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Woodbridge, Suffolk

Woodbridge is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England, along the river Deben[?], with a population of about 9,000.

It is a centre for boat-building[?], rope-making[?] and sail-making[?] and has been since the Middle Ages. Edward III[?] and Sir Francis Drake had fighting ships built in Woodbridge.

The town has a restored tidemill[?], one of only 4 in the UK, and one of the earliest - a mill was first recorded on this site in 1170, operated by the Augustinian Canons[?]. In 1536, it passed to King Henry VIII. In 1564, Queen Elizabeth I[?] granted the mill to Thomas Seckford[?].

Sutton Hoo, a group of low grassy mounds famous for turning up Anglo-Saxon treasure of one of the earliest English kings, Redwald[?], overlooks Woodbridge from the Eastern Bank of the Deben.

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