Wangford General Interest Links
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Black Shuck at Blythburgh [ Website ] In 1577 the evil dog Black Shuck is said to have terrified the congregation in Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, leaving death, destruction and claw marks in its wake. This item collates reports of phantom dogs throughout the UK. Round Tower Churches [ Website ] This area certainly has some wonderful churches. An East Anglian speciality is the Round Tower church. Of the 42 of these in Suffolk several are in this area - for example Bramfield (where the tower is uniquely detached from the church - see www.bramfield.net), at Holton, Frostenden and also at Thorington, to name but a few. Road accidents involving Deer [ Website ] This area of Suffolk has its share of wild deer which can be seen on the fields or in Dunwich Forest. (Watch out for the increasingly common small Muntjac). Deer can though stray onto the roads and lanes with a resulting road traffic accident. This website link goes to an on-going research project which is collecting data nationwide on traffic accidents involving deer. Since the project began in 2003, over 30,000 incidents have been recorded. The Suffolk Sandlings [ Website ] Areas of this part of north-east Suffolk, including Walberswick and Wenhaston, feature some lovely lowland heath - some of Britain's rarest habitat. Learn more about these remnants of the once extensive Suffolk Sandlings on these webpages from Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Southwold Railway [ Website ] The Southwold railway operated between Halesworth and Southwold 1879-1929, stopping at stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. This is the website for the enthusiastic Southwold Railway Trust, full of lots of information and interest. The Trust run a great shop and office (staffed by volunteers) at 27 High Street,Southwold, where you are most welcome to call in and find out more. 'Waverley' and 'Balmoral' Pleasure Steamers [ Website ] Website for these famous pleasure steamers which, as well as operating other UK trips and services, also sail from Southwold (either to London or on a local cruise). Roadside Milestones [ Website ] The roadways of north-east Suffolk feature many old milestones, signs that these routes have been unchanged for centuries. This is the website of The Milestone Society and features a wealth of information about milestones nationwide. Henham Hall - A Lost House [ Website ] The Henham Estate lies just north of Blythburgh. Landscaped by Repton, but no large House remains to complement it. Alan Mackley here relates the story of Henham Hall. Suffolk Wildlife Trust [ Website ] With more than 60 nature reserves throughout Suffolk the Suffolk Wildlife Trust works to protect the County's wildlife. Local branch at Southwold.
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