November 2013 Number 91
Pink Parties and Papua Parades
The West End of St John the Baptisâ€™ts Church, Koinambe, PNG
After the consecration Bishop Nathan makes a final speech
ctober witnessed several events around our parishes, but perhaps the most colourful was the Great Pink Tea Party at The Walled Garden (left). Meanwhile, Barrie, our Rector and his wife, Susan travelled to Papua New Guinea to attend the consecration of the new church in the remote Western Highlands Village of Koinambe. The church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and was largely a gift from its namesake St John the Baptist, Snape. Work started on the church in 2010 when Susan and Barrie spent over a month in the village overseeing the start of construction and were then joined by Tony Roy, the Snape Churchwarden (continued on page 12) The Great Pink Tea Party attracted over 120 people - see page 14
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News Blaxhall Harvest Festival, Lunch and Auction “Harvest Time is Here Again Here again Here again Harvest time is here again Hip hip hip hooray” So sang the children of Snape Primary School in Blaxhall Church on Sunday, 13th October, assisted by their headmistress, Angela Skinner, and accompanied on their “So thank the Lord, recorders by their classmates. Oh thank the Lord, For all his love”
As Nigella told us, celebrating the harvest pre-dates Christianity, so surely by now gratitude for the Earth's bounty must be universal. Surely by now we must have found a way to ensure that this bounty is equally shared… We all know that this is not the case but at least our contribution to FARM AFRICA, garnered from the collection (taken by Henri Gooch), the lunches (prepared by Sheila and her merrie band of faithful assistants) and the auction (thanks to Robin Graham and Kiera) will go a tiny way to redress the balance. As ever, St Peter's Church looked magnificent with fruit, vegetables and flowers adorning every available surface.
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As ever we “Ploughed the fields and scattered” lustily with Joyce Lovatt (back from retirement again!) coaxing ever more joyful sounds from the organ. As ever the farmers read the lessons and the choir sang, well, not quite an anthem to the tune of “English Country Garden” – after all most of the produce DID come from local gardens! We were 96 people in church, 65 at lunch and raised £548 for Farm Africa.
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Cuttings from the Walled Garden: Jim Mountain The Walled Garden Following a week of very hot sunshine, we set off for a brief holiday in Yorkshire on a much cooler day: good for those left behind to look after the nursery, but a little sobering as we travelled north with our caravan. Stopping in a lay-by for some lunch, it was alarming to see that Ash dieback really is out there. The mature trees in the small copse looked decidedly tatty and the leaves of many young saplings were brown and hanging. The holiday was aimed at finding migrant birds as they moved down the east coast and to visit Spurn head, a very narrow strip of land that sticks out into the end of the huge Humber estuary. On arrival, the track along it was closed, but by 4.30 a small digger had cleared sand from it and we were the only vehicle to travel slowly down to the end. There was no one around and we were able to stop and take photographs of first a redstart and then a beautifully coloured black and white Pied Flycatcher (see p23). The air was still and the sun broke through the cloud. At the far end of the peninsula, there were numerous swallows making the most of feeding opportunities. Their crossing of the Humber would be a minor blip in the enormity of the long migration they were about to make. This change of scene recharged the batteries and we came back after 9 days recharged and ready to go again.
be watered, but watering the garden with mains water at over ÂŁ1.30 per cubic metre is a different matter. I therefore sent an email to a company to find out the approximate cost of sinking a borehole. It was not quite as alarming as I thought and I will give it serious thought. 20 cubic metres per day can be extracted without a licence. I shall do the maths and see how long it will take to pay for itself, quite apart from the added benefit of a greener garden and happier plants. Although a licence is not needed for boreholes, the obstacles to getting my workshop rebuilt are formidable. I use CAD software so infrequently that I have to go through a relearning process when I start, but at least the plans can be done. Now that planning is an electronic process, there seems to be no limitation as to the number of questions that can be asked. It is reminiscent of the Sizewell B enquiry when removals companies were involved in transporting the tons of paperwork involved. Jim Mountain
Autumn is winter-flowering pansy time, a crop requiring careful monitoring and a little intervention to keep the plants compact. Good control of ventilation keeps them healthy and cool temperatures encourage compactness. In the spring, we sell a series called Matrix. These have huge flowers, but in the autumn, Panolas are preferred for their winter hardiness and smaller flowers which stand up better to the cold weather. The Sorbets, a small flowered viola, are proving increasingly popular with their bicoloured flowers and thin black stripes which give the appearance of whiskers. Wallflowers have done well too. Adding a gram of Osmocote controlled-release fertiliser keeps this hungry crop looking green. Wallflower Sugar Rush has the added bonus of producing some flowers in the autumn and make good compact plants. Hot dry summers are wearisome things, good for holidaymakers but hard work on nurseries. Plants in pots have to
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Local History Any Familiar Faces? We received the following email regarding the Podd family and Benahall school from our trusty Snape historian Brian Boulton last week. Incidentally, Podd is one of the most unusual surnames in Britain, with only 300 recorded in the 1891 census, of which more than half were from Suffolk. I’ve only come across them once before, courtesy of my great aunt, who married one Henry Podd from Ipswich in 1913!
William and Annie Podd lived with the girls in a bungalow along Aldecar Lane, Benhall and later in the Cupola in Deadman's Lane. (The history of Benhall Cupola and its demise appeared in the August 2007 edition of Ebb & Flow). Aubrey was wondering if any reader of Ebb & Flow is able to identify any of the children or the teacher.
Anyway, on to Brian’s email and photo; Dear Editor, The attached photograph of Group 2 at Benhall School in 1904 was recently found by Aubrey Dalby amongst his family photographs. He believes his Mum, Alice Louisa Podd (born 1897 at Benhall) is the girl ringed in the front row, and he feels sure the girl ringed in the second row is his Aunt, Eliza Jane Podd (born 1900 at Sweffling). E&F would love to receive more old photos, stories, and history from across the benefice, so please email us if you have something we could feature, or even if there’s something you’d like us to look into.
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Snape News Snape Affordable Housing Concerns put to local dipping sauce, Pad Thai (Thai stir-fried noodles with prawns) and sticky rice with mangoes. MP Our local MP Therese Coffey visited the villages in her constituency last month and Snape Parish Council acting Chairman Andy Wilmot and Clerk Melanie Thurston went along to Snape Village Hall to meet her, putting forward to her concerns at the proposed allocation process of the new affordable houses, which have been built in Snape. SCDC/Gateway to Home Choice will be in charge of allocating the houses and will give priority to Snape residents with dependent children if the allocation is over subscribed. Snape individuals or couples without dependent children are unlikely to be successful in the allocation of one of the 2 bedroom affordable houses.
Thai ingredients such as long beans (similar to our runner beans), lemongrass, fish and red curry sauce were circulated for smelling, tasting and close scrutiny by members.
Therese Coffey MP, with Andy Wilmot and Melanie Thurston
Karen's presentational abilities also included amusing anecdotes, including one involving her friend Vatcharin Bhumichitr, author of one of her favourite cooking books 'Best of Regional Thai'. Having bought a convertible car (while living the American Dream), a bottle of fish sauce accidently opened and deposited its contents on the upholstery. Being unsuccessful in the removal of the sauce he left the car outside to 'air' during the night, which attracted all the local cats! The car was eventually writtenoff by the insurance company as a result of the combination of smell and feline damage. Needless to say the next car he purchased was not a convertible.
She listened to these concerns and undertook to consult with the appropriate parties and keep us advised. Melanie Thurston
Snape W.I. October Meeting As our President Victoria Hambley, was unable to attend the meeting, Brenda McConkey (Secretary) deputised for her. We began by paying tribute to Julyan Heazell and her husband Paddy, who died suddenly in a car crash while on holiday in America. Brenda voiced some of our memories of Julyan, who was an active member of our WI, and Paddy, who gave us a talk on Orford Ness lighthouse only last year. Both were great friends of many of us and our sincere condolences go out to their family. After our usual meeting business including announcements, news and birthday cards, we moved on to the social part of the evening - a Thai cooking demonstration provided by committee members Karen Eidson, with her assistant Lavinia Fuller. Karen began by explaining that she developed a love of Thai cooking while working in a cookery school in California, and Lavinia had lived in Thailand for a year, so their credentials were wellestablished. The dishes cooked and tasted were Thai fish cakes (Tod Mun Pla) served with a chunky, chili-infused
Although pre-meeting preparation had been done by Karen, the amount of multi-tasking artistry during the evening was astonishing. Pans were sizzling and ricesteaming and mouth-watering aromas filled the air whilst she explained that ingredients could easily be obtained from a supplier in Norwich, local supermarkets and the Thai Food Direct Website.
The delivery of hot, tasty, food (especially the dessert â€“ yum) accompanied by Tiger Beer and jasmine tea was very well received by members and a thunderous round of appreciation was given to Karen and all her helpers. In addition to the cookery demonstration we had a clothes and accessories sale and the Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF) raffle was drawn. All raffle prizes this evening were kindly contributed by members. Our next meeting is our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and quiz, to be held on Wednesday 6th November. Brenda encouraged all present to consider putting themselves forward to serve on the committee, as some members may stand down.
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Dear Friends, Over the years I suspect that my letter to you in the November edition of Ebb and Flow has frequently had as it topic the subject of Remembrance with our two big services for Remembrance Sunday and All Souls when we remember those we have loved but who have now died. However, the ability of human beings to remember is important and memories can play a significant part in our lives. Some of those memories will be of moment of extreme happiness and periods in our life which we look back on with fondness. There may , of course, be times that we look back to which were times of great sorrow, times of great anguish and times of great hurt. The ability to hold memories can also be on a collective scale. Peoples and nations celebrate great events with pleasure and pride but they can also look back to times of suffering. To the Jews in the Old Testament memories and history were very important, they remembered how God had brought them out of slavery in Egypt .Generally when they held this memory with gratitude they prospered but it was in the times when they forgot their history that they went astray. So memories of past events can be a big influence on how we live our lives today. The good memories can buoy us up ; but how we deal with bad memories can be more difficult. So often looking back to bad experiences reawakens the hurt that we felt at the time and so the hurt continues. It is as though these memories trap us in that pain from which we seem unable to escape. The pain today may seem just as great as it was, maybe , many years ago. So how do we break free ? The very nature of God is to love us and to want to do us good , so continuing to suffer the pain of past hurts will be hurtful to God as well. So logically he wants to help us put the painful past behind us. Remember God is the God of the future and that means our future. Trusting in that future and looking forward is a great way of putting the past in perspective. Making the first moves is usually difficult and it is almost as though we become addicted to the hurt but with the help of God and trusting in his help is the only way that we break free to enjoy the future that God's love has prepared for us. Barrie
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News Snape School 'Bags to School' collection
sharing the 6 eggs. Well they were free range!!
Snape School P.S.A. will be having another 'Bags to School' collection on Wednesday 20th November. If you have anything you no longer need i.e. clothes/ shoes/bags/belts/bed linen (no duvets or pillows) then please bring them to Snape School before 9am on the 20th November. We would like to thank everyone who continually helps us to raise money for the school.
Snape Macmillan Coffee Morning It was said that on the day 'there was a really happy and buzzy atmosphere and I hope you made oodles of money.' Well, the Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning held at Snape on Friday 27th September WAS a great success with £1,000 being sent to the Macmillan charity. A big thank you to all those who donated, contributed to and supported the day, including those local businesses and individuals who generously gave wonderful raffle prizes and produce for the various stalls. Special thanks to the stallholders and those serving refreshments. We are very grateful that, once again, the community has supported this deserving charity event. Thank you all.
Snape Village Hall Update Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Quiz night on 5th October (and those of you unable to attend on the night who supported us behind the scenes.) Together we raised over £350 for the village hall. The hall was buzzing as the question master tried to maintain order through the giggling, deep thinking and general light-hearted banter. The scorer worked diligently to ensure fair play and as a result the scores were accepted as read. The quiz writer however was not the most popular person on the night and has promised to do better next time! (If indeed there is support for a next time!) It is always easy to put a quiz together when you can see the answers. We promise fewer rounds next time. Well done to Brenda McConkey's W.I. team who were the overall winners and shared the Harvest Supper Hamper full of local produce. We won't name and shame the team who came last but hope they enjoyed
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The most fantastic part of the whole evening in my view was when the community came together to help clear up. Not a word was spoken and no one was asked to do anything. Everyone just got on with it. Amazing! How brilliant is that. A HUGE BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL! On the 10th October we held a fundraising coffee morning at the hall. PCSO Jamie Newson joined us for Coffee/Tea and a chat. Pauline Kerridge made a delicious coffee and walnut cake which was sold by the slice and Mary Hill's lovely victoria sandwich cake was raffled. A special thank you to Janet, Ilse and Alison for all their help making the morning a success. We raised over £46, so a big thank you to all of you who supported us. The two events made £400 for the village hall refurbishment fund. We will be holding monthly coffee mornings on the second Thursday of the month. The next will be 14th November from 10am-12pm when we are hoping to have a harvest stall as well as bric-a-brac and book stalls. If you fancy a game of scrabble, dominoes or cards, there will be a variety of games available. There will also be a competition. On December 12th we will have a Christmas theme (there's a surprise!) We hope more of you will be able to join us at future events and if anyone has any ideas on how to improve things, our ears are open. Also any items of bric-a-brac or unwanted gifts would be much appreciated. Our next management committee meeting is on 21st October when we hope to agree dates and events for next year. Watch this space. For further information email Caroline Beach – email@example.com or phone 01728 689136
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Local Food & Recipes What shall we do with this vegetable marrow? Someone gave me this vegetable marrow! What shall we do with this vegetable marrow? No-one wants to munch them! Stuff it and butter it and bake it, if you're able To chutney it and crumble it you will improve the flavour, Then slice it and dice it and put it on the table, For Blaxhall Harvest Luncheon! CHUTNEY Medium marrow (diced small) 4/5 cooking apples (peeled, cored, diced even smaller) 2/3 onions (sliced) Any dried fruit you don't want to save for the Xmas Cake Small piece of root ginger (peeled/chopped) or desert spoon of ground. Teaspoon of peppercorns Teaspoon of Allspice Teaspoon salt 1 ½ pints of any sort of vinegar 1lb brown sugar ? Put all ingredients in large pan except the sugar. ? Simmer till tender, stirring occasionally. ? Take off heat and add sugar; stir until dissolved. ? Boil gently till thick. ? Keep in clean jars.
CRUMBLE Large marrow in chunks Chopped tomatoes of any kind. Oregano/garlic Olive oil/salt/pepper ? Mix all these together in baking dish and bake for 30 mins 4 cups porridge oats/breadcrumbs Good chunk of grated cheese Parsley/salt/pepper Butter/marg/oil to mix ? Mix ingredients together for crumble topping ? Remember, Sprinkle over baked marrow Remember the ? Bake again till brown on top 5th of November Blaxhall Community Coffee Morning from 10.30am @ the YHA All Welcome MARROW BAKE
Olive oil/salt/pepper ? Mix all these together in baking dish and bake for 30 mins 4 cups porridge oats/breadcrumbs Good chunk of grated cheese Parsley/salt/pepper Butter/marg/oil to mix ? Mix ingredients together for crumble topping ? Sprinkle over baked marrow ? Bake again till brown on top
MARROW BAKE ? Put marrow in wire sieve with weight over to squeeze out water. ? Beat eggs and add other ingredients, mix well. ? Line baking/roasting dish with greaseproof paper ? Add marrow to mixture ? Bake in medium oven till set and brown
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News Did You Have an Ancestor Who Lost His Life Whilst BLOOMFIELD WJ; BOLAND WJ; BRADLEY A; BRIDGES AB; BRIGGS W; BRIGHTWELL P; BUCK Serving During the First World War? We are gathering information for a memorial book to honour servicemen who were either born, lived or worked in Leiston. If your ancestor's name appears on the wall of the chapel in Leiston Cemetery commemorating those who died during the Great War (see list below) we would be grateful to hear from you. Please contact members of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group:Roger Baskett: tel 01728 831782; email email@example.com; or Diana Mann: tel 01728 660527; email firstname.lastname@example.org AIREY AJ; BAKER AE; BALDRY LWE; BARKER W; BARNES AG; BEDWELL WG; BERRY AR; BIRD E; BIRD ME; BLAKE G; BLOOMFIELD SA; BLOOMFIELD WJ; BOLAND WJ; BRADLEY A; BRIDGES AB; BRIGGS W; BRIGHTWELL P; BUCK CV; BUCKLE GW; BUTCHER WA; BUTTON W; CABLE C; CAPP E; CHAPLIN FW; CHAPLIN HG; CLARKE AH; COLES CG; CRANE F; CUTHBERT W; DAY RC; DOCKING J; DUNNETT C; EASEY HF; ELLIS W; EMERSON A; ENNION J; EVERETT FC; FAIRWEATHER C; FAIRWEATHER H; FISK J; FORD H; FORSDIKE F; FRANCIS F; GARRETT S; GIDDINGS TN; GIRLING JF; GOOD B; GOOD EE; GOODWIN S; HAMBLING HC; HARLING A; HARLING W; HARPER AG; HARRISON AC; HARRISON CJ; HILL G; HILLEN H; HOLLEY B; HONE EP; HONE H J; JONES F; JONES R; KAY H; KEMP L; KEMP S; KERRIDGE SF; KING BA; KING FW; KITSON HG; KITSON WE; KNAPP J; LAMBERT BE; LANCASTER E; LARTER R; LAST FA; LICENCE V; LUSH CA; MAIDWELL H; MARKHAM J; MARKWELL ET; MILLER JF; NUNN FS; PARTRIDGE J; PECK W; PESKETT F; PESKETT H; PIGOT EW; RASH A; RAVEN H; RIVERS AL; ROE CC; RUMSBY H; RUNACRES,AG; SCOGGINS AJ; SEWELL JE; SHIPP H; SILSBY A; SMITH AC; SMITH BC; SMITH EA; SMITH FS; SMITH FJ; SMITH WG; SNELL E; SNOWDEN AJ; STANNARD WG; STEWARD PC; STIMPSON F; SWALLOW WH; TUFFIN AR; TURNER BF; TYE G; WATLING ST; WELTON GH; WELTON PW; WELTON W; WESTBROOK S; WHITING EG; WIGG W;
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News Christmas Concert & Blaxhall Tea - Sat 7 Dec at 3pm
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On Saturday 7th December starting at 3pm in the Village Hall the Royal British Legion Training Band will entertain us with popular music including some Christmas Carols. Following this there will be a Blaxhall afternoon tea â€“ all in all an afternoon treat not to be missed!
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Snape Woodland Group Tree Planting Day
Trees are wonderful things - they work to keep our air clean, our soil healthy and provide us with fruit to eat as well as wood - one of nature's most versatile materials. Beyond that they are also things of great natural beauty, enhancing our lives by forming beautiful landscapes and special places we can all enjoy. For these reasons and more the Snape Woodland Group has worked over the last few years to develop Priory Wood, a small new woodland area for our village in which, every autumn, we have a tree planting day to coincide with National Tree Week. Everyone in Snape is warmly invited to bring along their own tree to plant in Priory Wood on Saturday 23rd November between 10:00 and 12:00 or, if you prefer, to bring one along that we can plant for you. You will find Priory Wood by taking the footpath that goes between Chagford (off Church Road opposite the business park) and Ladybird Nurseries in Gromford Lane. If you have any questions about the planting day or other aspects of the Woodland Group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Neil Parsons
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The Royal British Legion (TRBL) – Snape and Monday 9 December, 7.00 pm at Little Glemham Church, afterwards at Glemham Hall. Refreshments, pay bar and Farnham Branch.
excellent raffle. Music entertainment is this year again provided by Nick Raison. Tickets cost £12 and all proceeds go to The Poppy Appeal Please see contact details below or speak to any member for tickets, which are limited.
October Meeting Despite a low attendance we had our usual interesting and enjoyable meeting. The Secretary and Treasurer updated Members on current matters and we then concentrated on the busiest period of our year Remembrance Sunday, 11-11-11, the Poppy Appeal collections and the Branch's main event – Glemham Hall Carols and Lessons.
Our next meeting is at the Benhall Club on Monday 4th November 2013 at 7.30 pm.Lifts can be arranged if required.
Remembrance Sunday 10th November This well attended and significant service will take place at 10.45 am at St. John the Baptist Church, Snape followed by a wreath laying ceremony outside at the Memorial.
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 www.britishlegion.org.uk
11-11-11 Service The usual short service, which we hope the school children will attend, will also be held at Snape Church on Monday 11th November at 10.45 am.
Trafalgar Day Service The collection of £47.50 was sent to Seafarer's UK after the Trafalgar Day service in St Andrew's Church, Little Glemham. The service ended with the singing of Heart of Oak and the dispensing of a tot of rum, coffee and cakes .
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News Barrie in Papua New Guinea - From Front Page
News from Saxmundham Health Centre
- who remained for another two weeks. Difficulties of road access resulted in nearly all the building material be brought to the site by plane. Although the building is fairly simple in design the standard of workmanship by the people of the village is very high. The â€œstained glassâ€? at each end of the church is made from coloured tinting film from Ipswich attached to the six inch louvers. The consecration of the church was carried out by Bishop Nathan (below) as the culmination of a week of celebrations with 350 communicants and a further 150 receiving a blessing.
Following the successful trial of telephone triage, the doctors at Saxmundham Health will be implementing a system prioritising the demand for 'On-the-day' (URGENT) appointments. If a patient needs advice or thinks they need to see a GP on that day we are asking them to phone between 8am and 10am. The receptionist may ask them to help us by giving a brief idea of the nature of the problems which will allow us to prioritise the call. (Rest assured, all of our staff are bound by the same duty of confidentiality as our doctors.) Callers may then be asked for contact details to allow the Nurse Practitioner to phone them back and signpost them into the most appropriate appointment. If you require fast out-of-hours medical attention please call 111 (24/7 365 days a year) unless you believe it to be a life-threatening emergency, in which case please call 999. If you have any feedback on the 111 service a meeting will be held at the Health Centre on October 30th at 6.45pm.
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News The Not-so-common Commons The Suffolk Sandlings emerged from the retreating ice sheets that extended to the south of England. Initially this was dense forest but the burning and grazing by our Neolithic ancestors resulted in the glorious heathland dominated by heather and gorse and home to rare birds and butterflies . The marginal nature of the land for farming resulted in a very special pattern of dispersed settlement. Due to the sparse population some villages were not gathered around a central church or market place but dispersed with areas of common land between the dwellings. Blaxhall is a remarkable survivor of such a dispersed settlement with common land and allotments in continuous use for the last two centuries. Where else might you hear a nightingale singing in the centre of a village? The Friends of Blaxhall Common seek to maintain the unique features of these now rare settlements and associated commons. Together with The Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the Parish Council we form working parties to help maintain Blaxhall Heath or the Big Common, home to Dartford Warbler, Nightjar and Silver Studded Blue. We also celebrate the rich history of the commons and commoner's rights
raised, to be shared between the Historic Churches Trust and St Peter’s Church, Blaxhall.
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Blaxhall Sponsored Cyclists Eric Reeve and Ray & Sheila Scopes would like to thank their sponsors for their support; the amount of £344 was
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News The Great Pink Tea Party
Suffolk Historic Churches Cycle Ride
Thank you, thank you everyone who turned up to make Marian Heffer would like to thank everyone who The Great Pink Tea Party such a success! sponsored her to sit in All Saints Church Great Glemham and record visiting cyclists. £175 was raised.
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The event raised £900 for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. More than 120 people enjoyed a very sociable afternoon, with some delicious food, served in the beautifully decorated large greenhouse at The Walled Garden.
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Huge thanks are, of course, due to Marion Mountain and her team who made all this possible – including those who baked cakes, made desserts and sandwiches - together with a dedicated team of hard working volunteers who helped on the day.
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News Great Glemham Macmillan Coffee Morning
The 'Akenfield Chair'
Jill Smith and Marian Heffer would like to thank everyone who supported this event. Also many thanks for all the cakes, raffle prizes, books, etc., and to all our helpers. ÂŁ335.50 was raised.
The Suffolk Chair Collection is one of several small arts projects that are supported by The Alde Valley Spring Festival. In the spring of 2013 the Spring Festival was very kindly given permission by Ronald Blythe to create a new chair 'The Akenfield' as a tribute to his remarkable book of the same name. The Akenfield chair is a limited edition by Tim Whiting. Only 50 are being made - all from Suffolk elm and quarter sawn air-dried oak grown, milled and stored at White House Farm in Great Glemham. The hhh
Ronald Blythe and Akenfield chair
Akenfield Chair can be seen at the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts in 'Masterpieces - Art of East Anglia' open until Feburary 2014. Jason Gathorne-Hardy
Benhall and Sternfield History Group Calendar The Benhall and Sternfield History Group 2014 calendar entitled 'Hidden Gems of Benhall and Sternfield is available now and costs ÂŁ5. To order your calendar please telephone 01728 603912.
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News Macmillan Coffee Morning at Farnham
Successful Saxmundham Library Summer Reading Thank you to everyone who attended the Macmillan Challenge coffee morning at Ash Cottage Farnham. We raised The images you see are from the Saxmundham Library £155.00. Well done and thank you. Summer Reading challenge 'Creepy House' September 2013 presentation. We had 102 children take the challenge Sheila De Grove. and over 60 completed it. County Councillor Michael Gower and Saxmundham Town Council Chairman John Fisher can be seen with some of the wonderful volunteers Alison, Mabel, Margaret, Maggi and Primrose - who encouraged the children throughout six weeks of reading at the Saxmundham Library.
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The children were presented with a medal and certificate. There were also prizes awarded to winners of the Creepy House drawing competition. County Councillor Michael Gower awarded a special book award to George Hammond for his wonderful drawing. Liz Gleave Saxmundham Library Manager Suffolk Libraries IPS
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News Alde Valley Luncheon Club
New Season of Great Movies in Glemham
Our October lunch was well attended, and the tables were beautifully decorated in a harvest theme. Our next lunch is on Tuesday 12th November when sausage and mash with seasonal vegetables will be served followed by gingerbread cake and custard. If you have any queries regarding the Club, please contact the Club Secretary Brigid on 602030.
Diary Dates A number of people have enquired about the lack of a diary sheet in our October issue. The insert is prepared by Barrie, separately from the magazine; unfortunately he didn’t manage to get it to the printers before his departure and the printer only told us they hadn’t received it at the last minute, but rest assured it, like Barrie, is back this month.
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November will be a busy month for Great Movies in Glemham with two film offerings in Great Glemham Village Hall. The usual second Friday slot (8th November) will see the screening of ARGO, starring Ben Affleck. This is the very well-received 2012 film about the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. In brief, when militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage, six managed to escape and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it was only a matter of time before the six were discovered and killed, CIA 'exfiltration' specialist Tony Mendez came up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country, a plan so incredible it could only happen in the movies. The film won Best Film Oscar this year. It 'inspires laughs and cheers amidst heart-pounding suspense'. What more could you ask for? Make it a date! In a completely different vein, and following in the footsteps of other august national and international arts bodies, the Great Movies in Glemham people are bringing Opera to the Village Hall on Friday 29th November with a showing of CARMEN by Georges Bizet. This joint Royal Opera House/BBC production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, reminds us why the first audiences of this now extremely popular opera were shocked. Antonacci's Carmen is a darkly aggressive sexual predator, and her power over men - particularly the enthralled Don José - is destructive. Kaufmann's Don José is not a weak man but rather a dangerously unstable man and this leads to the inevitable tragic conclusion. Bizet composed this work within the conventions of opéra comique, in which musical numbers are separated by spoken dialogue and this production maintains this convention. This performance will be an extra to the usual eight winter film shows, so whether opera buff or tentative sceptic, why not come along and enjoy the spectacle? As usual, doors open at 7.15pm and programmes starts at 7.45pm.
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News Bringing a 'Play Bowls Roadshow' to your village
Historic Churches Bike Ride - September 2013
We have recently been in discussion with the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) to roll out the 'Play Bowls Roadshow' across villages in Suffolk to give people the opportunity to try the game in local venues. The Roadshow comes equipped with a 45 foot mat, bowls, banners, tables, chairs, marquee, marketing material and a BDA member who sets up all of the equipment and encourages people to try the game. Sessions run for two hours and give people the opportunity to try bowls in a relaxed, familiar and friendly environment. If the sessions are enjoyable and people would like to continue playing, there is plenty of scope for it to become a regular activity with funding available through Sport England's Small Grants Fund (up to £10,000) to purchase new equipment. For villages that already have clubs, the Roadshow can also be used to recruit new members. The clubs assist with the running of the event and organise 'Play Bowls 4Fun' sessions to run straight after the Roadshow.
Katie and Kathy would like to thank their sponsors who kindly donated funds to be shared between the Historic Churches Charity and Benhall and Sternfield churches. Thanks too to Linda Baldry for completing the paperwork. Despite a wet start, a delay when we were required to man Sternfield church for other cyclists and Kathy needing to go off to Orford to sing in the Orfordness Lighthouse Festival, a total of fifteen churches were visited and £224 was raised. We always enjoy the event and over the years have cycled with various friends and family members. The area we have covered on our numerous routes has ranged between Felixstowe and Ipswich in the south and Beccles and Bungay in the north. Trains give an opportunity to explore a bit further afield.
During our 'Felixstowe' year we travelled from If your village might be interested in hosting a Roadshow, Saxmundham and changed at Westerfield, visited all the please get in touch with me and we can arrange a date, churches in Felixstowe, cycled up to the ferry and got a lift over to Bawdsey and then cycled back to Benhall via either this year or in 2014. various villages and churches – a satisfying day. Henry Tapp I would recommend the day to anyone and if you would Active Wellbeing Co-ordinator like advice on routes we can always make suggestions or Suffolk Sport you could join us. Tel : 01394 444289 Mob: 07919 166593 KTC www.suffolksport.com/fitvillages www.suffolksport.com/communitygames www.facebook.com/fitvillages @fitvillages
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News Snape Choral Evensong 5th January 2014 - Local open and there will be a raffle. Tickets cost ÂŁ6 per head and include a ploughman's supper. To purchase your Singers Welcome The usual pattern for these popular services in Snape is that they take place on the fifth Sunday of the month, when there is one. This means that the next Evensong would be at the end of December. It has been decided to hold it on the 5th January when we can celebrate Epiphany
tickets, please ring Karen on 01728 605709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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One of our parishioners has asked us to feature the upcoming Fine Cell Work exhibition and sale of exquisite tapestry, needlepoint and embroidery produced by the impressive social enterprise and prison charity. Venue is By As it will be the last Choral Evensong during Barrie's time The Crossways, Kelsale, Suffolk IP17 2PL (off Clay Hills) with us, we want to make it a very special occasion. In on Friday 6 December, 9.30 to 4.30pm, entry free of charge. particular, it would be good to have a full turn-out of local singers to join with our other visitors to make this a memorable evening. Please register your interest with Barrie or with Bill Gloyn at email@example.com. Full details will follow in the next edition of Ebb and Flow.
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Don't miss the Quiz Night at the Riverside Centre Stratford St Andrew on Thursday 14th November 2013. The quiz is in support of Age UK Suffolk. Teams of 4-6 and please arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start. The bar will be
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News Benhall Harvest Supper On Saturday 14th September at the Benhall Club, 60 people sat down to a splendid harvest supper of cold meats, quiche, baked potato and salads with delicious apple pie and roulade for pudding. The evening's entertainment was provided by Lucy Sampson, accompanied by drummer Ben Difley and Megan Dalby, granddaughter of Aubrey Dalby, who was accompanied by Hannah on the piano.
a huge lake in front of the building that became frozen over in winter so that 'ice fayres' were possible. The Parish magazine for 1893 details one such fayre and the fact that a bonfire burned on it. Winters must have been much colder then! We listened to a fascinating talk. Richard has a wealth of information about the history of Saxmundham and is very passionate about the local Museum. If you want to find out more, a visit to the Museum or Richard would be worthwhile. Next month's meeting on Tuesday 5th November at 7.30 pm will also have a talk and demonstration by Karen Lear, a Florist from Leiston.
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The newly formed Aldeburgh Photographic Group held its inaugural meeting at the Aldeburgh Community Centre on 18th September. The twenty-two people who attended were entertained by a talk from Nick Catling Everyone present joined in singing a couple of well- illustrated with a variety of images, all shot in available known harvest hymns. The organisers would like to thank light. all those who supported the event â€“ especially those who Our next meeting was on 16th October at 7:30pm at the provided food and prizes for the raffle. Aldeburgh Community Centre. The speaker Chris Atkinson, the President of the Group, gave a 45 minute Women's Fellowship k talk entitled 'Eye'll be the Judge' and discussed how On Tuesday 1st October, the ladies met at Benhall Club for understanding the way our eyes work can help in the a talk Old Saxmundham given by Richard Crisp. Richard c o n s t r u c t i o n o f i m a g e s w i t h m o r e i m p a c t . said that when the Hopkins Homes site opposite the Church was being dug before the buuilding development If you are interested in joining the Group, please contact started, artefacts from the Bronze Age were discovered Chris Atkinson on 07582 389455 or e-mail that showed Saxmundham was much older than had been firstname.lastname@example.org. previously thought. Evidence was found that the River Fromus had been a much wider river than it is now. Another interesting detail was that Hurts Hall used to have
Pub Games Evening Great Glemham Village Hall 15 Nov at 7.30pm ÂŁ7 to include Fish & Chip supper Tickets from Jenny: 01728 664154
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From the Registers Contact Us
The marriage of Amy Jane Shreeve and Timothy Arthur If you wish to contact the Ebb and Flow team with William Churchyard took place at St John the Baptist's contributions, questions, letters, advertising enquiries, etc please email email@example.com. Please remember Church, Snape on 12th October, 2013 we are a small team of volunteers so may not get back to The marriage of Kirsty Lea Stutter and David Andrew you immediately, but will try to do so within a few days. Watson took place at St Peter's Church, Blaxhall on 14th October, 2013 ` Funerals The funeral of Gordon Russell, aged 84, took place at St Mary 's Church, Benhall, on 17th September, 2013. The Funeral of Peter James Tile, aged 52, took place at St Mary's Church Benhall on 9th October, 2013 followed by burial at Benhall Cemetery The Funeral of Andrew Peter James , aged 65 , took place St Mary's Church Farnham, on XX September, 2013 followed by burial at the Greenwood Burial Ground The Funeral of Tony Edward Sutton, aged 81, took place at St John the Baptist Church, Snape on 18th October, 2013 followed by burial in the Greenwood Burial Ground.
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Quiz, Letters & Leftovers November Quiz – In this Month
The beautiful Pied Flycatcher spotted by Jim Mountain (p3)
Would You Read Your Ebb & Flow Online? One of our parishioners has recently suggested that perhaps some of our readership would be happy, or even prefer, to receive their monthly copy by email and read on their PC, laptop or tablet. The magazine is already available online for those who like to use it and there would be various issues to consider before printed copies could be reduced, but out of good old curiosity if nothing else we’d be interested to hear your thoughts on printed paper versus reading online. Do you use the website now? Would you ever consider giving up your printed copy?
Answers to the October Quiz 1) Who won the “Thrilla in Manilla” in October, 1975 ? Muhammad Ali 2) Who was not for turning in October, 1980 ? Margaret Thatcher 3) Which actors remarried in October 1975 ? Liz Taylor & Richard Burton 4) Which Russian leader retired on 15th October1964 ? Nikita Khrushchev 5) What disaster struck South Wales on 21st October 1966 ? Coal tip buries children in Aberfan 6) Who was elected President of the U.S.A. on 6th November, 1968 ? Richard Nixon 7) Which Princess announced that they would not marry on 31st October, 1955 ? Princess Margaret 8) An uprising took place in which European city on th 15 October, 1956 ? Budapest 9) What was the name of the satellite put into space on 4th October, 1957 ? Sputnik 10) Which war started on 6th October, 1973 ? Arab –Israeli Yom Kippur 11) Which British Prime Minister was elected in October, 1974 ? Harold Wilson
1) A major earthquake took place in which European City on 1st November, 1755 ? 2) Which American President was the first to live in the White House in November, 1800 ? 3) Which English King invaded France in November, 1992 ? 4) Which city became the capital of Italy in November, 1870 ? 5) Which American President first appeared in a film in November, 1937 ? 6) Which “Gazette” was first published in November, 1665 ? 7) What did the Church of England Synod vote for on 11th November, 1992 ? 8) Which piece of Music by Ravel was first performed in Paris in November, 1928? 9) What significant event to place on 24th November, 1963 ? 10) Which Rock singer died on 24th November, 1991 ? 11) Which TV Presenter and author was shot dead in London on 27th November. 1975? 12) Which Italian Cruise ship was abandoned after catching fire in November, 1994? 13) In which German city did trial begin on 20th November, 1945 ? 14) Which famous interview was broadcast on 20th November, 1995 ? 15) Who was revealed as the fourth Cambridge spy in November, 1979 ? 16) In November of which year was the first National Lottery drawn ? 17) Which British Prime Minister made a speech about “The Pound in your pocket ? 18) A war over trade in which product started between UK and China in November,1839 ? 19) Who delivered the Gettysburg Address.in November1863 ? 20) An uprising tok place in which European country in 1956 ?
Which Egyptian Prime Minister was assassinated on 6th October, 1981 ? Anwar Sadat
Which Caribbean Island was invaded by the USA on 35th October, 1983 ? Granada 14) In which place was the Conservative Party Conference 13)
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bombed on 12th October, 1984 ? Brighton Which Italian Cruise liner was hijacked on 7th October, 1985 ? Achille Lauro What occurred in Southern England on 16th October, 1987 ? Hurricane Winds Who were released from prison on 19th October, 1989 after 15 years ? Guildford Four Of which territory did USA take possession after purchasing it in October 1967 ? Alaska Which crisis started on 22nd October, 1962 ? Cuban Missile Crisis Which Spanish artist was born on 25th October, 1981 ?
Top left; Little Glemham church prepared for Harvest Festival. Below left; David Watson and Kirsty Stutter after their wedding at St Peter's Blaxhall. Above; Carolyn Glennon and Ann Boulter with their array of teapots at the Walled Garden.