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May (the Windows Kate one) 2018   visit the web site at www.NearTheCoast.com
fr 11 May

PC TipsWindows ME Quick Start GuideDo you recall Windows Millennium Edition?  Released in September 2000 (a year before Win XP) it was Windows 98 with some extra goodies like Movie Maker.  We always suspected that Lady KRJ thought everybody else's copy said Windows Kate ...

th 10 May

Wild Willy Barrett's French ConnectionWild Willy Barrett was one half of ♫ Really Free with John Otway, and surprisingly played at race driver Gerry Marshall's funeral.  Willy's current band French Connection will be playing Wilby Village Hall tomorrow... seems unlikely eh?  (BTW Otway's House of the Rising Sun is brilliant.) ♫

At the beginning of last month bizarre behaviour by an elderly Lowestoft dog walker.

It's the fourth Pirate's Ball this weekend starting tomorrow night in Thorington. ♫

we 9 May

Ricky Valance - Tell Laura I Love HerASTONISHER No.42:  Ricky Valance was the first Welshman to have a UK number one record, very easy to get him confused (like this bloke) with Richie Valens who died in the Buddy Holly plane crash.

12 noon Saturday there's a share launch in Wickham Market to buy and restore The George which has been closed since a major fire in April 2013.

tu 8 May

New Parham village signVery excellent turnout yesterday for the unveiling of Parham's new village sign.  Regrettably traffic noise made it a little difficult to hear Peter Kindred's design explanation but parish clerk Lydia Kirk (we remember her as a police special in Framlingham) will be posting the ... more here

British Championships roller derby in Norwich Saturday.

mo 7 May
Black Spot Day

We've paid for Suffolk Coastal's garden rubbish collection starting this month.  We've opted for the bigger bin and were looking forward to re-purposing the old bin to store yet to be chopped up kindling ... but the bigger bin doesn't arrive until August.

su 6 May

Last week a Browning shotgun was stolen in a Knodishall burglary.

sa 5 May

Alfie the LabradorAt the second attempt (the Beast from the East knackered the preceding attempt) Alfie the Labrador pursues a theatrical career in Once Upon a Labrador at the Wingfield Barns tonight.  Next Saturday it's Richard Digance with some chap called Eric. ♫

I advertised with nearthecoast and it fixed our downstairs looOur four advertising slots above and the two on the twice(ish) monthly digest are booked up to June.  You can have a month's worth (starting June obviously) for £11.95

th 3 May

Thunderbird email appThunderbird is the free multiple Operating System email app that's particularly useful if you're running an older OS.  It's moved from thePC Tips Mozilla web site to its own domain ... hopefully we don't have to have a bad feeling about this.

House prices, most folks interested eh?  (Some of these a little bit historical.) House sales around near the coast

we 2 May

Inexplicable Framlingham brick wallBizarrely inexplicable brick wall by the footpath between what used to be the Framlingham Drill Hall and the new Tudor Gardens estate in New Road ... and how long do you give it before this twenty odd square feet becomes part of the adjacent garden?

tu 1 May

Framlingham Regal Cinema May 1962May 1962 The Regal Framlingham's cinema (it was in New Road) was showing films you've never heard of except possibly   A Taste of Honey which surprisingly was certificate X ... well it is about an inter-racial under age pregnancy and gay friend so maybe not so surprising.  Intriguingly The Elms Drug Stores in Bridge Street sold handbags and was a corn chandler ...

su 29 Apr

Wilby WIWilby Women's Institute have Diane Palmer, Amanda Austin, Alex Gwyn, Claire Evans-Hendrick and Fiona Patrick swimathoning today when they each swim 1km at Stradbroke pool in aid of Marie Curie and Cancer Research ... they are doing very well.

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