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Welcome to Wrentham
Wrentham is a village of approximately 1000 persons nestled around a junction on the A12 London/Ipswich/Lowestoft/Gt. Yarmouth trunk road. The junction has roads to Southwold, Beccles and Covehithe. Wrentham is steeped in history stretching back to Saxon times and is mentioned in the Doomsday book. It is a mixture of old and new with some small new housing estates strategically placed so as not to detract from the overall impression of a very attractive village. Click here for more information. Wrentham has some very pleasant buildings and has won the ‘Best Kept Village’ competition several times in the past. In 2004 Wrentham won the competition for the 10th time and a tree was planted to commemorate this. In 2008 the Village won the Waveney District Area Section again and received a cheque for £200 from Waveney District Council which has been spent on providing a new Notice Board at the Village Hall, also a Cheque was presented for £250 by Beach Radio, Lowestoft as part of their ‘Help an East Coast Child’ campaign. This was spent on two five a side football goal posts. These have been erected on the football pitch in London Road for use by the younger generation of our Village.
With a core of old Wrentham families plus many new residents it still has a real sense of community.
Wrentham, Suffolk enjoys connections with
Wrentham is well sited for holiday makers wishing to visit the surrounding area,
which includes Southwold (www.southwold.info): a quaint old Suffolk seaside resort
untouched by time, Beccles (www.beccles.info) a pretty market town, which has excellent
boating facilities on the River Waveney, Lowestoft: England’s most Easterly point,
Covehithe and Oulton Broad, which is also good for boating. Oulton Broad is the most
Southerly of the ‘Norfolk’ Broads, being in Suffolk! It connects to the other Broads
and holiday cruisers can be seen here and at Beccles. There is also power boat racing
here on Thursday evenings in the summer. Covehithe is a hamlet 2 -
There was a small Museum shop in the centre of the village, run by Rosie and Ronnie Carter which was used to display memorabilia from a bygone age on certain days of the year. More information can be obtained from the website: www.theshopmuseum.org. A selection of Reg Carter greeting cards is now available for sale .
Wrentham has good sports and recreational facilities and a prize winning Brass Band.
First responders are members of the community who have been trained to attend emergencies (heart attacks etc.).
They are contacted by the emergency services and can usually get to an emergency before the paramedics. Because they are on the spot, they are able to start the crucial recovery process within a very short time.
Coordinator: Mrs Gwen Stockdale
Tel: 01502 578335
For more information on what ‘First Responders’ do visit the Website:
Items of Interest
Sunday 31st August
Sunday 21st September
Henstead Exotic Garden Church Road
Local Events/Meetings/Places of Interest
|Sports & Recreation Facilities|
|Village Hall History|
|Wrentham parish council minutes|
|Minutes Annual Parish Council Meeting|
|Minutes of Annual Parish Meeting|
|Planning Meeting Minutes|
|The Windmills of Wrentham|
|Old Photos of Wrentham|