Wednesday's Felixstowe Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 09.06.21 at 07:23 by The Editor

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On This day
In 1945 The publication of the first of the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' series by the Rev. Wilbert Awdry. It was entitled 'The Three Railway Engines' and featured Edward, Gordon and Henry. The book quickly sold the initial print run of 22,500 copies and there were a further two print runs by the end of the year.

Answer to Tuesday Tester
It is a Barn Swallow, which has taken up home in the hydraulics cowling area operating the Shotley marina lock gates

Today’s Felixstowe sunrise: 04:35

Today's Felixstowe sunset: 

Tide Times
05:34 0.68m
12:13 3.79m
17:52 0.73m
THU 10 Jun
00:26 3.7m
Floodgates open

Early mist patches will be short-lived leaving another fine, dry day, with prolonged warm sunshine through the morning. A little more cloud into the afternoon, but very warm again with light winds. Maximum temperature 26c, low of 16c.

Orwell Bridge:


Joke of the day:
Why can't Gordon sit down?
A: Because he has a tender behind

Did you groan? (send us your own favourite joke)

Today’s Post Office Openings:

Bent Hill, Wolsey Garden – 10.30 – 12.30

Felixstowe, Hamilton Road - 09.00 – 15.00

Old Felixstowe, High Road, East – 09.00-17.30

Walton High Street – 08.15 – 17.30

Trimley High Road – 06.00 – 22.00

Today's supermarket shop openings:

Co-op Hamilton Road – 07.00-21.00

Co-op Wadgate Road – 06.00-23.00

Co-op High Road West - 07.00-23.00

Co-op King Street – 06.00-23.00

Co-op Walton High Street 06.00-23.00

Morrison’s – 07.00 – 21.00 (petrol 08.00-22.00)

Tesco metro – 07.00-22.00

Sainsbury’s Warren Heath – 08.00-22.00

Lidl Langer Road: 08.00 – 21.00

Lidl Haven exchange: 08.00-21.00

Wear face covering. Respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.


This weeks’ surgeries and dispensary times:

Grove Medical centre 08.00-18.30 (283197) - Covid vaccinations available by appointment only

Haven Health 08.00-18.30 (670107)

Howard House 09.00-17.00 (282706)
Felixstowe Community Hospital (458820)

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

Felixstowe-Bawdsey ferry will run from:
Easter weekend until April 30: 10.00 - 17.00 weekends only.
Wave to hail the ferryman, or call 07709 411 511. Go here for website

Bus services:
Check here for 77 service Monday to Friday timetable
Live travel updates: 
Check here for 75 service Monday to Friday timetable

Live travel updates: 
Train times and traffic hold ups

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