David Cripps, The Man from Tasmania Jo Hyland, from Western Australia Last July, shortly after starting the Trimley St. Martin Village Recorder’s Blog, I posted two articles about a Trimley woman called Lydia Rackham, who was transported in the middle of the nineteenth century to Van Diemen’s Land, better known to us as Tasmania. In … Continue reading Lydia Rackham Revisited: Part 3
'Alight here for Trimley St. Mary, Trimley St. Martin and surrounding Villages' The view into the Booking Office of Trimley Station It was more than fifty-two years since I had last stepped inside Trimley Station Booking Office to travel up line to Ipswich. Time has changed the substance and appearance of the small Station … Continue reading Adrian Reynolds and the Victorian Heritage of Trimley Station …
…they think it’s all over, but it isn’t! The fight for fairness and integrity in the Trimleys and Kirton. If you would like to hear an upbeat, positive view of the future of our local villages, then you can do no better than listen to Stephen Wrinch talking about the implications of the Local Plan. … Continue reading Stephen Wrinch, Campaigner
John Ford, aged about 16. Photo courtesy: John Ford “Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.” Anon. “You should talk to John over the road,” Mel Ambrose hinted to me some months ago, “He’s a Wood Turner and a really interesting man.” I … Continue reading John Ford: an intertwined man. Wood Turner and Knot Maker
It was another Saturday and another visit to one of the lead Campaigners of KATCAG. This week I had the opportunity to talk to Iain Irvine, whom many of you may have met as he has trudged the streets of Trimley St. Martin distributing information leaflets about Suffolk Coastal’s Local Plan. The Campaign had ‘Popped … Continue reading Iain Irvine Retired Police Officer: On the Campaign trail
Becca Atherstone, February 2019 Small intimations of spring are gradually advancing towards us as green shoots become visible and the daylight hours extend themselves towards early evening. Heedless of the weather, drifts of snowdrops could be seen hiding amongst the greenery when I recently gazed on Becca Atherstone’s garden from her kitchen window. In the … Continue reading Becca Atherstone: Valuing the natural world, working to conserve the green spaces of Trimley St. Martin
Perhaps there are more ‘Homing Pigeons’ in our lives than we may suppose. I recently acquired a 1938 postcard of the Trimley churches from eBay. Once the card was in my hands I was able to read the name of the signatory and the recipient. Once read, I experienced a frisson of recognition; it … Continue reading Bryan Frost Felixstowe to Trimley, Return. And beyond..