... a bit Suffolk
|we 23 Jan|
It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-model them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with. Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket. Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!
|we 2 Jan|
It must be well over a decade since we saw an Eastern Angles Christmas show and we don't recall the now available free parking at the rear of the Ipswich theatre but it's still a small cast working their socks off. Saturday it was five actors who had Fenland Screamers tightly polished prompting laughter and applause from the audience. We got to be part of a rope bridge and had an actor sit on our lap ... unfortunately not one of the ladies. The show continues this month including a run at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge.
|su 16 Dec|
Yesterday's matinee performance of The Scarlet Pipistrelle at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge had dancing, singing, joking, lovely ladies and plot. The audience attempted to clap the Brexit joke and we particularly enjoyed the sausage puns, great stuff! Common Ground Theatre tour the show around near the coast with tomorrow at the John Peel Centre Stowmarket for three days and then on the road running into the new year.
|th 6 Dec|
The Shell garage on the Ipswich bound carriageway of the Woodbridge bypass has been flattened. Rumour has the rebuild will have a Waitrose which doesn't seem impossible.
Just the building at the pleasant Co-op garage on the A1120 by Stowupland has been flattened but the garage is still functioning from what looks like a Portakabin.
|th 1 Nov|
The passing lorry driver who in April destroyed the metalwork hanging off the Bell and Steelyard Woodbridge has been given seven points and ordered to pay £683. Hope his insurance covers the at least £10,000 to fix it which judging by the scaffolding outside we're quite prepared to believe.
|we 31 Oct|
Suffolk Singers workshop this Sunday at Woodbridge School.
|mo 29 Oct|
In Woodbridge today we discovered there's a Mountain Warehouse in the Thoroughfare, the charity shops are schizophrenic about DVDs with prices varying between £1 and £2.95 and we saw a mature lady with a shopping bag decorated with Jack Vettriano's Singing Butler.
|sa 22 Sep|
The seventh Shuck Festival in Woodbridge today and tomorrow and a bit windy in Framlingham yesterday.
|fr 21 Sep|
Tonight is the penultimate in a a four day run by the Deben Players of the musical comedy Nunsense at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge. The Convent of Little Sisters of Hoboken present wonderful songs and madcap dance routines.
|fr 7 Sep|
♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.
|we 5 Sep|
House sales active in Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge and surprisingly Laxfield.
|fr 17 Aug|
A forged £20 note in Beccles Tuesday and more in Woodbridge earlier in the month.
|fr 6 Jul|
Tomorrow there's two performances in the Seckford Theatre (that's the one in Woodbridge School) of the pantomime Rumplestiltskin by the Deben Players Juniors.
|fr 15 Jun|
Here's a new one (to us at least) Splat Quack Go Suffolk's Muddiest Mud Run. superficially a Woodbridge happening tomorrow but in fact just outside Hollesley ... entries accepted on the day and it sounds a teensie bit like those Zombie Evacuations.
|mo 16 Apr|
♫ Free entry to the lunchtime recital by The Beech Duo in Woodbridge library tomorrow. Classical duets for guitar and violin by Paganini, Piazzolla, Carulli and others.
|tu 10 Apr|
Something large appears to have bumped into the Woodbridge Bell and Steelyard.
|su 1 Apr|
In the Woodbridge hardware shop the man in front was being served ... well having a nice chat actually. Indications were made the conversation was ending when the phone started to ring. Beggar we thought Now we'll have to wait for that to be answered but no, the proprietor ignored it and served us ... sometimes you win eh?