Magazine

The Association’s magazine, The Deben, is published in spring and autumn each year and is posted to all current members of the Association.

Previous editions of recent magazines are available using the links below. A complete set of magazines is available to view in Woodbridge library.

NB please note these files are large (around 8MB each) so may take a few seconds to download.

64. The Deben Spring 2022 – The cover is shown below. This issue is available to members now and will come online in the autumn. For membership see here

  1. The Deben, Autumn 2021
  2. The Deben, Spring 2021
  3. The Deben, Autumn 2020
  4. The Deben, Spring 2020
  5. The Deben, Autumn 2019
  6. The Deben, Spring 2019
  7. The Deben, Autumn 2018
  8. The Deben, Spring 2018
  9. The Deben, Autumn 2017
  10. The Deben, Spring 2017
  11. The Deben, Autumn 2016
  12. The Deben, Spring 2016
  13. The Deben, Autumn 2015
  14. The Deben, Spring 2015
  15. The Deben, Autumn 2014
  16. The Deben, Spring 2014
  17. The Deben, Autumn 2013
  18. The Deben, Spring 2013
  19. The Deben, Autumn 2012
  20. The Deben, Spring 2012
  21. The Deben, Autumn 2011
  22. The Deben, Spring 2011
  23. The Deben, Autumn 2010
     
  24. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2010
  25. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2009
  26. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2009
  27. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2008
  28. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2008
  29. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2007
  30. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2007
  31. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2006
  32. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2006
  33. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2005
  34. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2005
  35. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2004
  36. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2004
  37. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2003
  38. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2003
  39. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2002
  40. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2002
  41. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2001
  42. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2001
  43. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 2000
  44. RDA Newsletter, Spring 2000
  45. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1999
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Chairman’s Comments (Anthony Mason)
    • The Deben Estuary – A Very Special Place (Jenny Auber)
    • Litter Clearance (Jo Masters)
    • Deben Reminiscences (Joan Brown (née Paterson))
    • Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club (Betty Smith)
    • Runway Still There (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Woodbridge Regatta Day (Sonia Pollock)
    • Knoll Fairway Committee (Adrian Judge)
    • Comments on the Suffolk Estuarine Strategies Consultation Document (Robert Simper)
    • Coastal Forces Gunboat (Don Tucker)
    • Living Afloat on MGB60 (Jill Squire)
    • The Unscheduled Event
    • Master and Man? (Tom Ellaway)
    • A Circular Arrangement of Churches in the Area of the Deben Estuary (David Aldred)
    • Forthcoming Events
    • Who’s Who
  46. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1999
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Chairman’s Comments (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Articles
      • Deben Clean-up Day – Yet Again (David Cavey)
      • Mud – Deben Mud (Ian Battye)
      • Deben Reminiscences (Maisie Runnacles)
      • Deben Rowing Club (Terry Davey)
      • Motor Gun Boat 60 (Don Tucker)
      • Woodbridge Art Club (Beryl Tucker)
      • Woodbridge Regatta (Sonia Pollock)
      • Loos (Ian Battye)
      • The Bentwaters Discussion
        • Stop Press
        • The Open Meeting (Michael Atkins)
        • Wings over Bentwaters (Robert Simper)
        • Another View of Bentwaters (Rosemary Schlee)
        • Letter: Bentwaters Again (John Lineker)
        • Fund Raising to Oppose the Bentwaters Airport Proposal as at 21 February 1999 (David Mace)
      • Cruising from the River Deben Ninety Eight Years Ago
    • Forthcoming Events
    • Who’s Who
  47. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1998
    • Chairman’s Comments (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Call for a Volunteer (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Articles and Letters
      • The North Sea at your Door (Robert Simper)
      • Letter: Litter Clearance (Geoffrey Osborne)
      • The Upper Deben – Reflections on the River (Don Johnson)
      • Letter: East Suffolk Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) (Robert Runcie)
      • Bentwaters Airfield – Proposals for an International Airport (Denzil Cowdry)
      • Annual General Meeting – 1998 (Michael Atkins)
      • Stop Press – Litter Collection (Geoffrey Osborne and Jo Masters?)
    • Association Business
      • Forthcoming Events
    • Who’s Who
  48. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1998
    • Chairman’s Comments (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Report: Litter Clearance Day (David Cavey)
    • Who’s Who
    • Articles
      • The Upper Deben (Tim Pryke)
      • Woodbridge Regatta (Sonya Pollock)
      • Deben Jottings (Ian Battye)
      • Waldringfield Jottings (Michael Atkins)
      • Deben Rowing Club (Don Smith)
      • Cobolds Point Coastal Protection Scheme (Roy Stoddard)
      • Deben Reminiscences (Charlie Taylor)
      • William Maxwell Blake (Francis Matheson)
    • Letters (Andrew Nahum)
  49. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1997
    • Chairman’s Comment (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Who’s Who
      • Officers
      • Committee Members
    • Association Business
      • Forthcoming Events
    • Reports
      • AGM (Vivienne Midwinter)
      • River Deben Litter Clean-up (David Cavey)
    • Articles
      • Waldringfield Fairway Committee
        • WFC History (Andrew Haig)
        • The Last 18 Years (Ted Sudell)
      • Woodbridge Cruising Club (Richard Sampson)
      • Deben Jottings (Ian Battye)
      • Managing Sea Level Rise on the East Anglian Coast (Mark Dixon)
      • The Deben (Joy Savage)
      • English to German in Easy Euro Steps (An Italian acquaintance of Tim Midwinter)
      • Deben Reminiscences (John Adams)
      • Clytie (Claudia Myatt)
    • Letters (Michael Burn, Anthony Ratcliffe, Nick Green)
  50. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1997
    • Chairman’s Comment (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Association Business
      • Forthcoming Events
    • Reports
      • AGM (Harry Norris)
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
    • Articles
      • The Speed Limit (Anni Healey)
      • Deben Reminiscences (Margaret Venmore-Rowland (née Reeves))
      • Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club (Mike Tehan)
      • Where is Suffolk’s Coastline Going? (Anni Healey)
      • Deben River Centre (Tim Midwinter)
      • Deben Yacht Club (Eddie Taylor)
      • The Foundation of the Kyson Fairway Committee (Michael Burn)
      • “Mirelle” (Michael Atkins)
      • Rosemary’s Offering (Rosemary Schlee)
    • Letters (Lila and Hamish Fraser)
  51. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1996
    • Chairman’s Comment (Denzil Cowdry)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Association Business
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Litter Clearance (Jo Masters and David Cavey)
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
    • Reports
      • The Open Meeting (Denzil Cowdry?)
      • The Woodbridge Ferry (Ian Battye)
    • Articles
      • Clytie (Jo Masters)
      • Waldringfield Sailing Club (Nigel Pusey and Tom Auber)
      • The Wet Weekend
        • Have you Seen the Pink Flamingos? (Liz Lord)
        • Recipe for a Wet Weekend (Liz Lord)
        • Thoughts of an Organiser (David White)
      • Pre-war Reminiscences of the Deben (Jim Turner)
      • River Jottings (Ian Battye)
  52. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1996
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anthony Mason)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Association Business
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
      • Litter Clearance on the River (David Cavey)
    • Reports
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
    • Articles
      • Deben Reminiscences (Sheila Starling)
      • Wildfowling (Adrian Judge)
      • The Woodbridge Ferry (Humphrey Richard Pelly)
      • Let’s Get This Out of our System, Darling (Liz Lord)
      • Fishing in the Deben (Don Johnson)
    • Who’s Who
      • Officers
      • Committee Members
  53. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1995
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anthony Mason)
    • Editorial (Michael Atkins)
    • Association Business
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
      • Litter Clearance (Trevor Ambrose?)
    • Reports
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
      • Bawdsey Haven Yacht Club (Robert Simper)
    • Articles
      • A Maritime Heritage Centre for Woodbridge (Martin Wenyon)
      • An Appreciation of Martin Wenyon’s Letter (Ian Battye)
      • Island Cricket on the Deben (Rosemary Schlee)
      • Waldringfield Ugly Ducklings (John Laws)
      • Deben Reminiscences (Joan Mossman)
      • Camping on the Tips (Oriel Laws)
      • River Jottings (Ian Battye)
    • Letters
      • Aldeburgh and Deben Week Clash (J Doble)
      • Ginger Dot (Angus and Susan Clark)
  54. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1995
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anthony Mason)
    • Association Business
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
      • Litter Clearance (Trevor Ambrose)
      • Planning Quiz (Anni Healey)
        • AONB
        • SSSI
        • RAMSAR
        • ESA
        • SPA
        • SAC
      • The End (Ian Battye)
    • Reports
      • River Wall Beach (Russell Geen)
    • Articles
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
      • Further Deben Reminiscences (Jill Atkins)
      • Growing Pains on Woodbridge Waterfront (Robert Simper)
      • The Great River Question? (Rosemary Schlee)
      • Out of my Scull (Ian Chater)
    • Who’s Who
      • Officers
      • Committee Members
  55. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1994
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anthony Mason)
    • Association Business
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Rowing on the Deben
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
    • Articles
      • Tide Mill Quay Development (Ian Battye, Anni Healey comments)
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
      • Introducing your Child to Sailing (Rosemary Schlee)
      • Deben Reminiscences (Michael Atkins)
      • Bawdsey College (Niels Toettcher)
      • Calling All AUTHORS (Michael Atkins?)
  56. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1994
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anthony Mason)
    • Association Business
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
      • Footpaths (Anne Moore?)
      • Minutes of the Last AGM (Annette Burt?)
        • Matters Arising
        • Chairman’s Report
        • Treasurer’s Report
        • Annual Reports
        • Election of Officers and Committee
        • Constitution Amendments
        • Management Plan
        • Any Other Business
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
    • Reports
      • Knoll Fairway Committee (Ian Battye)
      • Granary Quay (Anni Healey)
      • Jet Skiing (Anni Healey)
      • Planning (Anni Healey)
    • Articles
      • Arctic Explorer (Ian Battye)
      • Another Month Ends (A Ditty)
      • Safety Corners (Tim Midwinter)
      • All Very Pretty (Tom Ellaway)
  57. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1993
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anthony Mason)
    • Association Business
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Committee Vacancies (Anthony Mason?)
        • Secretary
        • Litter Clearance Organiser
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
      • Volunteers Wanted
    • Reports
      • Suffolk Coast and Heaths Management Plan
        1. Land Based Assessment
        2. Water Sports and Leisure Pursuits
      • Planning Update (Anni Healey)
        • C90/1001 Proposed Dredging of River Bed and Formation of Mooring Area for 40 Boats, Dock Lane, Melton
    • Articles
      • Tribes of the Deben (Kate Jones)
        • The Wuffas
        • The Effings
        • The Offings
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
  58. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1993
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anni Healey)
      • Kyson Point
      • NRA
      • Litter Collections
      • Boat Survey
      • Planning
      • Footpaths
      • Finances
      • Access to the River
      • Present Project
    • Association Business
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Minutes of AGM, May 1992 (Annette Burt?)
        1. Minutes of the Last AGM
        2. Matters Arising from the Minutes
        3. Chairman’s Report
        4. Treasurer’s Report
        5. Annual Reports
        6. Election of Officers
        7. Felixstowe Ferry
        8. Woodbridge Festival
        9. Any Other Business
      • Woodbridge Regatta News
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
    • Reports
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
    • Articles
      • Hypothermia (Tim Midwinter)
      • Going a Viking (Tom Ellaway)
      • Dirty Deben Doggerel (Kate Jones)
    • Letters (RAS Sampson, AJ Prentice, Rob Ward)
  59. RDA Newsletter, Autumn 1992
    • Chairman’s Comment
    • Committee News (Anni Healey)
    • RDA Business
      • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
      • Treasurer’s Report (Terence Kermode)
      • Forthcoming Events
      • Who’s Who
        • Officers
        • Committee Members
      • 1992 River Cleanup (Richard Hare?)
      • Wanted – One Secretary
    • Reports
      • Heritage Coast Forum (Anni Healey)
        • Managing Watersports at the Coast
        • Issues
      • Planning Update (Anni Healey)
        • Sluice Farm, Martlesham
        • Felixstowe Golf Course Extension
        • Melton Woods
      • Hemley Footpath No 5 (Anne Moore)
      • Felixstowe Ferry Foreshore Trust (Ian Battye)
      • Committee Meeting Jottings (Michael Atkins)
    • Articles
      • The Kyson Fairway Committee (Michael Burn)
      • Deben Week Yachtsman’s Service (Rev John Waller)
      • Access (Tim Midwinter)
        • Access – The Law
        • Access – A Way Forward
    • Letters (Steve James, Frank Knights, Tim Voelcker)
  60. RDA Newsletter, Spring 1992
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anni Healey)
    • Membership (Stephen Ashworth)
    • Funds (Terence Kermode)
    • Woodbridge Potentially Threatened by Marina Tipping (Richard Hare)
    • The Deben is your Oyster (Anthony Mason)
    • What Price Wasteland? (Richard Hare)
    • News Flash
      • Free Tree Planting
      • Your Favourite Walk “Way-marked” (Anne Moore?)
    • Planning Report
      • Robertsons Boat Yard
      • Melton Woods
      • Local Structure Plan
    • Who’s Who – Update
    • My First Committee Meeting (Michael Atkins)
    • Adventures on the Deben Bar (Brian Scott)
    • WWF (Tim Midwinter)
    • Can You HELP?
    • When is Sewage not Sewage? (Tom Ellaway)
    • Forthcoming Events
    • Felixstowe Ferry Foreshore Safeguard Action
    • Nomination for Election to the RDA Committee
    • Letters (Capt DCR Walters)
  61. RDA Newsletter, Summer 1991
    • Chairman’s Comment (Anni Healey)
    • Opinion: Housing Gift-horse
    • News
      • New Settlement Update
      • Action for Access to Kyson Point
      • Motoring Association Alternative
      • No Manors, No Rights
      • Historic Dance Returns to Regatta
      • Association Membership Healthy
    • Feature: Houseboats – to Be, or Not to Be (Richard Hare)
    • Forthcoming Events
    • Feature: In Praise of the Present (Tom Ellaway)
    • Feature: Upbeat Outlook for Saltwater Deben
    • Feature: Sub-surface River Deben (Tim Pryke)
    • Safe Skiing (Basil Algar)
    • Walking Hints (Anne Moore)
    • Update: Planning Report (Anni Healey)
  62. RDA Newsletter, Winter 1990/1991
    • Chairman’s Comment (Ian Battye)
    • News (Contributors include Ian Battye, Robert Wright, Robert Simper, Annie Hart, Clare Wade and Richard Hare)
      • Sutton Hoo Bids for Granary Floor
      • New Association
      • Opinion (Richard Hare)
      • River Defences Need Perfecting
      • Old Vic at Ferry Still Stands
      • Deben Threats
      • Jet Ski Proposals Launched
      • Peninsula Councils Throw Out New Town
      • RDA Calls for Softer Walls
      • Fencing Kyson
    • Remember You’re a Member
    • Feature: More Things ‘tween Heaven and Earth (Tom Ellaway)
    • Update: Who’s Who
    • River Boat Survey (Robert Simper)
    • Letters (Frank Knights, Tim Midwinter)
    • Feature: Woodbridge’s River Festival (Ken Spence)
    • Feature: Getting a Grip on Jargon (Anni Healey)
    • Forthcoming Events
    • NRA Unveiled (Bill Borley)
    • Planning Report (Anni Healey)
  63. RDA Newsletter, Summer 1990
    • Chairman’s Comment (Ian Battye)
    • New Town Proposed for Felixstowe Peninsula (Mrs A Rodwell)
    • Fencing Kyson Point (Ian Battye)
    • Next Meeting
    • Association Holds First Meeting (Richard Hare)
    • Are You Interested?
    • Feature: Cutting Corners (Clare Wade)
    • Attracting New Members
    • Origins of an Association (Anni Healey)
    • Who’s Who
    • Letters (Richard Hare)
    • Constitution
       
  • The River Deben – A Guide
    • General Description
    • Walks
    • Conservation and Nature Reserves
    • Litter
    • Car Parks
    • Woodbridge
    • Kyson Point
    • Martlesham Creek
    • The Hams, The Tips, Stonner Point
    • Waldringfield
    • Wilford Bridge
    • Sutton Hoo
    • Methersgate Dock
    • Kirton Creek
    • Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey
    • The Rocks
    • Ramsholt
    • Channel
    • Speed Limit and Water Skiing
    • Anchoring
    • Erosion
    • The Upper Deben
    • Boatyards
    • Launching Slipways
    • Fairway Committees
    • Water Sports Clubs
    • Public Transport
    • Code of Conduct
    • The River Deben Association