Going with the Flow

By bryan_knibbs

Woodbridge Riverside Trust is working with ten partner organisations to celebrate the wonder of tides this autumn. William Thomson, author of the best selling Book of Tides, opens on Wednesday 16 October with an evening talk in the Longshed “Seas the Power”. This is the prelude to nine days of free talks, information, and activities…

New tales about the River Deben

By bryan_knibbs

Help create new tales about the River Deben this Bank Holiday Peppy Barlow and Rosie Walker will be telling old tales and crafting new ones rooted in the banks, tides and landmarks of the River Deben. Come and join them in the Longshed at 2pm on Friday 23 August, Sunday 25 August, Friday 30 August…

Sae Wylfing at the British Museum

By bryan_knibbs

Sae Wylfing set off at five o’clock on Saturday morning for pride of place at the opening of the British Museum’s contribution to the Festival of Archaeology. Organised by the British Council of Archaeology, the festival runs from 13 to 28 July across the UK. An unintended detour via Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross Road…

Make Ship Happen

By bryan_knibbs

Make Ship Happen – excitement in the Longshed The first phase of a donation programme that will allow people to sponsor one of more than 3,500 numbered metal rivets for the Sutton Hoo Ship reconstruction in the Longshed was launched on 7 August. It is hoped this will raise enough money to contract a master…

Longshed opening day

By bryan_knibbs

To celebrate signing the lease and taking possession of the Longshed the Trustees organised a grand opening with the Town Mayor (Clare Perkins) cutting a ribbon and declaring the building open. It was anticipated that over the day visitor numbers would be in the order of 60 or 70, to everybody’s delight over 250 people…

Signing the lease

By bryan_knibbs

On the second of April 2018 our Chairman and the Town Mayor signed the lease giving WRT access to the Longshed for the first time. During the year we held several functions the first being on the 21st April “Open day” when the Mayor cut the ribbon to allow visitors in. We expected between 60…