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.
To read more about the Ship click on the word Ship at the top of the page.
To find out more about 'Sae Wylfing' click the names at the top of the page.
The King's River.
The first community activity on the site is a music and dance production involving many people from the town,
alongside professional performers.
The performance dates are July11 &12 at 18.30, July 14 &15 at 18.30 and July16 at 13.30
Details and booking information are available from The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge or at www.thekingsriver.co.uk
The waterfront in Woodbridge is being redeveloped to replace
an old boatbuilding site that has been unused for about 20 years.
This is how the site appeared.
Picture of the Old Boatyard by David Mortimer (see base of page)
The Community area is known as Waterfront Woodbridge linking the Town Quay and the Tide Mill.
The old buildings have now been demolished.
To see a Video East record of the demolition go to www.WaterfrontWoodbridge.org
Aerial-drone shot from Tim Curtis at Video East
Introducing some names
The ship will be built on the site of the old riverside boatyard once called Whisstocks.
To learn more about it look at the website 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' 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.
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 these)
ClaudiaMyatt.co.uk Claudia Myatt artist
MoonshinePublications.co.uk Maritime Publishing
UKwoodland.com Natural timber supplies. Wood fuel
IBTC.co.uk International Boatbuilding Training College
NationalTrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo National Trust site
SuttonHoo.org Sutton Hoo Society
For aerial-drone shots like the one of the Old Boatyard at the head of the page please see www.david-mortimer.com
For Video East see www.videoeast.co.uk
To read more about Historical Times click here for Why? When? & How?