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Spice up your life at Charity Auction! Sunday 6th October – 2pm in the Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh A charity auction of celebrity autographed Christmas cards, postcards, photos, books and other items donated by the celebrities to raise money for The Christmas Present Trust, bringing a traditional meal and entertainment to anyone in Hadleigh or surrounding villages who, for whatever reason, cannot be with family or friends on Christmas Day. We will be providing tea, coffee and maybe even a glass of wine, as well as around 80 separate lots including Geri, Mel B, Mel C and Emma! Full details of all the items available can be found on our Facebook page, at Paddy and Scott’s in the Co-op or in the Library. We are also recruiting volunteers to help us deliver the Christmas Day event. If you want to help out please contact us either by phone on 01473 829246 or at Most importantly we would love to hear from you if you, or someone you know, would benefit from our Christmas Day meal. We will cater for any dietary requirement and can provide transport to and from the event. We will be at the Hadleigh on Show event on Saturday 5th October, Table 17 in the Old Town Hall, so do come and see us, find out more about our Christmas Day event and also maybe leave a bid on one of the auction lots.


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One of the wonderful attributes of Hadleigh is the number of volunteers who support its many community groups, and none more so than those who regularly volunteer at AMC. Whether it is putting out and laying tables, meeting and greeting, running activities, washing up, playing games or being a listening ear, the café couldn’t function without them. There are others who come regularly, but less frequently, to entertain our members with music and a sing-a-long, and we mustn’t forget one of our members who runs a weekly raffle which enables us to buy games equipment and plan excursions. So, a BIG THANK YOU to you all. If you have time to spare on a Thursday and would like to get involved just come along to the Ansell Centre between 11-3, or contact Sue on 07941 497927. You will be most welcome.



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PARTRIDGE’S 0F HADLEIGH 200 YEARS OF TRADING An exhibition charting the trading of this iconic business and shop

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 10.00 am – 4.00 pm THE GUILDHALL, MARKET PLACE, HADLEIGH Adults £2, Children (Under 12) Free Light refreshments will be available Proceeds to Hadleigh Market Feoffment charity An exhibition researched and prepared by sally looker on behalf of the Hadleigh Town Council Archives Group, using documents and photographs from the archive collections, to tell the story of a business, its owners and employees over 200 years.

Partridge’s of Hadleigh - a shop full of intrigue An exhibition on the fascinating history of Partridge’s shop in Hadleigh will be displayed in The Guildhall, Market Place, Hadleigh, on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Mounted by Hadleigh Archives Group of the Town Council, it charts nearly 200 years of trading on the same site. Mention Hadleigh to anyone who has been to this Suffolk market town and they will invariably say something along the lines of: “Ah, Partridge’s, what a wonderful shop”. It has built its reputation as the sort of place where a person can go in and buy anything from a single lost nut, to a lawnmower or a teapot. In fact, it started off as an ironmongers in 1819 when the then owner, Thomas Pritty, “Respectfully informs the inhabitants of Hadleigh and the Public in general” that he had commenced business as an ironmonger, but selling china, glass, earthenware, as well as “goods of every description”. That pretty well sums up the range of products today. Over the centuries the business changed hands several times and grew to be a major supplier of agricultural implements ranging from Ransome’s ploughs to combine harvesters. At one time its foundry, the manufacturing section, employed no less than 15 men and boys. Interestingly, the owner was targeted as a wealthy man. On 27th October 1838 the Ipswich Journal A group of Partridge’s employees believed reported a daring highway to be taken in the 1960s. Identification of robbery a mile out of these individuals will be welcomed Hadleigh, during which Mr Pritty was stopped by “two foot-pads” who knocked the lamps on his fourwheel chaise to pieces and robbed him of a silver watch and £3-£4 of gold and silver while holding him down with a strong neckerchief. Another tale involved the “dreadful murder” of a shoemaker and corn chandler who lived in two cottages, 3 & 5 George Street, later becoming part of Partridge’s retailing area. He was shot with a musket by a neighbour, while locking up his storage premises at night. The neighbour, Edward Offord, 65 and retired, once a sergeant in the Suffolk Militia, then tried to take his own life by slashing his throat. However, he was apprehended, sewn up, and subsequently faced trial where he was found guilty, but insane. Few people will know about this grizzly crime while browsing through the household and gardening sections of the delightfully timbered building! The owners, having moved away, the future of M W Partridge & Co is yet to be determined.

Hadleigh South District Councillors’ Surgery Saturday 12th October 2019 You can meet your Hadleigh South Babergh District Councillor, Kathryn Grandon and discuss any concerns at her walk-in surgery on Saturday 12th October 2019 from 11am until noon at the Lounge Room in the British Legion Club (opposite the side entrance of Partridges, in George Street). You are welcome to drop in or to call: Kathryn Grandon: 01473 824489 Or email I look forward to meeting you to discuss your concerns and interest in the wellbeing of our town. Appointments are not necessary.

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The Hadleigh Historian Issue 54 (October - September 2019) This issue welcomes back Jane Richardson, The Hadleigh Historian The Hadleigh Historian who lives in France. You may recall reading October - November 2019 Price ÂŁ4 the series about her childhood memories of Issue 54 Hadleigh during the 1950s. Now she has used notes left by her late father Colin Bull to relate ‘Hadleigh Urban District Council and local government reorganisation in 1974’. Not only was Colin a chemist with a busy shop in High Street but also a Hadleigh Urban District councillor and then on Hadleigh Town Council. In fact, he was the first mayor of the town in modern times, Hadleigh having had mayors when a borough during the 17th century. Jane explains processes and problems in 1974 and why Hadleigh was chosen for the location of Babergh District Council’s headquarters. Before offices were opened in Bridge Street, everything was very make-shift with departments housed temporarily throughout the town wherever suitable accommodation could be had. For example, I remember the finance department housed in a mobile unit on a piece of rough ground on the east side of Magdalen Road, where there was no door mat after visitors had overcome a sea of mud! Having already given outline histories concerning four of the five manors that held jurisdiction over Hadleigh, now the story of the Manor of Hadleigh is told including ownership of rights and occupancy of the manorial residence. Starting in Anglo-Saxon times, leading the home team at the Battle of Maldon in 991 was Byrhtnoth, whose many titles included lord of the manor of Hadleigh. Don’t forget the book recently published, Medieval Hadleigh: the chief manor and the town by Margaret Woods, which tells of so many aspects of life at that time. The occasional series ‘Lost buildings’ focuses upon the top of Angel Street and presents in photographs buildings that have been demolished sometime in the 20th century owing to the narrowness of the road at that point and the increasing volume of traffic. In 1438, a group of Hadleigh citizens under Augustus Dunton wanted control over trading in the town so purchased from the lord of Toppesfield the right to hold the market and Michaelmas fair together with the market ground and other real estate. These are discussed in ‘Identifying rights belonging to Hadleigh market’. Do the owners of No. 37 and of No. 43 High Street know that the sites were part of the negotiations in 1438, which involved access at the back of their properties on to Market Place? The actions of Dunton and his companions 581 years ago now provides Hadleigh with one of the oldest town halls in the country that is still in public use. There will be an exhibition presented by Sally Looker held at the Guildhall entitled ‘Partridge’s of Hadleigh: 200 years of trading’ on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, 10 am to 4 pm, which will chart the history of the business and its shop premises at No. 60 High Street. Issue 54 is now available price ÂŁ4 at Avis the Newsagent and at Idler Bookshop in Hadleigh Street and at Hollow Trees Farm Shop, Semer or price ÂŁ5 (to include postage) from Sue Andrews, 17 Manor Road, Bildeston, Ipswich IP7 7BG.

Happy Birthday Anson Cutts of Bradfield Crescent is 50 on October 16th. All his customers and friends wold like to wish him a really Happy Birthday, with lots of work coming to him and his plumbing business over the years ahead. Enjoy a beer or two at your allotment Anson!

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Hadleigh Art Club Activities The October programme begins on the first day of the month with “Portraits” followed the following week, (8th October) with a workshop with Claudia Myatt. This session, which has been very much looked forward to, begins at 1.30 so it is suggested that members should arrive some half an hour earlier so that we’re already for the off. The subject of the workshop is Line and Wash, come prepared. On the 15th we follow up last week’s workshop by putting into practice that which we learned last week. October 22nd its Toadstools and Mushrooms, it’s the right time of the year to go out and collect some fungi so bring a handful in to draw and paint. The 29th is the last meeting of the month the subject is “Stones and shells collected during the summer. Paint them or paint on them.” The Art Club are always happy to greet new members, just turn up on a Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Library Seminar Room in Hadleigh.

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Pause for Thought A favourite story from the Bible is about Noah and his ark. He was told to build a big boat, an ark to protect his family and all the animals from the coming flood. When the flood had subsided and it was safe for the animals and people to come out, Noah gave thanks to God for keeping them safe. God gave Noah a special sign that He would never flood the earth again and that there would always be a harvest. That sign is one we still see today, the colourful rainbow. Over the last few weeks our farmers have been working hard, gathering in their harvest. The Bible says, ‘As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.’ Genesis 8: 22. God has once again kept His promise of giving us a harvest. God is always faithful and keeps His promises. Next time you see a rainbow remember that it’s a special sign from our faithful God. Lydia Ball

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set to be Hadleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event of the year, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss it! Come to the Town Hall and St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church on Saturday 5th October for our first giant Hadleigh on Show community day. Over 80 Hadleigh groups are waiting to meet you, along with a full day of entertainment. And it is all free. The whole of the Guild Hall complex and St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church will be full of stands for you to visit and there will be plenty of entertainment. On stage in the Grand Hall you will have the opportunity to see: Hadleigh Ukulele Group, Historical Dancers, Hadleigh High School, Belly Dancing, Fashion Show and Hadleigh Community Choir, Boudicca Border Morris, Patsy Forsyth, HADS (Hadleigh Amateur Dramatic Society), and the Hadleigh Orchestra (in St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church). Lunch and teas from Angel Delight will be available in St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church (and there will be exhibitors in the Church too). The event will be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;openedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Bowza, Hadleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous hero dog with a little assistance from Hadleigh District Councillor and Babergh Chairman, Kathryn Grandon, at 10am and will close at 4pm. There are groups to appeal to everyone, whatever your age and whatever your interest. Nearly all the exhibitors are Hadleigh based â&#x20AC;&#x201C; did you know there was so much going on? While we would like to list all the organisations (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry, there will be a catalogue available listing where to find the exhibitors), here is a little flavour of the range of groups you can see: All Hadleigh Schools will be there, then you can find out about acting, bowling, building, caring, crafting, cycling, dancing, farming, fundraising, gardening, Guiding, healing, kicking, meditating, modelling, performing, playing, praying, relaxing, researching, riding, running, singing, socialising, stretching, tasting, turning, volunteering and a lot moreâ&#x20AC;Ś We would like to thank Hadleigh Thrift Shop, Gotelee Solicitors and Hadleigh Town Council for their financial support for this special event. So there is no need to feel bored ever again! Come and join us for our great FREE Hadleigh event, Hadleigh on Show, celebrating our community on Saturday 5th October, Guildhall entrance (opposite St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church), 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

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The Cock Inn, Hadleigh In addition to The Cock Inn’s bi-weekly Sunday Afternoon Soiree and the monthly Friday Live Music night the Cock hosts a rather successful and interesting Buskers evening. Its every 4th Tuesday and is essentially an acoustic only session where musicians play around the room. Any style of music is played from Folk to Rock n Roll. People can play and sing, sing unaccompanied, play instrumentally, play together, there is no fixed format, only that we play in turn and move around the room Conversation is kept to minimum during performances as a sign of respect for whoever is playing. It’s an extremely relaxed evening, full of good humour and a little banter. Playing round the room acoustically means that anyone, no matter what their playing ability, be they beginner or accomplished musicians, has the chance to take part, unlike ‘Open Mike’ sessions where performers usually complete a set of maybe 3 numbers using microphones and a full amplification system, our next Open Mic is on Tuesday 24th October. So come along and join in, if you just want to sit in but not perform that’s fine and of course please come and listen. You never know you may be inspired. At August Buskers we witnessed over 20 musicians taking part. Don’t be shy! Darts - Just a quick note about The Hadleigh Summer Dart League, it was an exciting end to the summer league with The Cock Inn Jets being crowned as Champions with a match in hand. Second placce is not yet decided and its close. Two other Cock Inn teams are in the running (The Vets & The Rebels) with the British Legion Arrows in the frame too. Don’t forget, The Cock Inn has started a beginners dart night. Its every Wednesday starting at 8.00pm. If you don’t have darts, use the pubs. Open to all non-league dart players or new comers. The summer league finished on the 30th September with the Winter League starting on Monday 21st October. The Cock Inn will host the Tilbury Dart Singles on Monday 7th October. This is an in-house tournament open to Cock Inn dart players and regulars only. The following Monday, the 14th The Cock will host The George Baalam Memorial Shield KO Tournament. Its an open competition with a £2 pound entry fee. Monies raised on the night will go to the MS charity. Free food at both events. Draw takes place at 7.45pm and starts at 8.00pm, both on the 7th & 14th. The Cock Inn, 89 George Street, Hadleigh Tel 01473 879907

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Fidelis Activity News Life of Grime. Informative, entertaining, interesting were just a few of the feedback comments from members after His Honour Judge Overbury had spoken to the group just recently. ‘Life of Grime’ was the title of his talk and it covered all aspects of his work in court, the legal hierarchy and their official dress together with his own role as Diversity and Community Relations Judge. This enables him to engage with children of all ages to try and give them a better understanding of their country’s legal system. Drawing on his personal experiences, he has written appropriate plays in which the children can role play and enjoy. A thoroughly enjoyable evening giving us a rare insight into Rupert’s busy, challenging profession. Lunch Bunch The Carrier’s Arms at East Bergholt was our chosen venue and a wise choice it proved to be. Freshly cooked food at incredibly competitive prices kept all diners happy. There was a brief reference to Brexit but no one wanted to spoil the meal so other more comprehensible topics quickly took its place. Talliston House It’s not every day that you have the opportunity and the stamina to make your fantasy world a reality. Writer, John Tarrow, achieved this when he transformed his former Essex Council house and garden into an extraordinary magical place which showcases his vivid imagination for all to experience. Visitors cross continents and countries while exploring the thirteen unique rooms whose diverse landscapes include Twenties New York, Fifties New Orleans, a Scottish Castle and a Canadian log cabin. Members were almost overwhelmed by the appropriate aromas and eclectic contents in each of the mysterious settings. John and a team of volunteers and craftsmen have been working on the building for 25 years. He has also travelled the world to find authentic artefacts to match the rooms. An unusual afternoon in mystical, often strange surroundings, which none of us would have missed. Happily, John has captured the magic in his new book ‘The Stranger’s Guide to Talliston’. Jan Devey

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Autumn Bra Fitting Day Labels to Love would like to invite you to their Autumn bra fitting event on Tuesday 15th October 9.30 am - 7.00 pm. Free bra fittings and advice all day with a fantastic 15% discount off all bras bought or ordered and paid for on the day. Please ring/email the shop to book your appointment, we are open until 7.00pm for ladies who work or cannot get out during the day. Your bra size can vary depending entirely on the style, the brand and your shape, it is not one size fits all! So come and have a fitting if you have lost or gained weight, have shoulder or backaches or just feel uncomfortable, a new bra could change your life. We are stockists for Triumph, Fantasie, Curvy Kate, MiracleSuit and Royce, a range of non-wire everyday bras plus sports bras, nursing bras and for ladies who have had surgery, mastectomy and post-surgery bras. If you already visit Labels to Love for your lingerie it is a great time to stock up and enjoy the discount and get checked of course! Whilst here browse the new arrivals of clothes, continuing to offer dresses and separates including evening wear for all occasions, plus hats, fascinators, jewellery and accessories. Top to Toe shopping at affordable prices with expert customers service and of course there is free parking in Hadleigh. And We’re Evolving... Labels to Love is evolving as a boutique destination in Hadleigh and I am excited to announce that due to popular and increased demand I am expanding the lingerie department and alongside that will also be stocking designer swimwear from Fantasie and designer swimwear and Shapewear from MiracleSuit, concentrating on fit and quality to make you look and feel fabulous.! Sadly, this means the Designer Dress Agency will no longer operate. The Boutique will still continue to offer clothes, hats and fascinators for all occasions along with all the accessories but these will be new. Thank you to all the dress agency customers over the years. The MiracleSuit brand are leaders in the ‘shaping world’ and will make you look 10lbs lighter in 10 seconds, guaranteed to flatter, shape and streamline your figure! Gone are the days when slimming your waist meant being tightly laced into a corsette. The technology behind MiracleSuit garments is cleverly designed to deliver maximum control and all day comfort. MiracleSuit is the leader in ladies fashion control swimwear, it ‘s every women’s dream come true and has three times the holding power of the average swimsuit, without the conventional girdle control linings. It is simply engineered like no other swimsuit and addresses all body types and issues. Fantasie Swimwear is designed to shape, support and flatter your curves in perfect comfort right up to a J cup. If you want to feel and look good Fantsie’s swimwear certainly achieves this. Their collections include beautiful bikinis, tankinis, swimsuits and beachwear, offering a timeless poolside look and a great fit just like your Fantasie bra. Another new arrival from Germany is Mey, and we are stocking their gorgeous camisoles including organic cotton. So we are looking forward to a new exciting season at Labels to Love and look forward to seeing you soon. 24 High Street, Hadleigh IP7 5AP. Tel: 01473 807052 / 07899 773593

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Free hearing assessments on offer in Hadleigh One local business is holding a free hearing care event to enable the residents of Hadleigh to communicate with confidence. Hearing loss affects 1 in 6 people in the UK and it takes 10 years on average before those who have noticed a loss in their hearing choose to seek help. Research has also proven that other than a reduced quality and experience of life, hearing loss can also lead to cognitive decline resulting in conditions such as depression and dementia. The Hearing Care Centre, which is a family-run business with 26 centres across East Anglia, will hold a special Hearing Care Day at their clinic in Health By Design on Hadleigh’s High Street on Tuesday 29th October from 9am until 5pm. Complimentary hearing assessments will be on offer at the event, as well as professional advice from The Hearing Care Centre’s award winning team to help you hear to your full potential. Karen Finch, founder and lead audiologist at The Hearing Care Centre said “Making the decision to book a hearing assessment really can be lifechanging. Those who take action to treat their hearing loss report improvements in their overall quality of life and this has a positive impact on one’s relationships by improving their ability to communicate effectively.” To find out more information or to book an appointment, call The Hearing Care Centre on Freephone 0800 096 2637 or visit

Suffolk Bereavement Support A Way of Looking at Grief A way of looking at grief that many of our members find helpful is what we call the ‘Ball in the Bucket’ analogy. This is something which forms part of our welcome pack and is an idea that we return to from time to time as it can help members acknowledge that progress has been made along the path of adjustment, which is ultimately the aim of our support group. According to this model, the ball represents the grief we are experiencing, which we see as the reaction to losing someone who has been very important to us. The bucket represents our life. Initially, the ball fills the bucket and there is little or no room for anything else and we feel trapped and overwhelmed by the ball. Whilst the ball may always be the same size, through our own efforts and group support, we can increase the size of the bucket gradually. In this way we can slowly progress from being a person who is wholly consumed by grief to someone who is more than just that. If this blog is of interest to you in connection with a bereavement, be it recent or further back in time then why not come and join a Suffolk Bereavement Support group? We are here to help! Our afternoon group is held in central Hadleigh on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1.30pm-3.00pm and our Capel St. Mary group meets in the early evening on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm8.00pm. Each meeting finishes with refreshments and informal chat. Please ring Margaret or Patrick: 01473 824066; 0746 9201 337; email:; web site: We would love to hear from you if you would like to join us at any time.


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Sports fans queued for autographs from former England cricket captain Allan Lamb during a family barbecue and fun afternoon at Hadleigh Nursing Home. A stream of families arrived from the town for the event which took place in bright afternoon sunshine on Saturday. Mr Lamb, who played nearly 80 Test matches for England, visited the home in Friars Road ahead of his appearance in the evening at the Hadleigh Cricket Club Awards presentation. Mr Lamb chatted to staff, residents and visitors and signed photographs; the first six visitors received a free signed cricket ball. Signed cricket bats were two of the prizes in a raffle supporting Hadleigh High School Allan Lamb with Roy Plumbly student Maisie Button who has been and Home Manager raising money by making craft items to pay Tracey Burt for her trip to Belize with other children from the school. They will be involved in projects to help villagers in the Central American country. There was a free barbecue and garden games for children including target football, crazy golf and skittles; a bouncy castle proved very popular. Children’s entertainer Josh, from J and J Entertainments, provided disco music and lots of extra fun and games. There was also live music from local string group Trills and Frills, and a performance by Diamond Lites Majorettes. Hadleigh Nursing Home manager Tracey Burt said: “We were delighted Allan came along to help us celebrate our second anniversary. “We have come a long way since we opened on the site of the old Friars Hall nursing home and are thrilled by our glowing CQC report. “One of our regular respite residents, Clifford Rush, is a big cricket fan and loved talking to Allan who presented him with a signed hat. “One of our current residents, Peter Swallow, is also a cricket fan and enjoyed meeting one of his sporting heroes.” Following his appearance at the barbecue, Mr Lamb was guest of honour at Hadleigh Cricket Club’s awards night which was sponsored by Kingsley Healthcare, which operates Hadleigh Nursing Home. The company’s IT and marketing director Wasantha Darshana introduced Mr Lamb at the event ahead of a question and answer session with club chairman and Radio Suffolk cricket hour host Dave Mann. Mr Lamb recalled his Ashes’ exploits in Australia, including the experience of sharing a room and playing alongside cricket legend Ian Botham. Kingsley sponsored a new lifetime achievement award, presented by Hadleigh Nursing Home manager Tracey Burt to Roy Plumbly, a club legend who scored more than 11,000 runs in his career before taking on the role of chairman for 22 years. Hadleigh Nursing Home 01473 852857

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The real detective from ITV’s Manhunt talk and book signing Saturday November 16th at Burstall Village Hall 7.30pm - £10 including a glass of wine and light refreshments. We are delighted to welcome Colin Sutton the real detective played by Martin Clunes in the ITV series “Manhunt”. DCI Colin Sutton was a senior investigating officer in the Metropolitan Police from 2003 to 2011. Assigned to two of the most notorious British crime cases, he unrelentingly hunted killer Levi Bellfield, from West Drayton, and serial rapist Delroy Grant, from Brockley, putting both behind bars. He successfully led 30 murder investigations as a Detective Chief Inspector for 15 years and for three different police forces. Numbers will be limited so please book early at:

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James Cartlidge writes Member of Parliament for South Suffolk As we reach the turn in the seasons, with nights drawing in and the mornings becoming crisp, attentions inevitably shift to preparing for the colder months ahead. For many South Suffolk residents this results in a call to the oil companies for a pre-emptive tank top-up. Concerningly, following recent attacks on some of Saudi Arabiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major oil facilities, we may see a sustained oil price spike that could impact local households. These attacks, which are currently attributed to drone strikes, are a timely reminder of the way in which international events often impact our daily lives. At first the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel movement based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the strikes, but attention has since focused on Iran itself as a more credible instigator. Whoever is found responsible, one point I observed in relation to coverage of this important story is how discussion of knock-on effects is always directed at motorists. That is entirely understandable, since higher oil prices will mean dearer petrol and in a constituency like South Suffolk most households still depend on cars. Nevertheless, it is interesting how commentators never seem to mention heating oil. This is an unfashionable old technology but one that many households â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including my own â&#x20AC;&#x201C; rely on in rural parts of the county because of legacy heating kit that is far from easy to replace. So whilst it is crucial to get the foreign policy right in this matter, there are also huge implications for our commitment to net zero carbon emissions, which must involve finding new affordable and practical ways to heat period homes that are not connected to mains gas. The very fact of having a finite tank makes one vulnerable to price spikes. Of course, oil prices fluctuate constantly and it might be that by the time your next kerosene top up is due markets will have calmed. Either way, the episode is a reminder of how much we still rely on oil, and the wider reward that would come from truly weaning us off it: greater self-reliance, reducing our susceptibility to unpredictable events far from home.

Rotary Review Hadleigh Rotary Club will be at Hadleigh On Show in St Marys Church on Saturday 5th October. This is an important event for Hadleigh showcasing the many social and voluntary organisations available in the town. Activities of this sort help you relax from work, have fun and find new friends. Rotary can offer all this in one package!! Members will be at hand to explain what Rotary is all about and to answer any questions which you may have. Please come and see us to learn about the many activities and opportunities available through Rotary. The organisation works both in the local community and internationally through the many clubs situated in almost every country. Domestically it provides youth activities through schools, universities and youth clubs. There are character building and business courses for young people 18 - 26, foreign exchange visits for school age children, college students and young adults up to age 30. Rotary is involved internationally in Polio eradication, Education, poverty and agricultural projects - you name it and Rotary will be involved somewhere. Hadleigh is a small club of 15 people so its activities are limited mainly to community work such as the Christmas Collection with float and Father Christmas but the opportunities are there for members to become involved in any of the aforementioned projects and much more. This Club meets on 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday each month at the George in the High Street and there is also a monthly coffee meeting at Paddy & Scotts. The club is very flexible and there are a number of ways of joining it. Members will be pleased to discuss these with you if you are interested. Your Rotary Club needs you - please stop by the stand. If you cannot make the 5th you can still find out about the Club. Please ring David 01473 827226 or visit the website.

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Library Life: Celebrate with us There is a time and a place for subtlety and this, my friends, is not one of them. On 12th October, across the county of Suffolk every library will be celebrating Suffolk Libraries Day and we hope that many of you will join us. What is Suffolk Libraries Day I hear you ask? Well, it is a chance for us to tell as many of you as possible about the ever-expanding facilities and services we provide within our communities and how you can interact with and use the library system in a way that benefits you. BUT, and this is the unsubtle part, we also need to keep in the forefront of people’s minds, that we are a charity and it is through events such as Suffolk Libraries Day that you can help us raise the funds we need to keep our libraries alive and thriving. Hadleigh Library are having a week of fun events including craft activities, wildlife talks and an author signing. On Saturday 12th we invite you to come along to see us and enjoy the fun of a cake sale, face painting, a raffle, refreshments and more. (Keep up-to-date on times and activities by following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or pop in and see us.) If you haven’t been to a library for a long time, this is a great opportunity to find out more about us and if you are a regular user, then we always love to see a familiar face. There are times that you really can make a difference and supporting your library will benefit you and everyone else. For more information on our services and the different ways you can donate to Suffolk Libraries, do come and talk to us or visit Suffolk Libraries Day, Saturday 12th October, 2019

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St. Mary’s Raydon - Good News! St Mary’s Raydon has been awarded a grant towards the cost of repairs to the gutters and associated roof elements on the north side of the aisle roof. This has been a worrying issue for some time as it is helping to cause damp within the lavatory/Vestry. The grant comes from Historic England who are running a project for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport called the Taylor Review Pilot. The aim of the Pilot, which is taking place in Manchester and Suffolk, is to test some of the recommendations of a Review on the sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals. Unlike some Continental churches there is no automatic funding from Government for places of worship in Great Britain, except for the reimbursement of VAT. Various organisations provide grants for ‘Heritage’ buildings but these are reducing and for some very small parishes a daunting task for which to apply. And of course Heritage is much more than ancient churches! The grants being awarded at the moment are designed as ‘just-in-time’ solutions to problems, that if not tackled will become major ones in a few years. St Mary’s are delighted that we have been able to satisfy the requirements of Historic England and so can deal with exactly this type of problem, keeping the church in good order for many years to come. Simon Tennent, Church Warden

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Relaxation Class – a brand new service offered by Hadleigh Physiotherapy As our lives get busier and busier, we seem to take less time than ever for ourselves. Rest is a vital part of our health and wellbeing. It is the time when our bodies recharge, rejuvenate and recover. Our new one-hour Relaxation class will combine gentle stretching along with a guided meditation to ease you into the weekend. Suitable for everyone, this class will help to loosen up your body and prepare you for the bliss of rest. All you need to bring is a blanket or throw to snuggle into and we will provide everything else. Come and join Kerry for a Relaxation session and reap the rewards of rest. Our first class will be on Friday 1st November at 4pm and will be held on the first Friday of the month. If there is sufficient interest, further sessions may be added. Please call the practice on 01473 810185 for further information or to register your interest.

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1000 cyclists complete Hadleigh’s cycling sportive Since its launch 5 years ago, over 1000 cyclists have signed up and completed Hadleigh Cycling Club’s sportive, the Gayford Flyer. In total, they have cycled the equivalent of twice around the world. A large team of volunteers organised the sportive and afterwards received praise from many participants. One rider told the Club, “We rode your event and just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your team. We really enjoyed our day... happy people, great route/signage and excellent burger/atmosphere at the finish! Will put your event into our 2020 calendar and be spreading the word within our club/friends”. The sportive is supported by a host of sponsors including: The George, The Pedal House, Crockatt Garage, Sunny Day Cycleworks, East of England Co-op, M Chisnall & Sons and Rattlesden Gliding Club. In other news, two Club members completed a mammoth journey across Italy. Kate Billingham and Gale Pryor cycled 430 miles and 36000ft of climbing in 6 days. If you fancy something a little less energetic, why not try our Sunday morning social rides from The George starting at 8am, with a guaranteed café stop, weather permitting. Adults and “capable children accompanied by an adult” are all welcome. The distance is around 25 miles. Check out our Facebook page. Visit or connect with the club via Facebook: Hadleigh Cycling Club @HadleighCycling

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The Hadleigh Steering Group met on Monday 9th September in the Social Room of the Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Centre. Having received apologies from some absent members the report of the August meeting was approved unchanged. The Chair, Jan Devey, introduced the guest speaker Maureen Reynel MBE who gave a moving account of her charitable work. In 1990, Maureen founded and still runs the Suffolk based charity FIND. Since then the charity has supported over 50,000 people living in Ipswich and the surrounding areas who are in need, regardless of faith or circumstance. They continue to provide, free of charge, food, household items, furniture, nursery equipment and clothes to anyone deprived of the minimum standard of living. Maureen had hoped that, once the recession was over, there would be a decline in demand but the opposite is true. Referrals, received from local statutory agencies, result in the group giving out over 100 food parcels a week and this is on the increase. The organisation, which is managed and run by over 80 dedicated volunteers, is dependent on financial assistance from churches, charitable groups, public bodies, grants, donations from individuals and fundraising events. Sue Monks was able to take away a large number of useful non-perishable items donated to FIND by the SG. Hadleigh Town Council. The Mayor, Steve Allman, reported on the TC activities. It’s only been 16 weeks since the election and the new Council has been busy implementing a new committee structure. This includes a Council Matters Committee for internal matters, a Town Matters Committee to engage with local groups, plan Christmas and VE celebrations plus a Planning Advisory Committee. However, it should be noted that the Council has no decision-making power for planning. They have also set up Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity Committee and opened up meetings to the public for the first time. There are working groups for other issues such as Layham Road Sports Ground, Neighbourhood Plan and the new Cemetery Extension, where they hope to finally establish the full costs of this project and pull together a retrospective business case. Steve and Deputy Mayor, Carolyn Cammack, have responded and enjoyed around 30 mayoral invitations with more to come at the High School, Bowls Club, Probus Club and a local resident’s 100th birthday celebrations. The first few months have not been without challenges; the Town Council has not had permanent clerk in post for over year and is looking to recruit one as soon as possible. However, they are keen to look to the future and, to that end, have established links with other groups such as Suffolk Police, Porch Project and Hadleigh on Show, in addition to working with residents on current, key local issues such as Benton Street and the Joint Local Plan. For more information, please visit or find us on Facebook or Twitter (@HadleighTC). Visit Hadleigh Jane Snowdon said group has been trying for two years to arrange a walk-in pop up Visitor Information (V.I.) service. Happily, thanks to the co-operation of the Budd family they are able to provide this service during August and September at 85 High Street. Six V.I providers took part in training and undertake to keep the log recording data. The Memories of Cedric Morris exhibition can also be viewed there. It is important to remember that the service is for residents as well as visitors. The venue, which is very much appreciated, is only temporary so they continue to explore the potential for more permanent premises. As expected, numbers have varied for the regular guided Saturday walks. The group bookings usually take place during the week. Town Guides have enjoyed sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the town. Following last year’s end of season visit by Colchester Guides, this year Ipswich Guides have been invited to explore the town accompanied by our guides. Hadleigh in Bloom and the Community Gardens are ongoing projects. The railings for the Cedric Morris Gardens are being made and we look forward to seeing them in place and planting climbing plants next spring. Plants in the Market Garden are progressing well. After considerable problems with the old watering tanks, Jane and Stuart were delighted to inform the group that ‘Plant Parts” in Hadleigh have very kindly bought us a new stateof-the-art water bowser. This does the job quicker and more efficiently. A




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Hadleigh Town Council has continued to make good progress over the last month, on outstanding challenges in addition to taking action on a range of new issues. The Council’s charity committee has had its first fundraising success, securing a grant of £17,544 from the Rural Development Programme for England and Wool Towns Local Action Group, which will help to increase usage in The Guildhall by creating a new catering kitchen upstairs and updating floor coverings in part of the building. The Council has also arranged an assessment from the Ethical Property Foundation, which advises custodians of historic buildings how to manage them effectively and sustainably. The Cemetery Extension Working Group has been working hard to pull together all known costs relating to the cemetery extension project and, by the time this goes to print, it is likely that the Council will have released this information to the public, with details about next steps. The Layham Road Sports Ground Working Group has also been active and its membership now includes a number of local sports groups who use the facilities at Layham Road. The Council has continued to comment on planning applications and has prepared a response to Babergh District Council’s consultation on the Joint Local Plan. A number of Councillors attended a public exhibition in September, where Persimmon Homes were displaying plans to submit an application to develop 250 homes on land adjoining Ellen Aldous Avenue and Frog Hall Lane. The Council has invited Persimmon Homes to present detailed plans at a future Council meeting. There is more information about the proposals online at Work on the new swimming pool is now well underway, with the Town Council making a significant contribution towards this project, which will create a community asset that will be used by Hadleigh residents for generations to come. The Council’s Town Matters committee is also updating the Council’s grant policy and application process, which should be released this month and enable a fair and equitable process for community groups to request funds from the Council. Councillors continue to work for local residents by representing the Council on a number of local groups. In the last month, Councillors have attended the Hadleigh Steering Group, Hadleigh Traffic Management Working Group, in addition to supporting a resident to resolve a rights of way issue and liaising with the Armed Forces on upcoming events. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor continue to be active within the town, representing the Council at a wide range of local events. Recruitment of a new full-time clerk is underway and the Council has also committed to a wider review of the staffing structure to ensure that Hadleigh Town Council is sufficiently resourced to deliver on a number of these plans and future developments. In the future, as resources increase, the Council has committed to longer office opening hours to enable increased access by local residents and significant work is being undertaken to update information on the website. Finally, following the workshops hosted by Hadleigh Town Council earlier this year, Babergh District Council has announced that they will be supporting the development of a “vision” for Hadleigh, which will engage local residents to create a vision, or a plan, for the town’s culture, business and economy. The vision team has been invited to meet with the Town Council and it is anticipated there will be further opportunities for local residents to contribute their views. Residents can keep updated with Council news, and read minutes from all meetings and committee meetings, on our website You can also find Hadleigh Town Council on Facebook and Twitter

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Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Update One of the more enjoyable aspects of being Mayor is having regular opportunities to meet with the various people and groups who make a positive contribution to our community, and this month has been no exception. I popped into the Hadleigh Steering Group meeting to provide an update on the Town Council. The group was formed by local residents with an interest in community issues and it was encouraging to see so many groups represented. We also received an inspiring presentation from Maureen Reynel MBE, the founder of FIND, which provides food, furniture and support to those in need. I attended Hadleigh High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural business breakfast this month, where I was invited to give a talk about my role. It was encouraging to see so many local businesses there (perhaps the bacon rolls were a good incentive, they were for me!) and it was good to hear how the High School hopes to work more closely with local businesses to create opportunities for its pupils and forge closer links with the community. Some of you may have noticed the pop-up Tourist Information Centre on the High Street, opposite The Kings Head. The shop is being run by volunteers from Visit Hadleigh, including the Town Guides, who also run the website of the same name. I was invited to pop in for a chat with Stuart and the team about increasing tourism and visitors to the town, and also had chance to see the shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s display about the artist Cedric Morris, who ran an art school at Benton End. Hadleigh & District Probus Club invited me to their recent lunch meeting at The George. The club, which is an amalgamation of the words â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;professionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, provides friendship and fellowship for retired and semi-retried people with a business background and I was happy to answer questions following a brief talk about recent developments at the Town Council. Upcoming commitments for Deputy Mayor Carolyn Cammack and myself include attending the ground-breaking ceremony for the new swimming pool at Hadleigh & South Suffolk Leisure Centre, the opening ceremony of the new McCarthy & Stone development, Hadleigh Bowls Club Dinner, Hadleigh on Show and various events to mark Remembrance Day in November. As ever, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like Carolyn or myself to attend your local event or pop in and see your group, then please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to get in touch with us via Hadleigh Town Council. Finally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to send belated birthday wishes to Ellen Mary Ratcliffe, who turned 100 in September. Mrs Ratcliffe was born in George Street and loves living in Hadleigh. She once told her nephew that, wherever you are in the world, Hadleigh is a lovely place to come back to. Steve Allman, Hadleigh Town Mayor

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No need to fear Brexit – there’s local food on the doorstep All we are hearing from our national politicians is doom and gloom. Rationing at supermarkets, less food in small shops and leaked government memos from Westminster quoting import 5060% delays at major terminals and a push on prices. So are we all doomed to queues and higher prices as some commentators are stating? ‘Absolutely not’ states award winning Farmers Market organisers – Suffolk Market Events. ‘Why are we talking about all the things that we won’t have when we should be talking about all the local food that Suffolk will continue to have Brexit or no Brexit. Talk to our local producers at our farmers markets and they will tell you the same story – it is business as usual’ says Justine Paul, founder of Suffolk Market Events. ‘Suffolk has an abundance of superb local producers that do not rely on the supermarket or wholesale distribution but trade at regular markets every week around the county. Meat producers, fruit and vegetables, local fish, craft ales, jams, bread and much more – all available as usual each week at the farmers market that have travelled from just down the road and haven’t been forced to sit at any ferry terminal in Europe.’ Jo Henderson a local pork farmer who has developed a real following at the Hadleigh Street Market; “Brexit will have little impact at all on us as a business - all our pigs are bred on farm in Suffolk & fed on locally sourced feed stuffs. We keep our mileage to a minimum by only selling within a 30 mile radius of the farm. We stand by our traditional value “It costs the customer what it costs the farmer to bring the pig to market”. Justine Paul, who recently received The Clarissa Dickson Wright Award at the Country Alliance Awards as special recognition for her work developing local food markets for local communities continues: `It wasn’t long ago that we used markets for all our shopping and the associated community benefits we still see today at our markets. The markets have real impact for cohesion in rural areas – a meeting place where all parts of a community mix – these are things that are rejoiced.


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Kersey Mill Newsletter Over the summer Kersey Mill welcomed a large number of visitors from both the local community and from further afield, especially during the nationally organised Heritage Open Days that were held in September. It was a great opportunity for everyone to see the extensive restoration work that has been carried out to the Mill so far, as well as enjoy a walk around the beautiful gardens and grounds. From the beginning of October, work gets underway to transform the Mill in preparation for the increasingly popular Santa’s Workshops. The Workshops are the major fundraising events which are held throughout December in order to help with the Mill’s ongoing restoration. Santa’s Workshops are the perfect event for children and adults to experience the magical build up towards Christmas and the festive season. Each Workshop lasts approximately 1 hour and your little ones will enjoy a short story read by Mrs Claus in the cosy log cabin before heading over to Santa’s Workshop, where they will meet Santa and help his wonderful elves prepare for Christmas. Activities include face painting, mixing reindeer food, craft work, loading the sleigh, checking the names on Santa’s Scroll and singing along with Santa. The Santa’s Workshops are run from 10.30am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December starting from Sunday 1st and for the final weekend this will also include Friday 20th and Monday 23rd. Tickets Are Selling Fast! They are available to purchase from (via Eventbrite, a small booking fee applies) and you will be able to select your preferred date and time. You can also book by telephone from 25th November 2019 by calling 01473 829317. The cost is £20 per child (includes 1 adult Free Admission) Additional adults £10 • Babies in arms Free Admission

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club Monday September 9th 2019: I know what you're thinking - 'that photo doesn't look much like Deb Hart and a woven willow dragonfly!'- and you would be right, sadly our speaker for the September meeting was laid up with a bad back. However that didn't stop us having a good evening, at short notice one of our club members, Sue Mordey, agreed to step in. Several years ago Sue made a career change from teaching, going on to train as a garden designer and garden design was her theme for the evening. Her way of working was very hands on and she stressed some important elements in designing a new garden - take account of the surrounding area, emphasising good points, for example a good view and disguising others. Essentials in good garden design are variety of form, texture, scale and proportion and, finally, light, shade and colour. All these were illustrated by examples of gardens she had worked on over the years. At the end of the evening she gave us an overview of the development of her own garden in Semer which was, at the start, a field with a horse pond, very little wildlife and not much else. After a few short years she has created a very large pond, a beautiful meadow, island beds, a vegetable garden and a woodland area. The garden, which she continues to develop, is now home to a wide variety of insects, bats, badgers, ducks and even otters! Our competition for September was for the longest runner bean and congratulations go to Kate who managed to grow one measuring 23 inches! Thanks to everyone who took part. Monday October 14th: Our speaker for October will be Shirley Sampson from the RSPB garden at Flatford, she will be sharing with us her expertise on wildlife gardening, a subject high on the agenda at the present time. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in Hadleigh Town Hall. The entrance is £4 for visitors and £2 for members to include refreshments, there will be a raffle and plants for sale. The competition for October is 'a vase of autumn colour', new members and visitors are always welcome. If you would like to find out more about the club we will be taking part in 'Hadleigh on Show' on Saturday October 5th, we look forward to seeing you there.

Hadleigh Walkers Our October walk on Saturday 12th will start at Hadleigh and finish at the Kersey Bell. It is a pleasant 7.5 miles through countryside to the Northwest of Hadleigh. We will meet at 0930 at St Mary’s School on Stonehouse Road. Our route will be Constitution Hill, Coram Street, Kersey Vale, William’s Green, Kersey Tye, Lodge Farm, passing close to St James’s chapel Lindsey which is worth a brief visit, Lindsey Hall, Priory Farm and on to the Bell. This pleasant local walk is not strenuous and takes about 3 hours to the Bell and the walk back to Hadleigh is about 3 miles for those feeling energetic. Alternatively, those with foresight could arrange for a car to meet them or be left earlier at the Bell. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground may be muddy or rough in places. As usual, route maps can be requested from the web site. Looking further out to November, we are still thinking but if anyone has any suggestions we will be happy to consider them. More details next month. For further information about these walks go to, email us from the website contact page or contact Mike Keeling on 01787 210104 or 07483 887658

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Down to Earth ...with Dave With the summer sun now not so strong it is a good time to remove any greenhouse shading. Posh structures have lovely expensive blinds fitted on the inside of the glass, these can be pulled up as required. The old traditional shading is a coat of whitewash painted on the inside of the glass, this is a bit messy to remove. My answer is to use slatted bamboo blinds normally used on windows indoors, over the years I have acquired several of these at car boot sales. They are ideal when unrolled on the outside of the glass and secured down to various old weight with their strong nylon pull cords, to allow as much light in as possible, they are now just rolled up and put away till next year. Now is the time to give the greenhouse a clean before we get any cold weather and plants left outside for a few hours will not hurt. Now is the season of cutting back, after the last of the autumn fruiting raspberries have been picked the canes should be cut right down to the ground. The summer fruiting ones should have only had the old fruit bearing stems cut right back to the ground with any fresh growth kept and tied in on whatever framework you have. They will all get a generous mulch of compost. The runner beans have all but finished now, they do get a bit stringy as they get older. Some of the best pods are left on the plants to provide seed for next year, only save the longest and fattest. Most of a bumper crop of butternut squash are ripening in the greenhouse but some are being left to grow a bit more on the plants, the ripening fruits can be placed on bricks or boards to stop them rotting, also remove any untidy or diseased foliage. Lavender bushes can be given a good haircut, but remember to cut only this year's growth and not to cut into older wood. This year we have hardly any apples so storage will not be a problem. An idea in one of the gardening magazines is rather than wrapping each individual fruit in paper, to cushion the fruit in paper shreddings from the office... when finished with these can be put on the compost. If you want to naturalise bulbs in your grass, cut a piece of turf, place to one side, fork over the exposed soil to the required depth adding some fertiliser if the soil is poor. Plant the bulbs at a depth of three times their size, replace the turf, gently tamping it back and filling in any gaps, give the area a good watering and wait for spring. On a recent visit to Polstead Mill to see the wonderful walled garden, greenhouse and gardens, the gardener mentioned a particular problem they were having with the weed oxalis spreading everywhere. This can be a very attractive low growing plant with small clover like leaves and bright small flowers in various colours. The problem is that the weed version can soon take over, spreading onto paths and into pots. The answer is never to put any of the plant on the compost heap but to burn it, once you have it it's very difficult to get rid of. That's all for this time, Dave

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Hadleigh Craft & Food Fair This hugely popular Fair organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity will take place in the Town Hall/Guildhall Complex in Hadleigh, Suffolk on Sunday 3rd November 2019 starting at 10:00am and finishing at 4:00pm. There will be several stalls selling foods, drinks and various crafts throughout the Complex. Refreshments will be available in the Dining Room. Anyone interested in details regarding booking a stall for this event should contact Hadleigh Town Council on 01473 823884 and ask for Sue Munson or via e-mail Closing date for bookings is 27th September 2019. Please see our website for forms/further information.

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The people of the churches in Hadleigh are committed to praying for our town. Over the course of each year we plan to pray for every street in Hadleigh. During October we will be praying for the following streets: W/C Sunday 6th October – Highlands Road. W/C Sunday 13th October – Inkerman close, Inkerman Terrace, Spooners Lane, Lady Lane and Place Farm close. W/C Sunday 20th October – Magdalen Road, Gayford Court, Sydney Brown Court, Guthrum Road, White Lion Court and Maiden Way. W/C Sunday 27th October – Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Malyon Road, Little Lumpkid, Crockatt Road and Kilnbottom. If you know people who live in these streets, we would be very pleased if you also would pray for them. If you live on one of the streets being covered during a particular week and would welcome prayer, please get in touch. Hadleigh Baptist Church - Greg Frost - 01473 823804 Hadleigh URC - Wendy Atkins - 01473 822535 St Joseph’s RC Church - Anita Rosbrook - 01473 810057 St Mary’s CoE - Joyce Willis - 01473 823165

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Porch Project On Wednesday 4th September it was World Sexual Health day and here at the Porch Project, we couldn’t think of a better day to launch our new scheme. We are now part of the C-Card scheme. The c-card scheme is aimed at young people between 13-24 years old who can register to get information and advice on sex and relationships as well as free condoms, femidoms and lubricant. The aim of the service is to promote healthy and safe relationships and to help young people access local services. Our staff have attended training with the Terrence Higgins Trust in recent months on how to deliver this service to promote safe relationships and have also been trained on how to talk to young people about sex. We will be having some of their fantastic staff in on the 2nd and 9th October from 5-7pm at our Youth Centre (28A High Street) who will be offering healthy relationship workshops with young people aged 14+. Along with the C-Card, we are now also able to offer chlamydia screening here. Today’s figures published by Public Health England show there were 447,694 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in England in 2018. Gonorrhoea cases are up 26% on the year before and the highest number in over 40 years, with syphilis up 5% from 2017. The key statistics are: • 249% rise in gonorrhoea from 2009 and 26% from 2017. • 165% increase in syphilis from 2009 and an increase in 5% from 2017 . • 22% drop in chlamydia testing of young people (15-24 years) since 2014. • Overall STI rates up by 5% on the year before, when there were 422,147 new STI diagnoses. • Attendance at sexual health services has risen 15% in five years. We feel very passionately about all young people aged 13+ being able to access this service to ensure that we are communicating effectively with them about the importance of safe and healthy relationships. If you would like more information on this service please feel free to contact Kayleigh Youthworker Porch on Facebook or at Charity No:1143203

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Hadleigh in Bloom Over the last three years ‘Hadleigh in Bloom’ has gone from strength to strength and I know that many residents and visitors enjoy the hanging baskets up and down the High Street, adding a splash of colour to our beautiful town. However, with our increasingly hot summers it has proven a challenge to keep the baskets sufficiently watered. Some of you will have seen Rowan out on a daily basis, and latterly, the two of us diligently watering the baskets by hand after both of our water bowsers gave up the ghost, taking us in excess of four hours each time! I am delighted, therefore, to announce that ‘Plant Parts’ have very kindly bought us a new state-of-the-art water bowser which does the job quicker and more efficiently! Without their support and generosity we could not have continued, so a massive thank you to Richard Finch and all at ‘Plant Parts’. We look forward to seeing the hanging baskets again next summer for everyone in the town to enjoy. Stuart Service, Visit Hadleigh Chairman

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Tim Kliphuis Trio Wednesday November 27th 7.30pm at Monks Eleigh Village Hall Tim Kliphuis is master of the violin and a wizard of sound using classical, gypsy jazz and folk, He has created a unique style that is making waves in concert halls across the globe. Together with Nigel Clark on guitar and Roy Percy on double bass these skilled musicians are renowned for mixing gypsy jazz with classical and folk music. Tickets £20 include light refreshments, these will be on sale from Monks Eleigh Village Shop or by phone on 01449 741447 from Sept 20th. This is an amazing and unique opportunity to see live music from the world stage here in our village as part of the Tim Klipius UK Autumn Tour.

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Layham ‘Autumn Tidy-up’ 10am Saturday 26th October

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Are you new to Layham? If you have just moved to the village and would like to know more about it, please visit our website - Parish Council The main matters discussed at the Parish Council Meeting of 28 August 2019 were: • Public Forum The parishioner present said that interest had been expressed in having a seat on Blacksmith’s Corner in Lower Layham for use by cyclists (Lower Layham was on the National Cycle Route) and walkers passing through the village. Suffolk CC required a licence to be purchased as it owned the land, but if the PC made the application it appeared the charge might be waived. It was agreed to discuss this further at the September meeting. • District Council report The new arrangements for bin collections were working well, following a few initial teething problems. Work to build a new swimming pool at the Hadleigh Leisure Centre was scheduled to start at the end of August. • County Council report Referring to EDF Energy’s Sizewell C Stage 4 preapplication consultation, Councillor Curran wondered whether there was likely to be an impact on the Layham area – for instance, additional pylons; if so, he would be willing to be involved in the consultation process. The Clerk circulated information about the Ipswich Northern Route consultation - the deadline for responses to this was 13 September. It was agreed to ask Councillors Jones and Ward if they were able to provide advance notice of any future consultations. It was noted that individuals could also respond to consultations. • Footpath between Upper Layham and Hadleigh As agreed at the last meeting, the Chairman had reported the issue of overgrown vegetation. Suffolk CC had cleared part of the area, although the rubbish had not been taken away. A stretch of the footpath along Benton Street had been widened as part of the building development at the old Hadleigh Building Supplies site. It was agreed to write to the developer to say councillors were pleased that this had made the footpath safer for pedestrians and were wondering whether there were any plans to extend the widening. • Footpath from Church Lane to Waterhouse Farm The footpath had now been cut. However, several parishioners had expressed concern that horses were now occupying the field at the Church Lane end and there was no warning sign or barrier separating them from the footpath. • SCC Community Self-Help Scheme The Clerk had sent a letter to the Minister for the Environment and had also submitted a list of queries to SCC. SCC had offered to host a meeting to discuss this further; she would reply to say three Councillors would like to accept the invitation and would report back to full Council. • Speeding The working group’s update was noted. Councillor Curran emphasised the need to have a speed survey carried out as soon as possible to provide data which would help to prove that there was a problem and action was needed; the survey would be ‘blank’, i.e. no registration numbers would be recorded. The Clerk would send the working group’s report to SCC and ask for the survey to be carried out as soon as possible. It was agreed to send an interim update to parishioners once a date for the survey had been confirmed. • Emergency Plan Councillor Curran explained that the Emergency Plan communications tree required updating as there were new councillors and some of the Emergency Link Volunteers (ELVs) did not wish to continue. He suggested some changes and would update the document and re-circulate it for comment before the next meeting. It was agreed to hold an Emergency Plan session in the autumn for everyone involved. • Babergh & Mid Suffolk Draft Joint Local Plan consultation The deadline for responding to the draft Joint Local Plan consultation had been extended to 30 September. The Chairman and Vice Chairman would attend a drop-in session in Hadleigh, with other councillors attending if possible and the consultation would be on the agenda for the September meeting. • Autumn Litter Pick / Spring Clean It was agreed that this would take place on Saturday 26 October. • Lay-by at the top of Rands Road, Lower Layham For some time there had been an issue with rubbish being dumped and youths using the lay-by at weekends and leaving empty cans etc; the gravel pit company had now placed blue ‘bollards’ and a steel ‘no entry’ sign in the lay-by to prevent this. Although not particularly aesthetically pleasing, this action was welcomed. • Allotments One of the tenants had reported some produce and a cloche had been stolen from their allotment; the other allotment holders had been alerted. 38

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In the spring we were delighted to have about 30 volunteers carrying out a range of tasks including: litter picking, clearing vegetation from the path between Upper Layham and Hadleigh, river bank clearance, and edging a green on Brett Green. This year one of our projects will be to work on the Burial Ground opposite the church in preparation for Remembrance Sunday. We know that many of you who have helped before will join us again this autumn. We will also be very pleased to welcome new volunteers. If there is a particular task you would like to help with, or if you are aware of a different ‘tidying up job’ that needs doing, please let me or a member of the Parish Council know in advance so that we can get teams organised; or just turn up on the day! We can provide litter pickers, reflective jackets and refuse bags, but you will need to bring your own protective gloves please and possibly a garden tool. We’ll meet up at 10am on Saturday 20th October either on the playing field in Upper Layham or opposite the Queen’s Head in Lower Layham. Hope to see you then! Thank you. Sheila Roberts Tel: 01473 827270Email:

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St. Andrew’s – your Parish Church Church photo by Peter Cutts Services during October Sunday 6 October 9.15am Sung Eucharist (note change to usual pattern) Sunday 13 October 9.15am Morning Worship (as above) Saturday 19 October 3.30pm Wedding Sunday 20 October 9.30am Café Church Sunday 27 October 9.15am Joint Eucharist at All Saints Shelley Coffee, Cake and Chat – Mondays 7 and 21 October, 11am-12.30pm Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal St Andrews Church, Layham, will again be supporting the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal. Last year we were able to send 29 shoeboxes to Central Asia. If you would like to take part, either for the first time or as a regular supporter, please contact Christine Hempstead on 01473 810171 or for further details, an entry form and a shoebox. All shoeboxes need to be returned to St Andrews Church by 9.15 a.m. on Sunday 3rd November or contact Christine to arrange collection. Layham Playing Field 100 Club The winners in the September draw were: £25 Ticket No 85 Allen, £15 Ticket No 25 Keeble Layham Playing Field 120 Club We always sell all 100 of our tickets so think it is time to try extending the sale base. It doesn’t get any cheaper to run the field so if a 120 Club will work that will be helpful for the Management Committee. If your family uses the playing field or you simply know what a boon it is to our village and you don’t yet support us, please consider buying a 120 Club ticket when they become available this month. Someone may call on you – but you can take the initiative and contact Simon Bewsher on Mobile 07736 070266 or Email Layham Family Fun Event The first event, held on 31st August, organised by the newly formed Layham Events Committee was a great success with up to 70 people converging on the Playing Field. Rounders Teams from Upper and Lower Layham competed; burgers and sausages were consumed and the sun shone. Despite the Lower Layham team having an extra innings to make up for their smaller number, Upper Layham won by 3.5 to 3 rounders. The trophy was presented to the Upper Layham captain Jack Green by our umpire John Lee.

Thanks to the events committee who organised the day; to Ian Dodson (I.D.Plumbing Ltd) and Colin Britton (RiderMount) for their sponsorship and for manning the barbecue; to Nigel Pye for making the trophy at very short notice and to everyone else who helped. In particular we thank the very sporting rounders players of all ages. It was all most enjoyable and we look forward to our next event. Please contact Katy Sheppard at if you have a suggestion for a future event.

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Ebony’s Blog Life at The Shelley Centre As usual, I’m a bit on the drag with our news from the Centre; you journalists need copy sent in earlier and earlier! Which is not to sound ungrateful, of course we writers like to be published and are very appreciative of the space you give us. So my news is of last month’s grand clean up before the new term started. On a gloriously sunny but cold day a great many volunteers pitched up to get the buildings and equipment looking spick and span again. Babs and I were not exempt needless to say. All the resident spiders in our room were moved on and out, not to mention the dust and hay from the yard, and the accumulated ‘rubbish’ that gathers in case it might be useful. Worst of all for the humans up here was the devastation wrought by pigeons. A flock had moved in to the cart shed where all the games equipment is housed and it had done what roosting birds will do, all over everything. The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Trustees (no less) donned protective clothing, boots and masks, and set to with power hoses. Surely this is dedication? Thank you, you two, from the bottom of out hearts. I have a regular visitor outside the window of my room, did you know? Tony motors up here from Raydon most mornings on his mobility scooter to park in the sun and look at the ponies and see what’s going on. He kindly agreed to let me publish this lovely photo of him, thanks, Tony! Thank you as well to the volunteer team from Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors from Colchester who helped clear and cut the fields at Shelley recently. Ties, Lisa, Lawrence, Scott and Lucy. They did sterling work, supported admirably by Rob. Just the job to give the regular maintenance team a morale boost. We have a pony day coming up on 5th October when our riders can spend all Saturday with one live pony of their choice, looking after it, making its stable nice, and finally riding it. There is always plenty of food involved I remember. But if you can’t be a lucky pony owner that day remember to come in to Hadleigh for the ‘Hadleigh On Show’ event 10.00am -4.00pm where we shall have a presence and you may be able to find out more about ME!! See you there. Website: Telephone: 01473 824172

Hadleigh Community First Responders Hadleigh Community First Responders on behalf of The Ansell Centre & British Heart Foundation, will be holding a 1 hr basic C.P.R. practical training session on Sunday 13th October at the Ansell Centre, Market Place Hadleigh starting at 2:20pm. This is a free session for up to 20 people. NO TEST OR EXAM. Just a friendly no pressure introduction to this valuable life saving technique. You will also get a chance to see how a Defibrillator works and learn when one should be used. Booking essential by email to:

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Saturday 23rd November 7 - 11 pm In the Ansell Centre £8 per person which includes a ploughman’s supper Maximum of 6 persons per team

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Don’t mess with Hadleigh Do you ever wonder why some people continue to throw their rubbish on the ground, while volunteers care deeply enough to pick up another person’s mess? Each year, Hadleigh’s Our Tidy Town team pick up around 250 bags of waste: they could be forgiven for throwing down their pickers, as changing littering behaviours can feel like pushing water uphill with a rake. So, do witty signs or painful fines prevent littering? What about government drives such as ‘Stop the Drop’, a cigarette butt campaign? Well, around 7,000 butts - the planet’s most common form of litter - were collected in one afternoon along Ipswich waterfront. Three million smokers admit to throwing a butt down a drain within the past month, yet just one butt per litre of water is highly toxic to fish. Cigarette filters made of plastic and chemicals - including arsenic, lead and nicotine - leak into water, pollluting air and soil. These toxins can enter the human body via the food chain. Normally, the distance to a rubbish bin is a strong predictor of littering, yet the Hadleigh team distribute hundreds of cigarette butt purses to businesses, pubs and cafes in the High Street - still this seems too much of a hassle for those who have grown up in a disposable society and are habituated to, well, ‘dispose’. You could say this for a lot of environmental issues - we don’t mind doing the right thing as long as it’s not too disruptive to the way we live our lives. The British are Europe’s largest consumers of food and drink on-the-move, and food containers abound in any litter-pick. Although most people litter when they’re not watched, pedestrians using mobile phones seem to drop litter in a technology-induced trance, where the environment disappears. Although these individual behaviours matter, essentially rubbish should be tackled at source. The real solution is a zero-waste society. In times of austerity, are we surprised that councils struggle to deliver all that is expected of them? That’s why four friends started litter-picking; gradually more joined them, with Hadleigh Town Council and Babergh District Council providing equipment and support. No matter how endless clean-ups might feel, they make both a visible and unseen difference, as it’s clear that we have a huge influence on each other. This is why the Our Tidy Town team are this month’s Eco Heroes. Tell us what you’re doing to help the Environment and you could be our ‘Eco Hero of the Month’: send your replies to C. McKissock at

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Royal British Legion Hadleigh Branch & Club October Entertainment

Fri 4th Disco Sat 5th Stiff In The Morning Fri 11th Karaoke Fri 26th Andy Robinson Band From all of us here at the British legion we thank you for your support Meat Raffle held Sunday Lunchtimes Thursday nights are Bingo nights, come along for a game from 7:30pm Super League Darts Tuesday nights Watch live sport on our new 110inch wide screen Keep up to date by visiting our Facebook page

The Committee is very pleased to announce that the value of the voucher this year will remain at £11 (£22 per couple). Distribution will commence in early December as usual and anyone who qualifies, has not received one previously, and would like one this year should apply before October 31st. Applicants after this date will not receive a voucher until Christmas 2020. To be eligible you must have attained the age of 70 by December 31st 2019, live in Hadleigh itself and have lived in the town for more than 6 months. Please apply in writing providing name,address, date of birth and time living in Hadleigh to DAVID STOKES, RAVENBANK, UPPER STREET, LAYHAM, IPSWICH IP7 5JZ Some £5000 is required to fund the scheme each year and the Committee is indebted to businesses and organisations in Hadleigh for their tremendous support over the years especially to the Hadleigh Thrift Shop and Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association. The Annual Appeal will take place in December and it is hoped that everyone will give as generously as possible in these uncertain times.

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On 10th August during the exceptionally high winds that blew that day, a pivotal telegraph pole in Angel Street against the yard of the Kings Head pub, and containing dozens of connecting lines blew down across Angel Street and rested there at an angle of 45 degrees, the time was approx 11.30am that day. Fortunately no one was hurt but three way traffic at the High Street/ Angel Street junction was held up for a few hours while maintenance men frantically worked to restore matters. For three hours or more during this, an area of domestic Hadleigh was completely cut off from electric and telephone. I was witness to this, as I was taking guests to the Kings Head but was told it had no electricity and was therefore shut. Walking back up the High Street, Hadleigh was completely blacked out and was only normal at the milepost. BUT what had happened to the church clock? Since then its regular chimes have been fractured and the people of Hadleigh can no longer rely upon its regularity. If this is connected with the telegraph pole, then what is it? Please may we have our church clock back in chiming order. Yours sincerely, Peter Johnson.

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Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group The Community Connector Scheme is now accessible at the Hadleigh Health Centre. What does the scheme offer? The Community Connector Scheme aims to do just what it says! It will support you to connect with: • social activities, clubs and groups and like-minded individuals in this community • the right advice and information for your local situation The Scheme does this by offering a private face to face discussion with a “Community Connector” to explore ‘what matters to you’ and NOT ‘what is the matter with you?’. Together with the Community Connector over up to four appointments, you will build your own personal action plan around what is important to you and be supported to put this plan into action. This may include access to: • Debt, benefits, housing advice • Health and fitness groups, such as walking, cycling and dance • Peer support groups, arts, culture and history groups • Local volunteering opportunities When and how can I see a Community Connector? The first step is to see Sophie Cummins, your Community Connector, who will be holding sessions at the Hadleigh Health Centre on Wednesday and Friday mornings. An appointment can be made by calling: 01473 835477 to ensure you have personal time to explore what is important to you, to develop an action plan and review it over the next sessions, alternatively you can be referred by the Practice. Where it is not possible to get to the Health Centre, you may be able to have a home visit. What are the benefits of getting involved with the Connect for Health? • Improved mental health and wellbeing • Meeting new people and developing new friendships • Feeling healthier and fitter • Learning new skills • Opportunities for volunteering and employment How much will this cost me? The Community Connector Support Scheme is free; however, some of the groups and clubs that you might like to get involved in may have a small charge. This can be discussed at your meeting with the Community Connector. The PPG at ‘Hadleigh on Show’ on Saturday, 5th October - Members will be on hand to discuss and promote important areas in health care such as Sharing Health Records, Social Prescribing and loneliness, your appointments and contact details and they can also tell you about the PPG’s activities and the part that patients can play. We are uniquely placed to represent a collective unbiased view of patients’ and the wider community’s needs and priorities. During the day we will be happy to take your feedback on patients’ experiences at the practice.You will also have the opportunity to join the PPG, comment on the effectiveness of the event and contribute your ideas for future events. For further information about the PPG, visit the new Practice website at or email:

Off to University or College? The Ann Beaumont Charity is a local charity that makes grants to students under the age of 25 whose home address is with the parish of Hadleigh. Applications are considered for assistance towards the purchase of course books/equipment on receipt of an application form together with a PRICED list of the items required. Applicants may apply annually during their course. Application forms are available from 89 High Street, Hadleigh. Completed forms should be returned to the same address.

Poetry Corner I am a CCTV Camera Standing aloof, head in the air I am a CCTV camera, do you think I care? My head it is bowed, for hours on end It would make a change, for them to send My head to the left, and then to the right An unsuspecting villain, would be within my sight. This doesn’t happen all the time, There are lots that I don’t see And that’s a crime After all said and done, that’s what I am here for. John E. Caley 44

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French’s Care Haven Fantastic news came along in September regarding our homeless plight. A lovely couple called Deborah and Andrew Stewart who recently bought a house with land close to Hadleigh, contacted me to offer their grazing land to use for French’s Charity, as they wanted to give something back to French’s Care Haven, as Deborah said “we had been watching you from a distance seeing all the work you do with animals and local people who have mental health problems, as we have a disabled son and he has been part of one of the mental health groups you work with, we felt we wanted to give something back to you, for all your hard work”. When I went along to meet the Stewarts for the first time and look at the 26 acres of land that was being offered I was overwhelmed with emotion, I cried, started sweating, hyperventilating, then had a throbbing head ache suddenly come on where my blood pressure had gone through the roof, I was a total wreck. After years of French’s farm scenarios of it up for sale, do we have to go or can we stay, then it was sold and the blow when the new owner’s plans did not include my charity. The start of 19 months searching for a new base began. We had the major upheaval move of all our animals and equipment, the equipment alone took 8 removal lorry trips to Felixstowe. With nothing else being offered to us we had no choice but to go, knowing that this temporary home was being sold for 350 houses and had we had to be off by this December. It has been a huge stressful continuing night mare for me, awful really awful. Never one to give up, I just kept going refusing to think negative and have kept positive thoughts and all I can say is, I was tested to the brink!! The stress is not completely over, this is just the start of a new phase in the life of French’s Care Haven, a Charity that goes by the heading ‘Helping Animals, Helping People’ To start I need physical help with the wooden fencing repairs, strimming and help raising monies needed for movable field shelters, as we are having to start from scratch again. I am desperate for hands on help and for offers of wood, second hand field shelters or stables that we can put on skids. Can you help us please? Or do you know someone who can? As we cannot move our animals into their new home until we have everything safe and ready for them all. In our photos we have our Therapy dog Lucy with one of the volunteers and Lissy with Dollymix her favourite horse, who has helped Lissy through her troubled times. Lissy is now a valued member of French’s volunteers and to Lissy’s credit with our help has overcome confidence and anxiety issues that were holding her back in life. Note for your calendar Sunday 6th October at 12 pm, we are having an ‘all hands on deck’ afternoon. Bring a hammer, drill and strimmer, in our get together there will be a nice glass of wine or beer waiting for you...hoping the weather is good. Either call or email me for the address and for any other info. Looking forward to seeing you all. We have a Go Fund Me page running to try and help us with purchasing mobile field shelter and equipment needed for us to continue. Please do go to the page and have a look, see some of our photos and have a read. If you possibly can, please make a donation ( For any more information regarding any of the above, I am happy to talk to you. Please contact: Jann Turner 01473 833944 or 07747 755556 - Email:

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The Greatest Showman Will be shown at 4.30 on Sunday 13th October All children and adults are welcome, refreshments provided, to watch the film and hear of the future programme for ‘Flicks in the Sticks’ at Monks Eleigh


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So far this season we have won 27 trophies at competitions in Skegness, Clacton and Ipswich, we still have 2 competitions to attend in October. The girls have also won many individual medals at these competitions, they have all done really well and made us proud. We have also danced at local fetes and care home. If you would like us to dance at your fete/event please contact us. If you think you would like to learn the skills of baton, mace, poms and flag twirling and dancing to the latest music whilst keeping fit, making new friends and having a complete blast then please feel free to check us out. We welcome boys and girls aged 5 and over (adults very welcome). We train at the Ansell centre Hadleigh on a Thursday night and Elmsett village hall on a Monday night. We are an equal opportunities group, all committee members and trainers are DBS checked, safeguard trained and all members fully insured. For more information please email

We traditionally don't have a meeting in August but we do have a Ramble. On 20th August some of us had a ramble along the Railway Walk and afterwards Pat Rocks hosted us for a lovely Afternoon Tea which we enjoyed in her garden as it was such a lovely day! Three of our members joined Polstead W.I. last week for an open meeting which was very well attended. The speaker was Rachel Stone who gave a very interesting and humorous account of her experiences when presenting on Radio Suffolk. We were then treated to some delicious snacks with the tea and coffee. Our original speaker for September was unable to come and we were thrilled that Chrissie Scott was able to come and speak to us at very short notice. Chrissie was, herself a lawyer who specialised in Entertainment Law and Capital. Her clients included the Queen Mother, Princess Dianna and Spike Milligan. She had spent a few years in Nigeria as her husband had a job as an architect there and this gave her some familiarity with African people. Some years later Chrissie and her husband retired to the Maltese island of Gozo. Every week, she and her friend used to take the ferry over to Malta to go shopping and one fine day as they landed among the fishing boats in the harbour, they saw a huge crowd of traumatised and filthy people of all ages being led off another boat. Chrissie just had to find out about them and she was told that they were immigrants who had been rescued from the sea. The same situation as we have today. The immigrants were mainly from different African countries such as, Nigeria, Somalia, Sierra Leone. These people were being sent to a campsite in Malta to live in very old tents that had been left behind by the British Army years before. As many as 26 people were having to stay in a tent meant for 12 people and there was no running water. Chrissie wanted to see what they could do to help but the guards would not allow them into the camp. However, when Chrissie said that they were from The Mothers' Union, a church organisation they were allowed access. They were able to talk to some of the people and heard some really sad stories. One woman called Ruth, trekked across the Sahara with her husband and two brothers in order to get to Libya. They stayed on the shore for a year working and saving enough money to buy life-jackets and then for a passage on a ramshackle boat. By this time she also had a young baby. The boat capsized, the brothers were lost as they had no life jackets. Ruth's husband managed to save them both but the baby died of hypothermia. Chrissie and her friend went to the Mothers' Union and asked them for clothes and they concentrated on women and children. When Europeans were going back home ,Chrissie asked them to bring back unwanted clothes. They ended up with a huge response. They were also responsible for getting other people involved. A shoe factory in Gozo let them help themselves to 100 pairs of new shoes. Cathedral parishioners gave some children days out and Tea and a volunteer Father Christmas gave presents to 200 children. The American Ambassador filled a plane and sent some people to America. Among these were Ruth and her husband who started a new life. Some European countries also took some of these immigrants.The Jesuits got some mums and babies out of the camp and housed in empty buildings. The Anglican Church started raising, ‘Pennies For Pampers’. Eventually, Medicin Sans Frontier and the Maltese Red Cross both got involved. Malta no longer takes immigrants. They return them to Libya. However, Chrissie received a Maltese Knighthood for her work.

KERSEY HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 10 am - 5 pm Over the weekend St Mary’s Church will host Kersey’s flower festival, arranged to coincide with harvest time. St Mary’s is a Grade 1 listed Parish Church, entrenched in history and set in medieval surroundings. Come and be amazed by this historic village and church adorned in floral tributes worthy of its beauty. ADMISSION FREE, DONATIONS WELCOME Refreshments and light lunches can be purchased in the church. Proceeds to Friends of St Mary’s Kersey and Kersey Projects

TWO MUCH REQUESTED FILMS THIS MONTH Friday 11th October at 7.30 pm

RED JOAN (12A) The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is living in contented retirement in suburbia. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia.

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ROCKETMAN (15) An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell. Please note this film is rated 15 for explicit sex and drug taking scenes. Admission to both films is £3.50 on the door During both presentations, we will be selling our ever-popular refreshments – teas, coffee, fruit juice and choc ices – milk or plain.

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Peggy Hynard Russell, John and Barbara would like to thank all family and friends for their support and everyone who kindly sent cards, donations and flowers following the recent loss of our dear mum and nanna Peggy. The family would also like to say a special thank you to neighbours Jackie, Ann and Debbie for their time and kindness over the years.

Christmas Wreath Workshop 2019 Burstall Village Hall IP8 3DR on Saturday November 30th Morning from 10 -12.30, Afternoon from 2 – 4.30 Come along and join the fun. This is a great way to start your festive preparations. There will be 2 sessions again this year due to the great demand for places. Cost per person is £15 this includes tuition, a wet foam wreath base, delicious refreshments and any floristry wires or ribbon you may need. You will need to bring a carrier bag full of foliage of your choice, garden scissors and small sharp knife plus any decorations you may wish to use. The wreaths are always fabulous and anyone can make them. You will take home an original, stylish decoration for door or table and be the envy of friends and neighbours! Booking Is Essential As Places Are Limited - 10% of all profit will be donated to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust at Fen House in Ely. Contact Ann Burchnall 01473 652262 Payment may be made on the day

Local men from Hadleigh raise over £5500 for Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance The four old men from Hadleigh, affectionately named, who completed the famous UK Coast to Coast walk in June, recently presented a cheque to the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance for £5518.70, following a special evening of celebration. The event which took place at St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh on Friday 6th September, was a chance for the fab four, Jim Sephton, Jimmy Wilding, Anthony Foster and Richard Groom, to share stories from their epic 192 mile walk across England, from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast, as well as a chance for them to thank the local community for their support. Local brewer Adnams, kindly donated wine for the evening, and Stuart from the Gables Bed and Breakfast in Hadleigh was a fitting MC. Jim Sephton said: “What a fantastic evening, which was made all the more enjoyable by the huge numbers of people who turned out to support us. Our grateful thanks to Adnams for their support and to Anthony for organising the nibbles. This walk came about because Jimmy had an ambition to walk the Coast to Coast so for all of us it’s was quite emotional to reach the end of the walk having experienced many highs and lows during the 12 days of the walk. Nike, the sports clothing company, have a slogan which is, Just Do It. If you have a dream then do it now. Dementia is a horrible illness and non of us knows what tomorrow brings so thanks to all of you who have supported us on Facebook and have given so generously to our chosen charity Hadleigh Dementia Alliance.” Tracey Loynds, development director at Abbeycroft Leisure said: “It was a really special evening, full of laughter and celebration of their amazing achievement. Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance is incredibly grateful for their donation. If you would like to know more about how you can get involved in making Hadleigh a dementia friendly community email us at

GIANT BOOK SALE Saturday 16th November Raydon Church, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Hardback, Paperback, Novels, Childrens, Reference and much more inc Bric-a-Brac

Hadleigh Community Primary School Will your child be eligible to start the Reception class in September 2020? Is their birthday between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016?

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12TH OCTOBER AT 7PM BILDESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL Tickets £10 and includes a Ploughmans Supper Half Price for under 12’s For tickets and more information call Suzanne 07912 389739

Hadleigh Choral Explores Elijah… The Ansell Centre was buzzing with excited chatter as the members of Hadleigh Choral Society and their guests gathered for an Open Rehearsal of our latest venture, Mendelssohn’s Elijah. But soon, Chris Phelps, our Musical Director called us to order with a few warm-up exercises and we were off into a rousing chorus of ‘Help, Lord!’. The afternoon was indeed an exploration into this amazing Oratorio telling the story of Elijah, the Old Testament prophet who called down a drought on the Earth because the people of Canaan had not listened to the true God but worshipped Baal. There ensues a famine, then miraculous rains; a huge battle against King Ahab in which thousands are slain and a jealous Queen Jezebel swears vengeance on the Prophet; revelations; fiery chariots with fiery horses and a whirlwind which takes Elijah to heaven. Such drama is reflected in the music with stirring choruses and descriptive arias, but there are also beautiful melodies and reflective passages for soloists, choir and audience to relish. We listened to recordings by different choirs and conductors, we sang some of the choruses, and we learnt about the composer Mendelssohn, who conducted the first performance of Elijah in Birmingham Town Hall in 1846 to great acclaim! We will be performing this masterpiece along with Colchester Symphony Orchestra and some brilliant young soloists, in St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh on Saturday 23 November at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from Choir members, see our website for details See us at Hadleigh On Show - Stand 81 in St Mary’s Church

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It is the season of mists and yellow fruitfulness, darker evenings and the SESAW £1 at Newton Green! Yes, we are back at the Village Hall, School Lane, CO10 0QS on 12th October with bargains for friends, family and pets, a raffle, homemade refreshments, free entry and parking. Meanwhile, at the Sanctuary are several dogs in need of new loving homes. Bruno is a two year old Jack Russell and Chihuahua cross. This little chap loves his walk and is fine with dogs his own size but afraid of bigger dogs. He would best suit an adult only household or maybe one with older children only. We also have Boris, a friendly Bedlington cross, only eighteen months old. He would do well with a hearing companion dog as he is deaf. Lady is a friendly, two year old female crossbreed. She needs an active owner as she is full of energy, would do well at agility and should be the only pet. As the days grow shorter we spend less time in the garden but there is something interesting going on in the shed. The fundraisers are busy sorting goods for the £1 Sale and they always include lots of doggy treats so I think it’s time they were supervised by me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888, Usually open 10-1pm Thurs-Sunday

Hadleigh Bowling Club A great day of bowling with many strongly contested matches on Finals Day. Congratulations to all who took part. “And the results?” I hear you cry. Winners Runners-up Drawn Mixed Triples P Miller, J Ahern C Joseph, J. White, Rowland, P Black T. Rowland Men’s Singles Championship M Barrand B Fletcher Men’s Singles Handicap S Sowman R Everett Men’s Pairs Drawn M Barrand, G Jones P Ashton, T Norman Ladies Singles Championship C Woollard D Miller Ladies Pairs Drawn C Woollard, P Horley R Powney, C Bourner Ladies Singles (Elsie May) M Joseph B Tryon Open Singles Championship M Bunn S Sowman Open Pairs Nominated P Ashton, T Norman S Sowman, R Everett Mixed Pairs Drawn R Austin, C Woollard M Barrand, L Finch Novice Cup R Everett C Powney 2 Wood Singles (Fed) M Barrand S Sowman 2 Wood Singles (BE) S Sowman T Norman Ladies 2 Wood Singles C Woollard P Horley So what’s left now the season’s over? Well, for some a few months of indoor bowls or wandering the villages of Suffolk trying to remember where they were living last March, and for others a desperate attempt to survive three months of Christmas and turning up at the club with their bowls hoping it’s not true. Please spare a thought for these poor souls during the festive season. If you’d like to try indoor bowls at the club we have friendly roll-ups on Sunday at 10am and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2.30pm. Or ring Jan Austin on 01473 828212. You’ll be made very welcome.



The DIY Deli Gravadlax Gravadlax is dry-cured salmon or trout, the key ingredient (apart from fish) being fresh dill. It is expensive to buy, but the price is not justified given how easy it is to cure at home. Special equipment needed Fish pliers; tweezers will remove the pin-bones if you have a grip like a vice; but purpose made pliers are much better; an excellent example is available from Wüsthof, priced at around £35. A long sharp (not serrated) knife with a straight edge; knives with any curvature on the edge present slices of uneven thickness with wastage at the edges. A plastic board that is longer than your fish. A glass, ceramic or food grade plastic dish long enough to contain your fish and wide enough to lay the fillets side by side. Lots of cling film. Scales capable of weighing 10g or less. Ingredients 1 large trout or small salmon about 1-2 kg, head off; it is better to use fish that has been previously frozen as this minimises any risk of bacterial infection; Sea salt, soft brown sugar:- 20g of each and 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper per kilo of filleted fish; A large bunch of dill; 1 tbsp gin per kilo of fish (optional, but it does have a tenderising effect on the brown meat around the lateral line of the fish); 1 red beetroot - around 50mm in diameter for 1 kg of fish; 60mm for 2kg; Extra virgin olive oil. Method 1. Fillet the fish into two sides, skin on, or get your fishmonger to do it for you; weigh the fillets to determine the amount of cure needed 2. Locate the pin-bones by running your finger along the fillet from tail to head; when pricked withdraw the offending article with your pliers 3. Freeze the boneless fillets and thaw when ready to cure it (optional) 4. Take a piece of cling film at least twice the size of the dish and place centrally, overlapping the dish on all sides; sprinkle salt lightly over the film that is in contact with the base; lay the fillets on the salted cling film, skin side down, with the thick edges touching 5. Mix the sugar salt and pepper together and sprinkle onto the fillets to achieve an even coating; rub in to ensure there are no voids 6. Lay half the dill on top - no need to take it off the stalks 7. Drizzle the gin, if desired, over the prepared fillets 8. Place one fillet over the other and wrap tightly in clingfilm to make a package that doesn’t allow any movement between the fillets; you will need at least two layers; return this wrap to the dish and place the board on top. Add weights such as glass paperweights or a dish of water. 9. Place the dish in the fridge and cure for 3 days, turning the wrap and replacing the board and weights every 12 hours; there may be a little seepage, but this is not critical 10. Remove the package from the fridge, unwrap and rinse off the excess cure with cold running water; pat dry with kitchen paper and set on fresh cling film, skin side down 11. Spread the remaining dill over the fillets; grate the peeled beetroot on top to cover them evenly 12. Drizzle a good amount of olive oil over the dressed fillets, but not enough to flow over into the dish 13. Pack the fillets in cling film as per step 7 and return to the fridge (without weighing down) for 6 hours, turning the package once after 3 hours 14. Open the package and carefully remove the beetroot and dill; pat dry with kitchen paper 15. Place the fish on a suitable board and slice thinly at a 45˚angle, tail first, with the sharp edge of the knife towards the tail. The slices should take the form of a letter D. Serving suggestion: this is excellent served as a starter with salad, in sandwiches, or as the star item on canapes. Storage: not suitable for freezing once cured; covered with cling film it will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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Hadleigh Swimming Club News It’s been a while since Hadleigh Swimming Club has shared what they’ve been up to but there has certainly been lots going on. Many of our swimmers (and one of the coaches) took part in this year’s Great East Swim at Alton Water back in June – a rare chance for competitive open-water swimming in Suffolk. That month also saw the final two rounds of the Suffolk ASA Summer League, where the Dolphins gave one of their best team performances for some time – well done to those who represented HSC. July saw the season close with an open meet hosted by TeamIpswich Swimming - the fun and prizes helped make up for the weary swimmers who were ready for their Summer break. September saw the new season open with a sprint meet at Felixstowe and the swimmers blew the cobwebs off with some encouraging performances. Now it’s heads down to get into shape for our annual Club Championships where we all come together for fun and the chance to take some club records. Good Luck to all our competitors. Our fingers are also crossed for former club member, Elliot Gladwell and our Team Manager, Val, who are both jetting off to Florida in October to take part in the World Biathle Championships. It just goes to show how far a start at Hadleigh Swimming Club can take you. We have been delighted to welcome new members over the past few months and the club is thriving. Why not come along for a trial and see what we have to offer? For more information on joining, please contact

Suffolk Rockets Netball Club The last few months have been very busy for the club getting ready for the new season. In July we had our annual presentation evening to celebrate all the players achievements during the season, Congratulations to Tanya Cotter who was awarded Outstanding Adult Player of the season and to Charlotte Clay for Outstanding Junior Player, both players showing commitment to their Netball journeys as well as starting their umpiring qualifications. We are extremely proud of our u14 team who managed to secure a place in the East Regional u14 division 1 league for the 2019/2020 season, this is a huge achievement for the club and the players and the girls will be playing some of the biggest clubs in the east region. The team had their first game on the 8th September and they won 30-23. Also on the 8th September our adult teams took to the court in the pre season league tournament, it was a fantastic day, well done to Suffolk Solar who got runners up in Division 2, and Suffolk Rockets who also finished runners up in Division 1. A great start to the season! On the 15th September we entered 2 junior teams into the Sudbury Adult tournament, its very important some of our junior players get to play senior netball, it provides them with a different experience especially a more physical side to the game. Our teams did fantastic, our u15 team finished 3rd in the Cup division, and our u16 team won the Plate division. Our u15 team was the youngest team in the competition, to finish the day in the top division and finishing 3rd was fantastic. Our new season has started but we still welcome new players! if you are interested in either our junior club or adult/back to netball/walking netball please email Hayley Walking Netball is taking place on Saturday 5th and 19th October 9am 10.30am at hadleigh high school, £5, no need to book just turn up! a fantastic fun and social session for all ages 14years plus, ladies and gentleman welcome, ideal for anyone wanting to get back into netball at a more relaxed pace, someone returning from injury or anyone who wants to try something a bit different! Hayley Greenhill - Head Coach facebook/twitter/instagram

Hadleigh Badminton Club Club Nights on Wednesdays 8 to 10 pm Hadleigh High Leisure Centre, Highlands Road All abilities and ages (14+) welcome Come and try a free test session on any club night For further information call Alan Hughes 01473 823517

The Rugby World Cup is Back!! (But Japan is a long way off) While Hadleigh RFC might not boast a stellar line up we offer the chance to watch live, highly competitive rugby in your own town. The Ram’s home fixtures over the next few weeks are: 28th September against Sudbury II 19th October against Braintree II 26th October against Halstead Templars Match Report - Saturday 14th September 2019, Eastern Counties Division 1 South. Hadleigh 24, Colchester III 28 The Rams used this game against a strong Colchester team to blow away the cobwebs of a pre-season lacking warm up games. That being said, Hadleigh started well, with Mikey O’Halloran touching down after Jake Kerr’s break and chip ahead in the second minute. The rest of the half saw the home team concede a shower of penalties resulting in nine points and regular good field position for Colchester. On fifteen minutes, one such penalty went for a lineout on the Hadleigh 5 metre line. The attacking team were able to add a further seven points from a simple catch and peel move. The boot was on the other foot late in the half when a quick tap penalty saw Kerr cross the Colchester line. He converted his own score. Disorganisation in the Rams defence from a scrum on the stroke of half time gave the away side an easy seven points and a lead of thirteen at the turnaround. Hadleigh regrouped in the interval and started to take the game to their opponents from the kick off. One flowing end to end move nearly resulted in a try. But with a tighter defence more dominance in the scrum and greater accuracy with the ball, The Rams started to really push on. They were rewarded on 50 minutes when Shawn Van Rensburg was able to evade the first tackle to crash over under the posts. Kerr converted. Five minutes later, O’Halloran spotted a gap behind the defence and sent a perfect chip over for Kerr to gather and touch down. With the conversion missed, Hadleigh had pulled themselves to within a point of the men in black. At this point, despite solid defensive work, Hadleigh showed their rustiness with some questionable decision making. The final score went to Colchester when their full back slotted a penalty from a scrum infringement. Overall, Hadleigh will be pleased with their performance. More game time and work on certain areas will lead to more consistent play from a young side that showed great enterprise and outscored their opponents by four tries to two.

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First Team Round Up Our busy fixture schedule continued during late August and September with matches up to September 14th mentioned follow my last notes a visit to F.C Clacton saw us gain a point in a 1-1 draw our cause not aided as we were down to ten men for some of the second half due to a second yellow card. Haverhill Rovers at home saw us gain three valuable points as we ran out winning 6-2 which set us up for our home F.A.Vase tie against Stotfold we repeated our last match score as we ran out winning 6-2 to gain a home match in the next round hosting Haverhill Borough, Stotfold's cause was not aided losing a player with only five minutes played to a straight red card. A mid week trip to Stowmarket saw us return empty handed losing 3-0 before a long trip to basement side Gorleston saw us gain a point in a 11 although with the chances we created this is a match we should have won. Haverhill Borough we next up on 14th September in the next round of the F.A.Vase which saw us winning 5-2 to see us in the First Round proper away to Leighton Town (Leighton Buzzard) on 12th October. Reserve Team Round Up An away trip to Wivenhoe Reserves saw us return home with all the points winning 8-2. Woodbridge away was next up in a Chell Trophy first round match which saw the result at 0-0 at full time so into a penalty shoot out to decide the winners with us winning by 4 penalties to 3 to see us host Halstead in the next round. Three points dropped in the next match on 7th Sept as we put in a below standard performance to lose 3-2 against Walsham-le-Willows but we got back on track on Tuesday 17th as our short trip to Whitton Utd saw us win 4-1 to gain three points Under 18's Round Up Wednesday 4th Sept saw us host Wisbech-St-Mary in the first round of the F.A. Youth Cup, which saw us put up a gallant fight but the visitors proved to strong in all areas to see them run out winning 6-1 on the night. Wednesday 11th Sept saw more Cup action as we hosted Kirkley & Pakefield Royals in a Suffolk F.A Youth mid -week cup match, with manager Tom Camp strengthening his squad, this match was played at a competitive pace which saw us win our first competitive match of the season 4-2 and a place in the next round Hadleigh Veterans (the golden oldies!) Both teams won their respective opening league matches of the season on 1st September, Sunday the 8th saw both teams in League Cup action with the Vets winning away at Kesgrave the ‘Brettsiders’ were beaten in a penalty shoot out by Lowestoft Town Vets, this despite coming from behind in normal time to get ahead only to let the lead slip. October Matches First Team 4th Oct (h) Woodbridge Tn, 8th Oct (a) AFC Sudbury Suffolk Prem Cup, 12th Oct (a) Leighton Tn F.A.Vase, 18th Oct (a) 0 Stanway Rovers. 22nd (h) Whitton if we win at Long Melford in League Cup, 26th Oct (h) Thetford Town, 2nd Nov (a ) Long Melford but tempting fate this is the next round date of the F.A.Vase will we be in it!! Reserves 5th Oct (a) Bildeston Res Suffolk Res Cup, 12th Oct (a) Stowmarket, 15th Oct (h) Halstead Chell Trophy, 19th Oct (h) Woodbridge, 26th (a) Cornard, 2nd Nov (a) Holland F.C. Under 18's 2nd Oct (h) Framlingham, 16th (h) Woodbridge, 23rd (h) Stowmarket, 31st (a) Coplestonians Vets 13th Oct (h) Cockfield, Brettsiders (a) Gt Blakenham, 20th Vets (h) Lowestoft (cup) 27th Oct Vets (a) Ipswich Revolution, Brettsiders (h) Coplestonians. So plenty of action for lovers of football - all these matches correct at time of going to press August 200 Club winners 1: Rolf Beggerow (9) £100, 2: Mark Ward (46 ) £50 Website Facebook - hadleigh united football club - official


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Hadleigh Cricket Club Sponsored by Celotex What a summer it has been for cricket – from England winning the World Cup to Ben Stokes’s heroics at Headingley – and it has also been one to remember at the Meadow. The 1st XI enjoyed their most successful season since 2013, finishing in 3rd place in Division 1 of the Two Counties Championship and winning silverware as Suffolk’s leading club. After Hadleigh’s Under-19s before their several years of struggling T20 final v Woolpit near the foot of the table no one could have predicted how Ben Wallis’s team would perform, but two additions have made a huge difference. Our overseas player Kudzai Maunze scored over 1,200 runs, including seven centuries, and took 38 wickets. After a slow start he found his form, ironically, after breaking a finger, and since July has been almost unstoppable, reeling off ton after ton. He has made a great impact with his coaching too. On his return to the club Dom Manthorpe has also been exceptional, making 700 runs and taking 37 wickets with both spin and seam bowling – sometimes in the same spell or even over! The 2nd team also joined in the fun, finishing in 6th place in Division 5. They have also endured some lean seasons but from almost the very first ball at Maldon in April this was to be a different story. Three wins at the start were followed by five out of six at the end, the highlight being a thrilling 1-run victory over Harwich in August. 14-year old Isaac Toombs has batted superbly all summer, scoring 500 runs at an average of 35. Elder statesmen Simon Gladwell (26 wickets) and Bloss Tampion (29 wickets) have once again carried the burden of the bowling, but they are looking at the progress of Oliver Clark with interest, with the hope of a little less work to do! Archie Wilkinson had a few games at the back end and upstaged everyone with a phenomenal innings of 181 at Earl Stonham. He hit 14 sixes, almost hit his own car, did smash the windscreen of someone else’s car, and was only out going for six sixes in one over. This was the 3rd highest individual innings by a Hadleigh player of all time, and the 7th best in all England and Wales club cricket on that day! We also reached the final of both T20 competitions. Our Under-19s were beaten by 44 runs by Woolpit in the final played at Hadleigh, and the boys will rue the 50 extras they gave away in Woolpit’s huge total of 194. The seniors beat Woodbridge in their semi-final but Haverhill were too strong for them in the Plate final. But both teams can be proud of how they have performed. The Ladies had something of a stop start season and didn’t win as many games as they would have liked, but were not always able to call on their strongest players. Nia Evans had a breakthrough season with the bat, scoring 152 runs and only being dismissed twice. Off the field we finally completed the pavilion project, replacing the 55-year old windows and doors, built a new paved area for players to sit (which, remarkably, they did!), held many fun events including Cocktail, Karaoke and Race nights, and the bar, taking inspiration from my batting and fielding, went contactless. It has been a fantastic season. Let’s do it all again next year! Gary Wiles


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