I have only been to Orford once before and half remembered the drive south east from Snape past the piggeries and Sudbourne where Kenneth Clark was brought up. I like its sense of remoteness, with a surprisingly large medieval church:-
There’s a post office which sells fresh vegetables:-
And the Pump Street Bakery for fresh bread:-
Good examples of corrugated iron:-
And a view out towards the sea:-
7 thoughts on “Orford”
The walks on the Ness are well worth making. Such a strange landscape, full of beauty and the dark history of the last century.
Not easily accessible to a wheelchair, sadly. Charles
By the way, I’m glad to see another corrugated iron connoisseur!
Are you a telegraph poles addict too?!
Not yet ! High wires perhaps, but not the poles. Charles
Is the Butley Oysterage still going? If you sailed from Aldeburgh in a lumpen Lapwing with pretty red sails you deserved a blow out at the Oysterage, and ginger beer no doubt….oh those teenage years
Yes, it is indeed, in the main square, although the adjacent shop, Pinneys, has moved down to the harbour. Charles
I love Orford too. Orford Ness itself is a very atmospheric place, now owned by the National Trust, with some stripped out military installations still intact but being reclaimed by nature in a very satisfying way. Smoked fish, oysters & other seafood in the village delicious. And the there’s Britten. A wonderful magical place.