Evolving wildlife project supported by council leader

An evolving wildlife project in Ixworth will be enjoyed by even more people this summer after a councillor donated money for a picnic table and benches. Robins Copse was bought by the parish council around 30 years ago. Over the years volunteers, which include national butterfly expert Mike Dean, have planted flowers, built a path […]
Ixworth Church of England School - Past Students

Ixworth Church of England School – Early Years

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 […]
The Gloucester Hussars’ Camp at the Beeches

The Gloucester Hussars in Ixworth

In raiding the precious memories of local residents the Ixworth History Group found that several people had copies of two photographs of the Gloucester Hussars. One showed troops and horses encamped behind The Beeches in the High Street and the other was of three officers on horseback outside the Cyder House. No-one had any explanation […]
Bard Fest 2014

BardFest 2014 – Music & Beer in Bardwell

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 […]
Fibre Broadband Ixworth

Fibre Broadband in Ixworth – Finally

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 […]

The Boldero family – The Ixworth connection

Those of you who may have taken time out to wander around our village Church of St Mary’s to have a look at the architecture, plaques and gravestones may well have noted the distinctive family name of Boldero which appears in a number of places; several male members went to Cambridge and went on to […]
Ixworth Free School


A new free school in Suffolk is set to open later this year following the announcement that its funding agreement has ministerial approval. Ixworth Free School has been given the go ahead to open with the confirmation of the funding agreement by the Secretary of State for Education. The news has been warmly received by […]
A Harold Clarke delivery to the Scole Inn

Boozy Ixworth – The influence of alcohol on Ixworth

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 […]
Nikola King Ixworth Free School

Update on Ixworth Free School

A mini update to the Ixworth Free School latest development has been passed to us by Robert Cawley, the Principal of the Trust launching the new school. The management team are continuing with the pre-opening phase of the project, working with the DfE towards a Funding Agreement. It was also recently announced that they have […]
Sign of The Greyhound pub ixworth

The Greyhound Inn | A Brief History

The Greyhound is a very familiar sight in the High Street but I have always been intrigued by the building as I could never work out its age; this is because it is very well disguised. In trying to find out more I discovered that little is known of its history – even Greene King […]

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