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THE SUFFOLK THREADS TRAILS

In the 15th and 16th century, the fate of a handful of Suffolk towns was changed forever by the wool trade. Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh, Clare, Sudbury: all of them were producing woolen cloth that was in great demand across Europe to the tips of northern Russia.
 
As the towns grew richer and richer, so did their architecture: resplendent churches and half-timbered merchants’ houses sprung up, giving the towns a distinctive beauty that still survives today. You can explore the Suffolk Wool Towns and experience this beauty firsthand following the specially created Suffolk Threads Trails.
Inside Lavenham Guildhall (c) Martin PettittAt Lavenham Guildhall you can see what life was like at the height of the wool trade
Photo (c) Martin Pettitt

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INTRIGUED BY THE SUFFOLK WOOL TOWNS?

If you're keen to learn more about the Suffolk Wool Towns, you'll enjoy our Woolly Tale about the history of Lavenham. And if you're planning to visit one of the Suffolk Wool Towns, why not let us know via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?