We are still some time away from having a boatbuilding shed or activities space ready for use, but construction work on site should be completed in autumn 2017. Once we take on the least our first job will be to finish the fit-out of the shell gifted to the community as part of the development. Inside the shed, the replica Sutton Hoo ship construction will begin as soon as possible. The open space also gifted to the Woodbridge Town Council will be available for public events. So you can imagine that by early 2018, there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to join in.
The Trust is very busy in preparation for that time:
planning the shed fit-out,
- working with academics and boatbuilding experts on the ship construction
- developing educational links, programmes and events on the public open space
We want to talk to anyone and everyone who has something to offer, or who can see that our project could have something to offer them. Do get in touch if you would like to be involved in this run-up stage. Above all else, our aim is to create, with the engagement of everyone from the community that wishes to join us, a truly exciting waterside community development: fun, active, a great place to be, and a celebration of what Woodbridge means to us all!
Sae Wylfing is already up and running – find out more here
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW! This smaller replica of the Sutton Hoo ship is on long-term loan to the Trust, and ready (on a trailer) to roll. She generated a lot of excitement at local events last year, and we have bookings now throughout 2017. You can have a great day out as a volunteer, and we particularly need:
- help with the ‘stand’ – includes selling a range of related merchandise for fundraising
- people used to manhandling trailer loads, as Sae Wylfing is trailed to each venue
- people with a general knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon era, to answer the many and varied questions that visitors of all ages ask about the ship, the background, and way of life
- supervising simple craft activities
A VOLUNTEER to help keep our site updated would be welcome. Some familiarity with WordPress helpful.
Please fill out the form below telling us a little bit about yourself, and the ways you might like to help.