Orford printer to open Pop Up Shop in Framlingham

Posted on October 14, 2020

Local printer Aspen Press will open a Pop Up Shop in Framlingham from October 28th to November 3rd.

Aspen Press produces a range of cards and stationery. Using traditional methods, they produce useful, beautiful products.

They hand set movable lead type on a variety of letterpress machines including a vintage Golding Pearl treadle press built in 1910 using high quality paper and card milled in the United Kingdom. Whenever possible they prefer to use paper from English mills who have strong sustainability policies but they do use other papers on occasion.

Their notebooks are hand stitched and hand trimmed.

From design to delivery they hand produce small batches of products that are available through their Etsy shop, through a small network of retailers and at selected events.

In addition to producing their own range of in-house designed cards and stationery, they also take on commission work utilising their large library of vintage typefaces and ornaments.

The Pop Up Shop will offer a wide range of their hand produced products which are ideal as Christmas gifts.

Gardener / Handyman required

Posted on October 14, 2020

Gardener / Handyman required at Chantry Barns, Broad Street, Orford.
Duties included mowing the lawns, sweeping up leaves,
putting out and taking in wheelie bins
and generally keeping the outside neat and tidy.

May suit active early retired person or an enthusiastic
student wishing to earn some extra money.

Approx. 3 to 4 hours per week all year round.

Please contact Robert Buck on 01379 668663 or

07890 012998 or Email

Internationally renowned local marine artist to donate painting to say thank you

Posted on October 1, 2020

Like many vulnerable older people, local artist Jeremy Rugge – Price and his wife Paula are now entering their ninth month of COVID isolation and lockdown and, due to Paula’s permanent fortnightly blood treatments at Harefield Hospital, they are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

However, like many of the other vulnerable residents, they feel that they are very fortunate to live in Orford where the help, support and friendship of everyone, the retail shops, families and individuals has been massive and unending to make their situation so much easier.

Some years ago, Jeremy donated his painting of the, now sadly demolished, Orfordness Lighthouse (valued at £2,675) to the village and he would like to do the same with a painting of Orford in a bygone era (valued at £1,950) based around much research and a painting by JMW Turner many years ago. He hopes that this gesture will go some way to saying thank you to everyone.

He further hopes that both paintings can be displayed somewhere that is visible to the general public rather than hidden in the Town Hall office or the village archives.

Anthony Jeremy Rugge-Price, was born in the Andover district of Hampshire on 23 March 1940.

He spent his younger years in Aldeburgh, Suffolk where he learnt the art of sailing under the beady eye of old Jumbo between Iken and Orford from 1948 for several years and this, along with skiing, became his lifelong passion.

Jeremy, as he was mostly known, was educated at Harrow, spending 1957 – 1960 in the merchant navy before following in his father’s footsteps and joining the army, serving in 13th/18th Royal Hussars. In 1976 he emigrated to New York and worked in the Restaurant and Public Hotel industries. In 1990 he gave up his day job and moved to Maine to teach himself to paint and by 1992 was exhibiting in galleries.

When his youngest son joined the Light Dragoons and was sent to Iraq and then Afghanistan, Jeremy and Paula came back to Suffolk while that deployment was active, intending to return once it was over, but they decided to remain here instead and have settled in Orford. Jeremy is a regular contributor to the Orford website with his very light-hearted and sometimes irreverent Rugge-Price Ramblings.

He has exhibited his historical marine art in galleries up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. for twelve years but now has reduced his output to the Landmark Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine, the home of the Kennedy Clan and Artmarine.com one of the most prestigious marine galleries online.