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th 13 Aug

Kandice by Jenny Sampson (detail)A tintype was a mid 1800s photo process which makes just one positive and usually mirror image.  Popular as it could be processed quickly, a sort of Victorian Polaroid.  The subject's participation is needed for the long exposures suiting snapper Jenny Sampson who used the process to make pix of female and non-binary skateboarders in US skateparks.

A mountain of fire engines leaving as well as arriving at what used to be Hatcher Components on Parham airfield and downwind a faint burnt chemical smell.

Suffolk Myth 86:  East Anglia's ghostly dog the Black Shuck is Suffolk's answer to the Yeti.

we 12 Aug

Tour de France 2020A month late the Tour de France starts on the 29th of this month (see it on ITV4). In the US it looks like at least some of the college american football season is cancelled, hope that doesn't happen in the UK.

A gratifying sign of normality Man in the Hat is playing the Framlingham Railway this Saturday.

tu 11 Aug

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig is rock'n rollContinuing single digit daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk.  Sixty sixth reason to be cheerful (a little late) ... Danes ... eh?

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mo 10 Aug

The Snape MaltingsThe Snape Maltings are calling for local bands and musicians of all genres to play outdoors at the Maltings weekend evenings and it's paid! ♫

su 9 Aug

Stan on the Ipswich Cardinals chain crewSaddening but not surprisingly the Red Rooster Festival near Thetford has been postponed until next year.  Robert Stan Stamper (seen here on the Ipswich Cardinals chain crew entertaining the visiting Bury Saints sideline) at last year's Maverick Festival before dashing off to dance with his daughter told us the 2018 Roosterfest had been brilliant. ♫

Stirrings inside the Framlingham Con Club and Double Street is definitely closed at the Church Street end.

sa 8 Aug

Multiple power tools recovered by Suffolk ConstabularyAn arrest early last month in Ipswich has led to the recovery of multiple power tools from multiple burglaries and thefts across Suffolk.  The constabulary web site has pictures and the police are asking potential owners to come forward.

As always licensing a pic on Alamy cheers the day, yesterday it was Ron Geesin.

fr 7 Aug

Not surprisingly with the current unpleasantness house sales around near the coast are slow but most active in Saxmundham.

 JOB  Paralegal/conveyancer wanted by Kersey solicitors in Ipswich.

we 5 Aug

Radio Stradbroke's Home ServiceFor the duration of this difficult time Radio Stradbroke are broadcasting daily 10:00am-02:00pm, today it's Kimberly Bannon.

Yesterday's road accident in Station Road Framlingham.

su 2 Aug

On the Market Hill Framlingham yesterday and what happened at the Framlingham Crown in 2005 and 2004.

fr 31 Jul

Steady(ish) single digit daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk over the last week or so,  More scary a total of four deaths in Framlingham and Hacheston ... sixty fifth reason to be cheerful Kalinda with a sledgehammer.

The other Norfolk roller derby league on YouTube and in Canada. Canada Day

th 30 Jul

The Bentwaters Cold War Museum is thinking about re-opening next month, we certainly enjoyed our visit.

Women's american football has its own nearthecoast Facebook album.

we 29 Jul

Extremely young busker on Framlingham market yesterday making a very decent fist of Bob Dylan playing the harmonica.

In this episode of BBC Radio4Ex's sitcom Cabin Pressure the crew visit Ipswich to refresh safety procedures ... just l♥ve first officer Douglas Richardson's dry sarcasm:)

the A to Z of near the coast

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