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tu 13 Dec

Friday the Ipswich Hospital Band in concert at St Peter's Charsfield with spiced drinks and inevitably a raffle.

we 31 Aug

Suffolk ConstabularyToday in the early hours a Triumph Speed Triple motorbike reg S 88 DLF was stolen from a Charsfield outbuilding.  Any info contact police quoting ref 37/56124/22, you can call 101.

su 31 Oct

Charsfield Village Hall last nightYesterday the second night of the Fat Band's reunion in memory of James Holloway so fully filled Charsfield's village hall we didn't even try to get to the bar.  Lots of the extended family took a turn with Polly Gibbons' and Hal Keys-Holloway's voices particularly impressing us.  Surprisingly a medley of twist songs prompted the most fulsome and energetic dancing.

th 19 Dec

Charsfield  – Mercedes colliding with horse failed to stop

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle failed to stop following a collision in Charsfield.  The incident occurred shortly after 3.35pm today, Thursday 19 December, on the B1078, Ipswich Road.  A 19-year-old female horse rider was walking with her horse at the side of the road when they were involved in a collision with a car, described as being a blue/silver Mercedes.  The driver of the car did not stop at the scene to exchange details.

As a result of the incident, the horse rider sustained minor injuries and the horse was believed to be uninjured.  Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or directly after it, or anyone who may have captured any dash-cam footage of a blue/silver vehicle travelling between Wickham Market and Otley this afternoon.

fr 1 Jun

The Man in the HatMan in the Hat told us that despite clashing last Saturday night with Party by the Pitch in Wickham Market and an alternative Elvis in Charsfield  the Framlingham Sports Club had a very decent house. ♫

tu 13 Feb

Valentine's DayHere's a date for St Valentine's Day tomorrow, Akenfield (filmed in and around Charsfield) in the intimate Studio Screen at Aldeburgh Cinema.

fr 24 Nov

bloody Christmas ... eh?Loads happening Saturday: During the day Christmas Bazaars inVix of Vix and the Kicks Brundish, Halesworth Cut and at the Riverside Centre Stratford St Andrew; in the evening the private view for Studio 90 Rendham's Winter Show, the Fat Band at Charsfield Village Hall and Vix and the Kicks (she does make the effort) at the Halesworth lights on. ♫

su 22 Oct

Lunch at Bedfield Primary JOB  A part time job moving school lunches from Dennington to Charsfield and the empties back again.  Takes 90 minutes a day, 190 days a year and judging by our visit to Bedfield primary where the same process was at work you'll be very popular.

th 26 Nov

The Fat Band with Polly Gibbons at Charsfield village hall Saturday night.

tu 23 Apr
St George's Day

Last week a Charsfield garage was broken into and petrol pinched, four chainsaws stolen in Brandeston but just one in Stratford St Andrew; two disc cutters burgled in Melton over the weekend, worryingly three shotguns, two rifles and ammo stolen in Otley yesterday but the good news is a man's Rotary watch was handed in to Woodbridge police station Saturday.

we 20 Mar

What looks like an attempted car theft and other bad things in Charsfield ... and then last night a Range Rover Sport was stolen in Hall Road.

fr 16 Nov

Christmas?!7:00-9:00pm tonight a Christmas fair in Charsfield village hall with over 15 stalls.

we 14 Dec

A FROTH party at Charsfield  village hall this Saturday.

th 8 Dec

Saxtead MillNot a dig at the Saxtead Mill but the regrettable observation that actually being open is now one of the attractions of a country pub, we're told that the Ufford Crown only opens at weekends but encouragingly The Friends of theMerry bloody Christmas! Three Horseshoes are having a pop-up pub in Charsfield Christmas day.

fr 20 May

The Charsfield HorseshoesNow that would be a tragedy, is the Charsfield  Horseshoes (a two time des' dinners venue) to become a private house?

th 3 Mar

Recent local house sales have included Charsfield, Cretingham and Hoo. House sales around near the coast

sa 27 Nov

House sales in places inc Saxtead, Parham, Monk Soham and Charsfield. House sales around near the coast

th 28 Jan
PCSO Christian Hassler at Charsfield school
Tuesday PCSO Christian Hassler spoke at Charsfield  primary school to the children, staff, some parents, police education officer PC Paul Downey and two visiting civilian road safety officers about road safety ... so no pressure there then.  His words were applauded and stickers and dayglo bags distributed, but the hot bit is the school's own road safety officers Charlotte and George joined Christian outside to speed check passing traffic.  In the school's quietly idyllic setting not a lot of cars but enough to practice on.
Speed checking the traffic
th 13 Oct

Bangers & Cash

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Click for bigger picStraightforward menu, four real beers which change regularly and Emma and Martin have made the pub over so it feels brighter, more open and fresher.  Lunchers were Matt, NaTCH, The Brewer's Mum and The Brewer who much interested NaTCH with the news that Andy Tiernan over the weekend had bought at a German auction a 1915 2.5ltr French motorbike set up for pacing bicycle racing.  As soon as he got home NaTCH went round to Andy's and photographed the exotic thing.  AfAR from Hugh who's on the Isle of Skye.  (previous visit ↓  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

tu 10 Jun

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Again there was a faint air of chaos about Spadge, Goddess Steph,The Charsfield Horshoes Matt and NaTCH as they reversed into the Horseshoes' car park.  Gargantuan servings of stir fry vegetables, and steak and kidney pie defeated them all, whilst on form London Pride (in suitably badged glasses) was enjoyed, Abbot and Adnams also being served.  Conversation included the unlikely fact that Spadge met the late Queen Mother by gate crashing a party.  No, we didn't believe it either but apparently it's true.  AfARs from Hugh, David (work commitments), and possibly others.  (previous visit ↓  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

we 14 Feb
Valentine's Day

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A nice sunny day for attendees Andy and NaTCH.  Excellent and generous food.  The Speckled Hen was a bit disappointing and the coffee gutless but the Low House bitter was fine.  Conversation included "Why is Town's new PA costing a quarter of a million?" and Andy's discovery as a nipper that in Belfast fish and chips is served with fruit ... a slice of lemon.  Apologies for absence received from Hugh (he now has offices in Ipswich and is going to find it difficult to attend future lunches), Spadge (entertaining overseas customer) and John FH (unwell).  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

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