Official lock down in Trimley. The Great Pandemic: Week 2

    Small spring flowers in the hedgerow We appear to still be in a ‘phoney war’ period with the Covid-19 virus. It’s sniping fiercely around the edges while building up strength for a full onslaught. This  time  last week  the  total number  of cases in Suffolk were 22. As  of 11.00 p.m.  on Monday … Continue reading Official lock down in Trimley. The Great Pandemic: Week 2

Some like it hot – Curry Night and the restoration of Trimley Station

 Postcard view from either the bridge or one of the gatehouses at Trimley Station Postmark 1909. (N.B. the lamppost is still in situ.) Please note, this event has now been cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid 19 When  and where can you experience  one or more of the following; Curry; Railways; Good Times rolling.   … Continue reading Some like it hot – Curry Night and the restoration of Trimley Station

Catastrophe, Cockle, Coombs and Crime; an 1817 Felony in Trimley St. Martin

  The gravestone of John Cockle in Trimley St. Martin Churchyard.  Some weeks ago, I was reading a newspaper, ‘The Suffolk Chronicle’, for 17th May 1817. A small report containing the skimpiest of information caught my eye: “COMMITMENTS. – To the County Gaol, in this town, James Burroughs and Wm Wright (by the Rev. John … Continue reading Catastrophe, Cockle, Coombs and Crime; an 1817 Felony in Trimley St. Martin