September 4, 2017

Orford Craft Shop re-opened as Orford Craft Centre Tuesday 22nd May 2018

The Orford Craft Shop was very popular with visitors who were attracted by the eclectic range of baskets displayed in front of the shop. Much of the stock in Orford Crafts was locally made or had a local theme, including baskets, pottery, books, jams and preserves.

Previous proprietor, Stuart Bacon, is a noted marine archaeologist and has dived in the waters off Dunwich many times, exploring the ruins of the former town of Dunwich. Information gained from these dives was documented in an exhibition on the first floor. Much of this archive has been donated to Dunwich Museum or is currently stored in the Cobra Mist building on Orford Ness.

Stuart decided to retire and the shop has undergone refitting and refurbishment in the hands of the licensees of The King's Head.

On completion of this work the shop re-opened as the Orford Craft Centre on Tuesday 22nd May.


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