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su 9 mr 14

Crack Street car park Stackton TresselThere's an area bounded by Wickham Market, Debenham and Halesworth known near the coast as the Wickden Triangle within which either something in the water or incipient dementia prompts bizarre council behaviour such as this sign in the Stackton Tressel Crack Street car park.

we 5 mr 14

An Internet safety evening at Alde Vally High School Leiston tomorrow evening.

mo 10 fe 14

The next Wickham Market flower club meeting is Thursday fortnight the 27th.  Somewhat sooner the Woodbridge safer neighbourhood team is meeting Thursday in the Wickham village hall.

th 9 ja 14

Woodbridge police station are holding a watch found in Wickham Market.

th 5 de 13

Wickham Market flower clubAfter the dem by Avril Hill at last month's Wickham Market flower club meeting there was Christmas punch and mince pies, they know how to live in Wickham.  Next meeting Thursday 23 January.

th 21 no 13

Beer and Cider Festival♫ There's a daily live band at each of the three day beer and cider festival in the Wickham Market village this weekend, not clear whether it's free entry.

mo 21 oc 13Trafalgar Day

Framlingham camera club - pic by Colin HardyA copious report by Mandy Pryke bulletin board of Wickham Market flower club's activities, Framlingham camera club's workshops continue next month and today it's Trafalgar Day all over near the coast.

tu 15 oc 13

If this year's Wickham Market Summer Extravaganza is a marker then this coming Saturday's Oktoberfest with sausages specially made by Revetts should be a steamer.

we 2 oc 13

Brundish cinema starts it's new season tomorrow week with Arbitrage starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and yet another Brit playing an American Tim Roth, and the police are taking no further action over the fire at the Wickham Market George earlier this year.

tu 1 oc 13

The part time gardener has been acquired in a village between Wickham Market and Woodbridge, kind words about the Framlingham White Horse and interesting times at the Stonham Barns heavy horse day.

fr 20 se 13

We've now got a Twitter tab on our Facebook page and what was Sweet Dreams on the corner of Broad Road in Wickham Market is going to be a hospice shop.

we 31 jl 13

PCSO Sallyanna Chatten-Berry in 2008Police Community Support Officer Sallyanna Chatten-Berry (what a great name) will be meeting and greeting at the far end of the Wickham Market co-op by the free coffee machine 10:30am-12pm Saturday.

su 16 jn 13Father's Day - pic contributed by R Magritte

Belly dancer in Wickham MarketYesterday's Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza (rolls of the tongue doesn't it?) was just so much fun, loads going on with judo, Police dress upbelly dancing, the cops had a dress up pile, the traditional queue for burgers and ice cream and how they got the Red Arrows to fly past (very slightly out of formation - it's the cuts you know)!  Already looking forward to next year's.

fr 14 jn 13

A young samba school in FramlinghamBlimey!  Tomorrow's Wickham Market Primary School Summer Extravaganza includes a samba school, belly dancing, cricket and henna tattoos!  We'll be there early snapping before moving on to do the same at the cycling festival on the Kingston Field in Woodbridge.

tu 11 jn 13

Love your co-opArriving back near the coast yesterday we did our shopping in the Wickham Market co-op ... it was so calm and unhurried compared with the Hackney Tescos near Chelmsford ... ahhhh (we thought) nice to be back ... on the back road to Easton we dodged two hatchbacked mums with hectic lifestyles and a flying post van ... Suffolk eh? (we thought).

sa 25 my 13

Looks like the Wickham Market George will be out of play for some time after that fire so no pub in the town, the old co-op is still TO LET as is Sweet Dreams on the corner of Broad Road and what was Seagers the hardware shop looks very sorry for itself with a net curtain in the window ... but still a chip shop, a cafe, two restaurants and the post office has an outside hole in the wall for cash which it never did when we lived there.

tu 30 ap 13

13,000+ visitors in AprilA whole bunch of fishing gear stolen in Benhall (that's at least two Benhall burglaries this month), we've had 13,000+ visitors this month which would have been an all time record in February and Blimey!  They have cocktails afterwards at the Wickham Market flower club!!

fr 19 ap 13

Man arrested on suspicion of yesterday's fire at the Wickham George.

we 3 ap 13

In the middle of last century the junction at the top of Fore and Castle Streets in Framlingham looked different, the station didn't have any broken windows and still the fire buckets in place despite grass growing where the track had been.  Mind you Wickham Market looked pretty much the same though the carnival was still happening despite the A12 passing through the village.

we 13 mr 13

Andy Davey reports last weekend's school fund raiser in Wickham Market made £700 ... impressive.

tu 12 mr 13

♫Choice of two choral concerts this Saturday, the Suffolk Singers at All Saints in Wickham Market and Phoenix in St Mike's Framlingham.

th 7 mr 13

Residential Rock♫ This Saturday there's a two band school trip fundraiser in the Wickham Market village hall with childre0n FREE and included paella there's continental for you and the same evening there's a concert of music and poetry with canapés and wine in St Mike's Framlingham.

fr 28 de 12

A second reason for not stopping in Wickham Market (the first is the sterile new Co-op, nowhere as tempting as the cute and much smaller older one) is Seagers the hardware shop has closed.

th 13 de 12

The Earl Soham war memorial in the 1950s?, Framlingham Market Hill definitely

Earl Soham war memorial  Framlingham Market Hill 1951  Thorpeness water tower and windmill  Wickham Market water pump

in the 1950s, the Thorpeness House in the Clouds with a windmill next to it and Wickham Market Hill with a water pump.

tu 18 se 12

1937 LNER price listThis LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) price list shows that surprisingly (to us) in 1937 Wickham Market had markets on Mondays and Saturdays (return third class ticket from Darsham 1/6d, that's 7.5p).  Rather less surprisingly a return ticket Wilby-Ipswich (markets Tuesdays and Saturdays then in Ipswich) was just over four shillings but still a little surprising that somewhere as small as Wilby ever had a station.

sa 14 jl 12
Bastille Day

Junior Imperial League Framlingham 1962 British Rail leaflet Wickham Market post office Queen's Head Dennington

Christmas 1931 in Framlingham, rambling near the coast in 1963, the Wickham Market post office from a time when the post arrived in the morning and the Queen's Head Dennington.

th 12 jl 12

Wickham Market co-op TO LETThe new co-op in Wickham Market must be on the way as the old one is being offered TO LET Community Use Would Be Considered ... dear old co-op/rubbish old mobile phone camera.

we 27 jn 12

Stolen in Wickham MarketA pretty classy racing bike was stolen in Wickham Market last month.

tu 19 jn 12

Wickham Market 1907 Hacheston school pre-1920 Castle Street Framlingham Riverside Framlingham 1920

Wickham Market in 1907, Hacheston school pre-1920 and Framlingham Riverside and Castle Street.

mo 21 my 12

Pathfinder Guide to Suffolk Walks FOUND yesterday and lightning strikes twice in Wickham Market with more cigarettes stolen last week.

tu  8 my 12

Early yesterday a stolen car was set alight in Little Glemham after being used to steal cigarettes in Wickham Market.

we 2 my 12

Yesterday a Tunstall dog walker's handbag stolen, a motor fiddler at it in Wickham Market and an iPod found in Woodbridge.

we 21 de 11

The Teapot Tearooms (that's the new one) in Wickham Market must have the poshest toilet in nearthecoast.

th 8 de 11

Merry bloody Christmas!Christmas favourites and a premiere at All Saints Wickham Market by the Suffolk Singers Saturday night.

su 4 de 11

24 year old Perry Frost has been missing from the family homePerry Frost in Kettleburgh since the early hours of this morning.  He is driving a black Honda Civic.

Well he didn't get far, found by police near Wickham Market this afternoon.

th 1 de 11

The Wickham Market co-opIn Wickham Market what was once a Vauxhall dealership is now the new co-op coming along a pace and what was once the pet shop is now a cafe, run we're told by the people who used to run the other cafe.

tu 15 no 11

Hacheston post office in 1904, Earl Soham by the church, Wickham

Hacheston Post Office 1904 Earl Soham near the church Wickham Market 1908-1909 John Self advertising card

Market football team 1908-1909 and a John Self advertising card from around the turn of last century.

th 28 jl 11

In Wickham Market the fish and chip restaurant, confusingly in the front of the No, you go down the side to get chips chippy, is now a bookshop and the B1438 (what used to be the A12) is closed on the north side of the square so buses have to go down Broad Road ... gets interesting at the hairpin right turn into Border Cot Lane.

tu  21 jn 11Summer Solstice - the longest day

In all three cars had their paintwork scratched in Wickham Market Sunday and Monday ... come to think of it two cars were keyed and had their tyres slashed in Ufford early on Friday.

we 4 my 11

Some old Earl Soham, Framlingham and Wickham Market postcards on our FaceBook page.

tu 22 mr 11

Jewellery and euros stolen in Woodbridge, a Fabergé egg burgled in Wickham Market and what could be dogknapping in Badingham.

we 9 mr 11

Libra in Wickham Market closed in 2009 after serving the town for twelveLibra in Wickham Market years, we can just about remember it being something else before that ... Magpie?  Owner Jane Hughes has sent a memoir of those 12 years, perhaps it's a warning to others that she thinks pay parking was probably the final straw.

sa 29 ja 11

Steve Smedley at Leiston LibraryBraving the cold, and it was cold outside Leiston Library this morning, Steve Smedley was leafleting borrowers to remind them about next Saturday's demo outside the library and that unless something gets sorted the library along with another 28 including Aldeburgh, Debenham, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Stradbroke and Wickham Market will close.

th 28 oc 10

yellow lines in Wickham MarketDon't know if the yellow liners lunched overly well but by the post office in Wickham Market they've wandered out towards the middle of the  road ... they've reprised the theme by the bus stop.

th 15 jl 10St Swithin's Day

This Saturday a FREE Day Out in Laxfield, a ceilidh in Wickham Market, Music from Baroque to Broadway in Brundish and for this weekend a special Eastern Angle's offer for Peppery Prod fans.

tu 15 jn 10

Has the Wickham Market chippie got a new owner or just a new name?

th 1 ap 10

Wickham Market 1905Roundabout 1995 the pillarbox in the Wickham Market post office's car park moved from the far side to sensibly by the post office entrance.  We were told the box had been on the other side because the house on that side had been the post office.  This card posted in 1905 shows that at the beginning of the 20th century the PO was opposite The George.

sa 6 fe 10

Fire crews from Framlingham and Woodbridge attended a man trapped in his crashed car on the northbound A12 near Wickham Market last night.

mo 7 de 09

The demolished garage in Wickham Market

If the demolished garage (a Vauxhall dealership as we recall) in Wickham Market is going to be a Co-op then presumably it will have parking which would be nice.

tu 6 oc 09

In Wickham Market unpleasantly a boy has his bike stolen.

we 22 jl 09

Carley and Webb's in Framlingham has got a dividing wall down the middle and what looks like new toilets, and what was Pelham Pink in Wickham Market has got the builders in too.

tu 21 jl 09

Hachfest is the weekend after next and you can get tickets in Felixstowe, Framlingham, Wickham Market and Ipswich.

fr 17 jl 09

Frock shop Libra in Wickham has closed.  Libra in Wickham Market

we 24 jn 09

With members from Leiston, Sweffling, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Beccles, Snape and Kelsale the Leiston Writing Group meets all round near the coast.

we 20 my 09

What was Pelham Pink in Wickham MarketThere's been some shopping changes in Wickham Market; what was interior design Catherine Hadden (latterly opening weekends only) is now gifty shop miss.chief and Pelham Pink, which shut some time early this year, will have the dentists next door moving in from their present minute surgery.

su 3 my 09

At the end of last month police in Wickham Market confiscated a motorbike because it was being used anti-socially.

we 18 mr 09

The ladies of the Wickham Market Legion have organised an everybody welcome bingo for tomorrow night.

fr 30 ja 09

Activity at what was the garage in Wickham Market.

su 25 ja 09

Is the Co-op in Wickham Market going to move to the old garage site?

we 24 de 08

The police are treating two fires early yesterday morning in Wickham Market as arson.

th 6 no 081942  The Church of England ended its rule obliging women to wear hats in church

A shotgun and cartridges were taken in a Wickham Market house burglary this morning and a teenage girl was accosted in Framlingham last night.

tu 14 oc 08

Burglary on the Wickham Market industrial estate Thursday night.

tu 17 jn 081860  Brunel's ship The Great Eastern began her maiden voyage

Pink Sky CyclingHere's a new one, Pink Sky Cycling is a business offering relaxed and informal cycling tours for women only and usually centred on Wickham Market.  Pink can supply the bike, helmet, dayglo, snack ...

th 29 my 081950  The first episode of The Archers broadcast

The Wickham Market Resource Centre Wickham Market Resource Centreis not  as difficult to find as Radio Suffolk but it is a bit hidden away.  We went there for a retinal scan yesterday and discovered it's a pleasantly straight forward, clean building with disabled access and a library stuffed with books, PCs, DVDs and talking books.  The library is about eight times the size it was when in that flint stone shed across the road that is now the vets ... but it still doesn't seem to open that much.

we 30 ap 08

AkenfieldThe historic Harwich Electric Palace Cinema is a bit of a trek but worth the effort and at the end of next month it's showing Peter Hall's Akenfield.  Made in 1974 the film was shot on location in villages west of Wickham Market and using local people as the cast.

we 9 ap 08

Pay and Display comes to Wickham Market Pay and Display has arrived in the Wickham Market car park at a very reasonable £100 for 2-4 hours (we're not kidding) and yet the toilets are still locked!  It might be a warning that like the Wickham car park both the Elms and Fore Street car parks in Framlingham are run by Suffolk Coastal District Council ...

fr 29 fe 08

 

 

... and from the people who brought you the Saxmundham-Aldeburgh branch line another 24 carat piece, the 1958 Aldeburgh Carnival with a brief glimpse of Wickham Market Junction (yeah, yeah we know it's at Campsea).

tu 26 fe 08

What pond life!  Chocolate has been stolen in Wickham Market!!

fr 23 no 07

Cake bought in Wickham MarketWhen we were in Wickham Market last Saturday the car park toilets might have been locked but we did buy this cake, not from the bakers but from Seagers the hardware store ... when we were back in Wickham Tuesday the toilets were still locked.

tu 04 se 07

It seems Wickham Market is going the same way as Saxmundham, next to the frock shop and about to open is Catherine Hadden interior design.

tu 31 jl 07

Green beads defying gravityHere's a great freemans from the Wickham Market dentist.  It's a two minute egg timer to encourage proper teeth cleaning by children, but when you turn it upside down instead of sand falling from the top to the bottom the tiny green beads bubble up from the bottom to the top!  To get one we had to lie and say it was for our niece, actually it wasn't lying, she will get it ... eventually.

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