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sa 4 Mar

Flowering clematis armandii in FramlinghamIt says on the seed packet we could have been sowing radishes last month, daffs appearing (if not blooming) all over the place and definitely spring on a Dennington junction and in Stately Terrace Framlingham.

tu 28 Feb

Storm Doris tree damageHere's what Storm Doris did Thursday to half a large tree in the Rectory garden Framlingham.

sa 25 Feb

 JOBS  Chef/cook/pizza chef/bar and kitchen staff WANTED in Framlingham.

fr 24 Feb

Jane Bloom recalls Framlingham railway station and Simon Blackburn recalls the shop in Dennington.

Well howsaboutthat!  At the end of June (a ways off we know) Hollywood meets Heritage are showing Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Framlingham Castle!

th 23 Feb

Gift shop in Bridge Street Framlingham Outside in has closed.

fr 10 Feb

 JOB  On the outskirts of Framlingham Richard Western Ltd need a Labourer /Press Brake Operator (it bends sheet metal).

th 9 Feb

The Kingfisher Sinfonietta♫ An appealing programme for the Kingfisher Sinfonietta's concert this Sunday in Framlingham, opens with The Magic Flute overture and closes with Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.

tu 7 Feb

 JOBS  Registered General Nurses wanted in Wickham Market and Framlingham with benefits including a free uniform and a potential £500 welcome bonus.

fr 3 Feb

 JOB  Framlingham College are recruiting a chef de partie.

th 2 Feb

Suffolk Coastal District Council in Fairfield RoadReferendum day next Thursday for the Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan which outlines what might happen over the next 15 years.  If in preparation you're expecting to read the plan now would be a good time to start ... it's 86 pages long.

th 26 Jan

 JOB  Trainee reporter wanted in Framlingham.

tu 24 Jan

Canadian musician Dennis Ellsworth♫ Last night Canadian musician Dennis Ellsworth was in the Framlingham Station socially with Maverick Festival ... makes a change from Ed Sheeran.

sa 21 Jan

 JOBS  Two part time sales assistants wanted at the Framlingham chemists.

fr 20 Jan

 JOB  An experienced, flexible and approachable personal assistant needed in Framlingham.

th 19 Jan

 JOBS  Laminators, finishers and assemblers wanted in Framlingham.

tu 17 Jan

Framlingham Post Office postally used 1920Framlingham post office reopened today. Fairfield Road is still closed (and looks like it will be for a while) at the Fore Street end and and the College is recruiting a domestic assistant.

th 12 Jan

Greener Fram Swap or MendGreener Fram present another FREE Swap or Mend Saturday in the Unitarian Meeting House Framlingham.  Doesn't matter if you have nothing to swap or mend, if there's something you can use make a donation.

tu 10 Jan

Hole closing Fairfield Road Framlingham gains handwritten sign.

sa 7 Jan

Fairfield Road Framlingham CLOSED right at the Fore Street end.

tu 20 Dec

Freelance groom available in the Framlingham/Saxmundham area.

fr 16 Dec

Tomorrow night Framlingham Ladies Choir Christmas Concert in St Clare's. Bloody Christmas ... eh?

th 15 Dec

Bloody Christmas ... eh?TONIGHT there's a free charity concert in the Framlingham St Michael's and from 8pm a seasonal sing-along in the Brundish Crown.

fr 9 Dec

Framlingham's finest The OutlawsFramlingham's finest The Outlaws' absolutely last, final and terminal gig will be 17th December at Cretingham Golf Club.  Tickets on sale and only from the golf club, book on 01728 685275.   SOLD OUT

sa 3 Dec

August wedding at St Michael's Framlingham gets 20,000+ views on Flickr.

th 24 Nov

Something is going to change next year at Framlingham jewellers 9.2.5.

th 17 Nov

Work has started in Fairfield Road, FramlinghamTaylor Wimpey haven't hung about, work has started in Fairfield Road Framlingham on a 163 house estate.  It may be only the very preliminary work of marking out the gas mains but work has started.  Wonder if it'll prompt BT to rediscover their four year old hole in the ground.

we 2 Nov

 FOR SALE  In Framlingham and on Gumtree Claud Butler Ventoux (the French mountain on which Tommy Simpson died) road bike.

mo 31 Oct


Untypically virtually no mud for yesterday's Framlingham Flyers cross country.

Framlingham Flyers cross country

Enormous fields for all three events and we continue to be admiring of the perseverance of both the also rans and the marshals who clap and encourage what becomes once runners are lapped a continuous crocodile.

fr 21 Oct
Trafalgar Day

One SuffolkIf memory serves about the time PM Tony Blaire's vision for the information superhighway was to dole out rubbish computers in Framlingham the website One Suffolk arrived.  An unlikely partnership between Suffolk's constabulary, county and district councils it provided free ... more here

su 25 Sep

 JOB  Second year student veterinary nurse wanted in Framlingham.

th 15 Sep

In Stately Terrace Framlingham a globe artichoke has been allowed to bolt ... and we don't care.

we 14 Sep

Station Road FramlinghamNow the bus shelter in Station Road Framlingham has moved to hopefully avoid large objects bumping into it large objects have taken to bumping into BT's green box instead.

tu 30 Aug

Docs in the Framlingham Co-op 10am-2pm today ... actually it's a man and a woman with clipboards on the Market Hill.

sa 27 Aug

Yesterday afternoon more ROAD CLOSED signs appeared in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham though it was quite apparent it wasn't, after a bit all the signs went away.

fr 26 Aug

Cinnamon volunteer Joy Hale and RexThis is Joy Hale in Framlingham walking Rex.  Rex isn't her dog, she's walking him as a Cinnamon Trust volunteer.  Cinnamon volunteers help those having difficulty caring for their pets by walking, vet visits and short term fostering for hospital stays and respite.  Volunteers are protected by the trust's insurance and new faces are always welcome.

Blimey!  Here's one for Framlingham stylistas.

th 25 Aug

In Station Road Framlingham by the Tech Centre the land behind what was the car park for the mill has been grubbed up.

we 24 Aug

A junior triathlon at Framlingham College today which stays inside the college grounds.

tu 23 Aug

Diversion in Victoria Mill Road FramlinghamDiversions seem quite the thing around near the coast at the mo'.  This one is in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham which is closed maybe a hundred yards from the junction with Station Road.

fr 19 Aug

Mr Chan in Church Street Framlingham will be back from his hols tonight.

mo 15 Aug

BT hole in the groundThe BT hole in the ground near Fairfield Road Framlingham that's been around for at least four years is still there though now a bit overgrown.

fr 12 Aug

 JOB  First line support engineer in Framlingham ... that'll be at the tech centre.

th 11 Aug

Fram sports club Summer SplashThis Sunday at Framlingham Sports Club free entry and car parking for proper beer, traditional bowling for a pig, steam engine rides and an iPad raffled at the club's family fun day Summer Splash.

th 11 Aug

Framlingham's finest The OutlawsAlthough Framlingham's finest The Outlaws will be putting their autograph signing pens away for the last time later this year a local gig is the Meerkat Hall Saxmundham tomorrow Friday 12th August. ♫

we 3 Aug

Corn stooks in Brick Lane FramlinghamIn Brick Lane Framlingham there's are at least two fields with traditional corn stooks.  We're told by a farming neighbour the corn has been grown for thatching straw and is being conditioned in the stooks.  They'll be there for around a fortnight and surprisingly a drop of rain will help.

mo 1 Aug

New bus shelter in Station RoadSpeak of a bus shelter and one is sure to appear.  There are three way temporary lights in Station and Victoria Mill Roads Framlingham today so a gang can install a replacement bus shelter maybe twenty yards nearer to Parham from the previous position.  We'll see how long this one lasts.

Meanwhile behind what was the Atlas Group and Earl Soham Vets in New Road Fram there are white vans, hiviz and safety helmets.

su 31 Jul

Tasburgh bus shelterThe bus shelter(s) that used to be in Station Road Framlingham have been clouted by something vehicular twice.  First in 2009 (gossip was something large turning out Victoria Mill Road) and though both crashes made the shelter unusable they weren't as comprehensive as this wipe out in Tasburgh on the A140.

sa 30 Jul

Framlingham Camera Club Annual Show Framlingham Camera Club's annual show in the Unitarian ends at 5:00pm today and there was news of their most recent competition on the bulletin board ... newbies always welcome.

fr 29 Jul

 JOBS  Framlingham College are recruiting two full time catering assistants.

we 27 Jul

The scaffolding outside the Framlingham Crown and Anchor has gone, it's been there so long it now looks naked without it.

sa 23 Jul

Judging by the piper and a couple in smart clothes there's a wedding in Framlingham today.

we 20 Jul

♫ Drummer  WANTED  for a psychedelic/grunge band in the Saxmundham-Framlingham area.

tu 19 Jul

Last week by Andy Tiernan's Framlingham we saw this 1930s BSA three wheel light car on a trailer with the very appropriate number ... more here

su 17 Jul

 JOB  Estate agency branch manager wanted in Framlingham, well that's got to be William H Brown.

fr 15 Jul
St Swithin's Day

Voices floating past in the early hours of Sunday morning and near the coast will be the Dunwich Dynamo.  For the fifth consecutive year the Gentleman Plumber is popping up his cafe by the Framlingham water tower.

th 14 jl 16Bastille Day

New footpath gate on the Framlingham mereVolunteers on the Framlingham Mere today have cleared an overgrown drain and replaced this footpath gate, they've moved it away from the muddy bit.

we 13 Jul

Nice small town moment this evening in Framlingham's Fen Meadow.  A young woman walking two dogs had dropped an envelope containing money and a tidy person had put it in that bin by the bridge.  Fram DIY lent the dog walker some screwdrivers to work the locky thing on the bin and she got her money back ... nice one Fram DIY.

fr 1 Jul

Double Street Open GardensLast Sunday's open gardens in Double Street Framlingham was the first for seventeen years.  A very damp start but there are some really beautiful gardens in Double Street and a very encouraging queue at the start of play so surely a success.

 JOBS  What was Boo Tiki on the Market Hill Framlingham is re-opening as Urban Vintage and looking for a part time sales assistant.  Next door but one Mark Palmer is recruiting a portrait photographer.

fr 24 Jun

Overheard in Framlingham and what was the Munch Box Cafe:

    Her: There's that man.  Him: What?  Her: There's that man ... the one who walked out of the shop.  Him: He's foreign.  Her: Yes?  Him: Well, they do funny things ... foreigners.

    ... might explain a thing or two.

th 23 Jun

Flag of EuropePerhaps like us you long ago found today's referendum tedious but do vote ... it does matter.

3:00pm:  Just voted at the United Free Framlingham and the poll officer said the turn out is HUGE.

we 8 Jun

The NHS Electronic Prescription Service went live in Framlingham today and no, we haven't signed up but we're going to.

su 5 Jun

Framlingham lady in Crown and Anchor Alley.

mo 30 May

Bill and Ben the flowerpot men2016 Framlingham Gayla princessesSmurfs at Framlinghham Gayla

Today was depressingly overcast for the Framlingham Gayla but thankfully the rain held off ... just, and as always the parade had charming elements.  We find it surprising and reassuring how willingly people throw themselves into these events.

su 29 May

Mrs Jamie Harvey waves farewellThe bride arrived and the couple left in a vintage landau (only the rear of the car is convertible) cream Rolls Royce at Jess Stroud and Jamie Harvey's Framlingham wedding yesterday.  A detail we appreciated was the Rolls 'dressed' with period looking luggage on the roof rack.

sa 28 May

Framlingham Flyers 5kIn Pageant Place last night 350 runners for the Framlingham Flyers 5k get last minute instructions:

Race Director: There's no road closure so keep to the left, anyone seen on the right will be disqualified.

350 Runners: <sarcastically> Ooooooh

Race Director: Because of the traffic anyone with an iPod or mp3 player will be disqualified.

350 Runners: <sarcastically and louder> OOOOOOH

tu 17 May

Framlingham in 2015 now has its own page.

th 5 May

That's heartening, the most clicked in yesterday's digest was the link to our still missed friend of ntc Fish.

tu 19 Apr

John Self finished April 2016One of the first things we did when we moved to Framlingham was buy a pair of smart (by our standards) shoes in John Self's.  Soon after we bought some trainers from the camera and sports shop that was in The Old Mews.  You can't usefully buy shoes (an item that because of erratic sizing is dodgy to buy mail order) in Fram any more ... but there's a much wider selection of knick knacks, gifts and greeting cards.

su 3 Apr

The Framlingham Regal in 1962Thursday's Film @ Fram in the Framlingham Con Club is The Lady in the Van.  The Regal in 1962 (it was down New Road) showed fourteen films most of which we hadn't heard of.  Three digit phone numbers, three prices of admission (10p to 17.5p) and interesting ads; camera and another shoe shop in Well Close Square, a pay library on the Market Hill plus somewhere in Fram The Castle Espresso Lounge.  (Thanks to Jane Bloom.)

fr 1 ap 16April Fool

Bridal Rolls Royce on the Market Hill FramlinghamOur second Framlingham wedding of 2016 spotted on the Market Hill today.  To be picky it was the bride's party leaving for Easton Grange in double vintage Rolls Royces.

Another vehicle gets an unwanted wash by Framlingham castle.

tu 29 Mar

FramlinghamLet joy be unconfined!  Ginger Nuts in the Coop again!

fr 11 Mar

Earlier this week we bought an InterSlot Time Warper on Amazon in the hope it Amazon lockers in Framlingham would get us caught up on those difficult days.  For the first time we chose to collect it from the yellow lockers on Potter's Garage forecourt in Framlingham.  The afternoon sun made it difficult to see the screen and scanning the emailed barcode wasn't offered (though we now suspect the scanner is below the screen) but onscreen keyboard pin entry swung a door open.  The door is chained surely so the locker can close its own doors ... we left feeling very 21st century.

mo 29 Feb

Fram Con Club bar Saturday nightWe lost useful broadband Saturday morning (thank you BT) which was a pity as we wanted to tell you about wrestling that evening at the Stonham Barns and The Outlaws at the Framlingham Con Club.  Coming back from The Outlaws we passed The Railway at 10:50pm just as a nun ran past presumably not wanting to miss last orders ... honest, a nun ... a bloke but in a wimple and habit.

sa 13 Feb

Today's Framlingham wedding very brave in such cold overcast weather and the bride wore a beautiful floral hair piece.

mo 1 Feb

Framlingham weather vanes and an understandably curious cyclist in New Road.

we 27 Jan

Yes, the Easton Harriers were originally called the Hamilton Harriers.

su 24 Jan

Brick Lane FramlinghamBrick Lane runs from Fairfield Road Framlingham and then curves round to join the B1116 maybe halfway between Fram and Parham.  Brick Lane will be closed for five days starting tomorrow for road repairs.

The corner of Pembroke and College Roads FramlinghamWe have an uncertain memory that some years ago when Gwen Randall was the head of Framlingham College a planning application for the weatherboard cottage on the corner of College and Pembroke Roads was refused.  The College have now submitted planning application DC/15/4742/FUL (it's lively on the comments tab) to demolish it and replace it with two semis.

su 17 Jan

The firecrest on the RSPB web siteA dog walker in New Road Framlingham yesterday told us he'd seen a firecrest on a nearby footpath.  He was surprised he'd never seen one before and clearly struck by it's colourfulness.  The RSPB web site says it competes with the goldcrest for the UK's smallest bird ... not the wren then?

fr 8 Jan

Opposite the Jet garage in Station Road Framlingham temporary traffic lights and one way working whilst something is laid in the pavement.

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