John McCarthy's Woodbridge DVD

Writer and Broadcaster, John McCarthy, a former resident of the town, returns to Woodbridge and rekindles his memories of a very special place.

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Boasting fabulous architecture, winding character-full streets, working boat yards and many beautiful views down to the river Deben, the historic market town of Woodbridge is a Suffolk gem.

St Mary’s Church is one of Suffolk’s finest buildings and John explores its fascinating history, its role in the community and observes the major restoration works that have been carried out.

He visits the ancient and restored Tide Mill, one of only two such working mills in the country. And we watch a Baker make traditional wood-fired bread from Tide Mill flour.

Across the Deben sits Sutton Hoo, unearthed in 1939 as an ancient burial ground. Here John hears tales of the treasures found and the compelling story of one of Britain’s most significant archaeological finds.

The film also features a trip along the Deben, market day and stunning aerial views of the town and surrounds.

Produced for The Friends Of Saint Mary’s, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK. DVD Duration 49 minutes. Format PAL. 16:9 Picture Ratio.


The Friends of St. Mary's would especially like to thank John McCarthy (writer and presenter), and Tim Curtis (cameraman, editor and filmmaker) who gave their time and expertise for free and without whom this DVD would not exist.


Available priced £5.99 from the following local outlets:

  • St. Mary's Shop
  • Browsers Bookshop