Wangford General Interest Links
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Southwold Railway [ Website ] The railway operated to Southwold from Halesworth 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. On-line shop. Their site at Steamworks, Blyth Road, Southwold is open to the public on selected dates. Henham Hall - A Lost House [ Website ] The Henham Estate lies just north of Blythburgh and is nowadays famous for being the location of the summertime Latitude festival. Landscaped by Repton, but no large House remains to complement it. Alan Mackley here relates the story of Henham Hall. Walpole Old Chapel [ Website ] Once a farmhouse, this Grade II* listed building has a long history as a non-conformist meeting house, evidenced by its superb interior. Open to view on selected dates during summer months. Events programme. 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. 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, tens of thousands of incidents have been recorded. 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. 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. 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. 'Waverley' Pleasure Steamer [ Website ] Website for the famous last sea-going paddle steamer, now in charity ownership. As well as operating other UK trips and services, usually also sails from Southwold (either to London or on a local cruise). A wonderful experience.
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