Friday's Felixstowe Breakfast Briefing
By Derek Davis
25th Jun 2021 | Local News
Friday's Fascinating Flower FactsDianthus barbatus, known as Sweet William, is the handsomest flower in any summer garden. It attracts bumblebees, honey bees and butterflies and many admiring glances in the garden where these pictures were taken Dianthus, whose name is derived from Dios (God) and anthos (flower) is native to the Mediterranean, southern and central Europe but thrives on the Felixstowe peninsula. The first references to the bloom were in the 16th century, when it was cultivated in monastic gardens.
Today's Felixstowe sunrise: 04:37Today's Felixstowe sunset: 21:19
Tide Times00:24 4.09m
06:17 0.41m12:53 4.05m
18:44 0.37mFloodgates open
Weather:Cloudy and damp start with outbreaks of rain clearing east through the morning. Some brighter spells developing by the afternoon, but also a risk of heavy showers, perhaps isolated thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 20c, low of 13c
Joke of the day:What do flowers study in college?
Did you groan? (send us your own favourite joke) Just as Billy (aged 14) did.
Weekend What's One here...
Today's Post Office Openings:Bent Hill, Wolsey Garden – 10.30 – 12.30
Felixstowe, Hamilton Road - 09.00 – 15.00Old Felixstowe, High Road, East – 09.00-17.30
Walton High Street – 08.15 – 17.30Trimley High Road – 06.00 – 22.00
Today's supermarket shop openings:Co-op Hamilton Road – 07.00-21.00
Co-op Wadgate Road – 06.00-23.00Co-op High Road West - 07.00-23.00
Co-op King Street – 06.00-23.00Co-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 – 08.00-22.00Lidl 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 onlyHaven Health 08.00-18.30 (670107)
Howard House 09.00-17.00 (282706)Felixstowe Community Hospital (337600)
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 timetableLive travel updates:
Check here for 75 service Monday to Friday timetable
Live travel updates:Train times and traffic hold ups
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