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September 2013 Number 89

A Classic Summer Day Out

The Alde Valley Classic Car Day took place in August under beautiful blue skies, resulting in an excellent turn out of visitors enjoying vintage cars and ice cream. Meanwhile Benhall and Sternfield Flower Show also enjoyed a splendid attendance, with the crowd treated to rare birds, beautiful flowers and more. Photos; top left - Chris Bayfield encourages a children’s race, top right - an Alfa Romeo shelters in dappled sunlight, bottom left & right - elderly tractors provoking conversation while patrons enjoy a rest and a chat. See inside for more ...

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News A 'Classic' Day Out at the Riverside Centre A bumper crowd turned out in perfect weather to the fifth annual Alde Valley Classics event on Sunday 11th August. There were over a hundred exhibits, including cars of all ages, shapes, colours and sizes, a tractor pageant, motorcycles and a thrilling model helicopter and stunt kite display. Home-made food, tea and cakes added to the enjoyment, as did the opportunity to browse the plant, clothing, books and bric-a-brac stalls and to try and win a bottle from the bottle stall as well as the chance to test your skills on the sideshows. The Rev. Barrie Slatter rounded the afternoon off by thanking the volunteers who gave their time to make the event such a success. All proceeds from the day are to be shared amongst all of the churches of the benefice. If you would like to see more images from the day please see the gallery which can be found at (see page 17 for more pics)

Alica and Hannah on plant stall at Alde Valley Classics day

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A Dog Show featured amongst August’s events across the benefice A traditional Scots piper enttertained the crowd

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Cuttings from the Walled Garden: Jim Mountain The Walled Garden We have sad news to report this month, Jim Mountain's workshop at the Walled Garden nursery caught fire overnight and burnt down to the ground last week, reducing all of his tools and machinery (a lifetime's collection) to ashes. Obviously he hasn’t been able to write a monthly report for September, but fingers crossed he’ll be back with us next month. The 200 year old garden was taken over by Jim in 1987, when it was all but derelict, and has since become an immensely popular nursery and destination for an afternoon out. Today’s beautifully kept nursery

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Local History A Pair of Postcards Jackie Smith from Snape has written to us regarding the two photos of old cars in Snape we featured last month. In her own words; “ in the first pic the car is a Wolseley 15/60 owned by my Father-in-law Basil Smith who is also in pic, walking into the chip shop no doubt! I would say the year was roundabout 1965! The second pic is a Fiat 500 outside The Plough and Sail! that's all I can tell you about that one”.

but who can tell us what years they were taken, and for a bonus point, identify the two cars?

Well done on those, Jackie; I thought the first one looked vaguely amiliar, which would make sense as my uncle had a Wolseley when I was all of 5 or 6! Back to this month, and given the recent completion of Snape Maltings latest renovation stage (see page 13) it seemed apt to make that our subject this month. Many Snape residents will have seen lots of Maltings photos in local exhibitions, but for those who haven’t the two pics on the right will hopefully prove interesting. They hark back to the time when the Maltings were served by a dedicated branch line, which joined the Ipswich-Lowestoft track near Burnt House Farm, Farnham. It incorporated 3 wooden bridges on its way across the marshes and could only be serviced by special small engines. Despite the presence of a passenger booking hall at Snape the line was only ever used for goods wagons, which during the war included rubble brought from bomb damaged London and intended for local gun emplacements.

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Snape News Snape Village Hall Improving and maintaining the Village Hall is high on our agenda for the future and we are hoping to generate the level of support from the village that we saw at the fantastic Fun Day recently! With the new housing and plans to extend the school it is important that we ensure the hall remains a great facility at the centre of the village. Thank you to everyone who provided the very positive feedback regarding future priorities for upgrading the hall. It will be of no surprise to most of you that 'heating' was top of the list! With that in mind we are planning a series of fundraising events over the next year which we hope will be supported by those who live in the village, their friends and anyone else who enjoys a bit of fun! The first of these will be a quiz night on Saturday 5th October. Please fix this date in your diaries and watch out for more information. We will also be hosting a 60's night in the New Year with other events to follow. If anyone would like to volunteer to help at the events or if anyone has any ideas for fundraising events they would like to see take place in the village, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Caroline Beach 01728 689136 ( or Lynne Moore 01728 688065 (

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Barrie’s Letter

The Alde River Benefice

The Rectory, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LJ 01728 603180

Dear Friends, We are fortunate as a Benefice to have a good number of weddings each year. Interestingly they are spread throughout the year so in no way can we say that the wedding season is over. Weddings provide a great opportunity for communicating with people. Firstly there is the bride and groom with whom you spend a lot of time in preparation but then on the day of the wedding there is a whole church full of people. It is always interesting as you say goodbye to the people as they leave the church after the service what comments you receive: many will just say “thank you” and some will say “nice service” . However, the ones you are really waiting for are the people who come up to you , often later in the day and say “I just have to thank you because that was the nicest wedding I have ever been to”. There was a general consensus that this year's Classics Day was the best one so far. It is interesting to stop and try to consider why the event was “really good “this year; why there was such a good atmosphere. Trying to analyse why something works well is quite difficult. The Classics Day was blessed with lovely weather and people lingered longer than in previous years and there was generally this very enjoyable atmosphere but is there some other special ingredient ? Maybe people come to weddings with a degree of apprehension, especially those who do not attend church on a regular basis. Maybe their experience of other weddings has not been good. To start the service with “please switch off your mobile phones, don't take any photos in the church and above all do not throw any confetti” may not be the most welcoming of approaches. So when they are not confronted with these instructions and become involved in the singing and the prayers and find that they were quite comfortable with the whole service they are palpably relieved. Human beings are very receptive to a whole range of signals. When speaking to someone, do you think you have their attention, are they listening to you ? What is their facial expression, do you have eye contact, what is their body language , what is their tone of voice when they respond and all this without having to actually consider what they are saying when they do respond. All this works for better or worse ; the wrong tone of voice or the wrong facial expression can make an innocent comment sound like a criticism or a question sound like a complaint. There is a misquotation attributed to St Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary” which is used to emphasize the importance of deeds. Clearly Jesus did preach the Gospel all the time and how will people come to know of the love of God unless it is preached to them but what we do know is that as humans we are “listening with our eyes” as well as our ears. Like the Classics Day and a good wedding there are a whole range of factors which influence us. As Christians it is important that all our actions reinforce Jesus' message of love rather than contradict them. I am delighted to be able to tell you that Reverend Celia Cook who is currently the Curate in Aldeburgh will be joining me after Christmas and will look after the Benefice after I retire. This has only very recently been agreed and there will be much to sort out but it is very good news. Barrie

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News so. Jim and Marion have done much of the work themselves including putting together a huge glass house October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there will which came from Holland in sections. The Fellowship was be a grand fundraising afternoon tea party on Friday, 18th treated to a tour of the premises including the greenhouses October 2013 at The Walled Garden. Tickets cost £5 per where much of the hard work of composting and potting is person for which you will receive a sumptuous afternoon done. tea with all proceeds going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Marion and Jim are keen to find ways of improving the business and have tried to keep up with the latest Put the date in your diary now – but to make sure you don't techniques and that most of the watering of plants is now miss out, more information will be included in next done automatically using a computerised system. month's Ebb and Flow, posters locally and, of course, the At the end of an informative and enjoyable evening, the village website ( ladies were given the opportunity to wander and buy plants. In the meantime if you have any queries or would like to volunteer to help on the day or can provide a cake, please Our chairman Janet Burrows informed the ladies that she from people who contact either Marion Mountain on 602510 or Carol had received some more donations were not able to attend the coffee morning at her house and Durrant on 602334. this meant that the money raised had now reached £160.

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Local Food hour depending upon the size) 200g (7oz) cocoa solids 70% dark chocolate By Jenifer Hammond 4 tbsp strong hot drippy coffee The recipe for this month has been kindly donated by Dee 135g (5oz) plain flour Sewell. It comes from her blog post which can be found at: 1 heaped tsp baking powder 3 tbsp cocoa powder 5 free-range eggs 190g (6½oz) caster sugar Why would you put vegetables into a cake?

Recipe for the month of September

I'm not a food scientist in any shape or form but having baked and eaten several courgette, carrot and green tomato cakes over the years, I've observed how moist they are, that you don't need to add as much flour and that there's no hint of the usual vegetable flavour in them. What better way of using up a glut of vegetables too! Most of us enjoy eating a moist sponge and once someone has been told they've just demolished a cake full of vegetables it might perhaps be enough to encourage them to try eating the real thing. It's worth a try isn't it? Once grown and eaten, beetroot becomes a super food, jampacked full of healthy vitamins. Beetroot is easy to grow too – just pop the seeds directly into the soil about 2cm deep and three months later voilà! We usually bake the roots and steam the tops but now and again it's nice to try something different and I've been really looking forward to baking a chocolate beetroot cake ever since I tried a slice last year. After much searching, the recipe I finally settled on is one adapted from a Nigel Slater 'Dish of the Day'. This isn't a cake to be rushed. It's not just a throw it all together in the food processor kind of cake, it needs some serious concentration to follow all the steps so unless you're a multitasking domestic genius (which I'm not) this is a cake to take time and pleasure over. Don't attempt to start it if you're in a hurry or likely to get distracted every few minutes. If you can spare the time and don't mind the mountain of washing up, you'll be glad you made the effort and so will your willing cake tasters.

Ingredients for the topping 100g (3.5oz) cocoa solids 70% dark chocolate 100ml cream 2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup

Method Grease a 20cm/8in cake tin and line the bottom with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. 1. Cook the beetroot* by baking it whole on a foil lined tray in the oven for half an hour to an hour, depending upon the size of your beetroot. Remove the larger leaves before baking, leaving the stalks on the root or it will 'bleed'. 2. Once cool enough to handle, peel the beetroot then blend in a food processor to a rough purée. 3. Break the chocolate into pieces in a largish bowl and place over a saucepan of hot water to melt. Don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Once the chocolate has melted pour in the hot coffee then break the butter into small pieces and gently stir into the warm chocolatey coffee mix. Once combined remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool slightly. 4. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa together in a bowl and leave to one side. 5. Separate the eggs into two bowls. 6. Whisk the egg yolks until frothy then stir them into the chocolate and butter mixture, then fold in the beetroot. 7. Whisk the egg whites until still peaks form. Fold in the sugar. 8. Fold the sugar and egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour and cocoa mixture. 9. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. 10. Allow to cool in the tin then turn out onto a pretty plate.

If you're in the right zone, you'll discover a pleasure from slowly folding the beetroot, egg yolks and whites together and watching the marblesque colours blend as they in turn are folded into the cocoa, chocolate, flour and butter. Chocolate topping Add the chocolate, cream and maple syrup to a saucepan The aromas that fill the kitchen as the cake is lifted out of the and gently melt, stirring all the time. Once combined oven are mouth-watering and the velvety texture as the remove from the heat and allow it to cool a little before chocolate is drizzled over it… well you'll just have to try it pouring over the top of the cake. for yourself! Serve warm with custard or cream or allow to fully cool So here's the recipe… and savour with a cup of tea.


And The Sewell Family Verdict:

200g (7oz) butter, preferably unsalted 250g (9oz) cooked beetroot* (takes about 30 mins to an

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News taste, not a hint of beetroot.” (Ian 46 years) “When are you making more?” (Dan 14 years)

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“Much nicer than most other cakes, completely different, When is it happening? Everything is coming together and the system gets under softer, not dry. It's gorgeous. Can't taste the beetroot at way at the beginning of August, expanding as more care all” (Bex 12 years) professionals get involved and identify those in need. “Can I have more please Mum, I only had three pieces” What can I do? (Ella 10 years) if you would like to join the volunteer group (Disclosure and Barring Service checked) and be on standby to drive Foodbank Ready to Launch to a storage point in Leiston, collect pre-packed Foodbank provision is being extended to an area roughly emergency food supplies and deliver them to voucher from Peasenhall down to Glemham in the west and holders, or would like to help set up a collection point for across the coast from Aldeburgh up to Dunwich. This is food donations and take collected food to the Leiston the area of parish grouping that makes up the storage point so that it can be taken to Lowestoft for Saxmundham Deanery and is the result of work by sorting then please email Rev. Andy Wolton in churches in the area in partnership with the East Suffolk Saxmundham on Foodbank based in Lowestoft. Please visit this website if you would like to learn more about the work of the East Suffolk the work of the East Why is it happening? Suffolk Foodbank:- Food giant Kellogg reported earlier this year that the For those who have foodstuffs that they would like to poorest households in the UK spent almost a quarter of donate now, there is a collection box for food at All their income (23.8%) on food in 2012 and that the annual Saints church, Little Glemham. spend of the richest households was around 4%.Tough economic times and high food prices has led to an And finally Even the most careful can be hit by a crisis increase in foodbank use over the last four years. The and be unable to afford food. If this should be you then Trussell Trust estimated that more than 280,000 people please contact your care professional and ask for help from the foodbank. would be fed by their foodbanks in 2012/13. How does a foodbank work? Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable in-date food to the foodbank. Supermarket collections are one of the main ways that donations are made. There are 'food drives' held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a 'foodbank shopping list' and ask them to buy an extra item or two for people in crisis. This is a list of the foodstuffs needed:- Milk (UHT or powdered), sugar (500g), carton of fruit juice, soup, pasta sauces, tinned sponge pudding, tinned tomatoes, cereals, tinned rice pudding, tea bags, instant coffee, instant mashed potatoe, rice, pasta, tinned meat or fish, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, jam, biscuits or snack bars. Food is sorted by volunteers who check that it is in date. The food is then packed into boxes and stored, ready to be given to people in need. Frontline care professionals identify people in need. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, housing associations and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Clients receive food. In a rural environment such as ours, volunteers provide a delivery service and take emergency supplies of three

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News Benhall & Sternfield Flower Show The 67th Memorial Flower Show got under way with glorious weather excellent attendance and items of interest for all ages. Those who regularly attend our shows know that it is rather unique with a short service of commemoration and invariably a popular show opener. This year was no different the Reverend Barrie Slatter carried out the memorial part, our President Jonathan Fox gave his introduction and to thank those who work to make the show a success, and to introduce Humphrey Burton CBE who carried out the crowning of Miss Benhall and declaring the Show open. See the back page for a photo of Miss Benhall - Holly Jarman and her attendants Georgie O'Connor and Alice Cosgrove. A full report will hopefully be available to Ebb and Flow in the next issue, with reference to Trophy winners in the marquee and winners generally in other areas of the Show.

The Kookaburra, a large Australian member of the Kingfisher family, also on show at Benhall

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News Chapter Three of the Maltings Development Comes has been hand painted and restored with gold leave gilt by local craftsman and the renovation to the archway which to Completion once saw trains arriving and departing from the Maltings.

The frontage of the Maltings has a rich history with stories of Newson Garrett in the 1850's drawing a line to demark where he wished for theadditional buildings to beplaced; today you can still see the slight curve of these buildings. Over the last year the frontage has undergone works to carefully restore their Grade II listed features whilst the interiors have been designed to carefully combine stylish, contemporary fixtures without losing their sense of purpose and place in the Maltings.

The completion of these five homes and cottages which are now open for private viewing is an important milestone for the Maltings. Many will agree frontage of the Maltings is iconic and has a presence which is truly evocative.

Upcoming events at Snape Maltings Saturday 7th September Fabulous Farmers Market with delicious locally prepared produce from over 30 producers

Saturday 7th September Sara Johnson exhibition 'The Rhythm of Reeds' opening in The Gallery Locals will appreciate the restoration of the Maltings clock which has been hand painted and restored with gold leave gilt by local craftsman and the renovation to the archway

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th Sept. Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival In October look forward to ‌ ~ Flipside Festival ~ Dichroic Glass workshop ~ Figa & Co Floral workshop ~ Christmas Shop Opening ~ Cooper Foil workshop ~ The Decorated Cake Company workshop ~ Roald Dahl (October half term) NOW OPEN FOR VIEWING Chapter Three development has just completed, five original Maltster Houses & Cottages on the historic frontage. tel: 01728 688 303

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News Electric Blanket Testing Campaign 2013

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It's coming up to that time of year, the summer is fast escaping us and we'll be moving into the cooler autumn period. With this in mind Suffolk County Council's Fire and Rescue Service along with Trading Standards and AgeUK are bringing you this year's electric blanket testing campaign. If you live in Suffolk and own an electric blanket we're offering the chance for you to come and have it tested free of charge in September and October 2013. We'll have an expert present to check whether your blanket is in working order and safe for use. If your blanket fails the testing we won't return this to you, however you will be offered a FREE replacement.

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News Get an Inside View of Suffolk's Energy Smart The Fun Dog Show was sponsored by Fromus Vets and kindly judged by Mr Mike Hill Buildings; 12th-15th September A growing number of Suffolk building owners have been taking the rising cost of energy bills into their own hands, by installing energy efficient and renewable energy measures. And in September residents are being encouraged to visit twenty eight of these inspiring buildings as part of the national Heritage Open Days event, to meet their owners and find out what they can do themselves to make their own homes or businesses greener and more energy efficient.

The winner of the Best in Show was a cute terrier dog named Bruce from Chelmsford, he was on holiday at Sizewell with his family. Bruce is a rescue dog and had been mistreated in the past by gypseys. He and his owner were presented with the Sue Coxage memorial shield, along with a cup, 1st place rosette and box of dog treats. Thanks for Carol Church and Mel Thurston for organising the dog show.

Heritage Open Days runs between 12th and 15th September and is an opportunity to see for free, real examples of homes, businesses and community buildings that aim to be more environmentally sustainable and cheaper to heat/light. Buildings as diverse as a 1960s bungalow, a 16th Century guildhall, a modern semi-detached home and a 21st century school will be open to the public to visit. Tours will be offered by the owners, to better understand what's involved in transforming a building, so that it has low running costs and reduced environmental impact. Will Hitchcock of Nayland and owner of a retrofitted Victorian cottage comments: “Opening up my home as part of Heritage Open Days, is a great opportunity for me to show what really is possible. If you are thinking of renovating or building, I would recommend first visiting some of these buildings for inspiration.� The event is being coordinated by the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership as part of the Creating the Greenest County initiative and is supported by Suffolk's Councils. Details of all the buildings open can be viewed at or by visiting any Suffolk library or tourist information centre.

Results of Snape Fun Day The Produce Show was sponsored by Thompson & Morgan Varley Rose Bowl was won by Mrs Yvonne Noy for the most points overall WI Jug won by Mrs Melanie Thurston for best in Baking & Preserves Hambley Tray won by Mr Danny Gant for the best in the Vegetable classes Childrens cups were sponsored by the Crown Inn and won by Jessica Ellis and Luke Ellis Big thanks to Sharon Varley for organising the produce show and to Gordon Gilbert for the loan of his tent.

Yvonne Noy receiving the Varley Rose Bowl from Produce Show organiser Sharon Valey, for the most points overall in the show

The Ship Inn Blaxhall Good Accommodation & 'Country cooking' every day Real ales with famous home-made Pies, and Puddings A rare survivor of its type the Ship offers good value, a friendly social scene, a busy program of live music and 8 en-suite guest rooms For Accommodation and more info see: or call 01728 688316

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News Fairtrade @ the Blaxhall Community Coffee morning in September At the Coffee Morning in September there will be an opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade. Helen Macleod will tell us just what Fairtrade is all about and the part we can play in making it happen. Fairtrade is about a lot more than

coffee and


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INTELECT FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS including Electrical Surveys Landlords Electrical Safety Certificates

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Tel: 01728 602857

01728 688241 Garage Services Tyres Batterys Exhausts Engine Fitting Gear Box Fitting

MOT Repairs Electrical Work Clutches Welding

Servicing for all cars including 4x4’s


MOT’s MOT Tests Weekdays 8.00 till 5.00 Saturdays 8.00 till 12.00

Full Vehicle Diagnostics

Snape Car & Van Hire - Our aim is to keep you on the move! Cars Daily £30 a day Weekend £35 a day

Ford Transit SWB Daily £45 a day Weekend £60 a day

Ford Transit LWB Daily £50 a day Weekend £70 a day

Luton with Taillift Daily £60 a day Weekend £80 a day

Documents To Bring: Driving Licence - Photo Card AND Counterpart if new style licence Proof of Address - Utility Bill or Bank Statement Credit or Debit Card - For Holding Deposit/Pre-Authorisation

Even cheaper rates for Long Term Hire See our Website for Details or give us a call



Everyone, from Blaxhall or further afield is most welcome to come along to the YHA from 10.30 on Tuesday, 2nd September to learn about Fairtrading and to enjoy Fairtrade coffee and cakes.

Air-Con Full Services Small Services Winter Checks



IN COMMEMORATION OF ORFORDNESS LIGHTHOUSE A day of music, dance and story telling on the Quay with a procession through the town Music by Syzewell Gap River Hundred Folk Band '6 in a Bar' Quay Street Whalers Do come along and join in the fun – music starts at 1.15 pm No charge Seafaring food & drink available in local pubs/cafes/club

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News More from Alde Valley Classics Day ...

New Season of Great Movies in Glemham

We have a little free space this month, so enjoy a couple of bonus photos from the classics day!

The ever-present Barrie, ensuring good order

The Great Glemham Village Hall Cinema, GMG or "Great Movies in Glemham" will begin its tenth season in September. These film evenings are open to everyone in the benefice. A welcoming drink and nibbles are always available and are included as part of the free entrance! Obviously there are running costs to be met and donations are invited to meet these. This has, in previous years resulted in a small surplus. This year the surplus was shared between the Village Hall and the Paddington Children's Holiday Scheme, a local charity set up to give a holiday at the Suffolk Coast to inner city children who would otherwise not get away at all. The film nights are on the second Friday of the month from September through to April (with the occasional special additional screening). They are very relaxed, informal evenings. A film is watched and people meet up and chat. Why not come along and see what it's all about? The season begins on Friday 13th September with the latest James Bond film. Doors open at 7.15 and the film starts at 7.45pm. The programme for the Season is: 13 September Skyfall

Polishing the pride and joy Runway Farm, Parham, IP13 9AF

ToneUP Health Studio offers a warm, friendly and sociable environment for those who prefer a gentle, focused approach to exercise without over-stressing joints or muscles. Come as you are, no special shoes or clothes required. Use all 6 Easytone machines and get a total body workout in just 30 minutes. No Joining Fee! Phone now to book your free trial: 07989 421999

11 October

Intouchables (Untouchable)

8 November


29 November Opera Special Carmen (2008 Royal Opera House version) 13 December Made in Dagenham 10 January

Blade Runner (Final Cut)

14 February

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

14 March

The 39 Steps (Hitchcock version)

11 April

The Help

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News considerable assistance at this very successful event, which raised just under £4,000 for The Alde Valley Our Summer Party on 13th August was greatly enjoyed by Benefice. Once again our games provided good members, and we were fortunate to have Jacci Churchman entertainment. and Debbie Tayler sing for us. The Poppy Appeal: Our next lunch is on Tuesday 10th September when roast The total donation from the Branch for our financial year beef with Yorkshire pudding will be served followed by ending 30th June 2013 is £1,400. jam sponge pudding and custard. If you have any queries regarding the Club, please contact the Club Secretary Legion News Brigid, on 602030. The amount spent by the Legion in 2012 on grants for beneficiaries: £18.2m. The Royal British Legion (TRBL) – Snape and The number of people who received Legion grants in 2012 Farnham Branch. was 25,300. August Meeting A slightly longer meeting than normal but enjoyable Remembrance Tide th th nonetheless, covering a wide range of our activities and This year the period will be from 27 October to 10 November. in the pleasant surroundings of the Benhall Club.

Alde Valley Luncheon Club

Snape Fun Day on 3rd August Once again we had good weather for this event at which the Branch was prominent in its support, which included transferring tables and chairs to and from the playing field and the supply of a marquee. . We were also able to provide two games – Play your Cards Right and Ring the Bull – which generated considerable interest and amusement and also raised £45, which will go towards the Branch's donation to The Poppy Appeal. Alde Valley Classics Day on 11th August In continuing good weather, members also provided

Our next meeting is at the Benhall Club on Monday 2nd September 2013 at 7:30pm, followed by the AGM. Lifts can be arranged if required. For more details on any of the above please contact: David Mincher (Chairman): 01728 747066 or Alan Edwards (Secretary): 01728 688502. For more information about The Royal British Legion visit

Firewood cut and split to your requirements £55 per load Kevin Ross 01728 688676 07748436887

Kim Curtis Dog Walker 01728 688584 01728 605733


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News Snape Missionary Rachel Ullmer (below), who is supported by St John the Baptist Church Snape through the Church Missionary Society is working in Pakistan undertaking teacher training, particularly for women. She is seen here on a recent 4 day maths training session with some teachers.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust - Upcoming Events Weds 11 Sept - Wildlife of Poland - illustrated talk for Suffolk Wildlife Trust by Steve Piotrowski at Leiston United Church Hall. 7.30pm, entrance £2.50, open to all. Weds 9 Oct - Birds of Suffolk - illustrated talk for Suffolk Wildlife Trust by Bill Baston at Leiston United Church Hall. 7.30pm, entrance £2.50, open to all.

Great Glemham Macmillan Coffee Morning It was bi-lingual, covering a range of topics aimed at improving the teachers' subject knowledge and also allowed the teachers to make geometric Islamic drawings, 3-D shapes and various other problem solving activities. The teachers (above right) were very keen and came in early to do homework and try new activities.

On Friday September 27th in Great Glemham Village Hall from 10am- 12 noon there will be a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be tea, coffee, cakes, 'Bring and Buy' and bric-a-brac stalls and a raffle. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and support this very worthwhile cause.

Super Styling in Snape Snape, and surrounding villages have recently gained the services of a new top hair stylist. Janene has worked for over 20 years in the industry and has a gained a wealth of knowledge during this time. She has become an ‘Award winning’ Salon owner of two successful salons, gaining accolades such as ‘Finalist in the British Hairdressing Business awards ‘Salon of the Year – Independent’ in 2000 and 2001, furthered by ownership of a Salon in France, where she was featured in the National press an outstanding business. Janene has now settled with her family in Suffolk and is looking forward to providing a fantastic service in your own home.

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News News from Blaxhall Common

Just Married...

Following on from the success of last year’s on-site meeting at the Blaxhall Big Common, Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be hosting a second on-site meeting at the Blaxhall Big Common on the 12th October 2013 at 2.30pm, following Terry Peake’s work party.

Please meet in the car park on the north side of the Tunstall to Snape road. This will be a quick tour of the common to look at Suffolk Wildlife Trusts planned management work for this winter. If you would like to go along and volunteer as part of the working party beforehand, then please phone Terry Peake on 01728 746004. Ben Calvesbert is the Sandlings Warden for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You can phone Ben on 01394 388431 or e-mail

Francesca Bate and Christopher Roe after their wedding at St Andrew's Church, Little Glemham

The Manor of Blaxhall A GENERAL COURT BARON AND LEET for the above manor, will be holden at the Blaxhall Village Hall, in Blaxhall, on Saturday the fourteenth day of September instant, at two o'clock in the afternoon; and all persons having any business to transact at such Court, are requested to take notice thereof, and attend accordingly. Anthony M Breen Steward

Blaxhall Fete Blaxhall Fete took place on Saturday 17th August under slightly threatening skies, but luckily escaped with only a shower. A good crowd enjoyed an afternoon of varied stalls and events, helping to raise over £2000. We’ll bring you a full report and photos next month.

Elliot Hart and Camilla Macnab after their wedding at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Sternfield

Great Glemham Quiz Will take place on Saturday 19th October Quiz in Great Glemham Village Hall. In aid of Paddington Children's Holiday Scheme.

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From the Registers Weddings

Contact Us

The marriage of Francesca Alexandra Loveridge Bate and Christopher Mark Roe took place at St Andrew's Church, Little Glemham, on 3rd August, 2013

If you wish to contact the Ebb and Flow team with contributions, questions, letters, advertising enquries, etc please email Please remember we are a small team of volunteers so may not get back to you immediately, but will try to do so within a few days.

The marriage of Camilla Laura Macnab and Elliot David Hart took place at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Sternfield on 10th July, 2013 Funerals The funeral of David Gordon Halford, aged 68, took place nd at St Mary 's Church, Farnham, on 2 August, 2013

followed by burial in the churchyard. The Funeral of Rosalie Ann Moyes, took place at St Mary's Church Farnham, on 7th August, 2013 followed by burial at the Green Burial Ground The funeral of Edward David Van Lennep aged 91, took place at St John the Baptist Church, Snape on 20th August, 2013 followed by burial in the churchyard. The funeral of Angela Mary Rix aged 83, took place at St John the Baptist Church, Snape on 22nd August, 2013

followed by burial in the churchyard.

July rainfall (mm) in Great Glemham 3 23 25 27 30 31

4.5 0.5 1


8 1.5

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Blaxhall Highs and Lows in July Highest Lowest Windiest

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After keeping everyone waiting summer has really arrived with a bang in the last couple of months. Despite tailing off a little in August we (in Blaxhall at least) have still enjoyed primarily dry weather with temperatures passing 20 degrees on all but a single day, topping out at 29.3 on the first of the month. The sun hasn’t been quite to keen to show itself as it was during July, but on the whole it’s still been very nice. Complete details of August’s highs and lows will appear in the next issue.

Good fabric selection, Upholstery sundries Workshop/showroom open Monday to Friday ______________________________________ Andy Blackburn The Workshop Wayside, Glemham Road, Sweffling IP17 2BQ Tel: 01728 663901 Mobile: 07789 110218

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The Puzzle Page

September Crossword



1. Freedom (7) 5. Berate (5) 8. Rhinal (5) 9. Amazing (7) 10. Impassive (7) 11. Tendency (5) 12. Fruit (6) 14. Loved (6) 17. Banquet (5) 19. Gossip (7) 22. Embrocations (7) 23. Entomb (5) 24. Arrows (5) 25. Mariners (7)

1. Golf course (5) 2. Woodwind instrument (7) 3. Object surviving the past (5) 4. Annual (6) 5. Perfumed (7) 6. Earth's protective layer (5) 7. Feared (7) 12. Perplexed (7) 13. Countries (7) 15. Rice dish (7) 16. Dissertation (6) 18. Change (5) 20. Legal excuse (5) 21. Tall tales (5)

August solutions September Sudoku

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Letters & Quiz Hi,

September Quiz – In this Month

I was wondering if you could be so kind as to put the following letter in the next edition of ebb and f low for me please?

1) Who invaded who on 1st September, 1939 ?. 2) Who invaded who on 17th September , 1939 ? 3) Which country attacked Biafra on 19th September, 1967 ? 4) What event started in London on 2nd September, 1666 ? 5) In which Battle was Lord Kitchener successful on 2nd September, 1898 ? 6) Over which product did war break out in China in September 1839 ? 7) Which cricketer scored 152 in their Test debut v Australia at the Oval in September 1880 8) What event took place in New York on 11th September, 2001 ? 9) Which, U.S. President died on 14th September, 2001 after being shot ? 10) Which ship was launched by the Queen on 20th September, 1967 ? 11) Which two countries went to war on 22nd September, 1980 ? 12) Which Chinese leader died on 9th September, 1982 ? 13) Which princess died in a car crash on 14th September 1982 ? 14) Which newspaper replaced the Daily Herald in September, 1964 ? 15) Which island was annexed by Great Britain on 21st September, 1955 ? 16) From which prison did a mass escape take place in September 1983 ? 17) Which aircraft made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic on 26th September, 2013 ? 18) What was abolished on 26th September, 1968 ? 19) Which Pope died on 29th September, 1978 after a reign of only 33 days ? 20) Which Prime Minister proclaimed “Peace in our time” in

My daughter is due to start at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingam in September. However, as we are out of catchment it is looking likely that there will not be any spare places on any of the school or public transport available Therefore, if anyone is in the same predicament or knows anyone else who is and lives fairly locally (saxmundham areas etc) and they would like to consider a car share then please get in contact with me. My email is kerry.r With grateful thanks Kerry Ross

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PAUL FLIPPANCE 07789 733 939 Answers to the August Quiz 1) On which island was the first Scout camp held in 1907 ? Brownsea Island 2) On which country did Germany declare war on 1st August 1914 ? Russia 3) Who discovered oxygen in August 1774 ? Joseph Priestly 4) The invasion of which country on 3rd August, 1914 cause Britain to Declare war on Germany ? Belgium 5) Which poet of the first world war was born on 3rd August 1887 ? Rupert Brooke 6) Which music festival opened on 15th August, 1969 ? Woodstock 7) Which Russian President was placed under house arrest in August 1991 ? Mikhail Gorbachev 8) In which year did Hawaii become the 5oth US state ? 1959 9) On August 23, 1914,at which battle did British troops fight in mainland Europe for the first time since Battle of Waterloo in 1815 ? Mons 10) To which building did British troops set fire on 23rd August, 1814 ? The White House 11) On 26th August who entered Paris ? General de Gaulle 12) Which manager of the Beatles, died of an overdose on August 27, 1967? Brian Epstein

13) Which model of car was first built in August 1914 ? Ford Model T 14) Which very famous pop singer was born in Indiana on 28th August, 1958? Michael Jackson 15) Which Swedish-born actress died in London on 29th August, 1982 ? Ingrid Bergman 16) What was the name given to the hurricane which U.S. Gulf Coast, near New Orleans, on 29th August 2005 ? Hurricane Katrina 17) In World War Two in which country was the “Gothic Line” ? Italy 18) In which year did the August Bank Holiday move from the first Monday to the last ? 1971 19) In August of which year did Peter, Paul and Mary release “If I had a hammer”? 1962 20) In August of which year did the Beatles “Yellow Submarine” Reach No.1 ? 1966

Above left: After serving lunch to the members of the Alde Valley Lunch Club at the Riverside, Debbi Tayler and Jacci Plant formed a duet to provide additional entertainment, singing a number of popular songs with their very well matched voices. Above right: Benhall Show Queen Holly Jarman and attendant Georgie O'Connor and Alice Cosgrove. Top left: Best in Show at Snape Fun Day, winning dog Bruce Hampston, receiving the Sue Coxage Memorial Shield from dog show organiser Carol Churcher and judge Mike Hill.



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