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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Kids in Woodbridge to get behind the wheel

A driver training course which allows 10-year olds to get behind the wheel has announced it is launching in Woodbridge. The scheme offers driving lessons to 10-17 year olds and will take over the airfield at Bentwaters Park on June 2. Participants will be in real cars with real instructors and have the option to […]

Celebrated author set to come to Woodbridge

It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday and we wanted to shout from the rooftops about a very exciting event coming to town thanks to the Woodbridge Emporium. The biggest-selling female historian in the UK is coming to Woodbridge. Alison Weir who has published 23 titles and sold more than 2.7 million books – a million in the UK and […]

Woodbridge dons wedding hats for royal celebration

A tea party with a royal twist is being held in Woodbridge to celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry. Town shoppers are being asked to don their wedding hats for a bake sale to raise money for charity. Cakes are being made by Christine’s Patisserie and tearoom, The Cake Shop, Honey and […]

Swifts to find a home in the Tide Mill

The decline in swift numbers is causing alarm to wildlife experts and nature lovers. One of the major factors is the lack of suitable nesting sites which tend to be holes in building roofs. Major efforts are being made UK wide to encourage builders to incorporate special bricks under the eaves for them to nest […]

Beowulf brings visitors to Woodbridge

The Beowulf festival was hailed a huge success by organisers after it encouraged hundreds of people to visit the town. The event was organised by outgoing Woodbridge Mayor Clare Perkins with help from Woodbridge composer Jan Pulsford and was held in lieu of a Mayor’s ball. “It was amazing,” said Ms Perkins, “The music was […]

Budding reporters interview journalist for school paper

An experienced journalist who manages the PR for Choose Woodbridge visited a local primary school this week to help their press gang write a newspaper story. Sixty pupils from Kyson Primary School worked with columnist and reporter Ellen Widdup who provided some top tips on how to put a news story together. The children, aged […]

Tony Moorcroft: “Every day in Woodbridge feels like a holiday!”

It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday – time to meet another member of the Woodbridge business community. Tony Moorcroft is the managing director of Coast Consulting Ltd, which aims to help individuals, teams and businesses achieve their full potential through focused coaching and training. What would you say are the top three skills needed to run a successful business? I would […]

Woodbridge man invents genius coffee cup

A Woodbridge inventor has created a coffee cup which can be recycled in existing systems. Martin Myerscough, from Woodbridge, Suffolk, hopes Frugal Cups will help cut the estimated 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown away in the UK each year. In late October Blue Planet II started running on the BBC and not for the first […]

Take a walk on the wild side in Woodbridge

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

Children get to grips with the art challenge

Schoolchildren across Woodbridge are contributing to an art exhibition inspired by one of the oldest poems in the English language. Pupils of Bealings, Kyson and St Mary’s primary schools have all been producing pieces of work to showcase as part of the Spirit of Beowulf Festival in the town. Their masterpieces will be displayed alongside […]