Gallery: Sutton Hoo takes visitors on a journey back in time to the era of its momentous Anglo Saxon discovery

A 1930s costume day at Sutton Hoo. Chalie Mapey (playing Robert Pretty) and Chloe Lazzari (playing S

A 1930s costume day at Sutton Hoo. Chalie Mapey (playing Robert Pretty) and Chloe Lazzari (playing Sarah). - Credit: Archant

A heritage site in east Suffolk took visitors back to the era of its extraordinary historic discovery.

The National Trust at Sutton Hoo held re-enactments yesterday from the 1930s in celebration of the decade when landowner Edith Pretty helped unearth the famous Anglo Saxon treasures, which have shape our view of history.

Sutton Hoo’s Living History team dressed in the fashions of the time as they played the parts of some of interesting characters involved in the excavation of 1939, in which the burial ship and its contents were uncovered.

Over the coming months the team will explore other aspects of the period, such as the approach of the Second World War and the presence of the Land Girls at the estate house.

For details visit Sutton Hoo’s website or call 01394 389714.


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