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sa 26 no 16

Bloody Christmas ... eh?Halesworth Cut Grand BazaarA Grand Bazaar at the Halesworth Cut all this weekend and the Framlingham St John Christmas Coffee Morning today.

fr 25 no 16

Bloody Christmas ... eh?Tonight is the Framlingham Residents' Association Christmas Party and it sounds very jolly.  A ten pound ticket gets you a welcoming drink, two course meal, live entertainment from three different acts and free entry into the Grand Draw ... phew!

th 24 no 16

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

sa 19 no 16

 WANTED  House to rent in the Saxmundham or Framlingham area for January and  TO LET  house in Castle Street Framlingham ... synergy eh?

th 17 no 16

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.

sa 12 no 16

Alibi Club play the Framlingham Con Club tonight.

fr 4 no 16

 JOB  Part time Sales Assistant needed by Bridges & Garrard Framlingham, retail experience would be an advantage but not essential.

Tomorrow morning at the United Free Framlingham an Animal Charities bazaar including cake!

th 3 no 16

 JOB  Hatcher Components right on the edge of Framlingham recruiting a fibreglass finisher.

we 2 no 16

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

mo 31 oc 16Halloween

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 oc 16Trafalgar 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

th 20 oc 16

 TO LET  On Gumtree a three bedroom cottage in the Framlingham/Debenham area ... that's a big area.

mo 17 oc 16

 FOR SALE  The Framlingham dog run and kennel on Gumtree looks more like a dog mansion to our inexperienced eye.

th 13 oc 16

 FREE - NOW GONE  A good condition leather two piece suite in Framlingham, not ours but in the first place email us.  (No, we hadn't noticed either that the Furniture Project ended last month.)

mo 3 oc 16

Goatsbeard at Dusk ~ pic contributedThe theme of Framlingham Camera Club's most recent competition was Wild.  As a far as we can see no pix of latter day Keith Moons or Janis Joplins but we do like this uncredited Goatsbeard at Dusk .... just l♥ve that backlighting.

mo 26 se 16

Leisure Tank - pic contributedWe first saw KC McKanzie as a solo at a Maverick concert in the Framlingham Crown, she intrigued and impressed us.  She is now one half of Leisure Tank and they are playing the Stowmarket John Peel Centre Thursday. ♫

su 25 se 16

 JOB  Second year student veterinary nurse wanted in Framlingham.

th 15 se 16

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

we 14 se 16

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 au 16

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 au 16

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 au 16

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 au 16

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 au 16

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

tu 23 au 16

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 au 16

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

mo 15 au 16

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 au 16

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

th 11 au 16

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 au 16

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 au 16

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 au 16

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 jl 16

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 jl 16

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

fr 29 jl 16

 JOBS  Framlingham College are recruiting two full time catering assistants.

we 27 jl 16

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

sa 23 jl 16

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

we 20 jl 16

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

tu 19 jl 16

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 jl 16

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

fr 15 jl 16St 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 jl 16

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 jl 16

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 jn 16

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 jn 16

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 jn 16

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

su 5 jn 16

Framlingham lady in Crown and Anchor Alley.

sa 4 jn 16

Framlingham College founded 1864 JOB  Assistant Theatre Technician at Framlingham College, full time(ish 40 weeks per year) with goodly perks.

mo 30 my 16

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 my 16

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 my 16

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 my 16

Framlingham in 2015 now has its own page.

th 12 my 16

Framlingham soapboxes in 2008Sunday Framlingham soapboxes return to tarmac and on the Market Hill.  There are three classes including 5-11 year olds ... assuming they can find aLongboarding at Hog Hill last year responsible adult to be with.

In a similar vein the following weekend The Crackling returns to Hog Hill (Redbridge Cycling Centre) for skateboard longboarding and slalom plus new to us a flatland freestyle slide.

th 5 my 16

 JOB  Experienced carpenter wanted in Framlingham.

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

th 28 ap 16

 JOB  Framlingham College Head of Mathematics.

we 27 ap 16

 JOB(S)  Framlingham post office is recruiting a driver postperson, the listing is a little unclear but it looks like more than one.

sa 23 ap 16St George's Day

Music Hall MomentsEntertainments around near the coast tonight include the second and last night Music Hall Moments (comedy, songs and sketches) in the Great Glemham village hall or the FRAmlingham residents have a St George's night of tuck and fun (including ♫ from the Broadside Boys) at Tommy Mills.

th 21 ap 16

 JOBS  Framlingham college recruiting a Head of Learning Support and a two hours per week job at the Co-op.

tu 19 ap 16

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.

th 14 ap 16

♫ Chanteuse Polly Gibbons grew up at the other end of Victoria Mill Road Framlingham, this Sunday with the James Pearson Trio she plays the Ipswich Jazz Club.

we 13 ap 16

FRAmlingham Residents Association AGMFRAmlingham residents' association agm tomorrow evening in the Unitarian, reckon it'll get a good turn out.

th 7 ap 16

Soprano Christina Johnston returns to Suffolk tomorrow for a charity concert in St Mike's Framlingham. ♫

mo 4 ap 16

Framlingham market now has it own album on our Facebook page.

su 3 ap 16

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 first 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 mr 16

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

sa 19 mr 16

Visited the Fisher Theatre Bungay last night for the first time yesterday toCharley's Aunt in Bungay discover it's small but perfectly formed with loads of tech and you can take your drink into the auditorium.  RoughCast Theatre were presenting the Victorian farce Charley's Aunt.  Audience members inevitably asked Are you the official photographer? (No, we don't photograph officials) and then observed They're very good aren't they? ... can't disagree with that.  Charley plays tonight in the Framlingham St Michael's Rooms.

mo 14 mr 16

♫ Charlie is a guitarist with access to an Ipswich rehearsal space with drum kit.  He wants to form an Ipswich/Framlingham rock/alternative band.

fr 11 mr 16

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 fe 16

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.

th 18 fe 16

 JOB  Permanent part time at the Framlingham co-op.

sa 13 fe 16

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

mo 1 fe 16

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

sa 30 ja 16

Framlingham band The Hedonists are looking for a laid back drummer.

we 27 ja 16

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

su 24 ja 16

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.

we 20 ja 16

A military helicopter(s?) was(were?) flying low over Woodbridge and Framlingham this afternoon ... wouldn't be the first time.

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 ja 16

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?

mo 11 ja 16

We've merged Facebook album Framlingham 2004-2010 with album Framlingham 2011 to create ... Framlingham 2004-2011.

fr 8 ja 16

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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