Ixworth Church of England School (an insight into its earlier history via the school logs) All of you will know of the former village school located in Thetford Road, as even today the exterior is a dead give away of its original use. It was, however, way back in the year of 1840, to be […]
On 11th & 12th July the playing field of Bardwell will see a two day festival of music, real ale & family fun. This will be the 5th year that the Bardwell Cricket Club will have run the annual BardFest event. The cricket club’s major fundraiser each year is now BardFest. Over 1000 people visited […]
We received an update from Broadband Suffolk confirming that fibre broadband is now available in Ixworth. We have upgraded a street cabinet in Stow Road Area, Ixworth (Pakenham Exchange) to give fibre broadband. This cabinet serves premises with postcodes beginning IP31 2 Please note that not all premises in the postcodes above are guaranteed to […]
At the bottom of the High Street stands the rather imposing Cyder House with a lovely timber-framed shop frontage next to it and a run of low brick buildings along the Bury Road. This was home to the Ixworth Cyder Factory (Cyder House was only given that name in 1958, before that it was Trayton […]
Last weekend saw the unveiling of the new Ixworth Thorpe village sign by a group of residents from Ixworth & Ixworth Thorpe. Many familiar faces in the photos that were sent into the website yesterday. We think the sign looks great and nice to see that the weather held off.
Many of you in the village will be very familiar with our local Anglican church – St Mary the Virgin Church, but I wonder whether you often lift your eyes above shoulder height to really take in the magnificent west tower? The tower (started about 1471) is very impressive with walls at least 6 feet […]
This fascinating article on Ixworth’s World War Two Defences was produced by The History Group of Ixworth. To download or view the original article please click on the link to the “Ixworth’s World War Two Defence” pdf. The Commanding Officer of the Home Guard in Ixworth was Major Gilbert Kilner; as well as being the […]
We are very fortunate to have been passed a series of photos of Ixworth from the air from local resident Steve Wilson. The photos are of Ixworth Abbey, the central area of the village, the church, the village viewed from the south, the High Street and two of the Micklesmere Reserve. One of these photos […]
The largest celebration in Suffolk was held at Ixworth for the Diamond Jubilee. Residents of the village and surrounding areas ensured that the Ixworth Diamond Jubilee celebrations were second to none. All the photos on this page are from local photographer Jacqueline Williams whose work can be seen on www.thatslifepics.co.uk.