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th 2 Sep

Suffolk ConstabularyEarlier this week a blue Vauxhall Vivaro van containing a bag of golf clubs was stolen in Thorpeness.  The golf clubs have sentimental value to the victim as they belonged to his late father.

th 23 Aug

The fourth Thorpeness Classic Vehicle Rally and Car Boot on the sports field from 9am Sunday.

tu 3 Apr

Last week's digest the Parham/Thorpeness one prompted the most clicks ever, book yours here... it's free!

th 29 Mar

Czech Republic national flagFor some reason Tuesday's digest the Parham/Thorpeness one is being popular in the Czech Republic.

tu 27 Mar

Rowing on Thorpeness mere in the 1920sWe like Thorpeness and its mere but haven't visited for some time.  We've had a drink in the social club on the corner and enjoyed the village hallness of it, even in places the slight smell of damp evoking past village halls.  The club is long closed but we heard at Christmas the cricket pavilion might have a pub night.

sa 29 Apr

Hopefully cheerful weather for tomorrow's 35th Heritage Coast run starting and ending at Thorpeness.

sa 14 Jan

A man thought to be in his late 50s died this afternoon following a cliff collapse at Thorpeness.

fr 19 Feb

 JOBS  A housekeeper, receptionists and others wanted in Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.

fr 31 Jul

Earl Soham feteThat's the way to do it, free entry and free parking at tomorrow's Earl Soham villageThe Thorpeness village fete ~ pic contributed fete and also tomorrow the Thorpeness village fete is in the Dolphin Inn's garden with attractions including games, draws, prizes, stands with cakes, local vegetables, books, pies, and live music.

su 15 Sep

At the end of last month jewellery was stolen from a Thorpeness shop ... a Thorpeness shop?

mo 5 Aug

Since last month there's been a new place to drink proper coffee in Thorpeness.

mo 11 Feb

Stowmarket on market dayEaston in the 1950s, a bowler hat being worn without irony in Stowmarket, that windmill in Thorpeness and Framlingham's Market Hill when the pharmacy was a chemist and had a flagpole ... clearly Fram's always had a flag fetish.

th 13 Dec

The Earl Soham war memorial in the 1950s?, Framlingham Market Hill definitely

Earl Soham war memorialFramlingham Market Hill 1951Thorpeness water tower and windmillWickham Market water pump

in the 1950s, the Thorpeness House in the Clouds with a windmill next to it and Wickham Market Hill with a water pump.

mo 10 Sep
World Suicide Prevention Day

Bradley Wiggins (2nd left) and Mark CavendishWe thought it something when we got to see reigning world road race champion Thor Hushovd on Suffolk roads at Framsden last year but yesterday on the Aldeburgh-Thorpeness road we got to see British reigning world champion Mark Cavendish and Tour de France winner Brad Wiggins, that won't happen again in ... more at Aldeburgh

th 19 Jul

Felixstowe Ferry golf club have emulated Thorpeness with their own avian House In The Clouds.

th 10 May

The Framlingham Flyers were best (possibly Saxmundham Rotary mean first) team in Sunday's Heritage Coast run at Thorpeness.

su 6 May
International Dawn Chorus Day


Thorpeness hugWe arrived at Thorpeness today for the 30th Heritage Coast run just in time to see the backs of the last departing group but didn't have to wait long for theThorpeness knowing look first six mile runners to arrive back.  A first timer told us he hadn't realised how much harder it was running on the sandy soil rather than tarmac and this year the flooding meant climbing up banks to skirt impromptu lakes.  Congrats to the Saxmundham Rotary club for keeping at an event that has such an inclusive meld of walkers, fun and club runners ... though we'd like to see it in the sun one day:)

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