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Free! Issue 15: October 2013

Simply Delicious, Great Taste!

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Church Street, Saxmundham Shaun (right) and Dani Wilson of Simply Delicious are overjoyed with the news Leiston cafe/deli Simply Delicious has won a speciality food and drink award for its sweet 'n' spicy pickle. The judges of Great Taste 2013 rated the pickle with two stars, which gave it the outstanding label. Great Taste is the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme involving over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting. In 2011 they were awarded 1-star ‘a virtually faultless food’ for their Hot Piccalilli. “As our Hot Piccalilli proved so popular, and after many enquiries to complement it with a sweet pickle I set about devising a recipe,” Shaun Wilson of Simply Delicious explained. The pickle was launched at the 2012 Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings. When he entered it in this year’s Great Taste Awards, Shaun got a very pleasant surprise. “Having the Great Taste Award logo has added value and credibility to our products opening new doors to new retailers,” Shaun said. Simply Delicious is next to Leiston Film Theatre on Leiston High Street.

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Try something new this autumn – learn to sing in harmony! Come and give harmony singing a go with YoxVox. These regular open, accessible, singing sessions are led by Helen Rolfe and Tracy Sharp, near you, in Yoxford Village Hall. Singing with others is an ancient, simple and joyful communal activity. Learn to sing in harmony (everything is taught by ear) and discover new songs from across the globe in this friendly group. You do not need to be able to read music or be experienced as a singer. The only requirement is that you enjoy singing (perhaps at the moment only ever in the privacy of your shower or car!) and that you like the idea of making music with others. Confidence in your voice will develop as time goes on. Singing is fun and social offering real ‘time out’ from day to day realities. Try it; it might be just what you’ve been looking for. Come on your own, or with a family member or friend. You will be sure of a welcome. YoxVox meets fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7.30-9.30. It’s just £5 per session. Autumn term dates: 23 Sept, 7 and 21 Oct, 4 and 18 Nov, 2 and 16 Dec. If you are interested and would like to find out more, phone Helen Rolfe on 01502 578654, or email Tracy Sharp at tracy.sharp43@ntlworld.com.

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Talking Shop HG Crisp

printing of small items of stationery such as invitations and address cards, and carry out black and white and colour photocopying, the business’s primary focus is as a bookseller and stationer, with a wide range of cards from local artists. Half the upstairs is host to Claude Cox vintage and antique books, with the remainder The Old Printworks Gallery which holds around ten exhibitions a year, many featuring the work of local artists.

Geri, Kyle and Irene at HG Crisp In 1867, when Henry Buxton Crisp took over the premises that still bears his name on Saxmundham High Street, Crisp’s core business was as a printing works. He retired in 1904 to be succeeded by his son, Henry George Crisp, who in turn passed the business to his son, Arthur Henry Crisp.

Downstairs, HG Crisp has an extensive range of artists’ supplies, newspapers and magazines, printing cartridges, pens, pads and paper. It’s also home to The Computer Cabin, renowned locally for friendly, effective support for confident and not-so-confident computer users.

There’s a fascinating exhibition at Saxmundham Museum showing a replica of the original Crisp’s shop front and inside, a tableau of the printing process. Although the printing works closed in 1971, HG Crisp continued to thrive as a stationer, bookshop and toyshop, run until 2006 by Richard Henry Ian Crisp, the founder’s great grandson. When Richard Crisp retired, the business was taken over by the White family. Irene White is responsible for the day-to-day management, which is, surprisingly, the last thing she expected. “My son Gareth bought HG Crisp because he was looking for a career change,” she explains, “however, he became seriously ill quite soon after and as my husband Crwys got a job in London, it fell to me to learn the business and work in the shop.” Fortunately for the White family, along with the premises, they took over a skilled and experienced staff including Gerri Whiting, Kyle Rayner and Darren Hollis. Today, although HG Crisp will arrange the

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Community News Long Shop Museum’s ‘Final Death of ‘Garretts of Leiston’ historian, Fling’ Autumn Steam Day, 2013 R.A. Whitehead The Trustees, management committee, staff and Friends of the Long Shop Museum were saddened to hear of the recent death of R.A. (Bob) Whitehead, widely respected as the leading authority on the history of Leiston’s Garrett Works and a long-standing supporter of the Museum. Although he was not a Suffolk man, Bob Whitehead came to know Leiston and the Garrett Works well, and all its The Long Shop Museum’s annual ‘Final products very well. He saw the creation Fling’ Autumn steam day will take place of the Long Shop Museum in the early this year on Sunday, 27th October. 1980s as a fitting tribute to the company’s history. As regular visitors will know, the Long Shop occupies some of Richard Garrett & Sons original ‘Town Works’ buildings, including the unique ‘Long Shop’, built by Richard Garrett in 1852-3 for assembly-line production of portable steam engines. As always, the Museum will be fully open on Final Fling day, so that visitors can view the Museum’s collection of Garrett engines, built here in Leiston.

Sirapite, the works shunting engine at Long Shop

Our Works shunting engine, Sirapite, will be in steam and offering rides during the afternoon, and there will be the usual assembly of visiting engines – stationary engines, scale model engines, and one or two full size engines – as well as other visiting displays, to appeal to a wide range of visitors. The gates will be open from 10am to 5pm, and admission costs the same as on regular museum days - £5 adults, £4.50 concessions, £2.50 children.

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Thérèse Coffey, MP Writing exclusively for the Town Herald Since becoming an MP one of my main campaigns has been to raise the plight of those off the gas-grid. As co-chairman of the APPG on this subject Dr Therese Coffey I was delighted that The Buy Oil Early campaign was launched last month by the Energy Minister, Michael Fallon MP. There are many people in Suffolk who rely on heating oil to get through the winter and the message of this campaign is to stock up while it is cheaper and before it gets too cold. For more information contact Suffolk Acre online at www.communitybuying.org.uk or call 01473 345400. I recently joined representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society in Parliament to make a handwritten pledge to join the fight against dementia. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia so it is a health issue that we need to focus on. I pledged to raise awareness of the condition and work for more EMI capable care homes in Suffolk Coastal. As part of the raising awareness aspect I want to draw your attention to the Dementia Friends initiative. Dementia

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Friends aims to help people understand what it might be like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend or helping create more communities that are dementia friendly, go to www.dementiafriends.org.uk As a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Beer and a committed CAMRA (Campaign for real ale) member I thoroughly enjoyed the Saxmundham Beer Festival last month. There was great array of beers, fantastic music and a good time had by all. Well done to the organisers. Finally, it was a great pleasure to join parishioners of All Saints Catholic Church in Leiston who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the church being built.


Community News Fram and Sax Cats Protection

The Wilby gang A major success story over the summer for Fram & Sax Cats Protection was the rescue and re-homing of the Wilby gang. Four tiny kittens, about five weeks old were reported to be hiding on a farm in Wilby with their mother nowhere to be found. Two volunteers eventually managed to round them up and bring them to safety awaiting a free cat cabin. There was a pale ginger boy quickly named Sandy, his handsome grey brother Smokey, and their sisters Sassy (naughtytortie) and sweet Wilby (black with a white bib). These four tiny creatures were hungry, frightened and covered in ticks. After the usual hissing and spitting at the hands that tried to feed them they began to settle down staring warily out from a safe heap of furry siblings. On the day they were going to fosterers, we had a surprising call to say a fifth kitten had been found; another girl, grey with beige patches soon to be called Tippy. She was much tinier than the others having had to fend for herself for the extra five long, lonely days. Tippy was obviously determined to live despite being frail, tick ridden and starving. She seemed delighted to be reunited with the rest of the gang but her meals were protected by a loud growl and paws placed round the food to ward off any who dared to come near. Vet checks found most of the gang to be surprisingly healthy despite their ordeal but unfortunately, Tippy had

contracted a gastric virus which resulted in chronic diarrhoea meaning she failed to gain weight. After numerous visits to the vet and three different medications she at last began to improve. None of this dampened her enthusiasm for chasing the others and tweaking their tails. This usually ended up with Smokey grabbing her by the head and doing his best to bite it off - cats will be cats! Being cute kittens the Wilby gang quickly found new homes and are now settled with their new owners. Without the dedication of our band of volunteers and those who support us we would be unable to continue to give kittens such as these a second chance.

Carlton Park Firework Night Saxmundham Adventure Playground Firework Night celebrations will be at Carlton Park, near the Tennis Courts. Things kick off at 6.30pm on Friday 1st November. There will be a Magnificent Bonfire, plus building a Guy for fun, a BBQ, Raffle, Hot Drinks followed by the Firework Display. The evening's organised by the Adventure Playground Committee and while entrance is free, donations are welcome

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Regular events sponsored by Do you run a local group? Need Moon. For further info see our Contact Lin 01728 602465. to add, update or correct an website www.wix.com/ Quaker Meetings in Leiston existing listing? Get in touch! thegreenman/pagans-beyond- 10.30am every Sunday, editor@townherald.co.uk

1st Saxmundham Scouts Group at HQ, Memorial Field, Rendham Rd, Saxmundham. Boys and girls welcome to join. Beavers: Fridays 5.15pm to 6.30pm. Ages 6 to 8, Contact Lisa Wood saxbeavers@hotmail.co.uk 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 5.30-6.30pm novices 7 to 8.30pm intermediates. Westleton Village Hall. Oneto-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 leda2713@btinternet.com Dress comfortably. No experience necessary. Pagans Beyond The Pale. Discussion Grp Badingham, Nr Framlingham 7.15 for 7.30. Meets monthly, on the Wednesday after the New

the-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. KT Crafts Craft Fair, Saxmundham Market Hall, 1st Sat, 9.30am to 1.30pm. Free entry, refreshments. Call Tina 01728 604784. In aid of local charities. 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 Thurs, Blythburgh Village Hall from 8 to 9.30pm. Open to all abilities. Dancers and musicians welcome.

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. GreenerSax come and join a friendly transition group, working towards a more sustainable Saxmundham and surrounding villages. greenersax@hotmail.co.uk call 07801 065385, website www.greenersax.org.uk 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

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www.bistroatthedeli.co.uk Regular events. Extraordinary Coffee! coffee morning every Friday and Saturday 10-11.30am in aid of church funds. All are welcome. PASTEL Fun Workshops 1st/3rd Saturdays (10.30am3.30pm) at Fromus Centre. For young adults aged 1525 with a learning disability. www.pastel.org.uk or contact 01728 604944 or email don.tricker@pastel.org.uk 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, ali.crawford@virgin.net for info. Saxmundham Art Group Fromus Centre, Thursday afternoons from 1-4pm. New members welcome. £1.75 per session. Please contact Judy 01728 602353. Saxmundham Royal British Legion every 3rd Wednesday at the Gannon rooms. 7.45pm. Contact Rose Damiral White 603817. Sax Boules. Sats from 1.30pm. Friendly group meets at Carlton Park and welcomes newcomers. Opens session/fun event May 4th at 1.30pm. Contact Jennie Pink 604340.

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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@ bebbington2.orangehome.co.uk

Aldeburgh Art Group. Meets at The Baptist Chapel, 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. Monthly Market Yoxford Village Hall, 2nd Sat 9am-1pm. Stalls and refreshments, raising funds for village hall. 01728 668529 or email dawn@ip17.co.uk Sax IT Club. Wednesdays Fromus Centre. Times, etc at www.saxitclub.org.uk Saxmundham W.I. Meets 3rd Thursday 7.30-9.30pm United Reform Church Chapel Road. Walking, play reading, lunch groups. Contact Jenny Mann 01728 604608

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. Telephone 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://aldevalleyfamilyhistory group.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 simon@simonbridge.co.uk or 01728 648420. Halesworth & District Flower Club Meet 2nd Mondays at Wenhaston Village Hall 2.pm, doors open 1.30pm. Visitors £4.

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Coming Events Sponsored by The Computer Cabin at HG Crisp Every Sunday in October, 11 am, services at Saxmundham United Reformed Church. Preachers this month: 6th, Rev Bill Mahood; 13th, Mr William Glasse (with Holy Communion); 20th, Mrs Nichola Glasse; 27th, Mr Keith Scarff (with coffee after the service).

Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October is Hospice Care Week. St Elizabeth Hospice staff will be out and about in local communities raising awareness of Hospice care and encouraging local people to pledge their support for the Hospice. For more information www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Every Monday and Tuesday in Sweffling and Framlingham, until late December. Conversational French classes in friendly setting with tutor who is a native French speaker. Cost £76 per 10-week term (£69 for over-65s). For information on places available this term contact Agnès Clough on 01728 621276 or 07896 964626 or agnesclough1@gmail.com Winter term due to commence 6 January 2014.

Tuesday 8 October, 7:30 pm, Church Hall Aldeburgh. Michael Warren will give a presentation entitled “Throughout the year with a horticultural photographer” for Aldeburgh Gardening Club. Admission free to members, £2 for guests and visitors to include tea/coffee & biscuits. Everyone is welcome.

Friday 4 October 1.30pm, Saxmundham Library Friday Readers Book Group, currently reading ‘The Black Book’ by Ian Rankin. Saturday, 5 October 2013 – Cats Protection Cat Homing Fair, at the Church Hall, Aldeburgh. Cats available for viewing and adoption, subject to welfare checks. Cat chat and advice. Cats Protection goods for sale. Saturday 5th October at 7pm, Saxmundham Library A fun quiz with questions for both adults and children. Everyone welcome. £3 per person to include tea / coffee / squash & biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer and glasses too! All proceeds to Saxmundham Library Friends for future events & equipment. Sunday 6 October, 3.00 pm, Melton Old Church. “Couperin by Candlelight”: music by Handel, Scarlatti, Couperin and Frescobaldi performed on the harpsichord by Christine Whiffen. Admission £8, free to school-age students. As seating is limited, booking ahead is strongly advised. Contact 01394 420556. Visit www.eastanglianacademy.org.uk for more information.

Wednesday 9 October, 7.30pm, Leiston United Church Hall. Bill Baston will give an illustrated talk on Birds of Suffolk for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Admission £2.50. Friday 11th October, Saxmundham Library The Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project in the car park outside the library. They provide a wealth of information about local and national agencies and organisations. FREE tea, coffee and cake. Saturday 12 October, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, The White Horse, Sweffling (and thereafter the first Saturday of the month). First autumn meeting of The Writer's Hut. Fiction, non-fiction, humour, drama, plays develop writing skills for personal or professional use. Small group - new members welcome. For details contact timcazalet@gmail.com or 01 728 663683 Search 'Sweffling Writer's Hut' for the website. Monday 21 October, 7:30pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Saxmundham. This month's speakers at the Alde Valley Family History Group are Vic Harrup & Valerie Fenwick. Admission £1.50 members, £2.50 non-members to include coffee, tea and biscuits. Experienced family historians are at most meetings to help with research. For more information about this event and how

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Coming Events Sponsored by The Computer Cabin at HG Crisp to join the group, contact Nigel Turner on 01502 718019.

hall. For more information or to offer help call Pam Garratt on 01728 603995.

Saturday 26 October, 11am to 2pm, Leiston Community Centre (next to the fire station). Autumn Fair for St Margaret's Church. Stalls with cakes, books & games, nearly new, a bottle stall, a grand draw and lots more. Refreshments will include delicious home-made soups. Admission free.

Saturday 30 November/Sunday 1 December, from 10am each day, Kelsale Village Hall. Art and Craft Exhibition organized by the Kelsale Art Group. With Christmas approaching it may be a good time to buy some exclusive artwork or beautiful handmade quilts, bags, cards and clothing as presents!

Sunday 27 October, 10am to 5pm, Long Shop Museum, Leiston. At the museum's annual “Final Fling”, the Works shunting engine, Sirapite, will be in steam and offering rides during the afternoon, plus an assembly of visiting engines as well as other visiting displays,Admission £5 adults, £4.50 concessions, £2.50 children (5-15) and a flexifamily ticket (max 2 adults and 3 children) is £12. Children under 5 free. Sunday 27 October, 12 noon, St Michael’s Church, Framlingham. “The Grand Organ”: music by J.S.Bach, Buxtehude and Pachelbel played by John Stafford on the 1674 Thomas Thamar organ. Admission free, leaving collection. For more information contact 01394 420556 or visit

www.eastanglianacademy.org.uk Thursday, 31 October 2013 – Cats Protection Black Cat Day - Black cats are harder to home than their colourful cousins. Can you home one? See www.framandsax.cats.org.uk for details. Looking ahead Friday 1 November Saxmundham Adventure Playground Bonfire Night. Starts at 6.30pm Carlton Park, Saxmundham. BBQ, Raffle, Hot Drinks, "Build a Guy" and of course Fireworks. Whatever the weather please come along and support us. Entrance is free, but donations are welcome. Saturday 2 November, 6pm, Kelsale Recreation Ground, Kelsale-cum-Carlton annual bonfire party starting with the children’s lantern procession from the village

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Saxmundham Library News The Summer Reading Challenge ‘Creepy House’ saw 102 children register and 60 finished the challenge. We had a lovely presentation where our County Councillor Michael Gower presented the children with their medals and certificates. A very BIG thank you to our 11 wonderful volunteers who worked over the 6 weeks a total of 114 voluntary hours. Quiz Sheet £1. Pop into the library and buy yourself, family member or friend a copy. Challenge yourself and be in with a chance of winning a prize. Bookstart – BabyBounce sessions every Tuesday (Term Time Only) 9.30am – 10am & Friday 10.30am – 11am. Suitable for Parents and carers with 0-3 year olds. FREE activity. Become a FRIEND of Saxmundham Library only £2 each per year. It’s never too late and we now have over 70 Friends. Support your local library!

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What's Cooking? Sponsored by Cheesy Pancakes with Cauliflower and Broccoli Time: 45 minutes Serves: 3-6 Ingredients 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets 50g unsalted butter 50g plain flour 450ml Waitrose Semi-Skimmed Milk 142ml pot Waitrose Single Cream 200g Waitrose West Country Farmhouse Mature Cheddar, grated 1 bunch salad onions, washed and finely chopped Pinch nutmeg 200g pack frozen 6 Suzettes Hand Cooked Pancakes, defrosted 2 tbsp Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Sundried Tomato Paste Method Preheat the oven to 200째C, gas mark 6. Place the broccoli and cauliflower florets in a pan of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Drain thoroughly. Meanwhile, place the butter, flour and milk in a medium pan. Allow the butter to melt then gradually bring to the boil, whisking continuously for about 4-5 minutes to make a thick, smooth sauce. Whisk in the cream, then remove from the heat and add 150g of the cheese, the salad onions and nutmeg. Season to taste. Place the broccoli and cauliflower in a bowl with half the cheese sauce. Spread each pancake with 1 teaspoon of tomato paste, then divide the filling equally between the pancakes and roll up. Arrange the pancakes in a large shallow ovenproof dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with a Waitrose Mixed Salad Bowl and some warm Waitrose Italian Style Ready to Bake Pane Rustico.

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Chickpea and Spinach Pasta Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 x 410g can Waitrose Organic Chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 x 350g Waitrose Perfectly Balanced Tomato and Herb Sauce 500g Waitrose Penne Fresh Egg Pasta 235g bag Waitrose Spinach for Cooking 25g Castelli Vegetarian Cheese, shavings Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle (optional) Method Place the chickpeas in a medium pan with the tomato sauce. Add 50ml cold water to each of the empty tubs, swirl it around, then pour it into the pan. Gently bring to the boil over a low heat. Turn off the heat and cover. Meanwhile, place a large pan of water over a high heat and bring to the boil. Then add the pasta and return to the boil for 5 minutes or until the pasta is just tender. Remove from the heat and drain thoroughly. Stir in the spinach and allow to wilt. Tip the pasta into a serving dish and pour the hot pasta sauce and chickpea mixture over the top, then toss together and season with black pepper. Top each serving with Castelli Vegetarian Cheese shavings and a drizzle of olive oil. Both recipes this month are suitable for vegetarians.

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Peakhill Farm diary When berries are many in October, beware a hard winter... As we look towards the autumn at Peakhill Farm there is a sense of things ending as well as new things starting a bit like how many feel after Xmas at New year! The rhythm of the farm shifts. The harvest is done and the activities associated with summer at Peakhill start to draw to a close. On the camp site it's the end of the summer season and the end of the 'holiday feeling' that our lovely campers bring with them. October marks the start of the winter maintenance programme getting things stowed away and shipshape for next year, making sure the cattle sheds and yards are strawed-up and ready for our 'girls' to come into their winter quarters. As Christmas moves into everyone's minds we need to plan our meat supplies with our butcher and shift from steaks and BBQ-fare to plenty of stewing and roasting cuts to keep our customers warm through the winter! But before we get too far ahead of ourselves it's a great time to stop and look around at what October has to offer. Our vegetable garden is bursting with colour- orange and yellow squashes and pumpkins all ready for 'punky night' and Halloween, dark

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Rob's favourite pumpkin! green chard and spinach leaves and lush winter salad crops. We will take time out to walk around the farm and appreciate the changing colours of the trees and hedges, the bumper berry crops the hedgerows are offering up this year, and say our goodbyes to the remaining swallows ahead of their amazing journey south again. Apparently, before people understood migration, we thought swallows went to the bottom of lakes and ponds to overwinter! Like the swallows, Rob is not a fan of the darker months of the year-he quite likes the idea of migrating over-winter to warmer climes- I guess he will have to settle for teabreaks next to (not under) the Peakhill ponds! Karen White


School Report Dog Mess Competition at Saxmundham Primary School Before the summer holiday the pupils of Saxmundham Primary School were helping with the growing problem of dog mess on the paths near by the school. Several pupils entered a competition to come up with a sign that reminds owners to clean up after their pets. The winner was Grace Stacey, age 5 and her picture features on our back page this month. Other notable entries are shown opposite. These are by Zoe Feveyear, (shown bottom) aged 10, Verity Knee, aged 6 (top left) and Amy Benstack, aged 7 (top right). Let's hope these signs help dog owners to remember to do the right thing.

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Letters to the Town Herald Write to editor@townherald.co.uk, Town Herald, c/o HG Crisp, 27 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF

Benhall & Sternfield Annual Memorial Flower Show Dear Town Herald, The Committee of the Benhall & Sternfield Annual Memorial Flower Show & Sports thank all the local traders for their most generous support through sponsoring advertisements in our Show programme and donating prizes for our Grand Draw. This helped make our Show on 10th August another successful event and enabling it to continue. We did make a profit and that will be used to support local organisations and clubs.

COPY DATES The Town Herald is published at the beginning of the month. The deadline for Issue 16 is 5pm, on October 20 for November 2013 publication. Call 01728 885147 editor@townherald.co.uk or deliver copy to HG Crisp in Saxmundham High Street. Items may be edited and appear subject to space. FRIENDS OF THE TOWN HERALD Mrs Marjorie Robertson, Louis Baum THANKS TO Belinda Moore, Bob Foyers, Penny Robertson, Suzy Powling, Karen White. PUBLISHER Joe Cassels, 22 St Johns Road, Saxmundham

Pat Robbins 2013 Show Chairman

Pumpkin Man Dear Town Herald I spotted this super hero in Peasenhall Methodist Church. The Pumpkin Man (pictured, right) was made by members of the congregation for the Harvest festival. I thought your readers might like it. Brenda Sore ReFuel Café; adjacent to Samkins Garage, Saxmundham, IP17 1DJ. Quality home cooked food at competitive prices. Parking, Take-away, Newspapers, Children’s Menu Advertising 1000 copies of the Town Herald are printed and distributed in Saxmundham, Leiston and surrounding villages. Line ads start from £1 for 140 characters. Pictorial or box ads start at £12 per insertion for an eighth-page ad. Call 01728 885147 editor@townherald.co.uk

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The incredible pumpkin man!

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