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‘Life on the Deben’ film to come to Stowmarket

PUBLISHED: 18:13 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:20 13 January 2018

A barge on the River Deben

A barge on the River Deben

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For a river just over 25 miles long the Deben packs a mighty punch in terms of tranquil beauty, ever changing scenery and astonishing history.

Author and journalist John McCarthyAuthor and journalist John McCarthy

And author and journalist John McCarthy along with Woodbridge based film-maker Tim Curtis embark on a journey into the Deben’s rich past, looking at its geography, environment and the influence the river has had over the people who have lived by its banks in a film being shown at the Regal, in Stowmarket, later this month.

“Life on the Deben” is being screened on Sunday and Thursday, January 21 and 25 following seven consecutive sell out screenings at the Riverside Cinema, in Woodbridge.

Recent discoveries have shown that the river Deben was a far more significant Anglo-Saxon region than was first thought. The film introduces the real-life detectorists and the leading archeologists who reveal what has been found at Rendlesham.

The film features wildlife and conservation along the river and looks at daily life past and present, including boat building, sailing, farming, fishing and even smuggling.

Since its launch at the end of last year over 3,500 DVDs of the film have been sold as well and profits from the film will go to the Woodbridge Riverside Trust which has been set up to support Deben riverside projects and educate people about the area’s maritime heritage.

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