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Useful General Interest Websites for Halesworth

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Southwold Railway The railway operated to Southwold from Halesworth 1879-1929, stopping at stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. This is the website for the enthusiastic Southwold Railway Trust, full of lots of information and interest. On-line shop. Their site at Steamworks, Blyth Road, Southwold is open to the public on selected dates. [ website ] All Change In Wenhaston Nifty research by a Wenhaston Local History Recorder, Keith Johnceline, gives a glimpse of past turbulent times, mentioning Wenhaston, Blyford and Halesworth. One of the Blythburgh History Notes on www.blythweb.co.uk . [ website ] An Historical Account Of Interest This item by Veronica Baker-Smith in the Blythburgh Society History Notes concerns the building of a bridge on the Heveningham - Ubbeston Road in 1794. [ website ] Crime Around The Blyth One of the Blythburgh History Notes (available on www.blythweb.co.uk) in which Keith Johnceline, a Wenhaston Local History Recorder, shows that this area is no stranger to Crime. [ website ] Round Tower Churches This area certainly has some wonderful churches. An East Anglian speciality is the Round Tower church. Of the 42 of these in Suffolk several are in this area - for example Bramfield (where the tower is uniquely detached from the church - see www.bramfield.net), at Holton, Frostenden and also at Thorington, to name but a few. [ website ] The World Land Trust An international conservation charity based in Halesworth, saving rainforest and other threatened habitats worldwide. [ website ] Blythburgh Village Blythburgh is on the A12 near Southwold and Walberswick, with the landmark Holy Trinity church, beautifully floodlit at night. [ website ] John E.B.Hill Archive This Archive of the late notable local landowner, farmer and former MP, John E B Hill, is held by the University of East Anglia's Library Archives Department, who would like to publicise it more. [ website ] BlythValley Team Ministry The website includes events and services in Halesworth parish church, St.Mary's. [ website ] Henham Hall - A Lost House The Henham Estate lies just north of Blythburgh and is nowadays famous for being the location of the summertime Latitude festival. Landscaped by Repton, but no large House remains to complement it. Alan Mackley here relates the story of Henham Hall. [ website ] Road Accidents Involving Deer This area of Suffolk has its share of wild deer which can be seen on the fields or in Dunwich Forest. (Watch out for the increasingly common small Muntjac). Deer can though stray onto the roads and lanes with a resulting road traffic accident. This website link goes to an on-going research project which is collecting data nationwide on traffic accidents involving deer. Since the project began in 2003, tens of thousands of incidents have been recorded. [ website ] Suffolk Wildlife Trust With more than 60 nature reserves throughout Suffolk the Suffolk Wildlife Trust works to protect the County's wildlife. Local branch at Southwold. [ website ] Roadside Milestones The roadways of north-east Suffolk feature many old milestones, signs that these routes have been unchanged for centuries. This is the website of The Milestone Society and features a wealth of information about milestones nationwide. [ website ] Queen's Oak, Huntingfield An intriguing item by Felicity Griffin in the Blythburgh Society History Notes. Huntingfield is inland from Halesworth and both its Hall and the Queen's Oak are marked on modern maps. [ website ] Railway Connection To Southwold - The Story Pre 1879 Much has been written about the Southwold Railway, which operated 1879-1929 from Halesworth to Southwold with stations at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick. Here, David Lee tells of pre-1879 attempts to establish a rail connection. [ website ] Bad Behaviour In Wenhaston 1680 Historical researches by a Wenhaston Local History Recorder, Keith Johnceline. One of the Blythburgh History Notes on www.blythweb.co.uk . [ website ] 'Waverley' Pleasure Steamer Website for the famous last sea-going paddle steamer, now in charity ownership. As well as operating other UK trips and services, usually also sails from Southwold (either to London or on a local cruise). A wonderful experience. [ website ] Walpole Old Chapel Once a farmhouse, this Grade II* listed building has a long history as a non-conformist meeting house, evidenced by its superb interior. Open to view on selected dates during summer months. Events programme. [ website ] Another Historical Account Of Interest This item by Veronica Baker-Smith in the Blythburgh Society History Notes is about the old Rectory at Ubbeston (inland from Halesworth) and the people who lived there. [ website ]

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