There will be no Maritime Woodbridge festival of the sea in 2016, because the former Whisstocks site on which it has been held in the past is undergoing redevelopment. However, the show will be relaunched in 2017.
The event, which has attracted thousands of visitors to Woodbridge in recent years as part of the National Heritage Open Days, will be centred on the redeveloped site. It will benefit from the new public open space and the town’s new boat building shed, plus the relocated town museum
Maritime Woodbridge Treasurer Professor Ted Evans explains: “We were reluctant to drop the event for 2016, but concluded that not having the Whisstocks site available would have meant space for some of the main attractions could not be found. However, the redeveloped site will be a big benefit for future shows. We are already working on ideas for 2017, but would welcome new volunteers to join our committee.”