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Family day out proves egg-tra good in Long Melford


By Newsdesk Sudbury


Sunshine brought out scores of families searching for Easter eggs in the grounds of Melford Hall at the weekend.

The annual Easter egg hunt is a popular event and this year proved a big success, with the warm weather encouraging lots of families and children to take part.

Hundreds of chocolate eggs were hidden throughout the hall’s grounds over the Easter weekend, from Friday to Monday.

Easter Egg hunts at Melford Hall - Families enjoy the sunshine..Pic - Richard Marsham. (8907025)
Easter Egg hunts at Melford Hall - Families enjoy the sunshine..Pic - Richard Marsham. (8907025)

A spokeswoman said: “It was very well attended this year because of the good weather.

“We had a total of 365 children who registered to take part. The chocolate eggs were a little bigger this year.”

Easter Egg hunts at Melford Hall - (L-R)Ted Wetton, 5 and Hugh Wetton 2, enjoy the easter egg hunt..Pic - Richard Marsham. (8907021)
Easter Egg hunts at Melford Hall - (L-R)Ted Wetton, 5 and Hugh Wetton 2, enjoy the easter egg hunt..Pic - Richard Marsham. (8907021)

Melford Hall is run by the National Trust and is the family home of Sir Richard Hyde Parker and his wife, Jeanie.

On Saturday, the hall is staging a talk called ‘Tales from the High Seas’ about the naval exploits of the Hyde Parker family who were a sea-faring dynasty.

On May 25, there is a chance to see some of the hall’s paintings as never seen before – by specialist LED torchlight.

Guides will reveal colours, brush strokes and signatures hidden in the paintings and they will be looking at conservation themes and explaining how they care for the hall’s works of art.



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