John Bawtree painter in oil and watercoloursnear the coast
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tu 11 Jan

The ClipboardPC Tips Really wish we'd stumbled across this so much earlier.  Keyboard shortcut Windows key + V pops up the Clipboard with copies going back a good hatful.  Click on a list entry to paste it and there's a perhaps overly discrete scroll bar on the right.

mo 10 Jan

Coffee and a newspaper Let's hope this summer Covid allows the cafe tables on Framlingham market to return cheering the already pleasant atmosphere and making snapping from Darren's step more rewarding.

sa 8 Jan

Suffolk Constabulary Around 11:45am Thursday 6 Jan at Bullstrodes toy shop Bridge Street Framlingham a man walked out of the shop with two Lego ... more here

More merging and a little editing has made the page Halesworth 2016-11.

fr 7 Jan

Nomadland starring France McDormand Showing in Brundish Village Hall next month The Courier followed by Nomadland in March.  The trailers aren't fair to the films but we can recommend both particularly Nomadland which won Frances McDormand both an Oscar and Bafta for best actress.

Suffolk Constabulary Between 8:00pm Tuesday 4 Jan and 7:05am Wednesday 5 Jan 1,500 litres of diesel were stolen from a tank in a field off Snape Road.  Any info please contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference 37/810/22, you can call 101.

th 6 Jan

We've merging and editing to make the pages Brandeston 2009-03 and near the coast 2018-14.

we 5 Jan

Tosca from the Royal Opera House ♫ Upcoming at the Fisher Theatre Bungay the Wednesday after next Tosca, a live on screen repeat from The Royal Opera.  Yes a ways to go but not expensive and the Fish is a charming venue.

tu 4 Jan

Recycled bag 29p Life Skills 40:  In an East of England Co-op expected free exchange of a torn bag for life.  Later discovered we'd been charged 29p for recycling.  Seems bags for life are no longer immortal, luckily we have a nylon type bag with a cat motif that folds up dead small.

PC Tips That's very disappointing, the other Alexa (an Amazon company) is being retired in May.

su 2 Jan

Rising Covid infections in East Suffolk have prompted the return of suspended hospital visits with exceptions.

It's a good looking menu for Family Foodie Night at Wilby village hall Friday 21st.

fr 31 Dec

Looking back at 2021:

Temporary traffic lights in FairfieldRoad Framlingham In January temporary traffic lights arrived in Fairfield Road Framlingham ... they're still there.  In March the Stackton Tressel town council discussed buying a lectern like theBrandeston Griff  government's one.  In May missing dog Griff returned windblown to his Brandeston home.  In August there was a road fatality at Halesworth.  In October the Badingham Cafe had a Clocks Back Brunch and earlier this month the Rendham Mummers engaged Dracula for the winter solstice.

th 30 Dec

Old father time ... Throwback Thursday: 8 years ago today a ring was found near what was the district council offices on Melton Hill Woodbridge.  It continued a sequence of lost and found rings in Woodbridge.

we 29 Dec

Some editing and merging has created/updated Aldeburgh in 2016-12 and near the coast 2017-14.

We have over 5,000 stock images available on Alamy. nearthecoast at Alamy

tu 28 Dec

Bah, humbug! The Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip was postponed on the day because of high winds, don't know if they will re-open registrations.

Our very grateful thanks to Phyllida who bought us a coffee and a biscotti ... Buy us a coffee

Do you know how many street names there are in East Suffolk?  Do you know how many down swipes it takes to find Victoria Mill Road in an alphabetical list?  No, neither do we as we soon gave up trying to find out this week's bin collection day.

mo 27 Dec

Aldeburgh Co-op charging point In Aldeburgh Cinema Christmas Eve some of the audience applauded the Spielberg West Side Story (worth seeing despite an opening where the camera is so mobile it could induce nausea) and the bigger Co-op has an electric car charging point.

the A to Z of near the coast

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