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

First, in Diss, there's the folorn sight of Harry's Moses basket up for sale outside a charity shop

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

A reclaimed electric fire with a neon tube saying 'fire'

Fred shows off his best stripey dragon so far

Arts-and-craft materials

Clay dragons from a previous workshop

Outside Lindsey House - a scarecrow with a put-down on Marco Pierre White (claiming Eye has the best veg stock)

Grandad gets some tickets from the Eye Town Hall

A derelict-looking 1930s bus shelter in Eye

Outside the fire station there's a Homer Simpson scarecrow

The Fire Service have also wheeled out an 'Edward Scissorhands' scarecrow

Fire hoses

Harry drives a fire engine

Grandad, Harry and Isobel inspect the fire engine, built in Nosher's old hometown of Sandbach

It's Fred's turn to have a go

Little purple bells

In the grounds of Chandos House

Grandad, Isobel and Fred roam around

The remains of a tiny ruined chapel in Chandos House

Fred pulls a funny face

In another garden, Fred and Isobel pause in a fake stone building

Stained glass in Eye church, dated around 1912

More modern stained glass, Eye

The nave of Ss. Peter and Paul, Eye

A relic of the 80s and 90s fashion for town twinning: a French road sign to Pouzauges, Eye's twin in Brittany


First, in Diss, there's the folorn sight of Harry's Moses basket up for sale outside a charity shop