Blythburgh General Interest Links
Blythburgh village website
Round Tower Churches [ Website ] 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, at Holton, Frostenden and also at Thorington, to name but a few. Black Shuck at Blythburgh [ Website ] In 1577 the evil dog Black Shuck is said to have terrified the congregation in Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, leaving death, destruction and claw marks in its wake. This item collates reports of phantom dogs throughout the UK. Road accidents involving Deer [ Website ] 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, over 30,000 incidents have been recorded. The Suffolk Sandlings [ Website ] Areas of this part of north-east Suffolk, including Walberswick and Wenhaston, feature some lovely lowland heath - some of Britain's rarest habitat. Learn more about these remnants of the once extensive Suffolk Sandlings on these webpages from Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Railway Connection to Southwold - The Story pre 1879 [ Website ] 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. Southwold Railway [ Website ] The Southwold railway operated between Halesworth and Southwold 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. The Trust run a great shop and office (staffed by volunteers) at 27 High Street,Southwold, where you are most welcome to call in and find out more. Roadside Milestones [ Website ] 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. Henham Hall - A Lost House [ Website ] The Henham Estate lies just north of Blythburgh. Landscaped by Repton, but no large House remains to complement it. Alan Mackley here relates the story of Henham Hall. Suffolk Wildlife Trust [ Website ] With more than 60 nature reserves throughout Suffolk the Suffolk Wildlife Trust works to protect the County's wildlife. Local branch at Southwold. Humphrey Jennings - A Genius of the British Cinema [ Website ] Bill Barrett gives a short account of Walberswick-born Humphrey Jennings. Joe Kennedy Jnr's Last Mission [ Website ] More from Mick Muttitt about the tragic aircraft crash he witnessed in 1944. The Pattman Family [ Website ] The story of a family and their connections with Blythburgh and Southwold through ale, sail and school. Witness to the First Kennedy Tragedy [ Website ] An absorbing eye-witness account by Mick Muttitt of the aircraft crash in 1944 which claimed the life of Joe Kennedy Jnr. William Morris and Blythburgh Church [ Website ] Alan Mackley's interesting article about William Morris (1834-1896) and Blythburgh Church. Crime around the Blyth [ Website ] One of the Blythburgh History Notes (available on in which Wenhaston's Local History Recorder, Keith Johnceline, shows that this area is no stranger to Crime. Selling a Wife in Blythburgh [ Website ] How times change! This interesting snippet dates from 1789. Tide Tables for Southwold [ Website ] Tidal information for Southwold, from the BBC Blythburgh in 1792 [ Website ] Read Alan Mackley's report of Blythburgh in 1792, including the names of some of the inhabitants. Artists in Walberswick [ Website ] Artists of all abilities have resided in Walberswick, some more well-known than others. This History Note names just some of them. The Poaching Priors of Blythburgh [ Website ] Poaching by Priors and others involving Westwood warren and Walberswick in this interesting article by Alan Mackley. An Historical Account of Interest [ Website ] 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. The Wenhaston Smuggler [ Website ] Tales of smugglers abound in this area of coast and rivers. Wenhaston's Local History Recorder Keith Johnceline tells of his researches into the life of George Butcher. One of the Blythburgh History Notes on . Bad Behaviour in Wenhaston 1680 [ Website ] Historical researches by Wenhaston's Local History Recorder Keith Johnceline. One of the Blythburgh History Notes on . All Change in Wenhaston [ Website ] Nifty research by Wenhaston's Local History Recorder Keith Johnceline gives a glimpse of past turbulent times in our village. One of the Blythburgh History Notes on . The Lambeth Life, St.Walstan and 'Blyborow Town' [ Website ] This Blythburgh History Note by Carol Twinch explores the possible links between St.Walstan and Blythburgh. The Wenhaston Millions [ Website ] Keith Johnceline's account of the 1930s fraud 'The Wenhaston Millions' involving unsuspecting participants from Wenhaston and Blythburgh. Blythburgh and its shops in the 1920s [ Website ] An interesting history note about Blythburgh and its shops in the 1920s by Nora Brown. How Rich Was Blythburgh? [ Website ] In this account Alan Mackley examines Blythburgh's wealth in the first half of the last millennium. Isokon and Blythburgh [ Website ] The story of a Blythburgh house, people and their times. Peter Wright VC [ Website ] Peter Wright was a member of a Wenhaston farming family who in WWII fought with the Coldstream Guards (being 6'1" in his socks). He was awarded the VC for his heroism at Salerno in 1943. Lots of information on this site. Peter Wright VC later farmed at Blythburgh. Building a New Bridge for Blythburgh [ Website ] Bridges over the River Blyth have been known since 1296. Here is John E.Allen's account, plus general observations, of the reconstruction works at Blythburgh in 1989. The Question of a Mint at Blythburgh [ Website ] Tom Gardner discusses this topic in this Blythburgh History Note. A Nineteenth Century Bazaar [ Website ] Owen Thompson recounts restoration fundraising for Blythburgh's Holy Trinity church in the 1880s. The Blythburgh Angel Village Sign [ Website ] Richard Maslen tells you all about Blythburgh's village sign.
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