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sa 15 Jun

Last year Brandeston village fete raised nearly £5,000 for the village hall and the village's charming church.  They're doing it again this afternoon with games, stalls, music from ♫Bristol Fashion♫ and a beer and gin festival.

th 24 Jan

Brandeston Hall - pic contributed    Re-thatching the Brandeston Queen's Head - pic contributed

Brandeston thatched cottages and in 1912 the Queen's Head.

fr 30 Nov
St Andrew's day

Man in the HatMightily pleased to welcome back supporter Man in the Hat.  Man in the Hat will be entertaining for dancing at the Brandeston Queens tomorrow.

sa 17 Nov

Open weekend at Bridge Farm Brandeston ... always interesting.

we 4 Jul
American Independence Day

Brandeston Fete June 2018 - pic contributedBlimey!  The Brandeston Fete Saturday before last made £4,936 which along with a village feast, an open gardens and the Kettleburgh Fete earlier in June raised over £10,000 ... thanks Darryl.

th 21 Jun
Summer Solstice - the longest day

Like we said before everything happens in June including Brandeston long weekend below.  Tomorrow Peppery initiates the third Ipswich Jazz Festival with Italian band ♫Rumba De Bodas♫.  Saturday in chronological order, Worlingworth Car Show, Playford Hall Open Day and in the evening and Aldeburgh Cinema Bill Nighie will do a Q&A after a showing of The Bookshop.

we 20 Jun

Brandeston Fete weekendA very social long weekend coming up in Brandeston.  It starts tomorrow at The Queen to celebrate Suffolk Day with in the evening ♫The Harbour Lights♫ and concludes Sunday with a Brunch and the fine country rock voice of Man in the Hat. ♫

th 8 Mar

Last weekend a bunch of barn and outbuilding burglaries in Brandeston with the stolen items including chainsaws, hedge trimmers and strimmers.

su 20 Nov

11:30am-04:40pm today open workshops at Bridge Farm Brandeston, when we last visited we discovered a rural idyll ... pix of today on our Facebook page.

tu 15 Dec

Brandeston on Framlingham's Market Hill today.

fr 20 Nov

Empty Pool by Bob FoyersFramlingham camera club's most recent competition was Abandoned Buildings and we particularly like Bob Foyers' Empty Pool, the three dimensioness of an empty swimming pool is always unexpected.  The club meets at Brandeston village hall and you're always welcome.

fr 3 Apr

House sales around near the coastTwo house sales in Brandeston and February, probably doesn't indicate anything.

sa 6 Dec

Bridge Farm Brandeston Open DayLast time we visited Bridge Farm Brandeston a combination of expecting a mini business park and missing a turning left us bemused and confused as it's an absolutely charming cluster of farm outbuildings.  It's their open day tomorrow 2-5pm and worth the effort.

su 13 Jul

Arabella Marshall glass artistLast Sunday we went to Bridge Farm BrandestonHenrietta Inman pâtissière (seemed rather more Cretingham than Brandeston to us) for Arabella Marshall's open studio.  To call Bridge Farm an industrial unit is a complete misnomer as it's a rural idyll (we drove past it the first time) of small businesses including a carpenter, fitted kitchens, shepherd's huts and last weekend a pop up cafe from Henrietta Inman.

sa 28 Jun

Brandeston summer fete 2:30pm this afternoon at the Queen's and that Framlingham sitcom (no, not the council) will be broadcast in October on BBC4.

th 16 Jan

All things will pass ...Throwback Thursday:  Five years ago today we reported Brandeston Hall pupil Suzie Reid retaining her Suffolk county cross country title.

sa 17 Aug

The Brewer has given us the bad news that the hop farm just outside Sibton Hop harvest Sibton 2006has given up and it might be the last one in Suffolk ... although there could be another at Monewden at least.  Either way we hope the splendidly industrial machinery at Sibton has found a home and the Brewer is modestly confident he can keep the character of his beers with other hops ... and the barley still comes from Brandeston.

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.

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