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With the good weather around the corner it is the time when we come out of hibernation and our thoughts turn to country walks in the fresh air to blow the cobwebs away. In this issue we have details of the Bluebell Walks that have been organised by the national charity Canine Partners. You will find the details in the What’s On pages and on page 20. We also have a walk featured that takes us to the bluebells in Dollop’s Wood in Polstead. If you visit our website www.theconnectionmagazine.co.uk you will be able to download a map and full directions. If you have a dog and enjoy walking you need to know that there have been dog thieves operating in this area. Please be extra vigilant. More details are on page 19. On a happier note - we now have a Facebook page for the Connection!

6 Finance 8 Book Reviews 10 Country Mutters 12 Recipe 14 - 18 What’s On 22 Notice Board 27 Gardening 28 Crossword 29 Walk on the Wild Side 30 Sudoku 32 Codeword 34 Spot the Difference 36 Useful Numbers 38 Index of Advertisers

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Finance Ignorance is No Defence Taking professional financial advice is advisable, but your own education is essential In my parents’ day, money was a simpler matter. In many families they went to work, earned their money, paid their taxes and saved what they could. When it came time to buy a house, they approached the bank manager to see if he would be kind enough to lend them three times the husband’s salary (the wife stayed at home looking after the children) for a repayment mortgage which was paid off over 20 or 25 years before he got his final salary scheme pension. By the time I started earning money, it had become much more complicated. We were two people paying the mortgage needing much higher salary multiples to afford rising house prices. Then came the ending of MIRAS, the emergence of interest only mortgages and endowment policies to pay them off (or not as it turned out in some cases). Pensions became more complex too, with choices for opting out of SERPS, private pension schemes, money purchase schemes and final salary scheme pensions became a distant memory for most. Throw in the scandals of misselling of endowments and PPI to name just two, and it’s clear even for my generation the financial world has become a confusing place. Hedge funds, derivatives, swaps – even the so-called

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experts struggle to make sense of it. The common thing throughout all these generations, my parents, myself, our children, is that none of us have ever had any financial education. Not one single lesson in the classroom at my school was ever devoted to personal financial matters. The financial company employees are taught how to sell to us, but we have little idea of how to make a judgement on what they tell us. At last, this should be about to change. In 2011, 118,000 people signed an e-petition via the MoneySavingExpert.com website to force the issue of Financial Education in Schools to be debated in Parliament. Draft proposals have been published recently and are still under consultation into April, but it is expected that from September 2014, financial education will form part of the national curriculum in England, with 11-16 year olds receiving it as part of their compulsory citizenship education. Plans are that pupils in Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) will be taught the function and use of money, personal budgeting, money management and a range of financial products and services.

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From 14 to 16 in Key Stage 4, they will be taught about wages, taxes, debt, credit, financial risk plus more sophisticated financial services and products. The Government wants students to have “the financial skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis as well as to plan for future financial needs.” It is clear that the lessons are long overdue. You only have to look at how much the financial world has changed in the last 40 years to see that what is needed (and will hopefully be taught in schools) is a good grounding in the ‘basics’ of understanding personal finance. It is to be hoped that the generation that receive this education realise that their learning will need to continue long after they leave the classroom as the financial world continues to evolve. If knowledge is power, having the right financial knowledge will help our children avoid the mistakes with money we may have made along the way, and that can only be a good thing. In the meantime, pass on what you know already Mums and Dads, and a free Teen Cash Class is available at http://www. moneysavingexpert.com/family/ Teenagers-cash-class. By Anthony Tavistock

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Book Reviews How to Win Friends From the playground to the workplace, we all know we’re not going to get by without a little help from our friends. But how do we go about forging those friendships in the first place? We’ve put together a collection of stories where a friendship is central. And it just goes to show, bonds can be formed in the most unlikely of places. Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck George Milton and Lennie Small are two migrant workers who dream of owning their own farm. George is intelligent but uneducated and Lennie is a great hulk of a man; physically strong but mentally weak. Set during the Great Depression, the pair is forced out of the aptly-named ‘Weed’, California after Lennie’s fondness for touching ‘soft things’ lands him in trouble. Chasing the elusive American Dream, George must decide what kind of a future their friendship can have. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne Bruno is the son of an SS officer and is also a naturalborn explorer, so it’s no surprise that when his family moves to ‘Out With’, he has a lot of questions about the children who appear behind the barbed wire fence wearing blue striped pyjamas. Bruno meets Shmuel, who lives the other side, has a shaved head and is constantly hungry and the two form a friendship that will have devastating consequences. Boyne’s children’s book about concentration camps is a must-

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read for all adults. It will stay with you for days, weeks and months afterwards, just as it should. Wonder R.J. Palacio Starting high school is tough enough for any kid, but when you have a facial deformity and it’s your first time stepping into the torrential current of mainstream education, you’re bound to be washed away. August Pullman is starting in the Fifth Grade and has the rather unenviable task of helping his classmates see beyond his disfigurement. There are tears and laughter in equal measures as ‘Auggie’ tries to make the right friends and find his place in the unforgiving environment of Beecher Prep. The Help Kathryn Stockett This is the story of three women: Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny, and their attempts to change the social structure and confines of a segregated Mississippi in the 1960s. Young Skeeter is a white woman with a degree, but no husband. Aibileen is a black maid who is essentially raising a white woman’s child for her, whilst grieving for her own dead son. Meanwhile Minny is a fantastic

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cook but an even greater gossip. Between them, the three plan to write and publish their own stories, revealing social scandals and ‘tellin’ it like it is’. Starter for Ten David Nicholls It must be every teenage boy’s dream to appear on ‘University Challenge’ mustn’t it? For anyone who ever felt the odd one out, this book is testament to the fact that within institutes of higher education, everyone can find kindred spirits. Working-class student Brian Jackson is off to university on a full scholarship and he’s determined to flex his intellectual muscles by winning a place on the UC team. The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan Before Carrie Bradshaw et al, four Chinese women began meeting in San Francisco to compare notes as recent immigrants. It was 1949 and they called themselves ‘The Joy Luck Club’. It’s a complex and delicately interwoven tale of Chinese mothers and daughters, revealing secrets and lies and all striving to find a place in the modern world whilst feeling the constant tug of their past.

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Country Mutters

Chairman of the Bored..... by Lady Muck

Who do I aspire to be? My son’s question came, as always, as I was negotiating a tricky piece of chicanery outside the school gate. Right now, Jeremy Clarkson actually - he’d know exactly how to deal with the double parked Chelsea tractors blissfully unaware of other road users, I thought grimly. But it wasn’t about me. It turned out that my son needed to know for an essay he had to write and couldn’t think of anyone. I suggested he thought about someone he looked at and thought ‘I’d like to be like that.’ The answer came quickly. ‘The cat.’ Interesting, I replied why the cat? Perhaps her prowess as a hunter, her physical agility, her independence - able to do what she wants, when she wants? Again, the answer came quickly, ‘Because she gets to lie around all day and do nothing’. It’s true she has developed a limpet-like attraction to the mat in front of the woodburner over the past few months, as witnessed by her spreading girth. But that’s not the point at all. Why does my son aspire to do nothing? Why isn’t he heroworshipping Churchill, Gandhi or Mandela? Why not David Beckham, Bear Grylls or Brian Cox? I’ll even take Dermot O’Leary. He’s a local lad made good after all. It didn’t take long before the inescapable truth revealed itself - it’s all my fault. All that time spent when he was a lisping infant taking him to the zoo, archery classes, fencing, football, piano lessons, hunting for minibeasts - he’s got nothing left to do. Been there, done it, made the tie-dyed t shirt. Burnt

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out before he’s hit his teenage years. The contrast to my own childhood is clear. Those were the days when your Dad worked and your Mum never took you out anywhere except to the shops when you needed a new pair of school shoes and that didn’t count. Lonely? Find yourself a friend. Bored? For goodness’ sake find something to do. In my case that was exploring, climbing trees, falling into ditches, making up stories as I went. Which is what made me into the scruffy hopeless fantasist I am today. It can’t be a coincidence that my best friend, inordinately fond of making mud pies every single time it rained, eventually opened her own bakery. I’m not the first person to point out the value of boredom in developing ambition. It’s a springboard for wanting to leave home, get an interesting job, travel the world. If everything’s handed to you on a plate at an early age, that’s kind of what you’ll expect in the future isn’t it? So now what do I do? How do I re-invent boredom? What boy, who has already experienced the hardship of warfare on the outer rings of the planet Alpha 2.9 via his computer, is going to understand the simple joy of making a walkie-talkie out of two tin cans and a piece of string? But there is hope. We must be getting close to the same economic situation we had when I was growing up. Think about it - power cuts, a three day week, no jobs - plenty of time to get bored. Every cloud......

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Spiced Rack of Lamb with Fragrant Rice Ready in 1 hour

Serves 4

Perfect for a spring Sunday lunch or stylish supper this quick and easy lamb dish is full of flavour. Choose a couple of meaty racks of lamb from a good butcher and score the layers of fat before spreading with the harissa paste. Serve with a cooling garlic and mint yoghurt sauce.

Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp harissa paste (see Tip) • 2 trimmed racks of lamb, each with 6 bones • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into slim wedges • 50g butter • 225g basmati rice, rinsed and drained • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed • 750ml vegetable stock • Generous pinch saffron strands • 50g sultanas • 40g flaked almonds, lightly toasted • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

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Harissa paste is a fiery hot North African blend of red chilli peppers and spices – just a little goes a long way so use sparingly. You’ll find it in small jars near the dried herb and spice sections in most large supermarkets.

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Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6. Spread the harissa paste over the lamb racks. Place the racks in an oiled roasting tin and add the onion wedges. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes depending on how pink you like your lamb. Remove from the oven. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes – the lamb will be juicier and easier to carve. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a heavybased pan until melted and foaming. Add the rice and garlic. Fry gently for 1-2 minutes, stirring until the rice is translucent. Pour in the stock. Add the saffron and bring to the boil, stirring. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 15-20 minutes without removing the lid until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Fork through to separate the grains. Add the sultanas, flaked almonds and pomegranate seeds. Carve the lamb racks into individual cutlets and serve immediately with the fragrant rice and roast onion wedges.

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What’s On (Cont)... General Interest

Monday 6th May 1.30pm - 4.00pm.

Little Bentley Hall Garden Show

Photographs entered in the competition for the 2012 calendar will be on display in the hall. Closing date for entries is 27th April. For further details: 01206 262807 lorraine.nayland@ btinternet.com or www. naylandandwiston.net

At Little Bentley Hall, Colchester CO7 8SD Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 10.00am - 6.00pm. Beautiful show gardens, arboretum and waterways, fine art show, trade stands and silent auction. Tickets £8 adults, children under 15 free. For more information, please contact Vicky Beckinsale on 07825 337161, email vicky.beckinsale@ ormiston.org or visit www.littlebentley.net.

Strands Exhibition At The Lady Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, The Green, Long Melford Friday 24th - Monday 27th May 10.00am - 5.00pm. An exhibition of textile art including classic and contemporary stitching, beading, ceramics and botanical drawings by members of the Strands Group. Free admission. For further information please call 01787 277370.

Nayland & Wissington Calendar Photography Competition Display

St Peter’s Craft Fairs At St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury Saturday 27th April and Saturday 11th May 9.00am - 4.00pm. Over 35 fabulous stalls with unique gift ideas including silversmithed jewellery, hand crafted greetings cards, pop music and film framed memorabilia, vinyl picture disc record clocks, cupcakes, ceramics, glassware, childrens designer clothing, hand knitting, shabby chic and much more. Refreshments, free admission. Proceeds support many local and national charities.

Dedham Arts Group Spring Exhibition At Littlegarth Studio, High Street, Dedham Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May 10.00am - 5.00pm.

an enthusiastic and innovative group of local artists. Free entry. For more information about the group please e-mail angellahorner@ hotmail.com

Auction of Goods & Promises At Great Tey Village Hall Friday 19th April 7.30pm. Fundraising evening for 1st Great Tey Scout Group. There will be a licensed bar on the evening including beer on sale from Shalfords and other local breweries. There are lots of amazing auction lots up for grabs. Payment (cash or cheque) on night only please. Please contact the Group Secretary on 01206 212648, email info@1stgreatteygroup. co.uk or check the website www.1stgreatteygroup. co.uk for more details.

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Leavenheath Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail Sunday 23rd June 11.00 am - 5.00pm. 20 gardens to visit plus crafts and plant sales in village hall, Scarecrow trail with clues in aid of S.E.S.A.W, St Matthew’s church & village planting. £3 per adult for entry from village hall. For more information please contact p.goodyer@ btinternet.com

Morning Market At Nayland Church Hall, Bear Street, Nayland CO6 4HY Saturday 18th May from 9.30am.

Coach trip to Great Dixter House and Gardens

Nayland & District Horticultural Society’s sale of plants, including bedding and vegetables, books and cakes. Refreshments and raffle. Free entry. For further details: Lorraine 01206 262807 or www. naylandhortsoc.org.uk

Thursday 13th June.

Light and Dark

Join West Bergholt Gardeners’ Association for a visit to this renowned venue. Coach leav-ing Orpen Hall, West Bergholt 9.00am and departing 4.30pm for return.

At Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford Open until Sunday 21st April.

An exhibition of works by Chelmsford-born Cost for coach and entry artists Wladyslaw Mirecki A chance to view £25. Further information and Paul Rumsey. 14 Please mention The Connection when responding to adverts At Church Hall, Bear lively, colourful and and bookings, contact Free entry. For more Street Nayland CO6 4HY varied paintings by Terry Claydon 01206 information please


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Charity Magic Night At The Institute, Kelvedon Saturday 13th April 7.30 for 8.00pm. Kelvedon Community Association with members of The Magic Circle. Tickets £12 includ-ing nibbles, licensed bar, proceeds to KCA charity. For more information please call 01376 572944, 01376 570720, 01376 573717 or email: jeremydoughton@ hotmail.com

Coach trip to Sissinghurst and Great Dixter Sunday 9th June. Organised by Feering and Kelvedon Garden Club. Coach £13.75, Sissinghurst (NT members free) Adults £9.90 (children £3.75). Great Dixter House and Garden £8.50. Coach Pick up points in Feering and Kelvedon. For more information please call 01376 570159.

For those interested in joining, membership is just £2, or £3 for joint. For further details: Lorraine 01206 262807 or www. naylandhortsoc.org.uk

Aldham Open Gardens Day Sunday 9th June 11.00am - 5.30pm. Around 20 gardens open. Coffee, lunches, teas, plant and produce stalls. Live music in-cluding jazz band in 3 gardens, Clog dancers. Songs of Praise in church at 6.30pm. Sponsored by Mill Race Garden Centre. £5 entry. For more information contact 01206 240425.

Wormingford Annual Flower Festival - Mind the Gap! At Saint Andrew’s Church, Wormingford (on B1508 between Colchester and Sudbury) Spring Bank Holiday weekend 25th, 26th and 27th May 10.00am - 5.00pm daily.

Ladies Only Pamper Night At Holy Trinity Primary School, Fordham Heath CO3 9UE Friday 26th April 6.00pm - 10.30pm. Doors open 5.15pm Entry tickets £3, tons of luxury treatments from manicures to facials, massages and lots more all for £5 per 15mins. For tickets and to book treatments call 07904 115637 or 01206 213443.

Canine Partners’ Bluebell Walks At Langford Grove, Near Maldon on Sunday 28th April 11.00am and Green Island Gardens, Ardleigh on Saturday 11th May 11.00am - 4.00pm. Fundraising event for the Charity’s national Bluebell Walk Campaign. All funds raised from this walk will go towards supporting the Essex Puppy training Satellite and will help the Charity to train more assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities, in-cluding wounded servicemen and women in conjunction with Help for Heroes.

Parking will be available and there will be a raffle and Canine Partners merchandise on sale as well as a demonstration by Canine Partners to illustrate the work that is done by the Charity at both venues. To pre-register please contact Lindsay Hurrell on 0845 2090750 or email lindsayh@caninepartners. org.uk. Entry is £5 per adult, £2.50 per child, the under three’s go free. Langford Grove may not be suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs which will be dependent on ground conditions. Hot and cold refreshments available at Green Island Gardens but please note only assistance dogs are welcome on this walk.

Music The Suffolk Villages Festival Winter Concert Series Sunday 28th April 6.00pm.

Our theme for this year celebrates 150 At St Mary’s Church, Nayland & District years of the London Boxford The Golden Underground. Wonderful Horticultural Age of the Lute. Early and imaginative floral Society AGM seventeenth-century displays, bric-a-brac Choose from a two& Fun Quiz music by John Dowland sale in the old barn, mile walk through the At Church Hall, Bear and his contemporaries. teas, cakes, lunches and beautiful 90 acres of Street, Nayland CO6 re-freshments, raffle woodland at Langford 4HY Tuesday 16th with many exciting Grove or walk for as April 7.30pm. prizes. Free entry. long as you wish in the 15 Visit our website at www.theconnectionmagazine.co.uk Songs of Praise service stunning gardens of Anyone interested in Green Island Gardens. the Society is welcome. 26th May at 6.30pm.

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What’s On (Cont)... Monday 27th May 6.00pm. At St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland Handel: Susanna. Philippa Hyde & Claire Tomlin (soprano), Timothy Travers-Brown (countertenor), Tom Raskin (tenor), Giles Davies (baritone), Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra directed by Peter Holman (harpsichord) For box office and further information please call 01206 366603, box@ suffolkvillagesfestival. com or visit www. suffolkvillagesfestival. com

Music Events at The Electric Palace, Harwich At The Electric Palace, King’s Quay, Harwich CO12 3ER.

A male-voice choir concert featuring a wide selection of arrangements of popular numbers, modern classics and songs from favourite Musicals, performed by Men2Sing and proudly presented by Kelvedon Institute in aid of Village Hall funds. Tickets £10. Orders via kelve-doninstitute.org. uk or 01376 570508

Songs for a Summer’s Evening At St Mary’s Church, Raydon Saturday 8th June 7.30pm. The Esterhazy Singers will visit Suffolk to perform Britten’s Five Flower Songs, madrigals, folksongs and some lighter items. Including Pimms and refreshment for a summer’s evening. Tickets are £10. Sponsored by Hadleigh Thrift Shop, in aid of St Mary’s Fabric Fund. For more information and to book please call 01473 310320.

and cof-fee) will be available before the film starts and during the interval. Tickets £3.50 per adult and £2 per child. Please call Lesley 01206 262505 or Ken 01206 263266 for tickets. Saturday 6th April. ‘Skyfall’. Saturday 4th May ‘Les Miserables’.

International Classic Film Club Night At Slack Space, Victoria Place, off Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LR. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Monthly screenings of feature films selected mainly from Sight and Sound’s critic’s poll of

Dance and Drama ‘Hay Fever’ At Nayland Village Hall Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 8.00pm (bar opens at 7.30pm). Noel Coward’s sparkling comedy of bad manners presented by The Village Players, Nay-land. Tickets £7.50 adults and £6.00 (under16’s) available from Nayland Post office (af-ternoons) or telephone 262808.

‘Carmen’ At Bouncers, Wickham Hall Lane, Wickham Bishops CM8 3JJ. Saturday 13th July 5.00pm (gates open 2.00pm), interval 6.00pm - 7.30pm.

Presented by Opera in the Orchard. Sung in English all time. Tea and coffee translation, accompanied available, free entry but by a fully costumed Hugh Rainey donations gratefully band of acclaimed Jazz Band chamber musicians, the received. Full discussion outstanding singers following the film. For Thursday 16th May. Cinema include soloists from more details please The Tendring Covent Garden, Scottish Leavenheath contact Dorian Kelly on Thunderbirds Tickets £ 9 Opera and English Village Hall 07770 950964 or email plus £1 day membership. National Opera. Food Digital Cinema For more information dorian@theatrearts.biz stalls supplying local At Leavenheath Village please contact 07786 produce, BBQ, ice-cream, 17th April. Hall, Wrights Way, 744789 or visit www. cupcakes, licensed beer F.W. Murnau ‘Sunrise: A (signposted from electricpalace.com tent, wine, tea, coffee Song of Two Humans’ the High Road). will be available before Men2Sing Concert (1927) 94 minutes the performance and Doors open 7.00pm At Kelvedon United during the interval. for 7.30pm start. 15th May. Reformed are £30 (1st April 16 Church Please mention The Connection when responding toTickets adverts Orson Welles ‘Citizen Refreshments (wine, Saturday 18th May to 9th July) £40 (after 9th July) Children up to 18 7.00pm for 7.30pm. beer, soft drinks, tea Kane’ (1941) 119 minutes Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm - 10.30pm Thursday 11th April

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‘Talking Heads’ At The Orpen Memorial Hall, West Bergholt Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May 8.00pm. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Three monologues each in its own way reflecting Alan Bennett’s marvelously observant view of the British way of life. At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting. Presented by The Orpen Players, directed by Michael Poole. Tickets available from Ash’s Store West Bergholt from 27th April or by calling Roger Milne on 01206 241048. Visit our website for more details and to register for our newsletter, and please note that tickets can now be purchased online at www.orpenplayers.co.uk

17th to Saturday 20th April 7.45pm.

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A witty, moving play about Alan Turing the Enigma code breaker by Hugh Whitemore. Presented by The Dedham Players. Tickets £8 including refreshments from W A Hood Newsagents, Dedham from 01206 323160 (shop hours only) and online at www. dedhamplayers.org.uk

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Talks and Workshops

At The Kelvedon Institute, Kelvedon, Essex Friday 24th May, Saturday 25th May, Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Felsted Decorative and Fine Arts lectures

At Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April 10.30am - 12.00 noon. Children of all ages are welcome to come and join in the craft & storytelling activities held every Sunday. For further information contact Sudbury library on 01787 296000.

At Saling Millennium Hall, Piccotts Lane, Great Saling, CM7 5DW. Tickets are £6 to nonmembers. For more information please visit www.felsted-dfas.org.uk

At Wormingford Community Education Centre, Church Lane, Wormingford Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th April starting at 10.00am. Wormingford Landmarks is a Heritage Lottery Fund project designed to investigate a prehistoric site and make connections with the past. Take part in our archaeological investi-gation of this neolithic/Bronze Age site near Wormingford by booking in on one of our free fieldwalking sessions led by Howard Brooks from Colchester Archaeological Trust. For more information please call Amanda Findley on 01206 337338.

Coggeshall Heritage Society Talks

Underpaid, overstretched, a wily Italian servant Wednesday 24th April gets lucky in this classic At Christchurch 2.00pm for 2.30pm Eric 18th century “Commedia Stoneham Street Knowles presents The Del’Arte” performance Genius of Rene Lalique Coggeshall piece. Great fun for cast Wednesday 29th May Wednesday 10th April and audience alike, with 2.00pm for 2.30pm Aliki eas-ily recognisable 8.00pm Braine presents The characters from the early Birth of the Artist; SelfHelp for Heroes has days of international Portraiture and the Image been one of the Society’s comedy. Tickets are £7 of the Painter in the 17th adopted charities and it adults, £5.50 concessions Century. This lecture will be the subject of the and are available from looks at the origin of selfmonthly talk to be given the Box Office at The portraiture and the rise of by Mrs A.West. the sub-ject culminating Master Butcher, High in Rembrandt’s massive Street, Kelvedon or ‘Breaking production of the genre. 07742 532192. For the Code’ more information, Fieldwalking for 17 Visit our website at www.theconnectionmagazine.co.uk At The Assembly Rooms, please visit www. Wormingford Landmarks Dedham Wednesday. kelvedonplayers.co.uk

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Friday 19th April 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

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The Stanley Prentice Memorial Lecture. This address will be given by Mr.Brian Mooney and will provide a look at “The Cedars” a Coggeshall House through its history and some of its inhabitants,

‘American music of the 20th Century’ presented by Andrew Dawson.

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For further information about the Society and its work please visit www. discoveringcoggeshall. co.uk. Information relating to membership is available from Mr.D.Creswell on 01376 561570.

Wormingford Community Education Centre Talks At WCEC, The Old School, Church Lane, Wormingford Saturday 13th April 10.30am. Part of the Wormingford Landmarks Heritage Lottery Fund local history project, Andrew White and Don Goodman from Colchester Archaeological Group will give a talk entitled ‘Cropmarks of the Stour Valley’, followed by a walk to the site under investigation. Free entry, refreshments available.

Friday 17th May 7.00pm for 7.30pm. ‘Imaging the Night Sky,’ presented by Michael Forbes. Astrophotography and how to get the best from your equipment. This will be hands-on and Michael will be providing hand-outs and advice. We ask for £4 donation per person, refreshments available. For more information or to reserve a place for these talks, please call Amanda on 01206 337338 or email wcec12@gmail.com

Farmers Markets Lavenham Farmers Market At The Village Hall Lavenham Sunday 28th April and Sunday 26th May at 10.00am - 1.30pm. Contact Justine Paul 07704 627973

Colchester Farmers Market The Arts Centre Colchester Friday 5th April and Friday 3rd May at 9.30am - 1.00pm.

Wivenhoe Saturday 20th April and Saturday 18th May at 9.00am - 12.00pm. Contact Rowly Castiglione 01206 367776

Brightlingsea Farmers Market At the Community Centre Brightlingsea Thursday 25th April and Thursday 30th May at 9.00am - 12.00. Contact Bob Shotton 01206 302669

Sudbury Farmers Market At St Peters Church Sudbury Friday 26th April and Friday 31st May 9.30am - 2.00pm. Contact Justine Paul 07704 627973

Farmers Market At Jimmy’s Farm Wherstead, Ipswich Saturday 6th April

Rowhedge Farmers Market At Rowhedge Village Hall Saturday 6th April and Saturday 4th May 9.00am - 12.00pm. Contact Yvonne 07780 923688

Hedingham Farmers’ Market At The Baptist Church Swan Street, Sible Hedingham (next to the Sugar Loaves pub) Saturday 20th April and Saturday 18th May 10.00 am - 1.30pm. Contact Roy Reece 07513 464567

Stanway Country Market At St Andrews Hall St Albright’s Church (B1408) London Road/ Church Lane, Stanway CO3 8PB Friday 5th,19th April and Friday 3rd, 17th May 10.00am - 12.00pm. Contact 01206 768917

The Connection has listed all the events in What’s On in good faith. We cannot accept responsibility for inaccuracies, changes to events or cancellations. It might be advisable to check with venues before attendance.

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With the ever increasing theft of dogs, horses, and parrots, the time has come to draw the attention of pet owners to be more vigilant about the security of their pets and animals. The launch of the first ever “Pet Theft Awareness Week” took place from the 14th March to 20th March.

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Canine Partners’ Bluebell Walks At Langford Grove, Near Maldon on Sunday 28th April 11.00am and Green Island Gardens, Ardleigh on Saturday 11th May 11.00am - 4.00pm Fundraising event for the Charity’s national Bluebell Walk Campaign. All funds raised from this walk will go towards supporting the Essex Puppy training Satellite and will help the Charity to train more assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities, including wounded servicemen and women in conjunction with Help for Heroes. Choose from a two-mile walk through the beautiful 90 acres of woodland at Langford Grove or walk for as long as you wish in the stunning gardens of Green Island Gardens. Parking will be available and there will be a raffle and Canine Partners merchandise on sale as well as a demonstration by Canine Partners to illustrate the work that is done by the Charity at both venues. To pre-register please contact Lindsay Hurrell on 0845 2090750 or email lindsayh@ caninepartners.org.uk. Entry is £5 per adult, £2.50 per child, the under three’s go free. Langford Grove may not be suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs which will be dependent on ground conditions. Hot and cold refreshments available at Green Island Gardens but please note only assistance dogs are welcome on this walk.

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Notice Board Coach trip to Great Dixter House and Gardens 

Join West Bergholt Gardeners’ Association for a visit to this renowned venue on Thursday 13th June.  Coach leaving Orpen Hall, West Bergholt 9.00 am and departing 4.30 pm for return.  Cost for coach and entry £25.  For further information and bookings, contact Terry Claydon 01206 242124.  http://westbergholt.net/village-life/ clubs/gardeners

Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Forum Conference 2013

This years event will be held at Assington Village Hall on Tuesday 4th June from 10.00am.  The day will include presentations on farming in the Stour Valley by John Rix of PG Rix farms, Managing a Masterpiece (a £1.1m Heritage Lottery Funded scheme in the Stour Valley) and on our Environment Agency funded river catchment survey. Options for afternoon site visits and workshops are available - for details please visit http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley. org Please book a place with us if you intend to come outlining your preference of site visit/ workshop and if you intend to stay for lunch.  Please book by email at dedhamvale.project@ suffolk.gov.uk or phone on 01473 264263. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Silver End Heritage Society awarded £9,900 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

The project, Silver End Stories, will record the experiences of those living, working and growing up in this special village. The oral history will preserve the first-hand accounts of life in a close knit self-contained community, living in a village planned and built for a specific group of people. It will enable the Society to put together a history of the village for posterity in the words of those who created it and as seen through their eyes. For general enquiries about our events or joining ring Brian Gillion 01376 583706, email silverendheritagesociety@gmail.com

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As well as the market on Saturday 6th April we will be running a one-off free trial with our National League Table Tennis Team.  Age 8 - 80, beginners through to social and on to League standard. Receive tuition and information about the club. Free entry and parking. Please see What’s On entry for other details.

Coggeshall Patients Participation Group

In early 2012 The Coggeshall Patients Participation Group was established to act as a communication channel between the surgery team and the community to help patients use facilities to the best advantage and the Practice implement policies influenced by the patients’ views. All patients were given opportunity to join the group and one of its first activities was to perform a survey to record levels of patient satisfaction. The results exceeded all expectation and revealed a high level of satisfaction. This was a local survey based in the surgery and in addition to the external national survey carried out annually where the Practice was rated highly amongst several other surgeries in the locality. The Group meets monthly and apart from commenting on everyday needs and performances, it has set up a series of talks dealing with health needs and treatments. Pain management and diabetes have already figured in the programme and with the support of Colchester Hospital University further bimonthly talks, including those relating to strokes, orthopaedics and ophthalmology are already being planned. Details of these meetings will be publicised in the surgery, locally and through the press.

Earls Colne Twinning Association Open Art Show 2013

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Great Horkesley Village Hall

The brand new village hall at Great Horkesley is open for bookings. Regular events include a craft club, singing group, Zumba and LeapAlong educational classes for children aged 1 - 5 and their parents. For more information please visit http://www. greathorkesley-pc.gov.uk/new-village-hall/ For enquiries about hiring the New Village Hall and to make a booking please call Chris on 07534 876364 or email - bookthehall@ greathorkesley-pc.gov.uk

Aldham Village Hall Fund Raising Report

I am pleased to report that the money is still rolling in and we have now reached a grand total of £36,845. We were very encouraged with the response to the Rummage Sale on the 23rd February. The hall was packed with buyers, with bargains flying off the tables very quickly. Our total for the sale amounted to £224. We are running another Charity Market stall in Colchester on the 20th April, and we hope to see you there.

Paycocke’s House and Garden in Coggeshall is now recruiting volunteers for the 2013 season and have some really exciting positions available. Last year saw many successes for the house, ranging from our first archaeological excavation, ‘The Big Dig’, in the summer, the opening of our new and very popular shop, and excellent visitor numbers. Now is a perfect time for you to join us with exciting developments including establishing our very own Coffee Shop for visitors, an outdoor cinema for summer evenings (in partnership with Reel Picture House), and continued growth and interpretation of the house and garden. 

Plans for the rebuilding works are now quite far advanced, and I may have some good news soon about the grant situation and the rebuilding programme. Anne Fulcher - Aldham Village Hall Fund Raising Committee

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Colne Valley Flower Club 

We meet at Orpen Hall West Bergholt every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm (not August or December). New members and guests always welcome. If you enjoy flowers come along and enjoy six wonderful designs arranged by an experienced arranger and maybe win one to take home. Guests £5, annual sub £33. For more information please contact Pat Sharman on 01787 227833.

If you are interested in becoming involved with this wonderful historic house and garden, we have a number of volunteer positions available including

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Garden Hide and Seek by Pippa Greenwood

However much effort you make with your garden, you can be sure that there will still be a few things that look awful. You may have made (or hope to make) beautiful borders, sensational shrubbery and lots more besides, but how do you cope with those things you just cannot seem to hide? A washing line may be essential but rarely adds to the appeal of the garden. If yours consists of two large poles with a line in between, try growing a pretty climber up the poles. If you use a self-clinging plant such as variegated ivy it won’t need any additional support. Alternatively make a chicken wire, trellis ‘box’ or frame around the posts and then allow the climber to scramble up, using plant ties if necessary. Summer flowering clematis or sweet pea will look great too. If you do use a more vigorous climber then be prepared to do some intermittent pruning. Decrepit sheds or moth-eaten garages can be a real eyesore. Sometimes a thorough scrub of the walls will do the trick, or why not make a feature out of the shed or garage and re-paint it. Consider erecting a trellis on one or more of the

vertical surfaces and grow a selection of favourite climbers up it to make an even more attractive feature. If the garden can be a little gloomy then it helps if you paint any surfaces such as garage or shed walls with a paler colour. If your heating is fuelled by gas from an unattractive and enormous cylinder or oil from a large green tank, you will know that they have to be sited in an accessible position. You can use hazel wattle hurdles to hide them which are perfect as they also match with the adjacent boundary fence. Try using standard fence panels in the same way and again planting them with climbers or scramblers will help. Whatever you do, make sure that you check on it from time to time and remove excessive climber growth so that the tank remains accessible. Is it the neighbouring garden that harbours the eye sore which makes you want to retreat back into your house? Something nasty next door is of course even harder to conceal but why not add a layer of trellis to the top of your existing fence and then use climbers once it is in position. Hold the trellis in

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Useful Numbers Useful Numbers and Information Local Schools

St. Peter’s C of E Primary School Tel: 01376 561328 Honywood Community Science School Tel: 01376 561231 Kelvedon St. Mary C of E Primary School Tel: 01376 570411 Feering C of E Controlled Primary School Tel: 01376 570296 Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery Tel: 01787 222205 Colne Engaine C of E (Aided) Primary School Tel: 01787 222717 Bures C.E V.C Primary School Tel: 01787 227446 Chappel C of E School Tel: 01787 222296 St. John the Baptist C.E.V.A Primary School Tel: 01787 269300 Great Tey C.E Controlled Primary School Tel: 01206 210415 Fordham All Saints C of E Primary School Tel: 01206 240251 Copford C of E Primary School Tel: 01206 210439 Stanway Primary School Tel: 01206 574819 St. Mary’s Lower School Tel: 01206 211242 The Heath School Tel: 01206 571379 Stanway Fiveways Primary School Tel: 01206 574849 Holy Trinity C.E. Primary School Eight Ash Green & Aldham Tel: 01206 240880 Soaring High Montessori Coggeshall Tel: 01376 564392 Dedham C of E Controlled Primary School Tel: 01206 322242 Stratford St Mary Primary School Tel: 01206 323236 Stoke by Nayland C.E. V.C.P School Tel: 01206 262418 Stoke By Nayland Middle School Tel: 01206 262362 Littlegarth School Tel: 01206 262332 Nayland Community Primary School Tel: 01206 262348 Boxted St Peter’s C of E Primary School Tel: 01206 272239

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Kelvedon and Feering Health Centre Tel: 01376 572906 Kelvedon Surgery Tel: 01376 574560 Coggeshall Surgery Tel: 01376 561242 West Bergholt Surgery Tel: 01206 241137 Marks Tey Surgery Tel: 01206 213513 Tollgate Health Centre Tel: 01206 710030 Stanway Surgery Tel: 01206 572372 The Pump House Surgery/Earls Colne Tel: 01787 222022 Drs Hayhow & Barker/Bures Tel: 01787 227529 Branch Surgery, Tel: 01787 227529 Hardwick House Group Practice Tel: 01787 310000 Dr Baldwin & Partners, Nayland Surgery Tel: 01206 262202

Support

Crimestoppers Tel: 0800 555 111 ChildLine Tel: 0800 1111 Samaritans Tel: 08457 90 90 90 Cruse Tel: 0844 477 9400 NSPCC Tel: 0808 800 5000 Missing Persons Helpline Tel: 0500 700 700 National Debtline Tel: 0808 808 4000 National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247 Victim Support Tel: 0845 30 30 900 Inland Revenue Tel: 0845 010 9000 RSPCA Tel: 0870 55 55 999 Electrical emergencies Tel: 0800 668877 AA Breakdown Tel: 0800 887 766 Floodline Tel: 0845 9881188 Transco emergency service Tel: 0800 111 999 Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 484950 AA roadwatch Tel: 09003 401100

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BT Faultline Tel: 0800 800 151 Rivers/Floodline Tel: 0845 988 1188 Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 0870 126 4065 Samaritans/Colchester Tel: 01206 561234 Volunteering Opportunities Tel: 01206 505250 Al Anon Family Groups Helpline Tel: 0207 403 0888

Police Contacts

Essex Police (non-emergency calls to all stations and departments) Tel: 0300 333 4444 Ministry Of Defence Police Tel: 01206 782917

Dentists

N.R Chappell and Associates/Halstead Tel: 01787 474447 R Patel and Associates/Halstead Tel: 01787 472202 Kelvedon Dental Centre Tel: 01376 570785 Tiptree Dental Surgery Tel: 01621 816688 D.R McLean B.D.S (Edin)/Coggeshall Tel: 01376 561748 The Croft Dental Surgery/Sudbury Tel: 01787 372605 The Dental Emporium/Sudbury Tel: 01787 311864 G.P Sullivan/Colchester Tel: 01206 322489

Councils

Colchester Borough Council Tel: 01206 282222 Braintree District Council Tel: 01376 552525 Kelvedon Parish Council Tel: 01376 570285 Feering Parish Council Tel: 01376 572882 Coggeshall Parish Council Tel: 01376 562346 Stanway Parish Council Tel: 01206 542221

Post Offices

Fiveways Post Office Tel: 01206 330451 Marks Tey Tel: 01206 210314 West Bergholt Tel: 01206 240355 Fordham Village Store and Post Office Tel: 01206 240391 Earls Colne Post Office Tel: 01787 222258

Wakes Colne Post Office Tel: 01787 222449 Bures Post Office Tel: 01787 227252 Stoke by Nayland Park Street Stores and Post Office Tel: 01206 262335 Nayland Post Office Tel: 01206 262210 Stratford St Mary Post Office Tel: 01206 322150 Dedham Post Office Tel: 01206 323543

Village Halls

Mount Bures Tel: 01787 228055 Bures Community Centre Tel: 01787 227278 Nayland Tel: 0774 895 3175 Dedham Assembly Rooms Tel: 01206 323921 Stoke by Nayland Tel: 01206 262943 Wormingford Tel: 01787 227631 Little Horkesley Tel: 01206 271841 Leavenheath Tel: 01206 263301 Assington Tel: 01787 211162 Stanway Village Hall Tel: 01206 545062 Feering Community Centre Tel: 01376 572467 Marks Tey Village Hall Tel: 01206 213250 White Colne Village Hall Tel: 01787 221811 Colne Engaine Village Hall Tel: 01787 223668 Earls Colne Village Hall Tel: 01787 224370 Bures Community Centre Tel: 01787 227278 Eight Ash Green Village Hall Tel: 01206 562860 Copford Village Hall Tel: 01206 211235

Airports

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