Her Late Majesty The Queen Had An Enduring Connection With Suffolk

Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty The Queen

Private and Official Visits

As we, like the rest of the country, mourn the death of the Queen we send condolences to her family. We look back on some of the occasions when she visited Suffolk.
Over her 70 years on the throne she visited for both private and official state occasions.

Quiz. How Well do you know Suffolk?

Quick Quiz

Quiz Time

1. Which Suffolk village signs has a horse-drawn cart standing next to a mill, along with a church topped by a crown?

2. Which Suffolk village has mostly been submerged by the sea?

3. Where is there a famous sculpture on a beach with the words “I hear those voices that will not be drowned” around the edge and who was the sculptor?

4. Why did an Ipswich-born Cardinal fall out of favour with Henry Vlll and what was his name?

5. Which Suffolk-based manufacturer makes an ingredient that goes into Maltesers and where is it?

6. Where were the first lawnmowers mass-produced in England and by whom?

7. Where and when was Radar developed?

8. Who was the King of East Anglia before the Norman Conquest?

9. Which popular 20th Century newspaper cartoonist worked in Suffolk for much of his life and where is there a statue in his honour?

10. What is the statue in Giles’ Honour?

A Little Help for Small Businesses

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A Little Help for Small Businesses

Happy New Year to you all as the country returns to strict lockdown number 3 in an effort to control the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is hardly welcome news for all those businesses, particularly in retail, that are deemed non-essential and have to close their doors.

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,