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Saxmundham noughties

fr 18 Dec


Happy birthday to Rocket Ronnie seen here outside the Saxmundham Bell.

mo 7 Dec

House sales around near the coastHouse sales dead in Framlingham but seem to have perked up a little in Saxmundham and Aldeburgh, and did someone really make over £100 grand in couple of months in Earl Soham?

sa 14 Nov

Missing golden retriever in Saxmundham  Mislaid golden retriever in Saxmundham.

mo 26 Oct

one handed stuntSkaters and bmxers from mostly Saxmundham but Leiston as well (the young we assume Leiston person who asked us to sign the ... more at Leiston

fr 25 Sep

Charlie Haylock entertains in Saxmundham tonight at Gardeners Question Time and its an oompah band on the penultimate evening of the 2009 Ipswich Beer Festival.

mo 15 Jun

17 year old arrested in Saxmundham on suspicion of arson.

tu 12 May

They look good - pic contributedEd_the_Greek says it's still heaving in the newly opened Saxmundham Waitrose but despite that we still couldn't park in the Framlingham Solar.

sa 9 May

The Saxmundham Waitrose reportedly took £84,000 on their opening day Thursday and even more yesterday when it was still packed.

fr 8 May

The Saxmundham Waitrose opening yesterday reported as heaving and chaos.

we 22 Apr

It'll soon be goodbye Somerfields in Saxmundham; didn't it used to be Gateway?  Waitrose is pimping this afternoon in the Market Hall.  (thanks Ed_the_Greek)

tu 14 Apr

Samundham Rotary ClubThe Saxmundham Rotary Club move down the road a bit tomorrow to Leiston to provide free blood pressure checks by St John's and nurses from the local GP's in a mobile outside Colonial House, that's opposite the White Horse.  More info rogerkeene@suffolkonline.net  01728 748337

we 25 Mar

Charity shops are getting pretty picky about what they'll take these days but until Saturday the St Elizabeth Hospice has an amnesty on odd, broken or scrap jewellery at their ten shops including Felixstowe, Ipswich, Leiston, Sax and Woodbridge.

tu 17 Mar

Two scratched car incidents in Saxmundham.

we11 Mar

Charity Swap-It Party at Saxmundham Primary School this Sunday afternoon.

tu 10 Mar

Two burglary incidents in Saxmundham over the weekend.

fr 20 Feb

40 panes were smashed in an Ufford green house Sunday night and Monday night echoing the smashed windscreen in Framlingham a silver Renault in Saxmundham had its rear screen smashed.

fr 10 Oct

Inspector Neil ReidThis is Inspector Neil Reid nobly wearing his hat because we asked him to.  He's now stationed at Leiston and newly commands the Aldeburgh, Framlingham, Leiston and Saxmundham Safer Neighbourhood Teams ... and he cycled to work today.  Here's his bio.

We didn't get a good look driving past but what used to be the barbers in Saxmundham, near the lights?  Now seems to be a gallery.

mo 4 Aug

A man has been arrested after a shed was set alight in Saxmundham.

fr 1 Aug

Mobile phone stolen from a shoe in Saxmundham.

tu 29 Jul

Last week two people were injured in Woodbridge by a car that didn't stop and over the weekend three car park ticket machines were robbed in Sax.

we 10 Jul

PCSOs Jamie Newson and Thora Taylor at Saxmundham Middle School ~ pic contributed Today Police Community Support Officers Jamie Newson and Thora Taylor are making the second of three visits this week to Saxmundham Middle School to highlight the Lets Get A Life! campaign.  The campaign tackles anti-social behaviour by engaging with young people and encouraging all sections of the community to interact, breaking down our often stereotypical views of each other.

fr 29 Feb



... and from the people who brought you the Saxmundham-Aldeburgh branch line another 24 carat piece, the 1958 Aldeburgh Carnival with a brief glimpse of Wickham Market Junction (yeah, yeah we know it's at Campsea).

mo 18 Feb

SomerfieldThat's disheartening.  The toilets in the Saxmundham Somerfield, which are right by the checkout, are locked after 6pm because of "continued vandalism".

fr 15 Feb

Rather like the Tour de France given enough time the Eastern Angles come to you and put on a show.  They did it last night in Saxmundham Middle School with

The audience for Cuckoo Teapot

Cuckoo Teapot and will be doing it all over East Anglia this spring.  They are next near the coast Tuesday 4th March at Brandeston.

we 6 Feb

Cuckoo Teapot The Eastern Angles take Cuckoo Teapot out on tour next week starting Wednesday and Thursday in Saxmundham.  Over the next three months venues will include Eye, Brandeston, Bredfield, Westleton, Hacheston, Woodbridge and Orford.  Take them in before the blue meanie Arts Council finish them off.

tu 22 Jan

Here's a bit of solid gold, a 1950s train journey on the Saxmundham-Aldeburgh branch calling at Thorpe Halt ... accompanied by Flanders and Swan ... and we've just worked out that the boy standing seemingly dangerously on the track is holding up the single track token for the driver.

mo 8 Oct

Specials at town council meeting 

The Suffolk Constabulary are having an information evening about becoming a Special from 7:30pm tonight in Saxmundham Middle School.

fr 5 oc

The fifth Saxmundham Arts Festival starts Friday week with a literary luncheon featuring author Joanna Trollope who, perhaps unfairly, might be considered queen of the Aga saga.

fr 24 Aug

The back of the White Hart and the front of Somerfields

It's a while since we've actually been to Saxmundham so when we visited last weekend there were a lot of changes.  You can no longer drive down the side of the White Hart but the pub does retain a car park at the back.  You get to it by driving all the way round Somerfields ... who don't have Patak's lime pickle but at least have Sharwood's which is more than the Fram Solar has.

You can no longer drive down the side of the White Hart The High Street is poshing up with an art gallery, what was the gent's outfitters is now designer shop Cotton Tree , the jewellers who were call Crapnockett and Sons or some such Was W. Wells and Son now soon to be The Store are now Jackey L, the second hand book shop that closed Saturday afternoons so the owner could get to the football now sells cards and the other hardware shop is about to become The Store.  Are all near the coast towns going the same way as Aldeburgh?

sa 19 May

Don't Dance on Glass

Last night Don't Dance on Glass were tearing up the Saxmundham Market Hall and in Farnham it was quiz night and, as everywhere, the raffle winners were pleased to win.

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