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PICTURES: Shoppers embrace festive spirit at Hartest winter market

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

Quince, Lee Bye

Culture: Lee Bye from Tuddenham Mill hails the Ugly Sister

‘The Roman quince’, Mat says with a smirk, shaking vigorously our latest martini cocktail at Tuddenham.

Paddy & Scott's

Culture: Caffeine buzzzzzzzzz by Paddy & Scott's

It’s no secret that the Paddy & Scott’s team’s priority every morning is to fire up the espresso machines and get the first coffee of the day under way as soon as possible. We all feel more productive and ready to face the day with a coffee in hand.

Long tailed tits

Culture: Wildlife - Feed the birds

During the winter months, visits to our bird feeders reach a peak as natural food becomes much scarcer. This is the time when keeping the feeders full is of most importance as our small birds will be feeding from first light to last light every day.

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.

Food by Nicola Miller

Culture: Food by Nicola Miller

Food writer Nicola Miller takes a trip down memory lane when she enjoyed an Austrian adventure
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.

Maison Bleue

Culture: Maison Bleue's Pascal Canevet - Raising a glass to the season and artisan producers

This week, Culture introduces a new columnist in Pascal Canevet, owner chef of the award-winning French restaurant Maison Bleue
Jimmy Osmond

Culture: From The Osmonds to Andy Williams - Jimmy Osmond makes a date for Bury St Edmunds

He’s been in showbusiness for 50 years and his passion for performing is still as strong. The irrepressible Jimmy Osmond talks Elvis, Michael Jackson and why Andy Williams is special to him ahead of his tribute show to the crooner at The Apex


Culture: Must-have Christmas cookery books by Nicola Miller

Looking for a Christmas present for someone? Look no further. . . Food writer Nicola Miller gives us a taste of some must-have cookery books

One of the nooks at Tuddenham Mill

Culture: Tuddenham Mill stay was a splash-hit with me says editor Barry Peters

As the sun set across the meadow and I splashed my face with the water which had been warmed by a log burner for our hot tub, the day’s pressures floated away. . .

Gastrono-me fritters

Culture: Brunch is a serious game, says Gastrono-me's Gemma Simmonite

At Gastrono-me it’s fairly safe to say we take brunch pretty seriously.

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.

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