Author: Keith Parker


The Story of Sutton Hoo

Edith Pretty and her husband, Frank, had been living at Sutton Hoo for eight years when Frank died, leaving Edith to grow ever more inquisitive about the land they had moved to as newly-weds. Edith decided to excavate the land. She approached Basil Brown, who worked as an archaeological contractor for Ipswich Museum, in 1938…

Published: 3rd July 2021

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Bungay Castle

This early medieval fortress dating from the decades following the Norman Conquest, in the form of a square Norman keep was built in 1165 by a feudal Lord – Hugh Bigod and further developed and enlarged over the next two centuries . The remains today of the castle include its keep, gatehouse, curtain wall and…

Published: 30th May 2021

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Vicarage Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

Offering a home from home experience in a restored Grade 2 listed farmhouse set along a quiet country lane with beautiful views.  A range of delicious home cooked breakfasts with locally sourced products. We have a 5* hygiene rating The building is a Suffolk Pink Grade 2 listed farmhouse with a downstairs en suite bedroom…

Published: 5th January 2020

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Bungay Community Centre Cookery Book

Be one of the first to own a copy of the new Cookery Book produced to raise funds for the New Community Centre. Packed with favourite recipes from well known chefs and enthusiastic local cooks. There is sure to be a recipe to tempt your taste buds. Contributors include The Olive Tree, Ellingham; Fen Farm…

Published: 19th December 2019

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Norwich Cathedral

The Cathedral was built over 900 years ago in the centre of Norwich and is still standing proud. You can see it from  on many parts of Norwich because it has the highest Norman tower (40 metres) and largest monastic cloisters in England! A  must from a visit is viewing the east part of the Cathedral which…

Published: 18th August 2019

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Ivy House

Very experienced in the hospitality world, I have offered Bed & Breakfast to guests for thirty years. Prior to that I grew-up  on a small holding in Norfolk helping my family to look after guests from the Farm holiday guide. Now offering rooms only as there are many good cafes in the town, only five…

Published: 23rd July 2019

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Bungay Common

Known as Outney or Bungay Common, it extends to about 400 acres and is naturally divided into The Lows, which forms about half the area, and comprises low lying grazing land bordering the River Waveney, and The Hards, the higher ground in the centre which contains an 18 hole Golf Course, and an area designated…

Published: 15th July 2019

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St Mary Church Flixton

There has been a church at Flixton since around 700, but the St Mary we see today was rebuilt in 1861 paid for by Hugh Adair, Lord Waveney-the owner of Flixton Hall. The original church steadily fell into disrepair after the Black Death in 1349. There is still much discussion over the helm roof-of which…

Published: 15th July 2019

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Treetops Bed & Breakfast

Looking for a bed and breakfast near to Bungay, Beccles or the Norfolk Broads? Our B & B is a great choice!  High quality, wonderful views and great hosts will ensure that you have a memorable stay whilst visiting the area. All our rooms are light and spacious,whether you require a twin, double or En-suite…

Published: 6th April 2019

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Bungay at War

Published in 2018, this 32 page booklet commemorates the end of World War I and the effects of World War II on the town of Bungay and the surrounding area. Packed with historic images and interesting articles, it is a must for local historians, anyone who has connections with Bungay or those looking for an…

Published: 2nd March 2019

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