Ixworth Race Night with Fish And Chip Supper – Saturday 18th May

Doors open 6.30 – first race 7.00pm Tickets £10 (Over 18s only) Price includes Fish/Sausage or Veggie roll & chips. 8 Horse races and lots of fun. Licensed Bar Tickets available from Carole 07922116064 or email ixworthevents@gmail.com closing date 12 May 2019

Neighbourhood Plan

A committee has been set up to begin work on Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan.  Residents of the villages are asked to feedback their views on the many and varied aspects of what this plan will contain. More details will follow
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 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 […]

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