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Latest News

  • Responsibility for our Environment by RB

    All around on the water meadows there are signs that we have made it through what has felt like a very long winter. It is there in the blackthorn’s frothy white blossom, which appears slightly before its leaves; in the…

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  • St Leonard’s Hospital and the Sudbury Common Lands

    This month’s news looks at more history connected with the Sudbury riverside. Old maps refer to the site of St Leonard’s Hospital on the other side of the Melford road from North Meadow Common. This was established on 1st May…

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  • The song flight of the skylark is poetry in motion – by RB

    The rising flight and song of the skylark is one of the most thrilling wildlife displays you can hope to see in the countryside around Sudbury. Just beyond the Valley Walk in the fields towards Borley and Bulmer, I have…

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  • Ancient Charter Sealed Richard De Clare

    Sudbury can be proud of its riverside heritage in the Sudbury Common Lands because they have an almost unrivalled historical pedigree in England. Although their formation as grazing lands is now lost in the mists of antiquity, we do have…

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  • Non-native Wildlife Makes a Home in Sudbury by RB

    Our riverside teems with species that originate overseas. It should have been a heart-warming encounter.  Walking down Quay Lane I stopped to watch a grey squirrel as it scampered along the telephone wires overhead, using its feathery tail to balance…

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  • Spring is on the Way

    This year winter has lived up to expectations and has been more reminiscent of winters of this writer’s youth. It has been wet, windy, chilly and, so far, we have seen snow in December and January even if it did…

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  • Sudbury’s Special Relationship with its Swans by RB

    It is a sound that stops me in my tracks every time I hear it – the unmistakeable throbbing hum that emanates from the giant wings of mute swans as they fly over Sudbury. It is a signal to look…

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  • Traveller’s Joy – a sight to enjoy in January

    During the summer months our hedgerows are full of growth, flowers, and green fruits. So much so that it can sometimes be a little difficult to distinguish all the species that are present in an old well-established hedge. In the…

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  • No Robin…but a Glorious Wildlife Display on a Winter’s Day by RB

    I should have known that this being 2020 that things would not go to plan; that my seemingly simple search for a robin would not be straightforward. What I had in mind was a seasonal article about our beloved redbreast…

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  • The Beauty of the Riverside is no mere Accident

    This month the trustees of the Sudbury Municipal Charities are celebrating the 352nd Christmas Day Gifts distribution. Unfortunately, as a result of the pandemic, the elderly gentlemen of Sudbury will not be meeting to receive their clothing vouchers as is…

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