Suffolk Ancestry Tour
This evening, I am reprising a Suffolk, England ancestry tour for Americans of English descent.
First, we departed our lodgings at Colchester and then continued our ancestry themed tour of East Anglia with first stop at Great Bromley where we received a warm welcome from the local churchwarden. This is a massive church with strong New England ( U.S.A.) connections via the Stone family who still maintain links with the area. Video and images are provided below.
On passing Flatford, we took the opportunity to call in at Flatford Mill on River Stour, subject of famous English artist, John Constable’s famous painting.
Next, we moved on to Assington, Groton (which also has close New England links) and Woolverstone. We stopped for lunch at Woolverstone Marina which offered a good aspect over the harbour.
Next to Ipswich and St. Stephen’s Church which is now a Tourist Information office. Here we were directed to Suffolk County Records Office where we spent a productive hour or so researching Cleveland ancestry.
Finally, we moved on to our destination for the night at Bury St Edmunds passing through Combs en-route.
Tomorrow we visit Cambridge.