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mo 16 Mar
2020

Plenty of paracetamol and cat litter in the Framlingham Coop yesterday but judging by the shelf mouthwash is the new panic buy.

sa 14 Mar
2020

To link to one of our internal header pages the syntax is always all lower case with no dashes or underscores so Framlingham is www.nearthecoast.com/framlingham

fr 13 Mar
2020

 JOB  The Framlingham Crown are recruiting a full time supervisor/team leader.

tu 3 Mar
2020

Film @ Fram - The FarewellTomorrow's Film @ Fram (these days it's in the Framlingham Unitarian and £6 for non-members) is the multilingual The Farewell.

tu 25 Feb
2020

Stationers Barnes Rosher closing 29 Feb 2020Tragedy!  After 40 years the wonderful stationers Barnes Rosher slightly hidden in a corner of Framlingham's Market Hill is closing this Saturday the 29th ... so regrettably something else we'll be buying online.  Why is everything happening on the 29th this February?  What if it wasn't a leap year?

tu 18 Feb
2020

Shelves of toys in Bridges and GarrardWhen what is now Carley Hill Hair and Framlingham Travel was Carley & Webb it had a small but enjoyable toy department.  Shortly after C&W changed hands maybe 15 years ago we saw a supermarket trolley of toys being pushed away from from the shop.  What goes round comes round and Bridges and Garrard are filling the retail gap.

su 2 Feb
2020

♫ New to us a youthful busker on Framlingham market yesterday.

sa 1 Feb
2020

Framlingham's (and other places) friendly fishmonger Darren Smith now has his own Facebook page.

tu 28 Jan
2020

Kate's Reading Club for ChildrenKate's Reading Club for Children runs 10:00am-12:00pm Saturdays in the Framlingham library, read your own, the school's or the library's books.

su 26 Jan
2020
Australia Day

The Framlingham Woodcraft Folk Facebook pageWoodcraft Folk develops children's self confidence and awareness of the world, encouraging equality, friendship and co-operation.  The Framlingham group meet during term time 6:00-7:30pm Mondays in the Unitarian.

tu 21 Jan
2020

We thought it was going to be end of the month but John Grose in Station Road Framlingham have pretty much moved out.

fr 17 Jan
2020

Trailer Trash are back (always a good sign) at the Framlingham Castle tomorrow.

su 12 Jan
2020

Last Monday of the month Stowmarket auctioneers Bishop & Miller will be valuing antiques 10:00am-01:00pm at the Framlingham Crown.

th 9 Jan
2020

Christmas' advent windows in Double Street Framlingham raised £933.25 for the Ipswich Hospital Children's Appeal and Save the Children.  That's nearly 50% more than 2018's £640.

tu 7 Jan
2020

No Coffee Pod on Framlingham market today, Antony has hurt his back.

tu 31 Dec
2019

Where the Framlingham silver bikes go in the winter and tomorrow it'll be fifteen years of Framlingham Ladies.

sa 21 Dec
2019

Framlingham on old post cards, Bridge Street over the decades, an unidentified event at the castle drawing a large crowd and fancy dress on Peace Day 1919.

fr 20 Dec
2019

Filming in Double Street FramlinghamA film crew (well, two people) in Double Street Framlingham filming (not surprisingly eh?) the advent windows.  This year's charities are the Ipswich Hospital Children's Appeal and Save the Children.

th 19 Dec
2019

Man in the Hat♫ We're very please to welcome back Garth Brooks' separated at birth twin brother Man in the Hat who can be seen Christmasing in the Framlingham post office.  MitH will be welcoming the New Year in Norfolk ... well somebody has to.

we 18 Dec
2019

bloody Christmas ... eh?Last posting for ChristmasTODAY is last posting second class in time for Christmas (Friday for first class) and it may be Christmas next week but house prices are still interesting, active in Framlingham and Wickham Market.

sa 14 Dec
2019

Christmas roller disco in the Tommy Mills sports hall Framlingham tomorrow am.

th 12 Dec
2019

12:30pm:  A little while ago there was a queue to vote in Riverside Framlingham.  If you don't vote you have no right to moan, GO AND VOTE!

we 11 Dec
2019

Geese in Crown and Anchor Alley Framlingham?

su 8 Dec
2019

Warming up for Peter Pan off iceRegrettably we couldn't stay long for today's Peter Pan in Framlingham but there was an incredibly supportive audience, as last year impressive lighting effects and twirling on off ice roller skates from all ages.

we 4 Dec
2019

ArtDog are poppIng up this week in the Framlingham Art and Frame Shop and offering porcelain bling, jewellery, prints and ceramics from £15.

mo 2 Dec
2019

 JOB   A practice manager wanted by Framlingham Vets, managerial experience essential but not necessarily veterinary.

su 1 Dec
2019

Impressive lighting effects for Peter PanWe were pleased to see the dress rehearsal Framlingham's Off-Ice Skating Club's Christmas show Peter Pan.  Like last year's show this year's is charming and has lots of impressive lighting effects.  More info and tickets from pippatigerlove@talktalk.net.

we 20 Nov
2019

The Horse Show and Framlingham Flyers in sporty Fram 2008-07.

we 13 Nov
2019

Sporting Fram has become sporty Fram, there is reason.

tu 12 Nov
2019

 JOBS  Two CSCS labourers wanted to start next week on the outskirts of Framlingham.

mo 11 Nov
2019

Armistice DayHeartening that there were so many people in the St Michael's Framlingham churchyard yesterday for Remembrance Sunday.

tu 5 Nov
2019

Political discussion on the Fen Meadow Framlingham ... well it is Suffolk.

sa 2 Nov
2019

Canadian actress Shea  Wojtus has joined Framlingham Ladies.

th 31 Oct
2019
Halloween

2016 Framlingham Flyers cross countryIt's the Framlingham Flyers cross country this Sunday.  It will start on the Castle Meadow though we're a bit vague about the time.  A water person at this year's 10k told us the route was changed slightly last year but surely it will still include the perilous swoop down into the castle moat.

tu 29 Oct
2019

You are in designated public placeDesignated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) were enacted in a bunch of near the coast towns over ten years ago.  They aren't simple drinking bans, it's not illegal to have wine with a picnic as long as a copper doesn't ask you stop ... read the question.  DPPOs have been replaced by Public Space Protection Orders and last month East Suffolk Council resolved (didn't they vote?) to remove the DPPOs (number seven in the minutes).  Impressively they also thought to remove the signs that imply Framlingham Fen Meadow is the haunt of drunken muggers rather than sober(ish) dog walkers.

mo 28 Oct
2019

Framlingham AmDram's autumn show is Abandonment by Kate Atkinson.  The show runs this Wednesday 30 October to Saturday 2 November at the College theatre, get tickets at www.fadsweb.co.uk/tickets.

sa 26 Oct
2019

Last night in the Headmaster Porter Theatre at Framlingham College.

th 24 Oct
2019

 JOB  Catering Assistant wanted at the Mills Meadow care home Framlingham.

su 20 Oct
2019

Gibbons & Gaulier present comedy The AffairTheatre company Gibbons & Gaulier present their three handed vaudeville style comedy The Affair at Framlingham College Theatre Friday.  Theatre of the absurd, clowns, French farce, slapstick... a generous helping of stage comedy.

th 17 Oct
2019

Over the Moon coffee stall on Framlingham MarketStanding by the Over the Moon coffee stall on Framlingham market a tiny grabbed hold of our trouser leg to help him get up on the step.  When you're that small it must be difficult to tell the difference between people and furniture.

tu 15 Oct
2019

bloody Christmas ... eh?Chrissie on Framlingham Market in 2017Tragedy!  Long term Framlingham.market trader Chrissie will now only be attending at Christmas and other special days.  We recall one absolutely freezing Saturday she came into The Crown and removed three anoraks ... we will be missing her superior eggs.

mo 14 Oct
2019

Moistness didn't disrupt yesterday's Framlingham sausage festival, loads of people and plenty of catering alternatives to a piece of sausage on a stick.

th 10 Oct
2019

Usual lazy media patronising shite that anything not metropolitan is cutesy, this time Woodbridge and Framlingham ,.. mind you they managed to show Fram Castle without the sound of recorders and lutes.

tu 8 Oct
2019

Extinction Rebellion protest in Stately Terrace Framlingham.

th 3 Oct
2019

 JOB  Framlingham College are recruiting a suitably qualified accountant.

su 29 Sep
2019
Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

 JOBS  Wanted in Framlingham a junior project manager, in Debenham a 14 month contract accounts assistant and in Woodbridge a booking administrator plus at Jewson at a customer service advisor.

fr 27 Sep
2019

At least two people have told us that that there Ed Sheraton was in the Framlingham Station we think last week and with his lady .

mo 9 Sep
2019

John Bridges sent us a pic of the wooden building in Fore Street Framlingham which was the Christian Science reading room for at least two decades ... more here

su 8 Sep
2019

Skin Safety CentreThe Framlingham Pageant Field has temporary toilets.  When we visited the gents it was impressively clean, a choice of four hand dispensers (we chose restore), no paper towels in the dispenser and if you stood still long enough the lights went out.

tu 3 Sep
2019

♫ Edith Peck is forming in Framlingham a female acapella group of maybe eight singers.

su 1 Sep
2019

Framlingham Flyer Andrew RookeFor today's Framlingham Flyers 10k the start moved from the usual New Road to outside The Crown on the Market Hill.  By the time the race had got to the right turn into Castle Street Fram Flyer Andrew Rooke had already put distance between himself and the bunch, not surprisingly he went on to win.  We were impressed by Andrew's veteran team mate Adam Howlett's fourth place and as always the cheerful endeavour of the back markers.

mo 19 Aug
2019

Very sorry to say goodbye to Brian Tom Thomas this afternoon in the Framlingham College Chapel.

su 18 Aug
2019

In the St Michael's churchyard and 2015 added to Framlingham Ladies.

sa 10 Aug
2019

 JOBS  Two care assistants wanted at Mills Meadow Framlingham, senior and not senior,

fr 9 Aug
2019

 JOB  First line IT support wanted in Framlingham the silicon thingy of near the coast. ... it's got two zebra crossings.

th 8 Aug
2019

What was the Christian Science reading room in Fore Street Framlingham has been made over with abstract paintings on the walls, uplighters, a very swish glass desk/counter and a full length mirror ...

we 7 Aug
2019

A lost goose (or possibly duck) in the Fen Meadow Framlingham,

tu 6 Aug
2019

Yesterday's Framlingham wedding at St Mike's.

su 28 Jul
2019

Beefeater Bend on this year's Tour de TourAnorak Alert No.28:  A bit picky considering the hours of filler Ned Boulting has to generate commentating on the Tour de France but Geraint Thomas was 32 when he won last year not 36 ... and here's why the Le Tour is unlikely to visit Framlingham, it would exceed local authority imposed fun limits.

sa 20 Jul
2019

Tv presenter Nicholas Crane on the Market Hill FramlinghamPresenter of tv show Coast and president of the Royal Geographical Society Nicholas Crane was on the Market Hill today and bought some books in the Framlingham Bookshop ... well they are very popular.  Tonight in St Clare's the Ladies Choir present their Summer Concert. ♫

we 17 Jul
2019

Little brown mouse in Stately Terrace Framlingham.

tu 16 Jul
2019

Unlike the Framlingham Co-op but like Co-op Dailys the Laxfield Co-op stays open until 10pm.

mo 15 Jul
2019St Swithin's Day

Dunwich Dynamo cyclists in Station Road FramlinghamWe can quite understand that when you've cycled a hundred miles a short cut must be very appealing but we were a little surprised early yesterday morning to see two Dun Runners sneaking across the Framlingham Fen Meadow.  Later in Fore Street we saw more Dun Runners emerging from Fairfield Road:)

mo 8 Jul
2019

Just noticed that the Framlingham Station Beer Festival is four days this year.

sa 6 Jul
2019

The 106th Tour de France started today in Brussels and yet again it's not coming anywhere near Framlingham.

fr 5 Jul
2019

Sporting Framlingham ... remember the bungee jump?

tu 2 Jul
2019

Stallholder Karl on Framlingham's Saturday market joins our Suffolk Gentlemen.

sa 29 Jun
2019

Next Saturday the Phoenix Singers present at Framlingham College Mozart - The Final Year, which includes the overture to The Magic Flute. ♫

tu 25 Jun
2019

Some date confusion over this week's Framlingham swift walk?

su 23 Jun
2019

Sparrowhawk in Stately Terrace FramlinghamIn a Stately Terrace Framlingham garden this morning a sparrowhawk (NOT a goshawk) that had just taken something smallish.

th 13 Jun
2019

Church Street Framlingham at the beginning of last centuryMonday waiting for the Women's Tour Church Street Framlingham looked how it must have looked before cars took over the world, more people fewer cars.  Even in the late sixties Church Street by the Crown and Anchor still looked pretty peaceful.

mo 10 Jun
2019

2019 Women's Tour in FramlinghamIn the miserable wet the 2019 Women's Tour passed through Framlingham today as one single not particularly interested peloton.  In the evening on the telly (our word those presenters are annoying) Brit Abby-Mae Parkinson animated the race staying away for 20+k and then caught inside the final two kilometers.  Her bike frame looks so small there's barely room for a bottle cage.:)

sa 8 Jun
2019

Newly married couple in the rainDon't know who was getting married in St Mike's Framlingham today, despite the rain the couple looked very happy but there was a mixed effect.

su 2 Jun
2019

Last year in Framlingham.

tu 28 May
2019

 JOB  Indoor Pig Stockperson wanted (presumably near) Framlingham.

mo 27 May
2019

2019 Framlingham Gala princessesRemember Hassan who opened the Pizza Grill in Bridge Street Framlingham?  These days he is the California Grill in Ipswich but today was on the Castle Meadow for the Gala Fest with his baby son Hassan Jnr.  The paella looked wonderful and judging by the queue probably was.  Lots of smiles and as always the Gala Princesses looked and were princessly.

fr 24 May
2019

Man in the HatVery pleased to welcome back supporter (next available slot 8th July) Man in the Hat.  Not surprisingly tomorrow the Framlingham Gala Fest will again be deploying his fine tenor chest voice at the sports club.

th 23 May
2019

European elections TODAY though like the council elections you'd be hard pressed to notice.  So far around Stately Terrace Framlingham a difference of opinion and two leaflets from the Greens.

A very good job has been made of tidying up the fallen oak in Framlingham, an impressive before and after.

tu 21 May
2019

European elections Thursday though like the council elections you'd be hard pressed to notice.  So far around Stately Terrace Framlingham a difference of opinion and two leaflets from the Greens.

su 19 May
2019

Last year in Framlingham.

sa 18 May
2019

Today in Framlingham a Plant Sale in the United Free and a Makers Market in the Unitarian (that's the one in Bridge Street).

fr 17 May
2019

New Year's Eve conga 2006Remember Roy at the Framlingham Crown (yes, he owes us money too), the Ladies Night, when the Crown had no gas and the NewYear's Eves congas?  We've moved stuff about and now there's a Framlingham Crown section going back to 2004.

we 15 May
2019

♫ Baron Du Dongleur's open mike at the Framlingham Castle Inn 9pm tonight.

sa 11May
2019

Collapsed oak tree in FramlinghamIn Framlingham the oak tree on a bit of grass by the footpath to the Elms car park fell down yesterday afternoon thankfully without injury except to a fence.  Reportedly it collapsed gracefully.

th 9 May
2019

♫ Vix and the Kicks (she does make the effort) at the Framlingham Castle Inn tomorrow night. ♫

mo 6 May
2019

British Rail Half Day Excursion to FramlinghamWe have the handbill for the 1952 British Rail special run for the Framlingham Gala (poignant as regular passenger services to Fram ended in the October of that year) but we've mislaid the 1950s Gala prog offering a bicycle as the raffle's first prize and a running race class for unmarried ladies only.

sa 27 Apr
2019

 JOB  The Framlingham Lemon Tree is looking for a waiting person.

we 24 Apr
2019

Slice of Life present Passionate MachineTheatrical the approaching weekend.  The Harleston Players start Friday a run of the restoration comedy The Beaux Stratagem, Open Space Theatre present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in Hoxne and at the Halesworth Cut, and in Framlingham Rosy Carrick's one woman show Passionate Machine.

tu 23 Apr
2019
St George's Day

 JOBS  A weekend barista and waiting person wanted at the The Tea Hut Woodbridge and relief doorman/men being recruited in Framlingham where it got a bit warm yesterday in a conservatory.

sa 20 Apr
2019

Oil seed rape around FramlinghamThe oil seed rape is looking very yellow around Framlingham and the Fram doctors are looking to recruit a practice manager for their forward thinking, friendly ... rural practice.

fr 12 Apr
2019

Poignant, possibly even sad, to see the Conservative Club in Church Street Framlingham boarded up.

tu 9 Apr
2019

 JOB  First line support engineer in Framlingham.

th 4 Apr
2019

Diss Emporium - antiques - vintage - collectablesDo you remember Alan and Henri landlords of the Framlingham Castle Inn around 2011?  Henri moonlighted as a belly dancer?  Stumbled across them from a roadside notice on the way to Norwich, since last year they've been the Diss Emporium.

sa 30 Mar
2019

Today on Framlingham market a young girl old enough to have a mobile phone accidentally knocking her entire untasted real lemonade into her lap reacted with Ah, that was refreshing ... a future Victoria Woods.

tu 26 Mar
2019

 JOB  Board outside the Framlingham Lemon Tree says Cook wanted, apply within.

fr 22 Mar
2019

The Yoxford Griffin♫ We last visited the Yoxford Griffin when Ange (then late of the Framlingham Railway) was the landlady.  This Sunday it's Dixie's everybody welcome afternoon/evening Buskers.

th 21 Mar
2019

 JOB  Painter and decorator wanted at Framlingham college with perks lunch most of the time and leisure centre membership.

fr 15 Mar
2019

 JOB  Restaurant supervisor with an engaging smile wanted in Framlingham and at the college a design and technology teacher ... doesn't seem to mention smiling in the job spec for the teacher but the applicant needs to be dynamic.

th 7 Mar
2019

Yesterday afternoon's birthday tea party in the Framlingham Unitarian .

we 27 Feb
2019

The late Sally Waters with a new kittenThe first time we visited Stately Terrace Framlingham a ginger cat rushed up and told us they loved us.  After we moved to the Terrace we learnt that the ginger belonged to Sally our near neighbour and had been named George on the usually safe assumption that he was a tom.  In fact George was a betty as they call female cats in Suffolk.  A sunny day years later we could see George curled up asleep on Sally's garden roof ... an hour later George was still there unmoving.  George had passed away sleeping in the sun ... can't think of a nicer way to go.

Lot's more years later Sally who always had two or three cats also sadly passed away.  We've seen the new people in Sally's house with a tortoiseshell kitten ... what goes round comes round.

th 21 Feb
2019

♫ Baron Du Dongleur's open mike at the Framlingham Castle Inn 9pm tonight.

su 17 Feb
2019

 JOB  Catering assistant needed at Framlingham College.

sa 16 Feb
2019

Film @ Fram in 2008As always changes in the present continue to unhook linkages to the past.  After over ten years at the Conservative Club Film @ Fram (the club originally showed in the British Legion Albert Road ... we saw Topsy Turvy there) has moved to the Unitarian Meeting House.  A single source reports the Con Club SOLD to a private buyer.

mo 4 Feb
2019

Businesses Open as Usual in Fairfield Road Framlingham ... that would be St John's then.

su 3 Feb
2019

The now not so new zebra crossing in Station Road Framlingham has had the barriers removed but no sign of the belisha beacons.

th 31 Jan
2019

Treasure Island by The Puzzle House - pic contributedIt's coming up to two month's since a new zebra crossing was installed in Station Road Framlingham and it's still not operational but more cheerfully a 3pm matinee only Treasure Island pantomime in the St Michael's Rooms Saturday.

we 30 Jan
2019

John Bawtree's show in Carousel FramlinghamPop up shop Carousel in Bridge Street Framlingham has been an impressive success.  Previously it was ladies clothes and this week it is paintings by Peasenhall artist John Bawtree.  His works are thoughtfully attractive and are of both local Suffolk scenes and overseas including Venice, France and Zanzibar!

tu 29 Jan
2019

Today is Victoria's pearl anniversary in the Framlingham Bookshop.

th 24 Jan
2019

Throwback Thursday:  Twelve years ago today much of Framlingham had been without gas for some 24 hours, it happened again four years later.

we 23 Jan
2019

It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-Haynings garage Framlingham being updatedmodel them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with.  Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket.  Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!

sa 12 Jan
2019

 JOB  Enthusiastic small animal vet wanted in Framlingham.

fr 11 Jan
2019

Taylor-Wimpey site Fairfield Road FramlinghamThough we are and always will be blow ins we do remember Love Lane off Brook Lane and the footpath across the Fen Meadow Framlingham being surfaced.  Certainly surfacing Love Lane made life easier for pram pushers taking older children to Bobby Hitchams but it did feel like suburbanisation.  Now it's the footpath off Fairfield Road's turn.

we 9 Jan
2019

 JOB  Consultant Level Support to Director in Framlingham with a 50” TV with Sky, a pool table, table tennis, a dartboard and a beer fridge ... phew!

tu 8 Jan
2019

Harry Rowland Laura Wright weddingAs Lady KRJ observed of Framsden soprano Laura Wright you think of her as looking cold in an evening dress on a rugby pitch whilst fluting the national anthem.  In unseasonably good weather she certainly didn't look chilly wedding at St Michael's Framlingham just before Christmas and as expected at a wedding statement hats.

fr 4 Jan
2019

Advent calendar windows Double Street FramlinghamGill Knight reports that the advent windows in Double Street Framlingham raised £640 for the two charities.  Three year old Idris wasn't too sure about the cow and donkey peeking out of the stable at the Castle Street end and wouldn't come near to stroke them.

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