The place is a bit poncey, very middle class. The reasons for this quickly become obvious.
There's a carnival in August
Benjamin Britten lived here too.
An excellent Fish and Chip shop which always seems to be shut when I'm there.

and apparently, Thomas Dolby lives there.

Aldeburgh on line

the Mfffmfff Ferry

Stour Valley

There is a new Youth hostel near Maningtree, which I can recommend highly.

The nearby River Stour (See Wikipedia).

Considered to be Constable country.

Swallows and Amazons

This is a very well known spot - nice cycle ride, but food's expensive. didn;t have any but it looked good, and smelt good, but at those prices, you would expect nothing less.

It's a nice spot though - I stopped to have a beer.

Then, suddenly, Felixstowe Docks were visible across the estuary: