Today (10th June 2012) was the day we went to Dunwich again. This time though, I thought I would blog about the afternoon as we really had an exceptionally nice time.
Dunwich in its time was half the size of London – a real town of note and importance. Only a few buildings left now really, about 100 villagers. This tiny place is well worth a visit if you are in the area and despite its size, there is a lot to see and some really nice walk/cycle routes in the area.
After arriving in Dunwich, we parked near the renowned fish n chip shop (too expensive for us though at £8.75 a portion of fish and chips). However, the sun was shining and it was a lovely day (despite the forecast saying it was going to rain all day) – so we walked back up towards the houses on the main road.
There are only a few buildings on the road which (I assume) is just about all the houses of the village. We saw the signs for a craft fair. Obviously, I love a craft fair and could not wait to have a look and see what was on offer.
On entering the small building (behind and next to the museum) I noticed a lot of quilted items. Hanging on the wall was a lovely, and I really do mean lovely, quilted blanket. There were cushions, pillows, pin cushions as well as a whole plethora of items, the lady who had made the quilts was currently knitting. I then also noticed crocheted items. I could have purchased so many things from her table …
There was an artist, with some very nice pieces of watercolour paintings to sell and some really nice treen. I just loved those wooden candlesticks, ideal for gifts! On another table was yet more quilted items, a teddybear quilt hung on the wall – for only £25 !! It was gorgeous! There was also a table with bags, bags and more bags – if only I had brought my purse!
Don’t worry, there are other dates you can attend, I can remember a few dates:
7th, 21st and 28th July 2012 … and some days in August.
Treat yourself and visit!
Unmissable. This museum asks only for a donation (£1) to walk around and find out more about the sunken Dunwich. We were fortunate enough to talk to a lady who was extremely knowledgeable out Dunwich and its history – a shame the Time Team did not ask her for information before they started digging their trenches last year!
This little museum is a gem – worth a visit.
Oh, after seeing the advert below ….
Who could resist?
I applied, but didn’t get the job! I guess I will have to participate in Pirate’s Day at work first.
After having visited the museum, we decided to walk up the hill for a bit and go exploring. We came across Greyfriars Priory … this was a really nice walk and following the walking route path, we came out on the cliffs at Dunwich then arrived back at the car park.
All in all, a really great afternoon out!
Dunwich –> Wikipedia entry (more info)