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Explore Harleston

Walk, talk, wave, smile – this is Harleston. It has been providing a trading and service centre for the town and surrounding villages for a thousand years. The walk takes you around the town centre where there are about a hundred shops, the vast majority being independent traders which combined with free parking, makes Harleston so busy.

There are close to two hundred very old buildings and it is often said that if stripped of their later facades, Harleston would resemble Lavenham. The centre of Harleston was once a vast open market and the stalls in the middle gradually became permanent shops and houses, creating the shape of a box-iron, known now as “the heater." The audio walk explores the history of the town and features some wonderful characters who all love Harleston with a passion, including Sid Taylor who has planted over three thousand trees in the town..

 

 

 

 

 

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