Suffolk as a Setting in Literature

Many of us will be aware of the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis movie ‘Yesterday’ recently shot in Suffolk, but did you know the county has a long history of featuring in novels too?
Here’s a selection:


Ipswich Streets Commemorate Anti-Slavery Campaigners

UK Abolition of Slavery Act

The UK Abolition of Slavery Act became law on 25th March, 1807, but did you know that a number of streets in Ipswich were named in recognition of the most prominent campaigners?


Fresh Air and Exercise

Before I start the next post, I feel it is only right that I add a small paragraph just to say that at the time of writing, by the very knowledgeable, Alison Withers, the UK was not on “lock-down” due to COVID-19. However, I thought that as people are getting in to the habit of walking or cycling and enjoying the fresh air, then this was still worthy of sharing, so new found love of the outdoors can continue, once travel and social distancing measures are lifted.

Some Less well-known Suffolk places for fresh air and exercise


Suffolk Quiz – April 2020

Quiz – A little light relief for you during Covid-19 Lockdown

We’ve put together a quiz for you to have a go at, perhaps over a coffee, while we are all staying home and self-isolating. Some of the answers are in previous blogs, but some aren’t!


Suffolk’s Famous & Notorious and Possibly Surprising People

Suffolk’s Famous and Notorious Connections

What do all these well-known and famous people have in common – Sir Peter Hall CBE, Ralph Fiennes, Benjamin Britten, June Brown MBE and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey? They were all born in Suffolk.

How about these famous people – P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, John Peel, Twiggy, Bill Wyman, Griff Rhys Jones and,