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we 13 ap 11

This Friday and Saturday the Debenham Players and Eyeswrite present 11 new one act plays by local writers in the Debenham Red Lion.

sa 29 ja 11

Steve Smedley at Leiston LibraryBraving the cold, and it was cold outside Leiston Library this morning, Steve Smedley was leafleting borrowers to remind them about next Saturday's demo outside the library and that unless something gets sorted the library along with another 28 including Aldeburgh, Debenham, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Stradbroke and Wickham Market will close.

fr 14 ja 11

Joan Bedford-Lane handing Sgt Mick Hart and Cairo a chequeMonday Debenham's Joan Bedford-Lane handing Sgt Mick Hart and Cairo a £520 cheque raised from a champagne tea for the Suffolk Constabulary's police dog comfort fund.  Suffolk has 11 general duties police dogs and three explosives search dogs highlighting perhaps that there aren't a lot of people in Suffolk but there are military air fields and a nuclear power station.

th 18 no 10

The Brandeston Queens Head is looking for an apprentice and the Debenham co-op an assistant manager.

fr 29 oc 10

Stefan Drury and Alice Grace MottramLast night of The Keeper's Daughter's Dracula tour in Debenham tonight but it's likely to go out on the road around near the coast again ... they do do a fine job they do.  It was a slightly unsettling experience in the dressing room after the show in Wingfield last night seeing the cast out of make up, they're all younger than you think:)  More pix on that there FacePack.

sa 16 oc 10

When we were in Debenham Thursday we noticed that the Cherry Tree is still closed, The Angel is open again and the Vanilla Bakehouse does a cooked breakfast.

fr 15 oc 10

The dress rehearsal yesterday afternoon in Debenham of The Keeper's Daughter'sMark Finbow production of Dracula was very impressive.  Everything moved along at a good pace, jokes, pretty girls, scares (of course) and impressively the five handed cast manage their own tech too.  They are out on the road round nearthecoast this month and we highly recommend them.  More pix on that there FacePack.

we 28 jl 10

Here's Blu-tack having a little something in Debenham when he returned (still wearing his collar) after nine days missing, perhaps one day per life?

su 18 jl 10

The Hoo white terrier bitch is called Tilly and she's back with her owners and at 5:30am this morning after nine days Blu-tack came back through his Debenham cat flap feeling a bit peckish!

we 23 jn 10

Debenham street fair ~ pic by DuncanThanks to Duncan (thank you Duncan) we can tell and show that Sunday's Debenham street fair was lively stuff, the Suffolk School of Samba were as always cracking and a bit loud, and the band had to set up in the road because the trailer stage hadn't turned up.

th 6 my 10

Nobody puts baby on the corner  Saxtead Road near Framlingham  Near Debenham

mo 26 ap 10

Surely at constituency level you're selling yourself rather than Bhavna Joshi with school election candidatesthe party and this morning at Debenham High School Central Suffolk Labour candidate Bhavna Joshi (without her red handbag) told the school she's 32, the first person in her family to go to University and her grandmother is illiterate.

Head teacher Mike Crawshaw told us he hears continual election chatter in the corridors with the Lib-Dem's rocket ship impression the hot topic.  He must be gratified by the informed questions asked by the students after Bhavna's pitch.

th 19 no 09

Special Graham Durrant holding the tutorOur pic of Special Constable Graham Durrant on duty at a Framlingham gala so appealed to a picture editor as an example of a British volunteer that it was used in an English language tutor for German speakers published earlier this year.  Nowdays Special Sergeant Durrant is stationed at Eye and Debenham.

we 10 jn 09

Debenham Angel  des' dinners 73

Amanda, Ron, Tony M, the Gentleman Plumber, NaTCH and herwithabrainetc worryingly had a table reserved (it always seems like tempting fate) but things went very well in this comparatively recently new management pub.  Adnams beers with very good condition Broadside and excellent food with the ham of ham, egg and chips looking outstanding and the egg poached and poached without a poacher.  Conversation included Ron and Amanda attending the Cook Cup for the evening socialising, the resignation of parliament's speaker and that when Tony M was a town councilor he never took or received any expenses.  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

su 1 fe 09

Debenham SquashWe've seen racketball at Essex University; it's played on a squash court with what looks a bit like a tennis ball and a short handled tennis racquet.  On the afternoons of the second Sunday in the month qualified coach Dennis Morley hosts at Debenham Leisure Centre an everybody-welcome-including-families-as-long-as-your-at-least-five-years-old session to try out racketball and squash.  Read the club newsletrer.

we 14 au 02

Debenham Cherry Tree  des' dinners 28

The Debenham Cherry Tree's pub signNew lunch club chum Richard V and NaTCH arrived together and inevitably there was much talk of loudspeakers and loudspeaker people.  Substantial, well presented meals were enjoyed along with well kept Adnams.  Thankfully the sound on the wide screen telly was off and it was our fault for sitting under the occasionally booming Wharfedale speaker.  John B arrived later for a drink and to tell us the new lad at the brewery plays in the Great Yarmouth brass band.  AfARs from Spadge (bloody customers again), Malcolm (too important), and Suzanna (taking son to airport).  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

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