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The Death of the Duke of Edinburgh
Sproughton Parish Council send their sincere condolences to The Queen and the entire Royal Family during this sad time with our deepest sympathies. Prince Philip led an extraordinary life. He has been a presence throughout the entire lives of many people in Sproughton, a constant and unfailing support to Her Majesty for more than 70 years in some of the most difficult times in recent history. We should also remember that His Royal Highness was a father, grandfather and great grandfather, whose loss will be felt deeply by his family.
Books of Condolence are not possible given the Covid-19 restrictions but messages may be sent online via https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip
All Saints Church in Sproughton will be open on Saturday from 12 noon to 2:00pm for parishioners to pay their respects to Prince Philip and for private prayer. People will need to wear masks while in the Church. This will also include the tolling of a single bell 99 times just before 3pm.
Welcome to Sproughton, pronounced Spror-ton according to Wikipedia, a village situated three miles west of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk.
The mediaeval heart of the village includes a listed Church, a restored Water Mill, now privately owned, and the Tithe Barn. On the crossroad formed by Lower Street and Burstall Lane is the Wild Man pub, with records showing a landlord in situ as far back as 1844.
The Community Shop, accessed via the Tithe Barn courtyard is a tardis of wonderful local produce and grocery essentials. It was opened in 2010 and is managed by an enthusiastic group of volunteers, all with strong links to the village.
There's a primary school, sports facilities, countryside walks on the door-step and several active social and community groups covering a multitude of interests.
Regular events involving local residents, both the organising of and participating in, include the annual Sproughton Beer Festival at the Tithe Barn, the Village Fete and Bonfire Night festivities.