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th 26 no 15

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

tu 23 ap 13St 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 mr 13

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 no 12

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

we 14 de 11

A FROTH party at Charsfield village hall this Saturday.

th 8 de 11

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 my 11

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 mr 11

Recent local house sales have included Charsfield, Cretingham and Hoo.

sa 27 no 10

House sales in places inc Saxtead, Parham, Monk Soham and Charsfield.

th 28 ja 10

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 oc 05

Charsfield Horseshoes  des' dinners 52

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.  (last visit ↓  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

tu 10 jn 03

Charsfield Horseshoes  des' dinners 37

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.  (last visit ↓  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

we 14 fe 01Valentine's Day

Charsfield Horseshoes  des' dinners 11

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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