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How would you spend your dream day in Suffolk?

PUBLISHED: 15:31 21 June 2018

Joan Swan with her dogs Dudley and Clementine at the Suffolk Food Hall on Suffolk Day  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Joan Swan with her dogs Dudley and Clementine at the Suffolk Food Hall on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Our readers tell us what their perfect day in Suffolk would be to mark Suffolk Day 2018.

Back in January, when we announced there would be a second Suffolk Day, we asked you to tell us what your dream day in Suffolk would include.

Your responses varied from going on walks, watching shows, going out to eat and many more.

We have included a few of our favourite answers in this article. If we have featured a response from someone you know make sure you share the story with them.

Don’t miss: Have we featured your favourite things about Suffolk?

We would love to hear what your perfect day in our county would be, please leave us a comment with the details.

To keep up with all the latest Suffolk Day news make sure you check out our Suffolk Day section on our website.

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