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EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to the JANUARY ISSUE Hello and welcome to our January issue!.

It’s a special month for us here at the directory, we’re celebrating 15 years in print for the Moreton Hall Directory and 5 years for our Southgate issue! Happy birthday to us! Go to page 8 where we pay tribute to this very special occasion! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas by the way, and wishing you all a very happy new year. Without your support over the years we may not still be writing this. We truly appreciate all our advertisers and contributors to the magazines, without whom we wouldn’t be able to produce the directories each month. We’re proud to be part of the community spirit both on the Moreton Hall, and in the Southgate area, so please enjoy this months magazine and we’ll see you in February!

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Directory Celebrating

15 years in print!

This issue marks the 180th issue of the Moreton Hall Directory (and the 61st issue of the Bury St Edmunds Directory, the Southgate edition). Wow! How time flies... Some of you may even remember the very first issue 15 years ago, back then our friend Tina was at the helm, she started the publication completely single-handedly and what a success she made of it! Fast forward a few years to when Jeremy and I took over the mantle from Tina. We knew that it had already become part of the Moreton Hall community so we were always mindful to keep it relevant and a great source of local information for you all. 5 years ago, we introduced a second magazine to the Southgate area after lots of persuasion from Bob Jones (thank you Bob!) who felt it would be a great addition to the Southgate community as well as Moreton Hall. The magazine has moved on since it’s early days, and distribution is increasing all the time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our advertisers over the years, our readers and our contributors, without whom we simply wouldn’t be able to put the magazine together each month. We have some fantastic columnists for both the magazines, who have been with us month in month out over the years, but, a very special mention is needed for Frank Warby who has been with us since day one. I honestly cannot

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remember a single issue in 15 years, when he hasn’t supplied his content, whatever has been going on in his life at the time, he never fails to make the deadline. Thank you Frank. As we move forward, we can’t ignore the fact that print publications are becoming less popular what with the internet, we’ve seen a few local publications come and go in the last 15 years, but we’re very proud to be still going strong and we hope to continue to do so for as long as possible! Please do remember to mention the directory if you contact any of the local businesses that advertise in the magazine, and let them know where you found them, we’d really appreciate it. So finally, thank you to all our readers over the years, we look forward to popping through your letterbox each month for the next 15 years!

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Brought to you by Councillor Frank Warby Contact Frank on 07818 455472 or email frankjwarby@yahoo.co.uk

JANUARY 2020 Welcome to 2020, here is wishing you one and all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. In relation to the festive season I would like to say what a great job the town did with the events that were put on, the Christmas market and the lights switch in the town were all really good. On our estate the number of houses that were decorated was special. Mr Crack of Kembold Close has set up a Just Giving page to raise money online rather than a charity pot outside his home. Again, the community centre did not let us down with it’s array of events, music, dances, kids parties, all on our doorstep, the carol service at Christ Church too. Well done to all who that helped. Mr Cracks charity house lights on Kembold Close

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YOUTH CLUB Sadly we had to close the club just before Christmas due to the number of children attending, this was mainly because of the Christmas school events, however, we will be open on the second week of school and are looking forward to having all the children back, if you have children aged between 9 and 14, bring them along on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm - 8.30pm where they can meet their school friends to play games and let off steam, they can make new friends in a warm, safe environment.

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Alas during the Christmas period, a lot of houses had someone trying their doors during the day and at night times, one person even caught someone pushing a piece of hooked wire through their letter box attempting to get their keys out, by the time they got the door open, the culprit was racing down the road! Just a note of advice, whether at home or out, lock your doors, don’t leave the keys in the door or in easy reach. Report any strangers or strange cars or vans.

Our Woodlands Some of you may have noticed that more wood chippings have been laid in Pond Covet, I ordered some at the beginning of December and took a barrow load and spread it at the front of the covet, but was unable to do more, what a lovely surprise to find that our good friends from the Woodland Way had spread the whole Covet on Sunday. Many thanks to them and also for the wonderful work they do in our woods, keeping it tidy and clean, more of our unsung heroes. While walking through the woods be careful of branches falling and with all the wind and rain some of our older trees are falling.

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MORETON HALL NEWS... from Peter Thompson, Mayor

Email: peter.thompson@westsuffolk.gov.uk Mobile: 07810 868986

FREE GIFT!

I’d like to draw your attention to a free gift! No, not one you receive, but one that you can give. We have a community blood donation point at Moreton Hall Community Centre and you are able to go along roughly once a month. You can register at my.blood.co.uk/preregister and there are already sessions on 13/01/20, 24/02/20 and 09/03/20.

Are You there, SID-ney? You may have seen our mobile Speed Indicator Device (SID) popping up from time to time. At time of writing, it currently lives in Moreton Hall. We can get traffic data from this device and it is definitely helping with safety issues in the area. Tony Whittingham and I are currently looking into the purchase of a second device which would be more for Moreton Hall alone. Thanks to Tony and Diane (amongst others) for organising it’s deployment.

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Hole-y Smokes!

We are continuing our pledge at Town Council to combat the gap left by Suffolk County Council in regards to pavements and road surfaces breaking up. I’ve spoken about this many times before, but we have a situation where some smaller, non-urgent jobs are deferred for long periods of time. My predecesor in the Chair put forwards a plan which is working. We have already resurfaced a length of pavement on Symonds Rd and we have an area in the pipeline on Heldhaw Rd which is being assessed now by highway officers. At time of printing, we should have the budget for next year agreed in order to continue works right across the town.


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Can I begin by wishing you all a Happy New Year During the next 12 months the Association will continue lobbying our councillors (and others), regarding the following issues which continue to be a problem. Traffic HGV’s using the roads on our estate (despite the Relief Road), has become a major cause of concern especially along the Orttewell Road. Do we need to set up a speed watch group? Air Quality With special reference to engine idling outside schools and places used by people with health problems. The Residents Association has taken an active part in meetings organised by West Suffolk Council to discuss and inform on this topic and also participated in an information stall on Bury Market in the run up to Christmas Car and lorry parking We will hopefully be ensuring that the promised change in civil parking

responsibility from the police to the district council takes place, and the enforcement required is carried out. You may have noticed the reappearance of SID ( speed indicating device ) on the estate. These are supplied and operated by the Town Council and they do have the capability to record all speeds over 30mph. Another matter which seems to have support across all residents associations is the need for a Park and Ride operation in Bury, do please let us know if you would support this? As always please do contact us if you have any estate issues, comments or suggestions at :Our Website https:// moretonhallresidents.wordpress.com. e-mail secretarymhra@gmail.com or you can attend our committee meeting on Thursday 16th January at 19 30 at the Community Centre.

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What’s been happening at... ABBOTS GREEN Primary School Abbots Green Academy blow the cobwebs away!

What better way to embrace the chilly season than with a penguin plod? This month at Abbots Green Academy, our Reception pupils took part in a Penguin Plod! As part of the morning, families came together to support the annual fundraising event to raise over £500.00! Every child created their own penguin head wear, ready to help embark on the fun! Against the wind and rain children flew around our allweather pitch to complete a run for 5 minutes without 16 | JANUARY 2020

stopping, as the parents cheered the runners, it was fair to say there was not only a smile on everyone’s faces but pink noses too! To warm up afterwards, families came together to create penguin cookies and a well-deserved hot chocolate, however more importantly another memory to add to the collection at such a special time of year. At Abbots Green Academy, we are proud of the opportunities that we plan for our children to

share with their families in celebration of our learning throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about Abbots Green Academy, contact the school office on 01284 718818 to arrange a school tour with the Head teacher, Mrs Ang Morrison. We look forward to welcoming you soon!


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TREE PLANTING AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS

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ree planting is one way to absorb a bit of carbon dioxide from the air; as trees grow the carbon is formed into wood which is permanently lost to the atmosphere (at least until the wood is burnt or falls to the ground and decomposes). Another way of getting trees to grow is to do nothing, and they will grow by themselves. Around 20% of Natterer’s Wood was left to grow its own trees, which happened successfully although patchily and there was a large growth of non-native species such as Swedish Whitebeam and holm oak. Non-native species

generally support fewer insects and therefore contribute less to biodiversity and the food chain than native species do. This is because our native insects have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to be able to efficiently exploit the tree species available to them. Woodland ways will enrich the part of Natterer’s Wood containing Swedish Whitebeam, in January, by planting some native species in the gaps. Species like English oak, birch and others will be planted, to provide a

home for the insects and the species which rely on them. Planting will be slow, because its a brambly area, and unlike self-sown trees there will be several years of weeding around the bases to stop them being overwhelmed by bramble and other species. But in the long term at least some will survive to improve the woodland biodiversity, offset a tiny bit of Moreton Hall’s carbon emissions and make the wood a nicer place to be. In a hundred years time these trees will still be growing for us.

Join us at Woodland Ways... Woodland Ways next work party is at Natterer’s Wood on Sunday 12th January at 10am. Please join us and plant a tree! No experience is needed and all are welcome; we’ll show you what to do. Wear bramble-resistant boots and trousers. For more information please see www.woodlandways.org.uk, see the Woodland Ways noticeboard in the Community Centre, contact Nick Sibbett on 01284 723847 or email chair@woodlandways.org.uk.

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend time with your loved ones, and a huge thank you to all the staff in the hospital, out in the community and all the other emergency services that worked so hard to look after us and our families over the festive period. 2019 was another amazing year and thank you to every single person who supported us, be it by fundraising, volunteering, being a sponsor, and for choosing us as your charity of the year. 2020 is going to be a very exciting year for us, as we recently got to launch our Butterfly Appeal. We need to raise ÂŁ340,000 to build a dedicated indoor space within a beautiful garden so a terminally ill patient can be surrounded by their loved ones in their final days. Today approx. 25 patients will need the help of our end of life services and currently there is no dedicated space for them to have privacy and time with those who matter away from the hustle and bustle of the ward. Our vision is to create a glassfronted building which will be able to accommodate a patient in their

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Happy New Year! LSS has kicked off its 2020 fundraising with a bang! The painting so very kindly donated to LSS by Colin Ball has raised a magnificent £258.37. A big thank to all who bought raffle tickets. LSS will use these monies in its ongoing support for patients by purchasing and donating clinical equipment to the West Suffolk Lymphoedema Service along with also supporting staff training. LSS’s 27th January meeting will be... The Shed – Community Project in Mildenhall Roz Hamil will be talking to LSS about the community garden that provides facilities to meet the need for horticultural therapy.The Shed gives a comfortable space to drop in and sit a while, or learn a new craft and skill, or attempt some gardening project Dates for your diary - LSS 2020 meetings will be on the following dates: 27TH JANUARY 2ND MARCH 1ST JUNE 10TH AUGUST 19TH OCTOBER 7TH DECEMBER All LSS meetings are from 7pm – 9pm at at Moreton Hall Community Centre. Do come along and find out more about living with, and managing, Lymphoedema and Lipoedema in a relaxed and friendly setting, along with a cuppa and biscuits.

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In December the theme was all about Christmas and an embroidery plastic canvas was achieved. This was a tutor led session by a lady with a dry sense of humour, we had a good laugh with her. A new craft experience for us all and certainly a challenge until we got into the rhythm of counting along the rows and the turning at each end. Items used were the plastic canvas cut into shape, a tapestry needle, wool, ribbon and decorative motif.

The friendships within and hold out a hand to invite new friends to join us. Support is a vital and an integral part with which needs nurturing. Growth to prevent loss of a necessity in times of loneliness and isolation. The next meeting is on Thursday 16th January from 2pm—4pm with refreshments included. Birds and Beyond Falconry are the first speaker presentation of the year. A mother and daughter team based in Bury who enjoy falconry with a passion and sharing their knowledge and experience with all ages. A wide range of activities and interactive sessions with the birds are available and even being encouraged to get close and handle these majestic animals. The programme this year, of which there are 11 meetings, sees a variety of speakers. A mixture of pain related to alternative therapies to movement to music and other interests. We are a warm and welcoming friendly group of likeminded people and encompass all needs, age ranges (18+) and gender. The atmosphere created is a warm hearted sociable blend to encourage positive feelings and for you to know you are not alone. A face-to-face non-judgmental group. Meetings are relaxed and informal for both those in pain and their loved ones. 24 | JANUARY 2020

A box and a star were given to each member to complete, sadly time was against us in the session so they were completed at home. As you can see they are very effective and as the picture shows, many designs can come together as gifts. The next crafty session is on 2nd January and the theme will be a stepper card, another new challenge. Sessions are held on the first Thursday of each month from 1pm to 4pm with refreshments included. A variety of themes will be planned for throughout the year to maintain interest. Crafting has been proven to be beneficial for wellbeing and we certainly appreciate time together in a light hearted, socially engaging atmosphere whereby we help each other, have a good laugh and go home with a sense of achievement. Both meetings are held in the small hall of Southgate Community Centre in Bury.

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I am pleased to announce my new wellbeing workshops, commencing in January 2020. My passion is supporting others to positively transform their wellbeing through nutritional and lifestyle factors. Speaking from experience I have managed my own health issues in this way having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. The impacts of MS were many including fatigue and neurological symptoms. My medications whilst supporting the reduction of relapses left me with additional unwanted symptoms to be managed with yet more medications. Left thinking there must be a better way, I could not accept that I was going to feel this way for the rest of my life. This led to me training at the renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine in

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Welcome back to the 19th hole and HAPPY NEW YEAR. Here’s hoping we are healthy and happy all year and that we can play some good golf along the way. So its at this time of year that we all made some new year’s resolutions of things we would like to do more or better this year. I have made a golfing resolution this year… its is to play more course around the country. There are so many wonderful courses around the UK and this year I am going to try and play a few more that I have never played before.

What GOLFING New Years resolution could you make for 2020? NEW SEASON – NEW START The European and PGA Tour have already re started and the early season tournaments see the Pro’s playing in the sunshine abroad. As always we have a packed schedule for the year ahead, we have all four major as always and of course the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits… 2020 is going to be a great year of golf! Tour Stops in JANUARY – Who will start the season well? European Tour South African Open Abu Dhabi HSBC Omega Dubai Desert Classic Saudi International

PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions Sony Open The American Express Farmers Insurance Open Waste Management Phoenix Open COACHES CORNER – Gain YARDAGE in 2020!! Would you like to add a few extra yards to your game this year? I certainly do, so I have put together THREE keys moves that will allow you to gain those extra yards this year.

TURN and STOP The shoulders pay a massive role in building up POWER into the backswing. Pay attention however to where YOUR shoulders STOP turning, this indicates the top of YOUR backswing. This point is far enough for you to GENERATE and USE the power you have built up, remember you have to be effective from this position and create GOOD STRIKES as well as SPEED. Don’t worry if the backswing looks SHORT, there are some amazing players that look this way and they still hit it great distances. BODY FIRST I would like to see your body lead into the downswing, your hands can then follow this will allow the body to start turning while you feel that the hands have been left behind. This creates a stretch across your body producing more POWER. A nice way to think about this is to keep your hands to the right side of your body early in the downswing, this can be monitored better in practice from a front on position like in the photo. This movement from the body means the larger muscle groups are doing more of the work, and controlling the arms and hands better through impact.

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SHOULDER UP AND AWAY Getting your left shoulder working up and your chest/body opening is a great feeling to have when hitting driver. This move through impact encourages more of an upward strike with driver through impact, giving us a better launch on the ball. Better launch angles and a solid strike will GAIN YOU DISTANCE!! If you watch all of the BIG HITTERS on tour they all make this move, now I am not saying we need to do it to the same degree as those guys. However, if we can all get just a little better through impact we have the ability to add a few extra yards. The guys at PGA LIFE 365 have a videos on this topic and much more. Please visit them on YouTube at PGA LIFE 365 and don’t forget to help them out with a LIKE and hit SUBCRIBE to get all of their content FREE OF CHARGE every time they release a video. I hope this edition of the 19th Hole has helped, if you would like any advice or help with your golf game please get in contact. Here’s to a great month of golf, and I will see you in February.

DECEMBER 2019 The Moreton Hall WI Christmas party this month was a singalong FULL PAGE FLIGHT LAB with the wonderful Bury Ukulele Players who were suitably attired in Christmas jumpers. We warmed up with a few rock songs, moving on to some more Christmassy songs. This was followed by a fish & chip supper and refreshments. The Bury Drop In Centre was our chosen charity this year and our members generously gave a huge box full of toiletries and the proceeds of the raffle.

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RECIPE

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INGREDIENTS: 2 x 425g cans pitted black cherries, in syrup 6 tbsp cherry jam 200g butter, softened 200g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 50g self-raising flour 140g ground almond 1 tsp almond extract 50g flaked almond icing sugar, for dusting cream or custard, to serve

METHOD: Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the syrup from the cherries and the jam into a saucepan. Boil for 10-15 mins until the liquid has reduced by half and is thick and syrupy, and add the cherries to the pan. Pour into a baking dish, roughly 18 x 25cm, then set aside. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, almonds, almond extract and a pinch of salt with an electric whisk until combined. Dollop the sponge mixture over the cherries and spread to a smooth layer, trying not to disturb the cherries underneath too much. Scatter over the flaked almonds, then bake for 45 mins until a skewer inserted into the sponge layer comes out clean. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then dust with icing sugar and serve with cream or, better yet, custard.

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Rinse the chicken thighs with water. Pat try with paper towels. Mix all the ingredients in the Marinade. Stir to combine well. Combine the chicken thighs with the Marinade and marinate for 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken and all the garlic Sriracha marinade to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil to prevent burning. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes, or until cooked. Remove the foil, spoon the dripping over the chicken and broil the chicken for 1 minute to char the surface of the chicken. Remove from heat, sliced into pieces, garnish with the white sesame, scallions and serve immediately.


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Tom Curran takes over from Ben Whittaker as 2nd team captain, Tom has played all his cricket at Bury St Edmunds and was a key member of the team that won promotion to Division 2 of the Two counties League last season. Promotion is important as the gap between the 1st team playing in the East Anglian Premier League is now that much closer. We reported earlier that Daniel Moriarty after discussions with Alex Stewart has secured a contract with Surrey, this is a terrific step for this promising young player it will be a loss to Bury St Edmunds but for the right reason. The other young player who joined from South Africa in 2019 Justin Broad has been given a contract by the MCC Young Cricketers and will continue to play for the club.

Indoor nets at the Victory Ground Sports Centre operated by South Lee School will commence after Christmas this will provide coaching and playing for young players boys and girls as well as ladies and senior players of all abilities. The club is keen to welcome new players young and old of all abilities please contact David Barker at david@ejbarker.co.uk or by phone 07876496064 for further information..

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Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum A Very Happy New Year

So 2020 is here – how the year has flown past! Before we look towards our new season we need to reflect on our past year.

We have faired very well with more visitors, more contacts with the local community and an increase in donations. All these reflect on the very hard work that the committee and volunteers put in. When I have the figures for attendance and income I will relay them to you – they genuinely reflect a very increased interest in the museum. The year contained a variety of events – the Echoes of the Past day, education evenings to youngsters (and seniors), visits by Veteran relatives and the Fly In weekend in September. All these couldn’t have taken place without ALL helpers. Our success leads to a further demand - and so I repeat – please can you help? Whatever you can assist with (skilled, knowledgeable, practical or not) you are very welcome to become involved. The final month of the year brings firstly the Annual General Meeting. The new committee (with some re-elections) was elected: Graham Sage - Chairman, Michael Brundle - Treasurer, Wendy - Sage Secretary, Clint Cansdale, Chris Day, Judith Atkins, Paul Groves and Ian Simpson (Co-opted). We wish them every success for the new season. 50 | JANUARY 2020

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What to do in your garden this January.. So here it is 2020 and a Happy New Year to all Gardeners. So how did January get its name? From the ruler of new beginnings, gates and doors, the first hour of the day, the first day of the month, and the first month of the year, the Roman god Janus gave January its name. He was pictured as two-headed and situated so that one head looked forward into the New Year while the other took a retrospective view. For Gardeners the New Year is a time for new objectives and renewed commitments to long-term goals.

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THEATRE STAR TRAIL WINNERS ANNOUNCED Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Our Bury St Edmunds BID have today announced the winners of the Theatre Star Trail which took place over the summer in celebration of the theatre’s 200th Anniversary year. The winners were invited to the theatre to collect their prizes and have a photo taken together on the stage. 25 stars were placed around the town centre, each one with the name of a celebrity performer who has appeared at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, including Joanna Lumley, Dame Judi Dench, DBE; Sir Ian McKellen, CBE; Sir Derek Jacobi, CBE; Julian Clary, Michael McIntyre and more; participants were tasked with finding all of them, noting the names down on an entry form and handing them in. The correctly completed entries were gathered up, and a random draw took place in the theatre in late November, the ten winners were then invited to a prize giving ceremony on stage where a photo was also taken. Mark Cordell, CEO of the Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District (BID) said: “I was delighted to work in partnership with Theatre Royal to celebrate their 200th Anniversary by creating the Star Trail, which proved a popular attraction in our town centre during this year. It was great to see some of the performers featured on a star, visit the theatre during 2019. The trail this year was a little longer to walk around than our previous Wolf and WW1 trails but I was delighted to receive so many correct entries and I hope all the winners enjoy their prizes.”

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Julia Read, Head of Development at the theatre said: “Theatre Royal is a registered charity and the Star Trail raised a really splendid amount of £10,500 sponsorship from some of our wonderful local businesses. Their collective sponsorship and generosity contributed significantly towards Theatre Royal’s annual £170,000 fundraising target which goes towards its operating costs.” The trail’s sponsors in full are: Abbeycroft Leisure, Abbeyfields Clinic, Abbeygate Cinema, Angel Hotel, Ashtons Legal, Beckett Investment Management, Brancaster House, Century Logistics, Churchgates, Coastline Graphics, Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Gross & Co., Greene & Greene, Greene King, Jacobs Allen, JM Finn, Larkbridge, Oakes Barn, Our Bury St Edmunds BID, Sheridans, St Edmundsbury Wealth Management, The Arc, The Old Cannon, Troy and Vivien Gainsborough-Foot. The conclusion of the star trail is the penultimate event in Theatre Royal’s 200th Anniversary celebrations, with the pantomime Peter Pan forming a glittering finale to the year. The theatre has just recently announced its new spring 2020 season with another packed line-up of shows and events. Full details can be found on the website – www. theatreroyal.org, or by collecting a brochure from the theatre or various information points around Bury St Edmunds.


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MORETON HALL By the time you read this Christmas will be well and truly over and we will have seen the New Year in. It’s time to say a big thank you for all who contributed to the 600 shoe boxes we collected. Thank you for the hundreds of pounds raised by Christingle for the Children’s society that helps homeless teenagers. Thank you for the car loads of food sent to the food bank this Year. You are a very generous community. You may not know this but the three Kings, who are often remembered at the centre of the Christmas celebrations, only arrived some weeks after the birth of Jesus and not with the shepherds. All those Christmas cards are pretty but wrong. The Church has always known this and has a special season of the year called Epiphany to cover the event. What 82 | JANUARY 2020

‘Epiphany’ means is ‘Christ is revealed’; it is about sudden revelation. When people talk about having an epiphany, it means they see something they have never seen before, something which changes everything for them. As we begin our life together with a new government, it is worth remembering that the Kings, or wise people, came to pay tribute to Jesus, in other words to do Him homage. They were acknowledging more than He was a God and a sacrifice; they were acknowledging that He had the power over every king and every kingdom. Some people think Christianity seems to be dying out in Western Europe and particularly in England. Just because fewer and fewer people go

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January Services broken and isolated as well as when it when it was rich, famous and powerful. Part of the good news is that God has not finished with us yet and God has not finished with you yet. So, as we begin a New Year, join me in prayer asking God to guide you as an individual and us as a people into His Kingdom for in His kingdom justice prevails and all are provided for. Remember this above all else, He loves you more than you could ever possibly imagine, and therefore there is no need for recrimination, argument, backbiting, or false accusation; rather now is the time to seek peace, love, joy and, wherever possible, genuine reconciliation.

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Romantic Swan at Lavenham Hotel plans four Wedding Open Days Brides-to-be can explore the romance of the 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa at four Wedding Open Days in 2020. The stunning historic venue will be dressed for a wedding on Sunday 26 January, 8 March, 19 April and 1 November. Come along between 11am and 3pm and enjoy a glass of sparkling Prosecco and some delicious canapés. Then view the banqueting rooms and have an informal chat with one of The Swan’s experienced wedding planners. With its picture perfect façade, oak beamed interiors, open fires and medieval courtyard gardens, the hotel is a magical venue for weddings large and small all year around. It’s also licensed for civil ceremonies throughout the building so you can plan your entire celebration from start to finish at one romantic venue. For smaller, more intimate weddings The Swan has three elegant private rooms catering from four to 40 guests. Imagine holding your champagne reception

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Friday 24th - Saturday 25th January SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL (Improvised Musical) With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

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Friday 17th January BUBLE MEETS SINATRA: THE SHOWDOWN Michael Buble & Frank Sinatra fans will experience the closest thing to the superstars themselves in this exhilarating tribute musical. The ‘concert of the century that never was’ sees Michael Buble welcome into his world his idol Frank Sinatra, who’s time-travelled from his 1950s trilby-wearing prime to meet the sensational Canadian modern-day contender for his crown. So who will be your favourite when their worlds collide in this stunningly authentic new show featuring a full live band?

Saturday 18th January THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS A Night at the Movies Direct from London’s West End, join The Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band, for a brand new, all singing, all dancing hit parade, bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time. Featuring songs from Footloose, A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, The Full Monty and many more, not forgetting all the much-loved Blues Brothers classics, with a ton of surprises and lots of lunacy. Staying true to the legacy and style of Jake and Elwood, the show is performed in the same crazy, upbeat and hard-hitting style, which has made The Chicago Blues Brothers one of the most successful theatre shows touring the globe. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll have the time of your life.

Thursday 23rd january THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES 2020 If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show We all love a bit of guitar wielding in a song, it’s iconic, soulful and – oh what a beautiful instrument! The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time: from the 1950’s with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin and gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, through to modern day players such as the great Brian May and the electrifying Steve Vai, to name but a few! Call the Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or book online:

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building

& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 799586 MAS Building & Maintenance. . . . . . . 07595 426757 Windows, Doors & Conservatory Advisory Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615653 Window & Door Repair Centre. . . . . . 01284 615653 Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 763165 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07494 869756 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395 Granite Transformations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01473 851360 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824 Richard Dilley Architecture . . . . . . . . . 01284 330248 Target Carpet Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07900 833190 AJ Joinery Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 828184

The Lock Guys. . . 01284 220180 or 07761 800465 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors. . . . . . . . . 01284 220061 D. J. Haill Ltd Driveways, Paving & Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01449 737164 or 07766 024137 Anglian Home Improvements . . . . . . . 07497 467747 TW Building Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01638 610058 or 07493 616153 Bright & Beautiful Housekeeping . . . 01473 917057 Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning . . . . . . 07967 482598 LVS Electrical Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645540 or 07840 840534 Time for You Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 258991

home furnishings

Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Garland Street Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765942 Glasswells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752804

estate

& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444 Move It Removals & Storage. . . . . . . . . 01284 339799

business services

Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 The Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769841 Whiting Partners Accountants . . . . . . . 01284 752313 Elliss Solicitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763333 St Edmunds Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700488

food

& drink

Hubbards Butchers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 706583 Bury Whole Foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645456 Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Lotties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07583 609271 Ravenwood Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270345 Ice Infusions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 272577

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466

disco services

JLW Sound & Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 811574 or 07875 001979


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