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Great Glemham Art Weekend

Great Glemham PCC organised a very successful Art Weekend in August (just too late for the September Ebb & Flow) The weekend started of with a preview on Friday night (pictured above). Full story on page 7.

Blaxhall Fete

Admiring some of the winning entries in the flower classes.

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One of the exciting developments was the Art Exhibition in the newly re-furbished telephone box which attracted a very large nuber of entries, all postcard size.

Miranda Barclay and Clara Jenkins organised the children’s races

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News Life on Snape Marshes - Autumn 2011 After a wonderful summer of wildflowers, the reserve is beginning to look very "back-endish" as the weather starts to feel more autumnal. The whole of the marsh was grazed by cattle this year, bringing a large area near the sea bank into the cycle - the first time that this area has been grazed in over 20 years.

Dean and Mike at July work party

The Snape Rustlers have kept an eye on the cattle's welfare and this was particularly valuable in early September when the cattle managed to go walkabout off the marsh. Very many thanks to everyone who played their part in rounding them up in what was apparently quite an exciting operation! The cattle had waited for us to go on holiday before deciding to wander. They've now been taken off the marsh before the inevitable wetting of the ground as we move into autumn.

Elijah at Snape At Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday 26 November at 7.30pm, Aldeburgh Music Club Choir will start their 60th anniversary concert season with a performance of Mendelssohn's most popular oratorio. Mendelssohn's Elijah stands with Handel's Messiah as one of the greatest choral works ever composed. With the Prometheus Orchestra conducted by Edmond Fivet and soloists Sally Harrison, Fiona Kimm, James Geer and Njabulo Madlala, this promises to be a wonderful evening. Njabulo Madlala, the young South African baritone who takes the roles of Elijah is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and winner of first prize at the 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Competition. Tickets £25, £20, £16, £12 are available from the Aldeburgh Music Box Office tel: 01728 687110 or online at

Roald Dahl at Snape Maltings

Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October 2011 The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre are coming to Snape Maltings with oodles of activities for children of all ages. Burnet Moth

The Rustlers have not been the only volunteers busy on the reserve. We're lucky to have quite a pool of local volunteers who have joined work parties in the woodland area. The work has involved clearing bracken to create an area of open heathland, which has already been colonised by some interesting plants. If you would like to take part in these work parties, improving the habitat for wildlife and getting plenty of fresh air and exercise, just contact Derek on 687756 or Derek and Lesley Walduck, Voluntary Wardens

There are three different sessions including swashbucklingly storytelling, crafty masking making and revolting recipe cake decorating sessions. Each session is £3.50 each. Booking in advance is fully recommended to avoid disappointment by telephoning the Snape Maltings or visiting Little Rascals. Tel: 01728 688 303

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Cuttings from the Walled Garden: Jim Mountain Weather forecasts for bad weather can have both positive and negative effects: strong winds and heavy rain at least do the watering and provide a small window of time in which we can deal with paperwork in the office; on the other hand, customers that plan their weekends in advance take note of forecasts for poor weather and make plans which don't include a trip to their local nursery. I had allocated Sunday as a day in which I might catch up with paying the bills but was not surprised when the forecast rain never arrived and I ended up with almost two hours of hand watering. Watering plants correctly on a nursery is a skill which many people under rate, yet it has a huge effect on plant quality and profitability. As I go round with a hosepipe, I subconsciously make adjustments for those plants that dislike wet foliage, are in soggy composts or very porous ones, and small plants in big pots which have low water requirements. Sedums especially have a good sprinkling of butterflies, bees and hover flies feeding on their nectar. Good numbers of these insects can no longer be taken for granted and I give them a moment and a little encouragement to fly off so that they do not become victims of a short lived rainstorm. Time is spent looking at each and every plant and making notes of any work that will need to be done. There are a number of very tall growing perennials and I am regretting not having cut them back in July to make them bushier and less than half the height however much this would have delayed their flowering.

a less grand sort and more akin to the fuzz you get on damp strawberries. September is a good time for planting. Newly planted shrubs can make large root systems before growth stops in the cold of winter. Just as the crops of wheat and barley come to fruition and are harvested, those shrubs and climbers potted in the spring reach saleable size. My supplier's lists are therefore replenished and we have taken the opportunity to restock. A woeful shortage of Clematis montana and honeysuckles in several varieties is made good and we are pleased to see new introductions of shrubs. Buddleia buzz Sky Blue has scented lilac flowers and a form so compact that it is the first Buddleja suitable for growing in a pot. Jim Mountain

I looked also at the plants on the walls today. The wisteria on the wall by the gate looks a good bit greener that is usual for the time of year and I hope that the fertiliser applied liberally a couple of months ago has been watered into its roots. At the base of the wall, any natural rain is unlikely to have done the job. Next to it is a vine, Royal Muscadine with a few sparse grapes and next to that Madeleine Angevine, a white grape. This one is covered in bunches of green fruits, rather inconspicuous against the leaves. Paddy had a nibble of some a few weeks ago and thought they were quite sweet. Today, though the grapes are really small, even the modest amount of sun we have had in recent weeks has ripened them further and they are really sweet, if a bit pippy. A few are going a bit rotten. French grapes can be infested with La pourriture noble – noble rot, a grand sounding infestation which when followed by drier weather concentrates the sugars and makes the grapes suitable for intensely flavoured desert wines I fear that my rot is of

Fantastic new stock has arrived from Animal and Henri Lloyd in time for Autumn. Whilst the massive clearance sale at the Suffolk Marine Centre continues, with up to 50% off selected items, including kayaks and leather boat shoes

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News Harvest Festival Experience for Benhall School On Saturday 17th September the Benhall and Sternfield Children Benhall and Sternfield History Group

History Group and interested residents and friends walked School Lane and Kiln Lane, Benhall to hear about some of the local history. We took one and a half hours to cover about three quarters of a mile so it goes to show what can be learned about our local area. The walk ended at 29 Benhall Green for a delicious lunch of homemade soup and apple pie. Thanks to everyone for all their work and efforts and to all the walkers for coming along. Watch out for the next walk next year, covering another part of the villages.

AGM The Group will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday 10th October 7.30pm at Benhall Club. The formal part of the meeting will not take long so do come long if you are interested in local history. Find out what we get up to and how you might contribute. Village Calendar for sale. The History Group has produced a 2012 calendar using village photos (old and new). The cost is reasonable at £5 and any profits will be divided between the group a local charity. Tel. 605709 to order. The calendars will also be on sale at the Benhall Christmas Bazaar and the Sternfield Christmas Market.

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Hospice Patients St Elizabeth Hospice is looking for people to take day care patients from their homes to St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich on a volunteer basis. Drivers are valued members of the Day Services team, enabling patients who would otherwise have no means of coming to the Hospice to access services. Current Vacancies: Monday-Friday preferably being able to commit to full days each week. To find out more call 01473 707016 or email

Forty children from Benhall school visited Benhall church on Sept. 14th to participate in 'the harvest experience’ Five harvest tableaus had been prepared in the church to celebrate the harvest of the garden, the harvest of the earth, the harvest of the grain, the harvest of the flock and the harvest of the ocean. After visiting each station in small groups, the children gathered at the 'succah' to place their fruits of the earth and fruits of the spirit as decorations. The visit ended with short prayers of thanksgiving read by the children and a thank-you song with words specially adapted for the occasion.

(See back page for photos)

Blaxhall Harvest Festival Blaxhall’s 2011 Harvest Festival service will be on October 9th at 11am. This will be followed by harvest lunch in the village hall.

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Snape News Snape Village Fun Day

Snape W. I.

The Playing Field Committee are pleased to report that the Fun Day raised a profit of £850. This will help to finance the new play equipment recently installed and to improve the facilities in the portakabin. We also hope to provide new goals for the five-a-side football pitch. Our thanks to everyone for help and support on the day.

At the September meeting of Snape W.I. the village hall was the setting for a lovely 'Autumnal Tablescape', created by florist Theresa Cook from the Crown Inn Snape. Using foliage, fruit, fir cones and flowers mostly from her garden, Theresa demonstrated how a beautiful seasonal arrangement comprising of three sections could be made. Following the demonstration, members surrounded by the many shades of autumn, with foliage, ferns, teasels, autumn flowers, including some gorgeous japanese anemones, together with runner beans and even tomatoes, got to work to create their individual autumnal displays. There were also some great bargains to be had on the 'Clothes Sale Rail' with some amazing hand made bags as well.

Eddie Gillett is standing down as Chairman of the Playing Field Committee. We are very grateful for all that he has done to keep village activities going and are pleased to say that he will continue to be involved. However, we do need more people to come forward to help to keep the playing field and the fun day running by attending a few committee meetings throughout the year. If you are willing to help, please ring 01728 687462.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) – Snape and Farnham Branch. September meeting. Another well attended meeting covered a wide range of topics of current interest, including early notice of our 2011 AGM which will take place on Monday 7th November. Today's Royal British Legion - did you know ? “Every day we:Spend more than £200,000 delivering welfare support to serving and ex-Service people, young and old and their families. Represent ex-Service men and women at tribunals so they can receive the compensation and War Disablement Pensions they rightfully deserve. Help exService people with money, benefits and career advice so they can make a fresh start after the Armed Forces. ” Our next meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday 3rd October 2011 at The Benhall Club. For more details please contact Frank Beeson (Chairman) on 01728 689151 or Alan Edwards (Secretary) on 01728 688502. ** ANYBODY can join, not just ex-Members of The Forces **

The sun was actually shining for the recent boat trip taken by a number of members from Snape Maltings quay; this proved to be a most enjoyable afternoon. Snape WI will support the 'Love your Libraries' resolution and encourages all members to check out at least one book on Friday 16th September from one of the local libraries. The next monthly meeting is on Wednesday 5th October at 7. 30 p.m. when Masterchef David Ryan, will be demonstrating on 'Preparing for Christmas'. On Thursday 27th October at 2.30 p.m. Snape W.I. will be hosting the SEFWI Group 9 meeting at Snape Village Hall. Professor Jules Pretty, will be speaking about his recent journey along the coast of Suffolk, 400 miles on foot. His book about this walk is called 'This Luminous Coast'. Please contact Gay Page or Paddy Nicholson for tickets for this most interesting and special event. Tickets are only £3.50 and will include afternoon tea/coffee and scones.

Snape School Open Morning Snape School will be holding an open Open Morning on Tuesday 18 October, 9.30 to 11.30. Everyone welcome.

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Barrie’s Letter

The Alde River Benefice

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

Dear Friends Not long ago I was driving though a particular village that I have known well for a long time. I could recall the people who lived in the various houses, what they did what interaction I had had with them. I could recall houses being built, workshops erected and then taken down to be replaced by more houses.However, the realization then dawned on me that I knew more people in that village who were now dead than still living there. This, of course, in some ways an inevitable fact of growing older. When we are young we see the world ahead in the context of our own little world in which we have grown up. I am not sure that young people see the world as their oyster, the rate of change means that most people who are young now will spend much of their lives in careers about which we know very little and which may well not have been invented yet. No longer do most children have the chance or expectation to undertake the same work that their fathers did. In fact many children would not be able to explain exactly what work their father does do. However, remember until very recently most of the children who lived in the villages of the Benefice who could look to following in their parent's footsteps could only expect that that path would lead them into a life of grinding toil and poverty and relatively short life expectation. Life for most people now consists of a journey into the unknown, where they will live and what work they will do. This was the situation in which Jesus' disciples found themselves. The old certainties with which they had grown up had gone they had met Jesus and decided to follow him but they did not know where that would lead them, but somehow they felt that it was the right thing to do. They must have listened to Jesus teaching day after day but the Bible records that frequently they did not understand what Jesus meant. Often Jesus was called upon to spell out to the disciples what a particular parable meant. Yet there must have been something about Jesus that made them stick with him. Sometimes people will explain to me why they have decided God does not exist – perhaps they should have some credit for making the effort to grapple with the issue compared to people who have never given it a thought. The only flaw in the argument is that God does not require our acceptance of him to allow him to exist just as stars and planets which have not yet been seen exist despite our not knowing about them. We often talk of explorers discovering places, yet the Aborigines and Pacific Island peoples did not need to wait for Captain Cook to “discover” them before they could exist. So what comforts and guidance can we take from all this. God exists whether or not we have discovered him, whether or not he matches our specification of what God should be like. We should be very grateful that he is a God who has demonstrated that he loves his creation and mankind in particular, that he is willing to persist in loving us even when we have fallen well short of how we know he would like us to behave. Perhaps we have to be more like the Disciples journeying on, not requiring that we fully understand everything before we are prepared to make a commitment but trusting in the person of Jesus to lead us in the right paths. Barrie

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News Great Glemham Art Weekend The place to be seen on the evening of Friday 19th August was the Private View of the Great Glemham Art Weekend. This is the eighth time Marion Heffer has organised this wonderful show in All Saints Church and it was launched with a flourish at a very good party with wine and delicious nibbles made by members of the PCC. The show was open on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st August from 11am – 5pm and there was a steady stream of people through the door, with not only pictures to look at but also some terrific stalls outside the church ranging from plants and books to jewellery and furnishing items such as throws, cushions and photo frames. The plant stall, displayed in a specially arranged 'garden', was organised as usual by Shirleen who had also grown most of the plants. They did especially brisk business on the Sunday and made over £200 half of which is kindly donated to the church. Inside the church the pictures from 22 different artists were displayed on screens kindly lent by Blaxhall Art Group and the hanging was done by Ken Minns from Suffolk Open Studios. A huge variety of painting styles were in evidence. Always favourites and outstanding in their technical brilliance are Reg Siger's finely detailed village scenes and this year he submitted four works, two being scenes painted in Great Glemham itself. Sammy Gathorne-Hardy is another popular artist with his beautiful watercolours including one outstanding depiction of Malaysian fishing boats and Bill Philpot showed some charming Still Lifes painted in a highly individual style. There was also a display of patchwork quilts from members of Crafty Get-Togethers which is organised by Carolyn Nichols from Great Glemham. They meet twice a month in the Village Hall to sew in a relaxed and informal way and beginners can get advice from the seasoned quilters. Three stunning quilts were on display, each the work of a Jill, Wilson, Smith and Pascoe. Delicious lunches and teas were on offer all organised by Emma Cross.

Finally a few steps down the road from the church was the really innovative part of the art show – a gallery in a phone box. The newly restored historic red phone box has been saved for posterity through a fund raising effort in the village and Nicky Redman asked members of the local community to submit an art work on a postcard. There was a massive response with over 100 entries and works ranging from intricate flower paintings, cartoons and photographs to drawings and abstract works, all displayed in the glazed panels of the box both inside and out. Of special interest were the photographs of a very shapely nude in a phone box but I gather no one was up early enough to see the lady in question on the day this took place! Congratulations to all involved in the organisation of this brilliant weekend, in particular Marion Heffer.

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News Come to a Seasonal High Tea

Snape Harvest Supper Disaster

Final Weekend : Kate Giles Pop Up Exhibition

We planned to have our Harvest Supper in the village hall on Saturday 15th October. But, it is a lot of work, and, because of ill-health some of those who normally take-on the cooking, the buying, the setting-up and the serving will not be available this year. We hoped to cater for 60-80 people, but unless we can find additional help the harvest supper will not take place.

11am - 6pm : Sunday 25th September (Coffee will be served from 11am) You are very cordially invited to come and join us for a special Slow Barn High Tea from 3 - 6.30pm. Cakes and teas made with September ingredients from the beautiful Alde Valley will be served. The exhibition features over 25 paintings and monotypes by renowned Suffolk artist Kate Giles spanning the last 7 years -including a new series of paintings about Staverton Thicks deer park near Rendlesham. Chairs by Jim Parsons and Tim Whiting and Glemham Oak benches and refectory table tops by Raymond Hopkins and Mouse Pritchard-Barrett will also be on show. Friends, families and children very welcome. Other contributions to the tea table very welcome. No dogs please ! The Old Threshing Barn, White House Farm, Sweffling Road, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS. For RSVP & Info :

We write this very reluctantly and sadly. If you too are disappointed and are prepared to do some of the things mentioned so that the supper can go ahead, please contact Tony Roy to tell him so, on 688795, or

Alde Valley Luncheon Club At our September lunch, we were pleased to welcome Garry Simmonds from the Rural Coffee Caravan who gave a short presentation about the television switchover which is due to take place shortly. The menu for the October lunch – on Tuesday 11th – is Cottage Pie with seasonal vegetables followed by Lemon Flan with cream. If you have any queries about the Club, please contact Brigid on 602030.

Little Glemham Dog Walkers Could those users of the permissive footpath in the Glemham Estate at Shop Lane in Little Glemham please be mindful of the need to clean up after their dog if it poos on the path.

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News Coming Soon ...

Seed Gathering Season

An Evening with Stephen Bayfield on Friday 18th November at Great Glemham Village Hall. Put this date in your diary and come and enjoy an evening of light hearted entertainment with this popular local raconteur. More details next month.

Walled Garden Teas The last of this year’s walled garden teas was on Sunday 4th September and as heavy rain had been forecast Jim and Marion very kindly set up tables in the large Greenhouse. Perversely the rain did not arrive until after 4 pm so many visitors did come along to enjoy the wares. The sum of £417 was raised for church funds. A big thank you to all who have supported us throughout the summer and of course to all the ladies who have helped by baking cakes, manning the stall and washing up. Over £2000 has been raised for church funds.

23 September - 23 October 2011 Through this autumn festival The Tree Council aims to inspire everyone, particularly school children and families, to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future. The festival starts on the 23 September (the autumn equinox, considered to be the first day of autumn) and continues until the 23 October, giving everyone plenty of days on which to hold events. Growing trees from local seed can have great benefits in restocking areas with trees of local provenance. The concept of local provenance suggests that trees that are adapted to the local circumstances and so are likely to flourish and help restore, conserve and beautify local urban and rural spaces. Collecting seed and growing trees is also a great way to get children involved and start growing the next generation of tree enthusiasts. Interested in getting involved? Call Maggie the Blaxhall Tree Warden on 01728 688611, as she has been growing local provenance trees and hedge plants at her nursery at Stone Common, Blaxhall for over 5 years and is again this year looking to gather local seeds to grow on at the Nursery and which can then be planted out locally. Last year 13 local provenance standard trees were planted between The Ship and Lime Tree Farm along Tunstall Road. Do have a look on the Tree Councils very informative website

Suffolk Mammals Wednesday 12 October at 7.30pm in Leiston UC Hall – ‘The Mammals of Suffolk’ – an illustrated talk for Suffolk Wildlife Trust by Simone Bullion.

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News Petanque Success for the Golden Key Yales Since our last report The Yales have maintained their unbeaten record and won the Deben Division by beating Thorpeness Dolphin, Aldeburgh Mill Inn, Aldringham Parrot & Punchbowl and Eastbridge Eel's Foot. They have reached the quarter finals of the Adnams Suffolk Coastal Petanque League by defeating North Cove Three Horseshoes in the playoffs. Their next match is against the Cretingham Bell and we have every hope they will be in the finals on 25 September. The other Golden Key Team, The Chubbs came second equal in the Blyth Division but failed to reach the playoffs by points difference. Our own annual internal competition and summer party, The Clover Trophy and Barley Plate, was played on 7 August and the Trophy was won by Neil Finbow and the Plate by Julie Finbow.

The Riverside Centre presents... Oktoberfest German Beer Night A fun packed evening with The British Legion Band. On 1st October 7.30pm. Food available. ÂŁ5.00 Entry. Everyone Welcome. For more information and to book your tickets call Becky on 01728 604323.

Farnham & Stratford St. Andrew Our Harvest Festival will be held at St Mary's Church Farnham on Sunday 16th October at 11.00am. The Harvest Supper will be held at the Riverside Centre on Saturday 22nd October. Any donations of produce for the Auction or prizes for the raffle will be most welcome. There is no charge for the Supper but to assist with catering please contact Judith Norman 602851 or Jacci Churchman 603540 if you would like to attend. All Welcome.

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News The Church Porch Swallow I am the second family of the swallows at St Peter's church Blaxhall, my parents just managed to rear one youngster from their second brood. The first brood of four brothers and sisters have already left for the winter warmth of South Africa. I have a long journey in front of me - 9,300km it will depend on the weather, the food etc but I should make it in about 79 days or there abouts. One of my tribe did this journey last year and ended up in Newcastle, South Africa. How do I know this? Its because of the research that the 2,000 volunteer Ringers carry out for the British Trust for Ornithology. We have a hard life so its with thanks to St Peter's who have given me and my family a home for the last two summers. We like many other birds are suffering a decline due to many factors, suitable places for a nest being one of the problems. I hope to see you all again next year, look out for my return around the beginning of May.

Christmas is Coming Please reserve a date in your diaries for Blaxhall’s 2011 Christmas Party on Saturday 10th December. More details to come in future issues of Ebb and Flow.

Great Movies in Glemham Some two dozen people enjoyed cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea as they watched “Tea with Mussolini” at the first Great Glemham Village Hall cinema evening this season last month. The next showing, on Friday 14th October will be “The Ladykillers”. This classic black comedy (cert U) is the last and one of the most celebrated of those produced by the Ealing Studios. A gang of criminals led by Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness in finest macabre form) pose as a string quintet in order to rent rooms from an octogenarian widow while planning the “perfect” bank robbery. When Mrs Wilberforce finds out what they are up to they decide to bump her off. Of course, nothing goes to plan! As usual doors open at 7.15 and the programme starts at 7.45pm

Join in the buzz at Aldeburgh Cinema... Heavenly days... Not only are we featuring Days of Heaven (PG) The pinnacle of the golden age of 70s Hollywood filmmaking, Terrence Malick's foray into American pastoral has now been digitally restored. We also have eight days of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (15) Adapted from the classic John le Carré 1974 espionage novel this old-school spy caper features the crème de la crème of British acting talent. or call 01728 452996

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News Women’s Fellowship I am The September meeting should have been a talk by Mr. Baxter on the Pearly Kings and Queens of London but because of a personal bereavement he had to cancel. Marie and Jem Adams of Kelsale very kindly stepped in at the last moment to talk about the charity they have set up Supporting Tanzanian Orphans and Women (STOW). Marie said that she was happy to be able to come along to the Fellowship and talk about STOW as many people in Benhall supported the charity. Maire had lived in Tanzania until she was 16 when she then came to live in England. In 1998 she went with VSO to Tanga in Tanzania where she worked with the AFRIWAG women’s group for two years who were supporting aids orphans to go to school. On her return Marie continued to help the group However ,during a visit in 2005 she found out that funds which has previously helped the women and children, had been withdrawn. Marie wanted to help but after exploring lots of avenues was advised to set up a charity herself and after going through the correct procedures STOW was founded by a group of people in Suffolk in 2005. It is run entirely on voluntary contributions through a membership scheme and fund raising activities and supports the women and orphans in Tanga. STOW raises funds for AIDS orphans to attend school, although education is free, pupils have to pay for their own uniforms, books equipment and travel. Secondary

education is not free so STOW also pays the school fees for those children. It provides money for children to pay for food at school and also helps to provide bicycles for the children when necessary. STOW also helps to provided small amounts of capital to help widows set up small home based businesses which they can then run when their children are at school. Marie and her husband brought along a dvd to show some of the children and women whom they support, together with some leaflets about STOW and how to become a member. A donation to STOW of £30 was made on behalf of the fellowship. The Big Bring and Buy Sale made £48 Next meeting is a visit to THE STORE in SAXMUNDHAM on Tuesday 4th October. Please be there to start at 7 p.m.

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From the Registers Nothing to Report

In Focus at Aldeburgh Cinema

Since we have no announcements from the registers this A treat in store for fans of Theatre and Opera in October at month we’re bringing you a bit of extra news instead, from Aldeburgh Cinema: NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE By Benhall Harvest Festival and Aldeburgh Cinema. Arnold Wesker Directed by Bijan Sheibani

Harvest Festival at Benhall Church

1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans. Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.

The Harvest Festival at Benhall Church on Sunday 18th September at 11 am was a most enjoyable service led by the Reverend Nigella Youngs-Dunnett. The church had been used for a “Harvest Experience” during the week when about forty children from Benhall School had come along to take part in activities based around harvest. As well as the usual flower arrangements there were displays showing the Harvest of the Garden, the Earth, the Grain, the Flock and the Sea. A full church sang all the usual harvest hymns with gusto and the sermon took the form of a drama sketch based on the gospel reading for the day “The Rich Fool” with all the characters involved played by the Sampson family and Carolyn Glennon as the narrator. The children helped to carry up the harvest gifts to the altar MET OPERA LIVE and led the congregation in the song “Thank you Lord” Donizetti's Anna Bolena - Saturday 15 October which had been especially re-written for the “Harvest Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of Experience” earlier in the week. (photos on back page) the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met August highs and lows in Blaxhall premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov High temp 26.9° C 3rd sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts. For Low temp 8.1° C 10th further details of the rest of our exciting programme check Max wind 28mph 10th out our advert or go online -

Total rain


Rainfall in August (mm)

As recorded in Great Glemham

4th 24th 26th 27th 9


Total: 56mm



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The Puzzle Page

October Sudoku

Across 1. Anteater (8) 4. Parts of a play (4) 8. Unfathomable (7) 10. Declare invalid (5) 11. Permit (5) 12. Mariner (7) 13. Denunciation (6) 15. Polar region (6) 19. Amalgamated (7) 21. Publish (5) 23. Din (5) 24. Aromatic herb (7) 25. Hazard (4) 26. Edible snail (8)

September solutions

October Crossword

Down 1. Intransigent (7) 2. Majestic (5) 3. Gusto (6) 5. Devise or invent (7) 6. Storage towers (5) 7. Cab (4) 9. Darned (5) 14. Dried grapes (7) 16. Salary increase (5) 17. Cigar (7) 18. Detestable (6) 19. Relating to an arm bone (5) 20. Notion (4) 22. Vernacular (5)

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Letters Dear Ed Snape Allotmenteers held a barbecue on a sunny Saturday in August. It was hosted by Mal and Sharon Varley. Mal was Barbecuer in Chief and lots of allotment produce was consumed together with delicious sausages, burgers and chicken. Everyone had a fantastic time and it was a great opportunity to get to know our fellow allotmenteers. best wishes Lesley

October Quiz The English language is very accommodating to te incoporatio of foreign words and phrases but do you know the meaning of the following:1. A la mode 2. Ad infinitum 3. Ad nauseum 4. Al fresco 5. Bona fide 6. Carte blanche 7. Compos mentis 8. Dei gratia 9. Déjà vu 10. En bloc 11. En passant 12. Fait accompli 13. Faux pas 14. In camera 15. In cognito 16. Kamikase 17. Nom de plume 18. Prima facie 19. Sub judice 20. Sotto voce 21. Ultra modern 22. Ultra sonic 23. Vice versa 24. Vive voce 25. Vox populi

Answers to September’s River’s Quiz

In which Country could you find these rivers? 1 Red USA & China 2 Orange S Africa 3 Yellow China 4 Irrawaddy Burma 5 Humber England 6 Lena Russia 7 Orinoco Venezuala 8 Peace Canada 9 Tiber Italy 10 Frazer Canada 11 Don Russia & England 12 Weser Germany 13 Ebro Spain 14 St Lawrence Canada 15 Indus Pakistan 16 Plate Argentina 17 Mackenzie Canada 18 Yukon USA & Canada 19 Thames England 20 Amazon Brazil

Benhall Harvest Festival and Children’s Harvest Experience


Ebb & Flow October 2011