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Monthly Archives: April 2018

    Take a walk on the wild side with a trail of dragon footsteps

    Visitors to Woodbridge are being invited to take a walk on the wild side following a trail of dragon footsteps. Large green claw prints have sprung up around the town centre to tie in the upcoming Spirit of Beowulf Festival, a celebration of the famous 7th century poem which is believed to have been composed […]

    Gotelee merges its Woodbridge teams

    Suffolk legal firm, Gotelee, is merging its two Woodbridge teams, to create one expanded service offering in its modern Deben Mill location. The company has seen significant growth in recent months and is making the transition to best serve its clients throughout the Woodbridge and coastal area. Gotelee Solicitors established its presence in Woodbridge in […]

    Beowulf is coming to Woodbridge!

    This is an extended version of an article written by Chairman of Choose Woodbridge James Lightfoot which appeared in the EADT Our Town supplement this month  Beowulf is coming to Woodbridge! This was the message from Michael Wood (the historian) in a documentary about the epic  poem as his train arrived at Woodbridge station. He […]

    Woodbridge mum set to raise funds for breast cancer

    A Woodbridge mum who battled breast cancer has raised £2,500 towards a state-of-the-art Breast Care Centre for Ipswich Hospital. Laura Dolan spoke to members of Woodbridge Rotary Club about her treatment – and her plan to zip-wire off the 120m high maternity block at Ipswich Hospital with her mother Liz Ashford and sisters, Polly Pennington and […]

    Darrell Smith – the floor is yours!

    It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday – our favourite way to celebrate the faces and places which make our town special. Darrell Smith is the wool specialist of Archway Carpets, Church Street, Woodbridge, and boasts more than 30 years of experience in domestic carpet and vinyl and contract flooring for businesses. What would you say are the top three skills […]

    Tony Moorcroft completes the London Marathon

    Woodbridge businessman Tony Moorcroft completed the London Marathon in five hours and 51 minutes last weekend, raising more than £13,000 for charity. The race was the culmination of a fundraising mission for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Tony’s father Austin was diagnosed with the condition last year and he wanted to help raise awareness of the effects of […]

    Clare the Mayor opens the Longshed

    Clare Perkins, Mayor of Woodbridge, officially opened the Longshed building as part of the development of the former Whisstocks boatyard site this weekend. The Open Day included stalls, entertainment and refreshments in the Longshed and on the Waterfront. Visitors met members of the Woodbridge Riverside Trust and heard about plans for building a life-size replica of […]

    Longshed to welcome its first visitors on the Woodbridge Waterfront

    A 20-year campaign to breathe new life into the Woodbridge Waterfront has come to fruition with the signing of a lease for the Longshed building. The purpose-built facility, which has been given to the town as part of the development of the former Whisstocks boatyard site, will be formally opened by the Mayor of Woodbridge […]

    David Attenborough inspires clean up of River Deben

    Sea Scouts, sailors and an environmental group will be teaming up to clean a Suffolk river – after being inspired by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. Transition Woodbridge is inviting people to join in on Saturday, June 3, when litter-pickers will aim to remove waste from the River Deben and clear the Woodbridge side of the waterway. […]

    Laura Miles – the jewel in The Crown

    It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday – a great excuse to celebrate one of the amazing business people who work and live in our town. Here we meet Laura Miles who runs The Crown in the Thoroughfare, a bustling bar, restaurant and boutique hotel. What would you say are the top three skills needed to run a successful business? Great […]