Guided walks offer journey through village’s rich past

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A weekly series of guided walks examining the history of Long Melford is set to begin on Sunday.

The tours, which take roughly one-and-a-half hours, are being led by experienced Blue Badge Guides and are suitable for wheelchairs, scooters and pushchairs. Dogs on leads are also welcome.

These walks have been developed in partnership with the Lavenham Tourist Information Centre, which is run by Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils, and the Long Melford Business Association following inquiries from visitors into Long Melford and its history.

The series of walks, which is set to continue throughout the summer, begins on Sunday at 2.30pm from Tiffin’s Tea Emporium in Hall Street, where tickets costing £4 for adults can be purchased on the day.

Alternatively, those interested can book tickets in advance from the tourist information centre in Lady Street in Lavenham.

From Tiffin’s, the guided walk takes in the architecture of the main street, which is East Anglia’s longest high street, before reaching the green and finishing at the church.