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.
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.
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 will appear again inside the Longshed.
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.
The film 'Life ON THE Deben' made in association with the Woodbridge Riverside Trust,
produced by Malcolm Hodd, filmed by Tim Curtis and narrated by presenter John McCarthy
has been a huge success.
It was originally scheduled for only about three local showings,
but the demand has meant that it has been reschuled time after time.
As each new showing is announced it is sold out within a few hours.
It is due to be shown
Stowmarket on January 25, Bury St Edmunds on February 13 and Aldeburgh 7 March 2018.
Thousands of DVDs have been sold and more details can be found on its website.
The King's River.
The first community activity on the Waterfront site was a specially commissioned music and dance production
ALL seats for ALL performances SOLD OUT a month before the production.
This was the Waterfront Square prepared for the The King's River performances.
An outline of the story-content and 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
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 styl
Jane Cochrane's Winning Entry, Experienced Painter Lilly Hammond's Novice Painter winner
An Explanation of the Woodbridge Waterfront
The waterfront was redeveloped to replace an old boatbuilding site
called Whisstocks that has been unused for about 20 years
The Community's area linking the Town Quay and the Tide Mill is known as Waterfront Woodbridge .
To see a Video East record of the demolition go to www.WaterfrontWoodbridge.org
Woodbridge Waterfront (community) & the Whisstocks Development (commercial)
In the centre there is a slipway between a barge and a yacht.
Tracks run back across the waterfront square to the large door of the Longshed.
The projecting building (left) 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
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
To read more about Historical Times click here for Why? When? & How?