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Caption for Woodbridge, The Beach 1898: This was taken from Buss's Dock looking down river. Children are playing at the water's edge and on Ferry Dock; boats rest in the channel; a yacht is being painted; and people relax in the ornate shelter. The Woodbridge Regatta was held here intermittently since 1838. The Deben Sailing Club and the Woodbridge Rowing Club from 1906 made it an annual event.

Memories of Woodbridge

After reading all the nice memories of the area, I just want to add that my father was stationed at Bentwaters, and we lived in Ufford as well as Woodbridge. My mother was from Ufford, and I was born in Melton - best time of my life as a child living there. I went to Ufford school and Woodbridge. I went swimming at (...Read full memory)

My family owned the Boulge Hall estate at the time of your photograph. I was christened in Boulge Church in 1940. I am the 3rd Baronet of Boulge Hall and the last of the line. The summer house on the right of the picture was built by my grandfather Sir Robert Eaton White. I remember Boulge well throughout my childhood. (...Read full memory)

My grandfather owned the Old Bell and Steelyard through WWII until the mid 50's. Unfortunately he died before I was born, but I've been visiting Woodbridge to see relatives who still live there, for my entire life. If you visit the Old Bell, which is, I believe one of the (...Read full memory)

I was 7 years old in 1959 when I stayed in the Melton Grange Hotel for about 2 weeks with my mother, father, and 3 brothers. My father was in the US Air Force, stationed at RAF Woodbridge. As Americans, we were in awe of this large, ornate building and what seemed to us an enormous garden. We were introduced to (...Read full memory)

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