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PICTURES: High praise for Hartest arts and crafts autumn showcase

The organiser of Hartest’s third arts and crafts market of the year said she was “blown away” by the positive response to the event.

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Long Melford, Suffolk. Sudbury and District Philatelic Society Stamp Day held at Long Melford Old School. Pictured is Ray Watts, 87, who started collecting stamps at 13. looking at some Penny Black stamp from 1841.

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PICTURE: Stamp Day in Long Melford draws collectors from far and wide

Stamp collectors and dealers from across East Anglia and beyond were drawn to Long Melford on Saturday for the Sudbury and District Philatelic Society Stamp Day.

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The Mill Hotel, Walnut Lane, Sudbury
Sudbury Town Council calendar is being launched.  Artist Robin Drury, who is also a town councillor, has sketched pictures for the calendar of views around Sudbury. Funds will go towards the Sudbury Tourist Information Centre.
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Sketches of Sudbury compiled into calendar in aid of tourist information centre

Scenic views of Sudbury capturing everyday life have been compiled in a 2018 calendar to raise funds for the tourist information centre.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. Sudbury Model Railway Exhibition at St Peter's Church. Pictured is Malcolm Hine with his model railway called Fullers Wharf.

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PICTURES: Sudbury model railway exhibition hits the right tracks

Delight and awe were seen on the faces of visitors to Sudbury Model Railway Club’s 37th annual exhibition on Saturday.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. St Peter's Church Autumn Craft Fair in Sudbury. Pictured are Hollie Thorman of Hugo Pawtisserie and Michelle Sewell of Poochie Pals.

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Hand-crafted delights at Sudbury fair

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St Peter's, Sudbury.

St Peter’s of Sudbury prepares Heritage Lottery Fund bid towards £2.2m project

St Peter’s in Sudbury is gearing up for its second attempt at securing a major portion of the £2.2 million it needs to revitalise the venue for a new generation.

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Gainsboroughs House Museum plans the recreation of 18th century studio like T Gainsborough would have used.

FL; Director Mark Bills with Pitminster Boy which shows a lad with G's palette and brushes.

Artists to support £8.7m Gainsborough’s House project with two fundraisers

Prominent British artists have backed an ongoing £8.7 million fundraising effort to create a national Thomas Gainsborough centre in Sudbury, with two big art events next month.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. Sudbury Heritage Open Day 2017. Pictured from left Richard Statham, Jacqui Howells (Town Clerk), Sarah Page (Sudbury Town Mayor), Sue Ayres Sudbury Deputy Mayor, Esther Booth and Sue Yule.

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PICTURES: Sudbury celebrates history and culture on Heritage Open Day

Sudbury celebrated its history and culture earlier this month, as venues across the town threw open their doors for the annual Heritage Open Day.

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Lavenham, Suffolk. Lavenham Library Summer Reading Challenge awards presentation with Suffolk County Councillor Robert Lindsay also pictured is Elise Hardly library manager.

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PICTURES: Suffolk’s young readers receive awards from Summer Reading Challenge

Children who took part in a summer reading initiative run by Suffolk Libraries have received their well-earned medals and certificates.

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Lavenham, Suffolk. Lavenham Open Gardens event to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice. Pictured is Neil Warden as Ned the Wool Merchant the original owner of his house on Water Lane. 

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PICTURES: Lavenham heads back in time for Open Gardens day

Visitors stepped back in time to admire the serenity and peacefulness of large gardens in the heart of Lavenham on Sunday.

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Wakes Colne, Essex. Chappel Beer Festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Bex Wilkinson and David Witherspoon

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PICTURES: Chappel Beer Festival brings cheer to more than 10,000 visitors

More than 10,000 people visited the Chappel Beer Festival over the weekend, including beer-lovers from as far afield as Scotland and Australia.

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All Saints Church, Little Cornard



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Little Cornard church bells restoration project aims high after donations boost

An ambitious project to revive the historic church bells in Little Cornard has set its sights even higher, following the success of its fundraising appeal.

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Unveiling ceremony of the new centrepiece on the drinking fountain by Mayor Jack Owen

Pictured: Cilla Elford with Lottie, Sarah Reeve with Tula, Mayor Jack Owen . Cllr John Sayers and Valerie Wright with Mr Darcy

Sudbury Heritage Centre launches appeal for Dalmatians to aid tribute display

Sudbury Heritage Centre’s new £30,000 extension features a tribute to author Dodie Smith, who wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians in 1956.

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Cavendish Annual Fete and Horticultural Show

Pictured: 1st Cavendish Brownies and Guides who were raising money for a trip to Iceland in 2019: Rebecca Cox, Katie De'Scathebury, Melody Evans, Caitlin Evans and Abby Evans


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PICTURES: Annual Cavendish fete is a record breaker

Around 1,500 people helped make the annual Cavendish Fete and Horticultural Show the best yet, with around £3,000 raised for the village.

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Long Melford Heritage Centre a collect of rare Iron Age pottery dating back of 2000 years discovered at Chantry House, with John Nunn Heritage Centre co-founder and Long Melford parish councillor.
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Rare Iron Age burial artifacts go on display in Long Melford

The discovery of historic artifacts in Long Melford – thought to be about 2,000 years old – has been described as “a rarity” and “a bonus” for the village, after it went on display over the weekend.

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Outside Clare library, Guildhall, High Street, Clare CO10 8NY

Award presentations across Suffolk to recognise young summer readers

Suffolk Libraries is celebrating a successful summer of inspiring children to read with a series of medal ceremonies across the county.

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Pictured: The Red Arrows display team get the families day flying display under way.

Wattisham families celebrate military history
 
Aircraft of all shapes and sizes converged on Wattisham Flying Station to celebrate 135 years of history for the bases units.

Soldiers who fly and maintain the Apache attack helicopter joined with their families and contractors today (Thu 24 Aug) for a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Army Air Corps and 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Alongside displays by the Royal Air Forces Red Arrows aerobatic team and Falcons parachute display team, the highlight was an explosive demonstration by the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT).

PICTURES: Aircraft displays mark history of Wattisham Flying Station

Soldiers and families joined together on Thursday to celebrate 135 years of history for Wattisham Flying Station.

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Belchamp St Paul, Essex. The Half Moon Annual Beer Festival 2017 - Steve Harris, Charlie Tindall and Martin Watson.

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PICTURES: Hundreds bask in sunshine at Half Moon Beer Festival in Belchamp

Publicans David and Katrina Crook were celebrating as visitors to their beer festival in Belchamp St Paul enjoyed almost unbroken sunshine.

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The Suffolk Befriending Scheme charity in Sudbury. Pictured: Claire Suddaby (Team and projects manager), Vikki Tinsley (Finance and office manager), Shirley Moore (Chief exec), Tash Young (Administrator and tutor) and Angie Bentley (Training administrator).

Annual summer party to celebrate work of Befriending Scheme in Sudbury

A Sudbury charity which gives support to vulnerable adults aged 16 and over hopes to bring people together for some Wild West-themed fun when it hosts its annual summer party this weekend.

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Sudbury Carnival 2017

Pictured: Sudbury neighbours got together to make a float. (Cliff Richards Summer Holiday)



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

SUDBURY CARNIVAL 2017: Town turns out for fantastic day at carnival

Thousands of people swarmed into Belle Vue Park on Sunday to enjoy a great afternoon of fun and entertainment at Sudbury Carnival.

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