The Green has some astounding historic tales to tell, and we’re discovering more every year.
If you know something about its history which isn’t here – please get in touch.
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The two outstanding historical features surviving on the Green are the remains of:

  • the Blyth Navigation 
    established in 1761 this waterway carried heavy goods and flourished for a 100 years before being overtaken by the coming of the railways.

    Wherry at Bulcamp lock
    Wherry at Bulcamp lock

  • the Southwold Railway
    a narrow gauge railway which ran between Halesworth and Southwold from 1879 until 1929.
Folly Engine Shed - Teddy Boston Collection
Engine Shed in Bird’s Folly – Teddy Boston Collection