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Elizabethan Market wows Woodbridge in 1977

PUBLISHED: 09:17 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:17 18 October 2018

Deben players in stocks Picture: ARCHANT

Deben players in stocks Picture: ARCHANT

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Woodbridge displayed its Tudor heritage in style, were you there?

Did you attend the Woodbridge Elizabethan Market in 1977Did you attend the Woodbridge Elizabethan Market in 1977

Thomas Seckford is a name synonymous with Woodbridge.

A courtier to Elizabeth I, Seckford was a prominent lawyer in his day.

His contribution to the life and structure of the town back in the Elizabethan age are still visible today through many of the major landmarks that he either built or owned at some point during his life.

From the Tidemill to the current home of the junior school at Woodbridge School. Seckford left his mark across the town.

Can you spot yourself or someone you recoginse from this picture gallery from the Woodbridge Elizabethan Market in 1977 Picture: ARCHANTCan you spot yourself or someone you recoginse from this picture gallery from the Woodbridge Elizabethan Market in 1977 Picture: ARCHANT

Back in June 1977 Seckford and his creations were very much at the heart of celebrations as Woodbridge put on an Elizabethan

Market around the courtier’s very own Shire Hall.

From Tudor costume to historically appropriate food the event brought residents back into the heart of Seckford’s age.

It wasn’t all serious reenactment though as residents made the most of their own set of stocks, courtesy of drama group the Deben Players.

The Boys Brigade at the Woodbridge Elizabethan Market in 1977 Picture: ARCHANTThe Boys Brigade at the Woodbridge Elizabethan Market in 1977 Picture: ARCHANT

Were you taking part in the event? Do you remember the day? Email: katy.sandalls@archant.co.uk

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