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Celebrate Ipswich and Maritime Festival 2013 Win a fabulous luxury weekend for two

PUBLISHED: 00:01 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:36 12 July 2013

Ipswich waterfront - the setting for the Maritime Festival

Ipswich waterfront - the setting for the Maritime Festival

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Celebrate Ipswich and the hugely popular Maritime Festival is set to be better than ever this year.

Sailing on the the Viking BlueSailing on the the Viking Blue

The town and waterfront will come alive between August 19 and 26 in a free week-long celebration of its rich and colourful history, as well as its vibrant cultural scene.

There will be events, activities and special offers for everyone to enjoy, with the focus of the celebration taking part over the bank holiday weekend August 23 – 26.

This year’s Maritime Festival ties in with the 200th anniversary of Rear Admiral Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke’s victory in the War of 1812 against America. Broke, who was born just outside Ipswich and lived at Broke Hall, Nacton, commanded HMS Shannon, introducing training for his crew, especially gunnery, that led to a decisive victory over the Chesapeake off Boston, Massachusetts.

Broke was feted and presented with many honours, one of which was a cup presented to him by the Free and Easy Club of Ipswich. There is an informative display about Broke’s victory in the Ipswich Maritime trust window on the Waterfront – a must-see for all history lovers over the maritime weekend.

The festival also sees the return of the annual Ipswich Beer Festival, which will be in full flow from the Thursday afternoon until Monday. There will also be live music, food stalls, a craft market, historical re-enactments and much more, all adding to the excitement.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central, is encouraging everyone to join in what promises to be a big weekend in Ipswich.

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Win a weekend to celebrate the very best of Ipswich

Enter our competition and you and your guest could be celebrating a weekend Ipswich in luxury accommodation, with a sailing trip and a sumptuous meal to top it all off!

You’ll stay for one night (with breakfast) at the beautiful Salthouse Harbour Hotel in a room with a view of the marina view – a real treat – and dine at the nearby Quayside restaurant.

You’ll join Viking Mariners for a wonderful sail on the picturesque River Orwell, when you can take the helm, learn the ropes, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery aboard a fabulous 52 ft luxury yacht – delicious afternoon tea and the services of a fully qualified skipper and mate included.

Just answer the following question:

This year’s Maritime Festival is celebrating the 200th anniversary of which naval hero’s victory?

A Nelson

B Broke

C Hornblower

TEXT SG IPSWICH followed by your answer (A,B or C) your name and email address to 80058 eg SG IPSWICH C John Smith john.smith@email.co.uk

Terms and conditions: the competition prize/weekend must be taken by October 2013. Exact dates are subject to availability.

Competition closes midnight August 7, 2013. Normal Archant competition rules apply. For full terms and conditions go to http://www.eadt.co.uk/home/terms_and_conditions_7_135.

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