... a bit Suffolk
mo 27 Jan
Similarly to last summer's Wickham Market charity shop clear out special of ten dvds for a pound Southwold Library Sunday afternoon has a bagful of books for three quid, bring your own bag.
fr 24 Aug
The second Lomax Antique Fair in Southwold this year started today at St Felix School and runs until Sunday 11am-5pm.
tu 12 Jun
Expect delays and parking difficulties when the Women's Tour of Britain starts in Framlingham tomorrow (we enjoyed the 2014 stage start in Felixstowe), takes a turn around near the coast, returns to Framlingham and then goes on to finish in Southwold.
mo 2 Apr
This Sunday it's the queen of the classics the 115th edition of Paris-Roubaix. The bike race is characterised by sections of evil cobbles, we've driven over some and they are nasty. Known as The Hell of the North not for the cobbles but because of the destruction the race past through after the first world war. Recently there's been 12 years of dry dustiness so perhaps a wet muddy one is due. If you want to ride the 75 mile Southwold Roubaix Sunday you need to get your entry in by Thursday.
we 16 Nov
Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas shows together. In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir. The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.
th 11 Feb
The Aviva Women's Tour is returning to coastal Suffolk this summer for the third time. In 2014 it was a start in Felixstowe, an eventful 2015 finish in Aldeburgh and as it seems to be toggling between stage starts and arrivals a stage one departure in Southwold this June.
sa 25 Jul
A boy's day out next weekend, especially if the weather's like today's, is the Southwold Model Railway Exhibition. Attractions include a layout of a port somewhere on the south coast preparing for D-Day and live-steam train and traction engine rides.
su 5 Apr
♫ The year is a moveable feast apparently for The 1911/14/15/22 Ragtime Band and is Mr Pastry on banjo, Mr Rehahn on sousaphone and Mr Swervy on saxophone. They will be playing Southwold Pier (about two thirds the way down) 11am to 3pm tomorrow weather permitting.
fr 2 Jan
New year's eve in Southwold a 70 year old man was assaulted by a man in his twenties ... Southwold?!
tu 2 Dec
Saturday we went to Halesworth to see Daddy Christmas arrive but had time to visit Hippy Jo in her shop of two years now. Daddy C arrived by the simple process of walking out of the library and then processing along the Thoroughfare led by the very excellent Southwold and Reydon Drum Corp which as well as festive lighting had some real tinys. Before all that there was a great moment when the two mascots spotted each other and embraced.
tu 26 Aug
Next month and for what remains of this month golf clubs across near the coast are offering four week courses for £20, there's one starting today at Ufford and upcoming at Woodbridge, Stonham Barns and Southwold.
sa 19 Jul
Fish's ashes were scattered on the River Blyth at Southwold on Tuesday 15 July.
tu 23 Jul
The weekend after next it's the 25th Southwold model railway exhibition with some twenty layouts in gauges Z to 1 plus live steam train and traction engine rides ... a perfect boys' day out ... except it's also the European skateboard slalom championships in a large town near Chelmsford ... mmm ...
su 5 Aug
After a collision last night on the A12 near Saxmundham a man from near Southwold has been arrested ... sounds hairy.
th 2 Aug
More to look at this weekend includes the Southwold Model Railway Exhibition at St Felix School Saturday and Sunday, The Dark Knight Rises (Lady KRJ thinks it's a bit long) starts a week's run at the Aldeburgh Cinema tomorrow with a 10 minute intro talk in the evening and Farmers' Market Saturday at the Snape Maltings.
mo 20 Feb
A Framlingham house was broken into Saturday afternoon and tools were stolen from a fishing boat on the shore at Southwold.
th 29 Dec
Blocks and dead eyes stolen from a 1892 gaff cutter racing boat being restored in Southwold.
mo 7 Nov
Two shotguns burgled in Southwold, last night in Woodbridge several hundred pounds of cash burgled and this morning a ladies ring found in a toilet. In Melton and Tunstall bags of clothing for the charity Sense pinched last week.
we 23 Mar
A FREE posh telly in the Cretingham area (well it would be wouldn't it?) and what sounds like a posh bloke (dressed for shooting and two Labs) acting like a hoody in Southwold.
Damien Payton isn't so much gamekeeper turned poacher as gamekeeper turned grocer. His Village Grocer van takes a week to visit villages between Felixstowe and Southwold and then starts again. Despite the chilling and insistent rain yesterday he was parked up on that corner in Walpole where there used to be a pub and his fruit and veg looked in good shape.
tu 21 Dec
we 18 Aug
A handbag was blatantly stolen from a shop in Trinity Street Southwold yesterday.
fr 4 Jun
tu 9 Feb
An 18 inch puffin stolen in Southwold.
fr 29 Jan
The Lib Dems have chosen local girl (brought up in Walberswick, educated in Framlingham, Halesworth and Southwold) Daisy Cooper for the futile task of contesting John Gummer's seat ... maybe if she promised to re-legalise hunting?
mo 13 Apr
Southwold's out of money ... they must get their cash dispensers from the same place the co-op does.
tu 3 Mar
Police in Southwold looking for a missing teenager have found a body.