Wednesday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing
By Derek Davis
25th Aug 2021 | Local News
Wednesday's WonderOn this day in 1830, Robert Stephenson's locomotive 'Northumbrian' took a trial run to prepare for the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Actress Fanny Kemble rode on the footplate, the first woman to do so.
Today's Peninsula sunrise: 05:56Today's Peninsula sunset: 19.56
Tide Times02:22 4.1m
07:57 0.76m14:33 4.03m
20:35 0.33mTake care on the Strand this afternoon
Weather:A cloudy start with a few mist or fog patches, and perhaps with the odd spot of drizzle here and there. However, it should brighten up during the morning with some sunny spells developing. Maximum temperature 21c, low of 13c.
Joke of the day:The troll that lives under my local railway bridge really is my arch enemy.
Did you groan? (send us your own favourite joke.)
See What's One here...
Peninsula Recycling CentreWednesday: 09.00am - noon
Saturday: 09.00am - noonBank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon
HMS Ganges MuseumOpen Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
Post Office Openings:Shotley:
Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 17.00Sunday: Closed Holbrook:
Mon: 9:00 - 18:00 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00-14:00Thu: Closed
Fri 9:00-17:30 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30Sat 10:00-12:30
Chelmondiston:Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30
Brantham (village hall): Closed
Good Neighbours' Scheme
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799 873881.Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408Holbrook Helpers 0333 335 5387
Stutton Network 01473 327753Tattingstone 07895052086
Updated surgery opening hours:Holbrook:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 08.00-17.00Thursday 08.00 - 12.30
Friday 08.00 - 18.30Shotley:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 08.00 - 18.30Friday 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
- 00 - 15.00
Wednesday: 07586741250Thursday: 07379202164
Today's food shop openings:Stutton Community Shop:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 16.00Saturday: 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:
- 00 – 21.00
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00Sunday: 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: ClosedMonday: Closed Hollingsworth's:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 17:30Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00
- 00 -23.00
- 00 – 23.00
- 30 – 17.30
Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.
Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus services:97/98 timetable 92 timetable. Shotley - Harwich - Felixstowe Ferry timetable (from Monday, March 29)
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