleton Open Gardens Funds go to Holy Trinity Church and Suffolk Accident Rescue Service. Refreshments available in the Village Hall. Entry: Adults £4 (accompanied children free) www.middletoncumfordley.onesuffolk.net   July 14 Crown Farm, Ufford, near Woodbridge, 10am to 5pm Ufford Bygones & Fun Day Attractions for all the family including driving a “crazy” mini, traction engines, and lots of fun and games. Prize draw with a first prize of £150 plus live music from fantastic local bands of all music genres, delicious food form “Joe’s Barbie”, and an amazing array of vintage cars. Raising funds for St Elizabeth’s Hospice Entry: Adults £3 children £1 (under 5’s free) Farmers Markets Assington, The Barn 10am-2pm Peasenhall Peasenhall Pea Festival www.peasenhallpeafestival.co.uk (see summer in Suffolk page 22-23)   July 16 St Michael’s Church, Framlingham, 7.30pm Flodden & The Flodden Helm; The 500th Anniversary Lecture. 14 | placesandfaces.co.uk

St Michael’s church houses the tombs of the Tudor Howards and the funerary helm of the 2nd Duke of Norfolk who led the English army at Flodden. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden we are holding this special evening. Tickets: £5 (£4 to FOSM members) Information: 01728 663555 or sandracartwright@suffolkonline.net   St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm James Thomas, organist, St Edmundsbury Cathedral Liebestod from ‘Tristan and Isolde’, Wagner and works by Krebs, Pierne and Giles Farnaby Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk  

July 18-20 New Wolsey, Ipswich, 2.30pm and 7.30pm The Childrens Theatre Company present Les Misérables; School Edition A musical by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Box office: 01473 295900 www.wolseytheatre.co.uk   New Wolsey Studio,Ipswich, 4pm and 7.30pm Matinee: Saturday 20 July at 4pm Unscene Suffolk presents Act One A ground-breaking new community theatre company exploring and challenging notions of visually impaired performance, accessible to

both blind and sighted audiences. Box office: 01473 295900 www.wolseytheatre.co.uk   July 20 Farmers Markets Harkstead, Village Hall, 9am-12 noon Aldeburgh, Church Hall, 9am-12.30 Beccles, Beccles Heliport, 9am-1pm Debenham, Community Centre, 9am-1pm   Lavenham Village Hall, 10am - 4pm Lavenham Summer Craft Fair Showcasing more than 30 of the very best, genuine artisan craftsmen and women including photography, quilting, felting, pottery and ceramics and original artwork. Entry: Free www.suffolkmarketevents.co.uk   St Michael’s Church, Framlingham Pianoforte Workshop 10.30am Harp Workshop 2.30pm Concert, 7.30pm The Elysian Effect The Dussek Duo, Eleanor Turner harp, Douglas Hollick pianoforte. Solos and duos played on original early 19th century instruments. Tickets: £15 centre aisle and £10 side aisle www.eastanglianacademy.org.uk   July 20 -21 The Town Hall, Southwold, 10am-5pm The Vintage Market Retro clothing & accessories, homemade gifts, collectables & curiosities homeware & much more! Tel:  07900 015630 or 01986 782094 July 21 Neptune Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, 10am-4pm Quirky Waterfront Market A gorgeous mid-summer market showcasing Suffolk’s best vintage & vintage style goodies, one of a kind, stunning antiques & collectibles, sumptuous and unique craft & artisan stalls, beautiful oddities and amazing curiosities, delicious food & drink and much much more. Free entry.   Tollemache Hall, Offton, near Ipswich, 2-6pm British Red Cross Open Gardens Three to four acres of mature gardens including formal lawns, herbaceous borders, shrubs and ponds. Woodland walks and magnificent Suffolk Punch horses. Teas, plant stall, dedicated parking, wheelchair access, toilet. Dogs on leads please. £4 recommended donation. Children under 16 free. www.redcross.org.uk/opengardens  


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July 22- August 3 St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold Southwold Summer Theatre Dead Reckoning by Eric Chappell Tony Reed is racked with guilt at not being able to prevent the murder of his first wife. When he is offered the chance for revenge could it be too good to be true? www.southwoldtheatre.org Box office: 01502 722572   July 23 St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Stephanie Lewis, contralto, Gordon Pullin, tenor, John Cooper, piano Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac Op 51, Folksong Arrangements, Britten et al Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk   July 25  Longshop Museum, Leiston, 7.30pm The Lost Village of Sizewell A talk by Anthony Breen about the part of Sizewell, which is now lost under the sea. Did you know that Sizewell used to be larger than Leiston? Entry: £4 www.longshopmuseum.co.uk   July 25-August 3 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Summer Theatre An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley Box office: 01502 722572 www.southwoldtheatre.org July 27 Southwold Adnam’s Misdsummer Fair An open air art and print makers event. www.adnamsmidsummerfair.moonfruit.com   DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich, 4.30pm & 7.30pm DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) End Of Year Show This performance gives the students the opportunity to show off their talents to friends, family and the wider public in newly commissioned work by some of the best

national and international choreographers. Tickets: £7 & £5 Box Office: 01473 295230 www.danceeast.co.uk

guises. There are fun dog classes with great prizes, agility, dog scurry and lots of attractions and trade stands to keep everyone entertained. All in support of the Suffolk Community Foundation. Farmers Markets Tickets: Adults £7 (£6 in advance) Children (4-16 Woodbridge, Community Centre, 9am-1pm years) and concessions: £5 (£4 in advance) Family ticket: 2 adults, 2 children: £20 on the day July 27 and 28 (£16 in advance) Ticket price includes entry to The Town Hall, Southwold, 10am-5pm Helmingham Gardens. & free parking The Vintage Market www.suffolkdogday.com Retro clothing & accessories, homemade gifts, (See feature p25 – 27) collectables & curiosities homeware & much   more! Farmers Markets Tel:  07900 015630 or 01986 782094 Beccles, Beccles Heliport, 9am-1pm   Metfield, Village Hall, 9am-12 noon Village Hall, Westhall Snape Maltings, 9.30am-1pm Secret Postcard Auction (WSPA) 2013   Secret auction of postcards painted by well July 30 known artists & locals, Tessa Newcomb, Mary St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Gundry, Maggi Hambling, Enrico Dummett, Helen Sharp, harp Andrew Pitt, Gerald Nason, Oonagh Gleeson, Suite in C, Op 83 Britten, Concerto in B flat major, Mark Ward, etc. Postcards signed on back and HWV 294 Handel, Impromptu, Op 86 Faure artist not revealed until bidding won. Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments Viewing: July 27, 12-17pm with light lunches & served from 12.20pm refreshments www.stmaryletower.org.uk Auction: July 28, with viewing from 5-7pm and    auction at 7pm. August 1-31 Proceeds split 50/50 between East Anglia’s Snape Proms Children’s Hospices and St. Andrew’s Church (See mini preview page 19) Westhall. Box office: 01728 687110 www.wspa-2013.com www.aldeburgh.co.uk   July 28 and 29 August 3 The Ship Beer Festival Barking, near Needham Market, noon – 5pm With live music on the Sunday and plenty of Barking Summer Fair beer from local breweries including: Adnams, Summer Fair to be opened by Roy Hudd. Green Jack, Grain, Cliff Quay, Humpty Dumpty Aerobatic Display and Teddy Bear Drop, Dog and Earl Soham. The Ship’s famous fish and chips Agility, Majorettes, Circus Workshop, Ipswich are being served all day. Hospital Band, Auction of Promises, BBQ and www.shipatdunwich.co.uk much more!     Farmers Markets Halesworth, Town Centre, 9am-1pm Woodbridge, Community Centre, 9am-1pm   August 4 Farmers Markets Assington, The Barn, 10am-2pm South Green to Gun Hill, Southwold, 8am-4pm Fair on the Green Southwold Charity antiques and collectors fair held every July 28 year on the first Sunday in August, 100 plus The Pavillion, Orford stalls. Picnic Jazz at The Pavilion Free Entry (See mini preview page 19)     Helmingham Hall Gardens, 10am-5pm Helmingham Hall Gardens Festival of Classic and Sports Cars Suffolk Dog Day 2013 Over 700 exhibiting classic & sports cars. This is no ordinary day in the doggy diary, but East Anglian motorcycle clubs, main ring a day to celebrate our furry friends in all their entertainment, craft and trade stalls, live music

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and great local food and drink make this a fantastic day out for the whole family. Entry: Adults £8, Children (7-15 years) £3 (U 7’s Free) Family (2 adults & 2 children) £20 www.helmingham.com August 5-17 St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold Southwold Summer Theatre Not Now Darling by Ray Cooney & John Chapman Gilbert Bodley can’t help himself - he has an uncontrollable attraction to women. Of course he has to involve his partner in the fur business Arnold Crouch - to help him keep his pecadillos a secret from his wife... Box office: 01502 722572 www.southwoldtheatre.org   August 6 St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Voigt String Quartet Quartet in D minor, Op 42 Haydn, Quartet in E minor, Verdi, Crisantemi, Puccini Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk

August 6-10 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Summer Theatre Dead reckoning by Eric Chappell Box office: 01502 722572  www.southwoldtheatre.org August 8 Longshop Musuem, Leiston, 7.30pm The Fiction of Suffolk and the Writers who created it A talk by Sue Liddell. Entry: £4 www.longshopmuseum.co.uk   August 10 and 11 The Town Hall, Southwold, 10am-5pm The Vintage Market Retro clothing & accessories, homemade gifts, collectables & curiosities homeware & much more! Tel:  07900 015630 or 01986 782094   August 12-17 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Summer Theatre Dick Barton Special Agent: The Secret of the Pharoah’s Tomb

by Phil Willmott Secret agent and teatime radio star Dick Barton is back in the rippingest of ripping yarns involving a resurrected Egyptian Queen and a fabulous lost jewel. Box office: 01502 722572 www.southwoldtheatre.org   August 13  St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Stephen Cooper baritone, John Cooper, piano Folksong arrangements Britten et al Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk   August 15 Longshop Musuem, Lesiton, 7.30pm Memories of World War 2 To mark the anniversary of the end of World War 2, hear from some people who live through it. Entry: £4 www.longshopmuseum.co.uk   August 17 Farmers Markets Harkstead, Village Hall, 9am-12 noon Aldeburgh, Church Hall, 9am-12.30

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Beccles, Beccles Heliport, 9am-1pm Debenham, Community Centre, 9am-1pm   August 17-19 Aldeburgh Carnival Weekend Aldeburgh Town Centre (see Summer In Suffolk p20 - 23)   August 17-18 Beccles Quay, 1pm- 10pm Beccles Carnival & Family Fun Weekend (see Summer In Suffolk p20 - 23)   Village Green, Westleton Westleton Barrel Fair The village fete with a difference! As well as all the traditional stalls and games you would expect, join in with the Barrel Races on the village green! www.westletonbarrelfair.com   August 19 -31 St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold Southwold Summer Theatre Dick Barton Special Agent: The Secret of the Pharoah’s Tomb by Phil Willmott Box office: 01502 722572 www.southwoldtheatre.org 

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August 20 St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Nathan Williamson, piano Night Piece (Notturno) Britten, Sonata in G Major, D 894 Schubert Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk   August 20-24 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Summer Theatre Not Now Darling by Ray Cooney & John Chapman www.southwoldtheatre.org Box office: 01502 722572   August 23-25 FolkEast 2013 Glemham Hall, nr Woodbridge (see Summer In Suffolk p20 - 23) Farmers Markets Woodbridge,Community Centre,  9am-1pm August 25 Farmers Market Lavenham Village Hall 10am-1.30pm

August 27  St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, 1.10pm Michael Nicholas, organist Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria Britten, works by Bach, Morley, Gibbs and Statham Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments served from 12.20pm www.stmaryletower.org.uk   August 26-31 Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Summer Theatre Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer A delicious game of cat-and-mouse between a has-been thriller writer and a young estate agent explodes into danger in what The Times called: “The most fiendishly clever thriller ever written for the stage.” Box office: 01502 722572 www.southwoldtheatre.org Do you have an event you would like us to list? Please email details to editor@achievemoremedia.co.uk Please note, inclusion in listings cannot be guaranteed. To advertise your event call 01473 809932

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CATS

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, July 3-6 ndrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit musical, Cats, makes its Suffolk debut at the New Wolsey Theatre in July with a special youth group production by the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company. Boasting a cast of 36 and a live orchestra of 14, the production is directed and designed by Oliver Brett, who has been working with Disney at Disneyland Paris and Tokyo. He plunged straight into rehearsals on his return from Tokyo in April, and hasn’t stopped since.  “When I first thought about our interpretation of Cats, I started with the scenic and costume design,” Oliver says. “I knew that the audience should see everything through the eyes of a cat.  Not your average household cat: a Jellicle cat!” Packed with memorable numbers including Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats and Memory,  the show has played in over 250 cities worldwide since its premiere in London in 1981.  Inspired by the poems of T S Eliot, it’s a musical which is a particular challenge for a youth cast. “The singing demands are strenuous,” says Oliver. “Our musical director, Nigel Virley, has been working hard to get the best out of everyone.  With our largest live orchestra ever, it’s exciting to be directing the company’s debut show at the Wolsey.”

Oliver’s brother, Jack Brett, is a member of the Wolsey’s Young Company and is appearing in two productions at the Wolsey this summer: Into the Woods, followed by Cats where he appears as the effervescent Rum Tum Tugger. Oliver has been working on costume and makeup designs as well as directing. “It’s demanding taking on so much, but exhilarating at the same time as everything comes together.  We’ve got some real visual and musical treats in store at the Wolsey!” Tickets from £8.50 Box office: 01473 295900

IPSWICH MUSIC DAY

Christchurch Park, July 7 t’s the finale to the Ip-art festival but the thing about Ipswich Music Day is you never know whether you might be seeing a super-star in the making. Just a couple of years back Music Day, which is the biggest one-day free music event in the UK, hosted a young Suffolk singer songwriter – a certain Ed Sheeran from Framlingham. Back then he played to an audience of a few hundred people whereas today he’d pack a football stadium. This year the event will be showcasing 56 acts across seven stages hosted by BBC Radio Suffolk, Town102FM, Grapevine, Suffolk New College, Suffolk One, East of England Co-op and Galloway. There promises to be something for everyone whether you like country or classical, jazz, blues, rock, soul, reggae etc. With a midday start it’s also a familyfriendly event and finishes up sometime in the early evening. Organised by Ipswich Borough Council Music Day regularly attracts around 50,000 people and this year it’s celebrating its 22nd birthday. 18 | placesandfaces.co.uk

Among those taking part are the Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society, Suffolk Singers, Ipswich Choral Society and Trianon Choral Group.

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PICNIC JAZZ The Pavilion Orford, July 28

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ow in its eleventh year the Picnic Jazz in Orford event has become something of fixture on Suffolk’s summer calandar. It’s built a reputation not just for Pimms and a picnic in a glorious location but of hosting some of the top artists across the land and attracts a national audience now too. This year looks like being another classic event with Georgia Mancio, Polly Gibbons as well as the popular resident musicians Natasha Hodge, Nick Raison and Jazz Bazaar. Georgia Mancio is a regular presence on the UK circuit and sole curator of London’s jazz vocal festival ‘ReVoice!’ She has one of the finest voices on the London jazz scene a cool, laid-back sound of cocktail jazz, with its effortless swing and instinctive phrasing. Since her professional debut, Georgia has been steadily making a name for herself and earning the applause of audiences and the plaudits of critics, club owners and fellow musicians. She has performed regularly at top jazz

SNAPE PROMS 2013

ritten’s year-long centenary celebrations continue in Aldeburgh with the ever popular Snape Proms featuring jazz, folk, rock, classical and Latin music, not to mention stand-up, contemporary dance and poetry. This year’s Proms include a new commission from folk musician Jon Boden being performed on August 11 which is inspired by Britten’s The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard. Part of  the ‘Inspired by Britten’ series  -  commissions from different disciplines that draw attention to Britten’s wider cultural influence Boden gives a folk twist to the tale of the murder of an unfaithful wife and her lover at the hands of her cuckolded husband. Other concerts during this year’s Snape Proms include a song recital on

nightspots including The Pizza on the Park, The 606 Club, Mezzo, Oxo and The Axis. She has guested at Ronnie Scotts and her music has been featured on Jazz FM. Polly Gibbons is well known in Suffolk. Her roots are here and she appeared locally in a number of very interesting performances through 2012 including “Untrue Island” on Orfordness. She also played the lead role of Jesus in the Mouth To Mouth Theatre Company travelling production of Godspell. This exciting new production of the highly acclaimed rock musical was performed at a number of venues around Suffolk including the garden of The Jolly Sailor in Orford. Tickets are £15 and are available by calling 01394 450799 or orfordjazz@wellassociates.co.uk

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August 7, with mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn and pianist Imogen Cooper, in which two of Britten’s song cycles, Winter Words and Charm of Lullabies are presented alongside Schubert and Mussorgsky. Further highlights include a tribute to Sinatra from the John Wilson Orchestra; musical comedy with Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel; flamenco with Jaleo Flamenco; Brazilian-Afro-Caribbean fusion from Flavia Coelho; jazz from Django Bates; and an evening with Lesley Garrett, in which operatic arias are juxtaposed with traditional folk songs and West End favourites. Box office: 01728 687110 www.aldeburgh.co.uk

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SUMMER IN SUFFOLK

The weather is warm, the sun is shining and the school holidays are here – it’s a perfect time to get out and about and explore all that our beautiful county has to offer. Anne Gould looks at days out in Suffolk here are so many reasons why people love Suffolk and why increasing numbers of people are choosing our beautiful county for their holidays. For those of that live here we might take for granted that we can just pop down to the beach for a swim on a balmy evening, or stroll through reedbeds at dawn making the most of the sunrise coast. So perhaps it’s when you’re planning a special day out that you realise just how much this county has to offer – whether you love water pursuits, art, culture or just really high quality entertainment and food. Here are just a few highlights.

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own Neil Innes is taking part along with some of Canada‘s finest roots musicians; The Good We’re really lucky when it comes to music in Lovelies, Ruth Moody and Leeroy Stagger. The Suffolk with events catering for almost any genre Americana and Roots festival also has legendary and taste. Come the summer there’s plenty of Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers bass opportunity too to take the campervan out for player, Ian Dunlop, who will be in conversation a spin or dig out the tent and if necessary get a with the Guardian‘s Tim Dowling on July 6. With little bit more wear out of the wellies – as we are an array of world class musical talent, comedy, really well served with festivals. dance, film and workshops the event showcases   more than forty international artists across five Maverick Festival, July 5-7 stages, indoors and out. Featuring a spacious Based at Easton Farm Park and one of the camp-site, bell tent meadow and teepee village Guardian’s top ten small music festival award there will be a carefully selected range of food winners Maverick Festival is celebrating its sixth stands along with opportunities to buy local birthday with a stellar line-up. Suffolk’s very Suffolk cider and a selection of award-winning regional ales. www.maverickfestival.co.uk

FESTIVAL DAYS

Latitude, July 18 - 21 Winner of the 2012 Best Family Festival Award Latitude, at Henham Park, is renowned for being a multi – arts event offering something for everybody. So along with this year’s headliners, Bloc Party, Kraftwerk 3-D are a host of stars from all walks of creative life. Latitude’s star-studded comedy line-up includes Eddie Izzard with the addition of Sean Lock, one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians, best known for his regular TV appearances as team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats. Other top comedians include Russell Kane, and winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award in compelling Dublin comedian Andrew Maxwell. The Literary Arena will feature Robin Ince’s infamous Book Club returning with a sexy twist for 2013 featuring Kevin Eldon and Jo Neary and a prolific all-round actor, comedian and writer David Schneider who has 135,000 Twitter followers and will be asking: Is the Internet Making Us More Stupider? Critically acclaimed, much loved master storyteller Marcel Theroux will also read from his new novel Strange Bodies. www.latitudefestival.com  


Summer in Suffolk Folk East, July 23, 24 & 25 Suffolk’s newest festival, FolkEast, moves to its new home at Glemham Hall this year. In the ancient parkland surrounding the hall, FolkEast 2013 will celebrate the best in folk, roots and acoustic music across seven venues over the August bank holiday. Building on 2012s success, this year’s headline acts include a Friday roster capped by Radio 2 Folk awards ‘Best Live Act’, The Demon Barbers XL. An energetic Saturday of contemporary players is topped by a Wayward Tour set from the unwavering Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray, followed by the ever beating drums of The Dhol Foundation. Sunday will see the genre eluding Penguin Cafe take the stage, before making way for the enduring Steeleye Span. Running alongside the bands will be workshops, innovative street theatre, children’s activities, exhibitions of quality arts and crafts, ceilidhs, a vintage mobile cinema and great food, drink and local ales – camping is encouraged! www.folkeast.co.uk

FOOD The secret is out - Suffolk’s reputation for excellent food has spread across the land and of course summer is a time when we can really make the most of our amazing good luck. It’s not just having the opportunity to buy fresh fish off the beach or straight off the boats at places like Felixstowe Ferry, Orford, Aldeburgh and Southwold. There are numerous places to pick your own strawberries, currants, raspberries and of course we love the honesty stalls that you so often encounter by the lanes and farm gates. Jimmy’s Farm Sausage and Beer Festival, July 27-28 Everyone loves a decent sausage and Jimmy Doherty, Suffolk farmer and TV personality, will be showcasing some of the regions finest bangers and locally produced brews at this weekend event. There will cookery demonstrations from local chef Billy Grinsted – founder of the Black Jacket Chef. You

will also be able to meet Stephen Plume, the ‘Sausage King’, who has toured the UK in search of the perfect banger. Suffolk gastro pubs the Plough and Sail and the award-winning British Larder will also be there. Jimmy’s own range of rare-breed outdoor-bred sausages include pork, apple and Suffolk cider sausages, and the classic Essex pork sausage recently voted first in a blind taste test by the Independent. The event also includes expert sausage-making demonstrations, live music, Peppa Pig, Spinny the rodeo pig, a bouncy castle, face painting and produce and craft stalls. www.jimmysfarm.com Peasenhall Pea Festival, July 14 This festival forms one of the Albert Herring feasts, which is part of the Benjamin Britten centenary celebrations. It should be a fantastic family day out packed with lots of wacky pea themed fun - pea shooting, pea throwing or you can enter the infamous world pea podding championships. There will be opportunities to try delicious locally made pea and pork sausages and burgers from the BBQ, gourmet pea and minted honey ice cream, or many of the other delectable pea treats. Live entertainment, lots of give aways and prizes, and the Pea Pod Arms will be open for your refreshment. www.peasenhallpeafestival.co.uk  

ON THE WATER When it’s hot and still there’s nothing better than escaping onto the water – and in Suffolk there’s lots of opportunities to do this without even the need for going to sea. If you’ve got children perhaps the obvious destination is Thorpeness Meare but there are plenty of other options too.

SEASIDE DAYS When the weather is warm there’s no better place to keep cool than beside the sea – even though you might need to be brave at first to bathe off the east coast. But the great thing about the Suffolk is that there’s something for everyone. For those who want who want scenery – where better to walk and experience crunching along the shingle than between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness or further up the coast past Minsmere and Dunwich. Felixstowe with its newly installed beach defences now has a good quantity of the right stuff for sand castles and if you want to stretch your legs, indulge in a spot of sea fishing and

explore our military heritage a stroll down to Languard Fort is much recommended. Walberswick and Southwold are also popular with kids and parents alike and when the thrill of getting wet and sandy start to pall there’s always great enthusiasm for crabbing particularly around the harbour. Of course at Southwold if the wind blows up a visit to the famous pier – with its witty Under the Pier show and the opportunity for ice-creams is always welcome. Kites are always a good option on the east coast and all the Suffolk rivers have river beaches too – at Iken Cliff, near Felixstowe on the Orwell and on the north bank of the River Stour too.

Iken Canoes Exploring the stunning marshes on the River Alde between Snape and Iken by kayak or canoe is an experience like no other. On a hot day you’ll encounter seals basking on islets and sand banks in the middle of the stream, quite oblivious to visitors with their cameras and binoculars. You’ll witness wildlife, birds, insects and water mammals scurrying about their business on the river bank. Depending on the tide and the wind you may also find yourself having to exert more energy than you might imagine. However the views are unbelievable – and you can always tie up at Snape Maltings and get a cool drink or an ice-cream! www.ikencanoe.co.uk Boat trips There are several options worth checking out offering a range of different experiences. At Southwold there’s the thrill of a high-

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courses. For younger ones Alton Water Sports Centre (www.altonwater.co.uk) has a range of weekly holiday courses including sailing and windsurfing – ideal for keeping holiday boredom at bay. Alternatively if you want a luxury sailing experience Viking Mariners in Ipswich (www.vikingmariners.co.uk) has a range of options to allow you to sit back and just enjoy the view.

powered rib boat with Coastal Voyager (www. coastalvoyager.co.uk). If you want something more sedate The Lady Florence offers cruises on the Alde and Ore with excellent food (www.ladyflorence.co.uk). Take in the wildlife with a boat trip along the Alde from Snape Maltings or try Deben Cruises sailing from Waldringfield (www. Debencruises.co.uk) or Orwell River Cruises from Ipswich (www.orwellrivercruises.co.uk). Maritime Ipswich, August 24-26 Following the success of last year’s Maritime Ipswich festival, which was attended by around 60,000 people, this free event is being repeated this summer. It brings together all things nautical along with Ipswich’s maritime past and present. Open from 10am-6pm the spectacular Waterfront will be the place to enjoy live traditional music, dancing, historical reenactments, a variety of stalls, food, beer festival and a firework display too.

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The The Helmingham Helmingham Festival Festival of Classic & Sports of Classic & Sports Cars Cars Sunday 4th August 2013 Sunday 4th August 2013 A wonderful day out for car enthusiasts and the whole A wonderful day out for car enthusiasts and the whole family. Every year there is an amazing range of exhibiting family. Every year there is an amazing range of exhibiting vehicles displayed in front of the magnificent moated vehicles displayed in front of the magnificent moated Helmingham Hall, surrounded by an ancient deer park Helmingham Hall, surrounded by an ancient deer park and Grade 1 listed gardens. Concourse display down the and Grade 1 listed gardens. Concourse display down the main drive throughout the day. Supporting East Anglia’s main drive throughout the day. Supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Children’s Hospices. Exhibitors: Pre-book Exhibitors: Pre-book The Events Office, Helmingham Hall, The Events Office, Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF

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Over 700 exhibiting vehicles Over 700 exhibiting vehicles Main ring entertainment Main ring entertainment Birds of prey Birds of prey Craft & trade stalls Craft & trade stalls Live music Live music Local food & drink Local food & drink Car club stands Car club stands East Anglian Motorbike East Anglian Motorbike Club Display Club Display  FREE entry into the Grade 1  FREE entry into the Grade 1 Listed Gardens Listed Gardens 10:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm Adults: £8.00 Adults: £8.00 Children (7-15 years): £3.00 Children (7-15 years): £3.00 Children under 7 years free Children under 7 years free Family Ticket: £20.00 Family Ticket: £20.00                

Bill Jackson, Thema Mundi 2013. Photographed in the middle of the night during his residency here.

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Suffolk Coast Bike Ride, August 4 What better way to explore Suffolk than by bicycle and raise money for charity too. The Suffolk Coast Bike has become something of a traditional summer event raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. Starting and finishing at the elegant Elizabethan mansion of Glemham Hall, there’s a choice of two routes of 35 and 60 miles. You’re guaranteed some enchanting scenery as both head north through pretty countryside and villages before splitting at Sibton. The short route then swings east towards Dunwich on the coast, while the longer continues north to reach Covehithe with its curious ‘Russian Doll’ churches. 
Following the coast south, the long route rejoins the short route near Dunwich, crossing open heathland back to finish back at Glemham Hall. 
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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout A stroll along Cragg Path at dusk or after dinner in Aldeburgh this summer and you’ll find artistic illuminations at the Beach Lookout Tower, which has been transformed into a very special art centre. Over the last year artists of national re-known have spent a week in residence at the tower and been inspired by Aldeburgh, the sea and the beach. The work they have created will be projected onto the tower during summer evenings for all to see. www.aldeburghbeachlookout.com

Four Ferries Explorer This is the sort of one off adventure you have to plan for – and you can either walk or take a bike and take as long as you like. The route starts in Harwich – you catch the ferry to Languard Point in Felixstowe and then make your way by road or footpath up the Suffolk coast using ferries at Bawdsey, Butley and Soutwold. Please note the Butley Ferry is only operational at weekends and Bank Holidays during the summer and in good weather.

CARNIVALS AND FETES Aldeburgh Carnival, August 17-19 For many people this is the highlight of summer and they’ll travel from the four corners of the earth for these very special few days in August. The weekend gets into full swing with the setting up of the Carnival Village. This year along with the stalls on Crag Path there will be the return of a popular traditional steam-driven Galloper Ride. On the Green, south of the Moot Hall there will be the tombola and silent auction and for the children, the Lollipop Hunt will start at 2.30pm on the beach just north of the Lifeboat Station. Sunday’s fun begins with the 10K mini marathon, taking runners through countryside to Thorpeness and back along the sea front, at 11am.  On Monday the Fair Weather Rocket heralds a full day of carnival events starting at 8.30am with swimming races in the sea (weather-permitting), children’s land sports at 9.30am, and the lifeboat launch at 11am (also weather-permitting).  In the evening, the Carnival Queen and her attendants visit the Fun Fair on Fort Green Car Park, and then it’s

back to the High Street for great entertainment in the street, starting at 6.45pm with Samba Dancers to get you dancing! The Military Band at 8.45pm will lead the incredible Chinese Lantern Procession to the beach.  The day is rounded off with a fantastic Firework Display. www.aldeburghcarnival.com

Woodbridge Carnival, July 6 For the first time in 30 year all of Woodbridge is going to be celebrating with a carnival this year on July 6. The team at Choose Woodbridge has worked to bring back the carnival with all the traditional festivities and some modern additions too. A procession of more than 20 celebratory carnival floats will take place at around 1pm along Melton Hill and the Thoroughfare culminating at Kingston Field, where there will be games, competitions, oldstyle fairground rides, a coconut shy, food stalls, displays, dancing and much more besides. www.choosewoodbridge.co.uk/ carnival-2013

Other Suffolk carnivals include: Stowmarket Carnival, July 19-21 www.stowmarketcarnival.co.uk Felixstowe Carnival, August 10-11 www.felixstowecarnival.org Beccles Carnival, August 17 and 18 www.becclescranival.co.uk Lavenham Carnival, August 26 Thorpeness Fireworks, August 24 at dusk

Beatrix Potter Day, Melford Hall It comes as a surprise to many people to hear that Beatrix Potter has a connection with Suffolk. It turns out she was a frequent visitor to Melford Hall as members of her family lived there and there are a number or original mementos on display. So the National Trust is celebrating on July 26 with an event around The Further Tale of Beatrix Potter, a new book written by Emma Thompson. It promises to be a good day for the whole family to enjoy. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melford-hall   Suffolk Punch Trust The Suffolk Punch Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Suffolk’s unique history and is home to the Hollesley Bay Colony Stud which has been breeding the extremely rare Suffolk Horse for over 200 years. The summer’s foals are always an attraction but there are some special events coming up too. On August 10 there’s a family horse and dog show and on August 25 and 26 there’s Something Suffolk – a two-day event with working Suffolk Horse demonstrations, craft stalls, entertainments and traditional music. www.suffolkpunchtrust.org

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Every dog must have its day and Suffolk’s annual celebration of all things canine does amazing good work for charity too. Anne Gould finds out more about dog owners and their pets With Suffolk Dog Day firmly marked on the calendar – this year for July 28th at Helmingham Hall – its success has clearly got a lot to do with the unique bond dogs have with their owners. Every year the event, a major fundraiser for the Suffolk Community Foundation, is more successful than the last. This year’s event again promises to be a great family day out with two main rings of displays and fun dog show competitions, there will be live music throughout the with ‘Doggytude’ – a selection of local bands - as well as the perennial favourite attractions such as the agility ring and Doglympics. The show will be opened by Emma Freud. In the meantime and in the run up to the event Places&Faces has done a little bit of investigation with some of our readers to find out why they think their dog is their best friend. INFORMATION Suffolk Dog Day, Helmingham Hall July 28th www.suffolkdogday.com

PADDY BISHOP - of Paddy&Scott’s What is the name of your dog and how long have you had him? My dog is called Oscar and he was my 30th Birthday present so ten years old. What breed is he and why did you choose this breed? He is a Border Terrier and the two things we were looking for in a dog was size but most importantly needing to be baby and children friendly. Border Terriers are very well known for being family friendly and we’re proof as my three children are its best friend. Who walks him and where? Does he need a lot of walking? My wife and I both walk Oscar. Being a Terrier they do need exercise and he is currently walking four miles a day with me as we both try and lose a few pounds!! Does he get into mischief? Oscar is great in the house but like a typical Terrier is very independent and likes to take himself off. I cannot tell you how much we have spent on fencing to try and stop him running off, always to come back, but our worry was always when he ventured on the road. Do you have any tips for people for people who might be thinking about getting this breed? Make sure you have a well-fenced garden and have time to exercise them!

JAMES BUCKLE - farmer, entrepreneur and the new Chairman of the Suffolk Community Foundation What is the name of your dog and how long have you had him? I’ve had Jack for ten years. What breed is he and why did you choose this breed? He’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback and we got him because we love dogs that move beautifully. Does he need a lot of walking? Jack does not need a lot of walking but he goes with me everywhere and walks about a foot behind me wherever we go. Does he get into mischief? He is pathetic, he is terrified most of the time, he rushes round with his tail between his legs and is a complete wuss! He’s a fantastic dog though. Do you have any tips for people thinking about getting this breed? Jack, like many Ridgebacks, is prone to skin problems and he’s not very tough. He really needs to be sitting on the sofa. If he does go off he comes limping back because he has hurt something.

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IAIN JAMIE - Chairman of Suffolk Dog Day What are the names of your dogs and how long have you had them?  Nala is a Yellow Lab and Baggy is a Black Lab. Baggy was given to us as a wedding present five years ago coming all the way from Scotland and Nala is coming up for three years old. What breed are they and why did you choose this breed?  They are both Labradors, chosen as they are great companions and superb dogs to have with children. We liked the diverse role of the labs as I use them for shooting but also they are through and through family dogs. Do they need a lot of walking?  We live in the middle of a farm so are fortunate to have some fabulous Suffolk countryside to walk across and they are fortunate dogs to get to wander so freely. Do they get into mischief?  Always great to have two dogs as they love to play with each other. Nala particularly loves stealing the children’s toys and hiding them in the garden!! Baggy weighs in at 42kg so very big, but you will always see him in the garden with the two boys crawling all over him and is the most amazingly soft dog. Any tips for people thinking about getting this breed? Just be aware they need a lot of exercise and certainly like their food. Even the best dogs in the world need to be carefully watched around children. These dogs are great companions but make sure you have the room, especially if they are as big as Baggy!

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What are the names of your dogs and how long have you had them? Ella and Louis, named after two of our favourite ‘duetting’ jazz singers Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. They are brother and sister and a real ‘double act’. What sort of breed are they and why did you choose them? Miniature Schnauzers. An absolutely brilliant breed ‘at the softer/easier end of the Terrier scale.’ They have the most terrific personalities, very affectionate, intelligent, funny, confident, happy and adaptable. Brilliant family dogs. They don’t shed their coats at all, which is a huge bonus, but does mean they need clipping every couple of months!  Do they need a lot of walking? They will walk as much or as little as you like. It’s really what they get used to. We have friends who have them very much as outward bound country dogs and others more as city dogs or house pets. Ella and Louis are a bit of both and they fit in brilliantly around our sometimes crazy lifestyle. Either way, like any dog, they need a good half hour walk two or three times a day, but they’ll keep going much longer if you want them to. In Suffolk they love going out in the woods around the River Orwell, in London they have their regular friends they meet up with in the park.   Do they get into mischief? They have memories like elephants, are very much creatures of habit and miss absolutely nothing. They’ve never been really naughty or destructive (even as puppies), but they are quite bold and vocal and we probably should have worked harder on their training when they were younger! So, any advice for someone thinking about buying this breed? They have become a very popular breed in recent years, so choosing a reputable breeder and seeing both parents is really important. Also, whilst they are a really robust breed, you do need to make sure they have all the necessary paperwork and are fully vet checked.

KAY WHITE - Suffolk author and entrepreneur What are the names of your dogs and how long have you had them?   Our dogs - three rescue Lurchers - are called Bolly, Gina and Pharaoh.  Bolly (Bollinger!) was our first rescue in 2002, Gina the second in 2004 and then Pharaoh in 2011. Why did you choose this breed?   Lurchers are greyhounds-crossed-with-a and Bolly is a Dobermann cross, Gina a smooth Border Collie cross and Pharaoh a Saluki cross.  They’re really easy company was our main consideration.  Very relaxed and laid back around the house, it’s like having three large rugs and they’re quiet and very cool i.e. no yapping, barking and fretting.   Who walks them and where? Do they need a lot of walking?   I walk them in the week for about 40 minutes to an hour every morning and my husband walks them at the weekends. The walks are as much good for us as they are for them.  We only let two off at a time as they can sometimes ‘pack up’ and completely ignore us!  They’re not quite so brave when we separate them.  I walk at various local woods and country parks we have near us and then we also go to the beach for a ‘blast’ at Dunwich in the dunes.   Do they get into mischief?   The only real mischief would be ‘thieving’ when we first took each of them in.  They’d all been abandoned or found on their own and, of course, fending for themselves.  They soon grow out of this when they realise that regular food appears for them.  I’ve had a couple of embarrassing moments over the years.  When we first had Gina, I took her to stay with some friends and, from upstairs, we heard an almighty crash as the large cooked ham on a family-heirloom plate came crashing to the ground.  Another time was finding just a pile of sweet wrappers on Christmas morning and the help-yourself-jar completely empty.  No one admitted to that incident. Do you have any tips for people for people who might be thinking about getting this breed? To always consider going the rescue route before paying for a puppy!  There are so


Suffolk Dog Day many of them waiting at Rescue Centres and they always want to check you out and make sure the dog is a fit for you.   Sharing your life with a Lurcher is truly a blessing - they’re loyal, fun, faithful, grateful, fast and easy-to-be with.  My husband says they’re very much like me - long legs and a big nose.  I consider that a compliment as I find them graceful, smart and fast!  One good stride out a day is good for both of you and then, goodnight.

FIONA MELROSE - author and Suffolk Writers Circle organizer  What are the names of your dogs and how long have you had them? They are called Maggie and Phoebe and they are

both four years old. What breed are they and why did you choose this breed? Maggie is a Jack Russell cross. Terriers are known for bravery and cheekiness and she has both! Phoebe is a Labrador cross flat coat retriever. I chose Phoebe as she is the daughter of my brother’s Labrador Bella - it was more for personal reasons than breed! Do they need a lot of walking? Mine get two walks a day of a minimum of 45 minutes each. I believe that if you have dogs you owe it to them to keep them healthy and fit- also it keeps my two out of mischief! I use Happi Days Dog Care in Rendlesham a lot too - lots of activities for them. Do they get into mischief? Yes! Mostly food related! They will have a go at stealing anything edible. They are getting better with age. Do you have any tips for people thinking about getting this breed? They are both wonderful dogs - lots of exercise and affection required. Flat coats bond very strongly to their owner so need to be given confidence to be without you. Terriers can be willful and independent. Maggie is both of these!

LORD TOLLEMACHE - of Helmingham Hall What is the name of your dog and what breed is he? His name is Maestro and he’s a Cocker Spaniel Who walks him, where and for how long? He needs a huge amount of exercise each day with walks around the garden and estate here at Helmingham. Does he get into mischief?                        He never gets into mischief - he is well-trained as a sporting dog. Do you have any tips for people for people who might be thinking about getting this breed? Without question I think they’re the most affectionate breed of dog, and brilliant if carefully trained by a Cocker Spaniel specific trainer, but remember they need to cover around 20 miles a day!

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For most of us our dogs are our pets – but for some people their four-legged friend literally changes their life ith a soft toy in his mouth Whisper, the chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel is surely one of those puppies that will melt the hearts of everyone who looks at him, but his life is going to be so much more than being a pretty face. Thanks to the Hearing Care Centre in Ipswich he’s going to be trained to be the ears of a deaf 28 | placesandfaces.co.uk

person somewhere in Suffolk. The company has dedicated its fundraising to Hearing Dogs for The Deaf over the last seven years and Whisper is the third dog entrepreneur Karen Finch, and her team have sponsored. According to the charity hearing dogs literally transform the lives of deaf people turning loneliness and isolation into independence and confidence.

A recent survey showed that the introduction of a hearing dog can help to alleviate some of the emotional and psychological affects commonly associated with deafness. The research showed that a startling three quarters of recipients said that prior to having a hearing dog they had at some point either felt depressed or suicidal. Four in five recipients said that hearing loss had


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Four in five recipients said that hearing loss had left them feeling lonely while 78 per cent said that being made to feel isolated was another negative emotion associated with their deafness. It is, however, in the home where Jack has had the most impact. “My partner works shifts, and Jack gives me the confidence to be in the house on my own because I know he will tell me if the doorbell was ringing, or the cooker alarm is sounding”. To date Hearing Dogs for the Deaf has trained more than 1,600 dogs and the breeding, training and lifelong care of each dog is £45,000. The breeds that are chosen to become hearing dogs are typically Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Poodles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels but some cross breeds are also suitable too. Lara Beckerleg with Jack Hearing Dogs not only has its own breeding scheme but also adopts from rescue centres as left them feeling lonely while 78 per cent said and when a suitable puppy is identified. that being made to feel isolated was another Matthew Coward, spokesman for The Hearing negative emotion associated with their deafness. Care Centre in Ipswich said, “We firmly believe However, the introduction of a hearing dog we should play an active part in the local – trained to alert their owners to important communities where all of our patients and household sounds and danger signals such as employees live and work. the alarm clock, doorbell and smoke or fire alarm “The Hearing Care Centre – made a truly life-changing impact. also has a tradition of A total of 92 per cent of those surveyed said encouraging charitable that after being partnered with a hearing dog, donations, and of supporting they felt more secure, while 89 per cent said that voluntary activity and they felt that they were far more approachable fundraising by employees, so when out in public with a hearing dog – we’ve been proud supporters identified through its special burgundy jacket of Hearing Dogs For Deaf – by their side. People. Hearing dogs change The Hearing Care Centre’s first dog was Jack as lives. They alert their deaf a result of fundraising efforts in 2006. owners to sounds we take for His deaf recipient was Lara Beckerleg from granted, providing greater Ipswich who was born profoundly deaf and independence, confidence unlike people who lose their hearing later in life, and security.” she never felt she had really missed sounds.  Matthew continued In an interview about a year and a half after “In 2006 we set ourselves receiving Jack she explained, “what you’ve never a target to raise enough had you don’t miss.” money for a dog and we did “When I first met Jack I fell in love with him. that by organising a variety Since he has been with me he has made such a of events including a bowls huge difference. He is one of the quickest and tournament, a chocolate keenest hearing dogs anyone has ever seen, and tasting evening and a magic has even demonstrated his skills on regional night. The result was Jack.”  television to help publicise the work of Hearing The following year thanks Dogs! to wine and cheese evenings, “He goes everywhere with me, even to two a race night and a pudding weddings where he wore a dickie bow! People club they sponsored a are so much more aware that I am deaf now second dog called Darren, when they see Jack wearing his Hearing Dogs’ who was also been placed jacket, and we are always stopped when out with a deaf recipient in shopping so that people can ask about him.” Suffolk.

“In late 2008/2009 we set another target of another £5,000, and raised money for the Hearing Dogs East Anglia Puppy Scheme. “Since then the fund raising has continued with quiz nights, murder mystery evenings, cake bake sales, charity walks, music in the park events and much more and as a result the charity has rewarded us by allocating a brand new hearing dog puppy .” Matthew said they’ve also been lucky enough to be able to name him ourselves, and through a competition that was run with their clients, the name chosen was ‘Whisper’. “This means we will also be following his progress as he grows up, begins socialising in the home, starts his hearing dog training and eventually is placed with a deaf recipient, hopefully in the Suffolk area,” he added. INFORMATION www.hearingdogs.org.uk www.hearingcarecentre.co.uk

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THE THANKFUL VILLAGES OF SUFFOLK

Summer is the best time of year to be a motorcyclist and this month riders from across the country will be taking part in a very special event of remembrance in aid of the Royal British Legion. Anne Gould finds out more about their visit to Suffolk

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very November eleventh villages, towns, cities around the UK fall silent at their war memorial to remember the many men and women who have given their lives in battle for our freedom. That is apart from 51 communities – collectively known as The Thankful Villages – which sent men off to the Great War, but had the immense good fortune that they all returned home. In many ways, considering the heartbreaking death toll of an estimated 1.6 million of the 1914-18 War and the great communal scar this left on the face of Great Britain – it’s astonishing that these villages exist at all. There are a further 14, which also escaped loss of life in the 1939-45 War and are known as the Doubly Thankful Villages.

But of course they all paid a price their young men, the fathers, the sons, the husbands, the brothers may have survived but they returned injured physically and mentally by their time in the trenches. Two Suffolk communities, Culpho and South Elmham St Michael are among those 51, and on July 31 will be taking part in the first ever national Thankful Villages run, which is a very special motorcyle ride linking all of the UK’s Thankful Villages with the aim of raising £51,000 for the Royal British Legion. Although Culpho is no more than a small hamlet, the community has already raised £1,000 toward the total through fund-raising and a special charity bridge and tea event at Little Bealings village hall. There’s also to be a special service of thanks


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and remembrance at St Botolph’s Culpho, one of only two during the 2,500 mile ride, conducted by Canon Pauline Stentiford, for villagers and up to forty local support riders too. Only two riders are doing the whole ride, Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft both members of the Aberystwyth and District Motorcycle Action Group. Their journey will start at Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, near Aberystwyth, on July 27 and will finish nine days later. The event has already attracted an enormous amount of local and national press coverage and sponsorship with all the villages on route eager to support them on their way. Medwyn says,“We are asking nothing of any of the places that we will visit.” However it seems the response from communities has just been ‘brilliant’. “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of complete strangers. Amazing things have happened, like Herbrandston rescheduling their church fete and carnival so they could accommodate our visit. Both Woolley and Culpho are providing church services while we’re there.” According to Lynette Chapman, spokesman for the Culpho fundraisers, it’s hoped that they will be escorted through Suffolk by local motorcylists who support the cause in addition

Bridge players Fay Cowdry and Antonia Stevenson enjoying afternoon tea to a representative of the Royal British Legion and a photographer. She said, “The story of the Thankful Villages seems to strike a chord with everyone – a celebration of joy for a few settlements during the time of so much horror.” Culpho is looking forward to welcoming the riders and anyone who wishes to meet them or join the church service, at 9.30am on July 31, is very welcome, she said.

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ldeburgh, one of Suffolk’s best loved towns, will be holding Independents’ Day celebrations from Thursday 4 July until Saturday 6 July to support the many and varied independent shops and businesses in the town. Building on the success of last year’s event, Sue Fletcher of Caramel Boutique and Claire Bruce-Clayton of Lawson’s Delicatessen, with the support of the Aldeburgh Business Association, have extended the event to cover three days. Residents and visitors to the town will have plenty of opportunity to take advantage of offers, raffles and masterclasses in the vibrant high street, to attend the charity lunch and cinema screening on Friday 5 July and to join the magnificent beach concert on Saturday 6 July. The thriving high street is full of local businesses that serve the community’s

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everyday needs – butcher, baker, hardware shop, pharmacy, post office and newsagent, and the rich diversity means one can also buy everything from books and artist’s materials, unusual gifts, fresh flowers, men’s, ladies and children’s fashions, jewellery and fine art to vintage garden ornaments, fine wine, olives and traditional sweets. On Thursday 4 July, travel into the high street on Ermintrude, Tony Buckland’s vintage bus, which will shuttle around Aldeburgh throughout the day; decorate gingerbread at Chopping’s Hill Café, visit the unique Best of Suffolk 1928 house in Saxmundham Road, watch free masterclasses outside many businesses, including, amongst others, Salter’s butchers, Tony Pick Photography and The Brudenell Hotel. Learn about Thai cookery at David’s Place, listen to music from the Broadside Boys, get your jewellery cleaned at Riley and Riley, enjoy a cream tea in style at the Wentworth Hotel and watch artist, Corrie Barclay paint the town colourful outside Avocet. Whilst enjoying the shopping, buskers and atmosphere, people will be able to benefit local charities on Friday 5 July. Local residents, Alan and Bernadette Eklid, have generously given their time to work with the Aldeburgh Cinema to arrange a free screening of the 1940’s classic ‘The Shop around the Corner’ at 5pm and to organise a charity lunch and quiz at the White Lion Hotel in aid of Aldeburgh United Charities and Assisting Charities in Suffolk. At the charity lunch, Michael Gidney, executive director of Fairtrade will be giving an insight to the organisation and Aldeburgh

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Research shows that a pound spent in a local business stays in the local economy for five more transactions, whereas a pound spent in a national business lasts just two! resident, Peter Harris will be displaying old photographs of Aldeburgh High Street in the past. Events will continue on Saturday 6 July, when mayor, Sara Fox, will attend a book launch at 12 noon of Tim Coate’s new publication at The Aldeburgh Bookshop; coffee lovers can get barista training at Chopping’s Hill; food tastings will take place outside Lawson’s Delicatessen and more free masterclasses will take place on the high

street. The entertainment will culminate with the fantastic 60’s by the Sea concert, taking place on the beach from 5.30pm and organised by the White Lion Hotel. Aldeburgh is renowned for excellent food and there’s plenty of places to stop for a snack, fish and chips or lunch in a restaurant. You can wander over to the fishing huts, buy freshly caught crab, lobster or bass to take home for supper, then indulge in an ice cream, tea and cakes or a pint of Adnam’s before you head home. Sue and Claire want visitors to the town over the three days to enjoy the atmosphere and to buy at least one item from an independent retailer to help safeguard the future of the high street and support the local economy. Research shows that a pound spent in a local business stays in the local economy for five more transactions, whereas a pound spent in a national business lasts just two!


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Aldeburgh Fish and Chips – The original fish and chip shop which put Aldeburgh on the culinary map. Cooked while you wait and then wrapped into a delicious hot package to take home or enjoy on the beach 226 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5DB www.aldeburghfishandchips.co.uk

Bedfords -The East Anglian Estate Agents selling property from cottages to country houses 145 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AN Tel: 01728 454505 Email: michaelbedford@bedfords.co.uk www.bedfords.co.uk

Crisps Paramount Garage Ltd- Est.1977, Renault & Dacia dealer, new & used car sales, MOT, Service & Repairs  to all makes and models, car & van self drive hire. Snape road, Knodishall, Saxmundham, IP17 1UQ 01728 830509 email: sales@renaultsuffolk.co.uk www.renaultsuffolk.co.uk

Lawsons - Specialist food shop, quality provisions, freshly prepared meals to take home and fabulous picnic hampers. 138 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 454052 Email: info@lawsonsdelicatessen.co.uk www.lawsonsdelicatessen.co.uk

O & C Butcher - Menswear, ladieswear & footwear from Olsen, Oui, NYDJ, Barbour, Gant, Timberland, Sebago & more. 129-131 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AS Tel: 01728 452229 Email: info@ocbutcher.co.uk www.ocbutcher.co.uk

Slaugden Wines - Fine Wine Merchants.  We offer well-made high quality wines at good prices with free local delivery for 12 bottles or more. 142 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 454445 Email: sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk www.richardkihl.ltd.uk

The Aldeburgh Market - The Aldeburgh Market sells fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, bread and deli products. The in-house Market Cafe uses all of these to prepare modern, exciting food. Open Daily 8.30 - 5.00 170-172 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BU Tel: 01728 452520 Email: info@thealdeburghmarket.co.uk www.thealdeburghmarket.co.uk

Aldeburgh Music - A place of energy and inspiration for music and the arts Box office: 152 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 687110 Email: boxoffice@aldeburgh.co.uk www.aldeburgh.co.uk

The Brudenell – The 4 star Brudenell is a privately owned hotel, restaurant and bar situated in a wonderful seafront setting with panoramic sea views, just a step away from Aldeburgh’s shingle beach. The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BU Tel: 01728 452071 Email: info@brudenellhotel.co.uk www.brudenellhotel.co.uk

Caramel - Ladies Fashion boutique selling Masai, Sahara, Yacco Maricard, People Tree and Evelin Brandt & more. 140 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 452141 Email: enquiries@caramel-aldeburgh.co.uk www.caramel-aldeburgh.co.uk

Fleur - Contemporary ladieswear selling collections from Sandwich, Jackpot, Part Two, Seasalt & more. 166 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 454822 Email: info@fleuraldeburgh.co.uk www.fleuraldeburgh.co.uk

The Lighthouse Restaurant – Open every day, lunchtime and evening. Pop in and enjoy fabulous local seasonal produce cooked and served by Sam and the team. 77 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AU Tel: 01728 453377 Email: info@lighthouserestaurant.co.uk www.lighthouserestaurant.co.uk

Riley & Riley – Independent specialists of contemporary and traditional diamond rings wedding rings and jewellery. Jewellery repairs, restorations and commissions. Watch straps, batteries and repairs. Jewellery hand-made on the premises. 122 - 124 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AB Tel: 01728 452431 Email: mark@rileyandriley.co.uk www.rileyandriley.co.uk

The Wentworth Hotel – Aldeburgh’s only truly independent hotel, owned by the same family since 1920. A blend of the traditional and modern, with spacious lounges, a 2 rosette restaurant and beautiful garden areas. All a stone’s throw from the beach. Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BD Tel: 01728 452312 Email: stay@wentworth-aldeburgh.co.uk www.wentworth-aldeburgh.com

Flick & Son - Aldeburgh’s only firm of Chartered Surveyors, Flick & Son is an independent practice which has specialised in representing property owners as agents, valuers & surveyors on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast since 1833 and is unequalled for both its experience & its success. 134 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 452469 Email: aldeburgh@flickandson.co.uk www.flickandson.co.uk

Munchies – Restaurant, café and bar offering a fine selection of great value fresh local homemade food and thirst quenching drink. 163-165 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AN Tel: 01728 454566 Email: info@aldeburghmunchies.co.uk www.aldeburghmunchies.co.uk

Runaway coast - Offering a lovely selection of beautiful fabrics, bed linens, as well as curtain make up, and a host of accessories all made in Suffolk. 20% off all fabrics in store from Thursday 4th July until Sunday 7th July 2013 to celebrate Independents Day in Aldeburgh. 144 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 454368 Email: info@runawaycoast.com www.runawaycoast.com

The White Lion – A relaxed hotel, bar and brassiere situated on the beachfront in Aldeburgh.  We are passionate about creating imaginative menus using the abundance of fresh, local seasonal produce. Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BJ Tel: 01728 452720 Email: info@whitelion.co.uk www.whitelion.co.uk ® 37

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SUFFOLK’S KNITTING BOOM

If you want to be creative these days, knitting and crochet are one of the most fashionable ways to use your artistic skills.  Anne Gould speaks to Karen Moggridge who is leading the way. nitter or non-knitter, Karen Moggridge’s shop, TWIST on Woodbridge’s Market Hill, beckons you in with the promise of a colour experience like no other. With numerous exquisite yarns - wool, silk, alpaca, cashmere, cotton - of every hue and shade of the rainbow, the desire to immerse yourself in her world feels almost overwhelming. Little wonder then that she’s initiated a knitting boom not just in Suffolk but far and wide with customers in Colchester, Cambridge, Norwich, London and beyond. It’s not just seasoned knitters who are knocking on the door of her shop - there are 38 | placesandfaces.co.uk

increasing numbers of people of all ages and abilities who are seeking to learn and improve their knitting and crochet skills at one of the many classes and workshops. For Karen it has been a dream come true and what she is offering is something quite different to traditional wool shops.  “I have had TWIST (it was always going to be called that) growing as an idea since I was in my twenties.  I moved to Suffolk 20 years ago and have always thought Number One Market Hill to be the perfect shop. TWIST opened two years ago and is now the largest stockist of Rowan yarns in East Anglia. The shop also stocks a vast range of other yarns

including Artesano, Debbie Bliss, Millamia, Noro, Fyberspates and Sublime with over 120 jewelled colours of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift - perfect for Fair Isle. Knitting and crochet skills seem to have dwindled over the years.  Recently however the interest has been reignited.  The trend for hand knitted and crocheted items for the home - cushions and throws - along with beautiful designs for garments and  accessories has encouraged people to pick up their needles and create something unique.    Karen has developed a fabulous large, bright and airy studio workroom.  It is


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TWIST is a fantastic yarn shop with lots of lovely yarn and accessories and lots of space, …there are rows and rows of gorgeous yarns and stacks of books to browse through on the comfy sofas. Karen runs a range of exciting workshops and is looking to increase her events programme in the future -Jane Crowfoot

As a business, we work very much in harmony with Twist with its commitment to quality yarns and outstanding customer service. Twist is now the largest stockist of Rowan yarns in East Anglia; the beautiful and creative displays which fully complement the yarns cannot fail to motivate not only the beginner but also the experienced knitter. -Sharon Northcott, Rowan Yarns peaceful, relaxed with stunning views across St. Mary’s Parish churchyard – the perfect environment for any creative project. There is a varied and exciting programme of workshops and classes to suit beginners through to the most experienced and regular

visiting tutors including Jane Crowfoot, Erica Pask and Debbie Abrahams. At Knit Groups on Tuesdays mornings and Friday afternoons the group get together to work on their own projects with tea and cake too. These are really fun sessions, knitters are very generous with their knowledge and always ready to help if someone is in a muddle. Knit Surgery is on the second Saturday morning of each month and this is a time that people can get help from a tutor.  Often people drop in to knit with us on this session. Regular courses and clubs take place on Wednesday evenings. This summer Jane Crowfoot will be at TWIST for a one day workshop Knitting Fair Isle in the Round using eight colours and Erica Pask will be teaching Next Step Crochet Lavender Heart. Sock club will launch in September. A different sock each month with a hank of yummy sock yarn. TWIST has a great team  – friendly, knowledgeable and happy to give advice with a comfy sofa to sit and browse the vast book and pattern range. For those who are really keen there is also an outing each year to the annual Knit and Stitch Show at Alexandra Palace.  “The first

year there were 13 of us.  Now we take a 53 seater coach and it books out at an amazing speed.” So what’s the attraction?  Karen says knitting and crochet are very therapeutic, almost an antidote to modern living.  It is also portable, you can take it on holiday, it’s relaxing and a creative alternative to the television.

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INFORMATION TWIST Number One Market Hill Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4LP Tel: 01394 386460 Email info@twistshop.co.uk www.twistshop.co.uk Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

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Health

Ian Milne

Nuffield Health Ipswich launches a unique service to local patients uffield Health was formed over 50 years ago to give consumers choice in healthcare. Care in their private hospitals is available to everyone, and not just to those with private medical insurance. Whether you are waiting for an operation or simply want quick access to a diagnosis. With this in mind, Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital is set to launch a unique service to local patients who require common surgical procedures. For the first time, patients choosing to have their care outside of the NHS will have no time limits placed on their aftercare following procedures like hip replacements or hernia repair. The Ipswich hospital, part of the Nuffield Health Charity, is launching the service in light of recent high profile concerns about patient care, both in the Independent sector and the NHS. The move is significant as currently providers of private healthcare offer only shortterm guarantees of up to 28 days to patients following surgical procedures. The new initiative also provides assurance and guarantees about treatment and treatment prices, often hidden by clinics offering cut-price healthcare, and who provide neither follow up nor assistance should anything go wrong. Ian Milne, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Ipswich, said: “Our relationship with our patients does not end when they walk out of our hospital. Wherever possible, we will provide follow up advice, treatment and care for as long as our patients may need it.” The initiative is aimed at self-funding patients who are having traditional elective surgical procedures, including hip and knee

replacements, weight loss surgery, cataract surgery and hernia removal. Ian, who has recently joined Nuffield Ipswich from The Oaks in Colchester, is passionate about developing new services at the hospital and a firm believer in patient choice.

procedures which are offered by us with no waiting time.” Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital is a modern purpose-built hospital set in twenty acres of woodland to the east of Ipswich. They offer patients the highest levels of service and

Our relationship with our patients does not end when they walk out of our hospital. Wherever possible, we will provide follow up advice, treatment and care for as long as our patients may need it. “There are strong opportunities for us to work with Clinical Commissioning Groups to support the increase level of public funded work through Patience Choice.” Explains Ian. “Patients can choose which hospital they are seen in accordance with what matters to them most, whether it is location, waiting times, reputation, clinical performance, visiting policies, parking facilities or other patients’ comments. It is important that you talk to your GP about your options, as a choice of hospital is usually available for most patients and in most circumstances. We will be supporting local trusts with waiting time initiatives, as people can choose Nuffield Health for NHS treatments, but in the first instance you should always talk to your GP about your options. However if you are waiting for an operation you can always instantly opt for treatment at the Nuffield even without medical insurance. We offer a self-pay option, with an all-inclusive cost, no hidden extras. Cataract removal, knee and hip replacement and hernias are just a few

comfort with access to the most up-to-date medical equipment. The hospital itself is extremely well equipped and provides 17 private consulting rooms for outpatient appointments. A total of 46 private bedrooms (including 2 recliner rooms) with en-suite facilities, which ensures complete privacy. There is also a range of top class specialist departments, fitted with the latest equipment and designed to meet the needs of patients. INFORMATION Nuffield Ipswich Hospital Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5SW 01473 279100 www.nuffieldhealth.com

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PUB WALKS

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This month’s walk is from the Greyhound Inn at Pettistree, near Wickham Market inding new routes for dog walks that are virtually on the doorstep is always a bonus and this month’s route is an absolute gem. Pettistree is a particularly pretty village just off the A12 between Woodbridge and Wickham Market. There are a number of picture postcard cottages, a very handsome church and of course the ever welcoming Greyhound Inn. As well as affording the walker some absolutely stunning views this walk will be popular with those that prefer the way underfoot to be predictable and firm as much of it follows well laid out tracks with a reasonable surface. However, if your walking apparel tends to include shorts I would swap them for a pair of long trousers for this time as there is one short section in particular where, at this time of year, tall nettles grow along a narrow stretch of the path and could result in a sting or two. We’ve mentioned the need for an agile dog to negotiate styles on previous walks and this is another where you’ll need to either encourage your dog over the styles or be

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Not least for the opportunity to stop at the Greyhound Inn and sample Stewart & Louise McKenzie’s ‘Scottish twist’ on good Suffolk produce.


THE WALK Distance: Approx. 3.5 miles Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes Terrain: Flat with short stretches on minor roads (some styles) Stops: The Greyhound Ordinance Survey Map: Explorer 212 Start point OS reference: 298 549 As always please keep your dog under close control and follow any advisory signs. For a printable version of this and previous walks go to www.placesandfaces.co.uk/dog-walks 1. From the Greyhound car park turn right towards the church. 2. Walk out of the village and after the Village Hall turn immediately left on to a well-marked public footpath. 3. At the road (Thong Hall Road) turn right and immediately left joining another well-marked footpath. The path continues between the farm buildings to Grove Road. 4. Cross Grove Road (at Grove Farm) and continue on the track ahead (signposted Fen Cottages). Continue along the concrete path, ignoring any turnings, until the path forks (just past the lake) and the track enters private property. Instead take the right hand fork and the path that continues along the tree line. 5. At the road turn right and continue for 75 yards until you reach the public footpath sign on the left. 6. There are two paths, take the left hand path into the trees. The path follows tight to the hedgerow on the right. 7. As you pass Byng Hall the path forks. Take the left hand fork and cross the style at the metal gate. Continue straight ahead to another metal gate and style and turn immediately left. 8. Having turned left follow the path around the fence line along the stream. Cross the style and little bridge and continue along the mown path to the right crossing in front of the house. Follow the yellow footpath arrow to cross the stream again and the path continues up some steps. 9. Continue left along the tree line until the path meets and arable field. Turn right and head towards the main road which you’ll see and hear ahead of you. When you meet the fence turn left and continue to skirt the field until you meet Java Lodge Road. 10. Turn left on to Java Lodge Road. Continue along the lane until you reach the 30 speed limit sign at Pettistree. (approx. 5 minutes) 11. At the speed limit sign turn right following the footpath arrow through the treeline at the edge of the field (the entrance is beside a large yellow road grit box). Continue along the path to Green Farm. 12. The path continues ahead through Green Farm veering to the left to a style. Cross the style and pass through a small paddock (passing a wooden stables on your right) and exit to the road over the style ahead of you. 13. At the road turn right, the Greyhound Inn is ahead of you. Words and photographs: Lesley Rawlinson

Stewart and Louise McKenzie welcome you to the Greyhound Inn Pettistree. One of the oldest pubs in Suffolk in a beautiful village setting. Chef Louise handcrafts the seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients. Stewart serves a selection of local ales and an expanding array of single malt whiskys. Lovely garden with village church vista Water bowls and biscuits provided for friendly dogs!

Set menu served Tuesday to Friday, 2 courses £10.95, 3 courses £13.95 A la Carte Menu, Snacks & Platters always available Monthly world food nights exploring the tastes of Louise and Stewart’s favourite countries. Check our website and Facebook page for further updates. Open Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm Food served 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm Food served All day

The Street, Pettistree, Nr Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0HP

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JUST MESSING ABOUT ON

THE RIVER

Lesley Rawlinson takes a river tour along the Alde from Snape Maltings to Iken church

s Rat exclaimed to Mole in the timeless tale of The Wind In The Willows “Believe me, there is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats!”. Kenneth Grahame was sure of it and I have to confess that the opportunity to take to the water always appeals to me but when you live and work in a coastal community it’s something that’s easily taken for granted so it was with a certain childish excitement that I headed out to Snape Maltings to see what was on offer, afloat. I didn’t have to look far for a willing companion either and first to call ‘dibs’ was my eighteen-year-old daughter with the words “Boat trip? I’ll come!” blurted out before anyone else got the chance. You see… it’s the call of the river! 44 | placesandfaces.co.uk

Over the years we’ve visited Snape Maltings on many occasions and for a whole host of reasons; performances in the world renowned Concert Hall, leisurely retail therapy with a spot of lunch, shopping at the farmers market and of course a great start point for walking our Golden Retriever, Darcy, along Iken Cliff but, until now, I’d not taken to the water. The boat trips at Snape Maltings are operated by Waveney River Tours and depart from the historic grain quay, from which generations of Thames Barge skippers plied their trade, and take you through the ‘narrows’ down to the tiny village of Iken before looping back to the Maltings. Sailings operate from late spring to early autumn and as the River Alde is tidal departure times vary but the trip takes around 45 minutes in all. We’d arrived in plenty of

time for the noon departure so with food never far from our minds decided to make the most of our visit and investigate the lunch options for our return. Our first stop was the new Fresh Food Pantry. Those who’ve shopped in the Snape Maltings Food Hall will know that it’s a haven for foodies. The shelves are brimming with luxury provisions – everything from handmade chocolates to local chutneys and sauces, I even spied some rather exotic looking spaceman shaped pasta! Now there’s a full range of fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce too. The Pantry includes fruit and vegetable from Newbourne Farm Shop, a broad selection of meat including Revetts sausages, smoked goods from the Artisan Smoke House and Pinneys, Hamish Johnson fine cheeses, some delicious looking jars of pâté from Ballancourt


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As we circled the river at Iken for our return journey there, on a tiny island in the middle of the channel, a Harbour Seal as well as a superb bread counter from the Pump Street Bakery complete with a selection of their rather splendid cakes and pastries. Add to this the Marybelle Dairy range, James White juices and with a little planning and forethought we could easily have loaded a picnic basket with goodies and taken lunch with us on our trip or indeed saved it to enjoy by the riverside on our return. As it wasn’t entirely picnic weather we decided we’d save our al fresco feast for another day and instead enjoy the trip and lunch back at the Maltings. We could of course have taken made to order sandwiches or cakes with us from the Granary Tea Room but instead bought a couple of take-away coffees to sup while we sailed. ‘Enchantress’ is as much bus as she is boat, with rows of forward facing bench style bus seats within her mostly glass cabin. The enormous windows protect from the easterly breeze without forfeiting any of the view and we settled into our seats to begin our river tour. The Alde navigation is still marked with Hazel and Chestnut ‘withies’, just as it would have been in the Bronze age and as we started to weave our way through the narrow channel it was clear that piloting any craft on the Alde is a very skilled affair. Within minutes, seconds even, of our departure the wildlife was apparent with Shelducks that were barely visible from behind the reeds on the river bank now in full view. We were sailing pretty much mid-way between tides

and if we’d chosen either an early or late in the day trip the mud-flats would have been exposed affording us yet another view and realm full of plant and animal life, wading birds in particular, but even with the water brimming through the reed beds we were treated to swans and herons. With eyes peeled for a prized glimpse of a Marsh Harrier we progressed along the estuary. As we left Snape Maltings behind us our guide drew attention to notable points of interest including the remnants of the original bank, broken through by a barge back in 1958 resulting in 20 acres of flooded farmlands that remain under water to this day. The smugglers cottage high on the banks between Snape and Iken and of course the beautiful thatched church of St Bultoph’s. A bonus! As we circled the river at Iken for our return journey there, on a tiny island in the middle of the channel, a Harbour Seal complete with batting eyelashes and wide grin! And as we circled further a magnificent view of a small Thames barge ‘Dinah’ moored in the river basin. Sailing back along the Alde the stunning view of Snape Maltings rising from the reed beds is one I’d only seen in photographs and could now appreciate for myself. The forty five minute trip had raced by and as we disembarked I noted we’d been travelling with happy passengers of all ages and even a couple of very well behaved dogs. It was time for lunch and when we’d

dropped into the tearooms earlier for the take-way coffees we’d spied a blackboard crammed with lunchtime specials and so jacket potatoes filled with crayfish in dill mayonnaise were the order of the day. Served with a side salad they were just what we needed. I like the informality of the tearoom; there are plenty of rustic tables inside and out but far more importantly there are more delicious home-made cakes to choose from too! INFORMATION 45 minute Alde Estuary Boat Trip Child £5 Adult £8 Snape Maltings near Aldeburgh Tel: 01728 688303 www.snapemaltings.co.uk

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Tee Side

Treats

Well known for its Golf and Spa facilities, Lesley Rawlinson visits The Park Restaurant at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel to sample the menu

like people watching. OK so some may describe it as nosiness and I suppose that to a degree it comes with the territory, but I mean just that chance to casually observe others while they go about enjoying their lives. We all have different wants and needs, different priorities and interests and these days families are generally of all shapes and sizes and so from the comfort of the bar, enjoying a pre-dinner drink with my friends, it was no surprise to see a broad spectrum of 46 | placesandfaces.co.uk

folks making the most of the superb facilities at Ufford Park Woodbridge. There was certainly a family making the most of the half term break - young children, impeccably behaved, recounting the adventures of the day to their parents. A large family group that appeared to be celebrating a birthday, a golfing four ready to enjoy an evening meal after a hard day on the course and more than one business person relaxing for the evening. Like us there were also other

smaller groups and couples, all able to find a comfy sofa, bar side seat or table to enjoy the view. That accessibility, the ‘open to all’ attitude and space to enjoy the surroundings is, for me, key to enjoying Ufford Park. Whether resident, visiting to use the spa or golfing facilities or just casually using the bar and restaurant there’s an ease that envelopes you. The hotel is set in 120 acres of stunning park land and as we moved through to the


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restaurant to take up our table in the Park Restaurant our window seats made the most of the view across the Golf Course. It had been quite a grey day but almost on cue the sun broke through the clouds flooding the green vista with soft evening light reminding us that mid-summer’s not far away. Head Chef, Paul Flowerdew, has cleverly created a menu that matches the many and various needs of his guests. The table d’hote menu, chargrill menu and specials ensure a broad choice and our only issue was narrowing down the deliciously described dishes to those we were going to order. The gent in our party had already declared that he couldn’t pass up a ‘cream soup’ and as Chef’s cream of tomato was at the top of the Specials list his starter was an easy choice. Not so simple for us girls though. Smoked chicken

enjoy the main course. Now here is where the choices became even trickier with all three of us undecided as there were so many inviting options. I really quite fancied one of the vegetarian options – roasted aubergine, courgette, beef tomato and

sauce from the daily specials, sample the Waveney Valley burger from the chargrill or go for the eventual winner; chicken supreme in creamy pesto and bacon sauce with fondant potato and fine beans. I have to admit to a little food envy when this dish arrived – the artistic presentation was matched with flavoursome ingredients cooked to perfection. Even though I’d chosen a slightly lighter Head Chef, Paul Flowerdew, has cleverly created a menu option I was beaten by the time the dessert that matches the many and various needs of his guests. menu arrived and instead enjoyed a coffee while my fellow diners enjoyed an indulgent dish of the prettiest chocolate orange and chorizo salad tossed in pesto dressing mozzarella pasta but was a little concerned that cheesecake with chocolate sauce and a mouthcame close to being ordered as did smoked knowing the portions are generous it might watering mountain of profiteroles. If I’d been haddock, cream cheese and chive timbale be a bit ambitious, so instead I headed for a in the game I think I’d have opted for lemon or the crayfish tails with sour cream and dill lighter fish option and ordered halibut served torte with lemon and poppy seed ice cream as dressing. In the end it was local asparagus on a bed of spinach with sorrel sauce and sauté a fresh clean end to the feast. Clearly I’ll have drizzled with clarified butter for my friend and potatoes. Again the flavour combinations were to make a return journey. Mind you, I could grilled goats cheese on a bed of roasted red magnificent and I’d certainly order that option always pop in for a cup of Paddy & Scott’s and onions finished with basil oil and served with again; delicious. a slice of cake when I’m next passing… or even warm pitta for me. I absolutely love cheese but After a toss-up between a rump steak or Afternoon Tea… sometimes shy away from goats cheese as a oven roasted lamb in redcurrant gravy my starter as I sometimes find it too strong at this friend eventually took another meaty option; INFORMATION stage of the meal, however this dish was light Waveney Valley green gammon steak with a The Park Restaurant and relatively mild and the flavours blended fried egg, beer battered onion rings, grilled Ufford Park Woodbridge - Hotel, Golf & Spa, to really waken my palate ready for the next tomato, flat mushroom and chips. She had the Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, course. option to swap the chips for a jacket potato Suffolk, IP12 1QW Chef Paul has a reputation for making if required but after a long hard day declared Tel: 01394 383555 the most of local ingredients, even on the that the extra calories had well and truly been E: enquiries@uffordpark.co.uk scale necessary at a sizeable hotel resort like earned! Beautifully tender and fabulously www.uffordpark.co.uk Ufford Park and the Suffolk asparagus was no presented this dish too went down a treat. exception, a perfect seasonal choice. With the So to our third diner and another decision – soup also described as a treat it was time to whether to opt for the Sirloin with peppercorn

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FIG & FETA

This stunningly simple salad gives us the eastern Mediterranean on a plate! Try Uğur Vata’s recipe as a light lunch, starter or accompaniment when eating al fresco this summer

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estaurateur Uğur Vata, originally from Turkey was lucky to grow up around people who appreciated good food. His mother was trained by a professional chef and his father was an exporter who dealt in dried fruits and travelled all over the world. Long before such foods arrived in shops in Izmir, Turkey, he introduced his family to European cheeses, salamis, chocolate and even pork. Uğur first came to Suffolk in 1983 with the Scouts and again the following year. He came back again when he was 20 speaking no English and with no experience of restaurants and decided to stay. He studied English at Suffolk College and furthered his education in Catering and Business at the Colchester Institute and City College Norwich. Then he decided to take the plunge and The Galley in Ipswich opened back in 1994 and then in Woodbridge ten years later. In 2008 he took The Galley back home and opened a restaurant in Port Göcek, Fethiye, Turkey. Food is Uğur’s lifelong passion and the good habits he learned from his family, shopping seasonally and sourcing locally, have stayed with him. It is Uğur’s belief that virtually every acclaimed and successful restaurant shares these values; they are undoubtedly the hallmark of good food. The Galley’s emphasis is on good ingredients that are well-cooked and beautifully and simply presented and Uğur and his team will not compromise on quality.

Grilled new season figs with feta cheese, honey and walnuts This recipe reminds me of my father because he had dry fruit export business. Ingredients Serves six 40g walnut pieces 6 large fresh figs 100g goat’s feta cheese, cut into small squares 3 tablespoons clear honey 4 large mint leaves, finely shredded

21 Market Hill Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4LX 01394 380055

METHOD 1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Spread the walnuts on a baking tray and carefully toast them for a minute or two until lightly golden. Remove and leave to go cold. 2. Cut a deep cross into the top of the each fig, about two-thirds of the way down to the base, and then give them a gentle squeeze to open them up slightly like a flower. Divide the feta cheese between each fig and place them on a baking tray. Grill for 3-4 minutes until the figs are soft and the cheese is lightly golden. 3. Lift the figs onto plates and drizzle a little honey over each one. Sprinkle with the walnuts and mint before serving. Afiyet olsun!

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Arlingtons

Buzzing brasserie style restaurant with café bar set within the building converted from the Arlingtons Ballroom. The perfect venue to catch up with friends, talk business, celebrate special occasions. French style menu served in typical informal Brasserie manner offering a large selection of freshly prepared Suffolk reared meat dishes and vegetarian choices as well as fish & shellfish from sustainable sources. Plus takeaway deli, breakfast from 8am, light meals and homemade cakes throughout the day.

The Plough & Sail

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After a year at the helm of the Plough & Sail located at Snape Maltings, local twins Alex and Oliver Burnside’s passion for creating a quality dining pub serving a seasonally-changing menu is ever stronger. Enjoy ‘traditional’ pub food for lunch and in the evenings a modern ‘restaurant style’ menu alongside an extensive selection of ales, spirits and quality wines. Pre and post concert dining is available and booking is advised. “We look forward to welcoming you soon.”

Recently beautifully refurbished The Maybush Inn sits on the banks of the Deben in Waldringfield. The busy riverside pub and restaurant affords panoramic views across the river and beyond. The Maybush has become famous for its excellent food offering with a wide range and varied menu including local game, meats and fresh seafood. Vegetarian options and children’s menu available. Food offers are available throughout the week. See our website for details.

Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 10pm Address: 13 Museum Street, Ipswich. Suffolk. IP1 1HE E: enquiries@arlingtonsbrasserie.co.uk W: www.arlingtonsbrasserie.com

Open: Monday- Saturday 11.00am 11.00pm. Sunday 12.00 noon - 10.30pm Food served 7 days a week. Address: Snape Maltings, Snape Bridge, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SR E: alexburnside@hotmail.com W: www.theploughandsailsnape.co.uk

Open: Monday- Saturday 11.00am 11.00pm. Sunday 12.00 noon - 10.30pm Food served 7 days a week Address: Cliff Road, Waldringfield, Woodbridge, SuffolkIP12 4QL E: maybush@debeninns.co.uk W: www.debeninns.co.uk

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The fountain

Located in the lovely old village of Tuddenham St Martin, 3 miles north of Ipswich, informal bistro style restaurant set in an oldie worldy 16th century country pub with, great food, great service and great value. We can cater for any parties from 2 to 45 people. The menu comprises of a full A La Carte menu and a set 2 or 3 course menu. For reservations please call 01473 785377 or email fountainpub@btconnect.com

The Angel

Butt & Oyster

The Butt & Oyster is one of the best known public houses in Suffolk renowned for its good beer, good food and great views. As you eat watch the changing tides on traditional timeless shores. Understand an artist’s inspiration with Thames barges, swans and the river, enjoying the finest Suffolk ales whilst being tempted by the wonderful aromas which welcome you. Food offers are available throughout the week. See our website for details.

Open: Monday to Friday 12pm - 2pm & 6pm to 9pm. Saturday 12pm - 2pm & 6pm - 9.30pm Sunday 12pm to 3pm Closed Evening Address: The Street, Tuddenham St. Martin, IP6 9BT E: fountainpub@btconnect.com W: www.tuddenhamfountain.co.uk

Using the best local ingredients from the excellent producers on our doorstep, we prepare great tasty food here on the premises & aim sell it to you at a reasonable price. Mon-Fri we offer a choice of tasty home cooked lunches for £5, in addition to our full menu. Sunday roasts and our homemade burgers are a speciality. We are equally proud of our drinks offering with 6 real ales (listed in the 2013 CAMRA Good Beer Guide), draught Suffolk Cyder & lagers, and East Anglia’s widest range of spirits with over 160 gins. Open: 12-3 & 5-close Mon-Fri & we are open all day at weekends Address: Theatre Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4NE (Just off the Market Hill) E: mail@theangelwoodbridge.co.uk W: www.theangelwoodbridge.co.uk

Open: Monday- Saturday 11.00am 11.00pm. Sunday 12.00 noon -10.30pm. Food served 7 days a week. Address: Pin Mill, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1JW E: buttandoyster@debeninns.co.uk W: www.debeninns.co.uk

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Fynn Valley

Open to everyone, not just golfers, we are the place you bring your family and friends for a wide range of tempting meals prepared by our talented chefs. Meals can be eaten in our cosy Courtyard Bar, The Terrace overlooking the golf course or utilising the entire spacious Valley Room on busier occasions. Full details of our menus and offers can be found on our website.

Open: Open lunch and evening except closed all day Monday and Sunday evenings Address: Fynn Valley Golf Club, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JA E: restaurant@fynn-valley.co.uk W: www.fynn-valley.co.uk

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THE GALLEY

The Galley in Woodbridge is a family run restaurant offering vibrant and exciting menus, using fresh local produce, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. For those wishing to hold a celebration or business lunch, there are private dining rooms available. New 2 course lunch & early bird diner menu just £9.50, 3 courses £11.

Open: Wednesday – Sunday (closed Sunday evenings except during Bank Holiday Weekends) Lunch 12noon – 2.15pm Dinner 6pm – late (early bird diner 6- 7pm) Address: 21 Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LX W: www.thegalley.uk.com

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Situated opposite the picturesque bridge in the village of Chelsworth, The Peacock is a traditional half-timbered 14th century Inn, with cosy log fires and 3 rosette silver accommodation. Perfectly positioned for touring, walking and cycling in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Offering a selection of real ales and seasonal homemade food. Come and try our Sunday roast in a relaxed atmosphere, bookings advisable, dogs welcome.

Set in the beautiful village of Middleton the award winning Value Pub of the Year 2012 Bell Inn offers top quality food using the best local produce at prices that ensure you will want to return again and again. Dine in the garden, traditional bar area or the beamed restaurant and enjoy home cooked food and ales directly from the cask. The Bell is the perfect venue to meet friends and family.

Open: Monday - Saturday 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 11pm. Sunday 12pm - 6pm. (Food served 12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9pm daily) Address: 37 The Street, Chelsworth, Suffolk, IP7 7HU E: wilcri@aol.com W: www.thepeacockchelsworth.com

Open: Bar: Monday 6pm -11pm, Tuesday – Friday: Lunch 12 noon – 3pm Evening 6pm11pm, Saturday: 12 noon – midnight Sunday: 12 noon – 10.30pm Food served Tuesday – Sunday Booking advisable please call for details. Address:The Street, Middleton, Suffolk, IP17 3NN

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The Anchor

Award Winning Public House, Restaurant & Bar. Our menu constantly evolves to reflect the changing seasons and celebrates the very best of locally sourced produce. Our ‘Specials Board’ is inspired by the prime seasonal ingredients available each day and the entire menu is complemented by a carefully selected wine list. New guest beer every week. Real ales and rustic ciders. Save 20% off food orders everyday between 5.30-6.30pm. Set price menu 1 course £7.50, 2 courses £10 or 3 courses £13

Award winning pub with 10 rooms (includes 6 eco-clad garden chalets) in Walberswick, a stone’s throw from the sea & dunes. A changing menu with daily specials, we use plenty of fresh fish, shellfish & meat produce from local farmers, vegetables from nearby allotments. We sell our own bread, cakes, chutneys & relishes. Extensive wine list (Harper’s Wine Pub of the Year 2011) and over 50 imported bottled beers. Large outside terrace, dog-friendly.

Open: Monday – Closed. Tuesday – Thursday 12 - 2.30pm and 5.30 - 11.00pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Open All Day. Food Served 12 – 2.00pm (2.30 Sunday) and 5.30 to 9.00pm daily Address: The Green, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 6TA W: www.grundisburghdog.co.uk

Open: every day from 8.30am for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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Rob Chase

cannot recall whether someone at Adnams officially appointed me the company’s food-and-wine-matching guru or whether I fell into the role by accident. Either way, I was happy to take it on, not least because – in my opinion – it is a subject which badly needs demystifying. Critics and ‘experts’ never tire of discussing it, and judging by much of their output, it would appear that the process of choosing the perfect vinous match for your dinner is positively scientific in its complexity. Rubbish. If you did domestic science at school followed by a short wine appreciation course, there should be no great mystery about it at all. To prove this, I recently decided to put into practice some long-held food-and-wine-matching beliefs, in the company of the group of local enthusiasts who make up the No. 1 Suffolk Ladies Wine Academy. With the expert assistance of chef Jason Main and his wife Nancy, members of the Academy gathered at Main’s restaurant in Yoxford to build on their past year’s wine tasting experiences by adding food to the equation and comparing the various combinations. The evening was carefully planned. Jason prepared five starter-sized courses and a final cheese platter: I produced six wines which I felt would not only do justice to his great culinary skills but would also give The No. 1 Ladies (and me) some useful tips and insights. After ninety minutes we had all formed our own opinions, as well as formulating some universal perceptions. It was an extremely worthwhile experience and a couple of classic combinations which presented themselves are worth mentioning here. A sappy, full-bodied Hawkes Bay Sauvignon went remarkably well with freshly-picked Suffolk asparagus, and a bone-dry, minerally Chablis worked brilliantly with sea-bass. Reversing the selection, though, was almost more instructive: neither wine brought out the best from the ‘wrong’ food – in fact, I would suggest that NZ Sauvignon 52 | placesandfaces.co.uk

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TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF MATCHING with sea-bass is best avoided. Chinon - that vastly under-rated Cabernet Franc from the Loire - worked wonders with the lamb, the one accentuating the flavours of the other: it also paired well with the ensuing pigeon breast. On the other hand, the Argentinian Pinot Noir, although pretty good with the pigeon,

with a dry white and a sparkling wine in 2014. The vineyard is in the grounds of Forty Hall, a Jacobean mansion owned by Enfield Council. The vines are all tended by local volunteers and I have no doubt that when they reach their target of 13,000 bottles in a year or two, there will be an appropriately loud popping

If you did domestic science at school followed by a short wine appreciation course, there should be no great mystery about it at all. was maybe a little too dominant for the lamb. Possibly the greatest eye-opener and success of the evening, however, was an inexpensive Sauternes ‘look-alike’ from the neighbouring appellation of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, served with the cheese. The cheeses themselves - all English - were some of the best I have tasted: I particularly liked the Bermondsey Hard Pressed. The sweet white wine served with them was undoubtedly a perception-changer but no sooner had the combination been tasted, than the convention of serving red wine with cheese seemed incomprehensible, particularly to those around the table whose glasses still contained a drop of red from the previous course and who were able to make a straight comparison. Far from being the marriage made in heaven that tradition would imply, the consensus was that even dry white, although maybe not quite as delicious with cheese as sweet white, is infinitely preferable to anything red. One of the truly heavenly marriages is a Sauvignon Blanc with goat cheese, ideally a Crottin. It is very good to see that English Sparkling wine has been picking up internationallyrecognised awards this summer, so following on from the Bermondsey cheese ‘discovery’, I was intrigued to learn that there is now a vineyard within the confines of the M25. Seven thousand vines of Ortega, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir have been planted in Enfield and are set to come into production

of celebratory Forty Hall corks. Who could have imagined that we would be witness to rural practices such as wine-growing and cheese-making coming to fruition in London – in the 21st century? Similarly, who would have prophesised three years ago, when London Gin ruled supreme, that there would be a traditional family brewery producing outstanding gin (and vodka) in Southwold? There is a little known style of fino sherry called En Rama – (raw state), that for the past four years has been arriving in our Cellar & Kitchen stores each summer. It comes from González Byas and is best described as their untamed - or should it be unplugged - Tio Pepe. It is bottled unfiltered, it has undergone no clarification process to detract from its purity of flavour and it is the antithesis of commercial sherries. It needs to be kept in the fridge and enjoyed in the early evening from a large glass, one-third filled. I mention this wine because - in a very short period of time - it has become a cult drink. Just 10,752 bottles were released for the world market and we have always managed to get a decent allocation. Like Wrentham and Darsham asparagus or English strawberries, En Rama has now become the drink for early summer quaffing. Grab some of the few remaining bottles now – if it’s not already too late - and make a note in your diary to order early for next year’s offering. It is a taste sensation.


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irst let me dispel a common myth. In my 26 (plus) years of experience working as an interior designer I have time and again heard our customers refer to ‘colours clashing’. Stop Press: colours do not clash! You only have to look at a well stocked summer garden to understand that all colours work together. I often tell my customers ‘colour is free’. We were given the ability to see it so don’t be afraid to use it! The trick is in getting the balance right. On the whole, room design works well when opposite colours are used. Reds with greens, blues with oranges and so on – have a look at the colour palette (right) and you’ll get the idea. Before you start your redecoration project, firstly consider the colours you already have in the room. That includes the walls, flooring, curtains, sofas etc and, what often gets missed, the hard furniture like your dining table or a chest of drawers. If the majority of those colours can be grouped in one area of the colour wheel then you should consider using colours from the opposite side of the wheel when choosing cushions or accessories. This is a key factor in starting to get the balance of a colour scheme right. Your next task is to consider fabric texture. This too is an integral part of your decision making. Textiles such as velvets and silks reflect light and therefore have more impact than textiles such as linen and other fabrics that absorb light so in the same way we suggest you mix opposite colours, so I recommend mixing opposite textures such as velvets, wools, linens, cottons or silks as well. By mixing texture and colour you will create a far more interesting “layered effect” to your scheme, a lot like the summer garden I mentioned earlier. If you feel that your room needs pattern then the best advice I can give is for you to find a material you fall in love with. Bear in mind only a metre or two is needed for cushion making so spare no expense. An expensive embroidered fabric is costly for a reason - it may be the number of stitches per inch or the definition of design but we bet it is worth every penny. Once you’ve found it build your layers and colours around it. Try and avoid selecting bright, saturated colour cushions such as vibrant red, royal blue or Deep purple. We tend to tire quickly with strong, intense colours such as these. My final tip is to always consider the amount and the direction of natural light in your room. If there is not enough of this to lift the colours you have chosen then a well-placed accent light such as a reading lamp will make your new cushions stand out.

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Antiques & Auctions

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he excitement of finding hidden ‘treasure’ continues right from childhood through to adult life. In the early stages finding where the chocolate biscuits have been hidden could perhaps equate in more advanced years to unearthing a valuable picture in the dark recesses of an attic; or coming across a gold sovereign concealed in layers of paper amongst other less valuable pieces, carefully packed like sardines into a banana box. And yes! That has all happened. More recently when handling a sale following a death in a family we were alerted to a safe skilfully concealed and oh so firmly secured within the floor. As it turned out it was not too

eager to give up the contents without a fight. The safe had a combination lock with dials which when twisted and turned sounded just like it does in the movies, but sadly the allimportant combination code was nowhere to be found. Factory defaults, birth dates, famous dates etc. were all tried to no avail so we needed to await progress on another day. We needed an expert and who better to turn to than our local safe breaking friends at P & R Locksmiths. Phil decided he would forsake the opportunity of claiming the glory and brought in a colleague, Richard, who is well versed in the art of getting one over these types of strongboxes. He set out with a plan firstly to see if he could crack the code and later to utilise his specialist access to the manufacturers’ blueprints. The result was the appearance of the drill and more drill bits than you would have imagined. The drilling process began with the precision of a surgeon and excitement levels rose wondering what might be inside. It seemed likely that jewellery, silver and coins could all be seeing the light of day shortly. The sounds of drilling continued with intermittent attempts to open the top of the

safe meeting unhelpful resistance at every stage. For our Master Craftsman one false positioning of the drill could lead to further safety systems, within the internal mechanism, being triggered to make his task so much harder. Try as he might, for two days, our intrepid safe cracker was outwitted and despite every puncture wound to the strongbox it refused to give up its contents. The decision was then taken to implement the ‘gruyere approach’ with no holding back on the areas which could meet their perforation at the hands of a diamond tipped bit! Finally the safe could take no more and the lid could be lifted. Imagine the sense of achievement to have finally reached this point, the tension in the room, the hopes and expectations as the lid finally rose to reveal… an Inventory of the major contents of the house prepared by us many years ago, a copy of which we still held on the file! So, it was a case of what might have been but at least we were secure in the knowledge that we had not left anything precious behind when clearing the house.

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Gardening

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If you asked anyone who visited a National Trust garden to name the one plant which they would expect to see, the vast majority would say the rose. It has become entwined in our garden history. Gardener in charge at Peckover House, Allison Napier, takes on the story… n medieval times they were prized for their scent, white roses symbolised purity and by the Victorian period, roses from exotic lands such as China had been used to breed roses with a greater array of colours and forms. But for such a celebrated plant, there are many who shy away from growing it in their own gardens; maybe they think roses are difficult to grow, that they attract lots of pests and diseases, that they only look good for a short period while

some are put off by the thorns. There is a huge array of types and colours so, by explaining some basic care instructions, I hope you will be inspired to try them for the first time or expand your existing collection. With over 2,000 roses listed in the RHS ‘Plantfinder’, and new varieties being bred every year, there really is a rose to suit everyone! At Peckover we have two rose gardens which typify the way Victorian gardeners would devote an area solely to display their collection of

roses. However, we also grow roses throughout the garden as companions for perennials and shrubs, as many of us have to in our small gardens at home. During a visit to Peckover in July, you will see climbers and ramblers growing on the walls, over arches, around pillars and even through other shrubs; bush roses flower profusely in the beds and borders while the shrub roses make a statement with their flowers, followed by eye catching hips in the autumn. Roses merit a place in the garden because

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During a visit to Peckover in July, you will see climbers and ramblers growing on the walls, over arches, around pillars and even through other shrubs; bush roses flower profusely in the beds and borders while the shrub roses make a statement with their flowers, followed by eye catching hips in the autumn they can produce flowers for a long period (sometimes from early summer to the first frosts in late autumn) in a range of colours; from pure white through to pinks, yellows, vibrant oranges and the darkest of reds. The flowers can be striped or stippled, multicoloured or change shade gracefully as they age. ‘Phyllis Bide’ is a delicate orange when in bud, then matures to a pale peachy pink.

What many people want from a rose is fragrance. It is the natural reaction of many of our visitors to lean over and smell the perfume of the roses. With ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ (growing in Alexa’s Rose Garden) the aroma is so strong that it scents the air for many metres around. When choosing new roses for Peckover, scent is always a major consideration.

Top tips for cultivation and care • Buy as dormant bare root plants in the winter or in a pot during the growing season. • Plant in a good moisture retentive soil which has been enriched with compost or well rotted manure. Ensure the point where the rose was grafted (the bud union) is about 3cm below the level of the soil. Don’t let the plant dry out during its first season. • Roses do best in a sunny or semi shaded position. • All roses benefit from a feed of rose fertilizer in early spring and then again no later than the end of July. • Climbing and rambling roses will produce more flowers if trained horizontally on walls or over arches. • Bush roses are either ‘hybrid teas’ with a large bloom on each stem or ‘floribundas’ with a cluster of smaller flowers on each stem. They can be encouraged to flower for a long period by dead heading regularly. • Prune roses once a year to encourage fresh young growth by always making a slanting cut above an outward facing bud. We don’t spray against greenfly, preferring to let our resident birds and beneficial insects to control the pests. We spray the roses, about once every 10 days, with a solution of one part full fat milk mixed with ten parts water to help prevent blackspot and other diseases. There are many rose and gardening books available which will give more detailed advice on rose care, but if you happen to visit us at Peckover House, take the opportunity to ask us how we look after our collection - we will be very happy to help with any thorny problems!

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f you own or are thinking about buying a home in France, you may already be aware that one of the most important areas to consider is the question of French inheritance law and tax. The rules in France differ substantially from English law, and there are fixed rights of succession that can impose a strict order of succession, even if this is not necessarily what may have been intended. As an example, children have a right to inherit at least a part of their deceased parent’s French property. This may be of no concern to many – indeed, many of our clients often confirm that they would want to leave as much of their French estate as possible to their children, in the knowledge that the quicker assets are passed down the family line, the more inheritance tax is likely to be saved. Yet that is not always the case. Under French rules of succession, there is a difference between children and step-children, especially in relation to inheritance tax consequences. There may therefore, be an overriding intention to ensure that it is the surviving spouse, rather than children, who would inherit the property in the first instance. There are also new rules coming into force in 2015 in relation to the succession of a person’s estate in other European jurisdictions, and people with assets in another country will need to start planning for these now. Add to that the fact that it is generally unwise – again largely for tax reasons – to leave assets in trust as might commonly happen under English law, then it is perhaps understandable that our fixedfee French estate planning report service has proved popular since we rolled it out last year. If you are thinking about buying a property in France, or if you already own one and may benefit from a review, then we would be happy to talk to you about how we may help. For a free informal discussion with a member of our dedicated French Legal Services team, please contact us on: 0800 587 0093.

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BRAMFORD, SUFFOLK Guide Price £515,000 A stunning spacious Grade II Listed semi-detached 5 bedroom country house offering elegantly presented accommodation & displaying many fine period features.  The property is tucked away to the outskirts of the village with good access to the A14 for commuting.  The plot extends to approximately half an acre (sts) with pretty well stocked gardens, former coach house, workshop & off road parking.

TRIMLEY ST MARY, SUFFOLK Guide Price £415,000 A beautiful Victorian semi-detached 4 bedroom residence offering wonderful character accommodation with spacious rooms & many fine features, pleasantly tucked away & accessed by a private road.  The accommodation offers scope for further modernisation & outside there are attractive gardens, off road parking & coach house providing garage space & a useful studio/entertainments room.   EPC - F.

OLD NEWTON Guide Price £595,000 Set in a quiet corner off the village green in the rural hamlet of Ward Green, and enjoying countryside views, this individual and versatile detached barn conversion has the potential to be used as a four bedroom property with a two bedroom annexe or as a six bedroom family home. The spacious accommodation in brief comprises of: Entrance Hall, Aga kitchen, pantry, boot room, two large reception rooms, two master bedrooms with en-suites, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.  Outside the grounds extend to three quarters of an acre (sts) including a pond and a double garage, log store and shed  and plenty of off-road parking.

FORWARD GREEN Guide Price £600,000 Weylands is an attractive detached Grade II listed farmhouse with 16th Century origins, set in its grounds of three quarters of an acre (sts).  The property has a wealth of period features including exposed timbers, mullion windows and brick flooring. The accommodation in brief comprises of: rear hall/garden room, farmhouse Aga kitchen, utility room, breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, study and  cloakroom/bathroom.  On the first floor, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and on the second floor a guest room with en-suite.  Outside: the well maintained mature gardens extend to three quarters of an acre (sts) with a variety of mature trees, shrubs, large pond and a patio.  Private driveway gives access to plenty of off-road parking.

CLOPTON Guide Price £750,000 Approached by a sweeping drive this well presented four/five bedroom home, approximately four miles from Woodbridge, is set in beautiful one acre (sts) gardens and benefits from a garage block, tennis court, store room and wine store. Entrance hall,  ‘Orwells of Ipswich’ kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, walk-in larder, cloakroom, dual aspect drawing room with French doors opening to the garden, garden room, dining room, master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room/potential 5th bedroom, three further bedrooms, family bathroom. The garage is linked to the house and previously had planning permission to adapt to additional accommodation. EPC ‘E’.

MELTON, WOODBRIDGE Guide Prices: £775,000 In a tucked away position in sought after Melton Park, less than two miles from Woodbridge, this beautiful, substantial five/six bedroom home has landscaped gardens and a double garage with attic room above. The property is surrounded by approximately 50 acres of stunning parkland and offers well presented accommodation over three floors with central hall, galleried landings, dual aspect sitting room with woodburning stove and double doors opening to the dining room which opens in turn to the garden, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, five/six bedrooms, two en-suites, two family bathrooms. EPC ‘C’.

87a High Street, Needham Market Suffolk IP6 8DG Telephone 01449 723500 E: needham@fineandcountry.com

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Framlingham’s Hidden Gem

LOT1 Guide £625,000

An impressive, newly converted former granary with stunning open plan accommodation, kitchen/dining/living room, fine sitting room & large hall. 6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. Secure gardens with ample parking. PP for garage. Lot 2 - An attached annexe flat & shop unit, providing income potential. Guide £250,000 Epcs = C & D

Dedham

Guide £1,350,000

A beautifully appointed & extremely well maintained 16th Century, Grade II* Listed village house. 3 reception rooms, kitchen. 5 bedrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms & family bathroom. Attic room. Garden house/conservatory. Off-street parking & garaging. Secure off-street parking. Stunning walled garden & professionally maintained landscaped garden. In all, about 0.75 of an acre.

Newbourne

Guide £895,000

Tucked away at the end of a long driveway in a hidden valley setting, a 5 bed period farmhouse with a range of traditional barns. 3 reception rooms, study & kitchen/breakfast room. Swimming pool. Mature parkland & meadow grounds. In all, about 12 acres. Epc = E

Nr Framlingham

Guide £765,000

Enjoying a secluded & tranquil rural setting close to Framlingham, a substantial brick farmhouse with flexible use annexe, excellent barns & stables. 3 reception rooms, kitchen & utility. 5 bedrooms, family bathroom & en-suite shower room. 2 bedroom self-contained annexe. Garaging & stores. Mature gardens, grounds & paddocks. In all, about 4.5 acres.

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THE OLD HALL FACTS Location: Orford Price:£1,500,000 Joint Selling Agents: Castle Estates & Savills

EXCEPTIONAL COASTAL HOME

he Old Hall is a property with a glorious history, views of Orford Castle, the river and sea beyond and a stunning interior, that really has to be seen to be believed. Originally built for a local merchant in 1520 it has been converted on a number of occasions. In 1800 the second Marquis of Hertford turned it into a terrace of four and in the 20th century it went through a number of unsympathetic alterations and extensions to become two semis. However all this meddling was reversed and remodelled in 2005-7 by architects Nash Baker in a RIBA award-winning scheme that was screened by BBC2 as episode 14 of Dream Homes. 66 | placesandfaces.co.uk

The scheme blends crisp contemporary design and living with the charm and irregularity of the original timber frame structure. The incredible attention to every detail astonishes everyone who visits. The interior design is by Beauval Interiors and the superb restoration includes limed oak exposed medieval timbers impressively contrasting with the flowing 21st century extension and a wealth of design features. Located in ‘High Street’ one of Orford’s tranquil lanes, Old Hall is just a short stroll from Market Hill and Orford’s shops, restaurants and cafés. Downstairs the property has a reception hall, sitting room, study/reception, butler’s pantry/ utility room and kitchen flowing to the dining area.

The glazing to the kitchen, dining room and study all slide back to a broad sunny terrace which looks across stunning mature secluded gardens with a herb parterre leading to a secret garden with topiary sheep and a gate to the footpath that runs through St Bartholomew’s churchyard to The Kings Head. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, and three bathrooms.  There is extensive storage, open fires, polished concrete and oak floors plus underfloor oil-fired central heating to the ground floor. From the garden there are fine westerly views of the church and Orford Castle. From the first floor there are views of the river, Orfordness and the sea beyond.


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An attractive Grade II Listed situated in the centre of this popular village

A Grade II Listed Period property in its own attractive gardens of ½ an acre

Reception hall/study | drawing room | kitchen/breakfast room | dining room | 5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | garage | out building | Energy Rating E

3 reception rooms | kitchen/breakfast room | utility room | 3 bedrooms | 2 shower rooms | family bathroom | garage | parking | approximately half an acre

£495,000

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An individual detached family home offering spacious and versatile accommodation Reception hall | 5 reception rooms | kitchen/breakfast room | utility | cloakroom | 5 bedrooms | 3 en-suites | family bathroom | triple garage with studio/office above | grounds of approximately 0.65 acres

£825,000

Rarely available, wonderful family home in a sought-after location Reception hall | 4 reception rooms | kitchen/breakfast room | utility room | GF shower room | 5 bedrooms | family bathroom | double garage | parking | swimming pool | south-facing grounds extending to approx. half an acre | Energy Rating D

£750,000

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The Old Granary facts Location: Framlingham Price: £625,000 for Lot 1 and £250,000 for Lot 2 Joint Selling Agents: Gobbit & Kirby and Jackson-Stops & Staff

FRAMLINGHAM’S HIDDEN GEM his outstanding and newly converted property offers something that’s very different in the beautiful castle town of Framlingham. The six-bedroomed Old Granary, includes an annexe, flat and shop and is available for sale in two lots but could offer up to £14,000 annual rental income too. It’s tucked away on the edge of town and is a rare opportunity to purchase what is undoubtedly a fine piece of the town’s history. Dating back to the 17th Century this historic former granary and grain store is set in lovely gardens with private steps down to a small jetty 68 | placesandfaces.co.uk

on the upper reaches of the River Gull. From the roof terrace there are far reaching roof tops views towards Market Hill and the conversion has aimed at providing opulence and quality throughout. A magnificent oak door greets you and leads through to the reception hall with wide tread bespoke oak staircase and polished natural sandstone floor. There’s a formal drawing room with inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers and a statement open plan living/dining area with double bi-fold doors opening to the gardens and incorporating a bespoke AGA kitchen.

On the first floor there is a vaulted landing with oak boarding and a wealth of exposed beams. The master suite includes a deep dressing room, double wet room and access to a balcony roof top terrace. There are five further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower facility and luxury family bathroom. Also available under separate negotiation is an adjoining, self-contained first floor apartment with open plan multi aspect living area, bedroom and bathroom, as well as approximately 500 sq.ft. of retail/shop premises with prominent double frontage onto Station Road.


Castle Estates

Market Hill, Orford IP12 2LH

01394 450100

property@castle-estates.uk.com

ORFORD Immaculate award winning house with spectacular views of Orford Castle, Church, river, Orfordness and the sea. Tranquil location just a short stroll from the centre of the village. Four double bedrooms, en-suite, guest bathroom, shower room/cloaks, reception hall, sitting room, study, superb kitchen, dining room, butler’s pantry/utility. Secluded gardens. (jsa Savills) Guide: £1,500,000 EPC Band F

LEVINGTON Late 16th C Grade II former manor house in need of refurbishment and modernisation standing in a mature setting. Rural location with easy access to Levington marina. Kitchen, 3 receptions, cloaks, cellar, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Staff annexe, stables, gardens, woodlands and paddocks, in all some 7 acres (sts). Guide: £650,000

ORFORD The property is a carefully restored timber framed period cottage with a contemporary single storey glazed extension overlooking the secluded rear garden. Views of the river and Orford Castle. Secluded location but only a few paces from Market Hill. Dining hall, sitting room, utility room, cloaks, kitchen and open plan living area, master bedroom with balcony, bathroom, single bedroom and an attic bedroom. Garden, garage and parking space. Guide: £575,000 EPC Band F


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RED ROOFS FACTS Location: Martlesham Guide price: Plot 1 £450,000 & Plot 2 £440,000 Agent: Fine & Country (Ipswich)

BUILDING HOMES FOR THE FUTURE his is an exciting opportunity to acquire one of two, contemporary designed, Swedish style detached chalet homes that are currently under construction and will boast high energy efficiency. Svenskhomes, builders of Swedish energy efficient homes, is working closely with a highly respected local developer, N.P.H Developments Ltd, to create homes using the Swedish building methods, but also carefully creating design styles that suit their locations within Suffolk and the surrounding areas. 70 | placesandfaces.co.uk

The homes are built to the highest specification and are resistant to the extremes of the Scandinavian climate which means that the buyer can rest assured that their Svenskhome will be environmentally friendly, energy efficient, comfortable and warm. In many ways these are the perfect home – a flawless blend of luxury and functionality with no compromise made on quality as they provide the self-builder with bespoke homes tailored to their specific needs and achieve A-Rated EPC’s with the simple inclusion of; 3 KW’s of photo voltaic, a wood burner and a 90%

energy efficient gas or oil burner. The Svenskhomes range has been developed with lifestyle and investment potential in mind and potential buyers are highly recommend to visit the new Red Roof development at Martlesham. The wall sections are pre constructed in the factory with triple glazed windows, doors, 240mm insulation and vapour barrier fitted. This drastically cuts down on the on-site build time and depending upon the size of the buildings they can be water tight in a day i.e all external and internal load bearing walls, roof trusses, gable ends, roof boards and felt.


Stradbroke

Guide Price £635,000

A contemporary five bedroom barn conversion, offering some 3,000 square feet of accommodation, with gardens and grounds extending to, in all, approximately 5 acres.  EPC = C Ref: 4869

Cretingham

Guide Price £485,000

A spacious, four bedroom family house with wonderful garden and swimming pool, backing onto open farmland, in the centre of this popular village. EPC = D Ref: 4875

Darsham

Ref: 4845

Earl Soham

Ashfield cum Thorpe

A detached four bedroom period house with excellent outbuilding in the heart of the pretty and popular village of Earl Soham. EPC = F Ref: 4831

A four bedroom detached house offering spacious family accommodation with lovely established garden to the rear. EPC = D Ref: 4841

Guide Price £325,000

GOBBITT & KIRBY

WOODBRIDGE

£275,000

Attractive Victorian semi-detached villa which has been subject to renovation and enhancement. Offering stylish, comfortable accommodation over three floors, master bedroom with views towards the River Deben, Benefits include gas fired central heating, well kept rear garden with decked alfresco dining area and private off-street parking. EER=E

Otley

Guide Price £285,000

Clarke and Simpson, Well Close Square, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9DU

MONEWDEN

Guide Price £550,000

A highly desirable detached three bedroom Georgian house, set within beautifully maintained grounds of just under ¾ of an acre. EPC = F

T: 01728 724200

Guide Price £275,000

A pretty three bedroom semi-detached Grade II Listed cottage with substantial gardens in the popular village of Otley. Ref: 4871

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Woodbridge t: 01394 380330

Country Homes t: 01728 622330

www.gkl.co.uk £595,000

WOODBRIDGE

Guide £345,000

Attractive and substantial detached five bedroom family country property, presented to the highest specification. Flexible accommodation, UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating, integral double garage. Gates to established rear garden, with panoramic views over fields and countryside beyond. EER=D WOODBRIDGE £140,000 WOODBRIDGE

Attractive Grade II listed period freehold property. Unique opportunity for either a central prime residential location, or commercial and residential investment, subject to planning. Annexe, gch, central courtyard garden, and private garden. Needs updating and restyling. EER=exempt WOODBRIDGE £250,000

Beautifully refurbished, 2009 built, luxury two bed floating home. High quality accommodation. gch, UPVC double glazing, bow seating area, 54ft roof terrace, mains connections to electric, water, BT landline, broadband and Sky. Hull treated in 2012. Moored in a quiet, sought after position with views over the River Deben.

£144,950

Town Centre luxury second floor pent-house styled one bed apartment, with bright open plan living area. Benefits include electric under floor heating, video entrance system, service lift to all floors, private subterranean electric gated parking, as well as no onward chain. EER=B

A premier town centre address. Victorian non-listed mid terrace house with above average size accommodation, with the opportunity to enhance or restyle. Three bedrooms, downstairs bathroom, courtyard garden with studio/office and no onward chain. Not many left like this! EER=E


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Motoring

BORN FREE

If you look closely you might spot the changes Land Rover has made to its popular Freelander model. Don’t worry, it’s not a trick question – it really is different. Iain Dooley test drives the Land Rover Freelander

or anyone struggling, the subtle exterior changes amount to a new front bumper, headlights and grille. At the rear, the car’s tailgate has been smartened up and there are new tail lights. You also get to choose from new alloy wheel designs. Inside, the cabin has also received some attention. Again, it’s all detailed stuff, with subtle improvements to trim materials, switchgear and instrumentation. Granted, you will need to look closely, but there’s more to this 2011 model year Freelander than a new bit of strategically placed trim. As environmental concerns are now part of

FACTS AT A GLANCE Model: Land Rover Freelander 2.2 eD4 HSE (2WD) 5dr, from £33,005. Engine: 2.2-litre diesel unit developing 150bhp. Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission, driving the front wheels. Performance: Maximum speed 112mph, 0-62mph 11.7 seconds. Economy: 47.1mpg. CO2 Rating: 158g/km.

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the mainstream conversation, it’s fitting that the revised Freelander should come with a cleaner diesel engine. Available in two states of tune – 190 and 150 horsepower – the engine follows the trend of being an EU5 motor. And it’s with the 150 horsepower motor that Land Rover has taken things a step further on the economy front by offering a front-wheel drive variant. Fewer moving parts means greater efficiency gains, you see. The purists might call it heresy but the reality is that, with rivals offering two-wheel drive SUVs, the benefits of improved fuel economy and CO2 figures cannot be ignored. It’s also fair

to say that, despite Land Rover’s tradition of building cars capable of going anywhere, not everyone buys them for that reason. For many it’s the lifestyle angle that appeals more than the ability to scale a nearby mountain. The rugged nature of the Freelander is still a considerable attraction. Its lofty driving position and sizeable load carrying capacity also makes it a family favourite. Land Rover’s desire to further reduce the Freelander’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions take the familiar form of an engine stop-start system. This is new territory for the firm, but the technology works well and does a


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Representative example Freelander 2 Td4 GS Manual On the Road Price

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Customer Deposit 36 Monthly payments

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Representative 5.9% APR Land Rover Freedom is available on new Freelander models (excluding 'Black & White') registered between 1st April and 30th June 2013 at participating Dealers only. Dealer Deposit Contribution not available on 'S' model. Promotions are not available for used cars. Finance subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Land Rover Finance, PO BOX 4465, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 0RW. With Land Rover Freedom you have the option to return the vehicle and not pay the final payment, subject to the vehicle not having exceeded an agreed annual mileage (a charge of 12p per mile for exceeding 10,000 miles per annum in this example) and being in good condition.

Official fuel consumption figures for the Freelander 2 range in MPG (L/100KM): Urban 32.5 (8.7) – 39.8 (7.1) Extra Urban 49.6 (5.7) – 53.3 (5.3) Combined 40.4 (7.0) – 47.1 (6.0) CO2 Emmissions: 185 – 158 G/KM. Range Rover Sport A5 Hammond.indd 1

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Range Rover Sport now with Representative 0% APR The 2013 Range Rover Sport, three models with enhanced specification and now Representative 0% APR finance.

Representative example Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography On the Road Price

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Customer Deposit

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Amount of Credit

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Representative 0% APR Land Rover Freedom is available on new Range Rover Sport models, registered between 1st April and 30th June 2013. Promotions are not available for used cars. Finance subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Land Rover Finance, PO BOX 4465, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 0RW. With Land Rover Freedom you have the option to return the vehicle and not pay the final payment, subject to the vehicle not having exceeded an agreed annual mileage (a charge of 12p per mile for exceeding 10,000 miles per annum in this example) and being in good condition. We work with a number of creditors to provide finance to our customers, including Land Rover Finance.

Official Fuel Consumption Figures for the Range Rover Sport HSE Black range in mpg (l/100km): Urban 28.8 (9.8) Extra Urban 34.9 (8.1) Combined 32.1 (8.8) CO2 Emissions:230g/km. Range Rover Sport A5 Hammond.indd 1

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good job of cutting the 2.2-litre diesel’s output when stationary. Of course, there’s also a manual override for when you really do need to frequently stop and start yet keep the engine running. Factoring in this particular Freelander’s trick engine assistance plus a manual six-speed gearbox that’s standard issue with the twowheel drive variant and the numbers stack up pretty well. Emissions and consumption ratings are 158g/km and 47.1mpg respectively. Out on the road, the low power engine reveals itself to be a flexible powerhouse. As refined as something in a regular family car, the 2.2-litre turbo unit is as happy to trickle around town on just a few revs as it is to work hard to help the Freelander scale inclines or tow something. Along with the absence of a propshaft, this eco-mined Freelander also dispenses with Land Rover’s now trademark Terrain Response system. If you’re not going to be scaling the heights of Ben Nevis you’re hardly going to need the electronic assistance that goes with the task in hand, right? That doesn’t mean you need to abandon any chance of surviving even a mild off-road excursion, though. Through a combination of the car’s grippy tyres, the diesel engine’s

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The rugged nature of the Freelander is still a considerable attraction. Its lofty driving position and sizeable load carrying capacity also makes it a family favourite. ample torque reserves, sensible gearing and an appropriately calibrated traction control system you can still tackle fields, rough tracks and surprisingly steep inclines. Of course, common sense is the other standard fit item you’ll need to call upon, but with that activated you soon appreciate the car’s limits and drive accordingly. Dry surfaces, unsurprisingly, yield the best results – even a full-blown 4x4 with tyres clogged with mud will struggle – although you can afford to approach some hazards a bit quicker than in a ‘softroader’ thanks to the Freelander’s generous approach and departure angles. Fortunately, whatever the conditions, the Freelander isn’t a testing experience when you’re sat behind the wheel. With its lofty driving position and excellent all-round visibility, Land Rover’s baby SUV makes light work of the road ahead. Be it the urban commute or towing a trailer. And in flagship HSE trim, you gain leather upholstery, a high quality audio system and sat-nav, for example,

while all models pack a spacious rear load area and numerous cabin oddment storage locations. No car company can think itself immune from financial and environmental changes. Even Land Rover, a firm whose USP has been built on the go-anywhere ideal, recognises that a considerable number of buyers like its products because of what they stand for, not necessarily because of what they can do. As such, for those who will use the car on road more than off it, the economical and environmental savings make perfect sense. And, in this context , it’s done without any hint of a compromise. Prices correct at time of going to press

INFORMATION Hammonds Land Rover Norwich Road, Halesworth, IP19 8HX Tel: 01986 834700 www.hammondgroup.co.uk

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Ufford Park Golf Day Strong winds challenged the teams taking part in this year’s annual corporate golf day at Ufford Park. The event is very special to Chairman Colin Aldous as it gives him the opportunity to play his beloved course, but also to thank all the local businesses for their continued support of Ufford Park. The winning team headed by Stuart Robertson consisted of Alex Paul, David Fox and Paul Greaves. Nicholas Holdsworth, Gaz Johns, Dan Johnson, Andy Day

Adrian Hollins, Adrian Kersey, Mark Bartrum, Ray Baines

David Fox, Stuart Robinson, Paul Greowes, Alex Paul

Harry Roberts, Jolyon Aldous, John Kelly, Philip Matthews

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Barry Austin, Trish McNicholas, Mike Bacon, Colin Aldous

Colin Revell, Michael Halliday, John Engstram, Rod Palmer

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The Suffolk Show 2013

The Suffolk Show 2013 The Suffolk Show once again proved to be the county’s top annual attraction as crowds enjoyed two full days of livestock shows, shopping, food and entertainment.

Lindsey Rendall, Helen Wright

Annie Nunn, Thomas Over, Siobhan Cleeve

Jemima Withey, Sally Leggett

Melvyn Howe, Eric the Ear, Matthew Coward, Lisa Glazebrook, Teresa Sadler

Countess of Cranbrook

Stephen Miles, Chris Bushby

Jill Barrett, Michael Grist

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Stephen Unwin, Sarah Orford, Chris Knock, Tamara Unwin, Nick Corke

George Ward, Richard Trott

Geoff Rivers, Deborah Cadman

John Kerridge, Mike King

Raewyn & Philip Hope-Cobbold

Emma Pratt, Sir Peter Batho, Clare Countess of Euston

David Nunn, Penny & Lord Deben

Mark Whyman, Robert Butcher

Gordon Joyce, Michael Duale

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Walk on the Waterside

Walk On The Waterside Jimmy’s Farm was a sea of pink as walkers gathered in readiness for the 13 mile charity ‘Walk On The Waterside’. Raising valuable funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer their route took in much of the Shotley Peninsular and a loop of Alton Water Reservoir before returning to Jimmy’s Farm for a special lunch.

Julie Turnbull, Kate Paul, Toni Coward, Sonia Mermagen, Helen Gilmour, Maggi Digby

Jean Saul, Rita Krolik, Ginnie Hart, Susan Bigmore, Annette Whybrow

Diana Jones, Charlie Short, Janie Barbiaux

Ann Gilmour, Caroline De Max, Harriet De Max

Doreen Glassford, Sally Hehir

Mary Rolls, Mackie Ryan

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My Suffolk

Anne Gould talks to Fiona Siddall of Easton Farm Park about her life in Suffolk

hat do you love about Suffolk? I am born and bred Suffolk and came home to roost 12 years ago after lots of work, study and travel around the UK and other places. I love the rural landscape, the wild coast, the market towns, the familiarity of such strong communities and the quirks of Suffolk life.  Despite the ease of communication via mobile, email, twitter and facebook, Suffolk is still heavily dependent upon word of mouth to spread news through villages – I love that!  Have you got a favourite place in Suffolk to escape to when you need to think? A brisk walk along the beach at Thorpeness with the dogs puts life in balance and blows the cobwebs away and my mobile doesn’t work there which makes it a real escape from modern life.

Maltings.  Off to the White Horse in Easton for lunch in front of the fire, a walk with the dogs and, if I really wanted to impress, supper at the Salthouse in Ipswich.  Urban friends might be taken for a browse around the antique shops in Woodbridge with lunch at Paddy Hockley’s place and a walk along the river. If you had to illustrate the county with a single photograph what shot would you take? The perfect spring shot on the farm with lambs, Suffolk Punch foal and pink blossom. Which restaurants do you like to eat at? Having taken on the White Horse at Easton nearly two years ago, we tend to be more pubbiased these days, although I would never pass up an invite to Milsoms at Kesgrave Hall.

of business are the heart of our market towns and should be supported and frequented so we don’t lose them.  We love Henry Abbott’s in Debenham – what they don’t stock is probably not worth having, a real treasure trove. Why is Suffolk a great place to bring up children? We had a fabulous childhood on the farm, with summers on the Meare at Thorpeness – and it is still possible to have a “Swallows & Amazons” childhood in Suffolk with lots of country activities and a perfect blend of countryside, coast, rivers and space to run around.  There are lots of great schools and inspiring teachers and I am definitely enjoying introducing my two tinies to our great county.

Do you support the arts? Where do you go? I have to admit that we have been a little Adnam’s or Greene King? lacking of late due to sleepless nights at home.  Aspall! Where do you walk? We like to visit the Alde Valley Art Festival in Does Suffolk still have surprises in store? With a toddler and newborn baby we stay the spring and to wander around the galleries When did the county last surprise you? fairly close to home on the footpaths of Midat Snape Maltings.  I am looking forward to my When we went to the panto at the Theatre Suffolk trying to find puddles to jump in.  One two being old enough to enjoy the Children’s Royal in Bury.  I hadn’t been to Bury for a while Theatre at the Wolsey and am sad that the of my favourite walks is on the Green Trail at and had forgotten how vibrant it is, and we Easton Farm Park along the banks of the river Spa Pavilion is out of action as I was looking all loved the panto in this intimate and Deben.  As the river slowly winds through the forward to some of the Children’s shows that stylish venue. farm and the animals all chill out in the safe they used to host.  I keep one eye on the pastures, everything seems to slow down.  activities at the Regent, but am lucky not to Do you think it’s important that we shop local have to travel too far as the Maverick Festival and support local businesses and tradesmen? If you were showing people around Suffolk takes place on the farm and we are launching It is vital to support local businesses and trade who had never been here before where an exciting Children’s Festival this year in in order to maintain a healthy local economy would you take them? August with puppetry, literary theatre, music, and sustain jobs for the future generations.  So many choices…  I would take them to clowns, canoeing and lots more. Aldeburgh for breakfast at Munchies and coffee There have recently been some key local at the Brudenell.  Stock up at Friday Street Farm community services lost around us, including Seagers of Wickham Market and Animal Shop and stop off for a browse around Snape Health Supplies in Framlingham. These types 82 | placesandfaces.co.uk


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