... a bit Suffolk
|th 29 Apr|
Parham Airfield Museum has dropped the need to book (see page four of their newsletter). Free entry and open Wednesdays and from next week Sundays too.
|th 27 May|
Smashing! Parham Airfield Museum is reopening next month, free entry but you do need to book. Moto-X returns Sunday on the Blaxhall circuit but regrettably the Framlingham Gala Monday has been cancelled for the second year running.
|su 18 Apr|
|mo 22 Feb|
This year the Parham Airfield Museum is 40 and the museum's latest newsletter reminisces about the early years.
|mo 4 Jan|
Yes, we should have pointed out the Parham Airfield Museum Christmas newsletter a lot sooner.
|fr 9 Oct|
An early pic of the Parham bus shelter superficially looks quite different but it would seem just that trees have grown up. While we're there cards of Parham railway station functioning and not functioning.
|we 7 Oct|
From an Olympian view a minor disappointment of the coronavirus but still a disappointment is the Parham Airfield Museum hasn't and won't open this year. A compensation is their substantial newsletter.
|th 27 Aug|
The Hatcher Components fire on Parham airfield destroyed just about everything.
|sa 15 Aug|
|th 13 Aug|
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.
|fr 26 Jun|
Parham Airfield Museum is waiting on government guidelines before considering when to re-open. When it does their cafe makes a pleasant break on a Sunday bike ride.
|we 17 Jun|
Over the weekend there was a Parham tack room break in.
|th 21 Nov|
10:00am-12:00pm Saturday morning it's Parham's Christmas coffee morning.
|su 6 Oct|
How lovely, on this very wet day Parham Airfield Museum has a tea dance with top vintage disc jockeys this afternoon.
|fr 26 Apr|
Quiz evening with tuck at Parham village hall tomorrow evening.
|su 30 Sep|
Tractor run, barbeque and John Bridges signing his new book at Parham Airfield museum today.
|tu 8 May|
Very excellent turnout yesterday for the unveiling of Parham's new village sign. Regrettably traffic noise made it a little difficult to hear Peter Kindred's design explanation but parish clerk Lydia Kirk (we remember her as a police special in Framlingham) will be posting the explanation on line. We did make out that you can still see where trees are missing near the sign from a crashed bomber during the war and the Par of Parham is from pear ... very fine cake afterwards.
|fr 6 Apr|
Cakes, plants, gifts, white elephant, games, draw, tombola, and home made refreshments at the Parham Spring Coffee Morning 10:00am-12:00pm tomorrow.
|tu 3 Apr|
|sa 31 Mar|
Not only does the Parham Airfield Museum have a shiny new website and free entry but when they re-open tomorrow for the summer it will be the RAF's centenary birthday and all visiting serving and ex military personnel will get free tea and biscuits.
|th 29 Mar|
|mo 5 Mar|
Driving through Parham and Hacheston this morning you could still see where last week's snow drifts must have caused a problem ... driving through Easton this afternoon you could still see where last week's snow drifts must have caused a problem.
|th 25 May|
Welcome back to advertiser Parham Airfield Museum (halfway between Parham and Great Glemham) which re-opened last month for the summer season. It's well worth the trip being free entry, still has the original control tower and an excellent cafe.
|sa 22 Apr|
Quiz tonight in Parham village hall, teams up to eight at £10 per head which includes a ploughman's, pudding and the bar will be open.
|mo 1 Aug|
Speak 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.
|fr 22 Jul|
Tomorrow it's a free fun day at Parham airfield museum with attractions including bands, dancers (we suspect Lindy Hop type jivers), and make your own ceramics.
|fr 8 Jul|
Car treasure hunt with barbeque and bar 3pm Sunday Parham.
|th 3 Mar|
Coffee morning in the Parham Village Hall 10:00-12:00am this Saturday.
|su 11 Oct|
Resistance tea dance at Parham Airfield Museum this afternoon.
|mo 18 May|
The Bugatti Owners Club forgathered Saturday afternoon at the Parham Airfield Museum with guests an XK Coupe, a BMW, a Frazer Nash BMW (with a cigarette lighter we at first thought the dashboard light), and a Morris Garage MG. Though some Bugattis were clearly for racing others were intended for the glitterati to holiday on the Côte D'Azur but inexplicably there's nowhere to put your evening clothes ... or anything else. We did ask two owners about the total absence of boots, glove boxes or anywhere to put anything but it was like asking why Harley's have tiny petrol tanks, if you have to ask you don't understand.
|we 22 Apr|
We attended our first election hustings yesterday, it was in the Wingfield Barns and organised by the Country Landowners Association. There was pretty much one of each flavour candidate but only Labour's Jack Abbot and the Green's Rhodri Griffiths (he lives in Parham) standing in Central Suffolk. To be honest we didn't stay long and during that time the audience neither booed or cheered but it was nice to see some election activity.
|sa 8 Nov|
Moving ceremony this morning at Parham Airfield Museum to remember the 740 American airmen who lost their lives whilst stationed there during WWII. Each airmen had a named poppy with the last handful planted during the ceremony by youngsters who called out the name. The museum is now closed until Sunday 5 April next year.
|tu 14 Oct|
Saturday afternoon we visited Parham airfield and though the museum was closed it's open Sundays until the end of the month when it closes until next spring. The following afternoon 800 straw bales worth some £18,000 were set alight.
|mo 30 Jun|
Yesterday we went to Parham Airfield Museum for The Official Opening and Dedication of the Moller Building but were a day late. (Useless? Nous?) A visit to the museum is never a wasted trip, it's free admission, the volunteers are eager to tell you about the exhibits, the cafe is now much bigger and we heard of the museum's early days from Mick Tipple. Much enjoyed sitting peacefully alone in the greenhouse thingy on top of the control tower listening to the rain pitter patter and not thinking of anything in particular ... good times.
|mo 12 May|
Very pleased to welcome new supporter Parham Airfield Museum who are open every Sunday and holiday Monday until October. Next available advertising slot now 25th May at just £12.95 ... did we say we get around 18,000 visitors a month?
|tu 4 Mar|
Like Yoxford and Hacheston Parham now have a community speed watch.
|mo 3 Mar|
There is a Parham in the USA, one in Canada and another on Antigua the Caribbean island so we rather suspect the Parham in this postally used 1905 postcard is something to do with Parham Park in West Sussex rather than Parham near the coast.
|tu 27 Aug|
Lady's mountain bike stolen in Parham last weekend and an attempted burglary in Campsea Ashe Saturday.
|mo 12 Aug|
A petrol mower was stolen from the garage of a Parham house the early part of last week.
|th 20 Sep|
Police are treating Monday night's straw fire in Parham as arson.
|tu 24 Jul|
|fr 9 Mar|
|sa 21 Jan|
BT poking about on the road between Parham and Framlingham in two places, hopefully they're upgrading the broadband from totally rubbish to a bit useless.
|th 20 Oct|
A Playstation stolen in Parham from an unlocked car last week, perhaps the victim used the constabulary's new 101 number to report it ...
|tu 20 Sep|
Police are asking about a collision between a cyclist and a blue VW Golf car in Saxmundham Friday night and in Parham there was a break in last night.
|tu 7 Jun|
The three ages of Parham railway station.
|th 17 Mar|
The first time we turned off the A12 for Parham airfield we thought why have those two white bollards appeared? The next time through the junction we stopped to look and it became clear that the bollards are there to stop damage to the kerbs.
|we 1 Dec|
Bit of arson in Parham during the early hours of today.
|sa 27 Nov|
|we 28 Apr|
Every so often in life there's a happy ending, lurcher and owners reunited.
|tu 27 Apr|
A very friendly female six month old lurcher found near Parham.
|fr 16 Apr|
|fr 30 Oct|
The next Parham Picture Palace (yes, there is one) film is the excellent Christopher This Is Spinal Tap Guest's Best In Show. He went after her like she's made out of ham Showing Saturday 5th December, try 01728 724692 for more info.
|su 25 Oct|
In the unlikely event you still use cassettes there's a sealed packet of three (in the nicest possible way) waiting with our compliments in the Parham telephone box.
|fr 2 Oct|
Three hundred bricks stolen in Parham.
|mo 27 Jul|
Break in on Parham 'Drome this weekend.
|th 7 May|
|fr 6 Mar|
A pathetic burglary in Parham yesterday, over a 100 piglets stolen in Walberswick and there's something about Friston and oil tanks.
|mo 8 Dec|
|mo 14 Jul|
Two mountain bikes stolen in Parham and you'd think velvet, satin and feathers would be a bit glam for a Sunday in Bredfield, wouldn't you?
|fr 11 Jul|
We were sitting in media central earlier this week keeping everyone near the coast happy when we heard something noisy in the air approaching. Near the coast we get a lot of helicopters flying low and despite the the little flurry of conversation outside the window we decided it was just two helicopters flying particularly low and carried on keeping everyone near the coast happy. We now know it was a WWII B17 Flying Fortress bomber with two Mustang fighters in attendance no doubt flying low for Parham Airfield before landing at Bentwaters ...
|we 6 Feb|
|th 17 Jan|
They may be everywhere but this is the first phone box we've seen like this. It's in The Street, Parham and we can't help but wonder if this is a BT ploy so they can "recover" the box as nobody uses it? (BT don't remove phone boxes they "recover" them.)
|we 17 Oct|
In the afternoon of next month's Remembrance Sunday there's a Discovering Nature Afternoon in Parham Village Hall (that's Par as in Parachute not Par as in Part).
|tu 3 Jun|
Police investigating the collision which caused the death of Jean Frost would like to hear from you if you travelled along the B1116 Framlingham-Parham road last Wednesday afternoon.