Bury St Edmunds Town Centre masterplan

Bury St Edmunds Masterplan needs your thoughts

It’s up to us all to help shape the future of the town that we love” Shoppers, residents, visitors and workers have all been sharing their views on the future of Bury St Edmunds town centre. We are nearing the halfway point in our six week consultation on the draft Bury St Edmunds town centre […]
 
 

The Ixworth Gang

  In February 1852 the Bury & Norwich Post said this: “The neighbourhood of Thetford has for several years been infested by a formidable gang of poachers, whose exploits have from time to time been referred to in our pages.  It is supposed to consist of as many as thirty, whose homes are chiefly in […]
 
 
Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale at the village hall

Come and join us at Ixworth Village Hall on Sunday 23rd October between 9am and 1pm. Tables are available for £6. To book a table please call Alison on 07842 413376 All proceeds towards refurbishment of the village hall
 
 

Ixworth in 1625

The earliest known map of Ixworth was created in 1625 to show the land holdings of the Lord of the Manor John Carill Esq. That map was then copied by hand in 1834. The 1834 version was deteriorating when, in the 1970s, a local photographer recorded it. That record, in the form of a pair […]
 
 

IXWORTH VILLAGE FETE 2016

IXWORTH  VILLAGE FETE Saturday 4th June 2016 12pm – 4pm featuring donkey rides. assault course, arena displays & a dog show. Come along and join in the fun.
 
 

The ‘New’ Greyhound – 100 Years Young

  The earliest reference to the Greyhound Inn that I can find is in an advert in the Suffolk Mercury in March 1728.  At that time it would have looked like many of the timber-framed, plastered buildings in the High Street. Then, early in February 1916, Mr H W Lake came along to the Ixworth […]
 
 

Drovers through Ixworth

Cattle in the High Street? (or even geese or turkey for that matter) It’s funny how something seemingly random sets off an interesting train of thought, is it not? In my case it was the discovery in a shed, of a seemingly unloved, though undeniably, battered old paperback dating back to the 1970s. It concerned […]
 
 
Robert Hector Reeve Ixworth

Robert ‘alias Hector’ Reeve of Ixworth

Robert Reeve was born in 1853 to William and Charlotte Reeve who lived in Thetford Road. I first found him at the Ixworth Petty Sessions in August 1870, fined for drunkenness at the Woolpack. In January 1871 he was given 14 days in gaol for disorderly conduct and in March convicted of assault and fined […]
 
 
Ixworth Patents Association

Get Ready for Winter!’ Presentation

On Wednesday 25th November 2015 2pm Sapiston and Honnington Village Hall The Ixworth Surgery Patients’ Association are presenting an Afternoon with the West Suffolk Hospital Physiotherapy Team. This year the talk is themed around information on how to ‘Get Ready for Winter!’ and brief AGM • Footwear • Walking aids • Bad weather • How to get up after a fall Everyone is […]
 
 
Ixworth Surgery

Getting Ready for Winter @ Ixworth Surgery

Ixworth Surgery have asked us to advise on an event that they are running next month advising people on the best ways to prepare for Winter. Details below. We are holding a Patient Education Afternoon on 25th November 2015 at 1400 “Getting Ready for Winter” Speaker from West Suffolk Hospital Physiotherapy Department The talk will focus on simple […]
 
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