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.

 

 

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HADLEIGH FRIDAY MARKET

October 20 @ 09:00 - 14:00

 


 

 

Located halfway along the High Street at no.55. select rows of gleaming hot cycles entice to ride. The Pedal House is East Anglia’s main Pinarello dealer, bikes which Team Sky have ridden to success in the Tour De France as well as many other races. Their new addition are Raleigh electric bikes.

A small independent shop who really believe in the importance of good service. A warm welcome and happy to help, however they can.

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What book are you reading?

Soldier Spy by Tom Marcus

First record you bought?

What is Love by Howard Jones
 
Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?

Constable Country – lovely area for cycling
 
What’s top of your bucket list?

To travel round Europe in a camper van, riding my bike in as many beautiful places as possible
 
The last film you saw?

Spider-Man Homecoming – obviously only because my sons forced me to go 😉
 
Where do you like to go on holiday?

Charleston, South Carolina – I have some great friends there

 

 

 


 


The Sourdough’s “fly off the stall” and as for the Malt Loaf, Jane says people can get visibly grumpy if they turn up and are sold out. Established in 1992, the Wooster’s in Bardwell, Suffolk, have been hand making quirky breads before ‘artisan’ was reinvented. Little, if at all, to pack up at 2pm when the Hadleigh Friday Market stall closes. Get there early enough not to miss sampling some of these earthy and crunchy wonders. 

woostersbakery.co.uk

 

 

What book are you reading?

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

First record you bought?

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
 
Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?

Bury St Edmunds
 
What’s top of your bucket list?

Go to New Zealand to see my friend, best one
 
The last film you saw?

Eddie the Eagle
 
Where do you like to go on holiday?

Bath

 

 

 

 


 

Photographs by Peter Cutts