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tu 18 Feb

Shelves of toys in Bridges and GarrardWhen what is now Carley Hill Hair and Framlingham Travel was Carley & Webb it had a small but enjoyable toy department.  Shortly after C&W changed hands maybe 15 years ago we saw a supermarket trolley of toys being pushed away from from the shop.  What goes round comes round and Bridges and Garrard are filling the retail gap.

Pancake Day next Tuesday ...

mo 17 Feb

Welly Wednesday 19 FebruarySt Elizabeth Hospice's next event is Welly Wednesday in Christchurch Park Ipswich this Wednesday.  It's a 2.5km sponsored walk with inflatable obstacles and welly wanging.

su 16 Feb

Past astonishers have their own page.

sa 15 Feb

Roller derby crawlRoller derby is a young sport so there's always a new way to interpret the rules.  We recall a downed skater having three seconds (a bit mean eh?) to get up but we can't find it in the current WFTDA rules.

fr 14 Feb
Valentine's Day

Volunteer at the Red HouseWe have visited (after an hiccup) Benjamin Britten's Red House just outside Aldeburgh and it's a beautiful location at the end of an unmade road.  The Red House is looking for volunteers and the garden alone would be an attraction.  Email: volunteering@brittenpears.org  Tel: 01728 451700

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th 13 Feb

Are We Good AncestorsThe Are We Good Ancestors? show at the Aldeburgh Gallery opens today and runs until Wednesday the 19th.

Licensing a pic on Alamy cheers the day and 2019 was our most cheerful ever. nearthecoast at Alamy

we 12 Feb

Bawdsey Radar TrustSuffolk Small Museum of the Year the Bawdsey Radar Trust is looking for two paid interns for six month placements.

I advertised with nearthecoast and it unblocked our downstairs looVery pleased that the very pleasant fishmonger Darren Smith has renewed his ad on here.  The next available ad slot is Thursday 27 February.  Tell the world about yourself for two months and £9.95 ... ads explained here.

tu 11 Feb

We've renamed the roller derby section rolling to make it more inclusive.

mo 10 Feb

Suffolk Wildlife's Wild Tots for 1-4 year olds starts at the end of the month and Foxburrow Farm Melton.

Kent Falcons 00-17 Essex BladesYesterday's Kent Falcons 00-17 Essex Blades was really worked over by Storm Ciara (our trousers and underpants were still soaked through when we got back ... more here

su 9 Feb

 JOB(S)  Slightly confusing job ad for Felixstowe docks but what is clear circa £30k pa including bonus and shift pay.

Storm Ciara (not Clara) has closed the Orwell Bridge we think 3:00am-06:00pm.

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sa 8 Feb

Suffragettes at the 1909 Women's ExhibitionThe big hats and nipped in waists of suffragettes at the 1909 Women's Exhibtion in the Princes Rink Knightsbridge.  Princes was the second largest rectangular rink in Britain making it a venue for ice hockey.

 WANTED  A graphic designer to be paid for designing a Bauhaus style poster.

fr 7 Feb

House sales quiet, well it's that time of year. Make us your home page

th 6 Feb

Now would be a good time to make us your home page. Make us your home page

Alan Smethurst  1927-2000The twice monthly(ish) digest is emailing out today to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click the Singing Postman to go on the list.

Moggy Photographer - 07932 392877Very flattered that our new advertiser/supporter is photographer Moggy who has an highly impressive portfolio of clients.  Next available ad slot is 27 February, tell the world about yourself for two months and £9.95  ... ads explained here.

Worth seeing the BIG pic in this tweet to get the laugh.

A biting East Anglian wind Sunday at Bury Saints' practice Sunday but ... more here

we 5 Feb

Worried too many people might turn up at your coffee morning?  Garden fete?  Swingers' party?  Don't do promotion on nearthecoast then.

tu 4 Feb

nearthecoast on AlamyLife Skills 28:  When in a shop run by posh people don't get your money out too soon, they'll keep you waiting before they take it ... it's something to do with the sordid nature of coin.

9am-2pm 29 February Knodishall Brownies are holding a table sale in the village hall with profits to the hall.  Tables are £10, phone Brown Owl Jo Mayhew on 01728 831748.

mo 3 Feb

Yesterday in Cambridge visitors the Cambs Pythons failed a field goal and the ARU Rhinos ran in a td but it was called back, probably for holding ... it's ... more here

Suffolk Roller Derby recreating old time derby fun in 2018 and Ipswich.

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