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.

Trip Advisor 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.

To the south of the village is the Royal Hospital School, which moved to this site in 1933 after having been housed at Greenwich Hospital since 1693.

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.