In a time when Suf­folk towns like Fram­ling­ham are rapidly ex­pand­ing, lo­cal his­to­rian John Bridges val­ues Her­itage Open Day walks like his ‘Fram’ tour as a chance for long-term and newly ar­rived res­i­dents alike to discover more about the place they call home. Soon to launch a book about the town in wartime, he’s look­ing for­ward to shar­ing in­sights into Fram’s lo­cal char­ac­ters. “We start with the Mar­ket Hill gro­cer whose am­bi­tious son be­came Queen Vic­to­ria’s sur­geon, and do­nated the church clock. Then there’s the war me­mo­rial and hid­den theatre, be­fore in­evitably end­ing up amidst all sorts of in­ter­est­ing folk in the ceme­tery. Peo­ple come along to see what’s on of­fer, per­haps in­ter­ested in hear­ing a dif­fer­ent slant. For those new around here, it’s a re­ally good op­por­tu­nity and may even in­spire them to get in­volved with our Lan­man Mu­seum or lo­cal his­tory group.”

Meet a Suf­folk Punch at Rede Hall Farm Park

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