People we will miss …




John Gibbins – the founding motive force of the Whisstocks Project. Amiable but determined even under pressure from the project and ill health. We trust that we will be able to make the yard a happy and long lasting reminder of what he hoped for.

We try to carry on in the spirit he started.


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Charles Notcutt

Charles Notcutt died on 1st July 2015. His leadership, wise counsel and determination over the past three years was crucial to achieving an outcome on the Whisstocks site that will provide long-term benefit to Woodbridge people.  Negotiations with the owners, developers, planning officers and local government and community groups were complex and often challenging. Charles earned the respect of everyone involved in the Whisstocks working group.  We will miss him.


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Martin Atkinson dressed as an Anglo Saxon torch-bearer in 2013

Martin, our first contact with the National Trust at Sutton Hoo died on 30 March 2015.  Martin was always enthusiastic about the ambition to build a replica of the Anglo Saxon burial ship in Woodbridge.   He believed that the project could succeed and encouraged us to persist in finding a way of making it happen.  We are sorry that he isn’t around to see how it develops and comes to fruition.

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