Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Felixstowe: Open day to display Landguard’s features

08:00 05 May 2013

1st battalion 95th Rifles taking aim at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. Lawrence Deering, left and Robert Burlow guarding their camp at Landguard.

1st battalion 95th Rifles taking aim at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. Lawrence Deering, left and Robert Burlow guarding their camp at Landguard.

Archant

ATTRACTIONS at Landguard will be opening their doors for free this month at a special community open day to entice more people to visit the peninsula.

The event is taking place on Saturday, May 11 from 10am to 5pm and is a chance for people to see what goes on at the fort, museum, nature reserve, bird observatory and shipping viewing area.

Organisers hope it might encourage people to visit more regularly, and also to get involved with the attractions.

The peninsula’s season has got off to a good start with a host of well-attended Easter activities, and a visit to the fort for a two-day living history camp by the 95th Rifles historical re-enactment group, and a full programme of events is planned for the months ahead.

The new visitor centre is also due to open this month.

Events co-ordinator Stephen Rampley said: “The community open day will be a great day out for all ages.

“Both the museum and the fort will have free admission and there will be unique guided tours and some historical talks, a family treasure hunt, and a craft fair with about 15 to 20 stalls.”

At 2pm there will also be The Point of Suffolk Walk, part of the Suffolk Walking festival, to explore the area.

0 comments

A record proportion of schools are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in Suffolk, new figures show.

A university accommodation block in Ipswich was evacuated yesterday after a fire broke out in a communal area.

Here are the five cheapest garages in Ipswich to refuel your vehicle today.

The manager of a Felixstowe charity shop has made a plea for the return of an “irreplaceable” toy that was kit-napped this weekend.

A generous group of bikers delivered hundreds of Christmas presents to a children’s centre on Sunday.

Bobble hats, festive wreaths and teapot cosies were just some of the treats on offer at Woodbridge’s Christmas street fair this weekend.

Visitors to Needham Market on Sunday saw both a fayre and festival underway to celebrate Christmas.

Thirteen out of 23 people pictured on CCTV in Bury St Edmunds near the time of RAF airman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance have now been identified, according to the 23-year-old’s family.

A veteran dance duo are hanging up their competing shoes and turning their attention to teaching.

People in need in Felixstowe are queuing for up to 45 minutes to buy a carrier bag of food for £1.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24