Rugby Six Nations

Following the success of watching the world cup games on the  big screen in the Community Centre, you can now come and see England playing rugby in the Six Nations Championship live. Depending upon support all five England games will be shown. Entrance is free and the bar will be open. So for all you […]

Bri in the Sky

Brian looked down at the sea below, interlocking slabs of endless grey, as cold and unyielding as granite and equally as unforgiving, a deadly adversary. The phrase ‘from here to eternity’ flashed through Brian’s mind. Not a comforting thought for every pilot knew that exposure and hypothermia would inevitably claim his life even if he […]

The New Website

Welcome to the new website. Stradbroke Online was instigated in 2014 to provide residents with an up-to-date information base about all aspects of Stradbroke. It has been managed by a small group of residents keen to provide a reliable information resource in the village. The editors have long planned an upgrade of the website to […]

ARAB WINTER

To her right the North Sea was sneezing and grumbling. It cleared its throat repeatedly, looked drab and out of sorts. Lily’s own state of mind exactly. The inside of her head was full of shifting layers of, what? Sand, most likely. Sand and, or, mud. To her left, winter-empty beach huts, colours muted, paint […]

Black Sheep

Ours wasn’t a big bedroom, but it was larger than the one I’m in now. I remember, when she hurried me through the door, I caught again the once familiar view from the window. The lighthouse along the coast in Southwold stood out clearly today – I spotted it against the clouds before Ellie even […]

Geese

Despite the insistent wind lashing against their faces, the visiting walkers stomped along the coastal path. Disconcertingly, the sea was higher than the land and pregnant sails peeped over the sea wall looking down on woolly-headed, wax-jacketed, thermal-gloved stalwarts. Sturdy boots splashed and squelched with regular stops to allow for ‘bird-watching’. A woman did just […]