... a bit Suffolk
th 9 Jul
Haggis (who had a car spares shop in part of Fram DIY so he should know) says yesterday's car outside the Woodbridge Angel is a Hillman Super Minx. Despite the front over riders we have to agree because though the bonnet maker's name is unreadable it's clearly seven not six characters . We jumped for a Humber Sceptre because a chum's mother had one ... on reflection it might have been a Singer Vogue. Impressed that one time Thailand resident Haggis is now living in Spain.
we 8 Jul
mo 29 Jun
Set in East Suffolk police whodunit DI Gwen Danbury has no strong sense of place but name checks locals like Orford and Woodbridge. Copper Gwen Danbury is played by the delicious Annette Badland who was so wonderful in Little Voice.
we 6 May
If not a crime wave around near the coast at least a ripple. Last night both Darsham and Framlingham petrol stations were burgled, Friday a quad bike was stolen in the Yoxford area and about the same time two expensive looking bicycles were stolen from a Woodbridge shed.
we 18 Mar
Aldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning. The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year. All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.
th 28 Nov
Tomorrow week in the Woodbridge library one man show A Christmas Carol with complimentary mince pie and beverage... bah humbug eh?
we 30 Oct
In the Woodbridge Thoroughfare after 25 years the Leather and Sheepskin Shop closed in the spring, the Firestation Cafe also closed but more recently and the new to us New Street Market looks very attractive and appears to contain an outpost of the Pump Street Bakery ... they do have a fan club.
th 10 Oct
Usual lazy media patronising shite that anything not metropolitan is cutesy, this time Woodbridge and Framlingham ,.. mind you they managed to show Fram Castle without the sound of recorders and lutes.
mo 7 Oct
th 3 Oct
ArtDog London have a show at ArtSpace in The Thoroughfare Woodbridge running tomorrow until next Wednesday.
su 29 Sep
JOBS Wanted in Framlingham a junior project manager, in Debenham a 14 month contract accounts assistant and in Woodbridge a booking administrator plus at Jewson at a customer service advisor.
th 5 Sep
A Folk & Beer Hootenanny in Woodbridge this weekend though it's not clear whether it's Saturday or Sunday.
sa 31 Aug
Today pretty much all day in Elmhurst Park Woodbridge (that's the rather nice park by the car park at the back of what's now the Co-op supermarket) it's the Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music with zones and Antony's Coffee Pod. ♫
fr 26 Apr
The Woodbridge garage on the A12 getting a makeover is still closed and looks like it will be for a while.
tu 23 Apr
sa 13 Apr
It snowed in Woodbridge this morning and we took shelter in The Tea Hut by the River Deben. The river makes bits of Woodbridge surprisingly boaty.
we 23 Jan
It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-model them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with. Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket. Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!