"Just Passing Through" Suffolk by Bwana_Brown
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It was a Saturday morning when we finally struck off northward from the Colchester area of Essex, beginning our 3-day meandering excursion before we had any other accommodations waiting for us. One of the first towns that we encountered was Lavenham, an historic site that greatly prospered from its wool trading in the 1400's. The rich merchants built many large half-timber houses with plaster fill-in, many of these with weirdly slanting appearances! The prosperity of the town faltered badly in the late 1500's when Dutch refugees in the Colchester area began weaving a superior product. The rapid collapse of Lavenham's trade led to many of these historic buildings just being left in their unaltered original state. Although we stopped and walked around the town, we did not really get as many good photos as we would have liked because of the automobile parking and congestion on this busy Saturday morning. For the next stage of our journey, please take a look at my Cambridgeshire page! Alternatively, you can check out my Surrey page to see how it all started.
- Pros:A great place to start our countryside ramblings!
We were not very well organized on this trip, so we stopped in Bury St. Edmunds to see if we could find any tourist... more travel advice
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