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Woodbridge 2014-10

tu 23 Dec

Woodbridge Town FCSunday Woodbridge Town FC were going to reenact that World War One football match.  Free entry and charity buckets for the British Legion but it's been cancelled ... what a pity, we were looking forward to the photo op.

th 13 Nov

Armed robbery at a Woodbridge jewelers yesterday.

su 2 Nov

We've picked up three new faves on Flickr; Halloween in AldeburghHippy Jo on Flickr, laptop on the line and our easily most viewed pic Hippy Jo.  You may remember Jo had a Fairtrade clothing stall on Framlingham, Saxmundham and possibly Woodbridge markets but for over two years now she's had a shop in Halesworth selling Fairtrade clothing.

mo 29 Sep

bloody Christmas ... eh?It's just not the Woodbridge Wyvale and Deben Inns that think it's Christmas already, when we were in Norwich Saturday we saw a banner advertising Festive Lunches.  Even more uncomfortable today is last day posting surface mail to Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and New Zealand for Christmas!

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.

th 14 Aug

Free dog chipping Friday 15 AugustFrom October you won't get a disc when you renew your road tax and from April 2016 owners will be legally obliged to microchip their doggie chums.  In a step towards this the Dogs Trust are offering free chipping 11:00am-3:00pm tomorrow at the Woodbridge King's Head ... that's at the top of the Market Hill.

fr 4 Jul
American Independence Day

The second coming of the resurrected Woodbridge carnival will parade tomorrow from 12pm followed by events on the very excellent Kingston Field hidden away behind the swimming pool.

th 26 Jun

All things will pass ...Throwback Thursday:  Six years ago today police made their third appeal about missing 73 year old Woodbridge man Anthony Smith ... it didn't end well.

mo 19 May

Yesterday saw a St John Ambulance ambulance with its blues going coming the other way on the A12 near Woodbridge, didn't know they had blues, presumably neither did the car in front of them not getting out of the way.

su 4 May
Star Wars Day

Women's Tour of Britain 2014Next week the inaugural women's Tour of Britain flirts with near the coast twice.  Stage 3 Felixstowe-Clacton on Friday passes just south of Woodbridge and the final and fifth stage on Sunday passes to the west of Stowmarket to finish in Bury St Edmunds.

we 23 Apr
St George's Day

Woodbridge Abbey riding team - pic contributedA bit Thelwell but also impressive that the riding team from the Woodbridge Abbey prep school qualified for the regional championships at their first attempt.

su 16 Mar

Stephen Cole is in his last year as headmaster at Woodbridge School and as part of the school's continuing and hefty commitment to music a concert of past and present pupils was held in the Snape Maltings' Britten Studio.

th 27 Feb

Fancy dress at The Abbey Woodbridge - pic contributedPupils of the Woodbridge prep school The Abbey raised over £400 from a fancy dress day and cake sale for the charity Canine PartnerCanine Partner trains dogs to help those with disabilities by picking things off the floor, working switches, pressing buttons and even emptying washing machines.

we 26 Feb

A cased tool set found in Woodbridge Monday.

th 30 Jan

A pair of Dr Dre headphones found in Quay Street Woodbridge.

th 9 Jan

Woodbridge police station is holding a watch found in Wickham Market.

mo 30 Dec
Lost Ring

We've noticed before that people are frequently losing rings in Woodbridge ... or maybe honest enough to hand found ones in, the most recent was found near the council offices on Melton Hill.

su 20 Oct

This is what we love about near the coast, a fence panel in Woodbridge damaged possibly by someone sitting on it is a recorded and reported crime ...

tu 1 Oct

Missing person Kaylem ReidWoodbridge teenager Kaylem Reid has been missing since last Thursday after saying he was going to the Woodbridge skate park.  It's thought he may be in the Ipswich area, if you can help please phone Suffolk police on 101.

we 11 Sep

Tomorrow at Woodbridge cinema it's Kenya night with African food, a pop up shop and a film ... well it is a cinema.

sa 6 Jul

Police appeal about a navy blue Pentax camera lost on the Kingston Field Woodbridge ... that's right, photos of sentimental value still on the camera.

fr 28 Jun

When we visited the Woodbridge cycling festival the weekend before lastWoodbridge cycling festival stall holders were complaining that the district council hadn't done enough to promote the festival and indeed punters were thin on the ground but a sprinkling of youngsters were enjoying themselves.  Heavy rain started and we sheltered under the police's pergola and then Radio Deben's before going home pleased to have discovered the Kingston Field which has an attractive looking cafe.

mo 17 Jun

Skateboarding in WoodbridgeWe do like from our not broad experience of skate parks how kids still in single figures mix in with young adults and Woodbridge seems no different, though choosing your moment and dodging as anywhere are desirable skills.  Impressed to see how small wheel scooters are being giving serious regard these days.

sa 15 Jun

WANTED  The East Coast Diner in Woodbridge needs an assistant chef.

tu 14 May

The large police presence today at the WyevaleChief Constable Douglas Paxton Garden Centre Woodbridge was newly hatched PCSOs about to be set free in the wild and an opportunity for us to meet new Suffolk Chief Constable Douglas Paxton, had no idea he's a Scot until he spoke.  The PCSOs were clearly pleased and flattered by the Chief Constable attending their event and he arrived on time ... looking good.

PS:  We completely failed to recognise Sergeant Andy Buck without his comedy moustache and red nose.

fr 19 Apr

Joanna van der Hoeven was born a Canuck but moved to near the coast last century, so like us still a blowin.  Now living near Woodbridge her book Pagan Portals - Zen Druidry was published this month.  Though it could do with a little editing we like Don't go with the flow.  Be the flow itself.

we 27 Mar

This must have been scary, a woman was threatened in Woodbridge late yesterday afternoon whilst still daylight.

sa 2 Feb

Is there a ley line or something running through Woodbridge?  Another lost ring.

th 31 Jan

In the early 90s the Woodbridge Old Mariner was the Tap and Spile landlorded by Huggy and we once heard this Huggy/Rising DampWoodbridge Old Mariner dialogue:

RD: Large brandy please Huggy.

Huggy: Budgens Rising Damp, eat something.

RD: Of course Huggy, Budgens this afternoon, large brandy please.

Huggy: OK but Budgens?

RD: Yes yes Budgens this afternoon.

Though there were multiple and continual guest beers Huggy much favoured Charles Wells Bombardier ... didn't think much of Charles Wells Bombardier at the time.  The pub is now looking for a landlord.

we 23 Jan

Newly fledged PCSOsThere were two reasons for yesterday's crime reduction event in Woodbridge, to hand out advice and freemans (we were particularly taken with the handbag bells that ting-a-ling when the bag's picked up) and to let new CPSOs deal with the public for the first time.  A senior CPSO told us she'd never had a newbie get stage fright and decide they couldn't do it, a credit to the interview process.

sa 1 Dec

Charlie ♫Pilot of the Airwaves♫ Dore with the Easton Rabble Chorus in Woodbridge tomorrow week ... she was in The Ploughman's Lunch ... think our chum Steph Busby rather fancied her.

we 26 Sep

The rings found in the Woodbridge Budgens reunited with their owner.

mo 24 Sep

Posh gardening tools pinched from a Snape gardening shed last week and in Woodbridge two rings found.

we 22 Aug

Marc Everett with some bloke♫ It didn't surprise us that Marc Everett won the Woodbridge Steelyard's six month long talent contest Saturday but it did surprise that he'd grown a beard since a Framlingham Castle Inn open mike ... the Steelyard's contest starts again this autumn.

mo 6 Aug

In Woodbridge an eleven year old boy has a bottle thrown at him from a passing car ... don't these knobheads have any self respect?

we 1 Aug

People are still finding lost stuff in the Woodbridge area, this time it's an iPhone in Martlesham Heath.

th 19 Jul

People seem to keep loosing jewellery in Woodbridge, this time it's a silver bangle in the Budgens car park.

fr 13 Jul
Friday the 13th

Ipswich cycle speedwayIt's Cycle Day in Woodbridge this Sunday on Kingston Field with BMX, grass track, speedway, FREE cycle coding, security advice and a quiz for youngsters with some decent prizes.

mo 28 May

We appear to have a result for the Woodbridge bypass and it's much earlier than you would think.

tu 22 May

Deano wants to know when Woodbridge was bypassed.

tu 28 Feb

Surprised we hadn't heard about this nasty sounding road accident in Hacheston last Thursday, a Cateye Strada wireless cycle computer found in Woodbridge and dodgy £20 notes have been popping up all over nearthecoast including Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Snape and Walberswick.

we 15 Feb

The Rabble Chorus who rehearse Thursday evenings in Easton village hall now have a second daylight chorus who rehearse Tuesday mornings in the St Johns Hall WoodbridgeKirsty Logan kirsty@therabblechorus.co.uk

fr 20 Jan

James TomlinsonJames Tomlinson is the son of actor the late David Tomlinson of Bedknobs and Broomsticks and for the past 18 years James has been the posh Woodbridge furniture shop James Adam.  Since 2001 the shop has been by the traffic lights at the back of Budgens, but East Green Energy made an un-refusable offer for the premises and James Adam will close next Friday.  It was lively in there today with customers taking fulsome advantage of the everything must go policy.

we 16 Nov

PCSO Sallyanna Chatten-BerryLast night the cops and community safety partnership were raising alcohol awareness with freeby kit bags, pens, packets of mints, the inevitable leaflets and intriguingly reusable and chemically powered hand warmers.  Though it was mostly parents being usefully informed (one mum came back for more pens) the streets of Woodbridge weren't thronging ... but there should be a lot more customers tonight at Rendlesham youth club.

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.

fr 7 Oct

Not surprisingly house sales quiet nearthecoast except for Woodbridge. House sales around near the coast

fr 22 Jul

Something is happening (colourfully) at the back of the Woodbridge Budgens, what was Viccy Wine in The Thoroughfare for at least two decades is now Cafe Nero and the fake old pub on the Ipswich Road that was the Seal is now the Duke of York.

th 21 Jul

Jo CramptonDeparting advertiser Jo Crampton the enterprising hippy was on the Saxmundham market yesterday, Woodbridge today and Framlingham Saturday with possibly a fourth day being added to her weekly round and welcome to newbs the Framlingham Castle Inn who have a Caribbean Beach Party coming up next week.

th 23 Jun

All found in or near Woodbridge a ladies pink coat, a ladies ring with blue and white stones and six female garments in the middle of the road.

th 28 Apr

Hamlet in WoodbridgeThe Keeper's Daughter's were to perform in Woodbridge library last night so we were disconcerted to discover it's a pile of bricks ... but the new library in a convertedVictorian school more or less opposite is light and spacious.  KD presented a witty Hamlet with disco lights and their usual tight all out performance, you can still see them including in Debenham.

fr 1 Apr
April Fool

Jewellery and euros stolen in Woodbridge (again) Tuesday morning and police want to contact a Wangford good Samaritan in a black 4x4 ... and now more dubious goings on in Wangford.

mo 14 Mar

A Woodbridge man has been arrested for drunken driving after a house was made unsafe when a Volkswagen collided with it and Eat Anglia in Earl Soham is up FOR SALE.

we 9 Mar

Van stolen from Woodbridge found in Melton containing property burgled in Campsea Ashe.

sa 8 Jan

House sales around near the coastSuperficially house sales lively in Saxmundham and Woodbridge.

sa 18 Dec

7pm:  The Harwich Electric Palace have cancelled tonight's film show because the projectionist can't get in and we've just experienced quite heavy snow between Woodbridge and the A14.

th 9 Dec

Yet ANOTHER ring found in Woodbridge and a full time gardening job going in Halesworth.

mo 26 Apr

In Woodbridge this afternoon near the A12 Coastal Suffolk Lib-Dem candidateDaisy Cooper in Woodbridge Daisy Cooper in between doors was trying to find out on the mobile when Radio Suffolk were going to turn up.  On the doorstep she was finding that people are concerned about housing, downsizing Ipswich hospital, and two passing Farlingaye students didn't want the Euro because they quite liked the pound We grew up with it.

Daisy Cooper is local (brought up in Walberswick) and committed enough to coastal Suffolk she would vote against the whip if it was in the best interests of the constituency.  More pix on Facebook

su 25 Apr

Perhaps we were either too late or too early yesterday morning but no sign of UKIP in the Woodbridge Thoroughfare.  The busker (the girlie with the guitar not the very young lad cranking out Hey Jude and Greensleeves on his clarinet) said she hadn't seen any canvassing ... maybe the British Heart ladies had scared them away.

sa 6 Feb

Fire crews from Framlingham and Woodbridge attended a man trapped in his crashed car on the northbound A12 near Wickham Market last night.

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