All-new displays tell the story of Woodbridge and its surrounding area by focusing on the lives of a selection of local people, from Tudor times to the present-day. Some, like Thomas Seckford and the Lockwoods, have left us a legacy that includes some of the town’s most iconic buildings. The artist Thomas Churchyard and the surveyor Isaac Johnson have drawn and painted and measured the landscapes of two centuries ago and they too have left their record.
A soldier from the Napoleonic barracks, a child witnessing a Zeppelin raid in WWI and a garage-owner organising air-raid patrols in WW2, all tell their stories, as do the river pilots, the ferrymen and the boat-builders. Not to be forgotten, press reports from 1939 tell the now world-famous story of the dig at Edith Pretty’s Sutton Hoo estate, just across the river from Woodbridge.