NEED SOMEWHERE QUIET TO REVISE, FOCUS AND CONCENTRATE?

The Station House offers a free drop-in homework and supported self-study session on Wednesdays, 4-6pm during term-time.  Telephone 07856 810828 to book a space.                         





Posted 4 July 2018

Artists' exhibition space for hire on a daily or weekly basis in the Easterling Room

Wall hanging space for +/- 9 works at £5 per day plus 10% commission on direct sales.  A great opportunity to show work when the room is open to the public or being used for meetings or other events.

Weekly hire for exclusive use as a gallery space £420 plus 10% commission on direct sales

Two additional half-days included for hanging and striking

Evening private view by arrangement £25

Call by or telephone to discuss: 07856 810828.



Posted 4 July 2018

Returning to work? Need to brush up on your IT skills?

Discovering Excel 10 July or 24 July, 9.30am-12.30pm

Excel - Beyond the Basics 17 July 9.30am-12.30pm

Creating effective presentations using Powerpoint    11 July or 25 July, 9.30am-4.30pm

Half-day courses £55

Full-day courses £100

Contact Jenny Labbett Computer Services on 01728 747126 or



Posted 25 May 2018

If you are aged between 40-74, come for a free NHS Health at the Station House, organised by OneLife Suffolk, on Friday 8th June or Friday 13th July.


Please book in advance on 01473 718193.



OPEN WEEKEND 2nd & 3rd JUNE 11am-4pm

Posted 25 May 2018

Come and have a look around and help us launch the new Garden Cafe and Railway History Club.  Anyone with an interest in researching, sharing knowledge, or learning about the history of the East Suffolk Railway, is very welcome.  Bob will be giving history talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm on both days.  

Overspill parking is available at the Village Hall and Church car parks by kind permission

Photograph Wickham Market Station circa 1901 courtesy of Great Eastern Railway Society (GERS).



Posted 25 May 2018

An unveiling ceremony is taking place at the Station House for a National Railway Heritage Award on 1st June at 11.15am. Our Guest of Honour is Fred Garner, Rail Sector Director at Taylor Woodrow and official sponsor of the award. Station House funders, donors and Society members will be amongst the guests.  Matthew Applegate, founder of the Creative Computing Club will also be on hand to talk about the coding club that meets weekly at the Station House .

Creative Computing Club 


Allan Williams      27th May-3rd June

Posted 25 May 2018

A selection of works by Allan Williams is on exhibition in the Easterling Room.

Monday - Friday 6am-6pm

Saturday 6.30am-6pm

Sunday 8.30am-6pm

The Easterling is subject to occasional bookings for meetings, so please ring 07856 810828 to check availability.  

Additional parking available opposite church just a 3-minute walk.



Posted 4 March 2018

Create your own floral centre-piece with Jacinth Duncan

Wednesday 28 March


£39 (including materials)

Advance booking required

Contact Jacinth on 07904 130343 or email


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CHUGGANAUTS (brand new)

Posted 1 February 2018

Singing, music and movement for pre-school children and their parents or carers

Every Monday during term-time starting 19th February with free taster session

9.45-10.30am: 3-4 year olds

11.00-11.45am: 1-2 year olds

£3.50 per child / £2.00 per additional sibling. Maximum 3 children to 1 adult

Pay on the day but please book in advance by contacting the Station House on 07856 810828 or email

Please use car park opposite St John's Church just 3-minute walk, by kind permission.  The Station House has sheltered buggy parking.

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Posted 1 February 2018

Creative craft workshops offered exclusively to those living with, recovering from, or caring for someone with cancer.

Last Friday of each month

Friday 23 February: card making - stunning, simple designs.

Cost £8 to include most materials. To book phone Jane on 01728 746012 or email

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Posted 1 February 2018

Every Wednesday 2-4pm

No advance booking required

£2 per person

Bring your knitting, or wool and needles if you are stuck for ideas, as some patterns will be available,

For enquiries please call Jenny Marett on 01728 748245 or email

Refreshments available

Please park in the auction centre car park just 2-3 minutes walk, by kind permission.

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Posted 1 February 2018

For all ages. No booking required

2-4pm every 1st Thursday of the month

£2 per person

Please bring scrabble sets.  Other games such as bananagrams, chess and cribbage also welcome.

For enquiries, please call Ruth Redgrave on 01728 748067 or email

Refreshments available.

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HEALTH WALKS with OneLife Suffolk

Posted 10 January 2018


2nd series:

Friday 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April

Starting and finishing at the Station House

Meet 10.15am for 60-90minute walk, grade 2/4

No advance booking required

Creative Computing Club



Posted 9 January 2018

New monthly workshop offering craft classes exclusively to those living with, recovering from or caring for someone with cancer.

Last Friday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm

Friday 26th January: cardmaking - teabag folding and toppers

Cost: £8.00 to include most materials

To book email Jane at or phone 01728 746012

Creative Computing Club



Posted 9 January 2018

Workshop on Saturday 10th February, 10am - 3.15pm

Cost is £69, including lunch and ferment

Booking essential 

Contact: Trish Dent tel 01986 780939





Posted 9 January 2017

Station House Community Connections received the Taylor Woodrow Partnership Award in a ceremony for the National Railway Heritage Awards at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 6th December. It was awarded for the restoration work and improvements to the Station House and presented by the Director for Rail at Taylor Woodrow and the Managing Director of London Underground.

Photograph: Duncan Phillips/National Railway Heritage Awards

Creative Computing Club



Posted 29 December

 A memorable occasion as 40 members of all ages gathered for mince pies, cake, hot punch and carols to celebrate Christmas with passengers on trains passing by.

In a spontaneous performance, the more experienced singers amongst us provided descant voices when required, and the train drivers and guards enjoyed mince pies too!

Creative Computing Club



Posted 22 December 2017

Next course:  4, 11, 18, 25 January, 1, 8, 15, 22 February

11-16 year olds: 5.00-6.30pm

Adults (new): 6.30-8.00pm

Fee: £50

Contact: Creative Computing Club 07850 940591

Creative Computing Club




Come and join us at the Station House on Christmas Eve, 4-5pm, for carols, mince pies and hot punch.

Creative Computing Club


Brand new benches under the canopy 

Posted on 28th October 2107

Two replica Great Eastern Railway benches were installed today, generously funded by the Railway Heritage Trust, to complement the new canopy.

Creative Computing Club


Brand new! Creative Computing Club for 11-16 year olds

Posted on 17th October 2017

Every Thursday 5-6.30pm starting 2nd November. The first course will help participants make interactive software and games, and learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Advance booking required. Course fee: £50.

Creative Computing Club


Brand new! Free homework and self-supported study for ​High School students

Posted on 17th October 2017

Every Wednesday 4-6pm during term-time starting 1st November. No advance booking necessary but please pick up a one-off registration form from the Station House cafe. Bring your computer or use our workstations and enjoy good quality broadband.

Homework Clun


Station Adopter Awards

Posted on 13th October 2017

Our station adopters were the proud recipients of the Best Community Involvement Award at Greater Anglia's Station Adopters' Awards 2017.

Station Adopter Awards 2017


Cyclists' Touring Club

Posted on 8th October 2017

Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) stop off 'en route' for well-earned refreshments.

Cyclists' Touring Club 06 October 2017


Community Rail Awards

Posted on 6th October 2017

Station House Community Connections were guests at the Association of Community Rail Partnerships' annual awards (ACoRP) in Derby and the next day, joined East Midlands Trains at the naming ceremony for THE STATION VOLUNTEER.

Station Volunteer 06 October 2017


East Suffolk Line Guided Walk

Posted on 30th September 2017

9-mile circular walk started at the Station House as part of the East Suffolk Line Guided Walks programme.

East Suffolk Line Guided Walk 30 Sept 2017


University of the Third Age

Posted on 25th September 2017

U3A (University of the Third Age) are making music once a month in the Easterling Room.

University of the Third Age


Society 2017 AGM

Posted on 24th September 2017

First Society AGM in the Easterling Room. Find out more about joining on the ‘support us’ link.

Society AGM 2017


September Health Walk

Posted on 22nd September 2017

First Health Walk as part of One Life Suffolk’s Walking for Health festival. Friendly and free. Walking again on 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec.

September Health Walk


Suffolk Coastal Leisure Learning

Posted on 21st September 2017

Starting 21 st September Suffolk Coastal Leisure Learning have started the autumn term with Italian for Beginners in the Easterling Room and Getting up to speed with Microsoft Office
in the Peto Room, our computer and training suite.

Suffolk Coastal Leisure Learning - Italian for beginners


The Doves History Talk

Posted on 8th September 2017

The Doves enjoying a history talk and lunch in the Easterling Room.

The Doves


Dr. Therese Coffey MP Surgery

Posted on 28th July 2017

Dr Therese Coffey MP for Suffolk Coastal held her advice surgery in the Thompson Suite.

Dr. Therese Coffey


History of the East Suffolk Railway

Posted on 1st June 2017

We have already delivered 6 talks across the county. If your organisation or school would like to book a talk at the Station House, express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

History of the East Suffolk Railway 


Toddler music group with parent/carers

Posted on 5th July 2017

We have funding to run a pilot programme for 6-weeks. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Toddler music group


Creative computing club for 11-16 year olds

Posted on 18th July 2017

We have funding to run a 6-week pilot programme for 11-16 year olds. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Creative computer club


Digital skills made simple – we all need them!

Posted on 11th July 2017

We have funding to run 6 workshops for the over 50s. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Digital over 50s


Health walks

Posted on 1st June 2017

Maggie Singleton is planning a series of health walks starting and finishing at the Station House. Express your interest here and we’ll be in touch.

Healthy Walks


The colonnades under the canopy were cast in iron at ​Hargreaves Foundry in Halifax in 2016

Posted on 7th May 2017

The colonnades under the canopy were cast in iron at ​Hargreaves Foundry in Halifax in 2016

Hargreaves Foundry