New guide for tide mill

HISTORIANS are being asked to help with the production of a new information board for a famous Suffolk landmark.Woodbridge's Tide Mill Quay has recently been restored to its former glory after receiving a heritage lottery grant, and an official opening ceremony will be held there next month.

HISTORIANS are being asked to help with the production of a new information board for a famous Suffolk landmark.

Woodbridge's Tide Mill Quay has recently been restored to its former glory after receiving a heritage lottery grant, and an official opening ceremony will be held there next month.

An important part of the new-look quay will be information boards, detailing the history of the site, but organisers of the project want to ensure they have all the information correct before installing the final versions of the boards.

Fred Reynolds, a Tide Mill trustee, said: "We have put up a temporary, trial version of the boards, as the last thing we want is to get the proper ones done and find out that we've missed off some vital information.

"I would ask anyone with an interest in the history of the area, to go and have a look and contact me if they think there needs to be any amendments."

Work also got underway this week to put in extra seating at the Ferry Quay as part of a scheme being carried out by Suffolk Coastal, in partnership with the Woodbridge and Melton Market Towns Initiative, to encourage more use of the riverside area of the town.

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The official opening ceremony of the refurbished Tide Mill Quay will take place on April 16.

Hundreds of visitors are expected to flock to the town that day, as it has been timed to coincide with a Suffolk Punch parade, a museums open day and stalls on the Market Square.

This event has been arranged by Marion Wells, the town centre co-ordinator and a working party of the four museums in Woodbridge.

Dr Wells said: "It has been great working with people from each of the museums to pull this whole event together. Their enthusiasm and commitment are what has really made this event happen."

If you think there is anything that should be added to the information boards at the Quay, contact Mr Reynolds on 01394 385775.

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