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21st March 2019

Stowmarket News

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

Harvest Festival – St Gregory’s

A Flower and Harvest Festival is being held at St. Gregory’s Church, Hemingstone, Nr. Ipswich on 6th and 7th October from 11am until 4pm. This festival celebrating the Armistice, November 1918, spread over the weekend will touch all our hearts and have a special meaning for many as the theme ‘REMEMBRANCE’ commemorates those who lost

Work starts on railway extension

On Sunday 26th at 12.45 The Middy staged a small ceremony for the ‘Cutting of the ‘First Sod’ with the railway’s President Mr. Tony Alston and Mr Rob Patten from TES 2000 Ltd, railway contractors, who are helping with advice and equipment. A train full of well wishers witnessed Mr. Patton, the Project Manager for

War Memorial unveiled at Middy

On Monday 27th August The Middy held a service of remembrance to dedicate the new memorial to MSLR staff who were killed on active service in the First World War. When the war broke out in 1914 there were some 60 staff working on the Middy. Of those who answered the call to the colours

Final Middy runs of Summer – this weekend

26th and 27th August are the last of the Middy Line’s normal summer opening programme, but visitors will be able to see the progress the Middy has been making this season and the remarkable results the happy band of volunteers have achieved. It’s a real testament to the skills and dedication of the team. On

Come follow the band

Following their sell-out performances of Made In Dagenham in May, Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society are now presenting their next show, Come Follow the Band, a spectacular selection of songs from the stage and screen with some favourite classic pop songs in the mix, all performed with a live band. Performances are at the John

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