At a great morning at Long Melfords Kentwell Hall, the Wooltowns Association (WTA) launched officially yesterday morning Tuesday 26th September.
Featuring an informative piece on the history of Suffolks heritage to the Wool Trade from Dr Amor, and a great speech of support from South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge, launched to an audience of movers and shakers from Suffolk's world of tourism and commerce.
The Wool Towns Association aims to showcase the combined attractions of Clare, Hadleigh, Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury – and neighbouring areas – with ambitious plans to publicise an alternative to destinations like the Cotswolds.
"While all five towns and villages have their own unique characteristics, the Wool Towns unites these areas with both a proud sense of heritage and dynamic forward-thinking approach. Our overall aim is to create an area and brand as well known as the Cotswolds and we feel that we are collectively stronger in terms of attracting more tourists and visitors"