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Walberswick village Walberswick village from St. Andrew’s Church tower

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Railway Connection To Southwold - The Story Pre 1879 Much has been written about the Southwold Railway, which operated 1879-1929 from Halesworth to Southwold with stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. Here, David Lee tells of pre-1879 attempts to establish a rail connection. [ website ] Round Tower Churches This area certainly has some wonderful churches. An East Anglian speciality is the Round Tower church. Of the 42 of these in Suffolk several are in this area - for example Bramfield (where the tower is uniquely detached from the church - see www.bramfield.net), at Holton, Frostenden and also at Thorington, to name but a few. [ website ] Humphrey Jennings - A Genius Of The British Cinema Bill Barrett gives a short account of Walberswick-born Humphrey Jennings. [ website ] Roadside Milestones The roadways of north-east Suffolk feature many old milestones, signs that these routes have been unchanged for centuries. This is the website of The Milestone Society and features a wealth of information about milestones nationwide. [ website ] 'Waverley' Pleasure Steamer Website for the famous last sea-going paddle steamer, now in charity ownership. As well as operating other UK trips and services, usually also sails from Southwold (either to London or on a local cruise). A wonderful experience. [ website ] Southwold Railway The railway operated to Southwold from Halesworth 1879-1929, stopping at stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. This is the website for the enthusiastic Southwold Railway Trust, full of lots of information and interest. On-line shop. Their site at Steamworks, Blyth Road, Southwold is open to the public on selected dates. [ website ] Suffolk Wildlife Trust With more than 60 nature reserves throughout Suffolk the Suffolk Wildlife Trust works to protect the County's wildlife. Local branch at Southwold. [ website ] Blythburgh In 1792 Read Alan Mackley's report of Blythburgh in 1792, including the names of some of the inhabitants. [ website ] Blythburgh And Its Shops In The 1920s An interesting history note about Blythburgh and its shops in the 1920s by Nora Brown, with deliveries made to nearby villages such as Wenhaston and Walberswick. [ website ] Road Accidents Involving Deer This area of Suffolk has its share of wild deer which can be seen on the fields or in Dunwich Forest. (Watch out for the increasingly common small Muntjac). Deer can though stray onto the roads and lanes with a resulting road traffic accident. This website link goes to an on-going research project which is collecting data nationwide on traffic accidents involving deer. Since the project began in 2003, tens of thousands of incidents have been recorded. [ website ] Walpole Old Chapel Once a farmhouse, this Grade II* listed building has a long history as a non-conformist meeting house, evidenced by its superb interior. Open to view on selected dates during summer months. Events programme. [ website ] Artists In The Blyth Valley Artists of all abilities have resided in Walberswick, Blythburgh and the Blyth Valley, some more well-known than others. This History Note names just some of them. [ website ] William Morris And Blythburgh Church Alan Mackley's interesting article about William Morris (1834-1896) and Blythburgh Church. [ website ] RNLI Southwold Webpage Dedicated to saving lives at sea and funded almost entirely by donations, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution relies on volunteer crews to man lifeboats and provide a 24 hour service around the coast of the UK and Republic of Ireland. This is their page about the Southwold station (located at Southwold Harbour). [ website ] Selling A Wife In Blythburgh How times change! This interesting snippet dates from 1789. [ website ] The Poaching Priors Of Blythburgh Poaching by Priors and others involving Westwood warren and Walberswick in this interesting article by Alan Mackley. [ website ] Tide Tables For Southwold Tidal information for Southwold, from the BBC [ website ] Charles Rennie Mackintosh In 1914 the Glasgow-born architect, designer and painter Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) spent a restful year in Walberswick. He is just one of many notable artists to have benefitted from a stay here. This link is to the website of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society where you can learn about this influential and creative genius. [ website ] Crime Around The Blyth One of the Blythburgh History Notes (available on www.blythweb.co.uk) in which Keith Johnceline, a Wenhaston Local History Recorder, shows that this area is no stranger to Crime. [ website ] Blythburgh Village Blythburgh is on the A12 near Southwold and Walberswick, with the landmark Holy Trinity church, beautifully floodlit at night. [ website ] Black Shuck At Blythburgh In 1577 the evil dog Black Shuck is said to have terrified the congregation in Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, leaving death, destruction and claw marks in its wake. This item collates reports of phantom dogs throughout the UK. [ website ] Henham Hall - A Lost House The Henham Estate lies just north of Blythburgh and is nowadays famous for being the location of the summertime Latitude festival. Landscaped by Repton, but no large House remains to complement it. Alan Mackley here relates the story of Henham Hall. [ website ] The Lambeth Life, St.Walstan And 'Blyborow Town' This Blythburgh History Note by Carol Twinch explores the possible links between St.Walstan and Blythburgh and also features Walberswick. [ website ]

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