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20th November 2018

Stowmarket News

New trains arrive in East Anglia

The first of Greater Anglia’s brand new Swiss trains has now arrived in East Anglia. The four-carriage bi-mode train, which will ultimately run on regional lines across the Greater Anglia network arrived today. It was pulled to Norwich by a locomotive and will now undergo a programme of testing around the network before it is

Beware of FAKE Poppy sales

With just a few days to go before Remembrance, The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is urging members of the British public to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year. Their donations are intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families. Instead they could end up benefitting fraudsters

Burglary warning as clocks go back

As the clocks go back this weekend and the nights get darker, Suffolk police is urging the public to increase their vigilance around home and vehicle security. To prevent the seasonal increase in burglaries and theft from motor vehicles, the force is encouraging householders and motorists to follow some simple crime prevention advice to keep

Bonfire Night Celebrations at Stowmarket

The Museum of East Anglian Life holds it’s annual Bonfire Night on Saturday 3rd November and a very special guest will be in attendance. The Empress of Britain, the museum’s iconic and much-loved steam engine, was taken away back in 2017 after failing her boiler inspection. The museum obtained a grant of £16,500 from the

Half Term Fun at Stonham Barns

During the October school holidays from Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th Stonham Barns are pleased to see the return of Alex Morley Productions who this time are presenting The Spooky Halloween Show – Adventure in Spooky Towers! from 2pm each day. Come and join Alex and Robbie as they check into the Spooky Towers Hotel

Look out the Vikings are coming!!!

On Saturday 20th October from 11am to 8pm a new show comes to Stonham Barns, the Saxon & Viking Festival. There will be over 10 different re-enactment groups from around the country creating a living history camp made up solely for the Viking and Saxon period. These groups will give an insight into the Viking

Cider and Song Festival

An exciting new era for the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket will be ushered in with the inaugural Cider and Song Festival launching on the 20th October 2018. The Cider and Song Festival will include the unveiling of the first tree to be planted in a brand new orchard at the museum, with 67

New era for Museum of East Anglian Life

An exciting new era for the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket will be ushered in with the inaugural Cider and Song Festival launching on the 20th October 2018. The Cider and Song Festival will include the unveiling of the first tree to be planted in a brand new orchard at the museum, with 67

Get your running shoes on for charity

There are just a few spaces left for the Honour Run taking place on 21 October, so if you want one, you better get your running shoes on now! An impressive 186 participants have already signed up for fun run to help raise money for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal. There are currently 54

Antiques, Vintage and Retro Fair

Back again for the second time this year Stonham Barns will be hosting an Antique, Vintage, Retro & Collectors Fair on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. This will be another fabulous chance to look around the many indoor and outdoor stalls selling a wide variety of antiques and collectables to suit all tastes and

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