... a bit Suffolk
|mo 16 Oct|
Friday and Saturday there was a fund raising show at the Print Room Sweffling of art works by Thomas Mills Framlingham pupils and staff to improve the art room equipment. We visited Saturday and were told Friday had been packed for the raffle and the many gaps on the walls are sales ... steady selling was still happening Saturday pm.
|mo 9 Oct|
Saturday night the Slate Barn Sweffling was transformed into a slightly improvised (the foyer was a tent) but fully functioning theatre. Essential components were a stage, lighting (including a glitter ball), sound system, catering and if a bit awkward to access a sizeable dressing room. An invited full house that slightly strained the car park were musically and theatrically entertained by the debut of Slate Barn Arts, what a lovely and local venue for future shows.
|mo 13 Jul|
As always Saturday's Sweffling field dance was an absolute joy with smiling faces, laughter and good old fashioned fun ... ♥ it!
|sa 11 Jul|
♫ The annual Sweffling field dance is always magic and it's tonight.
|sa 20 Jun|
There has been a question mark over this year's Sweffling neé Rendham Field Dance but told today it's definitely going ahead second Saturday in July, bar and hog roast of course. ♫
|th 17 Jul|
Saturday's field dance may have moved a short walk along the B1119 from Rendham
|tu 13 Aug|
Tragically Liam Church, the motorbike pillion rider in the road accident on the B1119 near Framlingham earlier this month, died Sunday in Addenbrookes Hospital. Liam's elder brother Michael who was driving the motorbike died at the scene of the accident, both brothers were from Sweffling.
|th 27 Sep|
|sa 14 Apr|
Twice a year Richard Atkinson and Rob Yates for a week pretty much put their home into store and transform their Sweffling cottage into a living collection of antique/collectible/useable still lifes for sale ... quite stunning stuff. This week's show ends tomorrow but their next one will be in October.
|tu 7 Feb|
Thanks to Ivan and Gosia we now know the Sweffling windmill (grid ref TM 634902 264054) is on the left up an apparently unnamed road off Low Road. The base is a private home but a pic in the University of Kent collection shows the top was still on in 1933.
|sa 28 Jan|
This postcard of Dennington shows that around 1943 the village didn't go as far as having a garage but the shop sold petrol, hand pumped of course and though perhaps we should know where the windmill in Sweffling was we don't.
|mo 2 Jan|
|fr 17 Jun|
Weird, in Sweffling four cats and a dog have been poisoned by anti-freeze.
|tu 15 Mar|
We all know (or should know) what Al Murray the pub landlord thinks of pubs with a web site ... the Sweffling White Horse has a web site but hasn't been open for approaching eight years ... it's planning to re-open this summer.
|tu 11 Aug|
It's the very pleasant Sweffling Village Fete this Saturday and though the tug of war has gone there's all the usual stuff plus belly dancing, tractor rides, a fun dog show and most important a beer tent (we'd guess Earl Soham beer, it was last time we went).
|sa 6 Jun|
... it's taken two months but 'Kathie' from Sweffling has been identified.
|we 1 Apr|
|th 12 Mar|
|sa 15 Mar|
The Sweffling White Horse has been sold, now how long has that been shut? Three years?
|tu 21 Aug|
Sweffling Village Fete returned last Saturday after being away for bit (so we're told). Although we didn't see any tug of war like the last time we went, there was a bouncy castle, steam organ, welly whanging, trailer rides, coconut shy, face painting , second hand book stall, beer tent (Earl Soham beer of course), half a dozen Chevrolet Corvettes, burgers, teas, stuff we can't remember and despite a slightly dour day it was all going very well!