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fr 21 Dec
2018
Winter Solstice - the shortest day

Advent windows in Double Street Framlingham   Advent windows in Double Street Framlingham   Advent windows in Double Street Framlingham

Double Street - Framlingham

we 19 Dec
2018

 JOBS  Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants wanted in Framlingham, we could make a good guess at who wants them.

We regret missing the dry ice rink in Leiston earlier this month, it was terrific fun when six years ago a dry ice rink settled in Framlingham for one night only.

mo 17 Dec
2018

Here in Stately Terrace Framlingham two teddies have been moved into an unheated conservatory ... feeling a bit guilty.

su 16 Dec
2018

St Clare's Framlingham Friday night.

sa 15 Dec
2018

bloody Christmas ... eh?Immediately post Christmas (27-30 December) A Crag Path Christmas in the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh hosted by the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust.  The river Ore runs through near the coast but is little more than a ditch by Framlingham.

fr 14 Dec
2018

TONIGHT Framlingham Ladiesbloody Christmas ... eh? Choir present a Christmas Concert in St Clare's Church.  During a Ladies' concert last year the electronic keyboard briefly set off on its own as a latin-american rhythm section ... such fun:)

th 13 Dec
2018

 JOBS  Carpenters first and second fix (whatever that means) wanted in Framlingham ... well there is a lot of building going on.

su 9 Dec
2018

The Little Mermaid on skatesThis morning in the Tommy Mills sports hall Framlingham in front of a very supportive and appreciative audience The Little Mermaid whizzed about on off ice skates.  One of the many very young cast members had to be taken to the toilet during the show but like we said before nobody fell over.  Such an opportunity for the young to learn self confidence ... hope there'll be another show soon.

fr 7 Dec
2018

New zebra crossing Station Road FramlinghamHere's the new zebra crossing in Station Road Framlingham that caused the road closure Saturday night.  Hasn't got the flashing orange globes (belisha beacons) on top of the poles (poles clearly tall enough to warn aircraft) and the poles have yet to be finished in black and white.

we 1 Dec
2018

Queue for burgers at late night shoppingWe arrived too late last night on the Market Hill Framlingham for a nativity and local MP Dan Poulter turning on the light but did see the substantial queue for Hall Farm's burgers.  Down the hill at the town council office we declined white wine (can't hold a camera and glass at the same time) but ate a chocolate and was impressed by Christmas card designs by Tommy MiIls pupils.  Very much further down the hill Station Road was closed.

we 28 Nov
2018

The water leak in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham has been fixed.  A water main junction by the entrance to Stately Terrace was leaking in to a cracked drain and then emerging further down the hill.  Making good remains to be done.

tu 27 Nov
2018

EDF Energy at the Suffolk Skills Show - pic contributedIn case you haven't had one of these through your letter box EDF are taking a show about the proposed Sizewell C on the road at the start of January.  No show in Framlingham, nearest Hacheston Thursday 10 Jan but perhaps the most convenient for the working person Saturday 19th at the Riverside Centre Stratford St Mary.

mo 26 Nov
2018

♫ Thursday Baron du Dongleur hosts Framlingham Castle Inn's open mike night and another hole is being dug in Victoria Mill Road.

su 25 Nov
2018

Suffolk Highways - your roads, our businessThe temporary traffic lights in Station Road Framlingham for a new zebra crossing have gone away this weekend but expect them to return ... three weeks to put in a zebra crossing?

sa 24 Nov
2018

Yesterday Victoria Mill Road Framlingham by the junction with Station Road was closed to fix a water leak.  Today it is only pretending to be closed but the leak is still leaking and running into Station Road.

Framlingham St John Christmas Coffee Morning today.

th 22 Nov
2018
St Cecilia's Day patron saint of music

Last Sunday we were surprised that that sports hall men's changing room at Tommy Mills had one toilet, two hand wash basins but no showers.  The Brewer's Hertfordshire comprehensive half a century ago had showers ...

mo 19 Nov
2018

Surprised how many people don't want their brown wheelie bins though perhaps understandable in Stately Terrace Framlingham where some houses don't have that much outdoor space.

su 18 Nov
2018

Rehearsal of The Little Mermaid on off ice skatesThe skaters at the rehearsal of The Little Mermaid in the Tommy Mills Framlingham's sports hall today were wearing off ice skates, they look like inline skates but the four wheels are mounted in a curve so only two wheels touch the floor making spins and turns easier.  At the rehearsals nobody fell over (which is more than you can say for the Winter Olympics:), some impressive grown up skating and spectacular lighting.  You can see the show next month ... we'll be there.

su 11 Nov
2018
Armistice Day

Poppy tributes at St Michael's FramlinghamA poor start today to the Armistice Centenary but approaching 10am the steady rain went away and the sun came out.  The Framlingham Remembrance parade assembled as usual in New Road with encouraging involvement from youth organisations.  On the hill was the biggest crowd we've ever seen for the parade, big enough to rather swamp St Michael's churchyard.  Impressive hand made tributes both inside and outside the church ... a fitting tribute.

fr 2 Nov
2018

Lance's flat in Double Street Danebury has been LET.

tu 30 Oct
2018

Suffolk Highways - your roads, our businessStarting Monday 12 November and continuing for the rest of the month some overnight road closures and more temporary traffic lights in Station Road Framlingham for a new zebra crossing ... three weeks to put in a zebra crossing?

sa 27 Oct
2018

The Rupa Ensemble at St Michaels Framlingham 27 Oct♫ Very happy to welcome new advertiser the Rupa Ensemble an octet of outstanding, stylistically agile singers especially adept in singing founder Julian Marshall's compositions.  They will be singing in concert at St Michael's Framlingham tonight.

mo 22 Oct
2018

 JOB  Full time graduate software developer wanted in Framlingham.

fr 19 Oct
2018

The new green wheelie binsThe green wheelie bins (two months late) have arrived in Stately Terrace Framlingham.  The lids don't close properly but the leaflet says we're not to worry about that, there's a hidden tag (presumably RFID?) to identify individual bins and there will be one more collection of the brown bin.  We asked if deliveries will continue into October and the driver's mate opined It's going to take a while.

we 17 Oct
2018

Framlingham 27-27 RGS Colchester second XVsYesterday Royal Grammar School Colchester put up four rugby teams against Framlingham College.  When we arrived maybe halfway through the first half of the second XVs an injured RGS player was getting gas and air and RGS were losing 20-00.  Some disorganisation with Fram losing possession for dithering over who would take a throw in and a RGS player temporarily sent off for a tackle which he maintained hadn't been him.  Surprisingly a 27-27 draw in the end.  Fram play Tommy Mills U15s and U14s tomorrow afternoon.

su 30 Sep
2018

No sausage festival in Framlingham next year ... oh dear, how sad, what a pity.

mo 24 Sep
2018

Land girl at John Bridges book launchYesterday the Framlingham library car park impressively had no parked cars.  It did have a land girl, military vehicles, motorbikes and lots of other stuff to launch John Bridges new book A Suffolk Town in Wartime - Framlingham 1939 to 1945.  We were told there had been a queue all morning for signed copies.

sa 22 Sep
2018

The seventh Shuck Festival in Woodbridge today and tomorrow and a bit windy in Framlingham yesterday.

th 20 Sep
2018

Why are there so few baskets in the Framlingham Coop?  Did they give some to a poor supermarket that had none?

we 19 Sep
2018

 JOB  Laundry Assistant wanted in Framlingham, there are 23 bullet points in the job description but no mention of the sordid matter of coin.

su 9 Sep
2018

Parked near Stately Terrace Framlingham an Airstream camper, and temporary traffic lights on the B1116 between Dennington and Fram.

su 2 Sep
2018

Preparation for The Framlingham Flyers' 10kWe were planning to visit the Burston Strike School rally today but got distracted by the Framlingham Flyers' 10k.  Some 400 entrants, loads of marshals and helpers, selection race for Suffolk County, the smallest and youngest water person we've yet seen and we heard that the course record was broken, probably by this bloke.  It'll have to be Burston next year then ...

sa 1 Sep
2018

Today's wedding at St Michael's Framlingham was William Hargreaves and Yvonne Jenkins.

su 25 Aug
2018

National Youth Choirs GB on the Market Hill FramlinghamWe missed maybe half of the pop up National Youth Choirs GB concert on the Market Hill Framlingham yesterday because like Darren we thought it started at 12:30pm.  In the event the choir were excellent and drew a large crowd that spilled over in to the road to the mutual annoyance of some drivers and some pedestrians.  The choir plays the Snape Proms tomorrow night.

tu 21 Aug
2018

We've been told that pop up shop Carousel in Bridge Street Framlingham is booked up until the new year.

tu 14 Aug
2018

1:00pm:  Cash only in the Framlingham Co-op ... unforeseen circumstances.

su 29 Jul
2018

Perhaps we haven't looked hard enough but in twenty years never seen anyone in the Christian Science reading rooms in Fore Street Framlingham so this doesn't surprise us a lot.

th 26 Jul
2018

Danish cyclist Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig We've added pro racing cyclist Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig in Framlingham to peeps in Suffolk.  Not only does the Dane take a very nice pic but we were impressed by her post-race interview at La Course.

tu 17 Jul
2018

This afternoon in Fairfield Road Framlingham two understandably grumpy walking visitors who had followed the Castle Keep signs and still couldn't find the castle, plus keys found in the Fen Meadow.

su 1 Jul
2018

November 2014 in Stately Terrace FramlinghamNovember 2014 and double nostalgia in Stately Terrace Framlingham, snowing and Phil the postman on a bike.

sa 31 Jun
2018

Natasha Larivee and Peter O'Brien got married yesterday in St Mike's Framlingham, we couldn't stay for them to come out as our bag of shopping wouldn't have survived ... even in the shade.

fr 30 Jun
2018

The Knoll Framlingham tells that Morrisons now deliver in the area.

sa 23 Jun
2018

Fish on the Market Hill FramlinghamFish was a good friend to this web site and his chums both on and off line, especially in Framlingham.  In 2011 tragically he laid down in front of a train and committed suicide.  The bulletin board software has deleted the tribute to him, we have recovered the tribute which is now permanently at Fish 1972-2011.

fr 15 Jun
2018

 JOB  Field Telecomms Engineer wanted in Framlingham.

th 14 Jun
2018

Swiss national road race champion Nicole Hanselmann In the manner of a roller derby programme that so relentlessly refuses to identify mixed league team skaters' home league the Women's Tour web site fails to identify national champions and the web generally is surprisingly reticent ... and what's more nowhere like the predicted 5,000 in Framlingham yesterday.  But still the riders tended to be friendly if sometimes understandably a little ill at ease and we had a lovely time as did the Bobby Hitcham kids plus we got to see bar manager Adam on telly leaning out of a Station window.

mo 4 Jun
2018

Graduation yesterday in Framingham ... no, Framingham.

tu 29 May
2018

Framlingham Gala PrincessesHow kind that the sun shone yesterday on Framlingham Sports Club's 70th Gala, it has suffered from the weather in past years.  With no entry charge this year the Castle Meadow was heaving and in the traditional English day out manner there were inevitably queues ... though the second time we passed the the portable toilets the queue had dwindled to one.  Some surprisingly musically able young people on the stage in the corner whom we totally failed to find out names and the music went on enjoyably whilst later we ate supper out in the garden.

tu 22 May
2018

Footpath being fenced off in FramlinghamYesterday men were fencing off the footpath that run's along the back of the Castle Keep development in Fairfield Road Framlingham.  The nearby BT hole in the ground that has been there since at least November 2012 has been literally kicked into the long grass.

mo 21 May
2018

Bridge Street - FramlinghamAt yesterday's soapboxing St Johners Sally and Chris were sitting in the shade of the Framlingham Bookshop's awning but despite that they'd been asked for the toilets three times.  Leaving their chairs we asked Sally Can we sit in your chair?  Yes.  Can we tell people where the toilets are?  No, you haven't been trained.

th 17 May
2018

Duck on a wall in Fairfield Road Framlingham.

we 2 May
2018

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 the twenty odd square feet becomes part of the adjacent garden?

tu 1 May
2018

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 ...

tu 24 Apr
2018

more here - (Sadie dancing at the 2009 Hachfest)Our plan today was to lunch at the Flora Tea Rooms but it was closed for a family funeral.  We moved on to the Dunwich Ship which was dog friendly and serving Adnams Copper House gin by default but was starting to look overwhelmed by the many other like us movers on.  We ... more here

fr 6 Apr
2018

Framlingham College Head Paul Taylor in 2009 JOB  Framlingham College are recruiting a new head teacher.  It seems like only a week ago that the then newly appointed head Paul Taylor turned up at a Brandeston British Legion art show not wearing a tie.  We weren't surprised or shocked but found it interesting that he had ... or perhaps hadn't.

Appreciative and appreciated Facebook comments about Ladies in Framlingham.

tu 3 Apr
2018

Rive Ore highAround Framlingham the River Ore seems surprisingly high for the rain we've had and the Fen Meadow is sodden.  The Framlingham river monitor (where New Road crosses the river at the far end of the College's sports field) sort of supports our supposition that rain when in bed is less noticed.

su 1 Apr
2018
Easter Sunday

Early this morning Framlingham town council pulled off their own bank holiday Glencoe by activating their extraordinary executive powers to tell theApril Fool developers to get stuffed and ending all road closures and temporary traffic lights within 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) of that bloody castle on the hill.

sa 31 Mar
2018

The spaceman on the Market Hill Framlingham today was making a promotional vid for this year's Stradisphere. ♫

th 22 Mar
2018

Vintage, Craft and Collectables in the St Michael's RoomsLast weekend's cold snapette is hopefully now a fading memory and despite it Saturday there was a surprisingly good turnout for Vintage, Craft and Collectables in the St Michael's Rooms Framlingham.

sa 10 Mar
2018

Sara Allin in 2007 at the Munchbox CafeIf you've been around Framlingham long enough you may remember that what's now the Common Room was once Graham King Watchmakers then very briefly an Indian takeaway before Sara and Pete Allin re-opened it as The Munchbox Cafe.  They made it a welcoming meeting place serving very reasonably priced straight ahead food and it soon gathered a fan club.  Tragically in 2006 Pete had a fatal heart attack in the kitchen.  A year later Sara understandably moved on.  We were much saddened to learn this week that Sara still only in her forties passed away in June from breast cancer ... taken far too soon.

8 Mar
2018
International Women's Day

The 2014 Women's Tour in FelixstoweBlimey!  Person or persons unknown kept this a bit quiet: Wednesday 13th June the 2018 Women's Tour of Britain will start on the Market Hill Framlingham, do a big loop taking in Wickham Market and Ipswich then return to Framlingham before finishing in Southwold.  In 2014 the third stage start in Felixstowe was an easy going and enjoyable affair with the riders enjoying the attention they perhaps don't get in their home countries ... hopefully it'll be the same in Fram.

we 7 Mar
2018

TONIGHT we will be mostly watching The Death of Stalin in the Framlingham Con Club.

su 18 Feb
2018

Odd 'Diverted traffic' sign in Fairfield Road FramlinghamConsidering Fairfield Road Framlingham is closed for two months between Fairfield Crescent and Brick Lane there's more traffic than you might expect at the Fore Street end.  The Diverted traffic sign at the Fore Street junction (and there's a second sign as well) seems oddly unneeded.  Is it to tell the residents of The Knoll and Fairfield Road how to get to Brick Lane?

we 14 Feb
2018
Valentine's Day

Dining & Fuction SuiteThough the Framlingham Barclays' Framlington might be described as viral our 2007 Fuction pic of the adjacent Crown Hotel was only ever mildly infectious.  The sign was for the opening of the converted stables at the rear of the Crown as Reubens.  Round about this time we saw the teenage Ed Sheeran cycle past the historic hotel but not any Ipswich Town footballers.

Crikey!  Is it really five years since the chip van stopped visiting Framlingham?

fr 9 Feb
2018

The Framlingham Crown has a ladies night with cocktails tonight, the last ladies night we recall was ten years ago and a bit of an event ...

tu 23 Jan
2018

Darren and Gosia with the old electricsThe temporary traffic lights in Station Road Framlingham promised for yesterday haven't appeared but there's road digging on the Market Hill.  The elderly dodgy power points for the market are being replaced with galvanised new arrangements.  Fishmonger and market supervisor Darren Smith says they are a big improvement and we'd guess safer.

sa 13 Jan
2018

Ah, when the College Road Framlingham closure hopefully finishes at the end of next week it'll be followed by five to six weeks of traffic lights but it's alright because Persimmon Homes sent out some letters ... we didn't get one.

fr12 Jan
2018

Upcoming two month road closure in Fairfield Road FramlinghamAnother bloody road closure in Framlingham!  To improve Fairfield Road it will be closed for two months starting ominously on Friday 13th February.  It's not the Framlingham we used to know.

mo 8 Jan
2018

College Road closure by Mount PleasantThere are temporary traffic lights in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham, so far for no apparent reason.  The two week road closure of College Road by Mount Pleasant for sewer works has not surprisingly caused traffic in Brook Lane but the school crossing lady is still turning out, as she says there are still vehicles that haven't noticed that the road is closed.  Thankfully the temporary lights in Fairfield Road don't arrive until the end of the month.

mo 1 Jan
2018

Happy New Year and the Framlingham Co-op is open until 9pm tonight but effectively has been stripped of bread.  At 4pm there were just a handful of speciality loaves left .... just like old times eh?

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