As well as a chance for people to see the colourful, twinkling lights, it was a big weekend for traders as people flocked to the shops to start buying the essential presents.
Welcome to the third edition of Our Towns: Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Our Town focuses on all the great things about living in Aldeburgh and the surrounding towns and villages, from the food and fashion, to music, art and more. In this issue we're celebrating the festive season and showcasing some of the best present ideas and Christmas events in the area. On pages 6 and 7 local retailers tell us what to buy your loved ones for the perfect gift, while fashionistas should turn to pages 10 and 11 to find gorgeous garments for their office party. We've also got foodie tips from Lawson's Deli and a Christmas cake recipe from CRUMB. And, if you're looking to buy a property in the area, turn to page 4 where we showcase an interesting home that's currently for sale.
Shopkeepers, retailers and restauranteurs are gearing up for a celebration of their high street.
Annette Mason-Gordon, Aldeburgh lover and co-ordinator of HCMTI, extols the many virtues of the seaside town.
Aldeburgh Beach LOOKOUT is the brand new place to experience art. In addition to weekly artists' residencies, this autumn it launches 'Duchamp and Cage: 100 years later', which examines these two iconoclasts whose ideas in art and music are fundamentally linked.
Naomi Tarry talks to Eddie Mair about the new Damien Hirst sculpture in Ilfracombe and the Maggi Hambling 'Scallop' sculpture in Aldeburgh. Go to 27.30mins into the show.
There was a party atmosphere as shoppers turned out in force to celebrate a seaside resort's independent traders.
Aldeburgh: Strong start for campaign to prevent 'clone town'.
ONE of Suffolks top resorts is stepping up its battle against the threat of national chain stores by celebrating its independent traders.
To celebrate the Olympic torch travelling to Aldeburgh, the Town Council has asked Aldeburgh Music to provide a fitting welcome.
Swords were drawn, bayonets were fixed and drums were struck when soldiers marched through a Suffolk seaside resort after they were granted the freedom of the town.
Retailers & residents vow to fight against threat of national chains to stop resort becoming a 'clone town'
Business leaders and people who live in one of Suffolk's most prestigious seaside towns last night vowed to fight to protect its "unique character" from an influx of national chain stores.
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