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The Aldeburgh Moot Hall is a timber-framed building which has been used for council meetings for over 400 years. It also houses the local museum.
Outside the town, the Maltings at Snape is the venue for a well-known classical music festival every June. The Aldeburgh Festival was founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. Britten died in Aldeburgh in 1976 and Pears in 1986.
The town of Aldeburgh or 'Owlbarrow' is the setting of a series of children's illustrated books centered around Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) written by Kathleen Hale who spent holidays in the town. Many of the illustrations in the books feature landmarks in the town, most notably the Moot Hall.
Aldeburgh is a member of the European network Cultural Village of Europe.
Aldeburgh is located at 52° North, 1° East 1.
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