Gallery: Super yacht tops our photos of the week

A boat is transported through Suffolk heading for Wherstead. The lorry carrying the vessel negotiate

A boat is transported through Suffolk heading for Wherstead. The lorry carrying the vessel negotiates its way through Needham Market. - Credit: Archant

WELCOME back to our weekly feature where we look back at the pictures that made the headlines.

This week a super yacht, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, took about six hours to make the 56-mile journey from Wroxham in Norfolk to a marina in Wherstead, near Ipswich. A police motorcyclist escorted the giant flatbed transport as it eased its way round Kentford, Stowmarket and the narrow streets of Needham Market.

A new shop run by the charity which helps to support the Museum of East Anglian Life has been launched. The Friends of the Museum of East Anglian Life, in Stowmarket, have invested thousands of pounds in the new facility which was officially opened by the town’s mayor, Anne Whybrow.

The museum also celebrated opening for its new season with a free day for all visitors and about 1,500 people took advantage of the deal and visited the museum, based in Stowmarket.

Inspirational charities, community groups and volunteers in Suffolk have been celebrated at an annual awards ceremony. The High Sheriff Awards saw six prizes handed out in recognition of the work the many voluntary groups and unsung heroes who do so much to make Suffolk a safer, healthier and more vibrant county to live.


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People in Walberswick put on an array of events for this year’s Comic Relief including a Young Suffolk Artist’s Show, comedy quiz and a children’s clay modelling workshop and schoolgirl Cydney Barge is showing off a new look to her friends after having her long hair cut off for charity.

Staff at Kerseys Solicitors donated £2,500 to the Woolverstone Wish fund after an employee was diagnosed with cancer last year.

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Budding chefs at a Lowestoft school downed their pens and textbooks and donned their aprons to show off their culinary skills – and came up with some tasty, exotic and spicy treats and Suffolk’s best amateur bakers were able to show off their skills as The Great Suffolk Bake Off reached its climax last weekend.

A giant kidney shaped cake baked by West Bergholt mother-of-two Nat Southwell, went on display as part of an event to celebrate World Kidney Day and raise awareness of renal health. Also around 40 entrepreneurs selling everything from hand-decorated shoes to home-baked cakes converged on Hadleigh Guildhall complex at the weekend.

Sir Geoff Hurst visited Framlingham Town FC to promote the nomination period of the 2013 FA and McDonald’s Community Awards.

Pupils at Melton Primary School took part in a range of activities for Science Week. The theme was “discover” and classes looked at topics including nature, materials and the human body and scores of other children discovered the wonders of science at a west Suffolk secondary school as pupils from across the county went to a special Key Stage 2 science day at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds.

And we published First Class photos from 37 schools across Suffolk in our special 2013 supplement - see out e-edition page if you missed it.

Which was your favourite photo of the week?

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