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Hearts of Oak and Harvest Festivals


hat started as just a part of the national celebrations of the hundredth anniversary of Nelson's victory at the battle of Trafalgar had now become a firm fixture in the life of St Andrew's Church Little Glemham. One of the unique features of the service is the reading by Philip Hope-Cobbold of a poem written by his several times great grandmother on hearing of the death of Lord Nelson (see photo, right) The standard of the Royal Naval Association is presented and a White Ensign forms the altar frontal. The service concludes with a rousing rendition of “Hearts of Oak”.

Philip Hope-Cobbold keeps tradition alive with his family poem at Little Glemham

Although the practice of issuing sailors with a tot of rum ceased several years ago in the Royal Navy news of this has not yet reached Little Glemham who continue with” splicing the mainbrace”


eanwhile, Great Glemham (left) was just one of the parishes giving thanks for it’s Harvest in October. There may not be a collective noun for Harvest Festivals but around the Alde River Benefice we celebrate the harvest in many services and in many different ways. Great effort is put into wonderful decorations in the churches. Not only does each church celebrate the harvest, Great Glemham parishioners enjoy a feast in the church following the Harvest Service

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News Benhall Harvest Festival The Harvest Festival at St Mary's Church, Benhall took place on Sunday 16th September. The Rev. Nigella Youngs-Dunnett led the service and the congregation enjoyed singing some favourite harvest hymns. Traditional harvest gifts were presented and the 'Open the Book' team, helped by the children present, told the story of Creation. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits were served afterwards, and many people stayed to chat and look around the church. The colourful autumn flowers looked beautiful and the church was further adorned with berries and fruits to symbolise the harvest. Thank-you to all who were involved in making our Harvest Festival such a joyous occasion. The fun day ended with a wonderful performance by Snape's own Karl Knights and his band. It was a great note on which to end the day. Thanks to Karl & Steve for this and well done to Karl who, the day before, had done a freefall in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Thank you to all the members of the playing field committee who put in such a great deal of work to make the day such a success. It has been a difficult year for the committee as membership had been down. New members have been recruited and things are looking up. However, new members are always welcome. If you are interested in helping on the playing field committee or would like to make any suggestions for next year's fun day then please ring Mel Thurston on 688849.

Alde Valley Players After a time 'resting' in true theatrical style, the Players are very pleased to announce they are back in action with a couple of new lively dates for your diaries. Saturday 1 December On the weekend of St Andrew's Day, the group are celebrating. Come and be entertained with an evening of comedy, verse, readings and music with a decidedly Scottish tone. Along with a themed supper and the chance to test your skill on the whisky tastings, it will be a night to give a wee warm glow. Shake the moths out of your kilt or Tam 0'Shanter and come along for a good time in true Alde Valley Players' style. At Great Glemham Village Hall. Contact Jill Pascoe on 01728 663699 for tickets.

Looking ahead In February, look out for a comedy 'None the Wiser'. Set in the Convent of the inappropriately named Sisters of Benefaction, the plot develops with uninvited guests and phone calls from the mysterious Joe. And why does Sister Rose have such hairy legs? Watch this space for more details. If you would like to join the Players, come along on Sunday evenings to Great Glemham Village Hall at 7.30pm. The group has members from all around the local area and you'd be made most welcome in any aspect of the productions. More details from the group's Secretary, Jill Pascoe, on 01728 663699.

Snape Maltings Events Christmas collections and decorations now unveiled House & Garden, Shop on the Quay & Little Rascals Natasha Newton Ground and Sky Exhibition The Gallery, Snape Maltings Farmers Market with a Poetic twist celebrating The Poetry Festival at Snape Maltings Saturday 3rd November 9.30 am–2pm Dichroic Glass Jewellery Workshop with Suzanne Campbell Sunday 18th November, 10am-4pm Family Christmas Chocolate Workshop Saturday 24th November 10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm ‘Cool Yule’ Vintage Festive Market Sunday 25th November December Farmers Market Saturday 1st December, 9.30 am-1pm Father Christmas sailing into Snape Maltings Sunday 16th December For full details telephone 01728 688 303

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Cuttings from the Walled Garden: Jim Mountain insects due to the cold spring weather. However, apple tree blossom can also be damaged directly by late spring frost. Am I allowed to mention that 'all this wonderful rain' has The severity of the damage depends on how open the flower filled up my irrigation tank with 40,000 litres of free soft is and the duration of the frost. Apples and Sorbus (Mountain water? The wildlife pond was first filled with water 5 years Ash) are closely related and I suspect they suffer similarly ago. It is a simple construction with shelving down to a depth of about 0.75 metres. The lining is butyl. I was led to believe After a few teething problems with the intruder alarm that it would be colonised naturally with native plant life and system, all now seems to be working. One rather tame wood insects and have patiently waited for this to happen. There pigeon triggered the alarm almost every morning on its way are some water boatmen but little else and the water stays to drink out of a rainwater barrel. Putting a lid on the barrel obstinately brown and cloudy. With a 1 inch hosepipe, I has solved that problem. This morning, my mind recently siphoned the water out, removed a lot of black and preoccupied with the thought of the chiffchaffs I had been noxious vegetation that had blown in it over the years and photographing in the early morning sunshine, I opened the refilled it with newly collected rain water. Considering that nursery gate and set off the alarm. I will reliably remember to the leaves that accumulate in it might make the water acid, I disarm it before entering the nursery in future. sprinkled 3 kg of ground chalk onto the surface. The liner now appears white, but the water is clear. A wheel barrow Jim Mountain load of oxygenator plant from the nursery pond completed the revamp. I shall be looking for an improvement in the spring.

The Walled Garden.

A surprising number of different Primulas are grown on the nursery. These large flowered primroses for spring sales are an important crop and difficult to grow perfectly. This year, they are on a slightly different regime. We are keeping them wetter with less nutrition and the addition of iron at 3 ppm once weekly with their water. They have been spaced to allow plenty of room for their expanding healthy green leaves to develop. If the weather gets really cold, there is a heater which will keep the frost out. I have high hopes that this will be a good crop. There has been no frost yet, but the signs of autumn are clearly visible. Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze', a tree now 30ft tall, is beginning to live up to its name with leaves in shades of red, yellow and orange. Fraxinus 'Raywood', a fast growing form of ash, has turned from deep green to a rich plum colour with a greater spectacle yet to come. Cornus alba 'Sibirica', a shrubby dogwood, is already losing its leaves of dusky deep rose-crimson. Its upright stems have yet to attain their almost fluorescent hue of scarlet which will provide some colour in the border during the dull days of winter. The berries on the various mountain ash trees are very poor. There is talk on the radio about a lack of pollinating

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Local History The Changing Face of Our Villages - Part 2 Following our item a couple of months ago about changing Snape we’ve received some splendid follow up information and photos from resident Brian Boulton. The photo below was Hambling's Shop, opposite the Crown Inn. William Fenton Hambling was operating a grocery and drapers store from these premises as far back as 1874, and continued in business until 1933. He died in 1935 aged 94. William Hambling junior assisted in the shop and was also the local photographer. His work in the form of postcards can still to be found on the internet and at postcard sales. William died in 1950.

Following the retirement of Henry Boulton in 1936, as sub postmaster (the post office was in the cottage next to the Methodist Chapel in Gromford Lane) the role of sub – postmaster was taken over by Mr & Mrs Foster who operated from the Hambling shop. The butchers shop being located to the west and white section of the main shop frontage, close to Rose Tree Cottages. They remained at this location for a year or so before moving across the road to the shop in Priory Road. Hambling's premises then reverted to a residential dwelling until it was demolished in 1972 as part of a road improvement scheme to give traffic more room when passing the Crown Inn.

The shop at the end of the row of cottages at the foot of Snape Hill just into Priory Road was a butchers shop and later combined with the village post office. In 1892 Thomas Philpot, otherwise known as Thomas Taylor, was the pork butcher and he continued in business until 1929. Thomas lived in his latter life at The Rest, otherwise known as Petersfield, in Gromford Lane and died in1935 aged 78. He was followed by Harold Burgess who operated the shop for a relatively short time. In 1938 Mr and Mrs Foster moved their butchers shop and village post office from across the road in what was Hambling's shop (see the item on those premises). The butchers shop remained open until the late 1960s when Mr Foster then took over the post round delivering mail by cycle. Mr. and Mrs Foster retired in1975, and moved to Leiston. Shortly after the premises were vacated their shop and house was demolished as part of another road improvement scheme.

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Snape News It's time to have a clear out! (Just in time for Christmas). Snape Primary School is having another “Bags to School” on Monday 12th November 2012. If you have anything i.e. clothes, bedding, handbags, shoes, belts etc. Please bring them to Snape School before or on the 12th November by 9am. Thank you for your continuing support of Snape School P.S.A.

Snape W.I. – October This month's speaker was Jennifer Humphreys of Marshall Hatchick Solicitors. Jennifer's talk was about Wills and Powers of Attorney. Not the easiest or most comfortable of subject matters, but Jennifer's talk was both informative and accessible and laced with stories to help explain the problems that can arise when the correct procedures are not carried out. She began by taking us through all the things we needed to know about wills , from what a will is and how to make one, to what happens if you don't make a will and the effects of the intestacy rules. Jennifer then very kindly answered any questions – of which there were many - before taking us through the complexities of Powers of Attorney and even more questions. It was a fascinating talk by an excellent speaker and we are very grateful to Jennifer for giving up her evening to come and talk to us. We were just a bit sorry that we hadn't served up something a bit stronger than tea and coffee at the end.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 7th November and will be our AGM plus a Quiz. It's a jollier evening than it sounds and we hope as many members will attend as possible. There will be prizes for the winning and losing teams of the quiz plus plenty of refreshments throughout the evening.

Snape Macmillan Coffee Morning The 'Macmillan Cancer Supports World's Biggest Coffee Morning' held on Friday 28th September was a great success with almost £730 being sent to the Macmillan charity. A big thank-you to all who contributed and supported the day, including local businesses and individuals who generously gave wonderful raffle prizes. A special thank-you also to those who baked for the cake stall. Many cakes appeared anonymously and there was no opportunity to say thank-you at the time. We are very grateful that once again the community has supported this deserving charity. Jan Rodgers

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Barrie’s Letter

The Alde River Benefice

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

Dear Friends In 2005 it was the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and amongst the general celebrations across the country a special service was held at St Andrew's Church, Little Glemham. This service has become an annual event with the Royal Naval Association attending with their standards. Often one of the lessons read from the Bible at this service is a passage from a book in the Apocrypha called Ecclesiasticus which in chapter 44 contains the well known phrase “let us now praise famous men”. The passage goes on to contrast the difference between those who showed valour, were wise and ruled their kingdoms well and those “who have perished as though they had never been”. As we come to Remembrance Sunday( this will be much in the news as we approach the centenary of each of the significant battles of the First World War) we think of these two groups' the leaders and the led. In recent years it can be argued that the gap between the leaders and the led has narrowed, there is certainly less deference to the leaders and much greater reluctance to following leaders without question. In fact it could be argued that as soon as a person becomes a leader, which nowadays is frequently as the result of an election open to most people, we set about trying to bring them down. Nelson was never able to celebrate his victory but he also never had to endure the detailed scrutiny and possible criticism of his actions. With greater democratization of choosing leaders has also come the eagerness to question their every decision and, it could be argued, an eagerness to bring them down. So if the position of leaders has changed, what about the position of the led. We are quick to point out the shortcoming of the leaders but do we ignore our own shortcomings. Do we demand actions and policies which are driven by our own best interests, even if only in the short term, but at the expense of the rest of society. It is only very recently that people have come to realize that much of what we are consuming today will have to be paid for by our children and their children. In general we are more willing to scrutinize and criticise the actions of other than to pose the same questions to ourselves. In many ways we have come to treat God in the same way that we treat our leaders. We expect God to do our bidding. We blame God about events and expect God to put things right when clearly it is our own foolish actions which have brought about a situation. Perhaps what we really need to do is look at our desires and action to try to establish what we have learnt from God and the teachings of Jesus as guidance for our choices, to seek to do his will rather than our own and then to blame God when it ends up in the mess that, if we are honest ,was always foreseeable. Barrie




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News Life on Snape Marshes - Autumn 2012

Calling Golf and Snooker Lovers

Great news from Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Snape Marshes - Ratty is back! As mentioned in our October issue, the charismatic little water vole, everyone's favourite from Wind in the Willows, is once again on the reserve. This reappearance is the result of the active programme for control of American mink, which operates on all of Suffolk's rivers and many of its wet areas. Water vole can normally escape predators by fleeing to their manyentranced burrows, but mink are flexible enough to be able to follow them. So we have high hopes that with the removal of such an avid predator, this charming native vole will establish a strong presence in what is ideal habitat for them.

We recently received this email from a local resident and think it sounds a great cause;

It's been a funny grazing season on the marsh. We had the highest-yet number of cattle - 49 - including a splendid Charolais bull. A combination of wet weather producing rapid growth with low nutrition and the high number of cattle meant that they had to be removed early, as they had done their grazing job. Once the cattle left, the vegetation regrew and we were fortunate enough to be able to bring in a second batch of munchers. Those of us who like to walk the Carnser, which runs alongside the reserve and parallel to Priory Road, have had some good news at last. The Carnser has steadily become more boggy and overgrown, making it difficult to pass at times. Suffolk County Council, who are responsible for the Carnser, have now resurfaced 340 metres, about two-thirds of its length, with a membrane covered with hardcore. A couple of boggy areas have since appeared where the machinery churned up the surface, but SCC are aware and we hope that they will soon sort it out. We've had several volunteer work parties on the area of reclaimed heath at the top end of the reserve. Determined pulling of the bracken has paid off, as the bracken is looking decidedly browbeaten, with only about 10% of the amount that stood at the start of our effort. Hard work on the back, but there was only ever going to be one winner. Swallows, martins and other summer migratory birds are now gone and have been replaced by winter migrants. We always have a good winter snipe population and there's always hope for at least a sighting of short-eared owl and hen harrier to join our resident predators, the barn owl and marsh harrier. The new SWT warden for Snape Marshes, Andrew Excell (pictured), is settling in well and we are fortunate that this beautiful area is in such capable hands. Derek and Lesley Walduck

“My Husband suffers from Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's disease and benefits from mild sporting activities. We live in Snape. Is there anyone who would be able to play nine holes of golf with him once a week, he is a Member at Aldeburgh Golf Club, or alternatively play snooker with him at the Snape Club where he is also a Member. He remembers how to play these two activities. As he spends all of the time with me, his wife, I feel that interaction with men is very important as is the sporting interaction. This is expected to be a paid activity. Please ring 01728 688877 for further information.” From the front page........ there are extra services of thanksgiving . One such special service is the one at St Mary Magdalene's Church Sternfield when the children and their parents of St Mary's Primary School, Benhall bring their gifts. These are then taken to the Fyffe Centre in Lowestoft which is part of St John's Housing Association. The tins and packets are used to stock the cupboards of people when they move into flats and the fresh food is cooked at the Fyffe Centre to provide meals for the homeless. Blaxhall take all the produce from the church to auction off after the Harvest Lunch with the proceeds going to Farm Africa. Farnham also have an auction of produce at their Harvest Supper and there is always a fresh chicken donated by Gordon Gilbert which is very keenly fought over and this year was no exception reaching £80. Great Glemham have a feast in the church at the end of the service, while Little Glemham, apart from the Harvest Festival Service in church, also have another service in “The Lion”, with refreshments provided by Avril and Adam. After the service there is an auction conducted by Stephen Bayfield and he managed to raise over £500 this year. This is in no small part the result of masses of baking by Barbara Bayfield and others. Like the Farnham chicken Barbara Bayfield apple pies are met with a very keen demand with the highest selling pie making £20

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Local Food Making the Most of Our Local Seasonal Produce November. By Jennifer Hammond As the temperature begins to plummet and the nights draw in it's now time to get cosy by the fire and to tuck into winter warming casseroles and stews. If you have a slow cooker it's the perfect time to dust it off ready to prepare hearty slow cooked winter meals. Root vegetables are at their best during this season and are delicious when served with tenderly cooked meats or pulses. What could be better than enjoying a brisk winter walk and to come home to a warm home filled with the aroma of a tasty casserole? See below for some comfort eating inspiration with the best produce this month has to offer. Fresh local produce available in November includes; Parsnips Celeriac Quince Pears

Serve with a roast joint of meat and lashing of gravy. Quince This pear shaped fruit has a golden yellow skin when ripe covered in a soft brown fuzz. The rock hard and bitter flesh is unpleasantly bitter when they are raw but when cooked it goes through a transformation. Peel and core the quince and cook slowly with sugar, water and a little lemon juice. The quince flesh will become soft and sweet with an intensely fragrant flavour with subtle suggestions of jasmine, guava, pineapple and lemon. Add chunks of quince to homemade apple sauce for a lovely condiment to be served with roast pork. Chunks of quince can also be added to apples when being stewed to add a touch of difference to a humble apple crumble. Pears

This wonderful autumn treat comes in a range of flavours and textures and is a delicious as a snack on its own. Pears Parsnips are a good source of vitamin B6 and C and provide slow Parsnips are a well known and loved vegetable. In the days releasing energy that is excellent for helping to balance when sugar beet was not readily available parsnips were blood sugar levels. used in puddings and cakes. Their dense flesh and sweet flavour make them ideal for roasting and steaming. The flavour and sweetness of parsnips is greatly increased by frost, so they are ideal dug up after a cold spell. To make the most of this versatile vegetable try peeling and cutting them into narrow strips (like pointy chips) place them in a baking tray, lightly drizzle them in oil and roast in a pre-heated moderate oven turning until they are golden. Take the roasted sweet and sticky parsnip chips and serve them warm with yogurt or sour cream flavoured with a little garlic, lemon or coriander. Parsnips are also delicious when chopped into chunks and added to soups and stews. Try adding a generous helping to a chicken casserole, vegetable, lentil or celeriac soup. They will provide a subtly sweet flavour to any savoury dish. Celeriac This delicate flavoured vegetable has a taste which suggests the flavours of celery and parsley with the addition of a slight nuttiness. Its crisp and fresh tasting flesh can be eaten raw, when grated in salads, or cooked when added to stews or soups.

Pears are also exceptional when poached with red wine or port and vanilla. Peel, core and, if you like, quarter the pears. Add to a saucepan a liberal few glugs of red wine or port with sugar to sweeten, a pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Gently bring to a simmer and cook until the pears are soft but still maintain their form. Spoon them out and serve them warm with a generous helping of cream or custard. Alternatively pears are lovely when added to salads, combine with walnuts for a sweet and nutty treat. Bring out a few pears with your cheese board and savour them with red wine or port. A board well stocked with Pecorino or Roquefort goes particularly well. Add a handful to stewed apples for another take on apple crumble.

Prepare this vegetable by removing all of the brown and knobbly skin. Cut it into bite sized chunks and boil with potatoes and a chopped clove of garlic. Drain once the You can find a complete list of where to buy locally grown, chunks are soft and mash with butter and a splash of milk. seasonal produce in our August issue.

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The Blaxhall Christmas Party will be on Saturday 8th December at 7.30 pm. There will be a sumptuous Christmas buffet supper, a licensed bar and the popular singer and guitarist Mr Toucan will entertain us. Tickets are available from Graham Bowles (tel. 688192) and cost £9 and £4 for under 14's.

Women’s Fellowship News At our meeting on Tuesday 3rd October we were entertained by the Pearly King of Streatham in London who gave a very interesting talk on the history of the Pearly Kings and Queens and brought along many photographs and items of their clothing. He explained the history and tradition of Pearly Kings and Queens of London which began in 1875 when a small lad named Henry Croft, an orphan, took a job as a road sweeper in a market at the age of 13 and found himself fascinated by the way of life of the market traders, their generosity and their fashion of pearl buttons in their clothing. He decided to help those more unfortunate than himself including the children back at the orphanage. Henry started collecting the pearl buttons which had fallen off clothing until he had enough to cover his entire suit, thereby starting the tradition of the original pearly families. The demand for his charity work was so great that he was unable to do it alone so asked the market traders for help and they became the first pearly families. They were 28 families, one for each of the London boroughs and they become known as The Original London Pearly Kings and Queens Association. Our Pearly King speaker Gerry Baxter said that their tradition was carried on through families inheriting their titles although he had married a Pearly princess and came into the tradition that way. The pearly families make their own clothing which can take from 9 months to 2 years. They choose emblems common to the area for which they are King or Queen. Gerry had brought along a christening gown with 150 buttons, and a toddler's outfit with 1500 buttons. The suit he was wearing had 20,000 mother-of-pearl buttons which made it very weighty. His lapels were decorated with numerous badges to show the charities he had supported over the years. Pearly families will always try to attend events to help with fundraising or where a donation is being made to a charity. This is the reason they dress up in their wonderful outfits. St Martin's in the Fields is the Pearly family church where they have their baptisms, weddings and funerals and other special services such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter. Our Pearly King has lived in Debenham for almost 10 years and many family members have also moved to

Suffolk, but they return to London frequently to carry on with their charitable works. The next Women's Fellowship meeting is on Tuesday 6th November at 7.30 pm. Don't forget to bring your £5.50 for the Christmas party and a few extra items for the charity stall.

Information from Little Glemham Parish Council Little Glemham Parish Council has received a number of complaints about dog fouling in the Community Area. In response to these, the Council has provided a bin for dog waste, but still the problem continues. It is unpleasant for parents whose young children play there and it is a health hazard. The Council does not want to take the drastic step of banning dogs, as most owners act responsibly and should not suffer through the actions of an antisocial minority. So please use the facilities provided. Also, there are regular incidents of petty theft and vandalism of the equipment in the area. This has to be repaired at the Council's expense, money that ultimately comes from every household in the village through their council tax. The Council asks anyone witnessing this to report it to the police or the Council. Peter Chaloner

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News Butcher's Field Great Glemham Over 30 residents turned up at the village open space at Butchers Field on 23rd September. They brought with them strimmers, secateurs and wheelbarrows so that they could tidy up the space. The damp summer had encouraged the weeds - but the hedges and trees all look healthy. On 14th October, people arrived with logs, straw, sticks, cardboard, tiles, plant pots and other items to build the planned insect house. Children were involved on both occasions. The future looks bright for the space. Planning consent has been obtained for the installation of some swings and the Friends of Butchers Field group hope to get some good news very soon from the Big Lottery Fund.

The new SWT warden for Snape Marshes, Andrew Excell

Suffolk Wildlife Trust coming events for November and December Wednesday 14 November - Damsels & Dragons illustrated talk for Suffolk Wildlife Trust by Steve Piotrowski at Leiston United Church Hall, 7.30pm. £2.50 open to all. Thursday 22 November - coffee morning at Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh for Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Cakes & produce, SWT Christmas cards & goods, books, bric-abrac. 10am - midday. £2.50. Constructing the insect house at Butcher’s Field

A great day’s work by over 30 residents

Wednesday 5 December - Secret Seas of E Anglia illustrated talk for Suffolk Wildlife Trust by Rob Spray at Leiston United Church Hall, 7.30pm. £2.50 open to all.

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News Fundraising Morning at Benhall Club Need help with Christmas shopping ideas? Benhall and Sternfield History Group will be holding a Coffee Morning/Autumn Fair at Benhall Club on Saturday 24th November between 10.00am and 1.00pm. There will be a variety of stalls including the traditional Christmas, bric-a-brac, books, plant and produce stalls and stalls offered to talented local people who will be exhibiting and selling pottery, paintings, natural beauty Snape Community Primary School products, knitted goods and needlework. There will be a WEDNESDAY FUN TIME raffle for a Christmas hamper and a raffle for a Christmas Starling Class invite you and your child to join in the fun cake made by a cordon bleu trained cook. Wednesday 14 November 11am to 11.45am Entry is free and tea, coffee, cakes and other refreshments Parents and carers are welcome to join us with their 2, 3, will be available. and 4 year olds for a variety of activities covering different areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. Please note we Profits will be split between the Youth Bus and Benhall are unable to accommodate children under the age of 2 and Sternfield Preschool who are raising funds for a new years old. building to replace the current portacabin which has been going for more than 30 years. The overall effectiveness of our Early Years Foundation Stage Class has been judged outstanding at our latest Village photographs from 2012 will be on display and will Ofsted Inspection. include the Jubilee celebrations, Open Gardens and the This takes into account: Flower Show. Outcomes for children, the quality of provision and the If anyone has any photographs of the year's events and effectiveness of leadership and management. would like to have them displayed please either email or contact Brenda Contact the school on 01728 688373 to book a place or if on 01728 603420. you need any more information. Also see our school website

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After missing the September lunch due to circumstances beyond our control, we were pleased to welcome members back to the Riverside in October. For our November lunch, which will be held on Tuesday 11th November, we shall be serving Roast Pork with all the trimmings followed by Rice Pudding. Please contact the Club Secretary, Brigid, on 01728 602030 if you have any queries concerning the Club. PIANO, OBOE and RECORDER TUITION in LITTLE GLEMHAM * beginners especially welcome * LINDA LAVERY B.A. Hons (Mus) tel: 01728-747209

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News Great Movies in Glemham

Keep fit at Great Glemham

More than 30 people took the opportunity to catch up with the latest film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy at October’s Great Movie and this month there will be the chance for those of a certain age to indulge in some real nostalgia when the 1967 film The Graduate is shown. This much-loved and oft-referred-to ‘coming of age’ movie has been requested several times in the past few years and, it is hoped, should prove a popular choice. For those that missed it the first time around, (for whatever reason!) the story centres upon young Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, who has recently graduated from college, but is unsure about his future. He falls into an affair with Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife of his father's business partner. His father then places him in a difficult position when he insists that he ask Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine, out. Mrs Robinson, meanwhile, tells him to stay away from her. Things become very complicated and although Ben’s affair with Mrs Robinson ends, it comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling in love with Elaine.

Keep fit classes with an experienced teacher are running again in Great Glemham Village Hall on Wednesdays from 2.30- 3.30 pm. The classes take place during school term time for a 5 week period. For further information please ring 663574.

Friday 16th November Great Glemham Village Hall Doors open at 7.15, film starts at 7.45pm

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News The Royal British Legion (RBL) – Snape and Farnham Branch October Meeting: An encouraging attendance enjoyed an interesting and informative meeting. Once again there was a lot of emphasis on forthcoming events and we also heard that our Liaison Officers, Frank Beeson, Alan Edwards and Peter Hinnells have visited 31 of our Members during the last two months. Royal Anglian Homecoming: If you would like to show your support to the returning troops from duty in Afghanistan, The Royal Anglian Homecoming Parade will be held in Ipswich on 5th November. Branch AGM: A final reminder that this will follow immediately after our regular monthly meeting on 5th November. Refreshments will be provided including a free drink from the bar. We would like as many Members as possible to attend but of course would welcome any guests who might be interested in joining TRBL. REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of whether or not they have a Service background. New, young and fresh ideas are always required to maintain TRBL's high level of health and welfare work (£90m spent in 2011) and for its political voice to be heard. If you would prefer not to participate in regular branch activities, please also consider whether you would be prepared to pay the annual subscription (currently £13) to become a non-active member. By so doing you would still be making a valuable contribution to the work carried out by TRBL. Remembrance Sunday: This year it falls on the 11th November, so there will be no separate service for 11-11-11. This important service will take place at 10:45am at St. John The Baptist Church, Snape followed by the usual wreath laying ceremony outside at the Memorial. Glemham Hall Carols and Lessons: ? Monday 10th December, 7:00pm at Little .........Glemham Church ? Afterwards at Glemham Hall ? Refreshments, pay bar and excellent raffle ? Music by The Barry Kingston Trio ? Tickets £12 ? All proceeds to The Poppy Appeal

Our next meeting and AGM is at 7.30pm on Monday 5th November 2012 at The Benhall Club. For more details on any of the above please contact David Mincher (Chairman) on 01728 747066 or Alan Edwards (Secretary) on 01728 688502. Lifts to The Benhall Club can also be arranged if required.

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News Great Glemham Quiz night

from Father Christmas.

A quiz will take place at Great Glemham Village Hall on All proceeds will go to Village Hall funds. Saturday November 24th

Little Glemham Harvest Festival

Teams of six are invited to pit their wits in a challenging gh On 14th October the harvest festival was celebrated at St. but light-hearted event. Andrews, Little Glemham. It was a splendidly sunny The cost, £6.50 per head, includes a hot supper. There will Sunday morning and the church was beautifully decorated be a bar, so teams can toast their success or drown their and buzzing with the sounds of excited children taking sorrows. Doors will open at 7.00 and the quiz will start at offerings to the altar. The service was taken by Nigella and 7.30 refreshments were served afterwards. All the gifts presented at the altar were taken to the Lion Inn where they were Early booking is advised as space is limited and Great auctioned at the Harvest Festival Evening on Thursday. Glemham quizzes are always popular. To book a table contact Tim Cazalet: Tel 01728 663 683 or ghBlaxhall Harvest Lunch & Auction e-mail Blaxhall’s Harvest Service was held on October the 14th and enjoyed an excellent attendance, many of whom then Great Glemham Christmas Fair repaired to the Village Hall to partake in the harvest lunch and auction. Following a fantastic spread our very own Great Glemham's ever popular Christmas Fair will take Barrie turned auctioneer as an impressive array of fruit, place in the Village Hall on Saturday 8th December from veg, flowers, and even several partridges, were proffered 10.30 to an enthusiastic floor. The takings, combined with the There will be something for everyone. Teas, Mince Pies, collection from the earlier service raised an excellent Cakes, Local Produce, Gifts, Draws, Crafts and a visit £411.08 for Farm Africa.

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News Benhall and Sternfield Ex-Servicemen's Social Club. Thanks everyone for your fantastic responses to all the new classes. Who would have thought 10 people would turn up to do the fencing! Diary of Events for November 2012 Every Thursday morning: Pilates please book first. Saturday: 3rd: November Prize Bingo. 7.30 for 8pm £3 per person Monday 5th November: Fencing Class 7pm start. £3 All equipment provided. Tuesday: 6th Erin Lea-Murphy's Dancing School 3.30-7pm Wednesday 7th November Zumba class 7.30 – 8.30pm £3 per person Monday12th November: Fencing Class 7pm start. £3 All equipment provided. Tuesday: Erin Lea-Murphy's Dancing School 3.30-9.30pm Wednesday 14th November Zumba class 7.30 – 8.30pm £3 per person Saturday 17th November Prize Bingo. 7.30 for 8pm £3 per person Monday19th November: Fencing Class 7pm start. £3 All equipment provided. Tuesday: Erin Lea-Murphy's Dancing School 3.30-9.30pm Wednesday 21st November Zumba class 7.30 – 8.30pm £3 per person Monday 26th November: Fencing Class 7pm start. £3 All equipment provided. Tuesday: Erin Lea-Murphy's Dancing School 3.30-9.30pm Wednesday 28th November Zumba class 7.30 – 8.30pm £3 per person Hiring :Back bar £5 for whole evening Village hall with small stage is £10 per hour. We are looking for someone to run the kitchen in the club on Sunday to offer Sunday lunches – perhaps as their own enterprise. Please contact the club if you are interested or have any ideas. S e e l a t e s t C l u b n e w s a t your official local website or ring 602337 and speak to Gary.

A Big Thanks to Church Walk Sponsors Sheila and Ray Scopes would like to say a big thanks to their sponsors who helped them raise £500 last month in the Suffolk Historic Churches Bike Ride / Walk.

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From the Registers Baptisms

Contact Us

The Baptism of Ivy Lilia Hill, the daughter of Lori and Raymond Hill took place at St Mary's Church, Benhall on 7th October, 2012

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.

Weddings The wedding of Lucinda Payne and Kristian Day took place at Saint Andrew's Church, Little Glemham on the 6th October, 2012 .

Funerals The funeral of Norman George Ling, aged 75, took place at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Sternfield on 22nd October, 2012 followed by burial in the churchyard.

September rainfall (mm) in Great Glemham



11 12 21 23 25 26 28



6 7.5 3

Total 46mm

Blaxhall Highs and Lows in September Highest Lowest Windiest

26.1° C 3.3° C 28mph

7th 23rd 25th

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The Puzzle Page

November Crossword



1. Garret (5) 4. Communicative interaction (7) 7. Hassle (7) 8. Smithy's block (5) 9. Tooth (5) 10. Reaches out (7) 11. Pact (6) 13. Stategy (6) 17. Time off (7) 19. Stroll (5) 21. Rough (5) 22. Eight-sided polygon (7) 23. Imagined (7) 24. Watercourse (5)

1. Try (7) 2. Supernatural creature in Norse mythology (5) 3. Floorshow (7) 4. Mentally quick and resourceful (6) 5. Go forward (7) 6. Stories (5) 8. Pertinent (3) 12. Gourmet (7) 14. Disorderly (7) 15. Everlasting (7) 16. Unit of time (6) 17. Perspicuous (5) 18. Employ (3) 20. Start (5)

October solutions November Sudoku

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Letters & Quiz Dear Editor,

November Quiz - Famous Last Words

Please may I use your pages to thank all the kind people who sponsored me on the recent Suffolk Historic Churches Cycle "Ride & Stride". I spent a very happy sunny day, with a friend from Hadleigh, striding around the centre of Ipswich. We visited sixteen churches and I have collected £400 in sponsorship. (I think about £160 of this will attract Gift Aid.) £200 will go to The Suffolk Historic Churches Trust to help support the ancient churches in our County with their repair bills, and £200 will go to Snape Church to help with theirs.

This is the 88th Quiz that has been set by Joyce Lovett for Ebb & Flow and Joyce has indicated that she now wants to retire. We are very grateful to Joyce not only for her many years of organ playing but also for all her quizzes not only for Ebb and Flow but for numerous other events around the Benefice.

A big thank you for supporting me and our heritage. Mary Pryor Letter from Jane Taylor; As some of you know, I am hoping to move to Wiltshire for family reasons. My son-in-law begins a new job at the end of November, so he, my daughter and my little grandson are relocating, and I shall follow in due course. Consequently, the Lunch Fellowship that I have been hosting at Honeysuckle Cottage will come to an end after the November meeting on the 20th, between noon and 2pm. A decision will be made in the New Year about any future meetings for fellowship. I'd like to say how much I have enjoyed holding these lunches and would like to thank my 'fellow lunchers'. Jane Taylor, 01728 688474

If someone else would like to take on setting the quiz please contact the editor. Who said these words as they were departing? 1. And still it moves …………… 2. Die, my dear doctor, why that is the last thing I shall do .....… 3. Either that wallpaper goes, or I do ………………… 4. Et tu Brute …………… 5. I am dying as I lived, beyond my means ………… 6. I am just going outside and I may be some time …………… 7. I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown …………… 8. I shall hear in heaven …………… 9. If this is dying, I don't think much of it …………… 10. I've had 18 straight whiskies, I think that's a record …………… 11. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough …………… 12. Let not poor Nelly starve …………… 13. Monsieur, I beg your pardon …………… 14. Oh, I'm so bored with it all …………… 15. Thank God, I have done my duty …………… 16. This is a sharp medicine but it will cure all deseases …………… 17. Wait 'till I have finished my problem …………… 18. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England as I trust shall never be put out …………… 19. Why should I see her, she will only want me to give a message to Albert …………… 20. That's all, folks, I'm off to pastures new …………… Its been great fun thinking up all 88 quizes. Thanks for your interest and support.

Answers to the October Quiz - Catchphrases Which characters were these phrases associated with? 1. It's goodnight from me and it's goodnight from him ……The two Ronnies……… 2. Didn't he do well? …Bruce Forsyth 3. How tickled I am ……Ken Dodd 4. I'm a little worried about Jim …Mrs Dale 5. Oooh Betty! ……Frank Spencer 6. Silly moo! ……Alf Garnett 7. T.T.F.N. ………Mrs Mopp 8. Hello, possums …Dame Edna Everage 9. Nice to see you – to see you, nice …Bruce Forsyth 10. I've started. So I'll finish …Magnus Magnusson 11. Can I do you now, sir? ……Mrs Mopp 12. Wakey! Wakey! ……Billy Cotton 13. Beam me up Scotty ……Captain Kirk 14. Can you hear me, mother? …Sandy Powell 15. Hello, my darlings ……Charlie Drake 16. Ooh you are awful, but I like you …Dick Emery 17. I thang yew ……Arthur Askey 18. Walkies! …Barbara Woodhouse 19. You dirty old man …Harold Steptoe 20. Hello, good evening and welcome …David Frost

The Open the Book Team at Benhall

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