Woodbridge Riverside Trust new website

We have been using the lockdown period to develop a new updated website for WRT. It has just gone live and we would love to hear what you think of it. Please use the contact…

Temporary closure of the Longshed

The Longshed is closed to the public following guidance on reducing the spread of the Covid 19 virus. We aren’t able to keep running practical projects but we are looking at ways of keeping things…

Yachting on film

Maritime Film Festival – January 2020 Sailors are used to getting windswept, wet and cold, but even we sometimes draw the line at doing this in mid-winter and can be reluctant to venture outside in…

Support the Sutton Hoo shipbuild

The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company seasonal greetings cards will be on sale in the Longshed from Tuesday 10 December. Two designs will be available for £5 for 10 (cash only). Please call in on Tuesday,…

Going with the flow

“Going with the Flow – tides and the Deben Estuary” is already a huge success. Over 400 people visited the exhibition in the first two days. More talks, an exhibition and other activities, including special…

Working oak in the Longshed

Come and watch the workers….on 9 October the Longshed will be a hive of activity – even more than usual when the volunteer shipbuilders are hard at work. The Longshed will be open from 10.00-16.00.…

Going with the Flow

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…

New tales about the River Deben

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…

Sae Wylfing at the British Museum

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…

Make Ship Happen

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…

Longshed opening day

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…

Signing the lease

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…

Life on the Deben

Life on the Deben is a major new documentary film that was made in association with Woodbridge Riverside Trust ands first released in December 2017. Presented by author and journalist John McCarthy, the film explores…

The King’s River

The King’s River is a unique musical theatre performance composed by Jana Rowland, Librettists Sylvia Fairley and Dominic Shea. Woodbridge Riverside Trust commissioned The King’s River to celebrate the regeneration of the derelict Whisstocks boatyard…

£8m Whisstocks development

£8M Whisstocks development paves way for Sutton Hoo replica to be built in Woodbridge The Woodbridge Riverside Trust has launched a campaign that will see a full ­scale replica of the Sutton Hoo Anglo­Saxon burial…