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tu 28 jn 16

Passing Saturday the hanging baskets were back outside St Mary Wilby.

su 12 jn 16

The two beautifully tended hanging baskets usually at the entrance to St Mary Wilby were not there when we passed by today.

sa 4 jl 15American Independence Day

Like we said everything is happening today 4 July, Wilby school Summer Fayre, Bedfield barn dance, the Rendham fete, the monthly farmers market at the Snape Maltings and Le Tour kicks off with a prologue time trial in Holland.  'Why's it called the Tour of France if it's in Holland?'  'Oh p*ss off!'

th 7 my 15Black Spot Day

10:17am  The Framlingham poll officer is already having to poke ballots in with a ruler, it does matter just bloody VOTE!

Brundish polling station03:23pm  We're hoping to see proxies (when a person nominates someone else to vote for them) of the emergency kind in use in Stradbroke.

06:50pm  Earlier we spoke to prospective parish councillor Richard Pierce-Saunderson outside the Stradbroke poll.  He was about to vote as an emergency proxy on some one else's behalf, we found it exciting.  There was a steady stream in out of the Stradbroke poll, very quiet in Wilby, quiet in Brundish and steady in Dennington.

08:21pm  Queue back to the door in Framlingham polling station.  You have to be in the queue by 10pm to get a ballot paper ... not long to go.

10:19pm  Too late now, Riverside Framlingham.

we 24 de 14

Hoxne Christmas lightsWhen we visited Hoxne three Christmases back to see Vix and the Kix (she does makeWilby Christmas baskets the effort) we were impressed by the public festive lights and if anything they're better this year and a couple of villages away the hanging baskets at St Mary's Wilby are still being tended and have gained seasonal decorations.

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.

tu 3 ja 12

Wilby church tower may have scaffolding but the hanging baskets still look good.

tu 12 jl 11

Wilby church flowersThe parked cars in Wilby Saturday for the school fete showed us that a nice day and a head teacher retiring at the end of term are a good combination ... plus the church had made an effort.

sa 26 mr 11

Ballroom and sequence dancing to live music tonight in the Wilby Coronation Hall.

sa 19 fe 11

Striking how many peeps from Worlingworth, Wilby and other villages in this vid (and a district councillor) all supporting save Stradbroke library.  Public meeting in Straddy community centre 7:30 pm Monday.

su 17 au 08

Bride and groom Matt and Yo

Yolande is the Worlingworth Swan's landlady's daughter so when we were told it was happening in a marquee we assumed at the Swan but that was all in darkness ... a nice lady and her husband in Wilby village hall helped us find Matt and Yo's  wedding reception in a field aYoung lady dancer with Charlotte mile and a bit from Wilby.  Outside the marquee garden flares made the setting striking and the pig roast was getting a good seeing to.  Inside there was a high tech disco Bridesmaid and all out dancerprojecting pics of the dancers, draught Adnams and inevitably much good times (despite the difficulties of high heels on grass) to the straight ahead, good time music of The Outlaws (liked the acapella You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling and the crowd, as they always do to our continued surprise, knew the words.

The Outlaws prompting much dancing

th 8 no 07

Tannington by Charles LaneLandscape photographer Charles Lane will be opening his studio in Wilby 10-5pm Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

th 11 oc 07

Punch Taverns have certainly made an attractive proposition out of the Stradbroke White Hart and it looks like Wilby Village Hall is getting one of those glamorous rooftop terrace cafés ... but then again maybe it isn't.

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