Sutton Hoo

Basil Brown, the farm where is stayed and a piece of old farm machinery

Basil Brown Cycle Route – part 1

Inspired by the hero of The Dig, in the summer I decided to plan a Basil Brown cycle route in his honour. Brown, a self-taught local archaeologist, discovered the incredible Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, as featured in the film. He lived in Rickinghall, so this first leg links Woodbridge to Rickinghall. …

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Cycling Along River Deben

The Dig – Suffolk Cyclists’ Review

We watched The Dig on Netflix last weekend after hearing positive comments from friends.  It portrays the people who discovered the incredible Anglo-Saxon treasures buried at Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge in Suffolk. Here we give it our Suffolk Cyclists’ review. The first commendation was that the local accent was portrayed convincingly. Both by Ralph Fiennes (playing …

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