... a bit Suffolk
we 2 Jan
It must be well over a decade since we saw an Eastern Angles Christmas show and we don't recall the now available free parking at the rear of the Ipswich theatre but it's still a small cast working their socks off. Saturday it was five actors who had Fenland Screamers tightly polished prompting laughter and applause from the audience. We got to be part of a rope bridge and had an actor sit on our lap ... unfortunately not one of the ladies. The show continues this month including a run at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge.
su 16 Dec
Yesterday's matinee performance of The Scarlet Pipistrelle at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge had dancing, singing, joking, lovely ladies and plot. The audience attempted to clap the Brexit joke and we particularly enjoyed the sausage puns, great stuff! Common Ground Theatre tour the show around near the coast with tomorrow at the John Peel Centre Stowmarket for three days and then on the road running into the new year.
th 6 Dec
The Shell garage on the Ipswich bound carriageway of the Woodbridge bypass has been flattened. Rumour has the rebuild will have a Waitrose which doesn't seem impossible.
Just the building at the pleasant Co-op garage on the A1120 by Stowupland has been flattened but the garage is still functioning from what looks like a Portakabin.
th 1 Nov
The passing lorry driver who in April destroyed the metalwork hanging off the Bell and Steelyard Woodbridge has been given seven points and ordered to pay £683. Hope his insurance covers the at least £10,000 to fix it which judging by the scaffolding outside we're quite prepared to believe.
we 31 Oct
Suffolk Singers workshop this Sunday at Woodbridge School.
mo 29 Oct
In Woodbridge today we discovered there's a Mountain Warehouse in the Thoroughfare, the charity shops are schizophrenic about DVDs with prices varying between £1 and £2.95 and we saw a mature lady with a shopping bag decorated with Jack Vettriano's Singing Butler.
sa 22 Sep
The seventh Shuck Festival in Woodbridge today and tomorrow and a bit windy in Framlingham yesterday.
fr 21 Sep
Tonight is the penultimate in a a four day run by the Deben Players of the musical comedy Nunsense at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge. The Convent of Little Sisters of Hoboken present wonderful songs and madcap dance routines.
fr 7 Sep
♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.
we 5 Sep
House sales active in Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge and surprisingly Laxfield.
fr 17 Aug
A forged £20 note in Beccles Tuesday and more in Woodbridge earlier in the month.
fr 6 Jul
Tomorrow there's two performances in the Seckford Theatre (that's the one in Woodbridge School) of the pantomime Rumplestiltskin by the Deben Players Juniors.
Here's a new one (to us at least) Splat Quack Go Suffolk's Muddiest Mud Run. superficially a Woodbridge happening tomorrow but in fact just outside Hollesley ... entries accepted on the day and it sounds a teensie bit like those Zombie Evacuations.
mo 16 Apr
♫ Free entry to the lunchtime recital by The Beech Duo in Woodbridge library tomorrow. Classical duets for guitar and violin by Paganini, Piazzolla, Carulli and others.
tu 10 Apr
Something large appears to have bumped into the Woodbridge Bell and Steelyard.
su 1 Apr
In the Woodbridge hardware shop the man in front was being served ... well having a nice chat actually. Indications were made the conversation was ending when the phone started to ring. Beggar we thought Now we'll have to wait for that to be answered but no, the proprietor ignored it and served us ... sometimes you win eh?
Disappointing charity DVD shopping in Woodbridge the other week not helped by the Salvation Army shop gone. Tragically the Georgian Coffee House has closed, perhaps not helped by a car crashing in to it earlier in the year.
sa 20 Jan
♫ The Suffolk Singers fifth fundraising concert tonight in Woodbridge is in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Directed by the vivacious Claire Weston a varied programme of easy-listening with informal table seating and a ploughman’s supper it unusually as of Tuesday hadn't sold out.
fr 1 Dec
Theft and damage at Seckford Golf Club Woodbridge when Monday batteries were stolen from six golf buggies.
we 8 Nov
A coastal rowing club is forming in Woodbridge next year ... now that would involve gigs?
we 1 Nov
JOBS Wanted a Groundcare and Hire Salesperson in Framlingham and in Woodbridge a Workshop Manager for Bronzework a small firm making bespoke metalwork.
we 4 Oct
House sales continued to sparkle in Woodbridge during the summer ... or maybe it's just a large town by the standards of near the coast.
we 26 Jul
Laying new track will close the Ipswich-Halesworth rail service for nine days from this Saturday the 29th and the Ipswich-Felixstowe for the next two weekends. Ipswich-Halesworth stations affected include Woodbridge, Wickham Market and Saxmundham, there will be replacement bus services for both lines.
su 9 Apr
♫ A mature Punk/New wave band in the Woodbridge/Framlingham/Ipswich axis is looking for a singer, they promise not to take requests.
sa 18 Mar
Unfolding Enlightenment's Mind Body and Soul today in Woodbridge.
fr 20 Jan
SOLD OUT Tomorrow evening in the Woodbridge Community Centre the Suffolk Singers present a concert to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Informal seating with a light supper plus jazz from The Jam Sandwiches.
th 1 Dec
The Woodbridge Shufflers' cross country this Sunday at Sutton.
mo 7 Nov
The Woodbridge School sports hall is LARGE but was needed yesterday afternoon for all the friends and relatives at a Suffolk Police cadet parade. A sea of white shirts but also some dark blue worn by emergency services cadets who seem to be proto fire fighters. PCC Tim Passmore assured the hall that in this atmosphere of cuts funding would continue for the cadets because they are the future ... can't disagree with that.
th 27 Oct
♫ We always had a sneaking regard for Gilbert and Sullivan and Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy turned the regard into open admiration. The Ipswich G&S Soc are performing Pirates of Penzance in the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge (that's the one in Woodbridge school) until Saturday.
th 1 Sep
Chief Constable Gareth Wilson and Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore meeting and greeting in the Woodbridge Thoroughfare 11am-2pm today.
fr 27 May
Speed cameras today in Eye, Kenton, Melton and Woodbridge.
Carl Hammond missing from Woodbridge was found safe yesterday afternoon.
th 26 May
Police are concerned for the well being of 34 year old Carl Hammond missing from Woodbridge since Monday.
su 15 May
That's regrettable, the Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club are no longer holding grass track meetings. A while since we've been but we liked the mud splattered starts and the curiosity that sidecars race clockwise and singles anti-clockwise.
th 31 Mar
Two sheep have died from what appears to be a dog attack near Woodbridge.
sa 19 Mar
sa 6 Feb
we 20 Jan
A military helicopter(s?) was(were?) flying low over Woodbridge and Framlingham this afternoon ... wouldn't be the first time.
sa 16 Jan
JOBS As of today there seem to be care (mostly night) assistants wanted in Eye, Framlingham, Halesworth, Saxmundham and Woodbridge.
tu 12 Jan
Woodbridge + District (+ District a slight improvement on the patronising and surrounding villages) safer neighbourhood team proves it is + District by having an all welcome priority setting meeting tomorrow evening in Wickham Market village hall.
fr 14 Aug
When Bridge Street Framlingham had a police station and Earl Soham had a shop opposite the green, a charming CF Dowsing wedding party, and a LNER organised Colchester-Woodbridge-Halesworth half day out.
On the A12 side of the Woodbridge Wyevale car park is a new to us Mountain Warehouse. They sell clothes and kit for outdoor pursuits, couldn't see any ice axes, lots of low cost own brand stuff ... you get what you pay for.
fr 17 Jul
The mobile police station was in the Woodbridge Wyevale car park today handing out purse chains and a placcy car thing that advises Remove your valuables and gives you somewhere to display your parking receipt. PCSOs Graeme Hawkes and Marie Smith had a steady flow of customers and it's nice to see the police out and about.
sa 13 Jun
Tonight in St Mary's Woodbridge songs, ayres, jigs and jollies from around Europe and across the centuries played and sung with ancient, traditional and modern instruments. ♫
tu 2 Jun
Not surprisingly no remaining free tickets for Friday's lunchtime Radio 3 concert at the Snape Maltings but in the evening and Woodbridge a Friends of the Earth Musical Soirée with party fare, how glamorous and just a pound to get in.
th 28 May
An air rifle, a tv and jewellery stolen in a daytime Woodbridge house burglary Tuesday.
tu 5 May
fr 13 Mar
Another cycle safety day tomorrow in Woodbridge by the skate park where you can get your bike security coded for free ... let's hope it's bit drier than last time ...
we 4 Mar
sa 17 Jan
It tried to snow this morning in Framlingham and by lunchtime it was raining hard enough that the Woodbridge skate park had just two youngsters using it and PCSOs Graeme Hawkes and Marie Smith were being exercised keeping their stock of bike lights and locks dry. Despite this the PCSOs still had customers for security marking and we were disappointed to find the Griffin sport and leather goods shop in the Thoroughfare is closed and looking sorry for itself.
fr 16 Jan
Earlier this week a Land Rover Defender in Wickham Market had a window smashed and items stolen ... bit concerning this crime is being dealt with by PC Gemma Spink at the Felixstowe station, not Woodbridge?
tu 13 Jan
House burglary Saturday in Warene Close off Brook Lane Framlingham and attempted break-ins in Woodbridge Monday and Tuesday.
tu 23 Dec
Sunday Woodbridge Town FC were going to reenact that World War One football match. Free entry and charity buckets for the British Legion but it's been cancelled ... what a pity, we were looking forward to the photo op.
sa 13 Dec
♫ The Suffolk Singers with music director Claire Weston will perform A Prelude to Christmas at St Mary's Church Woodbridge and 7:30pm tonight 13 December. Tickets are £10 (to include refreshments) and can be purchased by calling 01473 635525 or on the door.
fr 14 Nov
Although admission to Sunday's Woodbridge Mind Body Spirit Festival is £3.50/£2.50/£1 there are free goody bags to the first 150 visitors.
th 13 Nov
Armed robbery at a Woodbridge jewelers yesterday.
we 5 Nov
su 2 Nov
We've picked up three new faves on Flickr; Halloween in Aldeburgh, laptop on the line and our easily most viewed pic Hippy Jo. You may remember Jo had a Fairtrade clothing stall on Framlingham, Saxmundham and possibly Woodbridge markets but for over two years now she's had a shop in Halesworth selling Fairtrade clothing.
mo 29 Sep
It's just not the Woodbridge Wyvale and Deben Inns that think it's Christmas already, when we were in Norwich Saturday we saw a banner advertising Festive Lunches. Even more uncomfortable today is last day posting surface mail to Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and New Zealand for Christmas!
th 4 Sep
tu 2 Sep
On the board suffolkbornandbred expresses total disbelief it's already Christmas at the Woodbridge Wyevale and before he's even had his summer hols.
th 28 Aug
Last week a large lump of tools stolen from a Chillesford workshop and a Woodbridge house burglary, a Walberswick caravan set fire to Sunday. and over £2,000 of jewellery burgled in Aldringham yesterday .... quite a crime wave by Suffolk standards.
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.
th 14 Aug
From October you won't get a disc when you renew your road tax and from April 2016 owners will be legally obliged to microchip their doggie chums. In a step towards this the Dogs Trust are offering free chipping 11:00am-3:00pm tomorrow at the Woodbridge King's Head ... that's at the top of the Market Hill.
we 30 Jul
The second coming of the resurrected Woodbridge carnival will parade tomorrow from 12pm followed by events on the very excellent Kingston Field hidden away behind the swimming pool.
th 26 Jun
Throwback Thursday: Six years ago today police made their third appeal about missing 73 year old Woodbridge man Anthony Smith ... it didn't end well.
tu 10 Jun
That Woodbridge ley line is still at it and last week attempted burglaries in Leiston and Sweffling.
mo 9 Jun
Remember there's a ley line or something running through Woodbridge that makes peeps lose rings? It's happened again.
mo 19 May
Yesterday saw a St John Ambulance ambulance with its blues going coming the other way on the A12 near Woodbridge, didn't know they had blues, presumably neither did the car in front of them not getting out of the way.
Next week the inaugural women's Tour of Britain flirts with near the coast twice. Stage 3 Felixstowe-Clacton on Friday passes just south of Woodbridge and the final and fifth stage on Sunday passes to the west of Stowmarket to finish in Bury St Edmunds.
we 23 Apr
A bit Thelwell but also impressive that the riding team from the Woodbridge Abbey prep school qualified for the regional championships at their first attempt.
su 16 Mar
Stephen Cole is in his last year as headmaster at Woodbridge School and as part of the school's continuing and hefty commitment to music a concert of past and present pupils was held in the Snape Maltings' Britten Studio.
th 27 Feb
Pupils of the Woodbridge prep school The Abbey raised over £400 from a fancy dress day and cake sale for the charity Canine Partner. Canine Partner trains dogs to help those with disabilities by picking things off the floor, working switches, pressing buttons and even emptying washing machines.
we 26 Feb
A cased tool set found in Woodbridge Monday.
mo 10 Feb
The next Wickham Market flower club meeting is Thursday fortnight the 27th and here's what happened at January's. Somewhat sooner the Woodbridge safer neighbourhood team is meeting Thursday in the Wickham village hall.
th 30 Jan
A pair of Dr Dre headphones found in Quay Street Woodbridge.
fr 17 Jan
Tomorrow evening the Suffolk Singers present My Spirit Sang All Day in Woodbridge Community Centre, in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust and in memory of Michael Balaam a former chairman of the choir.
UPDATE 1:46pm: SOLD OUT
th 9 Jan
Woodbridge police station is holding a watch found in Wickham Market.