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Aldeburgh Youth Anniversary
Aldeburgh Youth Club is celebrating it's first birthday having started at the beginning of 2012 with help of local volunteers. In just four months the group attracted 50 members, with 35 attending most weeks. This success is thanks to the commitment of volunteers and the generosity of local residents and businesses who contributed towards buying games and activities, including a snooker table, table tennis, table football, a Wii, art table and a tuck shop. A calendar of special events was an added attraction. Events included a Jewellery workshop sponsored by ESDFAS, pancake making demonstrated by the chef from The White Lion Hotel and a barbecue organised by Lawson's Delicatessen on Aldeburgh High Street. In October 2012, the Youth Club was presented with the County Award from Young Suffolk by Hector Macleod, whose father's legacy started the award. Not only did the club receive a bronze trophy and a cheque for ÂŁ250 but probably the most exciting prize of all is the allexpenses paid trip to London, which will take place on Monday 18 February when 30 Youth Club members are invited to look around the special effects studio "Glassworks", followed by lunch at Nando's! The Youth Club meet on Mondays at 7pm during term-time at the
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Talking Shop The Herald hits our high streets to support local retailers
Roger James (left) and Gary Smith in Fishers Fishers Home Hardware is a Saxmundham institution. The current business was founded by Bernard Fisher (father of town councillor, John) in 1946 although there has been an ironmonger's on the site of the shop since the 1760s. The premises, which has entrances on the Market Place and High Street, still houses a foundation stone for a forge that was used for making horseshoes. Since 1988, Fishers has been run by Gary Smith. He’s worked at the shop for nearly 40 years and together with Roger James ensures that it stays open seven days a week – 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 1.30pm on Sunday. “The biggest change over the last few years has been our membership of Home Hardware, a retailer-owned wholesaler,” explains Gary Smith. “It gives us the buying power of a much larger business and means that we can offer a huge range of goods at really competitive prices.” As well as a wide range of DIY tools
and equipment, Fishers has a paint mixing system that enables them to create a complete range of Berber and Crown paint colours. There’s an essential range of electrical appliances and items that you wouldn’t know where to find elsewhere: bicycle pumps, hot water bottles, ironing boards, fire companion sets, ropes, cookware, washing baskets, bird food and so much more! The shop even hires out professional quality cake tins. “Our customers rely on us to help them find what they’re looking for,” says Gary Smith. “If we haven’t got something in stock, we’ll order it.” www.fishershomehardware.co.uk
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Community News Saxmundham IT Club returns
Saturday youth club and a pop-up café. If you would like to know more about joining the Sax IT Club, or volunteering opportunities to help out, please check the Sax IT Club website www.saxitclub.org.uk or call 01728-604944.
Saxmundham Town Council Still struggling with your IT? Wondering if you’re losing touch with the digital age and how it can enhance your life? Have you recently acquired new IT gadgets eg Kindles, laptops, tablets, smartphones and the like and are now looking to make the most of them? Then the Sax IT Club, which starts up again on Wednesday, March 6th, may be just what you’re looking for. This year, following feedback from current members, the Sax IT Club will run on Wednesdays, at the Fromus Centre, Saxmundham. Exact times are to be arranged, see the website for details. The club is driven by the needs of members rather than a rigid, structured class-room approach. Members learn on their own laptop, led by a professional tutor, in a relaxed atmosphere with tea and coffee available. There is a cost of £10 per session, but it’s only payable on the night, if you attend. There is no advanced payment or commitment. The Sax IT Club is managed by the PASTEL Community Interest Company, which also runs a
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Leiston Film Theatre News March promises a mixed programme of big screen entertainment, plus a trip to the end of the pier for a variety show in aid of a very good cause. Hitchcock (12A) is showing from Friday 1 March and stars Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Set in 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, despite everyone's misgivings. Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in the action-packed A Good Day to Die Hard (15). All the usual oneliners, action sequences and explosions, but darn good fun! On screen from Friday 8 March. Following its BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Film and Oscar in this category, the highly acclaimed Argo (15) is showing for two days only on Sunday 10 March at 7.20pm and Wednesday 13 March at 3.00pm. You may need to being a cushion to hide behind, or someone to hold on to, when the horror/thriller Mama (15) shows for five days only from Friday 15 March. We're really looking forward to welcoming Variety Showtime to the Film Theatre on Saturday 16 March, with two separate performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. In aid of The STROKE association, the show will aim to relive the golden days of variety, in an end-of-the-pier family show of music and comedy. Tickets are priced £12.50, £10.50 and £7.50.
Oz:The Great and Powerful foreshadows events on the Leiston stage next year. Les Miserables (12A), returns for one day only on Sunday 17 March, with separate screenings at 2.30pm and 6.00pm and the stunning Life of Pi (PG) is presented in 3D for two days only on Sunday 24 March at 7.20pm and Wednesday 27 March at 3.00pm. March comes to a close with Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG), from Friday 29 March. Quite ironic that this new Oz film is being released as work commences on travelling along the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard in our centenary pantomime (16-19 January 2014). Wayne Burns, Manager www.leistonfilmtheatre.co.uk
Thérèse Coffey, MP Writing exclusively for the Town Herald The first stage public consultation on Sizewell C closed last week. EDF will take a lot of time now to assess all the responses. Readers will know I support Dr Therese Coffey the Sizewell C project and I will shortly be communicating my input into the consultation. For anyone who contacted me, I am now going through in some detail the different points raised and hope to answer everyone by the end of February. I spoke in Parliament recently, reiterating that the Energy Bill and the separate discussions with EDF and investors should give certainty. New nuclear offers the UK security of energy supply. With Sizewell, Greater Gabbard & Galloper and the East Anglia Array about a quarter of the county’s electricity will be generated in our part of Suffolk. We truly are the Green Coast.
is being reflected around the country. Sizewell C will offer high-quality apprenticeships. The Board and the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service have listened to concerns raised by patients, staff & MPs and brought in an additional 15 double-staffed ambulances into the region. Saxmundham is one of the areas that will now benefit from an additional ambulance. This action to help improve the service gives me confidence that we are heading in the right direction and that they are getting a grip. This is not the end of the story but a welcome signpost. I still encourage the Trust to be more transparent on its performance. I have been invited to Saxmundham Free School this month to join in with their healthy eating campaign. I look forward to touring the school and meeting the Head. I have had discussions with Greater Anglia about installing a ticket vending machine at Saxmundham station and I am hopeful they will include it in their future plans.
I think that the skills and economy offer is good for Suffolk. We, our schools, our colleges, need to ensure our youngsters are taking the right courses to access this high-value employment opportunity. The recent vote on waste storage by Cumbria County Council, overturning the views of its district councils, is a temporary setback, which I am confident will be resolved. Talking of new jobs I was pleased that the latest statistics show that a record number of people in Suffolk Coastal started apprenticeship in 2011/12. In the last financial year, 850 people started apprenticeships in Suffolk Coastal–an increase of 73% compared to the last year of the previous Government, a trend that
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Cubs: Tuesday and Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm. Ages 8 to 10.5. Contact Dave Kenny or Adrian Norris on the email below Scouts: Wednesday 7pm to 8.30pm. Ages 10.5 to 14. Call Haydn Morris, sax_scoutgroup@ btinternet.com Yoga In Westleton. Monday 5.30 to 6.30pm beginners; 7 to 8.30pm intermediates. Westleton Village Hall. One-to-one yoga therapy by appointment. Judie Shore 01728 648460 www. Suffolkcoastyoga.co.uk “CRAFTY Ladies” Craft Group. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 10am to 12.30pm, committee room, Kelsale Village Hall. £3 per session. Call Pam 01728 603995. Ladies Eastern Dance Classes Wickham Market Primary School, Tues from 6.15pm (Beginners); Riverside Ctr, Stratford St Andrew, Thurs from 7pm. Call Leanne 07796 087255 or email email@example.com
Dress comfortably. No experience necessary. Pagans Beyond The Pale. Discussion Group Badingham, Nr Framlingham 7.15 for 7.30. Meets monthly, on the Wednesday after the New Moon. For further info see our website www.wix.com/ thegreenman/pagans-beyondthe-pale . Top Time At Sax Library. Thurs 11am to 12.30pm. All adults welcome. Games, films, play reading, talks and much more. Free entry. Call Sax Library on 01728 403094. Refreshments 50p. Molly Dancing Come and see Oxblood Molly at a practice session for a taster. Musicians and dancers always wanted – no previous experience necessary. Most Sundays at Peasenhall Village Hall but check with Roy on 01728 648901 or Julian 01986 873941. Kelsale Art Group Thurs 7-9pm, Kelsale Village Hall committee room. New members welcome. Call Roger 01728 667037 or Mike 01728 603995. Leiston & District Philatelic Society meet 4th Wed. at Leiston United Church Hall, High St, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome, whether beginners or advanced stamp-collectors. Further info contact the President on 01728 830415 or Secretary on 01394 460901. Point Devis North West Morris and Garland Dancing Thursdays, Blythburgh Village Hall from 8 to 9.30pm. Open to all
abilities. Dancers and musicians welcome. Contact Lin 01728 602465. Quaker Meetings in Leiston 10.30am every Sunday, Quaker Meeting House, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston. Children's class and Simple Lunch every Fourth Sunday. Singaround Kelsale Social Club, 2nd Thurs 8 to 11pm. All welcome. Join in or just have a drink and watch. Call Mike on 01728 603995 for details. Heritage Coast Dog Training Club every Wed 7.15 to 8.30pm, Market Hall, Saxmundham. Dogs of all ages; it’s a must for puppies. Run on a voluntary basis. Any enquiries call Denise on 01728 603386. Praise and Worship Evening 1st Sat 7.30pm, Yoxford Village Hall. Great musicians, vibrant singing, all welcome. Contact: Ray/Margaret 01728 602372. Melody Makers Mixed Choir. Rehearsals every Monday 7.30 to 9pm. Kelsale Village Hall (2nd Mondays, Main Hall, all others Committee Room). Details from 01728 602822 or 01728 602690. Labour Party, Leiston and District Branch. Meets 4th Tuesday at Friends Meeting House, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston, 7.30pm. More info call 01728 833578. Leiston United Church hold a coffee morning every Friday and Saturday 10-11.30am in aid of church funds. All are welcome. PASTEL Fun Workshops
www.bistroatthedeli.co.uk Regular events, Extraordinary Coffee! 1st/3rd Saturdays (10.30am3.30pm) at Fromus Centre. For young adults aged 1525 with a learning disability. www.pastel.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01728 604944. Everyman Folk Club Riverside Centre, Gt. Glemham Rd, Stratford St Andrew. Last Friday each month 8pm. Call 01449 615523 for tickets and membership. Carpet Bowls. Saxmundham Market Hall. Tuesdays 7-9.30pm. New members welcome. Info from Frances Maynard 01728 605797 or Lyn Martin 602078. Tai Chi Classes. Thursday mornings in Knodishall Village Hall, 11.15am to 12.15pm. Other classes also available. Contact Ali Crawford 01394 411717, email@example.com for info. Saxmundham Art Group Fromus Centre, Thursday afternoons from 1-4pm. New members welcome. £1.75 per session. Please contact Ann 01728 830398 or Judy 01728 602353. Saxmundham Royal British Legion every 3rd Wednesday at the Gannon rooms. 7.45pm. Contact Rose Damiral White 603817. Westleton Village Quilters Westleton Village Hall each Friday from 1-4pm. £12 per term or £1.50 for a single session. For more information contact Ann Bebbington on 01728 648943 or email john@
Aldeburgh High Street from 1.45-4pm every Tuesday. Open to all, this is a casual, untutored group. Bring your own art. £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Bruisyard Village Hall. Pub nights, every Thurs 7.30pm. Live music. Free admission. Come along for a pint and a chinwag. Pilates every Tuesday in Village Hall 9.30 to 10.30am. Bruisyard Young People every Wednesday 6-7.30pm. Info contact John Gibb 01728 638912. Kelsale-cum-Carlton W.I. meets 2nd Tuesday, committee room Kelsale Village Hall from 7-9pm. New members welcome. Contact Sue Potter on 01728 602177 or Sue Granville-George on 01728 604954. Flea Market/Brocante Yoxford Village Hall, 2nd Sat 9am-1pm. Stalls & refreshments, raising funds for village hall. Call 01728 660213. Sax IT Club. Wednesdays Fromus Centre. Times, etc at www.saxitclub.org.uk or contact Don Tricker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01728 604944. Saxmundham W.I. Meets 3rd Thursday 7.30-9.30pm United Reform Church Chapel Road. Walking, play reading, lunch groups. Contact Jenny bebbington2.orangehome.co.uk Mann 01728 Aldeburgh Art Group. Meets 604608 at The Baptist Chapel,
Sizewell and Leiston Karate Club meets Tues and Thurs from 6-8pm. Run for over 25 years! Children, adults, beginners or more experienced. All welcome. Tel. Liz 01728 604827 www.slkc.co.uk or just turn up. Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group. Meets 3rd Mondays United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Saxmundham, IP17 1BJ. Members £1.50, nonmembers £2.50 http://aldevalleyfamilyhis torygroup.onesuffolk.net Saturday Morning Drama Club. Middleton Village Hall. Ages 4 to 7 years from 9.30 to 10.30am. Ages 8 to 11 years from 10.30 to 11.30am. £3 email@example.com or 01728 648420. Halesworth & District Flower Club Meet 2nd Mondays at Wenhaston Village Hall 2.pm, doors open 1.30pm. Visitors £4. Please mention the Town Herald when responding to adverts and listings
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Come to an Evening with Jill Freud, the guiding light of summer theatre in Aldeburgh and Southwold, to raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance. Tickets £7.00. Doors open 6:45pm. Call 01728 648680/648649/604406 for more info.
Saturday 2 March, 10:00 for 10:30 am. AGM of the Leiston Film Theatre Support Club at the film theatre. Tea & coffee available. The Committee look forward to seeing as many club members as possible. New members very welcome. As part of the proceedings a new committee will be formed and committee officers elected. There will be an opportunity to raise any matters under Any Other Business. If you wish to give advance notice of a question or if you are unable to attend and would like to be nominated as a committee member/officer, please write to the Club Secretary, Mrs Pat West, 37 Grimsey Road, Leiston, IP16 4BW or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9 March, from 8:30 am on Market Hill, Framlingham. Framlingham Flower Club will be selling baskets of flowers to raise money for the Neonatal Unit (Framlingham Ward) at Ipswich Hospital which provides specialist intensive care for approximately 550 babies and their families every year.
Sunday 3 March, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Gannon Rooms, Station Road, Saxmundham. Easter Bonanza to raise funds for Somersham Ward, Ipswich Hospital. Lots of fabulous stalls, tombola, raffle, burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, candyfloss. For more information call Danielle on 07794 143007. Monday 4 to Sunday 9 March, Snape Maltings Concert Hall. "A Celebration of Schools Music" brings together over 1,500 pupils from approximately 50 schools across Suffolk to provide a glimpse of the quality of music-making happening in classrooms across the county. They will perform every kind of music imaginable, much of it inspired by Benjamin Britten, whose centenary is celebrated this year. Tickets £7.00. under-27s half price. For more information and to book go to www.aldeburgh.co.uk/events Friday 8 March, 7:30pm at Sizewell Sports and Social Club, Leiston IP16 4JX.
Monday 11 March, 1.30 for 2pm in Wenhaston Village Hall. Monthly meeting of the Halesworth and District Flower Club. Watch experts, notably area demonstrator Dulcie Lofting, turn their flowers into magical arrangements. Have a cup of tea, make new friends and maybe win one of the arrangements in the raffle. Entry £4.00; non-members very welcome. Friday 15 March, 7:30 pm at the Leiston WI Hall, John St, Leiston. Lynne Mortimer of the East Anglian Daily Times will be describing "The Life and Laughs of a Local Journalist" in aid of Leiston Film Theatre Support Club. Tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits provided. Tickets £7.00 members, £8.00 non-members. For tickets please contact Mrs Pat West, club secretary, on 01728 831714 or email email@example.com. Sunday 31 March, 3:00 pm on the playground at Carlton Park, Saxmundham: Annual Easter Egg Hunt in aid of the Adventure Playground. No charge for this event, but anything that goes in the donation bucket will be used to fund much-needed new playground equipment.
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If you’ve ever wondered why you can recycle your fizzy drink bottles but not your plastic yoghurt pots, it’s because recycling plastic Karen Cannard is an packaging is not expert in reducing as straightdomestic waste forward as you might perhaps like. The plastic packaging that you regularly find in the shops is made from a whole variety of plastic polymers, which have different properties for different functions. These can normally be categorised into 6 types but not every type of plastic is widely recycled. So you’re going to have to look at your labels carefully to match up what you buy with what you can recycle. Most products will feature the small triangle and number, which indicates the relevant category. Here’s a quick start guide, to help you on your way. Fizzy drink and water bottles. Salad trays. (Sometimes referred to as PETE or even rPET – recycled PET). Widely Recycled. Milk bottles, plastic milk bottle tops, cosmetic bottles, bleach, cleaners and most shampoo bottles. Widely Recycled. 10
Usually found in bottle form, but less common these days. Check local recycling facilities. Carrier bags, bin liners, frozen food bags and other packaging films. Check local recycling facilities. Margarine tubs and microwaveable meal trays and yoghurt pots. Check local recycling facilities Yoghurt pots, foam hamburger boxes and egg cartons, plastic cutlery, protective packaging for electronic goods and toys. Not generally recycled Any other plastics that do not fall into any of the above categories, e.g. reusable food containers such as melamine. Not generally recycled.
What's Cooking? Sponsored by Simnel Muffins This year Easter falls at the end of March, which makes this an ideal time to try out our twist on a seasonal classic. Traditionally the simnel cake is a light fruit concoction that includes two layers of marzipan or almond paste. Our version is bitesized and altogether rather satisfying. If you believe that good things come in small packages, you'll love our simnel muffins. Ingredients: 1 medium orange 9 oz/250g dried mixed fruit 6 oz/170g butter 6 oz/170g caster sugar 10 oz/280g self-raising flour 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon mixed spice 5 tablespoons milk 6 oz/170g marzipan Ensure that the butter is warmed to room temperature so that it's soft enough to work with. Heat the oven to gas mark 4, 180ºC/350ºF or 160º/325ºF if you have a fan oven. Mix the zest and juice of the orange with the fruit in a heatproof bowl and put it in the oven as it warms. For a short cut, you can heat this in the microwave for 2 minutes on full power instead. This ensures that the raisins and other fruit are plump and juicy. Mix together all the other ingredients except the marzipan until the mixture is light and fluffy. This is easiest to do in a mixer for a couple of minutes, but a strong arm and some elbow grease will do the job
just as well! Fold in the fruit, taking care to preserve the light consistency. Divide the marzipan into 12 balls. Take a deep 12-hole muffin tin and line each with muffin cases. Half fill each case with your mixture and place a marzipan ball on top of each one. Fill up the cases with the rest of the mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the muffins are well risen and golden. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool. If you can't wait until Easter to try these muffins, bear in mind that in medieval times simnel cake was traditionally eaten on the middle Sunday of Lent, when the fast was relaxed. That seems as good an excuse as any! Tips: •
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School Report Saxmundham Free School
Antonio Bacelar is pictured with pupils (from l to r) Tamzin Hodgson, Mussaddique Hussain, Matt Elias. Rob Cawley stands on right At Saxmundham Free School we ask our students to follow our “6Cs to Success” in all that they do. A part of one of those 6, ‘Community’, is about students developing an understanding of the world around them at various scales: local, regional, national and international. As we continue to explore those scales and community links, we were very privileged to host two visitors at Saxmundham Free School on 29 January. Henry Drage from Xplore UK came to visit the school with Antonio Bacelar Jr, who works for Via Mundo, a Brazilian organisation that specialises in cultural educational and work trips and programmes. Based in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil, Via Mundo was founded in 1999 to intensify intercultural exchange with Brazil as well as promoting its Northeastern region for educational reasons and as a tourist destination. Members of our Student Leadership Group toured our guests around lessons and the facilities at the school and showed how proud they are of their education here at Saxmundham. I hope we will be hosting students one day from Europe (through the Xplore UK programme) and Brazil as a result of the visit. Xplore UK relies on host families to
provide a home for students from abroad while studying in the UK. More information on becoming a host family is available from the Xplore UK website at www.xploreuk.com. Continuing a community theme, we are all very much looking forward to the school’s production of Fame Jr. on 21 and 22 March! The students and staff have been working very hard together over the last few months to put on our first ever show! Fame Jr. is the inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. We wish all our students the very best of luck as they perform for our local primary schools and our own students and parents/carers. Rob Cawley, Headteacher
The Last of Schoolmasters
On Monday 18 February Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group was entertained by Bob Perrett's memories as an old-fashioned village schoolmaster. He spoke of his time at the village school in Palgrave, as a young man in the 1970s. He brought along many exhibits: photographs, maps made by the children, and other artefacts, to illustrate his talk. The Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group meets at the URC hall in Saxmundham at 7.30pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. For full details see: http://aldevalleyfamilyhistorygroup. onesuffolk.net/
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Long Shop Valuation Day Dear Town Herald, The Long Shop Museum in Leiston is hosting a Valuation Day on Saturday 9 March from 10am to 2pm. The valuations, by experts from Lockdales Auctioneers of Martlesham Heath, will be free. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to bring to the Museum their jewellery, silver items, collections of coins, stamps, cards, medals, glass and small items of furniture etc.,for valuation. Don't miss this great chance to learn more about your possessions. There will be a charge of £1 per person in aid of the Museum, Charity No. 283444. Refreshments will be available during the event. Val Tyndale-Biscoe, 01728 833633
Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) Dear Town Herald, TASC is a recently formed organisation comprised of individuals and groups opposed to the building of Sizewell C for a wide variety of reasons. TASC brings together like-minded people who have deeply held concerns that Sizewell C would have a detrimental effect on the community in this very rural area of East Suffolk much of which is located 14
in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The group members have concerns about the environment, the urbanisation of the area, transport, health, tourism and the problems of nuclear waste disposal. The purpose of the organisation is to provide balance to the somewhat onesided views that are currently being expressed by EDF, the Councils and Parliamentary representatives through the Consultation Process. TASC has organised the first of a number of public meetings, held at Yoxford Village Hall on 23 February to provide local people with the opportunity to hear the other side of the industry-based claim that ‘Sizewell C is inevitable’. The issues discussed ranged from the misguided nature of Government policy to the unsuitable location for a new Nuclear Power Station on an extremely unstable and eroding coast. Joan Girling, for TASC www.tasizewellc.org.uk Editor's Note: We are interested in all views about the proposed Sizewell C. Please write in with yours.
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