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.
Owner, 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.
Stuart has now decided to retire and the shop is undergoing refitting and refurbishment in the hands of the licensees of The King's Head. On completion of this work the shop will re-open as the Orford Craft Centre. Details will be released soon.
Susan and Ian Ballantine
The Kings Head
Orford, IP12 2LN