I had a wonderful ‚ time in Suffolk with my family last weekend, in addition to the surprise of stumbling across Jimmy’s Farm. ‚ On the Sunday we met up at Shotley Gate marina and ‚ enjoyed a traditional roast lunch ‚ in the Shipwreck. ‚ We all dined at a long table which was ‚ dressed in white and was decorated ‚ with sparkling table confetti.
The Shipwreck’s surroundings is very interesting as it is situated adjacent to HMS Ganges, a Naval training base that unfortunately is no longer used but it thankfully houses a “listed” Mast so there is hope that one day the base will be rejuvinated. ‚ The outlook from the Shipwreck is outstanding, as you can view both the large cargo ships that dock at Felixstowe but also the many ferries and cruiseliners that stop at Harwich.
I’ve included ‚ photos of both Chelmondiston church, where I was confirmed as a teenager and where my grandparents on my father’s side are buried ‚ and also Shotley church, which is where I attended Sunday school as a child and my grandparents on my mother’s side are buried. ‚ My father spent a lot of time at Shotley church, helping to maintain it through the storms each winter. ‚ He left my sister and I a little piece of history there too, so I always visit there when I’m down.