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Suffolk noughties

tu 29 Dec

Darsham radar station gatehousepillboxesinsuffolk.blogspot.com is web site a bit like derelicte except it documents defences in Suffolk remaining from World War II.  Earlier this month they visited the radar station at Darsham.

su 13 Dec

1943 rail warrant Reading to DarshamHow do these bits of ephemera survive?  A world war two RAF rail warrant from Reading to Darsham.

we 2 Dec

Subsequent to the murder last month at what was the Marlesford Bell all of the ammunition removed was inert.

mo 23 Nov

The driver involved in a fatal accident on the Aldeburgh Road near Friston has been released on bail.

we 11 Nov

The lease of the Friston Chequers is FOR SALE OIRO £15,000

tu 24 Nov

A man has been charged with the murder in Marlesford last Friday.

fr 20 Nov

Marlesford crime scene

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found stabbed in a Marlesford house this morning.

th 5 Nov

Suffolk police have thanked the public for their help after the fatal collision in Fressingfield last month.

we 21 Oct
Trafalgar Day - 21 October 1805

Grundisburgh and District NewsNicola Hobbs the editor of the impressively consistently laid out Grundisburgh and District News (consistent layout does make things easier on the eye and increase the info transfer) has got a new email address.

th 24 Sep

Fressingfield Fox and Goose  des' dinners 75

Fressingfield Fox and GooseThe pub that famously turned Johnny Depp away but we were alright once it was established that Tony had booked.  Lunchers were  Amanda, Ron, Tony M, NaTCH, Richard V, Goddess and Nick.  Ron was disappointed by no draught Guinness but we did fine with a guest beer that include Gold in the name (Breckland?).  Perhaps a little too much elegant minimalism in the food though our skate with an olive sauce was very good.  Conversation included Goddess' bling bling sunglasses (she got them at Tescos apparently), Cartesian dualism and inevitably the tables and chairs outside The Crown.  AfAR from the Gentleman Plumber who turned up but couldn't get in ... looked too much like Robert Redford apparently.  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

tu 1 Sep

A man with life threatening head injuries was found in Monk Soham last night.

fr 28 Aug

Bicycle stolen from a Grundisburgh garage, a man using a phone box in Benhall has his bag stolen and criminal damage in Walberswick , it's not safe to walk the streets!  Except as it's Suffolk there aren't that many streets to walk.

th 27 Aug

near the coast builder recommendations wanted in Badingham; charity box pinched in Walberswick and a telly stolen in Darsham house break-in.

we 5 Aug

A rucksack stolen at the Westleton flower show and more of the traditional vehicular damage in Framlingham.

we 22 Jul

Tools stolen from a Marlesford barn.

tu 7 Jul

A 21 year old motorcyclist died after hitting a telephone pole in Hasketon yesterday afternoon.

sa 4 Jul

A 17 year old female was sexually assaulted around 1am this morning in Hasketon.

fr 3 Jul

Another cat shot with an air gun, this time in Middleton.

sa 27 Jun
The Outlaws

The Os rocking Needham Market

The Limes Hotel at Needham Market is a surprisingly large warren of a place with an equally large car park at the back and a fig tree; status normal last night The Outlaws rocked.

fr 26 Jun

Taming of the ShrewMouth to Mouth's all girl production of Bill's The Taming of the Shrew starts its garden tour of near the coast at Otley Hall tonight with other venues including the Laxfield Low House, Yoxford and Latitude.  (We've heard that Fish has been typecast as Captain Jamy in their Henry V at Eye Castle this August.)

th 18 Jun

Tomorrow night in Monk Soham an open garden that serves canapés and wine!

su 14 Jun

Open day at White House Farm, Hasketon at this very moment.

sa 6 Jun

A trailer pinched in Marlesford whilst still attached to the towing vehicle and don't know if it was Brandy Billy coming up the Deben in the Black Pig and doing his pirate thing but two dinghies stolen in Woodbridge.

fr 5 Jun

Around 100 litres of diesel was siphoned from a truck parked at Blyth Hill in Letheringham between 9:30pm on Monday 1 and 5:15am on Tuesday 2 June.  If you can help call PC 1510 Lawrence at Sax on 01986 835300.

su 24 May

Suffolk country life real and dirty at White Farm Hasketon today with a Willow Weaving Workshop.

fr 22 May

Of course it's the Framlingham Gayla this bank holiday Monday but other stuff going Hearing Dogs for Deaf Peopleon this weekend includes a coffee morning 10am tomorrow morning at Ashfield village hall in aid of hearing dogs and a ladies' Midnight Walk in Ipswich organised by the the St Elizabeth's Hospice.

sa 2 May

#socialsaturday Cransford churchnear the coast; flower festival, ploughman's and cream teas at St Mary's, Worlingworth today, tomorrow and Monday, the 20th birthday this afternoon of the Cransford Christian Fellowship church destroyed in the 1987 hurricane, and a quiz with ploughman's and bar tonight at Earl Soham VH more info Jill Whittaker 01728 684802.  Marvellous!

fr 24 Apr

What would Hank say?  Seven guitars stolen in Wangford.

sa 18 Apr

Guest speaker at Monday's Letheringham Mardles is sculptor Laurence Edwards, this his piece Creek Men taking a river trip.  Wine, nibbles and in aid of the church fabric fund.

su 5 Apr

Work has started in Bruisyard on a new village hall and how pleasantly traditional, a village hall not a community centre.  More info here.

mo 23 Mar

A spate of car break ins; Snape, Walberswick and Westleton.

we 18 Mar

Man charged with 15 counts of burglary including in Earl Soham, Wenhaston and Yoxford.

fr 6 Mar

A pathetic burglary in Parham yesterday, over a 100 piglets stolen in Walberswick and there's something about Friston and oil tanks.

su 8 Feb

Detail 'Ploughed Field' by Jennifer HallStarting yesterday the Sudbourne Park Printmakers have a near month long exhibition at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay.  More info here.

we 28 Jan

More than 500 litres of heating oil stolen in Church Street, Friston.

tu 27 Jan

In Stonham Aspel last month police recovered more than 300 items stolen from the Leiston, Ipswich, Stratford St Mary and Essex areas over the past couple of years.  They include furniture, paintings, ornaments, silverware, jewellery, framed film posters, a folding bicycle, several old style gramophones, a CB radio and more.  To help identify the stolen goods there is the hotline 01986 835319 and they will be available to view by appointment early next month.

fr 28 Nov

It's worth making the trip for the Sudbourne Printmakers Winter Show this weekend not just for the show or the refreshments but the magnificent setting too!

tu 22 Jul

Oh dear, the brass lecturn has been stolen from Sudbourne church and a cash dispenser damaged in Framlingham.

we 27 Feb

The Sudbourne Park Printmakers are having their Easter show at the Peter Peers gallery in Aldeburgh.

su 17 Aug

Chickens for sale in Monk Soham.

tu 6 May

A gun (well sort of) stolen in Swilland and swords stolen in Melton.

we 23 Apr

The Darsham garage was broken into Monday night and a load of cigarettes stolen, and a wallet pinched in the Martelsham Tescos turns up in Sudbury.

we 16 Apr

The stolen 15C chest tableBlythburgh Church was broken into over the weekend with substantial damage to stained glass and furniture was stolen including this rare 15th century chest table.

fr 14 Mar

Loaves but no fishes stolen in Otley.

th 13 Mar

An outburst of stolen quad bikes near the coast and Tuesday night a house burglary and car break-ins in Wenhaston.

th 14 Feb

Valentine's Day6:30pm this Sunday there will be an all faiths Taizé style service at St Mary's, Ashfield cum Thorpe.

we 6 Feb

The Eastern Angles take Cuckoo Teapot out on tour next week starting Wednesday and Thursday in Saxmundham .  Over the next three months venues will include Eye, Brandeston, Bredfield, Westleton, Hacheston, Woodbridge and Orford.  Take them in before the blue meanie Arts Council finish them off.

81 year old Alethea "Anita" Nunns was found dead at her home in Wenhaston (it's between Halesworth and Southwold) yesterday.  Police are trying to trace her next of kin.

mo 7 Jan

On tonight's University Challenge one team contained a student from Grundisburgh and the other team one from Cretingham.

su 25 Nov

Sudbourne Park

Before yesterday what we knew about Sudbourne was it doesn't have a pub and it's a small case study in Howard Newby's Green & Pleasant Land?  We discovered yesterday that Sudbourne Park is a spectacular, primarily residential, sprawl with a few workshops.  In a converted apple store is a co-operative of over 20 print makers including Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy.  There was a steady stream of visitors yesterday for the Sudbourne Park Printmakers Winter Show which continues until 4pm today.  To visit this surprising place just head for Orford and follow the show signs.

The studios are a converted apple store

tu 13 Nov

Kasai Masai at Easton Farm Park last monthKasaï Masaï are back in Suffolk on Friday the 23rd at the Rumburgh Hut ... no, we don't know where it is either.

su 11 Nov
Remembrance Day

The Guardian magazine todayNow the media has discovered Ruth Watson she just doesn't know how to keep her gob shut (The Hotel Inspector was about Butley Priory recently).  We don't want everyone to know about Coastal Suffolk Ruth!

The Mechanical Music Museum in Cotton is a cracking day out though the museum

Rock'n Roll mayhem in Cotton last night

only opens Sundays during the summer.  Cotton is a village the other side of the A140 and there was a somewhat different musical experience there last night.

fr 22 Jun

High Road, Swilland at about 3pm Wednesday 20.06.07 a rear garden was entered and discarded copper piping stolen.  The offender, disturbed by a witness, dropped the piping in his hands, apologised and made off on a bicycle towards the church.  A car in the road had to swerve to avoid hitting him.  The offender is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 6' tall, slim build, with wavy mid brown hair, wearing casual clothing and carrying a pale blue holdall with copper piping in it.  Police are keen to trace the driver of the car who had to swerve as they could assist the investigation. Calls in relation to this incident should be made to PC Victoria Gilmore at Woodbridge Police Station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

A glass jar containing a small amount of change was stolen from a stall selling farm and homemade produce at the front of a home in Swilland between 5am and 9am on Monday 11 June.  A motorbike was heard in the area around this time and police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call PC 1491 Wheddon at Woodbridge Police on 01473 613500.

fr 9 Sep

Doophus the town catSlightly miffed because it's our pic of the pussy and the Diss Express didn't credit us ... the sordid matter of coin was not mentioned of course.

we 8 Jun

Diss ExpressWe were rather pleased with our Framlingham Gala pics but were still a little surprised when the Diss Express asked if they could use some of them ... the sordid matter of coin was not mentioned of course.

tu 12 Apr

Rumburgh Buck  des' dinners 49

Despite closed roads, unpleasant noises from the brakes and not actually knowing where the pub is Goddess Steph, Max andOne of the two bars at The Buck NaTCH did make it, if rather late, for our fifth anniversary.  The barmaid told us Steph A Bit Posh To Be A Builder had been in earlier and someone with curly hair, a moustache and beard who was meeting someone had left.  Actually maybe he didn't have a moustache and beard.  Apologies if you were meeting us.  Adnams, the unimpressive Adnams Explorer, and Mauldon's Wherry available; Everard's Perfick actually drunk and enjoyed.  Conversation included doggy discussions with Pekinese owners at the next table and a new role for the Goddess in a black cocktail dress as The Greeter at The Station.  AfARs from Spadge (in Nottingham), David (work), and Richard (just back from the Frankfurt MusicMesse)  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

tu 13 May
Bradfield St George

Bradfield St George Fox & Hounds  des' dinners 36

des' dinners bore a striking resemblance to a rowdy Sunday school outing as Goddess Steph, Matt, John B & Spadge piled into NaTCH's car to travel through thundery downpours to Neil's new pub.  NaTCH had thought it would be nice if our visit were a surprise so of course Sally and Mia Louise were in Framlingham and Neil was cooking, but Neil did join us after serving some excellent food including beef and tomato curry.  The two beers on offer were 4.3% Grumblings(?) from a Hertfordshire brewery and something even stronger.  (The two racked cooking bitters hadn't cleared yet.)  Conversation included pop star Broccoli Spears and why nobody won the mini-hifi in the raffle.  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

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