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su 20 Nov

11:30am-04:40pm today open workshops at Bridge Farm, when we last visited we discovered a rural idyll ... pix of today on our Facebook page.

tu 15 Dec

Brandeston on the Market Hill Framlingham today.

fr 20 Nov

Empty Pool by Bob FoyersFramlingham camera club's most recent competition was Abandoned Buildings and we particularly like Bob Foyers' Empty Pool, the three dimensioness of an empty swimming pool is always unexpected.  The club meets at Brandeston village hall and you're always welcome.

fr 3 Apr

House sales around near the coastTwo house sales in Brandeston and February, probably doesn't indicate anything.

sa 6 Dec

Bridge Farm Brandeston Open DayLast time we visited Bridge Farm Brandeston a combination of expecting a mini business park and missing a turning left us bemused and confused as it's an absolutely charming cluster of farm outbuildings.  It's their open day tomorrow 2-5pm and worth the effort.

su 13 Jul

Arabella Marshall glass artistLast Sunday we went to Bridge Farm BrandestonHenrietta Inman pâtissière (seemed rather more Cretingham than Brandeston to us) for Arabella Marshall's open studio.  To call Bridge Farm an industrial unit is a complete misnomer as it's a rural idyll (we drove past it the first time) of small businesses including a carpenter, fitted kitchens, shepherd's huts and last weekend a pop up cafe from Henrietta Inman.

sa 28 Jun

Brandeston summer fete 2:30pm this afternoon at the Queen's and that Framlingham sitcom (no, not the council) will be broadcast in October on BBC4.

th 16 Jan

All things will pass ...Throwback Thursday:  Five years ago today we reported Brandeston Hall pupil Suzie Reid retaining her Suffolk county cross country title.

sa 17 Aug

The Brewer has given us the bad news that the hop farm just outside Sibton Hop harvest Sibton 2006has given up and it might be the last one in Suffolk ... although there could be another at Monewden at least.  Either way we hope the splendidly industrial machinery at Sibton has found a home and the Brewer is modestly confident he can keep the character of his beers with other hops ... and the barley still comes from Brandeston.

tu 23 Apr
St George's Day

Last week a Charsfield garage was broken into and petrol pinched, four chainsaws stolen in Brandeston but just one in Stratford St Andrew; two disc cutters burgled in Melton over the weekend, worryingly three shotguns, two rifles and ammo stolen in Otley yesterday but the good news is a man's Rotary watch was handed in to Woodbridge police station Saturday.

tu 24 Jul

Creation Behind Bars by Cara DuffyFramlingham camera club recently met in Brandeston (rather than the more usual Parham) village hall and used the hall's kit to digitally project the images under discussion.

th 18 Nov

The Brandeston Queens Head is looking for an apprentice and the Debenham co-op an assistant manager.

mo 8 Nov

Poppy AppealThe British Legion needs a poppy organiser to cover Brundish, Brandeston and Dennington next year.

fr 6 Aug

The Brandeston Queen'sThe Brandeston Queen's wants you to know they are on Twitter, you can buy their chutneys in Leo's Deli Framlingham, Grange Farm Shop Hasketon and Procter's Sausages in The Walk Ipswich, and they are looking for a sous chef or chef de partie.

tu 22 Jun

Saturday's Brandeston village fete raised £4,900.

tu 1 Jun

Chef wanted (experienced or otherwise) at the Brandeston Queens Head.

sa 17 Apr

Pond Gallery at the Snape MaltingsTwo new artists (including painter Cyndi Speer)Chloe by Cyndi Speer for the collective who showed at Brandeston in February and now showing at the Snape Malting's Pond Gallery until Wednesday.  Their next show is 20-22 August at the Stratford St Andrew Riverside Centre.

fr 16 Apr

For those with binoculars the Brandeston village fete will be 19th June, might start at 2:30pm and is definitely having a beer festival.

su 21 Feb

Neil Innes at Brandeston vilage hall - pic by Amanda FrostEx-Bonzo and the seventh Python Neil Innes played Brandeston village hall last night reportedly trying out material for North America.

sa 6 Feb

We arrived a little early at Brandeston village hall, a very attractive airy space but invisible from the road in last night's pitch black, as setting up

Setting up the for the show in Brandeston VH

was just finishing.  A good crowd soon arrived for the private view of photography and art, we particularly like the paintings to the right as you enter the hall ... yeah, a proper journalist would have got the artist's name.  The show continues all this weekend.

we 25 Nov

L-R Jolyon Summers, Hugo Fairbanks-Weston, Roman Engelbrecht and Callum AnthonyFour more Brandeston Hall rugbyists have been selected to play for a Prep Schools Barbarians team.  With the passage of time not surprisingly four different lads from 2007.

we 14 Oct

Brandeston Hall U9 Hockey Team ~ pic contributedBrandeston Hall Boys Under 9 hockey team won their championship at the recent preparatory schools championships held at the Hall.  Pretty obvious why Oliver Scovell's the goalie, tall lad ...

sa 29 Aug

Gwen Randall's last gig as retiring Framlingham College head was to open the Royal British Legion art show at Brandeston Hall yesterday.  We arrived a few minutes late and there was such a good turn out we couldn't get in to hear the justafewwords; then we were so busy snapping people we didn't really take in the show ... but did soak up that it's very broad in flavour and exciting much appreciation in the viewers.  The show runs all this bank holiday weekend.

lady at British Legion art show New Fam College head Paul Taylor with Lady Tollemache Smiling man at British Legion art show

su 23 Aug

Brandeston's historical associations include resident John Lowes (1572–1646) who was found guilty by the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins and hanged at Bury St Edmunds; Lady Jane Turnbull died in Brandeston in 1991and has a memorial candlestick in the church, and Sir Ghillian Tolmie Prance curator of Kew Gardens 1988-1999 was born in Brandeston in 1937.

fr 31 Jul

A History of Brandeston Hall sold out at the Framlingham Bookshop but is in stock again.

we 15 Jul
St Swithin's Day

Norman Porter presents "History of Brandeston Hall" to David MasonOn the left author Norman Porter presents a copy of his new book A History of Brandeston Hall to David Mason president of the old boys society.

we 18 Mar

Visiting 8 year old goalieGreat to see last week such committed running about at Brandeston Hall.  Some nine local schools competed in an under nines hockey and mini-rugby (10 mins each way, no kicking (of either ball or opponent), three man scrum that mustn't push) tournament.  Sensibly widespread wearing of gum shields, surprisingly rowdy touchline support from rugby mums, touchline heckling from coaches Xavier, how many times have we practiced that?  What's the point of hanging two yards off? and the Brandeston girlies won the hockey!

Excellent dummy being sold

we11 Mar

Dancers in period costume at Brandeston Hall - pic contributedThe Hangar Dance last month celebrating Brandeston Hall's 60th anniversary raised over £600 for the charity Help For Heroes.

fr 16 Jan

Suffolk U13 cross country champion Suzie ReidBrandeston Hall pupil Suzie Reid has retained her Suffolk county cross country title and will be competing in the national championship in March.  Whilst we're getting all muddy it should be the Fram Flyers cross country round Framlingham Castle this Sunday morning.

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