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PICTURES: Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall transports Long Melford to Victorian era

Visitors were transported back to the Victorian era to experience a magical Dickensian Christmas in Long Melford at the weekend.

Hartest Winter Festive Market

Pictured: Sarah Hubbard - Fibre artisan 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Shoppers embrace festive spirit at Hartest winter market

Shoppers got into the festive spirit at Hartest’s winter Christmas market at the weekend.

Archaeological excavations off Bull Lane in Long Melford. Photo credit: Dave Williams.

Digs unearth evidence of Long Melford’s ancient history

New evidence of human activity dating back thousands of years has been unearthed in Long Melford, following a series of archaeological digs.

LAVENHAM: Lavenham Christmas Fair
Evie Lambert and Jess Casey santa's little helpers
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Thousands get into Christmas spirit at Lavenham winter festival

Thousands of visitors poured into Lavenham to get into the Christmas spirit at the village’s record-breaking three-day winter festival.

Christmas Indoor Craft Market, to raise money for the The Delphi Centre in Sudbury.

Pictured: Denise Davies (Organiser) with her cake stall

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Indoor Christmas market helps raise awareness of Delphi Centre in Sudbury

Organisers said they had a good turnout for an indoor craft market held at Sudbury’s Delphi Centre on Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair in Clare Town Hall, part of Small business Saturday

Pictured: Victoria Gee from Gee & CO

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Clare gets crafty with annual Christmas fair

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Clare.

Long Melford Olde Christmas

Pictured: John Murdy, Mandy Hartley and Simon Webb with their Steam Engines

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Old-fashioned Christmas event gets Long Melford in festive mood

The festive spirit was certainly in evidence in Long Melford last Sunday as the village’s third annual Olde Christmas event took place.

All Saints Church in Chelsworth Christmas Fair. Cheeky Elves Alison Mardell and Michelle Curtis.

PICTURES: Cheerful time at Christmas fairs in Clare and Chelsworth

Stalls selling all sorts of tempting gifts were on show at two Christmas fairs last weekend.

Lavenham Christmas Fair

Pictured: Oliver and Harry Clark (Both 3), Laura Addison with Jack Addison (9 months), Santa and the Elfs

Three-day Christmas fair arrives in Lavenham tomorrow

Lavenham will be covered with festive cheer when the three-day winter wonderland arrives tomorrow.

Visitors enjoy the Chriskindlmrkt at Preston Manor Barn.
Pic - Richard Marsham

PICTURES: Shoppers enjoy taste of Germany at Preston St Mary festive fair

Shoppers were given a taste of a traditional German festive market in Preston St Mary at the weekend.

Reverend Richard Coles (far right) with BBC radio broadcaster JP Devlin and Chair of Lavenham Literary Festival, Pat Rockall

Lavenham Literary Festival is a real page-turner

Book-lovers were given an insight into a writer’s imagination with a line-up of talks at this year’s Lavenham Literary Festival.

The Old School, Long Melford
Christmas Fair at The Old School in Long Melford - a fundraising event
in support of the Small Animal Welfare Charity.
Seesaw Volunteers and supporters
Picture Mark Westley

Festive fair in Long Melford raises £4,100 for animal welfare charity

Shoppers were in high spirits at Long Melford’s Christmas fair to raise funds for an animal welfare charity.

Layham Road, Shelley
Michael Crowe won Eastern Region award for his painting at the 21st National Open
Art competition in London.
Picture Mark Westley

Shelley artist crowned East of England Painter of the Year

An artist from Shelley has won a prestigious award for his oil painting which earned top recognition from more than 4,000 entries.

Christmas Lights switch on in Sudbury .


Sudbury set for Christmas Fair and Lights Switch-On tomorrow

The streets of Sudbury are set to be illuminated with festive colours tomorrow, as the town kicks off the season of giving with a Christmas Fair and Lights Switch-On.

All Saints Church, Little Cornard

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Little Cornard church bells restoration project hits key milestone

The campaign to restore a village’s long-dormant church bells has reached a major milestone, as they are removed last week for their first refurbishment in hundreds of years.

Winner of short story competition - not in order:(library unable to provide order) Isabel Barlow, Helena Bulacz, Poppy Taylor and Tommy Bentley

Youngsters become published writers following Sudbury Library competition

Budding writers have had their short stories compiled in a book as part of a competition to raise funds for Sudbury Library.

Clare, Suffolk. The Stour Studio Christmas Exhibition is showcasing work by local artists. Pictured from left are the artists with some of their work Jan Couling, Federico Baca, Clare Waterer, Paul Vousden and Ailsa Lyn.


PICTURES: Christmas art showcase in Clare is picture perfect

Artists showcased their work at an early festive event in Clare at the weekend.

The Town Hall,Guildhall Complex, Market Place, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Craft and Food Fair organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment charity.
Dining Room Tea and Cake with Sue Munson, Jan Byrne, Sarah Loftus, Brian Loftus and Glenn Root.
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Sweet success for Hadleigh’s annual craft and food fair

More than 500 people poured into Hadleigh’s Guildhall on Sunday to sample the delights of one of the most popular food and gift events in the town’s calendar.

Guy Fawkes Trail in Halstead Public Gardens. 

Pictured; Hearn and Hollinshead family on the trail

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Guy Fawkes Trail delights youngsters across Halstead

The sounds of excited children echoed around Halstead Public Gardens in New Street as the town’s annual Guy Fawkes Trail got underway.

Fireworks display.

Thousands expected at Sudbury fireworks display this weekend

A huge fireworks display in the skies above Sudbury is expected to draw more than 3,000 visitors when it arrives on Bonfire Night at the weekend.

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