... a bit Suffolk
fr 14 Dec
TONIGHT Framlingham Ladies Choir present a Christmas Concert in St Clare's Church. During a Ladies' concert last year the electronic keyboard briefly set off on its own as a latin-american rhythm section ... such fun:)
we 1 Dec
We arrived too late last night on the Market Hill Framlingham for a nativity and local MP Dan Poulter turning on the light but did see the substantial queue for Hall Farm's burgers. Down the hill at the town council office we declined white wine (can't hold a camera and glass at the same time) but ate a chocolate and was impressed by Christmas card designs by Tommy MiIls pupils. Very much further down the hill Station Road was closed.
sa 2 Dec
Despite the cold a very decent turnout for Framlingham Late Night Shopping last night. Daddy Christmas was meeting and greeting in Huntingfield Estates, never too soon to get on the property ladder, and the living nativity was charming as expected.
su 7 Dec
Framlingham was looking positively glam in last night's sunset particularly the fire station and a real detectorist with one of those trowels on a stick, WANTED waiting staff for a single night gig Thursday 11th at a Framlingham 'educational facility' and next Friday is Fabulous Framlingham Christmas ... wear something sharp we'll be snapping.
su 29 Dec
The risk when you use an air gun in public like this twat in Framlingham is it could prompt an armed response from the police ... and this is Chrismasy, a Halesworth scout hut burnt to the ground on Christmas morning.
tu 27 Dec
Christmas spirit did not stop burglary in Well Close Square Framlingham at the end of last week.
FADS (Framlingham AmDram Soc) were formed in 1903 and have been at it consistently since 1922. In 1929 the Christmas production was The Thirteenth Chair and the tupenny prog reveals a lot of honoraryness, surnames you'll still recognise and music by a seven piece orchestra. They are still at it with the comedy Nobody's Perfect running this week at Fram College's Headmaster Porter Theatre until Friday.
sa 15 Dec
Last night's Street Fayre in Framlingham may have been a bit skinnier than the 6 edition but as always the children were having a lovely time. Punch and Judy worked its usual magic and Father Christmas (who for some reason had pinched his scarf off Rupert Bear) with attendant pixie was welcoming all at no charge (we heard a female Police Community Support Officer sat on his knee) and the kids got to choose a chocolate bar; though one tiny understandably found a big scary man in red and an even bigger scarier man with flashing lights a bit much. (We liked the lad who told Daddy C he wanted cake for Christmas.) Passers by of Crown and Anchor Lane kept saying "Where have the bollards gone?" and those cars that did use it used it with extreme care and deference to pedestrians. Somewhat grownup children were enjoying the teacup ride and the evening ended with late night dancing in reubens.
su 31 Dec
As rather late we walked up to the Market Hill the Pizza Grill was still open and ready to serve. Fram's biggest media sluts
(prove us wrong) were hanging out in The Crown and in due course a measurably bigger conga line than last year kicked
off. Community copper Andrea Honeywood counted all the dancers out and then counted them back in. On our way
home a group of very relaxed and somewhat loud younger people in Victoria Mill Road were having a heated debate about who was going to be a granddad. Have we missed something?
PS Happy New Year!
sa 24 Dec
Rock & flippin' Roll! The 150 tickets sold out weeks before the gig, two tickets went on eBay for charity at four times their face value and then Saturday The Outlaws Christmas Party kicked off in a packed Framlingham White Horse, a raffle and the Herald Angel was there too.
fr 8 de
New this year for the Street Fayre fairground rides giving the Market Hill a bustling, fun atmosphere. Permanent queues for Daddy C and next door the hit of the nativity
was Muffin the donkey (surely named after Muffin the Mule) who caused much suppressed hilarity amongst the shepherds by being agricultural during the adoration. First time we've seen the swag stall triple handed, the Ladies of Barclays opted for the same cossies as last year, the Teddy Bear game was attracting patrons of the younger and feminine persuasion, and White Water were trying out for their Christmas Bash by growing to a quartet. Lots of people, particularly children, were having a lovely time.
su 10 Dec
Yesterday's Flower Club Christmas do had a good crowd and PC Jeff Burt tells us the alleged attempted abduction in Fore Street Framlingham appears to have been a misunderstanding.
su 3 Dec
A soggy start to to the Framlingham Annual Charity and Voluntary Organisations
Christmas Market and Christmas Tree Lighting but it turned out bright, clear, crisp and on the edge of bloody cold for the Christmas Markets ... so definitely a hat day ... and Matt Bayfields's girlies made a cracking job of turning the lights on.
mo 23 Oct
Very enjoyable free concert in Framlingham's St Michael's yesterday and if you can't get a ticket for The Outlaws' Christmas party then White Water's upcoming festive charity bash has four bands playing.
sa 31 Dec
We concede the conga line was not quite as long as last year but it was certainly more committed, lots of partying with hefty commitment (our word for the month) to fancy dress and La Macarena from the Crown and Anchor's patrons, full house at the Castle and yooves posing with community copper Andrea Honeywood.
fr 17 Dec
Brilliant! ... a juggler juggled, Tinker Bell waited tables in The Crown, not surprisingly Carley & Webb won the best dressed window, equally not surprisingly the donkey got a bit nervous, FAYAP sold out of soup ... twice, the queue for the burger stall just kept getting longer, a house fire was unintentional added excitement, the morris sided ... erhm ... sided, Church Street (where most of the stalls were) heaved, the Dame worked his socks off, SGR Black Thunder parked on the hill ... and that was that ... it parked on the hill .. maybe they think we don't have cars in Framlingham, Barclays failed to give away much mulled wine as people struggled to understand the concept of a bank giving something away ... Brilliant!!
fr 9 Dec
Daddy Christmas (who's been on a diet) had queues to meet him whilst next door the ladies of Barclays were making cameras explode. On the Hill pony rides, carriages rides, people joining in the Morris dancing and children hyper active on a lifetime of E numbers deploying crazy string and stink bombs. We didn't get anything to eat because there was always a queue and you couldn't move in The Crown. A good crowd and a good night.
su 5 Dec
Annual Charity and Voluntary Organisations Christmas Market, still trips off the tongue doesn't it? No rain, lots of stalls with the RNLI in lifejackets, a queue for Gosia's coffees, the Ipswich Hospital Band made jolly tootle, darkness started to fall and five year old George Smith made a perfect job of turning on the lights.
Carols were sung and the Guides distributed their carrot and coriander soup and the councillors distributed the mince pies they'd brought and then ... everyone went home.
we 1 Dec
Hamlet tonight, tomorrow night, and the night after that at Framlingham College, and the Community Centre Trust raised £50 at the Christmas Lights Sunday bringing the total so far to £56,750.
su 28 Nov
A little girl was amazed and intrigued by Felix, the volunteer firemen looked ill at ease being photographed, Chairperson Steph managed to ignite the Framlingham Christmas Tree lights by pressing two buttons at once whilst not thinking of the word "rhinoceros" ... allegedly, the The Ipswich Hospital Band played, a large crowd sang carols, and free soup was distributed ... and what's more the soup was carrot and coriander not tomato!