... a bit Suffolk
|tu 19 May|
|mo 6 May|
We have the handbill for the 1952 British Rail special run for the
Framlingham Gala(poignant as regular passenger services to Fram ended in the October of that year) but we've mislaid the 1950s Gala prog offering a bicycle as the raffle's first prize and a running race class for unmarried ladies only.
|tu 29 May|
How kind that the sun shone yesterday onthe 70th
Framlingham Gala, it has suffered from the weather in past years. With no entry charge this year the Castle Meadow was heaving and in the traditional English day out manner there were inevitably queues ... though the second time we passed the portable toilets the queue had dwindled to one. Some surprisingly musically able young people on the stage in the corner whom we totally failed to find out names and the music went on enjoyably whilst later we ate supper out in the garden.
|tu 30 May|
The fire engine left for a call out just as yesterday's
Framlingham Galaparade started out (it usually leads) and irritatingly the alarm was a false one generated by an automated system. This did not stop two independent Cats and a Charley and the Chocolate Factory having a lovely time, excellent dressing up.
|mo 30 May|
|we 27 May|
Framlingham Galahad it seemed to us more spectators than usual and coped with surprisingly busy roads for a Sunday morning. The parade included from Dennington School a Jack and the Beanstalk float dispensing sweeties.
|tu 27 May|
|th 19 Nov|
Our pic of Special Constable Graham Durrant on duty at a
Framlingham Galaso appealed to a picture editor as an example of a British volunteer that it was used in an English language tutor for German speakers published earlier this year. Nowadays Special Sergeant Durrant is stationed at Eye and Debenham.
|mo 25 May|
Thank god for that! Third time lucky for
Framlingham Galawho've been more or less rained off at the last two attempts but now a lovely afternoon. As always the Suffolk School of Samba were brilliant and there's seems to be even more of them than last time, the princesses looked charmingly lovely in matching toffee coloured satin and we couldn't help wonder where the Women's Institute got their handcuffs?
|th 15 May|
Framlingham Galais the Monday after next but the last regular passenger train to Framlingham was Saturday 25 October 1952 and if the trains were still running a return from Ipswich would probably be more than 16p.
|mo 28 May|
Torrential rain cancelled the
Framlingham Galaparade for the first time in sixty years but kids are a bit like dogs out for a walk, rain isn't going to stop them enjoying themselves and Clare's mum we did try, but just couldn't find the princesses.
|we 8 Jun|
|we 1 Jun|
As far as we know this is as close as Matt from CBBC got to The Crown but still nice to see him, even though the Suffolk Samba School were the runaway
Framlingham Galacrowd pleasers.
|mo 30 May|
|mo 31 May|