The town’s backbone, is the high street, with just the right eclectic mix of shops, services, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Known for their individuality, quality and care, within a naturally contemporary environment.
All nestling among countryside to take your breath away. Unassuming, yet often spectacular scenes that inspired 18th century painters, Constable and Gainsborough.
Twentieth century artist Cedric Morris spent forty years in Hadleigh. A post impressionist and pioneering gardener, he founded a school with painter and sculptor Arthur Lett-Haines, whose students included Lucian Freud and locally raised Maggi Hambling.
While local hero Oswald Gayford a fearless long-distance flyer, held the world record in 1927, 1933 and 1938.
Sitting on the River Brett, established as a market town in 1252, there is a gentle and yet lively bustle with its population of approximately 9000.
Looking restfully idyllic, the homely atmosphere is testimony to the many families and individuals remaining residents through several generations.
Hadleigh is central to; Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Colchester and Sudbury – and noteworthy villages such as; Clare, Dedham, Kersey, Lavenham and Long Melford.
Social and cultural activities keep this community celebrating their collective wealth.
Expect a friendly welcome and relaxed hospitality wherever you go.
Events for week of 16/04/2018
This Week Navigation
Preparations are nearly complete and we hope you will join us for a great family day out. The Grand Ring will welcome Broke FMX with their motocross display team and Little Nippers Terrier Racing, whilst Titan the Robot will be touring the park. The Flower marquee will mark the end of WW1 with a theme of “Nostalgia and Memories”
for the floral art exhibits whilst the children will create poppies and doves to hang on a tree.
Other ringside entertainment includes The Sheep Show, the Young Farmers Tug-O-War, falconry displays, The Dog & Duck Show, Dog Agility by TAG and a vintage tractor parade. With over 160 trade stands there will be lots to see and do for all the family. The Cooking Demo will be back this year lead by Mark David of The Cooking Experience whilst the Ed–MOO-cation tent will be focusing on cows. The ever-popular Food Hall is, once again, packed with 42 local producers and the 2 food courts will offer a wide variety of food for all the family.
Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.hadleighshow.co.uk as well as the usual retail outlets; Avis Newsagents, Hadleigh; Hollow Tree Farm Shop, Semer; Boxford Post Office; Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Sudbury; Hall Farm Shop, Stratford-St-Mary, Hintlesham Barns and Elmsett Post Office and Stores. If booking before 5pm on Friday 18th May, visitors can take advantage of the ‘Early-Bird Discount’, which reduces a Family Ticket (2 Adults with up to 3 Children) to just £25 (£30 on day). Other Early Bird prices are: Adult – £10 (£13 on day); Child 5-16 – £5 (£7 on day); Senior Citizen – £8 (£11 on day).
Gates open at 8.00am. Parking is FREE with larger carparks and improved traffic flow.
What book are you reading?
Mighty Spice Cookbook – John Gregory-Smith
First record you bought?
Now 11 (as I remember ‘Joe le Taxi!)
Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?
What’s top of your bucket list?
Tracking Silverbacks in Rwanda
The last film you saw?
Where do you like to go on holiday?
Off to Boston, like to go to Japan
Adnams is swish and gleaming. Tasty looking everything. No wonder it bustles with custom. There’s quality at every turn with luxurious spanning the price range. A bottle of craft brew to wines at their peak. There are snacks, through to kitchenware with a designer’s touch. A place to leisurely browse, space set out to linger.
Helen’s up at the counter, which on Friday’s becomes a mini-tasting bar. “Each week we try a different selection of wines so we can make first-hand suggestions”. Hardly need to ask if Helen enjoys her job and immediately gain the impression good food, drink, and their surroundings, are a passion.
PHOTOS OF HADLEIGH 2017: Hadleigh_2017_photos.PDF
Top photograph by Peter Cutts