... a bit Suffolk
|mo 12 Sep|
We like ukuleles (though we have difficulty spelling it), we like opera and we like laughing so unsurprisingly we enjoyed Opera-lele when they played the Halesworth Cut. They are back near the coast this Saturday at the Southwold Arts Centre.
|su 28 Aug|
Today is the last of the Southwold Summer Antiques Fair at St Felix School.
|fr 5 Nov|
FESPA (Friends of East Suffolk Performing Arts) have a quiz in Southwold Friday next week to help fund student bursaries and local support.
|fr 17 Sep|
Next Friday at the the Southwold Arts Centre Otters Pocket (no apostrophe?) playing amongst others Sam and Dave and Wilson Pickett, can't be bad. ♫ My name is known in old Hong Kong ♫ I'm just as famous as Egg Foo Young ♫
|th 8 Oct|
Police are appealing for information following a dog incident. On Saturday 19 September, the victim was walking his dog along the public footpath over the golf course when his dog was attacked by another dog, described as a light grey lurcher or greyhound type dog, which was off the lead. The dogs were separated following an intervention, and neither dog was injured in the incident. The other dog owner reportedly threatened the victim after he was asked to put his dog on a lead.
Police would like to speak to the dog owner, who is described as a white man in his 70s or 80s, with thinning grey hair. He was wearing a green quilted gilet jacket, jeans and carried a varnished walking stick. Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to assist is asked to contact the Police quoting reference number 37/54720/20.
|mo 27 Jan|
Similarly to last summer's Wickham Market charity shop clear out special of ten dvds for a pound Southwold Library Sunday afternoon has a bagful of books for three quid, bring your own bag.
|fr 24 Aug|
The second Lomax Antique Fair in Southwold this year started today at St Felix School and runs until Sunday 11am-5pm.
|tu 12 Jun|
Expect delays and parking difficulties when the Women's Tour of Britain starts in Framlingham tomorrow (we enjoyed the 2014 stage start in Felixstowe), takes a turn around near the coast, returns to Framlingham and then goes on to finish in Southwold.
|mo 2 Apr|
This Sunday it's the queen of the classics the 115th edition of Paris-Roubaix. The bike race is characterised by sections of evil cobbles, we've driven over some and they are nasty. Known as The Hell of the North not for the cobbles but because of the destruction the race past through after the first world war. Recently there's been 12 years of dry dustiness so perhaps a wet muddy one is due. If you want to ride the 75 mile Southwold Roubaix Sunday you need to get your entry in by Thursday.
|we 16 Nov|
Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas shows together. In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir. The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.
|th 11 Feb|
The Aviva Women's Tour is returning to coastal Suffolk this summer for the third time. In 2014 it was a start in Felixstowe, an eventful 2015 finish in Aldeburgh and as it seems to be toggling between stage starts and arrivals a stage one departure in Southwold this June.
|sa 25 Jul|
A boy's day out next weekend, especially if the weather's like today's, is the Southwold Model Railway Exhibition. Attractions include a layout of a port somewhere on the south coast preparing for D-Day and live-steam train and traction engine rides.
|su 5 Apr|
♫ The year is a moveable feast apparently for The 1911/14/15/22 Ragtime Band and is Mr Pastry on banjo, Mr Rehahn on sousaphone and Mr Swervy on saxophone. They will be playing Southwold Pier (about two thirds the way down) 11am to 3pm tomorrow weather permitting.
|fr 2 Jan|
New year's eve in Southwold a 70 year old man was assaulted by a man in his twenties ... Southwold?!
|tu 2 Dec|
Saturday we went to Halesworth to see Daddy Christmas arrive but had time to visit Hippy Jo in her shop of two years now. Daddy C arrived by the simple process of walking out of the library and then processing along the Thoroughfare led by the very excellent Southwold and Reydon Drum Corp which as well as festive lighting had some real tinys. Before all that there was a great moment when the two mascots spotted each other and embraced.
|tu 26 Aug|
Next month and for what remains of this month golf clubs across near the coast are offering four week courses for £20, there's one starting today at Ufford and upcoming at Woodbridge, Stonham Barns and Southwold.
|sa 19 Jul|
Fish's ashes were scattered on the River Blyth at Southwold on Tuesday 15 July.
|tu 23 Jul|
The weekend after next it's the 25th Southwold model railway exhibition with some twenty layouts in gauges Z to 1 plus live steam train and traction engine rides ... a perfect boys' day out ... except it's also the European skateboard slalom championships in a large town near Chelmsford ... mmm ...
|su 5 Aug|
After a collision last night on the A12 near Saxmundham a man from near Southwold has been arrested ... sounds hairy.
|th 2 Aug|
More to look at this weekend includes the Southwold Model Railway Exhibition at St Felix School Saturday and Sunday, The Dark Knight Rises (Lady KRJ thinks it's a bit long) starts a week's run at the Aldeburgh Cinema tomorrow with a 10 minute intro talk in the evening and Farmers' Market Saturday at the Snape Maltings.
|mo 20 Feb|
A Framlingham house was broken into Saturday afternoon and tools were stolen from a fishing boat on the shore at Southwold.
|th 29 Dec|
Blocks and dead eyes stolen from a 1892 gaff cutter racing boat being restored in Southwold.
|mo 7 Nov|
Two shotguns burgled in Southwold, last night in Woodbridge several hundred pounds of cash burgled and this morning a ladies ring found in a toilet. In Melton and Tunstall bags of clothing for the charity Sense pinched last week.
|we 23 Mar|
A FREE posh telly in the Cretingham area (well it would be wouldn't it?) and what sounds like a posh bloke (dressed for shooting and two Labs) acting like a hoody in Southwold.
|tu 18 Jan|
Damien Payton isn't so much gamekeeper turned poacher as gamekeeper turned grocer. His Village Grocer van takes a week to visit villages between Felixstowe and Southwold and then starts again. Despite the chilling and insistent rain yesterday he was parked up on that corner in Walpole where there used to be a pub and his fruit and veg looked in good shape.
|tu 21 Dec|
|we 18 Aug|
A handbag was blatantly stolen from a shop in Trinity Street Southwold yesterday.
|fr 4 Jun|
|tu 9 Feb|
An 18 inch puffin stolen in Southwold.
|fr 29 Jan|
The Lib Dems have chosen local girl (brought up in Walberswick, educated in Framlingham, Halesworth and Southwold) Daisy Cooper for the futile task of contesting John Gummer's seat ... maybe if she promised to re-legalise hunting?
|mo 13 Apr|
Southwold's out of money ... they must get their cash dispensers from the same place the co-op does.
|tu 3 Mar|
Police in Southwold looking for a missing teenager have found a body.