Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 03.07.21 at 00:01 by The Editor

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The Dutch were thwarted from overwhelming the Shotley peninsula and surrounding areas after being repelled by English soldiers at the Battle of Landguard Fort in July 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Led by Michiel de Ruyter, the Dutch landed marines at Felixstowe Cliffs with scaling ladders who were met by English soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. After landing the troops, the Dutch sailed towards the Rolling Grounds to mount an attack on Landguard Fort. Their attempts to bombard the fort were hampered by the sandbanks around Landguard Spit, and the troops landed from the Dutch ships were driven back by the garrison and by an English warship which fired cannon onto the beach, scattering the shingle like grapeshot.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:41

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times
00:53 0.73m
09:14 3.38m
13:01 1.3m
19:23 3.37m
No problems on the Strand

Showery rain in the morning, with some heavy bursts. Scattered heavy showers, thundery in places, then developing in the afternoon. Feeling rather warm and humid. Maximum temperature 22c, low of 13c.

Orwell Bridge:


Joke of the day:
Why is it a bad idea to flush old wooden Dutch shoes down a toilet?
It would clog up

(Did you groan? Send in your own.

Weekend What's One here...

Peninsula Recycling Centre[.B[
Wednesday: 09.00am - noon
Saturday: 09.00am - noon
Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon

Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus services:
97/98 timetable 92 timetable.

Shotley - Harwich - Felixstowe Ferry timetable (from Monday, March 29)

Today's food shop openings:

Stutton Community Shop:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 16.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 12noon.
Sunday: 09.00 - 11.00

Premier Stores Shotley:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 09.00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:
08.00 – 21.00

Orwell Stores, Chelmondiston:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 13:00

Woody’s Butchers: -
Tuesday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:30 (closed for lunch 13.00-13.45)
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00
Sunday: closed

Holbrook Co-op:
06.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op:
06.00 – 23.00

Suffolk Food Hall:
09.30 – 17.30

Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

Post Office Openings:
Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday: Closed

Mon: 9:00 - 18:00 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00-14:00
Thu: Closed
Fri 9:00-17:30 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30
Sat 10:00-12:30
Sun: Closed

Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30
Sun: Closed

Brantham (village hall): Closed

Good Neighbours' Scheme
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799 873881.
Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899 
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408
Holbrook Helpers 0333 335 5387
Stutton Network 01473 327753
Tattingstone 07895052086

Updated surgery opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 08.00-17.00
Thursday 08.00 - 12.30
Friday 08.00 - 18.30
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 08.00 - 18.30
Friday 08.00 - 12.30

The dispensary at both sites will be closed between 13.00 -14.00 daily for admin.
Call Shotley 787435 or Holbrook 328263 for appointments.
Some restrictions will still be in place, such as only three people allowed in the waiting room at any one time, and patients are asked to be patient and wait outside at busy times.

Good neighbours schemes are supporting patients to get prescription if they can’t attend the surgery.

Call 111 for emergency medical matters.

Citizens Advice Bureau phone advice for patients at Shotley, Holbrook and East Bergholt surgeries
10.00 - 15.00
Tuesdays: 07384429361
Wednesday: 07586741250
Thursday: 07379202164

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