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How Debenham land helped the poor in 16th century plagues

It should be no surprised that people are twice as likely to die from corona virus in the poorest areas and those living in more affluent places. It has always been so, certainly since the plagues of the Elizabethan period. During an outbreak of plague in 1579 nearly 5,000 people […]

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Birdsong for a walk along the Deben

Listen: Mike Challis recorded these sounds on an exercise walk along the upper reaches of the Deben early in the morning during CV19. Features birdsong including the recently returned migratory Blackcap. Mike Challis ยท Derrybrook Soundwalk

Village Life

Why the new site

Earlier this year when Debenham Parish Council moved its meeting to the Leisure Centre to accommodate everyone who wanted to have their say about Taylor Wimpey’s free go, renewed application to build 300 houses there was only real topic of interest. Yet before we got to the main topic we […]

Paths project

Footpaths map

This map shows footpaths and bridleway that are registered as a part of the Suffolk Definitive rights of way map.