A History of the Suffolk Landscape














For many people the Suffolk landscape is the landscape of England – passed down to us through the paintings of John Constable. But the Stour he painted has lock gates, a sure sign of Man’s intervention! So it is with almost everything we see in Suffolk: the landscape has been moulded to suit the times and each century has left us things we value today. The wonderful churches of the medieval period, the delightful wool towns and the rich, rolling fields are all products of their time and we now regard them as valuable tourist attractions. This illustrated talk will examine the changes which have occurred in Suffolk across the centuries and show the ways in which they have left their mark on the county today.