the website for Hollesley,
Boyton, Capel St Andrew,
Alderton and Shingle Street

Photos : Laurie Forsyth

Welcome to our website, which covers the Suffolk villages of Hollesley, 
Boyton, Alderton, Capel St Andrew and Shingle Street, located in the 
  picturesque Sandlings peninsula east of Woodbridge near the North Sea.   
 The March 2024 issue of 'Village Voices' magazine here. 

Try the new 
Shingle Street 
      website at

The content on this website and in Village Voices magazine are published by Village Voices Trading Limited - a wholly owned 
subsidiary of Village Voices, a grant making charity (registration no. 1180396).  Village Voices Trading Limited donates 
its profits annually to Village Voices for use towards local charitable purposes.  Further information can be found here.  

    Are you searching for a place to visit or to stay for a holiday which is off the beaten track,
    but reachable ?  Then welcome to the website for the Suffolk villages of Hollesley, 
    Boyton, Alderton, Capel St Andrew and Shingle Street.  The pace of life is slower here, 
    but your days will be filled with variety and interest.  Great countryside, the coast and 
    wildlife are close for you to enjoy.  If you like walking, cycling, photography, bird watching, 
    painting, writing or just meandering, the peace and beauty of the pine-dotted landscapes 
    beneath the great Suffolk sky will delight you.  This cluster of small villages and hamlets 
    lies near the southern tip of the Sandlings Peninsula, renowned for its wild and beautiful 
    coast, tracts of inland heathland, forests and open farmland.  When you navigate these 
    pages or look at our Picture Gallery, we think you will see why we are excited by what's 
    We look forward to sharing it with you. 
   You can see the latest issue here or 
   download previous copies (in PDF format) 
   from our archive here.
   The Village Voices monthly magazine is 
   produced entirely by local residents and 
   funded by local advertisers.  It is distributed 
   free in Hollesley, Boyton, Alderton, Capel 
   St Andrew and Shingle Street.
   Subscriptions.   Do you know someone who 
   would like to receive copies of Village Voices?   
   Subscriptions are available at a cost of £12 for 
   12 issues including postage within the UK. 
   Rates for overseas are considered individually.

   Please send the recipient’s name, address 
   and telephone number together with a cheque 
   for £12 payable to 'Village Voices’ to : Debbie 
   Pipe, 4 Mallard Way, Hollesley, Suffolk  
   IP12 3QJ.  

  The Place (Just42) is a Youth 
  Club that can be found in
  Hollesley Village Hall every 
  Weds. from 6.30 p m (school term 
  time only).
. Why not come along ?  More 
  details here.  Subject to
  cancellation owing to the
  coronavirus pandemic.
20 Walks on the Deben Peninsula
  Twenty of the walks featured in the Village
  Voices magazine are now published in an  
  easy-to-use book.  More details here. 

  You can now e-mail your photos from any of the 
  walks to appear on this website !  See here. 
 New Edition !   20 More Walks Around the Deben is now 
 available from shops in Hollesley, Alderton and Browsers 
 bookshop in Woodbridge.  Price £4.99 (plus £2.40 p & p..if
posted in the UK). 
     Pauline Austerfield published her recipes in 
    Village Voices magazine every month under 
    the heading 'From Our Country Kitchen'.
    However, she has decided to hang up her
    oven gloves, and so we would like to
    thank her for the tremendous effort in the
    past.  However, if you want to add a recipe,
    please contact the editorial team..

    All the recipes are listed in date order here, 
    and as an alphabetical index here.  Dietary
    information is also provided, such as Gluten
    Free, vegan or vegetarian options.
  Please note that the opinions expressed in this website or in the Village Voices 
  magazine do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the editorial team.