Welcome to Woodbridge and the Anglo-Saxon Shipbuild
This website is where you can follow some of the developments leading towards the construction of the full-size replica of the ship that was buried at Sutton Hoo (just across the river from Woodbridge) in AD 625.
There is also news of community activities linked to the development of the Waterfront site.
In modern times nobody has ever seen this ship. It is a ghost ship.
We can give you a very good idea of what it looked like, because we drew it ... FULL SIZE!
This banner sponsored by Anglia Drain Doctor Plumbing was attached for some time
to the new buildings under construction on the Waterfront.
It has now been removed to allow for building completion,
but we will re-hang it inside the shed when we gain access later in the year.
To read more about the Ship click on the word Ship at the top of the page.
To find out more about our longboat 'Sae Wylfing' click the names at the top of the page.
WIN 2 RIVERSIDE Meal & Film tickets
Celebrated Song Draw
A very special Welcome if you came to the site to find out about the draw for
FREE TICKETS at the Riverside Theatre
for a 3 course meal followed by a film.
The draw was held at Barretts of Woodbridge
To discover the name of the winner of this and the FREE Riverside Theatre draw
go to the Longshed page (see top of this page) for pictures
Click on Longshed.
The King's River.
The first community activity on the Waterfront site was a specially commissioned music and dance production
involving many people from the town,
alongside professional performers
ALL seats for ALL performances SOLD OUT a month before the production.
This is the Waterfront Square prepared for the The King's River performances.
The contractors CARTERS did a wonderful job in setting this up and removing it after the event.
An outline of the story-content of the production and the names of the people involved can be found
on the Longshed page.
Click at top of this page, then scroll down on Longshed & The King's River
Details from www.thekingsriver.co.uk
Art Club Competition
The Woodbridge Art Club is situated on the Woodbridge Waterfront close to the famous Tide Mill.
To coincide with The King's River event they organised a Postcard competition.
Their poster said it all. There were lots of lovely entries in bright-and-breezy postcard style.
As promised we are publishing pictures of some winning entries here.
Jane Cochrane's Winning Entry, Experienced Painter Lilly Hammond's Novice Painter winner
Lucy Rains receives the Under 16 award Mayor Clare Perkins congratulates Lily Hammond
Many Thanks to all who participated.
Cards are on Sale at the Art Club on the Woodbridge Waterfront
An Explanation of the Woodbridge Waterfront
The waterfront is being redeveloped to replace an old boatbuilding site
called Whisstocks that has been unused for about 20 years.
This is how the site used to be.
Picture of the Old Boatyard by David Mortimer (see base of page)
The Community's area linking the Town Quay and the Tide Mill is known as Waterfront Woodbridge .
The old buildings have now been demolished and new buildings are being constructed.
To see a Video East record of the demolition go to www.WaterfrontWoodbridge.org
Woodbridge community (the townspeople) will benefit by receiving:
a new Waterfront square,
a Museum building
a Longshed large enough to construct the Anglo-Saxon ship.
This is a very exciting development.
The community is represented by the Woodbridge Riverside Trust
This website is supplying some of the background information
relating most directly to the ship and to the activities of the half-length replica Sae Wylfing.
Click on 'Ship' or the Sae Wylfing pages at the top of the page
This is the redeveloped site as envisaged by the architect Paul Weston.
Woodbridge Waterfront & the Whisstocks Development
An outline guide.
In the centre there is a slipway between a barge and a yacht.
Tracks run back across the waterfront square, passing a boat, to the large door of the ship's shed.
The projecting building left of the boat ashore will house the Woodbridge museum.
Four long buildings to the rear at the right are for accommodation and shops.
Front right is a restaurant.
To the extreme left of the illustration is the Town Quay and extreme right the Tide Mill.
Artist's impression. Left: Woodbridge Museum. Back left: Longshed. Back right: Apartments with shops below. Right: Restaurant with apartment over.
This is no longer an artist's impression, but the actual buildings as seen from the water. Their subdued colours allow the Tide Mill to remain the focus of attention.
To read more about the Longshed click on it at the top of the page.
To read more about our Anglo-Saxon longboat Sae Wylfing, seen here at a Sutton Hoo event in 2015
click on either of its pages at the top of this page.
Imagine Sae Wylfing and her crew arriving at a school near you to tell you the story of the Anglo-Saxons.
If you live locally, it could happen. Click on Using Sae Wylfing at the top of the page.
Woodbridge Riverside Trust is SUPPORTED BY:
Click on link
www.ClaudiaMyatt.co.uk Claudia Myatt artist
www.MoonshinePublications.co.uk Maritime Publishing
www.UKwoodland.com Natural timber supplies. Wood fuel
www.IBTC.co.uk International Boatbuilding Training College
www.NationalTrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo National Trust site
www.SuttonHoo.org Sutton Hoo Society
For aerial-drone shots like the one of the Old Boatyard towards the top of the pagewww.david-mortimer.com
For Video East see www.videoeast.co.uk
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