Suffolk Day, held on 21 June, is an annual celebration of all things that are great about our county. Here’s a roundup of what happened in our branches.
Aldeburgh – Suffolk snacks from Hadleigh Maid and Munchy Seeds were on offer in our most easterly branch, which was also displaying bunting of the St Edmund flag (St Edmund was the King of East Anglia in the 9th century, and the first patron saint of England).
Hadleigh – the Great Hadleigh Bake Off attracted some delicious entries, with Mrs C winning first prize for her top notch cheese scones, lemon drizzle cake and fruit cake.
Haverhill – we had tempting treats on offer for our members, including wonderfully decorated Suffolk Day cakes.
Mutual House, Ipswich town centre – we hosted a day of celebrations with Suffolk Records Office displaying historial artefacts, a performance of Les Miserables from the Children’s Theatre Company and plenty of sweet treats in aid of Ipswich-based charity Families In Need (FIND).
Saxmundham – we were proudly displaying the entries from our Suffolk themed colouring competition, and presented prizes to winners in the 4-7 and 8-11 age categories along with offering refreshments.
Sudbury – we joined in with celebrations outside the Town Hall, with free fun and games for all of the family. Inside our branch we were offering delicious cakes.
Woodbridge – we enjoyed a Taste of Suffolk with Suffolk Rusks and Martlesham Creek Cheddar, along with gingerbread cake, fruit ale cake and locally pressed juices.