A brush with the past

A brush with the past

Posted: August 29, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

  When did you first become interested in painting and art? From an early age, I was always drawing in sketch books, school exercise books, scraps of paper, etc. At Bulmer Primary School, I won several prizes for my illustration work, one was the 1970 Sunday Mirror’s Children’s Art Exhibition, where my work was hung […]

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Shrublands, Great Henny

Dream homes – Stunning countryside views

Posted: August 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

There are many things that are wonderful about living in the countryside. Fewer cars, less noise and lower pollution levels. More space. A sense of community. And beautiful, amazing, stunning countryside views. Being mostly flat, East Anglia has an abundance of picturesque scenes. Wide, low lying fields are havens for wildlife, with the sight of combines […]

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John O’Connor

Sculptor John O’Connor – a hidden talent in the heart of East Anglia

Posted: July 31, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

On the picturesque estuary border between Essex and Suffolk there is a hidden artist’s studio. It remains a secret to the general public but the studio receives commissions from across the globe. A true asset to the local community and the international art scene alike. This secret is sculptor John O’Connor. He works prolifically in […]

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East Anglia in film

East Anglia in film

Posted: July 2, 2017   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: , , ,

Made up of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, East Anglia is a most beautiful part of the country. Tucked away to the east, its flat, green spaces roll on for miles. Given its beauty, it’s not surprising that so many films and TV shows have been shot here over the years. From […]

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Escape to Lovejoy country

Escape to Lovejoy country

Posted: June 5, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

Looking for an away-from-it-all, romantic break in Suffolk or Essex? The owner of Belchamp Hall tells Jan Wade it’s now all about luxury and decadence. Letting a property for holiday rental can provide a useful source of income while allowing ownership of the property to be retained – but it’s not as simple as putting up […]

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