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Suffolk in 2008


su 17 au 08

Chickens for sale in Monk Soham.

tu 6 my 08

A gun (well sort of) stolen in Swilland and swords stolen in Melton.

we 23 ap 08St George's Day

The Darsham garage was broken into Monday night and a load of cigarettes stolen, and a wallet pinched in the Martelsham Tescos turns up in Sudbury.

we 16 ap 08

The stolen 15C chest tableBlythburgh Church was broken into over the weekend with substantial damage to stained glass and furniture was stolen including this rare 15th century chest table.

fr 14 mr 08

Loaves but no fishes stolen in Otley.

th 13 mr 08

An outburst of stolen quad bikes near the coast and Tuesday night a house burglary and car break-ins in Wenhaston.

th 14 fe 08
Valentine's Day

6:30pm this Sunday there will be an all faiths Taizé style service at St Mary's, Ashfield cum Thorpe.

we 6 fe 08

Cuckoo TeapotThe Eastern Angles take Cuckoo Teapot out on tour next week starting Wednesday and Thursday in Saxmundham .  Over the next three months venues will include Eye, Brandeston, Bredfield, Westleton, Hacheston, Woodbridge and Orford.  Take them in before the blue meanie Arts Council finish them off.

81 year old Alethea "Anita" Nunns was found dead at her home in Wenhaston (it's between Halesworth and Southwold) yesterday.  Police are trying to trace her next of kin.

mo 7 ja 08

On tonight's University Challenge one team contained a student from Grundisburgh and the other team one from Cretingham.

tu 13 no 07

Kasai Masai at Easton Farm Park last monthKasaï Masaï are back in Suffolk on Friday the 23rd at the Rumburgh Hut ... no, we don't know where it is either.

su 11 no 07

The Guardian magazine todayNow the media has discovered Ruth Watson she just doesn't know how to keep her gob shut (The Hotel Inspector was about Butley Priory recently).  We don't want everyone to know about Coastal Suffolk Ruth!


The Mechanical Music Museum in Cotton is a cracking day out though the museum

Rock'n Roll mayhem in Cotton last night

only opens Sundays during the summer.  Cotton is a village the other side of the A140 and there was a somewhat different musical experience there last night.

fr 22 jn 07

High Road, Swilland at about 3pm Wednesday 20.06.07 a rear garden was entered and discarded copper piping stolen.  The offender, disturbed by a witness, dropped the piping in his hands, apologised and made off on a bicycle towards the church.  A car in the road had to swerve to avoid hitting him.  The offender is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 6' tall, slim build, with wavy mid brown hair, wearing casual clothing and carrying a pale blue holdall with copper piping in it.  Police are keen to trace the driver of the car who had to swerve as they could assist the investigation. Calls in relation to this incident should be made to PC Victoria Gilmore at Woodbridge Police Station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

A glass jar containing a small amount of change was stolen from a stall selling farm and homemade produce at the front of a home in Swilland between 5am and 9am on Monday 11 June.  A motorbike was heard in the area around this time and police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call PC 1491 Wheddon at Woodbridge Police on 01473 613500.

fr 9 se 05

Doophus the town catSlightly miffed because because it's our pic of the pussy and the Diss Express didn't credit us ... the sordid matter of coin was not mentioned of course.

we 8 jn 05

Diss ExpressWe were rather pleased with our Framlingham Gala pics but were still a little surprised when the Diss Express asked if they could use some of them ... the sordid matter of coin was not mentioned of course.

tu 12 ap 05

Rumburgh Buck  des' dinners 49

Despite closed roads, unpleasant noises from the brakes and not actually knowing where the pub is Goddess Steph, Max andOne of the two bars at The Buck NaTCH did make it, if rather late, for our fifth anniversary.  The barmaid told us Steph A Bit Posh To Be A Builder had been in earlier and someone with curly hair, a moustache and beard who was meeting someone had left.  Actually maybe he didn't have a moustache and beard.  Apologies if you were meeting us.  Adnams, the unimpressive Adnams Explorer, and Mauldon's Wherry available; Everard's Perfick actually drunk and enjoyed.  Conversation included doggy discussions with Pekinese owners at the next table and a new role for the Goddess in a black cocktail dress as The Greeter at The Station.  AfARs from Spadge (in Nottingham), David (work), and Richard (just back from the Frankfurt MusicMesse)  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

tu 13 my 03

Bradfield St George Fox & Hounds  des' dinners 36

des' dinners bore a striking resemblance to a rowdy Sunday school outing as Goddess Steph, Matt, John B & Spadge piled into NaTCH's car to travel through thundery downpours to Neil's new pub.  NaTCH had thought it would be nice if our visit were a surprise so of course Sally and Mia Louise were in Framlingham and Neil was cooking, but Neil did join us after serving some excellent food including beef and tomato curry.  The two beers on offer were 4.3% Grumblings(?) from a Hertfordshire brewery and something even stronger.  (The two racked cooking bitters hadn't cleared yet.)  Conversation included pop star Broccoli Spears and why nobody won the mini-hifi in the raffle.  (first visit  subsequent lunch  previous lunch)

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