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Hidden Suffolk

Gentle reminders . . . lest we forget

Hiding perhaps, but not hidden away, Suffolk has so many poignant traces of the past, memories which shall never be forgotten. Lindsay Want takes a moment to reflect and share

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James Marston takes a look inside the transmitter block at Bawdsey Radar Trust. 
Mary Wain

Celebrating radar’s Suffolk heritage

In 1940 Britain stood alone against the mighty German war machine. But it had a huge advantage – radar – and Suffolk played a major role in its development. Now the team at Bawdsey Radar Trust are hoping to secure the future of the world’s first operational radar station. James Marston reports

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Discover Suffolk

A Discover Suffolk on a heathland hike with David Falk

The sign states I’m in an ancient landscape, a place where people have lived, worked and enjoyed walking for centuries.

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Syleham Walk

A stroll down memory lane

Lindsay Want looks back to share two special countryside stroll secrets, both revealed thanks to ever-growing portfolio of walking leaflets courtesy of David Falk at Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk project

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Feature on Sudbury Common Lands Charity. Rangers, left to right, Ian Crighton and Adrian Walters.

For the good of the common

Ross Bentley takes a stroll on Sudbury’s Common Lands and experiences a scene that has remained virtually unchanged since medieval times

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Visitors comparing Constable's paintings to the scene at Flatford, Suffolk.

In the footsteps of Constable

Autumn marks the return of the National Trust’s annual walking festival, The Great British Walk, with a host of walking activities taking place across the county. Jeremy Owen reports

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Red Deer Paul Sawer

Winging it . . .

Comedy writer, and self-confessed novice bird watcher, Jan Etherington makes her first visit to Minsmere and spots a celebrity. Now she’s hooked

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Scaresville

It’s a (scary) family business . . .

Lucy Etherington finds Suffolk’s very own Addams Family a real scream

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Whatfield win village of the year. Children from Whatfield Primary and local residents celebrating.

Whatfield ‘delighted’ to be Village of the Year

The village of Whatfield has beaten off stiff competition to scoop this year’s Village of the Year title.

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suff mag sept 2014

A matter of convenience

Lindsay Want uncovers tucked away stuff that’s simply oh-so-Suffolk

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DISCOVER SUFFOLK

A circular walk around Snape

For wonderful views across the snaking River Alde towards Iken Church, nothing beats the ‘purple’ route from the Sailors’ Path Explorer Guide leads across the heather …

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sailors path info board

Walking the Sailors’ Path to Snape Warren

David Falk, manager of Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk Project, seeks out views across the heather and postpones some of life’s guilty pleasures on a short stroll from Snape Maltings

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Alison Joseph and Richard Gilbert from The National Trust based at Dunwich Heath talk about the visit from the Springwatch team

PLACES: Getting away from it all at Dunwich

Dunwich Heath and its beautiful beach are popular escapes for many of us, especially in August when the heather is in full bloom. Even the National Trust team who look after this precious landscape have their very own stories, writes Jeremy Owen

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HOPTON CHURCH SIGNS

Hopton: Drinking in the views

David Falk, of Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk Project, explores the north of the county around the village of Hopton, a watery land of fens, marshes and rivers

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Food and Drink market for Maritime Ipswich.

Bigger and better Celebrate Ipswich

The county town’s streets come alive for a week of celebrations culminating in the spectacular Maritime Festival

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Painting at the Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre

On course in Constable country

If the chance to learn new and interesting skills in an idyllic setting were not enough, there is also cake, as Tara Greaves discovered on a visit to the Field Studies Council’s flagship centre at Flatford Mill

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