Holbrook - home of the R.H.S, Taffy Evans in later life and many others .... RETURN
I lived in Woolverstone Hall for nearly 7 years and went to the R.H.S. numerous times for rugby, cricket and athletics - but I have NEVER to this day actually been to the village itself - which is both explicable and astonishing at the same time. Next time I go to IHS I will put this right and have a wander round.
Sara Baghai is from Holbrook, so if she or indeed anyone else has any nice photos it would be good to add to these few I have collected. Where is the village CENTRE exactly?
As we know, Holbrook is mostly famous for the R.H.S., which is a quite stupendous campus as I hope can be seen more clearly HERE.
WIKIPEDIA: Holbrook is a village situated close to the northern shore of the estuary of the River Stour, in Suffolk, England. It is located on the Shotley Peninsula in Babergh district, around 5 miles south of the centre of Ipswich.
Lower Holbrook is a hamlet between the villages of Holbrook and Harkstead.
Facilities: The village has one pub called the Swan (there was another pub called the Compasses but it closed during lockdown and never reopened) , a Co-op store, a butcher, an art gallery, and a village hall. The area is served by a primary school and Holbrook Academy, which shares a site with the Peninsula Dr Letman Centre. The parish church, dedicated to All Saints, is a Grade II* listed building. The village also has a Methodist church.