... a bit Suffolk
|we 26 Dec|
There was a very heavy frost in
Framlinghamyesterday Christmas morning. Defrosting the car took at least 15 minutes contributing to us arriving 30 seconds late for the Felixstowe Christmas Dip a St Elizabeth Hospice fund raiser. 30 seconds is relevant as understandably ... more here
|we 19 Dec|
JOBS Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants wanted in
Framlingham, we could make a good guess at who wants them.
We regret missing the dry ice rink in Leiston earlier this month, it was terrific fun when six years ago a dry ice rink settled in
Framlinghamfor one night only.
|mo 17 Dec|
Here in Stately Terrace
Framlinghamtwo teddies have been moved into an unheated conservatory ... feeling a bit guilty.
|sa 15 Dec|
|th 13 Dec|
|fr 7 Dec|
|we 28 Nov|
|su 25 Nov|
The temporary traffic lights in Station Road
Framlinghamfor a new zebra crossing have gone away this weekend but expect them to return ... three weeks to put in a zebra crossing?
|mo 19 Nov|
Surprised how many people don't want their brown wheelie bins though perhaps understandable in Stately Terrace
Framlinghamwhere some houses don't have that much outdoor space.
|su 11 Nov|
A poor start today to the Armistice Centenary but approaching 10am the steady rain went away and the sun came out. The
FramlinghamRemembrance parade assembled as usual in New Road with encouraging involvement from youth organisations. On the hill was the biggest crowd we've ever seen for the parade, big enough to rather swamp St Michael's churchyard. Impressive hand made tributes both inside and outside the church ... a fitting tribute.
|fr 2 Nov|
|tu 30 Oct|
Starting Monday 12 November and continuing for the rest of the month some overnight road closures and more temporary traffic lights in Station Road
Framlinghamfor a new zebra crossing ... three weeks to put in a zebra crossing?
|fr 19 Oct|
The green wheelie bins (two months late) have arrived in Stately Terrace
Framlingham. The lids don't close properly but the leaflet says we're not to worry about that, there's a hidden tag (presumably RFID?) to identify individual bins and there will be one more collection of the brown bin. We asked if deliveries will continue into October and the driver's mate opined It's going to take a while.
|su 30 Sep|
No sausage festival in
Framlinghamnext year ... oh dear, how sad, what a pity.
|mo 24 Sep|
Framlinghamlibrary car park impressively had no parked cars. It did have a land girl, military vehicles, motorbikes and lots of other stuff to launch John Bridges new book A Suffolk Town in Wartime - Framlingham 1939 to 1945. We were told there had been a queue all morning for signed copies.
|th 20 Sep|
Why are there so few baskets in the
FramlinghamCoop? Did they give some to a poor supermarket that had none?
|we 19 Sep|
JOB Laundry Assistant wanted in
Framlingham, there are 23 bullet points in the job description but no mention of the sordid matter of coin.
|su 9 Sep|
Parked near Stately Terrace
Framlinghaman Airstream camper, and temporary traffic lights on the B1116 between Dennington and Fram.
|su 2 Sep|
We were planning to visit the Burston Strike School rally today but got distracted by the
FramlinghamFlyers' 10k. Some 400 entrants, loads of marshals and helpers, selection race for Suffolk County, the smallest and youngest water person we've yet seen and we heard that the course record was broken, probably by this bloke. It'll have to be Burston next year then ...
|sa 1 Sep|
Today's wedding at St Michael's
Framlinghamwas William Hargreaves and Yvonne Jenkins.
|tu 14 Aug|
|su 29 Jul|
Perhaps we haven't looked hard enough but in twenty years never seen anyone in the Christian Science reading rooms in Fore Street
Framlinghamso this doesn't surprise us a lot.
|tu 17 Jul|
This afternoon in Fairfield Road
Framlinghamtwo understandably grumpy walking visitors who had followed the Castle Keep signs and still couldn't find the castle, and keys found in the Fen Meadow.
|su 1 Jul|
January 2010 and double nostalgia in Stately Terrace
Framlingham, snowing and Phil the postman on a bike.
|sa 31 Jun|
|fr 30 Jun|
Framlinghamtells that Morrisons now deliver in the area.
|sa 23 Jun|
Fish was a good friend to this web site and his chums both on and off line, especially in
Framlingham. In 2011 tragically he laid down in front of a train and committed suicide. The bulletin board software has deleted the tribute to him, we have recovered the tribute which is now permanently at Fish 1972-2011.
|tu 29 May|
How kind that the sun shone yesterday on
FramlinghamSports Club's 70th Gala.
|tu 22 May|
|th 17 May|
Duck on a wall in Fairfield Road
|tu 1 May|
May 1962 The Regal
Framlingham's cinema (it was in New Road) was showing films you've never heard of except possibly A Taste of Honey which surprisingly was certificate X ... well it is about an inter-racial under age pregnancy and gay friend so maybe not so surprising. Intriguingly The Elms Drug Stores in Bridge Street sold handbags and was a corn chandler ...
|tu 24 Apr|
Our plan today was to lunch at the Flora Tea Rooms but it was closed for a family funeral. We moved on to the Dunwich Ship which was dog friendly and serving Adnams Copper House gin by default but was starting to look overwhelmed by the many other like us movers on. We ... more here
|fr 6 Apr|
FramlinghamCollege are recruiting a new head teacher. It seems like only a week ago that the then newly appointed head Paul Taylor turned up at a Brandeston British Legion art show not wearing a tie. We weren't surprised or shocked but found it interesting that he had ... or perhaps hadn't.
|tu 3 Apr|
Framlinghamthe River Ore seems surprisingly high for the rain we've had and the Fen Meadow is sodden. The Framlingham river monitor (where New Road crosses the river at the far end of the College's sports field) sort of supports our supposition that rain when in bed is less noticed.
|sa 31 Mar|
|sa 10 Mar|
If you've been around
Framlinghamlong enough you may remember that what's now the Common Room was once Graham King Watchmakers then very briefly an Indian takeaway before Sara and Pete Allin re-opened it as The Munchbox Cafe. They made it a welcoming meeting place serving very reasonably priced straight ahead food and it soon gathered a fan club. Tragically in 2006 Pete had a fatal heart attack in the kitchen. A year later Sara understandably moved on. We were much saddened to learn this week that Sara still only in her forties passed away in June from breast cancer ... taken far too soon.
|we 14 Feb|
FramlinghamBarclays' Framlington might be described as viral our 2007 Fuction pic of the adjacent Crown Hotel was only ever mildly infectious. The sign was for the opening of the converted stables at the rear of the Crown as Reubens. Round about this time we saw the teenage Ed Sheeran cycle past the historic hotel but not any Ipswich Town footballers.
Crikey! Is it really five years since the chip van stopped visiting
|fr 9 Feb|
|tu 23 Jan|
The temporary traffic lights in Station Road
Framlinghampromised for yesterday haven't appeared but there's road digging on the Market Hill. The elderly dodgy power points for the market are being replaced with galvanised new arrangements. Fishmonger and market supervisor Darren Smith says they are a big improvement and we'd guess safer.
|sa 13 Jan|
Ah, when the College Road
Framlinghamclosure hopefully finishes at the end of next week it'll be followed by five to six weeks of traffic lights but it's alright because Persimmon Homes sent out some letters ... we didn't get one.
Another bloody road closure in
Framlingham! To improve Fairfield Road it will be closed for two months starting ominously on Friday 13th February. It's not the Framlingham we used to know.
|mo 8 Jan|
There are temporary traffic lights in Victoria Mill Road
Framlingham, so far for no apparent reason. The two week road closure of College Road by Mount Pleasant for sewer works has not surprisingly caused traffic in Brook Lane but the school crossing lady is still turning out, as she says there are still vehicles that haven't noticed that the road is closed. Thankfully the temporary lights in Fairfield Road don't arrive until the end of the month.
|mo 1 Jan|
Happy New Year and the
FramlinghamCo-op is open until 9pm tonight but effectively has been stripped of bread. At 4pm there were just a handful of speciality loaves left .... just like old times eh?
|Fram in 2017|