The Village Edition, June 2022

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Visit the Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh on Saturday 11th June Come and visit all the hidden gardens across Hadleigh on Saturday 11th June from 11am until 5pm. Entry is by programme, £5 per adult if purchased in advance from Keith Avis or The Idler Bookshop, or £6 per adult on the day from St. Marys Church. Lunches, snacks and refreshments will be available at St Mary’s Church with indoor and outdoor seating, where you’ll also find plants for sale. Stalls will be open in the Market Square, including Vegelicious of Hadleigh, Vicky’s Flowers, Love Lands Bee Line Honey, Jane’s Wildlife Plants, and Applewood Acres. So come and enjoy a wide range of gardens and take away lots of ideas, enjoy wandering round our beautiful and historic town and the market stalls, and pop in the shops. It’s a great day out and always very popular with visitors who come every year from across the region and beyond. Thank you to all our sponsors in our programme who are also listed on our website. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the historic St Mary’s Church and the Deanery Tower. hadleighgardens.co.uk Instagram: @hiddengardensofhadleigh Facebook: Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh

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Regional law firm, Holmes & Hills, which has an office in Sudbury as well as five other offices across the region, has grown rapidly in recent years, creating a large number of high-skilled jobs. In the past 18 months, Holmes & Hills has created 24 new roles, bringing the firm’s team of legal industry specialists to over 160 in number. The firm has seen increased demand in services from new and existing clients in Sudbury, the surrounding area and across the region. Providing services to owners and senior leadership of businesses operating in a wide range of industries, as well as local authorities, families and individuals, Holmes & Hills has expanded its team so as to provide commercial and private individual clients a single source of expert advice covering all of their legal needs. Recent specialist hires include employment law solicitor - Hilary Burgess; specialist commercial solicitors - Steven Crossman and Katherine Waumsley; specialist dispute resolution solicitor - Aimee Phillips; a specialist land and development solicitor - Chris Milner; a commercial property solicitor - George French - as well as an additional, specialist divorce solicitor Alexander Garrett, to name but a few. Holmes & Hills is independently recognised as a leading source of specialist legal advice in the region across several areas of law by two independent directories of the UK’s top law firms - The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Reviewing the Sudbury law firm, editors at the Legal 500 recognised, in particular, Holmes & Hills’ specialist team of Family Law solicitors as being a ‘strong choice for advice on financial settlements that often involve issues over high-value matrimonial assets, pensions, and business interests’ as well as excelling at Children Act cases. Moreover, Partner and head of the Family Law team, Carol Toulson is personally ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’, highlighting her as one of the best family and divorce solicitors in the region. Moreover, the firm is also continually recognised as having a truly expert team of Planning Law solicitors. The firm’s eight strong Planning and Development Team has been recognised as one of top teams of expert Planning Law solicitors in the country by Planning Magazine, a leading national publication for planning and property professionals, on several occasions. Holmes & Hills continues to recruit and expand its team of specialists, currently actively recruiting for 18 positions across its six offices. Clients can access the firm’s full range of specialist legal services from its Sudbury office, with appointments available to be arranged in person, via telephone or video call – call 01787 275275 or email advice@holmes-hills.co.uk. www.holmes-hills.co.uk

Stour Valley u3a Make the most of life once you’re no longer in full time work and explore new ideas, skills and interests. Across the UK, u3a members are learning, staying active and having fun in later life. It’s local, social, friendly, low-cost and open to all. Monthly meetings and lectures on the second Wednesday of the month at 2pm at Constable Hall East Bergholt. On 11th May, Ralph Jackman's lecture - "How to become a Roman Emperor". Many interest groups are now active such as walking, garden visits, sports, dining and regular quiz evenings are always popular. Coffee mornings on the first Friday of the month at 10am in the Lambe School East Bergholt. Please visit our website for more information and contact details u3asites.org.uk/stourvalley


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Hadleigh Old School Pop Up Art Sale in St Mary’s Hadleigh Old School is going ‘on the road’ as we decamp from our regular art gallery to host a pop-up art sale at The Midsummer Festival of Flowers, Music and Art, at St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh. The South Chapel of the church will be filled with artwork on the themes of ‘flowers’ and ‘music’. Hadleigh Old School will be offering a selection of works from our ‘Benton End’ Collection – including Poppies by Joan Warburton, a watercolour painted in 1969 and, ‘Spring and Summer Flowers’, a large floral study by Sir Cedric Morris that was recently exhibited at the FirstSite event celebrating The East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing. On the music theme there will be a silk screen print of ‘George Melly Singing’ by Maggi Hambling. Maggi recently kindly restored the painting of the head of Christ which is on permanent display in the church. Suffolk artists have risen to the ‘music’ and ‘flower’ challenge by creating pieces in many forms – from watercolour paintings to photographs, sculpture and in textiles. It will be a return to Hadleigh for Sandra Wall Armitage, former President of the Society of Botanical Artists, following her successful solo show in the town last year. She will be joined by fellow SBA member Janie Pirie, who recently showcased a collection of beautiful pictures of Roses at a gallery in London. Christopher Ryland will offer a single work called ‘Flowers and Music’ – painted as he listened to classical music! This will the first chance to see Ryland’s work in Hadleigh and he plans to stage a full show later in the year. Clare Dawson will offer photographic prints – her pictures of Irises proved to be popular at our Christmas Fayre. The textile group Feed Dogs Down feature tulips in two pieces and a third depicts a magnificent firebird inspired by Stravinsky. Cris Coe is working on a special new sculpture, with vibrant colours swirling across metallic orbs, as well as a new charcoal portrait. Marc Morphew presents a mixed media piece that gives tribute to, and studies the flowers of nature and Earth’s Garden, together with a study of sounds from St Mary’s. Last but certainly not least in terms of new works by local artists, Father Jo Delfgou is creating a special work. The sales commission from purchases made will go towards the repair of the church and Deanery Tower via the Friends of St Mary’s. The Festival commences with a preview at 7pm on Friday 24th June (please email hello@hadleigholdschool.co.uk to request your invitation) and then open 10am – 5pm Saturday 25th June and 1pm – 5pm Sunday 26th June. Full details of the whole Midsummer Festival including a special concert and original floral creations can be found in a full-page notice in this magazine. Date for your diary: Next month we return to our normal venue in Bridge Street on 8th July 2022 with a solo show by Hazel Bradshaw

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Layham Village Hall had a very successful book sale on Sunday 15th May raising £474 towards funds. It was good to see the hall busy with so many people, some stopping for a cup of tea of coffee and a chat. A big thank you to Morrisons for the refreshments and carrier bags, HCN for advertising, and to the many people who donated books and gave their time to make the event such a success.

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BIENVENIDO AL VERANO Welcome to Summer! Enjoy the authentic tastes and flavours of Summer from “Sibarita” - Spain’s Organic Larder. Sibarita’s fantastic range of traditional, gourmet foods from artisan, family-owned Spanish producers dedicated to quality and the environment is available online at www.sibarita.co.uk. • New products have now been added to our already extensive range of over 200 high-quality products, many of which are vegetarian, vegan, and organic. • New products include tuna and anchovy products from Arroyabe, a high-quality producer for over 100 years – AVAILABLE FROM 1ST JUNE! • Sibarita’s amazing range of 32 soups includes no less than 9 different gazpachos. As well as the traditional Gazpacho we are all familiar with, there is “Avocado & Artichoke”, “Beetroot”, “Carrot and Orange”, “Apricot and Pumpkin”, “Organic Watermelon”, “Cucumber & Celery” and “Apple”. Instant, different, tasty and perfect for summer in convenient two-portion 500ml bottles. • For a warm soup that is different, tasty, healthy and organic, try “Lentil with Kombu Seaweed and Thongweed” or “Petits Pois with Corn and Coconut” or “Courgette with Quinoa” or “Green Vegetable with Kombu Seaweed and Thongweed” or “Pumpkin with Quinoa and Kombu Seaweed”. • Sibarita’s beans and chickpeas go as well in salads as with warm meals. A quick, easy and delicious example is a tuna and bean salad with all the ingredients necessary available from “Sibarita” except for fresh onions: Arroyabe tuna, cooked beans, thin slices of fresh onion and vinaigrette to your choice. An excellent summer dish that can easily be adapted to your personal taste. • Use your own culinary skills and imagination to produce gourmet salads from Sibarita’s wide selection of jars of preserved and cooked vegetables.

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Tuna and Anchovy products now available from Sibarita Sibarita’s shipment of tuna and anchovy products has arrived in Liston and will be available online from 1st June. The producer is La Gaviota S.L. whose Arroyabe brand is renowned for its quality. Established in 1898, “Arroyabe” is located in the picturesque Basque town of Bermeo which has the largest fishing fleet in the Bay of Biscay. A new factory was built in 1996 to combine technical innovation with traditional artisan skills and to meet the growing demand for tuna in glass jars. It remains a family business passed from generation to generation. Arroyabe is MSC certified which requires fisheries to be sustainable and for business to trade in certified seafood. Arroyabe’s products also comply with Friend of the Sea Criteria for Sustainable Fisheries. Friend of the Sea is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, whose mission is the conservation of the marine habitat. All Siberita’s tuna products are Dolphin Safe certified to ensure the tuna does not come from vessels that chase and encircle herds of dolphins. Sibarita has both White Tuna, “Bonito” and Yellowfin Tuna. The White Tuna is caught by traditional “pole and line” fishing. Fish are carefully selected. How is the Tuna prepared? • On receiving the Tuna, the belly, or “ventresca” is removed – this is the ultimate Tuna delicacy available in small cans from Sibarita. • Depending on the size of the fish, it is left whole, or cut it into sections which are cooked carefully in water and brine with each piece cooked for just the right length of time needed. • The sections of fish are cleaned, skin, bones, fins etc removed and the fillets are cut ready for packaging. • Finally, they are manually packaged and the liquids to cover them are added: olive oil, brine, or flavoured sauces, followed by sterilisation and final cooling. The production process is highly-skilled and carried out by an experienced artisan workforce. The end-result is nothing like the tinned tuna we are used to in the UK. Sibarita is presently working on translations of Arroyabe’s excellent selection of recipes. These should start to be available on www.sibarita.co.uk early in June – they will include fantastic salads and summer dishes. Sibarita has also now received a delivery of the highly popular Giant Mills of Carmencita spices, salts and peppers to replenish stocks a number of which were out of stock and including some new products. Call Sibarita on 01255 245201 or 01787 323933 09.00-17.00, Mon to Fri or send an email at any time: hello@sibarita.co.uk

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Fred Breyer The Breyer Family are sad to announce the passing of Fred Breyer peacefully at Hadleigh Hall Nursing Home on 15.5.22. A service will take place on 8/6/22 at 13:45 at St. Mary's Church, Hadleigh. All friends of Fred welcome to attend and afterwards at The British Legion, Hadleigh.

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Learning and Growing Together Introducing our NEW After-School Wrap Around Care At Bildeston Primary School we are very lucky to have a thriving Breakfast club. This is staffed every morning from 8am – 8.40am. To compliment this provision, we recently started our After-School Wrap Around Care which runs daily from 3.15 pm - 5.00 pm across our federation, therefore accepting children from Whatfield when provision is needed. A nutritious snack and drink are provided, along with a variety of activities for the children to engage in. This provision is available at different price brackets/times to suit your daily requirements. Take a look at our website for further details at https://www.bildestonprimaryschool.co.uk/clubs/ U9 Tennis Event Four of our children in Kingfisher class attended an U9 Mini Tennis event at Hadleigh High School. They did very well as this is an event we had not attended before. Junior Road Safety Officers Our Junior Road Safety Officers have been busy producing a wonderful notice board which includes entries for their recent competitions and lots of information to keep our children safe. Well done girls! Ground Breaking Greeks The KS2 topic this term is predominantly history based. The children will learn about the developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, they will focus on the city state of Athens in the classical age, exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece. The children looked at the chronology of ancient Greece and its place in world history. The children gained an overview of each period and made comparisons between the periods. Hadleigh Show Competition Winners Well done to Freddie, Matilda, Elsie, Ellie, Penelope and Jenson. They all won prizes for their super Hadleigh show competition entries this year. The children’s brief was to design an A4 programme cover for the Hadleigh Show and we sent in lots of wonderful entries across all age groups. Annual Book Fair Parents and children were invited to our book fair which we were able to run in school. We raised a total of £495 which gave us just under £200 in commission to spend on books for our schools – thank you all for your kind support! If you are considering Bildeston Primary as a school for your child, we would welcome a visit. Please phone the office on the number below. We would love to meet you. Bildeston Primary School Newberry Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7ES Telephone: 01449 740269 Website: www.bildeston.suffolk.sch.uk

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Violet celebrates her 107th birthday at Hadleigh Nursing Home A family spanning five generations came together at Hadleigh Nursing Home to celebrate the 107th birthday of Violet Honeybun. Mrs Honeybun, who has lived at the Kingsley Healthcarerun home since the start of the year, said her big day was made extra special by the appearance at her party of great-great grandchildren Michael, Sophie, Ethan, Freddy and Effy. The daughter of a Thames lighterman and one of eight children, Mrs Honeybun grew up in Erith, in south-east London. After leaving school, she was a civil servant up to the Second World War when she volunteered as an air raid warden. She had met her future husband Henry in 1935 and they wed in 1938; he joined the Grenadier Guards during the war and was footman to Lord Lascelles, the Queen’s cousin. Mrs Honeybun recalled that when Lord Lascelles married in Westminster Abbey after the war she and her husband were invited to the wedding. After the war she did a variety of jobs, from working in Woolworth’s to being a personnel manager in the Post Office. Mrs Honeybun said she never learned to drive because her husband, who later became a bus driver, drove them everywhere. Her husband sadly passed away on their 40th wedding anniversary. During her life, Mrs Honeybun has enjoyed a variety of interests, from knitting and crochet, making many jumpers for her growing family, to ballroom dancing and travelling. She was also a member of a theatre group, selling tickets and helping with costumes and rehearsals. When asked what was the secret behind her long life, Mrs Honeybun, who lived in her own home with carer support until moving to Hadleigh Nursing Home, said: “Drinking lots of nice, hot cups of tea!” www.hadleighhall.care

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Hadleigh Orchestra celebrates 40 years! We are excited to announce that we are holding our annual summer concert on Sunday June 19th at 7.00pm with music from Haydn Clock Symphony, 1st movement of Schumann Piano Concerto, and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, including "The Great Gates of Kyiv". This is great news as we have been unable to hold concerts during the pandemic and had to cancel our Christmas concert at short notice. As we are celebrating the Orchestra being 40 years old we are inviting past and present musicians and supporters to join us during the interval for a glass of wine and piece of birthday cake! There is no charge for entry but we do accept donations, which this year it seems appropriate, will go towards the appeal for Ukraine via DEC.

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We hope those of you who visited us at the Hadleigh Show last month had a wonderful time, and said ‘Hello’ to our Hollow Trees Team. This month, you’re in for another treat, as we take to the stage at the Taste of Sudbury Festival on Saturday 18th June! We won’t give too much away, but one of your favourite Butchers, alongside a Hollow Trees ‘rising star’, will be giving you some culinary tips and tricks. You will need tickets for this event (but we’re sure most of you have got that sorted!). If you’re yet to purchase them, pop along to our Farm Shop where we’ve got them on sale. In addition, we will be showcasing some local seasonal produce, Hollow Trees favourites, and a chance to learn what Hollow Trees Farm is really all about. If you love dining in our Farm Café, and enjoy exploring our Plant Centre, keep your eyes peeled this month…We’ve got an exclusive June offer to tempt your tastebuds and get your green fingers growing! Have you enjoyed Alfresco Dining Hollow Trees style yet? Perfect patio space for sunny days. 01449 741247 www.hollowtrees.co.uk

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We are a small, friendly group and we meet every second Tuesday of the month at the 32nd Scout Hut in Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich IP2 9TH from 10.30 to 3.00. Parking is available. We are primarily a machine knitting group with lots of other craft related interests and have recently been admitted to the Knitting and Crochet Guild. The Hall is spacious with facilities for wheelchair users. We offer tea and coffee and have the facilities of a kitchen at our disposal. If you would like to join us please contact: Sue Cousins at sue.cousins@btinternet.com



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Elmsett School Enrichment Our School Life is finally back to normal and now with SAT’s behind us for this year the children are enjoying trips and local visits plus extracurricular activities. As our Year 6 children prepare with their transition to High School, we also help support them by attending Crucial Crew in Sudbury. Here they learn through different scenarios delivered by the emergency services how to help, keep safe and what to do in emergency or life-threatening situations. During the 3-hour session they learn about fire safety, alcohol and drug misuse, water safety, making a 999 call and how to administer first aid. Whilst we hope they never have to use these skills; in the event they are required they will be better prepared and can make a real difference to those in need. Environment As an Eco School we signed up to be part of the Great British Litter Pick, our older children worked with the younger children around the school site and play park. Groups of children collected rubbish in Buckles Wood and around the village playing field. We collected 10 bags of rubbish in total! We also joined The Big Plastic Count, for a week we recorded at home the different types of plastic we use and how much, the data was submitted to Greenpeace. Sport All our children took part in the Chance to Shine Cricket engagement day. For some it was an introduction to cricket and for others it was a chance to improve their technique, skills and game in the workshops delivered by coaches from Suffolk Cricket. We took our U9’s Girls to a 4 vs 4 Football Festival organised by School Games at Ipswich Town Football Club. The girls were encouraged to make their own decisions in the game but above all it was enabling them to grow in confidence, improve their game and to show respect to each other. The girls were a credit to the school, they showed great sportsmanship and of course they were thrilled when they scored a few goals too! Sports Tokens for School We are collecting the Sports Tokens for Schools being printed daily in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. We hope to be in with a chance of winning a share of £20,000 of sports equipment. Tokens can be brought into the School Office up to Monday 18th July, thank you. All welcome As we look forward to welcoming our new Reception Children in September 2022, we have spaces in other year groups. If you would like to arrange to visit Elmsett School please contact the School Office on 01473 658303 or admin@elmsettschool.co.uk to make an appointment for a tour and opportunity to meet staff to discuss how we can support your child through their primary education. More information can be found on our website www.elmsettschool.co.uk

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Women’s Tour of Britain Hadleigh - Monday, 6th June Hadleigh will see 100 of the world’s best female cyclists racing from Colchester to Bury St Edmunds for stage 1 of the event on Monday, June 6th. It is anticipated that they will come along Benton Street for a sprint section on the High Street at approximately 1 - 1.30pm. Hadleigh Cycling Club has always supported women and girls who already enjoy cycling as well as those who would like to try it to gain in confidence and fitness. One of our members is Maureen Nichols who is 82 and regular cycles and we also have young girls who are competing in regional cycling competitions. In our experience cycling is a safe activity for everyone and promoting safe cycling is a core aim of the club. We are aware that cycling is perceived as male-biased, and we want to change that balance. We believe HCC stands out as a club that supports women as seen by: • the number of women cycling in and around Hadleigh • the strong presence of women on the HCC committee • the personal support and welcome given by the men on rides and on the committee In addition, we are pro-actively supporting women cyclists by: • running coaching events and organised rides that are inclusive and some that are specifically for women • offering a variety of group rides that are led by women riders on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings. • working to improve cycling facilities in and around Hadleigh • holding sessions on roadside repairs such as changing an inner tube • linking with external support through Suffolk’s Women on Wheels events and the British Cycling Breeze programme. • For some years Hadleigh Cycling Club has run Get Back on your Bike sessions for women of all ages who want to improve their cycling skills. Gale Pryor, Coach and Committee member said, “Since we began the sessions, we’ve had a terrific time. Some riders were complete novices when they started, others had simply lost their confidence. We’ve gone from the playground, to the Railway Walk and onto the road, in 6 weeks. We are considering running similar events in 2022 so if you are interested in finding out more, please contact me on 07811 435 883”. The Club runs social rides on Sundays which usually begin at 9.00am from The George and there is a café stop. The ride is weather dependant so, if in doubt, check our Facebook page @hadleighcyclingclub or visit www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk

Erica Pomerans It is with great regret that I have to report the death of my mother, long-term Polstead resident Erica Pomerans. She died in Ipswich Hospital on Easter Sunday morning of congestive heart failure. At her request the family had a private cremation, but there will be a memorial gathering at Polstead Church in the near future, open to all those who knew her, the date to be announced. Erica was a former member of the Parish Council and its Chairman for many years. She was also a Trustee of the Village Hall, but the contribution to the village of which she was most proud was her role as one of the founder members of the still-thriving Polstead Community Shop. We are putting together a memory book, to include as many memories of Erica as possible – if you would like to contribute, please write your thoughts on a postcard and drop it in at Polstead Village Shop, if possible by June 15th. Also, any photographs that you may have would be gratefully received. Jan Pomerans

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Ken’s SESAW News Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare Reg charity no 1124029

There goes Kenneth, the smallest dog at SESAW, strutting around the garden like the big boss. He is oblivious to me, quietly sunning myself whilst engaged in a little bird watching. Of course I have no chance of catching the blue tits as they dart in and out of an old nesting box. Those conscientious parents enter with fat grubs and exit with their babies’ white droppings. I’m glad I’m a cat! A robin accompanies Tanya as she loads the wheelbarrow with the dogs’ evening meals. He helps himself to the dinners, flying back and forth to his family. Blackbirds forage about the garden for food, probably descendants of those nursed back to health by Mother. Avian Flu restrictions were lifted at the beginning of May, just in time for our geese. The female is sitting on a clutch of eggs and woe betide anyone who gets too close! Turning to the animals awaiting rehoming, this is an appeal for Polly, a devoted mother cat and her one remaining kitten. She was found in a poly tunnel with five offspring, all but one now rehomed. Why? Because, like me, they are black and so they are overlooked. If you are the person who can offer them a loving home, please leave a phone message or email straight away. It's nearly dark and time for a snack before to patrolling the grounds. One of my ex-SESAW pals who now lives outside Hadleigh says he is tantalised by Nightingales singing at night. He will have to resign himself to dinner in the kitchen, just like me, Ollie (the Black) Cat. Watch out for Oak Processionary Moth Caterpillars which can make people and pets extremely unwell. One of our volunteers had to seek emergency aid for her sick cat recently after it spent time in the garden. The Vet suspected the illness was caused by the nasty insect when the worried owner recalled there was a caterpillar where puss was sitting earlier in the day. Apart from losing one of her nine lives, the cat is fully recovered, her relieved owner has gained a few grey hairs! Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP 01787 210888 www.sesaw.co.uk

“Sumer Is I-Cumen In, Lhude Sing Cuccu” Medieval Rota: Summer Canon So Why Not Join Us - The Arts Society South Suffolk - For The Last Lecture Of The Season The Arts Society offer a series of 10 illustrated hourly talks given by experts in all aspects of the Arts in the Village Hall, Long Melford CO10 9JQ. The new season’s programme commences in September. Watch this space for full details. In the meantime, Try Us For Free before planning your autumn diary! Contact: Carole Ashton Membership Secretary by tel/email, 07766 107880 / creevesashton@gmail.com quoting code VCN 13 Tuesday 21 June At 2 pm From Peasants To Czars: A Portrait Of 19th Century Russia From the snowy enigmatic landscapes of painters Isaac Levitan and the majestic forests of Ivan Shiskin to the moving portraits & epic panoramas of Ukranian born Ilya Repin (1844-1930) only hardened cynics will fail to be unmoved by the power of Russian realism art.

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Hadleigh Garden Club We enjoyed a very inspirational talk at our May meeting presented by local garden designer Rebecca Wallman seen here in this picture. After a technical hitch she was able to deliver her talk but without pictures, however we could later view them on a laptop. Her advise and guidance on planting and hard landscaping was invaluable. The Beth Chatto trip will be on June 14th so there will be no actual club meeting in June. Contact Maggie on 01473 827082 for information. Our next meeting on July 11th will be “Hostas - a new perspective”. Do come along to the Guildhall at 7.30. By the time you read this the Chelsea Flower Show will be over for another year. Back to its normal time in May after last year’s temporary move to September due to Covid. I have been lucky enough to go several times and it is a really special event but the television coverage gives us an extensive view to enjoy from our homes and may I say less tiring but without the intoxicating fragrances! The list of gardens to visit and plant sales over the coming weeks is endless. In particular our Hadleigh Hidden Gardens on June 11th. We will have a plant sale at Toppesfield Mill House selling plants donated by our members. So hope to see you there to pick up a bargain. As always our meetings welcome guests at £4 . We have a monthly competition, raffle and refreshments as well as a variety of speakers. Email: hadleighgardenclub@gmail.com

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The second of three concerts performed by the Lavenham Sinfonia will be on Sunday June 19th 20022 starting at 19:00 hrs. Each concert this season will be led by a series of guest conductors who will bring many exciting interpretations of both familiar works, and some less well known. For the second concert David Hammond conducts the Orchestra. David started his musical career playing the French Horn. He later joined the Army and rose to be Director of Music for the Household Cavalry including the “Trooping the Colour ceremony.” He has authored a book entitled “British Army Music in the Interwar Years.” He is also Musical Director of the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra. The concert opens with the Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod composed in 1885 for the Societe de Musique pour instruments a Vent and first performed in Paris. It is scored for Flute, Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoons, and Horns. It will be followed by the Cello Concerto No.1 by Camille Saint-Saens. Composed in 1872, he wrote the work for the distinguished Belgian cellist Auguste Tolbecque who was the soloist for the first performance in Paris the following year. The soloist in June is the young cellist, Dominic Blanchard. Dominic is currently studying for his master’s degree at the Royal College of Music. He has performed regularly with various London orchestra’s including the London Mahler Orchestra. Dominic will be playing the Collin-Mezin ‘Rothermere’ instrument kindly loaned to him by the Cherubim Music Trust. The concert concludes with the immensely popular Symphony No.4 “Italian” by Felix Mendelsohn. This is best known and most popular of the composers five symphonies reflecting the music and atmosphere the composer experienced in Italy during his grand tour. It was first performed in London in 1833 with Mendelsohn conducting. Please do reserve the date for the concert which I am sure will reflect the warmth of the long summer evenings as we approach the Summer Solstice. The concert starts at 19:00 and tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/lavenham-sinfonia. Do come and join us at Lavenham Church!

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Hintlesham and Chattisham C of E Primary School Mini Monsters Visit - Our Early Years and Key Stage 1 class were visited by the Mini Monsters company. They were introduced to a variety of creatures, learning all about their natural habitat and behaviours. We met a giant African land snail, an African millipede, a tarantula, a corn snake and a crested lizard. For many children this was their first opportunity to come face-to-face (literally in some cases) with these creatures. All of the children were given the opportunity to hold or touch them during the talk. Some of the teachers were even brave enough to take part too. One of the biggest surprises was that an African millipede felt like a hairbrush moving across our hands.

After School Club Excitement - this term we are expanding our After School Club offer to include Street Dance which includes Rock and Roll and freestyle disco. The excitement has been palpable across the school with popular tunes heard from every corner. The children have been learning new moves to the music and ensuring they fit with the beat. Each child is designing their own choreography too. Hintlesham & Chattisham C of E Primary School www.hintleshamchattishamschool.com

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Both Alice and John Bloomfield had a very deep love of Hadleigh and its church and Deanery Tower so it seemed appropriate to gather their writings together and produce a book to be sold in aid of the “Friends” of the Church and as a memorial to them both. The result “John’s Jottings”. John Bloomfield was born and brought up in Hadleigh, his mother Alice came to Hadleigh from Reminiscences of John Bloomfield Norfolk to work at “Holbecks”. They each set out and his mother Alice to write about life as they experienced it through times of great change.- sadly neither of them lived to complete the task they had set themselves. Alice covered her girlhood in rural Norfolk and finished with life in service at Holbecks in the 1920’s. John wrote about Hadleigh as seen through a child’s eyes in the late 1930’s and the war, then on into the early 1950’s and joining the RAF. Their anecdotes can perhaps be read as a set of stories. Their memories of events may or may not be quite the same as those of others living through them, nevertheless they reveal interesting local and social history. The book is now on sale at: St Mary’s Church Office (Tues-Fri, 10-12) The Idler Bookshop and Keith Avis Newsagents Price £8.00

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French’s Care Haven Hello to our readers, I hope you have enjoyed the spring weather, it is so nice to see the flowers and trees coming back to life and the wild life activity. Talking about activity, we had some on our open world donkey day, it was lovely to see families greeting and feeding our donkeys and saying hello to our ponies that live next door to our donkeys. Let’s start with our first thank you, which must go out to Julie, Bex and Laura, they raised £175 in the White Hart in Boxford, great job ladies. Locals in Boxford were also kind enough to fill our donation pot in The Boxford post office, so thank you for your kindness and thank you to Richard who runs the post office for taking our donation pot into his shop. The pot is empty again now, so please carry on putting your coins in for us at French’s when you visit the post office next time, as I always say every £1 counts in keeping our charity going. One of our volunteers Debbie is raising money for French's Care Haven and BNatural by doing her yearly Scarecrow competition, the Grand draw will be in Bildeston for the jubilee weekend. The draw will take place on Friday 3rd June 8pm at Chamberlin Hall Bildeston. Here is a great photo of Debbie and her husband playing the parts of Worzel and Aunt Sally, they will be selling tickets on Bildeston market square from 10am - 1pm on Saturday 28th May Prizes to include: Meal for two at the Bildeston Crown, £50 Amazon voucher, Meal for two at the Lindsey Rose, Two cases of Mauldons beer, Corncraft cream tea, ITFC goody bag, Fish and chips for two from The Travelling Friar......plus hampers and lots more. If anyone cannot attend and would like to donate, Call Debbie on 07948 083769. Pamela who we let you know in the last months news is doing an 80 mile bike ride for her 80th birthday to raise money for us, Pamela also does a great job volunteering at our farm and some days she brings her granddaughter Flo to help, Flo loves Lucy our therapy dog and here is a sweet photo of them both together. We are looking forward to our BBQ open day, which is on the 26th June. Make a note in your diary for this great day out. We look to start at 12.30pm and will be selling cakes and books on our own stalls and we welcome any other people who would like to reserve a place for their stall/table for £8. Last year we had such a lovely open day with lots of smiling people and a very busy chef Dr John Flather, who cooked up some tasty treats, John is one of our weekly volunteers and will be back on chef duty on the 26th. Please come along and have some lunch while seeing our animals and saying hello to them all. For more information call our fund raising lady Sharon on: 07999 051401. Tell your friends and family about our open day on the 26th June, as we would like all the local villages to know about our events and come along, for you to see and appreciate the hard work we do to help animals in need and the help we give people young and old who suffer with depression, anxiety or loneliness. We will look forward to meeting you all on our BBQ open day, our address is: Mannings Farm Barn, Castlings Heath, CO10 5EU. Our Charities entrance is a metal gate to the right of Mannings main entrance, with FCH on the gate posts. You can also arrange a visit by appointment on any other day, contact Jann on the main number below. If you would like to be one of our volunteers and join our small team, we would love to meet you and show you what is needed daily and how you can help keep our animals happy and loved. French’s is a charity on your doorstep, can you help, either with time, donations, or sponsorship. You are welcome to come along and meet our animals. Call me for an appointment. Jann on: 07747 755556 or email: jann.turner@hotmail.co.uk Website: Frenchs Care Haven.org.uk

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Hadleigh Healing Society We are able to offer that listening ear to those who are troubled at this time when there are so many uncertainties in our everyday lives. The world is undergoing so many upheavals and you ask yourself what next will I have to deal with. Some find this so unsettling, our registered healers are there to listen, not make judgements all in the strictest confidence. A trouble shared is a trouble halved so the old saying goes. If you feel we could help you please contact us either by telephone on 01473 823282 (answer machine) leaving a contact number or log onto Hadleigh Healing Society Facebook Page for an appointment.

Hadleigh Tennis Club flying boat mystery Many readers will be familiar with the operations of seaplanes and flyingboats at nearby Felixstowe over the years 1913-1962, with the former seaplane base now largely occupied by the container port of Felixstowe Docks. On completion of their operational lives, several of the larger flyingboat hulls were taken to the hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry and repurposed as houseboats, providing picturesque accommodation. In addition, the nose-section of a ‘Felixstowe F5’ flyingboat was used as a garden potting-shed in Seaton Road. The F5 nose was recovered and restored, now on display at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Intriguingly, the Museum also has the remains of a second F5 nose-section, with reports indicating it was used as a changing room at Hadleigh Tennis Club. However, very little is known about its time in Hadleigh or subsequent recovery. Do you remember the flyingboat(s)? The author of this short article, Phil Boak (swordfish200@aol.com), would be very interested to hear from anyone with further memories, information or anecdotes concerning the flyingboat at Hadleigh, as well as any unpublished images, newspaper cuttings, postcards or other original source material.

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Charity Seeks New Trustee Following the retirement of one of its long-serving members, Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity seeks a co-opted trustee to serve for a term of five years. This voluntary position is unpaid. A feoffment is a trust and is usually set up to administer charitable donations. The Grand Feoffment Charity, founded in 1497 under the will of Archdeacon Pykenham, is responsible for the upkeep of the town’s 31 almshouses and the Row Chapel, the appointment of new almshouse residents and the management of its tenanted land. The Charity meets approximately every four to six weeks on a Wednesday evening. There are no formal qualifications required but Trustees have a wide range of skills and abilities in order to carry out the Charity’s role. Anyone interested should write by June 30th, outlining their reasons for applying, to: The Collector and Managing Agent, Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity, Office 20, Hadleigh Business Centre, Crockatt Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP7 6RH

Brett Valley Collective are proud to present their new play, ‘Village Hall Matters’ Following the success of their last play, ‘Office Clippings’ in 2019, Brett Valley Collective are proud to present their new comedy drama, ‘Village Hall Matters’. In the year 2019 BC (Before Covid), a group of lonely, socially awkward misfits find solace in the weekly committee meetings, where the ‘oh-so-important’ matters of the village are discussed amidst their constant sniping at each other. But when the village hall is under threat of demolition, the committee members must all pull together and find a way to save the beating heart of their community. Thursday 9th, Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June The Old School, Bridge Street 7.00pm for 7.30pm Bar and raffle available Tickets are available from The Flying Guardsman on the High Street or The Old School on Bridge Street. Suggested donation: £5.00. BVC are very proud to be supporting the charity, CALM (Campaign for Living Miserably), a mental health charity supporting those who are struggling with life, no matter who they are, where they come from or what they are going through. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. CALM exists to change this by offering life-saving services, provoking national conversation, and bringing people together to make life worth living.

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A long standing partner charity Chernobyl Aid UK has kindly organised a lorry packed to the roof with items of household, white goods, furniture, hygiene & medical supplies, bedding, kitchen and cooking items, construction materials and many other high value and desperately needed supplies to go specifically to the areas of Ukraine which have been under occupations. Many households lost practically everything they had where often the complete content of their homes went missing from cutlery to used clothing - this is if their homes remained standing. They have generously sourced all the aid and sponsored the cost of delivery. They loaded the lorry on Saturday, 30th April and it arrived to Chelm, Poland on Wednesday where CCLL's partner charity Yeleon arranged for the delivery to be off-loaded into a warehouse and a lorry from Ukraine is due to collect it on Thursday to take the whole load to Borodyanka Centre for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of Residents. The loaded lorry is quite diverse. Many items are there to help people repair their homes and return them to some sort of liveable state, furniture will go to kit out porta cabin homes currently being set up for 125 families. There are items for disabled people that will go to a local care home for adults and children with mental disabilities that had lost most of their content during occupation - it used to care for over 400 patients. As you can see we are trying to scoop the sea with a tea spoon but every additional 'scoop' we arrange makes a very real difference to people's lives! Again, we are supporting people who appear to slip through the “net” of the larger organisations. Thank you to everyone who made it possible. If you can support our Charity to donate please txt CCLLUKRAINE + 3, 5 or 10 to 70085 to donate 3,5, or 10 pounds. If you have any items we could sell in our Ebay shop to help raise funds pleas do contact me, we are very grateful for all support received. Elizabeth Parker, Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline 01449 760343; 07771 550868

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As you can see from the photo, not everyone WALKED the May bank holiday walk! However those boys did complete the route to Polstead, congratulations to them for their energy and good humour. Our thanks to all the people who came up to the Centre on 1st May and strode out in our support, raising over £800 towards our running costs. Thank you to the cake makers too, their reputation ensures a good turnout for this fund raiser. Our riders continue to enjoy themselves, and we are slowly adding in clients off the waiting list. Our new pony Ruby is being very useful and well-behaved, she is the perfect size for many of our younger participants. Sadly it takes longer to accommodate adults into the system, their wait is usually longer because of needing bigger mounts. It’s where I try to help out of course. We shall be celebrating her majesty the Queen’s long reign very quietly as the business of grazing occupies the live herd, and we two mechanicals will be switched off and shut up over the Jubilee weekend. Isn’t it amazing what service H.M. has given to this country and the Commonwealth without let-up? What we like best is her knowledge and love of horses of course, so ‘thank you’ Ma’am! Have a great celebration all you humans and enjoy the moment. June will be really busy at The Shelley Centre so here’s to a great month for our family of riders, volunteers and supporters. www.shelleyrda.com 01473 824172 shelleyrda@gmail.com

Hadleigh and Boxford Patient Participation Group (PPG) All eligible patients i.e. 75 plussers and those immune suppressed, were invited to the Hadleigh Health Centre for their spring booster on two Saturdays; one in April and the other in May. Total jabs on those days was 1257. We have a couple of Thursday mornings for those who were not able to attend those vac sessions In all approximately 2000 patients have now had their booster jabs. Those unable to attend because of Covid will be called for theirs. There are no plans to call other age groups for spring boosters. The mini art exhibition in the Old Pharmacy area has been changed. There is now a fine display of Jane Haylock’s creative textile work. A few of the pieces are for sale with a percentage of the revenue going to the Practice’s Charitable Trust. www.hadleighhealth.co.uk Email: hadleighboxfordppg@gmail.com PPG: Chair Jan Devey 01473 827091

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Regional success for Hadleigh Dolphins Hadleigh Swimming Club are once again celebrating as they saw not one, not two but three swimmers qualify for the Eastern Region Championships this month. Chloe Knight, along with sister Emily and fellow Dolphin Georgia, travelled to Luton to compete in this prestigious competition. All three girls swam brilliantly and qualifying for these championships was a real achievement. Chloe, however, deserves a special mention. Having come in as the third girl at the Suffolk County Championships held in February this year, Chloe qualified for an impressive twelve events at regional level and elected to swim in nine of them. Having never swum in a 50metre pool, Chloe pulled out all the stops and made the final in three of those events. As if that were not accomplishment enough, the youngster came away with a brace of medals – silver in the one hundred metres backstroke and gold in the same stroke over fifty metres. Phil Houghton, chair of Hadleigh Swimming Club committee was full of praise for the girls, the coaching team and indeed the club as a whole. “Hadleigh members swim for lots of reasons and we welcome everyone. As a community, we really feel a collective sense of pride when one of our swimmers does well at a competition, although we celebrate effort and personal bests just as much as medals. Occasions like these however are very special and we thank everyone involved, from the Coaching Team to the Team Manager, the parents and of course, the swimmers.” Head Coach, Mick Evans said that he could not recall a Hadleigh Swimming Club member achieving such a feat at a regional event and that he couldn’t be prouder of her hard work and commitment. He went on the say that this was especially impressive given the disruption to training that the pandemic brought with it. Hadleigh Swimming Club are confident that the story does not stop there for Chloe or the club, which continues to thrive. Watch this space..!

Hadleigh Art Club We meet from 2.00 until 4.00 pm on Tuesday afternoons during term time in the Seminar Room above the Library. For those that ask, we try to give advice/guidance/constructive criticism but there is no 'teacher'. We all do art because we enjoy it, not necessarily because we are good at it, we all have pieces that turn out well and others that don't, so please don't worry about your ability, just come along and join in, we're a friendly group... Although restrictions have been eased, please do not join us if you have, or have been in contact with someone who has Covid. We will welcome you once you are clear. We charge £3 per session to cover cost of room hire and tea/coffee. You only pay for the sessions you attend and the first one is free so you are welcome to drop in and see us on a Tuesday afternoon. Annual membership subs are £5, due in May. There is a list of weekly topics but these are only suggestions for anyone who wants ideas on what to do. Some people will be working on one of the topics (not always the current week’s) while others will be working on their own subject. Here is the program for June 07/06/2022 Hands and feet – can be tricky, but good observational skill. 14/06/2022 Bicycles - being ridden, or parked against a wall, etc. 21/06/2022 An abstract theme. Perhaps merging shapes, overlapping shapes, whatever inspires your mind. 28/06/2022 Café life - outdoor or indoors - people talking, eating or watching the world go by. We close for the Summer and we will be meeting again on 6th September

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Back by popular demand: Ducks and Rafts! Just when you thought it was safe to go down to the Brett, Hadleigh Sea Scouts announce the 12th Great Hadleigh Duck and Raft Race. After a hiatus of 2 years, it is time to rinse out the buoyancy aids, polish the plastic ducks and rebuild the log and barrel rafts. 10am on Sunday, June 26th will mark the start of a sizzling Summer. To enter a crew you need to pull together a motley collection of rowers (4-6 on a raft at one time, but can change members between heats). All Rafts are supplied by the group. Register your raft team at The George or at group@hadleighseascouts.org.uk at £10 per team. Fancy dress, gritted teeth and perseverance have been the mark of the winning teams in previous years - are you made of the right stuff? The Duck Race happens downstream of Toppefield Bridge with barriers such as the lock to be overcome by our intrepid yellow ducks. More immediately, tickets for the ducks (plastic, not real as has been asked in previous years) are available from Keith Avis Newsagents, Scout leaders, or have a chat with us when we’re outside Partridges over the next couple of weekends. The ducks are hard at training, aiming to peak on the 26th June. Our famous Burger and Sausage Sizzlers will be on site along with other refreshments and new challenges await our hardy Rafters. Scouting is flourishing in Hadleigh - come and support us on 26th June and if you’re interested in getting involved talk to our leaders. There are currently a few vacancies available within the group so if you have some spare time for volunteering and would like to be part of something fun and very rewarding please get in touch by email to group@hadleighseascouts.org.uk As is traditional, after the race we will reconvene at The George for a party and Award making

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WHEEL ALIGNMENT Crockatt Garage have invested in the latest computerised four wheel alignment equipment. Some of the recent new signings at Northampton Saints were in town over the weekend of the 7th May and offered to join Hadleigh RFC for their youth training session. We were lucky enough to have six of them at the club on Sunday 8th May joining in with training sessions which included warm up drills, rugby tennis, 5-meter channel evasion and post kicking. “We had a great morning of fun” said Hanisi Young, U7’s tag player. And she wasn’t alone in her praise of the event as Harry Gallagher, of the joint Hadleigh & Sudbury U16’s, also said “It’s great learning new skills from players who are at the top of their game in their age group.” One of the new Saints signings, Aston Gradwick-light, lives in Hadleigh and started his rugby career at Hadleigh RFC mini’s and up to the U12’s from which he moved to Colchester RFC. “It’s great to see these young signings at Northampton Saints taking time out to help the youngsters of Hadleigh RFC”, said Youth Chairman Marcus Gallagher. Charlie Warburton, HRFC Chairman said “Hadleigh RFC have had a rich seam of success with their youth section in the past with youngsters such as Boo Grimsey, Ryan Steer, Cal Dawson, Pat Bray, Adam Moore, Zach Kerr and Jordan Robinson all playing for Suffolk RFU. Additionally, Harvey Clements has represented London at Rugby League, Arthur Romer-Lee played for the Scottish Exiles and Exeter Uni, Toby Braybrooke and Oscar Farrow have represented Eastern Counties and, even higher, Aiden Engelbrecht, Toyo Ongelese and Oscar Farrow have been part of the Northampton Saints Youth Academy themselves.” It was also great timing for the club as the Hadleigh U14’s, who have two players on the Northampton training programme, won the Suffolk Plate. The Northampton boys were at hand to present the trophy to the Hadleigh team. After a few internal adjustments to the clubhouse at Layham Road sports ground, normal summer touch rugby training and a few special events will be put on so keep an eye on the HRFC facebook and Instagram social pages as well as the website: www.hadleighrfc.co.uk.

The Christmas Present Trust Dear Hadleigh. After seven wonderful but stressful years of fundraising, preparing and delivering a Christmas meal for the people of Hadleigh and surrounding areas who, for whatever reason, could not be with family and friends on Christmas Day we have finally decided that we need help! Although we have a wonderful group of volunteers assisting us in December, we need a group to help us fundraise, organise and generally plan in advance. If you think you are able to help, can you please get in touch by email at christmas.present.trust@gmail.com or by phone 01473 829246. Our main organisation begins in September but we are fundraising throughout the year, so the sooner you get in touch the better. With your help we can ensure that the event continues for many years to come and we can continue to bring joy and happiness to many people in our area. Many thanks, Simon and Sarah Thompson

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