The Mills, Trimley c.1900 -1905 (enhanced postcard image in sepia) Enhanced postcard image in black and white Enhanced postcard image of the reverse, I purchased the postcard above in October 2020 and can truthfully say I have never paid so much for a 3” X 5" piece of card. The amount was eye … Continue reading Millers’ Tales
“Harry’s Bar celebrates ‘The Few’” at 2 Sisters It is now possible to see live performances again. The 2 Sisters Arts Centre has opened its doors to audiences who want to see real people performing or acting. During the long months since Lockdown started on 24th March 2020, the word ‘zoom’ has come to mean … Continue reading 2 Sisters re-opens: Championing live performances
I continue to be fascinated and beguiled by postcard messages from the early twentieth Century, acquiring examples on a casual basis when they come on the market. Postcards were introduced in Great Britain in October 1870 but they were plain and unillustrated. It was not until 1894 the familiar photographic cards began to be … Continue reading Postcards from Trimley
Although friends evolve over time and are generally the people we choose to be with, it isn't possible to choose our family nor to any great degree, our neighbours. My husband and I are fortunate to live close to people who have always been friendly, outward going and obliging. If we ask for help, … Continue reading Yelling at the neighbours
Today, Tuesday 19th May, is the start of the ninth official week of Lockdown or Day 57 if you’re counting carefully. For some, who voluntarily retreated from the public world on the 17th March 2020, it is Week Ten. One way or another it has been a long time; the clear and beautiful Spring is … Continue reading Birthdays in Lockdown…and other things
and also, how Trimley St. Martin Marked V.E. Day Pauline's contribution to V.E. Day celebrations - beer but no skittles. The Lockdown view from the Village, Day 48 For at least one Villager, the last seven days have been a source of anxiety and concern. In truth, many people continue to struggle … Continue reading When Disaster strikes …
When is the last time you saw more than one vapour trail stretched across the skies? The air is clear and bright inside and out, as I was putting together this week’s Blog. One of my correspondents, Paul R. sent me an image of flights coming into and out of, the U.K. and I reproduce … Continue reading Peerless skies: Another week in Trimley St. Martin during lockdown
Susan Hughes This is our blog for the week. Today I had to tell my daughter that a friend of hers died of Coronovirus. She was the youngest person to die in Suffolk. 31. This has been a very sad time. ************************************************************************************* It seems to me there are two truths to our current situation. One … Continue reading Missing You … Lockdown: Week 6
As the Pandemic Blog continues, contributors continue to send in their weekly reports. You may see subtle changes in the tone and content they despatch. This week, there are several who look back reflectively, remembering the hardship their parents or grandparents endured; others recall times from their childhood. Reflection during compulsory isolation is … Continue reading Living in the present, thinking of the past: Life in Trimley St. Martin during the Pandemic, Week 5.
Pink Moon Courtesy of Laura Locke Over the last three or four weeks, regular correspondents have been contributing weekly reports about their life in self isolation to this Blog. One of the common features of all correspondents is their positive approach to the crisis of the Covid 19 pandemic. Everyone is sustaining themselves … Continue reading Lockdown continues. Another week in the life of Trimley and the Corona Virus: Week 4.