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Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Every year, several of Eye's more impressive gardens throw open their doors so that the unwashed masses can get a look. Before that though, we meet up with Grandad at the newly-opened "The Bank" - a former Midland/HSBC bank that's now been turned in to an arts-and-music venue, with a studio in the former strong room.

next album: Marconi, Arezzo and the Sagra del Maccherone Festival, Battifolle, Tuscany - 9th June 2013
previous album: A SwiftKey Hack Day, Westminster, London - 31st May 2013

Harry's Moses basket up for sale in Diss, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Harry's Moses basket up for sale in Diss

Harry scores one of Andy's sausages, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Harry scores one of Andy's sausages

The strongroom in the basement of The Bank in Eye, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

The strongroom in the basement of The Bank in Eye

A strongroom studio, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A strongroom studio

Grandad roams around the subterranean corridors, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Grandad roams around the subterranean corridors

Time for drawing and coffee in The Bank, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Time for drawing and coffee in The Bank

Harry grabs Grandad's watch strap, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Harry grabs Grandad's watch strap

Harry does some drawing with crayons, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Harry does some drawing with crayons

A reclaimed electric fire plus neon tube, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A reclaimed electric fire plus neon tube

Fred shows off his best stripey dragon so far, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Fred shows off his best stripey dragon so far

Arts-and-craft materials, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Arts-and-craft materials

Clay dragons from a previous workshop, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Clay dragons from a previous workshop

Nice stained glass, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Nice stained glass

Lindsey House has a beef with Marco Pierre White, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Lindsey House has a beef with Marco Pierre White

A scarecrow outside Lindsey House, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A scarecrow outside Lindsey House

Grandad gets some tickets from Eye Town Hall, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Grandad gets some tickets from Eye Town Hall

The big house on the end of Cross Street, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

The big house on the end of Cross Street

A derelict-looking 1930s bus shelter in Eye, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A derelict-looking 1930s bus shelter in Eye

A Homer Simpson scarecrow at the fire station, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A Homer Simpson scarecrow at the fire station

The Fire Service has 'Edward Scissorhands', Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

The Fire Service has 'Edward Scissorhands'

Isobel takes Harry for a look at a fire engine, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Isobel takes Harry for a look at a fire engine

Fire hoses, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Fire hoses

A fire engine built in Sandbach, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A fire engine built in Sandbach

Harry in the fire engine's cab, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Harry in the fire engine's cab

It's Fred's turn to have a go, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

It's Fred's turn to have a go

The fire engine, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

The fire engine

Little purple bells, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Little purple bells

A boar, that looks like the Terminator, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A boar, that looks like the Terminator

Grandad roams around the gardens of Chandos House, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Grandad roams around the gardens of Chandos House

In the grounds of Chandos House, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

In the grounds of Chandos House

Fred peers into an indoor swimming pool, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Fred peers into an indoor swimming pool

Grandad, Isobel and Fred roam around, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Grandad, Isobel and Fred roam around

The remains of a tiny ruined chapel in Chandos House, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

The remains of a tiny ruined chapel in Chandos House

Fred pulls a funny face, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Fred pulls a funny face

Fred and Isobel pause in a fake stone building, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Fred and Isobel pause in a fake stone building

Harry's out of it again, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Harry's out of it again

Metal chickens peck the lawn, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Metal chickens peck the lawn

Stained glass in Eye church, dated around 1912, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Stained glass in Eye church, dated around 1912

The nave of Ss. Peter and Paul, Eye, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

The nave of Ss. Peter and Paul, Eye

Stripey timber and pargetting, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

Stripey timber and pargetting

A Pouzauges road sign: relic of the fashion for town twinning, Eye Open Gardens, Suffolk - 1st June 2013

A Pouzauges road sign: relic of the fashion for town twinning

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Harry's Moses basket up for sale in Diss

Harry's Moses basket up for sale in Diss

Harry scores one of Andy's sausages

The strongroom in the basement of The Bank in Eye

A strongroom studio

Grandad roams around the subterranean corridors

Time for drawing and coffee in The Bank

Harry grabs Grandad's watch strap

Harry does some drawing with crayons

A reclaimed electric fire plus neon tube

Fred shows off his best stripey dragon so far

Arts-and-craft materials

Clay dragons from a previous workshop

Nice stained glass

Lindsey House has a beef with Marco Pierre White

A scarecrow outside Lindsey House

Grandad gets some tickets from Eye Town Hall

The big house on the end of Cross Street

A derelict-looking 1930s bus shelter in Eye

A Homer Simpson scarecrow at the fire station

The Fire Service has 'Edward Scissorhands'

Isobel takes Harry for a look at a fire engine

Fire hoses

A fire engine built in Sandbach

Harry in the fire engine's cab

It's Fred's turn to have a go

The fire engine

Little purple bells

A boar, that looks like the Terminator

Grandad roams around the gardens of Chandos House

In the grounds of Chandos House

Fred peers into an indoor swimming pool

Grandad, Isobel and Fred roam around

The remains of a tiny ruined chapel in Chandos House

Fred pulls a funny face

Fred and Isobel pause in a fake stone building

Harry's out of it again

Metal chickens peck the lawn

Stained glass in Eye church, dated around 1912

The nave of Ss. Peter and Paul, Eye

Stripey timber and pargetting

A Pouzauges road sign: relic of the fashion for town twinning