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Possibly the last "swimming" or "dunking" in the country as a test of witchcraft occurred at Wickham Skeith in 1825. Isaac Stebbings, a pedlar aged about 67, was accused of black magic and driving two people (a thatcher's wife and a farmer) insane. He was immersed in the Grimmer and floated three times - considered a positive indication of guilt in those times. A second trial was planned for the following week, but the clergyman and churchwardens intervened and kept people away from the Grimmer. Three woman were also found to be guilty by a witchfinder general, but mostly of deviating from the religious line of the local church. No records seem to exist as to their demise, natural or otherwise.

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Blyford church is reported to only accommodate 55 seated parishioners whilst Redisham St Peter church is thought to be the smallest medieval church [by size??] in the county with 60 seats



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Mendlesham Mast the tallest structure in Suffolk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendlesham_transmitting_station

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Oswald Gayford from Hadleigh broke long distance aviation records

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_flight_anniversary_this_year_1_58916



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'Gulliver' on Ness Point Lowestoft is the tallest wind turbine in the UK http://www.ness-point.co.uk/Lowestoft-Renewable-Energy/Tallest-Wind-Turbine-in-the-UK-Gulliver/



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