Published: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Written by: Sian Lewis
On Wednesday June the 21st 2017, our fantastic county will celebrate its very first annual Suffolk Day, championed by the EADT (East Anglian Daily Times), the Ipswich Star and BBC Radio Suffolk. From the chocolate box villages of Lavenham and Kersey to the beautiful seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, Suffolk certainly is not lacking in beauty, culture and spirit – and we certainly agree that its time to celebrate it!
Based on the highly successful model in Yorkshire which has been running for over 40 years, the aim of Suffolk Day is to celebrate the county’s history, art and culture, cutting edge technology, stunning coastline, wildlife, food and drink, businesses, sport and university. With many famous local exports from George Orwell to Ed Sheeran, this should be the perfect time to really show off what makes our county so inspirational – and why locals are so proud of our region and continued success.
Mark Murphy of BBC Suffolk’s breakfast commented that “We live in the best county in the country, but I’ve always felt we don’t shout loudly enough about how great it is. I was very envious last year after hearing that Yorkshire has a special day and floated the idea on air that we should have a Suffolk Day. Everyone who got in touch thought it was a great idea.”
Many local businesses such as The Crown in Woodbridge are already gearing up for their very own special events; the award winning contemporary style inn has developed a special menu for the day, celebrating the very best of the county’s produce.
We hope that this is the first of many Suffolk Days to come, with celebrations from not only those proud of Suffolk and local to the area, but from visitors nationwide!