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th 18 Apr

Suffolk Dog DayDifficult to imagine amidst the present unseasonal chill but last year's Suffolk Dog Day was cancelled because of a heat wave.  Hopefully it won't happen again this September as the St Elizabeth Hospice fundraiser returns at the wonderfully moated Helmingham Hall.

we 21 Aug

Breakfast at Tiffanys in HelminghamAn alternative to that there Ed Sheraton's homecoming this weekend is an opportunity in Helmingham to smoke at the cinema with a programme including Breakfast at Tiffanys.

sa 14 Jul

That might be the glorious Helmingham Hall in the Lovejoy Christmas special.

su 31 Jul

Classic cars and motorbikes at Helmingham Hall next Sunday the 7th.

sa 24 May

Helmingham Spring Plant FairSuffolk Pride Live fundraiser tonight at the Ipswich Steamboat and tomorrow at the delightful Helmingham Hall  a free plant to the first 800 visitors to Plant Heritage's Spring Plant Fair.

sa 26 May

When we visited the Heritage Plant Fair at Helmingham Hall last year we were quite taken aback at how big it is, the fair's back this Sunday.

th 3 May

Police Direct reporting flooded roads around Bredfield, Debenham, Helmingham, Melton, Otley, Stowmarket and Woodbridge ... bad enough that Victoria from the Framlingham Bookshop gave up try to get from Stowupland to Fram this morning.

mo 30 May

Sorry! FREE plants have all goneYesterday was the Suffolk Plant Heritage spring sale at Helmingham Hall, we think they have two sales a year ... yes, a proper journalist would have found out.

Helmingham plant sale

We were rather taken aback by the size of the sale with the Ipswich sea cadets marshalling traffic and moving things about.  We'd assumed it's a sale of rare plants but it's actually a sort of large pop-up garden centre selling from cheese to fountains to wood sculpture and of course loadsa plants.

su 22 May

1914 boat rides on Helmingham Hall moatHere's a 1914 day out at Helmingham Hall that Lady Tollemache might want to consider reviving.  Robust oarsmen in naval uniforms ...  that should attract an interesting new oeuvre of visitor ...

fr 13 May
Friday the 13th

Helmingham HallRather nice 19thC print of Helmingham Hall on ebaY and Plant Heritage are back there with their plant sale at the end of the month.

th 19 Aug

Don't know what was happening in Framsden Saturday (the Helmingham Hall

Dogs following a carriage in Framsden - pic by Amanda Frost

Suffolk Rare Breeds was Sunday) but Amanda Frost has put some charming pix on the board.

fr 28 May

Helmingham HallTwo jobs going in Huntingfield, the desk on the board SOLD, tomorrow night the newly formed Framlingham Rotary Club will celebrate gaining their charter at Thorpeness Country Club and Sunday at that most lovely of venues Helmingham Hall it's the Plant Heritage's spring sale.

sa 22 Aug

Suffolk Plant Heritage's autumn sale at Helmingham Hall next month, can't think of a more attractive location.

sa 23 May

In the absolutely magnificent setting of Helmingham Hall Suffolk Plant Heritage are having a sale with an estimated 40 stalls.

mo 19 May

Helmingham Hall is the ancestral home of the Tollemache family.  The gardens are open Wednesday and Sunday afternoons throughout the summer and the whole thing is just exquisite .  Lady Tollemache (who cut a ribbon earlier this month) is a garden designer and it shows from the colour of the garden furniture to the wild flower borders of the carefully mown walkways ... mind you it must cost a fortune in plaques.

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