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HORHAM & ATHELINGTON PARISH COUNCIL: Tel: 01379 384625
REDLINGFIELD PARISH MEETING (www.redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk):
Athelington, Horham
Tel: 01379 678835 Email: pc@redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL (www.midsuffolk.gov.uk):
Tel: 01449 724500 Email: webinfo@midsuffolk.gov.uk (0845 606 6067 & customerservice@csduk.com) & Redlingfield News
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL (www.suffolk.gov.uk):
Tel: 0845 606 6067 Email: customerservice@csduk.com ISTRICT COUNCILLOR: Elizabeth Gibson-Harries
Tel: 01379 384680 Email: elizabeth.gibson-harries@midsuffolk.gov.uk COUNTY COUNCILLOR: Guy McGregor
Tel: 01379 668434 Email: guy.mcgregor@councillors.suffolkcc.gov.uk MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (www.centralsuffolk.co.uk): Sir Michael Lord MP
Tel: 01728 685148 Email: mail@centralsuffolk.co.uk House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Our Community Police Officer is PC Tim Green & our Police Community Support Officer is Steven Long. Tel: 01284 774100 (Eye Police Station). Email: midsuffnorth.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.ukNon emergency calls: Tel: 01473 613500 Crimestoppers Tel: 0800 555 111 In an emergency dial 999. You should dial 999 when life is threatened or
people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary. It is better to be safe than sorry.
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:
GAS EMERGENCY: 0800 111 999ELECTRICITY EMERGENCY: 08007 838 838ANGLIAN WATER EMERGENCY: 0800 145 145 REPORTING A PROBLEM: You can report problems relating to: abandoned vehicles; damage to
street signs, litter bins; dogs; drainage; fly tipping; litter; noise; odour; rat or miceinfestations; refuse collection; and smoke, fumes or dust; online using the onesuffolk website (www.onesuffolk.co.uk/reportaproblem). This is a partnership involving the police and councils. HORHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Hav Wilkins Tel:01379 384625
REDLINGFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Chris Gibbons Tel:01379 678169
NHS DIRECT: A 24-hour confidential telephone service. You can ring for nurse advice if you
are feeling ill and unsure about what to do or for health information on particular conditions. Call 0845 4647 or visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk DOCTORS: Fressingfield Medical Centre, New Street, Fressingfield, IP21 5PJ – 01379
586227 and Stradbroke Medical Centre, Wilby Road, Stradbroke, IP21 5JN –01379 384220 (www.fressingfield-medical-practice.co.uk/). The Health Centre,Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DD – 01379 870689 (eyehealthcentre.co.uk/) Suffolk County Council's HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE at Brome: Opening times -
1 November to 31 January, 8am to 4pm; 1 February to 31 March, 8am to 5pm; 1 April to 30 September, 8am to 6pm; 1 October to 31 October, 8am to 5pm.
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Winter 2009 Issue no. 8
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Winter 2009
Winter 2009
A strange friendship ONE SATURDAYMORNING, they were getting on like a house on earlier this summer, Caroline fire. Quite a rare event I would say.
Risk stopped me on the road and asked if I had seen the unusual ON OCTOBER 10TH, I SPENT sight in her paddock. a few minutes watching the last of the The grass had been let to the joint young House Martins, which had just master of the Easton Harriers, Lydia fledged, having flying and feeding Harvey, and she had a grey mare >aY5ST[ :a [VSke which on this occasion, seemed to Four youngsters would hurtle around have "adopted" a roe deer for the for a few minutes before taking a rest IWS eaebWU[S [eW[ :aYDaSefeXadgbfa#*"bWab Wa e[fWadfZWkUS TWVW [hWdWV morning. They appeared to have on the wires, where to my surprise, the formed a mother and foal relationship, adults would bring them more food.
E_S WdXg Uf[a daa_ShS[ ST Wi[fZ][fUZW XadfZWe_S WdXg Uf[a with lots of maternal nuzzling going Hovering in front of them, with wings on. Caroline had spotted them at about whirring like humming birds, they $WKHOLQJWRQ +DOO  +RUKDP  ( H  6XIIRON  ,3 (- 6am and by the time I had got my shoved more flies down the throats of camera and crept as close as I could the lazy offspring, showing that for some photographs, it must have teenagers in the bird world like to be I was using some willows for cover Perhaps that is unfair and they need and as I cracked an old twig under my sustenance to keep twisting and foot, the deer spun round in my turning in order to master the fly- Servicing & Repairs
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REDLINGFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Christmas is not far off and so here
CAR & VAN SALES
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and assistance. So let's take full advantage of his experience and give the bad guys a hard time. David on 01378 678805 or email@davidlove.f9.co.uk Chris Gibbons
Winter 2009
Having been born inthe tall crop, leveretshave no idea what todo when the field isbare and wanderabout getting theirbearings. The LuckyEscape of the YearAward goes to ahedgehog which gotflicked up by thepick-up reel andbounced a couple oftimes like a ping-pong ball beforelanding safe outsidethe row. September's meagresupply of rainfall fellon one day, 13mm (or half an inch in oldmoney), on September 9th. This was more than alittle welcome, it both saved the life ofthe newly-planted oilseed rape cropand boosted the blackberry crop in thehedges. A great year for fruit andberries, the blackberries were smalland mean before this rain and half asbig again afterwards.
MY BIRDS-OF-PREY WATCHING get us worried, August turned out to has been a bit quiet, just one Marsh be the start of a great spell of weather Harrier. Quite blackish, and probably through into autumn. After the the same one, it was working the combine, we let the straw "make" for hedges around Chris Gibbons' on a day before the baler moves in, by October 9th. The best birdwatching which time some wildlife has taken has been in Mike and Janet's garden.
cover in it too. No end of hares get a The editor has noted two sightings of rude shock as the baler thunders close, a Hawfinch, a bird I have never seen.
breaking cover at the last moment.
Wash Farm Wildlife, Trevor Edwards
Winter 2009
Winter 2009
Tree O'Clock in woodsTHE OPEN DAY PLANNED that this ancient craft does not die out.
by New Reeding Woods Group The hedgerow still looks a little thin, for October 24th was cancelled so a few extra saplings will soon in favour of an event in December as thicken that up, and in the woodland part of National Tree Week. areas we will plant hazel, hawthorn, BBC Breathing Places is asking hornbeam and holly, then around the groups across the country to join in edge of the meadow a selection of fruit setting a new Guinness World Record and nut trees will be planted. for planting the most trees in multiple Hot soup and a barbecue will sustain locations. The aim is to plant a million all the enthusiasts that join us in this trees nationwide, beating the current challenge, and the task will not be too record of 653,143, arduous as the trees to be between 11am and noon planted are only saplings. on December 5th. The However to plant 200 challenge is called Tree trees in an hour will take O'Clock, and is a "big manpower, so please come moment in time" dedicated and help. Spade handle to the celebration of trees, Dibbers with a steel point and inspiring everyone to do one thing would be most useful, we have managed to borrow a few, but At Pound Lane Wood on the otherwise a garden spade will suffice.
Redlingfield Road in Horham the Tree planters are invited to come to challenge is to plant 200 trees within the wood at about 10.30 on December that hour, and we have identified areas 5th so that we are ready to meet the where trees can be planted in the challenge which starts at 11am. woodland and more willows can go in If the weather has not been too wet around the pond. there will also be horse and cart rides Many members of the Steering around Horham, and the wood group's Group went on a willow weaving, newest acquisition an International course earlier in the year, and a source 374 Tractor will be on display.
of willow wands would help ensure BIG COFFEE MORNING: Our Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at Horham
& Athelington Community Centre was a great success, raising £242.49! We had help
from Denham and Stradbroke as well as Redlingfield, Horham and Athelington so it
was a real joint effort. Macmillan are pleased with the proceeds and Kim Palmer and
Evelyn Adey are very grateful for everyone's support. Some people seemed happy to
spend the morning sitting and chatting over a cup of coffee. I am told that there used
to be regular coffee mornings, perhaps we should reinstate them? Evelyn Adey
Winter 2009
Winter 2009
EVERYONE'S A WINNER: The team from
Horham's 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association, top, accept Suffolk ACRE's Probert Award for the most outstanding community group. Pictured are John Kirkum, James Mutton, Suffolk ACRE's Lord Tollemarche and Helen Krawczyszyn. Heritage association chairman, James Mutton was also runner up in the Campbell Cup, which is presented to the most outstanding individual.
Pictured right is Lord Tollemarche presenting the Probert Award runners-up certificate to Sally Fogden of the Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project. And below, editors Evelyn Adey and Mike Ager, centre, accept the Parish Newsletter of the Year Award at Suffolk Association of Local Councils' agm from Stowupland Parish Council's Jerry Voden (left) and Mildenhall's John Barker.
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Remembering fallen Laxfield King's Head. The guest speaker was Peter Golding from ALARGE CROWD GATHERED round Stradbroke war memorialon Remembrance Sunday to Risley, our new county secretary. I pay their respects to the dead of two welcomed him on behalf of the branch world wars and other conflicts.
and in the Legion Tribute at the start Stradbroke & District Branch of the of the meeting I mentioned the names Royal British Legion's chaplain Rev of six members who passed away David Streeter conducted a short during the year plus former county service. The Last Post and standard bearer Derek Doy from   !" 
Reveille were sounded by Southwold who had #!$%!$ &'! $
Barry Sturgeon from Diss supported the branch for Salvation Army. I, as branch chairman, gave the Legion Reports were given by the Tribute and laid our wreath.
branch officers and all were All together 12 wreaths were elected for another year.
laid by local organisations. Ian Donations were made to the Bushnell from Horham carried the Poppy Appeal and county chairman's RBL standard and the Brownie Flag appeal for welfare work. I thanked all was carried by Aimee McDonald. Four for efforts during the year and was Diss Air Cadets also attended. This presented with a framed certificate was followed by a service conducted from the county for this year's county by Eric Havers. Our branch secretary walk, which raised £335 for the Jeremy Higgins said prayers and county welfare fund, by Peter committee member Albert Siggers Christmas greetings and a happy new year to all readers.
Your LOCAL Taxi Service TWENTY-EIGHT MEMBERS AND Michael Burton, Stradbroke &
guests attended the branch's agm at District RBL branch chairman
4 & 6 seat vehicles HELP FOR CHURCHES: Would you be prepared to help our parish churches by
‘examining' their annual accounts? Churches are required to have their accounts
Any length of journey reviewed by someone independent of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) butsuitable people are sometimes difficult to find. I am trying to compile a list of peopleavailable to do this. Church accounts do not, in general, need a full audit, merely a Best value for airports common-sense check. Anyone who has been in business or been a clerk/treasurerwould probably have the necessary knowledge and skills. There is advice availablefrom the Charity Commission and the Diocese. Examination is usually in February/March. If you are interested, please contact me on 01379 669258 ormary.lewis@tecova.com Mary Lewis, Hoxne Deanery Organiser, Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich
Winter 2009
COMMUNITY SHIELD: The Diss & District
branch of the Royal Air Force Association
(RAFA) has given Diss Air Cadets a shield to
be presented annually to the cadet who does
most for the community. John Blagden, the • Funerals arranged by trained Diss & District RAFA Branch welfare officer, experienced staff in our friendly Office & Chapel of Rest located at handed over the shield to the Air Cadets' office environment or in the The Old Stables, Chestnut Farm Commanding Officer Flight Lieutenant comfort of your own home Langton Green, Eye Emma Dixon. John became training officer • Free transport for visits to Suffolk, IP23 7HL of Diss Air Cadets Squadron in 1960 and registrars, our Chapel and other then served as adjutant from 1964 to 1974.
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I had no memory of peacetime. Individual efforts seem negligible but As a young adult the threat was of you only have to watch an ant's nest nuclear war, especially during the time or a beehive to see how great the Russians were trying to base achievements happen when small missiles in Cuba provoking a stand off creatures work together. Even if it with the US. For us, there didn't seem turned out that carbon was not the to be anything we could do, many of cause of Climate Change we would at us joined ‘Ban the Bomb' marches and least save the money we spend on fuel we all talked about it but generally felt and save the land from more landfill.
quite helpless.
Experience has taught me that Climate change is a real threat but at human beings are amazingly resilient least this time there are lots of ideas and adaptable, we need to work at it about how to fix it by reducing carbon and sometimes ‘roll with the punches' emissions; the science progresses all but above all hang on to our natural common sense! Evelyn Adey
Winter 2009
BRICK KILN FARM B&B Time to say ‘fare ye well A WELL-DESERVED WINTER TREAT
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Getting my clothes ready at just as bad – but I think you Worlingworth Suffolk IP13 7HX night for the next morning is a know what I mean – simply I form of "forecasting" as was am late for an appointment or getting food ready on Friday to in carrying out some task. feed the stock over the weekend. In So, on to the letter T.
other words forecasting involved Thill horse (or should I say "hoss") -
actions not guesses about the future.
This comes from the time when as Printed & published by Broadcast took on a new meaning
many as four horses in single file Evelyn Adey & Mike Ager for with the coming of radio and, later, would be used to transport heavy the villages of Athelington, Therapies may be booked Horham, Redlingfield and TV. It used to involve sowing grain by wagonloads for long distances along independently. For more information surrounds. The editors hand. The sower would walk up and our narrow roads. The thill horse was on therapies contact Linda on reserve the right to edit or 01728 627939 or log on to refuse submissions. The ST JOHN'S DENHAM: At St John's we are looking forward to our Carol Service at
views expressed in the For more information on B&B 3pm on December 20th. 2010 promises to be an important year as the architects are magazine are not necessarily Tel:01728 627939 or currently seeking tenders for repairs which will take place in the spring. The stage one those of the editors.
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history. A conservator was present at the investigations, and his report also sheds light held responsible for the
on the previous configurations of this ancient church. The Friends of Denham Church quality of goods or services
continue to organise events, raising funds towards the repairs, while the PCC is trying advertised in the magazine.
to secure further grants to supplement those pledged by English Heritage and Suffolk This disclaimer is inserted
Historic Churches Trust. Susan Stone from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust has been giving purely for legal/technical
advice on churchyard management, with the plan to encourage the wildlife in the reasons and can in no way be
churchyard as well as making the gravestones accessible to visitors researching construed as implying
family history. In 2010 we will have a Family Services at 3pm on January 24th and criticism of any supplier of
February 28th.
goods or services.
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SPURLING & REMBLANCE
SANTA CLAUS: Father Christmas will
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especially like to thank Mrs Annie Wisp - A handful of straw folded
Harvey, Mrs Melva Huggins and Mrs and knotted to plug a hole in a sack.
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Winter 2009
Winter 2009
Giving 1940s Australia here. The difference in the size of the holdings being almost unbelievable. "In England, there are very few large WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY enough to be given a copy ofa talk given to an Australian WI in the 1940s about life in Suffolk farms of even 500 to 1,000 acres, most Property Maintenance
and farming at Athelington Hall.
came under 50. Ours was just over Thanks to Josephine Cathles we 200, which was a very good average Painting, Decorating, Tiling have the notes for a talk given by her size for our part of the world, which mother Grace soon after she arrived in was one of the most important arable Australia in 1947 and again when she Interior & Exterior retired to Batemans Bay in New South "We grew most crops, wheat, barley, Wales. In 1936 Athelington Hall was oats, potatoes, peas, beans and sugar Fully Insured, Free Estimate owned by Bill and Grace Cathles who beet, or clovers, all of them on a very had four children. In 1947 they strict rotation to keep the land in good David Herwynen
emigrated to Australia and condition. It is divided into bought a sheep farm. fields of between 6 and 15 They always thought acres, each divided by a deep 07979 720 975 - 01379 388 708 fondly of Athelington and ditch to drain the land and a Bill started to correspond cut and woven hedge to keep with Tom Havers who had stock in when they are used as bought Athelington Hall. Bill pasture. Of course for about Freshly baked home produce wanted to know all about the five months of the year, stock farm and the correspondence has to be kept in yards and Sweet and Savoury goods for all the continued up to his death. hand fed as there is no growth Tom visited Australia of grass at all during the several times but Bill never came back In Eye every Friday to England. Grace returned once and "As the properties are small ones, (outside the Handyman on the marketplace) Tom put on a big party for her in the neighbours are close and villages are Horham & Athelington Community small. Market towns are within easy Tomato, basil & goats cheese tart Centre. Grace died in 1998 and her reach. Our WI centre was 3.5 miles Bacon & onion quiche daughter, Josephine, found the notes away but I believe they have now Sausage rolls she made for a talk to her local, started a new branch in one local Cornish pasties Australian WI. The following is part of village, one mile away. I'm afraid that Mocha banana choc-chip muffins her talk (it is so interesting there'll be I was rather a bad member most of the a further instalment in our next issue).
time during the war the only transport Double choc-chip muffins I could use was a bicycle and with Cherry & almond scones "THE MAIN COMPARISON I CAN small children to look after, it wasn't Tel: 01379 871226 A variety of delicious cakes make between life here and in England Just a brief selection from our is to the methods of using the land. At "One good bit of work done by the first, things seemed so very different WI during the war was jam making.
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Winter 2009
a taste of old Suffolk overweight accordingto the quantity ofsugar used andalthough it wasperfect jam, it waslabelled substandard.
So I'm afraid thatafter that, we werenot so honest andlearnt to show onlythe exact amount of PEST CONTROL SERVICES
always a serious item Control, eradication of and advice on English farming. Too Moles, Rats, Mice and Rabbits Grace Cathles and her grandson pictured in Australia by Tom
late severe weather Havers after emigrating from Athelington in 1947.
will hold up spring Wasps, Hornets, Ants, cultivations and so all crawling, flying and jumping insects bad crops result.
Everything will begood until harvest ForD friendly, professional and prompt service time and then wet weather will start andcrops will be spoilt.
Mark Cotton
Still, they say thatfarmers like Mobile: 07806 875985 Home: 01379 852950
Sugar was so short that local fruit was "One year we had severe frost and Out of hours service available - Fully Insured being wasted so the government got snow start in January and lasted for the WI to set up centres in someone's over two months, even the roads kitchen in the villages and they retaining a thick sheet of ice for all that supplied the sugar and we did the rest. time. The only good thing was the "It was then inspected and passed for If you would like to advertise or contribute to the magazine or have an skating on lakes and ponds – even the sale to our local shops to be used as event or organisation you would like featured contact: Evelyn Adey on schoolchildren were taken during work evelynadey@e1603.fsnet.co.uk or 01728 628428 at Ivy House Barn, part of our jam ration. It was good jam hours! Another year we had a freak Southolt Road, Athelington, IP21 5EL; or Mike Ager on too . . The factory made stuff was snowstorm when all the fruit trees and mike@gn.apc.org or 01379 678835 at Hidcote Lodge, Mill Road, very poor. The first lot of jam we made shrubs were in full blossom.
Redlingfield, IP23 7QU. The next issue - Spring 2010 - is due to be came about one and a half pounds Continued on page 12
published at the end of February. The final deadline is February 14.
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churches Continued from page 11
CHURCH OF ENGLAND: ALL SAINTS, Stradbroke, Church St; ST ANDREW, REDLINGFIELD, Church
"Horses for riding are very few and Road; ST PETER, ATHELINGTON; ST MARY, HORHAM, The Street. Rev David Streeter, The
HISTORY HELP: Chris Johnson, who
far between. Only folk with a lot of Rectory, Doctors Lane, Stradbroke, IP21 5HU, Tel: 01379 384869. Email: is writing the history of a small pottery space, time and money usually can davidstreeter@suffolkonline.net. Website: information on church services is available atwww.onesuffolk.co.uk/RedlingfieldPC/Church/ and brickworks in south-west Essex ride . . For work of course, men do SERVICES (Holy Communion unless stated otherwise):
near where he used to live before not need to ride except in some hill 29 Athelington Advent Carol Service, 4.30pm.
moving to Hoxne two years ago, is districts of which I am afraid I know Redlingfield Benefice HC, 10am; Horham Family Service, 11.15am.
hoping you can help. The firm very little. Even for farm work, horses 13 Horham, 9am; Stradbroke Family Gift Service 10am; Athelington, 10am.
employed a number of men from are being pushed out by tractors and 20 Horham Carol Service, 4.30pm.
Suffolk, one of whom was Samuel J.
machinery. The old hands though, still 21 Redlingfield Carol Service, 7pm.
Aldous who was born in Horham in shake their heads and reckon that the 24 Stradbroke Christmas Tree, 6pm; Communion, 11.30pm.
1857. His wife, Emily, was born in work isn't properly done with the 25 Horham 9am; Redlingfield, 10am.
27 Stradbroke, 9am.
Suffolk in 1858 and is described as an Stradbroke, 10am; Horham Epiphany Gift Service, 11.15am.
earthenware manufacturer. They seem "Another thing that I know must 10 Athelington Benefice Communion, 10am.
to have moved to Essex shortly before seem strange to any Australian visiting 17 Horham, 9am; Redlingfield, 10am.
1881. Chris wonders if he, or his England is [the] vastly different way in 24 Redlingfield Morning Prayer 10am, Horham Morning Prayer, 11.15am
parents, worked in a pottery or which people talk in each district – [it] 31 Horham, 9am; Stradbroke Parish Communion, 10am.
brickfield in the Horham area. Any info seems almost like a foreign language Stradbroke Benefice Communion, 10am.
would be greatly appreciated (01379 sometimes. I know that one old 14 Horham 9am; Athelington, 10am.
668220 or chris.jackie@tiscali.co.uk). Suffolk foreman was with us for 17 Stradbroke Ash Wednesday Communion, 7.30pm.
several years and I never understood a 21 Horham 9am; Redlingfield, 10am.
VOTE FOR BROADBAND: People
28 Redlingfield Morning Prayer, 10am; Horham Morning Prayer 11.15am.
word he said. I would just answer yes across East Anglia are being urged by (Always check Service Times on your church/village notice board).
or no, and hope that I had guessed the East of England Development HORHAM BAPTIST CHURCH, Chapel Lane. Secretary, John Ladbrook, Potash Farm, Fingal
Agency to register their demand for Street, Worlingworth, IP13 7PD. Tel: 01728 628670. Web: www.horhambaptistchurch.org faster broadband. If you want faster "While fields were being ploughed, Wheelchair access & space, hearing aid loop. broadband go to the Eastern Region we sometimes came across old coins MAIN MEETINGS: Sunday: 10.45am - morning worship and Sunday school, family service
Broadband Uplift Scheme website at . . Once, we found a Dutch coin second Sunday in month, communion quarterly. 2pm - afternoon worship, communion first www.erebusonline.org.uk/ and register. dated around the time when English Sunday in month. soldiers were returning from a war FOR UNDER 18S: crèche (0-3); Sunday school (3-15); Megamix (5-11); Horhamania (11-16+);
LIB DEM CANDIDATE SELECTED:
Brownies; Holiday Club (3-11); Familytime (all ages); youth house groups.
against Holland. We even found an old Daisy Cooper of The Street, Horham, LOCAL OUTREACH & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Horhamania (11-16+); Brownies; Holiday Club
medal that might have been issued, we (3-11); parents & toddlers; Female Focus; seniors' meals.
is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary guess to schoolchildren showing GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH: Occold Village Hall, grove@grace-ea.org.uk
Candidate for Suffolk Coastal. She is a Princess May of Teck." (Lady May SUNDAY SERVICES: 10:45am inc Sunday School & 3pm.
senior strategic planner at the Abel Smith was a great-granddaughter MONDAYS: Ladies Evening -informal Bible study and activities 7.30pm.
of Queen Victoria. From her birth, she GROVE YOUTH CLUB: Alternate Fridays 9-11 years 7.30-9pm & 12 plus 9-10pm.
MORE CONCERTS: Building on the
was known as Princess May of Teck. successful November concert at HORHAM NEWS: The Coffee Morning on August 22 raised £256.72. Our thanks go
She was later styled The Lady May Wingfield Barns by the Dexterity Trio, to all those who contributed to this most successful event. The Sponsored Bike Ride Cambridge, after the Royal Family there will be concerts in February and brought in £830 to be equally divided between the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust ceased using their German titles in March also presented by Adrian Knott.
and St Mary's Church Fabric Fund. The cyclists were Natasha, Joe and Jessie 1917, and Lady May Abel Smith after Bookings at Wingfield Barns box office Lewer-Davidson, Daphne Harvey, John and Sandy Scent, Daniel Streeter, Lawrence her marriage in 1931. Born in 1906 Weaver and Michael and David Whatling. We are most grateful to the stewards in the she died in 1994.) church, the cyclists and the generous sponsors. David Streeter
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Winter 2009
volunteering, advice, information & churches VOLUNTEER CENTRE MID-SUFFOLK: There are usually up to 550 volunteering opportunities on
offer within 200 voluntary organisations in Mid Suffolk. These include driving community VILLAGE HUB: Congratulations to
vehicles, visiting and befriending and getting involved in community projects. The Centre at5 Poplar Hill, Stowmarket, IP14 2AS, is open Mon to Fri 9am-2pm. Tel: 01449 612486.
Occold on their swanky new village Email: volunteer.centre@optua.org.uk Web www.do-it.org.uk or www.optua.org.uk hall and play area, which are well EYE & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER CENTRE: You can get practical help or volunteer at 20 Broad
and truly open for business after Street, Eye, IP23 7AF. Open: Mon 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm; Wed 10.30am- the grand opening in September.
12.30pm; Fri 10.30am-3.30pm. Tel: 01379 871200.
Our ‘Suffolk loik it useter be' CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX: Web: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ and www.adviceguide.org.uk
correspondent Brian Ager (left) DISS, THETFORD & DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU:
gave a talk at the first ORACLE DISS: Shelfanger Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4EH Tel: 01379 651333 (Diss); 01842 764860 -
social evening. He is pictured with welfare rights and money advice Thetford. Fax: 01379 640530 & 01842 750986. Email:advice@disscab.cabnet.org.uk Open: 10am-3pm Mon (drop in & telephone advice); 10am- Occold mag editor and organiser 3pm Tues (telephone advice only); 10am-3pm Wed (drop in & telephone advice) & extraordinaire Andy Andrews.
4pm-6pm (appointments & telephone advice); 10am-3pm Thurs & Fri (drop in & phone
advice). Other Services at Diss: Lunchtime Tues local solicitors - by appointment only. By
appointment Independent Financial Adviser.
H
Fairtrade for Christmas ARLESTON: Information Centre, 8 Exchange Street. Open: 10am-noon Wed & Fri.
EYE: Customer Services Direct, Cross Street. Open: 10am-noon Thurs.
MID-SUFFOLK CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: STOWMARKET: 5 Milton Road South, Stowmarket,
convenient, but don't forget that it can Suffolk, IP14 1EZ. Tel: 01449 676060 & 01449 676280. Fax: 01449 675634 - ring before PHEW! I HAVE JUST GOT all the goods back home from be expensive – in both postage costs, faxing. Open: 9.30am-3.30pm Mon; 9.30am-3.30pm Tues; 9.30am-3.30pm Wed for the Big Fairtrade Day – apart and time spent in Post office depot telephone advice only; 9.30am-6.30pm Thurs; 9.30am-12.30pm Fri.
from the items that are in the shop of collection queues. Also, it is always course! It's been a tiring week, but better to see things in the flesh rather EYE SERVICE CENTRE: 6 Cross Street, Eye, IP23 7AB. Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. A
worthwhile, because we took a total of than rely on photographs – and finally, partnership between Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk District Council.
H
just over £1,000 in sales on the although most importantly – ARLESTON COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTRE: 8 Exchange Street, Harleston. Open:
Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3.30pm; Sat, 10am-1pm. Offers information covering this area.
by shopping in a real shop you MOST HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, High Road, Diss. Parish Priest - Father Simon
That is a bit better than in '07 help the community life, and Blakesley, Diocesan Tribunal Office, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7SH. 07946 (when we last did this event) – help keep enterprise and jobs 390060, HolyTrinityDiss@aol.com Web: holytrinitydiss.tripod.com/ but nowhere near as good as the alive in this area.
SUNDAY MASS:9.30am (sung); 10.30am at Quidenham (sung); 11.30am; 6pm. Holy Days:
£2,500 we took in '06. Lots of Thank you to everyone who 8am at Quidenham; 10am; 8pm. new faces came along which has shopped with us in '09, WEEKDAY MASS:Mon 10am; Tues 8am; Wed 10am; Fri 10am; Sat 10am. Morning Prayer 20
was great, but where were all of the asked me to an event, or listened to me minutes before Mass on weekdays.
stalwarts we have come to rely on? speak – you all give me the SATURDAYS: Rosary prayed 9.40am. Confessions 10.30am -10.45am or at call.
If you think you are one of the encouragement to keep going. Special OCCOLD BAPTIST CHURCH, The Street, Occold. Church Secretary: Paul Harvey (01379
stalwarts I am referring too, why not thanks have to go to Phil, my husband, 678764) paul_harvey@btinternet.com Deacon: Phillip Leeder (01379 678962). Friends & pop in the shop because I've missed who has had his domestic life turned Neighbours: Pauline Harvey (01379 678764).
S
you or find me at . . Brundish upside down by fairtrade for more UNDAYS: Services are at 10.45am and 6pm. The evening service is followed by
refreshments and a chat. Every first Sun after the evening service at 7pm there is supper Christmas Fair on Saturday December than years now.
and you are very welcome to join us.
5th, 1pm-4pm, or Framlingham Eye Church Shop is open Mondays, THURSDAYS: Bible study with opportunity for discussion at 7.30pm. On the last Thurs of each
Charities Market on Sunday and Wednesdays 11am-1pm and month Occold Baptists join with Diss Baptist Church, Denmark Hill, Diss, at 7:30pm.
December 6th, 2pm-4pm.
Fridays 11am-3pm and in December Second Thurs at Rishangles Baptist Church at 7.30pm. I know folks are now shopping on on Saturdays 9.30am-1pm.
WEDNESDAYS: Friends & Neighbours - for ladies, second Wed of each month at
line a lot for their seasonal goodies. 7.30pm. A guest demonstrates a craft or speaks about their work or travels.
I do understand that it can be Sue Watson 01379 384558
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groups, clubs, farmers markets, church shop AGE CONCERN - REDLINGFIELD REPRESENTATIVE: Jacqueline Love, Western Barn, Abbotts
JACK HOLYOAK: My son Jack, who was tragically killed in a car
Meadow, Redlingfield. 01379 678805, email@davidlove.f9.co.uk Age Concern website accident on of October 16th aged just 22, will be irreplaceable in our hearts and also in our house. A wonderful son who was SUFFOLK ANIMAL RESCUE, 5 Cherry Tree Lane, Debenham, Suffolk, IP14 6QT. Has rescued
always so full of life and vitality he seemed to fill our home with cats, dogs, rabbits and other small animals seeking new homes. 01728 860937, his presence. I treasure the memories of working with him on various projects and recall them fondly to myself in my dark SUFFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY - STRADBROKE & EYE GROUP: Meetings Stradbroke
moments, of which there are many. We moved into Horham when Community Centre on the last Tues of the month at 7.30pm (entry £2). 01728 860551, Jacko was only five days old so this is the only home he ever secretarystradbroke.sfhg@ntlworld.com Website: www.suffolkfhs.co.uk knew and he loved the area so much, surrounded as he was by THE EYE & DISTRICT MEMBERS GROUP OF THE SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST: Works to raise funds
and promote awareness of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Regular monthly evening meetings are his friends from all over the area, his friends he thought so much at Mellis Village Hall. Tim Craven, 01379 668383. Website: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/ of. He had only recently started a new job and was so full of optimism for the future HOXON HUNDRED: Morris dancers and musicians practice on Wednesdays through autumn
and full of plans which makes his terrible loss even more poignant. We give thanks and winter at St Edmund's Hall, Hoxne at 7.30pm. Ron Ross, 01379 643563, that nobody else was hurt as this terrible pain would then be unbearable and offer our hoxon@btinternet.com Web: www.hoxonhundred.co.uk sincere thanks to all the condolences that have been sent to us.
DENHAM VILLAGE HALL: Charges for hiring the hall range from £35 for all-day hires by non-
residents to £7 for residents' children's parties. Electricity, which includes most of the ANNE PRICE (1961-2009): Anne, the younger daughter of Olly and Margaret Phillips,
heating, is extra, paid by a 50p and £1 slot meter in the kitchen. Bookings can be made was born in Stradbroke on June 8th 1961 and lived in Horham until she moved to with Tina Chenery (01379 870797). Hall management committee chairman: Mr D. Reynolds London about thirty years ago. She married David Price on June 6th, 1988, and had (01379 668797); secretary: Rose McMahon (01379 870346).
two children Ella and Max. She died in St Francis Hospice, Romford, on October 19th, FRAMLINGHAM BRIDGE CLUB: Meets at the Conservative Club Mon at 7 pm to play duplicate
bridge. All players welcome - single players get a game. Improvers Class on Wed 1-4 pm.
aged 48, and a Memorial Service was held for her in Stradbroke Church on Saturday, OCCOLD PRESCHOOL: For children from 2½ to 5 years. Sessions Mon-Fri, including a lunch
November 14th. She is remembered for her love of dogs and horses and the Suffolk club. Linda Jay at Occold Pre School, Occold Village Hall, Occold, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7PL, countryside, her musical ability on the piano and the flute, and as a good friend whom 07790 605219, occoldpreschoolemail@googlemail.com it was great fun to know. She was sister to Susan and John.
JUNGLE CUBS AND JUNGLE GIANTS: For children 1 to 11 years at The Gymnasium, Kerrison,
Stoke Road, Thorndon, Woodbridge, IP13 7JG. Includes out of school and holiday clubs.
OLIVE MABEL CHAPMAN (1916-2009): My Grandmother (Nan)
Open Mon-Fri, 7.30am-6pm. Witney McMaster or Louise Austin 07834 483893.
passed away suddenly on October 27th. Although 93 years old it EYE YOUTH CLUB: For 13-18 year olds on Tues and Wed 7.30-9pm at the Eye Youth Centre
was surprising as she previously had good health but maturing age opposite the Church. Jonathan Pooley, 01379 870173 or 01379 870928.
had seen limb mobility restricted. Nan was a serious lady, not given FIRST EYE GUIDES: For girls aged 10 upwards. Eye Primary School on Tues 7-8.30pm. Wendy
to frivolousness or outgoing gestures. She enjoyed privacy, being Spencer, 01379871125, or Sue White, 01379 870036.
frustrated in later life that she was no longer independent. Well into 1ST EYE SCOUT GROUP (INCORPORATING BEAVERS, CUBS & SCOUTS): All groups meet at the
Scout Hut, Wellington Road, Eye. Group Scout Leader is Tim Passmore 07970 544362 or her eighties she'd arise at six to go through her daily routine.
contact Joan Norman, 01379 890432 or joan_norman69@hotmail.com People commented she had impeccable dress sense and always BEAVERS: For 6 to 8 year olds - boys and girls. Wed 5.30-7pm. Karen Ruth, 01379 873544.
looked smart. She was born the eldest of nine Harvey children at CUBS: For 8 to 10½ year olds. Fri 6-7.30pm. Sue Wood, 01379 669233.
Athelington. She married Reginald Chapman in 1938 and lived in Horham. They were SCOUTS: For 10½ to 14 year olds. Tues 7.30-9pm. Kate Broad, 01449 673472.
together 61 years before his passing. They had three daughters including my Mum, FARMERS' MARKETS ETC: STOWMARKET, Marketplace, first Fri of the month, 9.30am-1pm.
eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who individually miss her in their RICKINGHALL VILLAGE HALL, second Sat of the month, 9am-1pm. STRADBROKE BUSINESS &
own way. Personal memories are of Nan cycling to our house with crisps for myself ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, first Sat of the month, term time only, 9am-1pm. DISS, Marketplace,
and sisters. She wore flamboyant hats, only seen today at Ascot races, and I would second Sat of the month, 9am-1pm. EYE COUNTRY MARKET: The Town Hall Wed, 10am-
naively express my disapproval. When young I spent many Sundays and Christmas 11am. THORNDON FARMER'S MARKET: first Sun of the month 10am-4pm, Thorndon Tea
Days at 11 Manor Park with our cousins. Nan was central to good childhood Rooms, Kerrison Conference Centre. memories. It's clichéd to say life goes on but, with the departure of my last EYE CHURCH SHOP: Open Monday & Wednesday 11am-1pm and Fridays 11am-3pm and in
grandparent, a bit of something special has been removed.
December on Saturdays 9.30am-1pm.
Winter 2009
Winter 2009
groups & clubs etc HORHAM & ATHELINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL (opposite the church): Membership £10 for a
Your County
family living at one address, (2 adults and children up to 16 years), £5 for a single adult, £3for a junior 16/18 years (age must be proven). Membership fees run from Jan 1-Dec 31.
Councillor reports
Councillor reports
Membership forms are available from the bar staff, or Angela Wilkins on 01379 384625.
IT MUST BE SERIOUS WHEN Community Centre club nights and opening hours: Wed, Fri, and Sat, 8pm-11pm to you all for winning people in the pub start talking about (admission may be restricted when a private function is being held). Further information on the SALC Magazine politics. Here the issue is about the membership or events from Angela Wilkins. Hall bookings via Karen Alderton on 01379 of the Year. Very well 384754. Chairman - Margaret Streeter, The Rectory, Doctors Lane, Stradbroke, 01379 Conservative Candidate for 384363. Personal Licence Holder - Rod Tyrrell, 01379 388285.
Parliament in the General Election, HORHAM OLD SCHOOL & SOCIAL CLUB (next to church): Membership £5 per year, and the Club
magazine is full of useful which must be held within the next six months.
is open from 8pm till late on Tues and Fri. Chairman - Keith Hawes, Meadow Farm, information as well as interesting Sir Michael Lord (Conservative) MP for Central Athelington, Eye, 01728 628608. Secretary - Margaret Streeter, The Rectory, Doctors articles and handy hints - a Suffolk & North Ipswich announced a few months Lane, Stradbroke. Hall Bookings via Pip Florance, 01379 384370, Laburnum Cottage, The winning formula obviously.
ago that he would not be standing for election Street, Horham. Personal License Holder - Keith Hawes.
I am very glad to see so many again. Nothing in politics should be taken for REDLINGFIELD & OCCOLD WOMEN'S INSTITUTE: Meetings in Occold on the first Wed of every
people turning out for the granted but it is assumed that this Parliamentary month except January when they are on the second Wed. President Caroline Miller, 01379 community events in the villages.
Seat is a pretty safe one for the Conservatives (in 678871. Information on meetings on What's On pages of this magazine and at Please bear in mind that there is 2005 the Conservative majority was 7,856 over some 106 Community money – the Labour Candidate). As a consequence the NEW REEDING WOODS GROUP, POUND LANE WOOD, Redlingfield Road, Horham: Join a working
party, or become a "Friend" by calling Mike Reeves on 01379 668179. This is community from developers – available from way in which the local Conservative Association woodland, held in trust for all the villagers of Denham, Horham and Athelington.
Mid Suffolk District Council to be goes about the business of selecting a HAPPY CIRCLE CLUB: Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs each month at Horham Community Centre.
spent on initiatives to benefit us.
Parliamentary Candidate is of wider interest.
2pm-4.30pm in summer and 1.30-4pm in winter. Members play scrabble and card games, So get your thinking caps on.
At the time of writing three women and three have a birthday tea in May and go out for lunch twice a year. Violet Allum, 01379 388107.
Now that winter is here, can I men were selected to go before the Executive 95TH BOMB GROUP HERITAGE ASSOCIATION/RED FEATHER CLUB: Horham Airfield, IP21 5DG (see
remind you please to keep a Committee to see whether they are acceptable to what's on for open days & events). Annual membership £5. Frank Sherman, 01379 678471 lookout for the elderly and those go before the Special General Meeting. Email: frank.sherman@btinternet.com Web: www.95thbg-horham.com living alone. If they need shopping All six are no doubt well qualified but there is 95TH BOMB GROUP HOSPITAL MUSEUM, Shingle Hill, Denham, IP21 5EU (see what's on
done or medicines collected we perhaps one area of concern being expressed by for open days & events). Tel: 01379 870514. Email: tony@albrow.org can arrange that.
party and non-party members. Not one of the six If anyone is thinking of a change seems to have any connection with Suffolk let ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - STRADBROKE AND DISTRICT BRANCH: The branch meet at The King's
of scenery in the spring and are Head, Laxfield (Low House), starting 11.30am on the first Thurs of the month for a meeting alone Central Suffolk. This need not be a bar.
with speaker and lunch after. Hon Sec Jeremy Higgins, 01379 384300. The Branch are Mid Suffolk tenants, take a look at John Gummer served the residents of the old Eye always happy to welcome new members and to provide welfare support where appropriate.
the website and see what is Constituency well.
EYE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN'S SECTION: The branch meet at Tacon Close Community
available in the Gateway to However, there is a feeling that Suffolk is Room in Eye for social events, with guest speakers and to raise funds on the third Monday Homechoice. Grants are also loosing out when it comes to Central Government in Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct and Dec at 7.15pm. All women welcome. The Secretary, Mrs C available for Warmer Front and expenditure. For example, the amount spent by Elliott, 01379 644981.
Energy Efficiency.
the NHS on patients in Central Suffolk is below 90 ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION - DISS AND DISTRICT RAFA BRANCH (covers this area):
My husband Derrick and I wish per cent of the average in England. Meetings second Monday of each month at Diss Town Football Club, Brewers Green Lane.
you all a very happy Christmas.
This sort of gap in funding for the NHS and also Details from Brian Ager secretary 01379 640337 (email ager.brian@googlemail.com).
Listen out for Father Christmas on councils makes life very difficult. Perhaps it is a his tractor on Christmas morning - local person who knows the issues and has THE EYE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FUND: This trust fund provides grants to young people and
he is raising money for local educational organisations serving those under 25 who live in Eye, Athelington, Bedfield and passion to fight for Suffolk who should be given Horham. Special grants are available to cover expenses not met by the local education charities as he goes.
an opportunity to "strut their stuff" in front of the authority. For application form write to: Mrs L Bernard, Clerk to the Eye Grammar School final selection meeting.
Fund, 2 Lowgate Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AS, or 01379 870787.
Guy McGregor, 01379 668434
22 Winter
Winter 2009
transport & libraries FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
SCHEDULED BUS SERVICES (HORHAM):
Ballroom dancing: St Edmund's Hall,
East Anglian Marine Artists Show:
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS: Bus Service 482 operated by Galloway (except Bank Holidays)
Hoxne, 7.30pm-9.30pm (for adults).
Wingfield Barns, £4 or £2 under 18. 11am- Sandra Hartley, 01728 723887.
4pm, Tues-Fri & Sun.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27-WED, DECEMBER 2
Diss Bus Station Improver line dance class: Coronation
Exhibition of Christmas Cribs:
Hall, Wilby. 9.30am-11.30am. Rose, 01379 Stradbroke Church, opens Fri Nov 27 at FRIDAYS: Fareline Bus & Coach's 475 Wingfield-Stradbroke-Hoxne-Diss service leaves
4pm then daily 10 am-1pm & 2-4 pm. Horham from opposite the church at 9.52am arriving at Diss Bus Station at 10.32am. The Belly dancing: Horham Community
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: No. 1
return bus leaves Diss Bus Station at 1pm arriving at Horham at 1.35pm. Full timetable in Centre, come & learn to Belly Dance most Abbotts Meadow, 10am-noon. Sherry, bus shelter opposite church. Tuesdays 7.30 pm. 01379 384370.
mince pies & free raffle for all attending.
HIGH SUFFOLK COMMUNITY TRANSPORT (REDLINGFIELD): There are once-a-week return minibus
Bingo: Thorndon Village Hall, 7.30pm
Redlingfield & Occold WI: WI Christmas
services from Redlingfield to Diss and Stowmarket.
every other Tues. Dec 8, Jan 5 & 19, Feb DISS-FRIDAYS: The Worlingworth-Bedfield-Redlingfield-Eye-Diss service picks up from The
2 & 16. Brenda Hunt, 01379 678178. Charity Christmas Fayre: The Old
Knoll at 9.42am arriving at Diss Bus Station at 10.07am. It returns from Diss Bus Station at Coach House, Thornham Hall Stables, 12.20pm arriving at Redlingfield at 12.45pm. Improver/intermediate line dance class:
Thornham Magna, 6pm-9pm. Free entry Wortham Community Centre. 7.30pm– to an evening of Christmas craft stalls to leaves from The Knoll at 8.55am arriving at Stowmarket Market Place, Argos Store, at 9.30pm. Rose, 01379 870346.
raise money for the air ambulance. 10am. It leaves Stowmarket at 1.10pm arriving in Redlingfield at 2.15pm. Hoxon Hundred: Summer dance-outs at
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
FELIXSTOWE ETC: During Summer Fareline's Diss-Eye-Framlingham-Woodbridge-Felixstowe
local pubs. Winter practises. Ron Ross, Collector's Fair: Red Feather Club
service (route 170) calls at Redlingfield.
01379 643563.
Horham, 10am-4pm. Stalls selling PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONTACTS: Bus timetables: 01473 265097; download:
Little Treasure's Baby & Toddler Group:
militaria, memorabilia, books. See story.
www.suffolkonboard.com; order online: www.csduk.com/csd/forms. Home-to school St Edmund's Hall, Hoxne, 10am-12pm, Hoxne Church Christmas Bazaar:
transport: 0845 6066067; timetables: www.suffolkonboard.com. Bus route & service term time. 07910 8331949.
St Edmund's Hall.
enquiries: 0845 6066067. Public transport information (Traveline): 0871 2002233 & ORAC Christmas Dinner: Occold
Happy Circle Club: Horham Community
Village Hall.
Centre, 2nd & 4th Thurs, 2pm-4.30pm Christmas Bazaar: Worlingworth
IAL-A-RIDE MINIBUS (ATHELINGTON, HORHAM & REDLINGFIELD): The Borderhoppa, which has a
capacity of one to 16 people and offers disabled access, is available Mon to Fri from (summer) & 1.30-4pm (winter). Community Centre. Stalls, light lunches.
8.30am to 5pm. Bookings are taken Mon to Fri from 8.30am to 3.30pm 48 hours in 11am-1.30pm. Adults 50p, includes a cup advance. Tel: 01379 854800. Email: borderhoppa@redmoon.me.uk Bingo: Stradbroke Community Centre,
of tea/coffee. In aid of Church fund.
Wilby Road, 2nd Fri monthly. 7.30pm.
Debenham Christmas Festival:
KICKSTART: Kickstart is a moped loan scheme that could help you get a job or training place
Mary Ellis, 01379 384642. Christmas tree lights turned on at 4.30pm.
by loaning you a moped. The scheme is run by Suffolk ACRE. Tel: 01473 242500, email Bereavement Support Group: Eye
Late night shopping, music & Volunteer Centre, 3pm, Dec 11 & Jan 8.
entertainment, Santa's Grotto, Christmas LIBRARIES: Suffolk residents may join both Suffolk and Norfolk public libraries.
crafts etc ending with Carols on the EYE: Buckshorn Lane, Eye, IP23 7AZ. Tel: 01379 870515. Open: Tues 9.30am-1pm; Wed
Traditional music: Worlingworth Swan,
Village Green at 8pm. 9.30pm-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm; Thurs 2pm-5.30pm; Fri 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-7pm; Sat 9.30am- 2nd Fri evening of month in summer.
Christmas Market: Debenham High
1pm; Sun 10am-3pm. Sunday lunchtimes in autumn & winter.
School, 2pm-5pm.
STRADBROKE: Court House, Queens Street, Stradbroke, IP21 5HG. Tel: 01379 384768.
Christmas Bazaar: Debenham
Open: Tues 2.30pm-5pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm; Thurs 10am-1pm & 2.30pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm- SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Community Centre, 2-4pm. In aid of 5pm; Sat 10am-12.30pm; Sunday 10am-3pm.
Open days: 95th Bomb Group Heritage
Debenham Parish Church, St Mary DISS: Church Street, Diss, IP22 4DD. Tel: 01379 642609. Open: Mon 9am-5pm; Tues 9am-
Association/Red Feather Club open on 1pm; Wed 9am-7.30pm; Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-7.30pm; Sat 9am-1pm. last weekend of the month May-October SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
MOBILE LIBRARY (HORHAM & REDLINGFIELD): The Mobile Library visits Redlingfield and
Tudor Christmas Bazaar: Wingfield
Horham on alternate Thursdays - Dec 10 & 24; Jan 7 & 21; Feb 4 & 18. It stops at The Barns. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
Knoll, Redlingfield, 11.40am-11.50am and Horham Church, noon-12.10pm. To contact the 95th BG Hospital Museum: May-October
Trade & public enquiries to Lesley mobile library, phone 07736 007604. Alternatively, you can telephone the office between on last Sunday in the month. 10am-5pm.
Jackson, 01379 384505.
9am and noon, Mon-Fri, on 07872 676698 or email help@suffolklibraries.co.uk Winter 2009
horham & athelington parish council/redlingfield village meeting SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 13, 20
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
DOORSTEP GREEN SLIDE: The new slide has arrived and is sitting in it's boxes
& SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Music Festival Christmas Box: St
Mid Suffolk Light Railway Santa
Edmund's Hall, Hoxne.
waiting for us to put it together. It's a bit like a half-ton flat-pack. We decided to save the Specials: Price includes child's present,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
£1,200 the firm would have charged for installing it by doing it ourselves, which will be refreshments, entertainment & journey to New Years Eve Celebrations: Horham
quite challenging. We plan to have it fully operational for next spring North Pole Halt by steam. £8 each. Book Community Centre, 8pm. Free to all, HARVEST SUPPER: At this years harvest supper we decided to try something different
at www.mslr.org.uk or 01473 890622.
families welcome. Live music from Paul so Russell Kerry kindly volunteered himself and his DJ equipment for the evening. We'd THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
‘Hammy' Hamilton, raffle & bar. Bring food really like to know what you thought of the changes and how we can improve next year's Occold School Christmas Production:
(snacks etc). Don Moyes, 01379 388129. event. Please give your feedback to anyone on the village committee.
Occold Village Hall. New Years Party: Thorndon Village Hall,
PARISH PLAN/HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY: The steering group has now met and we
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
8pm till late. Live music from The Zephyrs.
plan to put out a special Redlingfield News in December to bring everyone up to date Community Coffee Morning: 9:30am-
Tickets £15 from Clinton 678551, Angela with what's happening. We hope to have the questionnaires out for 11am, Occold School. 678632 & Brenda 678178. Buffet & bar.
Occold Pre School Christmas Play:
Christmas, so you have something to do on Boxing Day. New Year's Eve Party: Syleham &
noon-4pm, Occold Village Hall.
EDITH COE: Many thanks to Edith (pictured), who recently stood down
Wingfield Village Hall.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
New Years Eve Party Night: Occold
from the village's Neighbourhood Watch committee, for her years of Christmas Party: Red Feather Club's
service. David Love has taken her place.
Blue Lounge, Horham. See story.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
REDLINGFIELD PARISH COUNCIL/REDLINGFIELD VILLAGE MEETING: chairman -
Christmas Family Party: Syleham &
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: TBA.
Janet Norman-Philips (Hidcote Lodge, Mill Road, Redlingfield, IP23 7QU, 01379 678835); Wingfield Village Hall.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
secretary - Mike Ager; treasurer - Jeanette Brierley; committee members - Andrew TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
ORACLE Evening: Occold Village Hall,
Abbott, Graham Abbott, Katie Abbott, Allan & Susan Chapman, Edith Coe, Chris Eye & Stradbroke Family History
Gibbons, Pat Kelly, Russell Kerry, Jacqueline Love, Manday Miller, Stephen Toll & Sue Group: Stradbroke Community Centre,
7.30pm. £2. Julie Kersey, 01728 860551.
HURSDAY, JANUARY 21
Toll. Email: pc@redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk Web: www.redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk Stradbroke Cinema: Title TBA.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
Carols in the playground: Occold School
ATURDAY, JANUARY 30
HORHAM VILLAGE HALL TRUST: The Annual General Meetings of Horham Village
Burns Night: Thorndon Village Hall, 7pm.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Hall Trust, Horham & Athelington Community Council and the Horham Village Hall Trust Stradbroke Cinema -The Boat that
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Bar took place on Wednesday, October 28th. The Chairman of the Village Hall Trust and Rocked: Stradbroke Community Centre,
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: TBA.
Community Centre Bar, David Streeter, reported on a very satisfactory year. The 7pm for 7.30 pm. Entrance £5.50.
Charity Pamper Evening: Thornham Hall
Trustees were re-elected en bloc: David Streeter (Old School), David Whatling (PCC,).
Stables, 6.30pm. Entry £2, includes a ATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Brian Cooper (PC), Brian Huggins (Baptist Church), Melva Huggins , Rod Tyrrell Jive Christmas Party: Syleham &
raffle ticket. Treatments from £2. Website (Licence Holder), Peter Fisk, Karen Alderton (Bookings Clerk), Tim Debenham, Wendy Wingfield Village Hall.
Moyes and Margaret Streeter (Secretary). Melva Huggins decided to step down as UNDAY DECEMBER 20
ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Treasurer after many years; we will miss her careful and diligent work with the books.
Christmas folklore & carols: Thornham
Hoxon Hundred Ceilidh: St Edmunds
The Chairman of Horham & Athelington Community Council, Margaret Streeter, also Walks, Thornham Magna, 2pm. A short Hall, Hoxne, 8 pm. Music by Spit and walk to explore Christmas folklore Polish & good food. Tickets £10 or £5 for reported on a satisfactory year. The committee for the year will be Margaret Streeter, finishes at Thornham Magna Church for under 14s. Ron Ross, 01379 643563. David Whatling, Angela Wilkins, Gary and Julie Woodrow, Barry Hall, Lawrence Weaver, carols, mince pies & punch. Take a torch.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
Peter Fisk, Don and Wendy Moyes, Brian Cooper and Tracey Ramsey. Adults: £3; Children: £1.
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: TBA.
HORHAM FIREWORKS: The fireworks at Horham & Athelington Community Centre
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
went very well. Thanks to all helpers particularly Tequin and Charlie Cockett. The event Village Carol Service: Hoxne Church.
Redlingfield & Occold WI Group
raised more than £200.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
Meeting: Occold Village Hall.
FISH ‘N' CHIPS: Pre-booking is essential for the monthly fish and chip nights at the
Mid Suffolk Light Railway Mince Pie
TUESDAY, MAY 11
Community Centre. Booking at either Horham Post Office or Community Centre. Special (adults only): Travel first class
ORACLE Evening: Occold Village
with Christmas fare. Booking essential. Hall, 7:30pm.
WINNERS: Congratulations to Pip, Bernard and Alan who won the Horham Quiz.
FOR CAROL SERVICES IN ATHELINGTON, HORHAM, REDLINGFIELD & STRADBROKE SEE PAGE 25
Winter 2009
Memorial for US airmen planned REDLINGFIELD VILLAGERS the 95th, show the devastation caused and Horham's 95th Bomb Group when B-17G 42-31123 crashed near Heritage Association have joined Green Farm on November 19th 1943 with forces in a bid to commemorate the crew its full load of bombs, ammunition and of a B-17 bomber which crashed in the fuel. All ten crew members died but village in 1943. miraculously the villagers escaped harm.
The parish council and the association For many years it was thought the crash, hope a memorial to the crew will be ready as the aircraft was taking off from the to be unveiled at next year's big open Horham airbase, was caused by pilot error.
weekend at the 95th in May.
However, it was just a case of bad luck.
These pictures, from James Mutton at The young American pilot had just days before successfully quickly got on board. Now all we've got bomb group museum at Horham or AT THE 95TH: The 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association are
ditched his aircraft in to do is raise the money, get planning holding two big events in December – a collectors fair and their the channel with no permission, OK a design, get a memorial LocalHistory/ on Redlingfield's website.
Christmas party. The Collector's Fair at Horham's Red Feather loss of life – an made and finally organise the unveiling The casualties were (according to the Club is on Saturday, December 5th, 10am-4pm. It will feature stalls ceremony. That should keep everyone out most recent ongoing research in the US): selling militaria, memorabilia, books etc. Refreshments available of trouble for a day or two.
2nd Lieutenant KB Rongstad, pilot; 2nd including a licensed bar, teas and coffees. Contact: Frank We are trying to track down any Lieutenant WM Strawn, co-pilot; 2nd Sherman, 01379 678471 (mobile 07989 809405) or James Mutton, descendants of those killed in the crash Lieutenant RE Diete, navigator; 2nd 01728 860930. The Christmas Party on Saturday, December 12th, originally put to the and unearth any pictures. The heritage Lieutenant JF Spicer, bombardier; 7.30pm till late, in the Red Feather Club's Blue Lounge, with singer village committee by association believe they have a picture of Technical Sgt GA Richmond, top-turret, Dawn Diamond and Texas Tommy's disco. Tickets are £7.50 each Edith Coe. Graham the crew in their extensive archives but it gunner/flight engineer; Technical Sgt GV from John Kirkum, 2 Wheatcrofts, Horham, IP21 5DX, enclose and Patrick Abbott, is probably among those that are Soreason, radio operator; Staff Sgt CE S.A.E. and cheque to "95th Bomb Group Heritage Association". All unlabelled. So they are hoping to track Phinney, ball turret gunner; Staff Sgt LM money raised will go to the continuing restoration of the 95th Bomb land, were quick to down some other pictures of the crew Mirabel, left waist gunner; Staff Sgt JW Group Museum/Red Feather Club (www.95thbg-horham.com).
agree to the siting of members to help them identify it.
Torok, right waist gunner; and Staff Sgt K the memorial on their If you want to know more about the Cosby, tail gunner. crash at Green Farm you can visit the Mike Ager
horham & athelington parish council/redlingfield village meeting SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 13, 20
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
DOORSTEP GREEN SLIDE: The new slide has arrived and is sitting in it's boxes
& SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Music Festival Christmas Box: St
Mid Suffolk Light Railway Santa
Edmund's Hall, Hoxne.
waiting for us to put it together. It's a bit like a half-ton flat-pack. We decided to save the Specials: Price includes child's present,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
£1,200 the firm would have charged for installing it by doing it ourselves, which will be refreshments, entertainment & journey to New Years Eve Celebrations: Horham
quite challenging. We plan to have it fully operational for next spring North Pole Halt by steam. £8 each. Book Community Centre, 8pm. Free to all, HARVEST SUPPER: At this years harvest supper we decided to try something different
at www.mslr.org.uk or 01473 890622.
families welcome. Live music from Paul so Russell Kerry kindly volunteered himself and his DJ equipment for the evening. We'd THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
‘Hammy' Hamilton, raffle & bar. Bring food really like to know what you thought of the changes and how we can improve next year's Occold School Christmas Production:
(snacks etc). Don Moyes, 01379 388129. event. Please give your feedback to anyone on the village committee.
Occold Village Hall. New Years Party: Thorndon Village Hall,
PARISH PLAN/HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY: The steering group has now met and we
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
8pm till late. Live music from The Zephyrs.
plan to put out a special Redlingfield News in December to bring everyone up to date Community Coffee Morning: 9:30am-
Tickets £15 from Clinton 678551, Angela with what's happening. We hope to have the questionnaires out for 11am, Occold School. 678632 & Brenda 678178. Buffet & bar.
Occold Pre School Christmas Play:
Christmas, so you have something to do on Boxing Day. New Year's Eve Party: Syleham &
noon-4pm, Occold Village Hall.
EDITH COE: Many thanks to Edith (pictured), who recently stood down
Wingfield Village Hall.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
New Years Eve Party Night: Occold
from the village's Neighbourhood Watch committee, for her years of Christmas Party: Red Feather Club's
service. David Love has taken her place.
Blue Lounge, Horham. See story.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
REDLINGFIELD PARISH COUNCIL/REDLINGFIELD VILLAGE MEETING: chairman -
Christmas Family Party: Syleham &
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: TBA.
Janet Norman-Philips (Hidcote Lodge, Mill Road, Redlingfield, IP23 7QU, 01379 678835); Wingfield Village Hall.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
secretary - Mike Ager; treasurer - Jeanette Brierley; committee members - Andrew TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
ORACLE Evening: Occold Village Hall,
Abbott, Graham Abbott, Katie Abbott, Allan & Susan Chapman, Edith Coe, Chris Eye & Stradbroke Family History
Gibbons, Pat Kelly, Russell Kerry, Jacqueline Love, Manday Miller, Stephen Toll & Sue Group: Stradbroke Community Centre,
7.30pm. £2. Julie Kersey, 01728 860551.
HURSDAY, JANUARY 21
Toll. Email: pc@redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk Web: www.redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk Stradbroke Cinema: Title TBA.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
Carols in the playground: Occold School
ATURDAY, JANUARY 30
HORHAM VILLAGE HALL TRUST: The Annual General Meetings of Horham Village
Burns Night: Thorndon Village Hall, 7pm.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Hall Trust, Horham & Athelington Community Council and the Horham Village Hall Trust Stradbroke Cinema -The Boat that
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Bar took place on Wednesday, October 28th. The Chairman of the Village Hall Trust and Rocked: Stradbroke Community Centre,
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: TBA.
Community Centre Bar, David Streeter, reported on a very satisfactory year. The 7pm for 7.30 pm. Entrance £5.50.
Charity Pamper Evening: Thornham Hall
Trustees were re-elected en bloc: David Streeter (Old School), David Whatling (PCC,).
Stables, 6.30pm. Entry £2, includes a ATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
Brian Cooper (PC), Brian Huggins (Baptist Church), Melva Huggins , Rod Tyrrell Jive Christmas Party: Syleham &
raffle ticket. Treatments from £2. Website (Licence Holder), Peter Fisk, Karen Alderton (Bookings Clerk), Tim Debenham, Wendy Wingfield Village Hall.
Moyes and Margaret Streeter (Secretary). Melva Huggins decided to step down as UNDAY DECEMBER 20
ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Treasurer after many years; we will miss her careful and diligent work with the books.
Christmas folklore & carols: Thornham
Hoxon Hundred Ceilidh: St Edmunds
The Chairman of Horham & Athelington Community Council, Margaret Streeter, also Walks, Thornham Magna, 2pm. A short Hall, Hoxne, 8 pm. Music by Spit and walk to explore Christmas folklore Polish & good food. Tickets £10 or £5 for reported on a satisfactory year. The committee for the year will be Margaret Streeter, finishes at Thornham Magna Church for under 14s. Ron Ross, 01379 643563. David Whatling, Angela Wilkins, Gary and Julie Woodrow, Barry Hall, Lawrence Weaver, carols, mince pies & punch. Take a torch.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
Peter Fisk, Don and Wendy Moyes, Brian Cooper and Tracey Ramsey. Adults: £3; Children: £1.
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: TBA.
HORHAM FIREWORKS: The fireworks at Horham & Athelington Community Centre
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
went very well. Thanks to all helpers particularly Tequin and Charlie Cockett. The event Village Carol Service: Hoxne Church.
Redlingfield & Occold WI Group
raised more than £200.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
Meeting: Occold Village Hall.
FISH ‘N' CHIPS: Pre-booking is essential for the monthly fish and chip nights at the
Mid Suffolk Light Railway Mince Pie
TUESDAY, MAY 11
Community Centre. Booking at either Horham Post Office or Community Centre. Special (adults only): Travel first class
ORACLE Evening: Occold Village
with Christmas fare. Booking essential. Hall, 7:30pm.
WINNERS: Congratulations to Pip, Bernard and Alan who won the Horham Quiz.
FOR CAROL SERVICES IN ATHELINGTON, HORHAM, REDLINGFIELD & STRADBROKE SEE PAGE 25
Winter 2009
transport & libraries FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
SCHEDULED BUS SERVICES (HORHAM):
Ballroom dancing: St Edmund's Hall,
East Anglian Marine Artists Show:
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS: Bus Service 482 operated by Galloway (except Bank Holidays)
Hoxne, 7.30pm-9.30pm (for adults).
Wingfield Barns, £4 or £2 under 18. 11am- Sandra Hartley, 01728 723887.
4pm, Tues-Fri & Sun.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27-WED, DECEMBER 2
Diss Bus Station Improver line dance class: Coronation
Exhibition of Christmas Cribs:
Hall, Wilby. 9.30am-11.30am. Rose, 01379 Stradbroke Church, opens Fri Nov 27 at FRIDAYS: Fareline Bus & Coach's 475 Wingfield-Stradbroke-Hoxne-Diss service leaves
4pm then daily 10 am-1pm & 2-4 pm. Horham from opposite the church at 9.52am arriving at Diss Bus Station at 10.32am. The Belly dancing: Horham Community
Redlingfield Coffee Morning: No. 1
return bus leaves Diss Bus Station at 1pm arriving at Horham at 1.35pm. Full timetable in Centre, come & learn to Belly Dance most Abbotts Meadow, 10am-noon. Sherry, bus shelter opposite church. Tuesdays 7.30 pm. 01379 384370.
mince pies & free raffle for all attending.
HIGH SUFFOLK COMMUNITY TRANSPORT (REDLINGFIELD): There are once-a-week return minibus
Bingo: Thorndon Village Hall, 7.30pm
Redlingfield & Occold WI: WI Christmas
services from Redlingfield to Diss and Stowmarket.
every other Tues. Dec 8, Jan 5 & 19, Feb DISS-FRIDAYS: The Worlingworth-Bedfield-Redlingfield-Eye-Diss service picks up from The
2 & 16. Brenda Hunt, 01379 678178. Charity Christmas Fayre: The Old
Knoll at 9.42am arriving at Diss Bus Station at 10.07am. It returns from Diss Bus Station at Coach House, Thornham Hall Stables, 12.20pm arriving at Redlingfield at 12.45pm. Improver/intermediate line dance class:
Thornham Magna, 6pm-9pm. Free entry Wortham Community Centre. 7.30pm– to an evening of Christmas craft stalls to leaves from The Knoll at 8.55am arriving at Stowmarket Market Place, Argos Store, at 9.30pm. Rose, 01379 870346.
raise money for the air ambulance. 10am. It leaves Stowmarket at 1.10pm arriving in Redlingfield at 2.15pm. Hoxon Hundred: Summer dance-outs at
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
FELIXSTOWE ETC: During Summer Fareline's Diss-Eye-Framlingham-Woodbridge-Felixstowe
local pubs. Winter practises. Ron Ross, Collector's Fair: Red Feather Club
service (route 170) calls at Redlingfield.
01379 643563.
Horham, 10am-4pm. Stalls selling PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONTACTS: Bus timetables: 01473 265097; download:
Little Treasure's Baby & Toddler Group:
militaria, memorabilia, books. See story.
www.suffolkonboard.com; order online: www.csduk.com/csd/forms. Home-to school St Edmund's Hall, Hoxne, 10am-12pm, Hoxne Church Christmas Bazaar:
transport: 0845 6066067; timetables: www.suffolkonboard.com. Bus route & service term time. 07910 8331949.
St Edmund's Hall.
enquiries: 0845 6066067. Public transport information (Traveline): 0871 2002233 & ORAC Christmas Dinner: Occold
Happy Circle Club: Horham Community
Village Hall.
Centre, 2nd & 4th Thurs, 2pm-4.30pm Christmas Bazaar: Worlingworth
IAL-A-RIDE MINIBUS (ATHELINGTON, HORHAM & REDLINGFIELD): The Borderhoppa, which has a
capacity of one to 16 people and offers disabled access, is available Mon to Fri from (summer) & 1.30-4pm (winter). Community Centre. Stalls, light lunches.
8.30am to 5pm. Bookings are taken Mon to Fri from 8.30am to 3.30pm 48 hours in 11am-1.30pm. Adults 50p, includes a cup advance. Tel: 01379 854800. Email: borderhoppa@redmoon.me.uk Bingo: Stradbroke Community Centre,
of tea/coffee. In aid of Church fund.
Wilby Road, 2nd Fri monthly. 7.30pm.
Debenham Christmas Festival:
KICKSTART: Kickstart is a moped loan scheme that could help you get a job or training place
Mary Ellis, 01379 384642. Christmas tree lights turned on at 4.30pm.
by loaning you a moped. The scheme is run by Suffolk ACRE. Tel: 01473 242500, email Bereavement Support Group: Eye
Late night shopping, music & Volunteer Centre, 3pm, Dec 11 & Jan 8.
entertainment, Santa's Grotto, Christmas LIBRARIES: Suffolk residents may join both Suffolk and Norfolk public libraries.
crafts etc ending with Carols on the EYE: Buckshorn Lane, Eye, IP23 7AZ. Tel: 01379 870515. Open: Tues 9.30am-1pm; Wed
Traditional music: Worlingworth Swan,
Village Green at 8pm. 9.30pm-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm; Thurs 2pm-5.30pm; Fri 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-7pm; Sat 9.30am- 2nd Fri evening of month in summer.
Christmas Market: Debenham High
1pm; Sun 10am-3pm. Sunday lunchtimes in autumn & winter.
School, 2pm-5pm.
STRADBROKE: Court House, Queens Street, Stradbroke, IP21 5HG. Tel: 01379 384768.
Christmas Bazaar: Debenham
Open: Tues 2.30pm-5pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm; Thurs 10am-1pm & 2.30pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm- SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Community Centre, 2-4pm. In aid of 5pm; Sat 10am-12.30pm; Sunday 10am-3pm.
Open days: 95th Bomb Group Heritage
Debenham Parish Church, St Mary DISS: Church Street, Diss, IP22 4DD. Tel: 01379 642609. Open: Mon 9am-5pm; Tues 9am-
Association/Red Feather Club open on 1pm; Wed 9am-7.30pm; Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-7.30pm; Sat 9am-1pm. last weekend of the month May-October SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
MOBILE LIBRARY (HORHAM & REDLINGFIELD): The Mobile Library visits Redlingfield and
Tudor Christmas Bazaar: Wingfield
Horham on alternate Thursdays - Dec 10 & 24; Jan 7 & 21; Feb 4 & 18. It stops at The Barns. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
Knoll, Redlingfield, 11.40am-11.50am and Horham Church, noon-12.10pm. To contact the 95th BG Hospital Museum: May-October
Trade & public enquiries to Lesley mobile library, phone 07736 007604. Alternatively, you can telephone the office between on last Sunday in the month. 10am-5pm.
Jackson, 01379 384505.
9am and noon, Mon-Fri, on 07872 676698 or email help@suffolklibraries.co.uk Winter 2009
groups & clubs etc HORHAM & ATHELINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL (opposite the church): Membership £10 for a
Your County
family living at one address, (2 adults and children up to 16 years), £5 for a single adult, £3for a junior 16/18 years (age must be proven). Membership fees run from Jan 1-Dec 31.
Councillor reports
Councillor reports
Membership forms are available from the bar staff, or Angela Wilkins on 01379 384625.
IT MUST BE SERIOUS WHEN Community Centre club nights and opening hours: Wed, Fri, and Sat, 8pm-11pm to you all for winning people in the pub start talking about (admission may be restricted when a private function is being held). Further information on the SALC Magazine politics. Here the issue is about the membership or events from Angela Wilkins. Hall bookings via Karen Alderton on 01379 of the Year. Very well 384754. Chairman - Margaret Streeter, The Rectory, Doctors Lane, Stradbroke, 01379 Conservative Candidate for 384363. Personal Licence Holder - Rod Tyrrell, 01379 388285.
Parliament in the General Election, HORHAM OLD SCHOOL & SOCIAL CLUB (next to church): Membership £5 per year, and the Club
magazine is full of useful which must be held within the next six months.
is open from 8pm till late on Tues and Fri. Chairman - Keith Hawes, Meadow Farm, information as well as interesting Sir Michael Lord (Conservative) MP for Central Athelington, Eye, 01728 628608. Secretary - Margaret Streeter, The Rectory, Doctors articles and handy hints - a Suffolk & North Ipswich announced a few months Lane, Stradbroke. Hall Bookings via Pip Florance, 01379 384370, Laburnum Cottage, The winning formula obviously.
ago that he would not be standing for election Street, Horham. Personal License Holder - Keith Hawes.
I am very glad to see so many again. Nothing in politics should be taken for REDLINGFIELD & OCCOLD WOMEN'S INSTITUTE: Meetings in Occold on the first Wed of every
people turning out for the granted but it is assumed that this Parliamentary month except January when they are on the second Wed. President Caroline Miller, 01379 community events in the villages.
Seat is a pretty safe one for the Conservatives (in 678871. Information on meetings on What's On pages of this magazine and at Please bear in mind that there is 2005 the Conservative majority was 7,856 over some 106 Community money – the Labour Candidate). As a consequence the NEW REEDING WOODS GROUP, POUND LANE WOOD, Redlingfield Road, Horham: Join a working
party, or become a "Friend" by calling Mike Reeves on 01379 668179. This is community from developers – available from way in which the local Conservative Association woodland, held in trust for all the villagers of Denham, Horham and Athelington.
Mid Suffolk District Council to be goes about the business of selecting a HAPPY CIRCLE CLUB: Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs each month at Horham Community Centre.
spent on initiatives to benefit us.
Parliamentary Candidate is of wider interest.
2pm-4.30pm in summer and 1.30-4pm in winter. Members play scrabble and card games, So get your thinking caps on.
At the time of writing three women and three have a birthday tea in May and go out for lunch twice a year. Violet Allum, 01379 388107.
Now that winter is here, can I men were selected to go before the Executive 95TH BOMB GROUP HERITAGE ASSOCIATION/RED FEATHER CLUB: Horham Airfield, IP21 5DG (see
remind you please to keep a Committee to see whether they are acceptable to what's on for open days & events). Annual membership £5. Frank Sherman, 01379 678471 lookout for the elderly and those go before the Special General Meeting. Email: frank.sherman@btinternet.com Web: www.95thbg-horham.com living alone. If they need shopping All six are no doubt well qualified but there is 95TH BOMB GROUP HOSPITAL MUSEUM, Shingle Hill, Denham, IP21 5EU (see what's on
done or medicines collected we perhaps one area of concern being expressed by for open days & events). Tel: 01379 870514. Email: tony@albrow.org can arrange that.
party and non-party members. Not one of the six If anyone is thinking of a change seems to have any connection with Suffolk let ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - STRADBROKE AND DISTRICT BRANCH: The branch meet at The King's
of scenery in the spring and are Head, Laxfield (Low House), starting 11.30am on the first Thurs of the month for a meeting alone Central Suffolk. This need not be a bar.
with speaker and lunch after. Hon Sec Jeremy Higgins, 01379 384300. The Branch are Mid Suffolk tenants, take a look at John Gummer served the residents of the old Eye always happy to welcome new members and to provide welfare support where appropriate.
the website and see what is Constituency well.
EYE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN'S SECTION: The branch meet at Tacon Close Community
available in the Gateway to However, there is a feeling that Suffolk is Room in Eye for social events, with guest speakers and to raise funds on the third Monday Homechoice. Grants are also loosing out when it comes to Central Government in Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct and Dec at 7.15pm. All women welcome. The Secretary, Mrs C available for Warmer Front and expenditure. For example, the amount spent by Elliott, 01379 644981.
Energy Efficiency.
the NHS on patients in Central Suffolk is below 90 ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION - DISS AND DISTRICT RAFA BRANCH (covers this area):
My husband Derrick and I wish per cent of the average in England. Meetings second Monday of each month at Diss Town Football Club, Brewers Green Lane.
you all a very happy Christmas.
This sort of gap in funding for the NHS and also Details from Brian Ager secretary 01379 640337 (email ager.brian@googlemail.com).
Listen out for Father Christmas on councils makes life very difficult. Perhaps it is a his tractor on Christmas morning - local person who knows the issues and has THE EYE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FUND: This trust fund provides grants to young people and
he is raising money for local educational organisations serving those under 25 who live in Eye, Athelington, Bedfield and passion to fight for Suffolk who should be given Horham. Special grants are available to cover expenses not met by the local education charities as he goes.
an opportunity to "strut their stuff" in front of the authority. For application form write to: Mrs L Bernard, Clerk to the Eye Grammar School final selection meeting.
Fund, 2 Lowgate Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AS, or 01379 870787.
Guy McGregor, 01379 668434
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groups, clubs, farmers markets, church shop AGE CONCERN - REDLINGFIELD REPRESENTATIVE: Jacqueline Love, Western Barn, Abbotts
JACK HOLYOAK: My son Jack, who was tragically killed in a car
Meadow, Redlingfield. 01379 678805, email@davidlove.f9.co.uk Age Concern website accident on of October 16th aged just 22, will be irreplaceable in our hearts and also in our house. A wonderful son who was SUFFOLK ANIMAL RESCUE, 5 Cherry Tree Lane, Debenham, Suffolk, IP14 6QT. Has rescued
always so full of life and vitality he seemed to fill our home with cats, dogs, rabbits and other small animals seeking new homes. 01728 860937, his presence. I treasure the memories of working with him on various projects and recall them fondly to myself in my dark SUFFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY - STRADBROKE & EYE GROUP: Meetings Stradbroke
moments, of which there are many. We moved into Horham when Community Centre on the last Tues of the month at 7.30pm (entry £2). 01728 860551, Jacko was only five days old so this is the only home he ever secretarystradbroke.sfhg@ntlworld.com Website: www.suffolkfhs.co.uk knew and he loved the area so much, surrounded as he was by THE EYE & DISTRICT MEMBERS GROUP OF THE SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST: Works to raise funds
and promote awareness of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Regular monthly evening meetings are his friends from all over the area, his friends he thought so much at Mellis Village Hall. Tim Craven, 01379 668383. Website: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/ of. He had only recently started a new job and was so full of optimism for the future HOXON HUNDRED: Morris dancers and musicians practice on Wednesdays through autumn
and full of plans which makes his terrible loss even more poignant. We give thanks and winter at St Edmund's Hall, Hoxne at 7.30pm. Ron Ross, 01379 643563, that nobody else was hurt as this terrible pain would then be unbearable and offer our hoxon@btinternet.com Web: www.hoxonhundred.co.uk sincere thanks to all the condolences that have been sent to us.
DENHAM VILLAGE HALL: Charges for hiring the hall range from £35 for all-day hires by non-
residents to £7 for residents' children's parties. Electricity, which includes most of the ANNE PRICE (1961-2009): Anne, the younger daughter of Olly and Margaret Phillips,
heating, is extra, paid by a 50p and £1 slot meter in the kitchen. Bookings can be made was born in Stradbroke on June 8th 1961 and lived in Horham until she moved to with Tina Chenery (01379 870797). Hall management committee chairman: Mr D. Reynolds London about thirty years ago. She married David Price on June 6th, 1988, and had (01379 668797); secretary: Rose McMahon (01379 870346).
two children Ella and Max. She died in St Francis Hospice, Romford, on October 19th, FRAMLINGHAM BRIDGE CLUB: Meets at the Conservative Club Mon at 7 pm to play duplicate
bridge. All players welcome - single players get a game. Improvers Class on Wed 1-4 pm.
aged 48, and a Memorial Service was held for her in Stradbroke Church on Saturday, OCCOLD PRESCHOOL: For children from 2½ to 5 years. Sessions Mon-Fri, including a lunch
November 14th. She is remembered for her love of dogs and horses and the Suffolk club. Linda Jay at Occold Pre School, Occold Village Hall, Occold, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7PL, countryside, her musical ability on the piano and the flute, and as a good friend whom 07790 605219, occoldpreschoolemail@googlemail.com it was great fun to know. She was sister to Susan and John.
JUNGLE CUBS AND JUNGLE GIANTS: For children 1 to 11 years at The Gymnasium, Kerrison,
Stoke Road, Thorndon, Woodbridge, IP13 7JG. Includes out of school and holiday clubs.
OLIVE MABEL CHAPMAN (1916-2009): My Grandmother (Nan)
Open Mon-Fri, 7.30am-6pm. Witney McMaster or Louise Austin 07834 483893.
passed away suddenly on October 27th. Although 93 years old it EYE YOUTH CLUB: For 13-18 year olds on Tues and Wed 7.30-9pm at the Eye Youth Centre
was surprising as she previously had good health but maturing age opposite the Church. Jonathan Pooley, 01379 870173 or 01379 870928.
had seen limb mobility restricted. Nan was a serious lady, not given FIRST EYE GUIDES: For girls aged 10 upwards. Eye Primary School on Tues 7-8.30pm. Wendy
to frivolousness or outgoing gestures. She enjoyed privacy, being Spencer, 01379871125, or Sue White, 01379 870036.
frustrated in later life that she was no longer independent. Well into 1ST EYE SCOUT GROUP (INCORPORATING BEAVERS, CUBS & SCOUTS): All groups meet at the
Scout Hut, Wellington Road, Eye. Group Scout Leader is Tim Passmore 07970 544362 or her eighties she'd arise at six to go through her daily routine.
contact Joan Norman, 01379 890432 or joan_norman69@hotmail.com People commented she had impeccable dress sense and always BEAVERS: For 6 to 8 year olds - boys and girls. Wed 5.30-7pm. Karen Ruth, 01379 873544.
looked smart. She was born the eldest of nine Harvey children at CUBS: For 8 to 10½ year olds. Fri 6-7.30pm. Sue Wood, 01379 669233.
Athelington. She married Reginald Chapman in 1938 and lived in Horham. They were SCOUTS: For 10½ to 14 year olds. Tues 7.30-9pm. Kate Broad, 01449 673472.
together 61 years before his passing. They had three daughters including my Mum, FARMERS' MARKETS ETC: STOWMARKET, Marketplace, first Fri of the month, 9.30am-1pm.
eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who individually miss her in their RICKINGHALL VILLAGE HALL, second Sat of the month, 9am-1pm. STRADBROKE BUSINESS &
own way. Personal memories are of Nan cycling to our house with crisps for myself ENTERPRISE COLLEGE, first Sat of the month, term time only, 9am-1pm. DISS, Marketplace,
and sisters. She wore flamboyant hats, only seen today at Ascot races, and I would second Sat of the month, 9am-1pm. EYE COUNTRY MARKET: The Town Hall Wed, 10am-
naively express my disapproval. When young I spent many Sundays and Christmas 11am. THORNDON FARMER'S MARKET: first Sun of the month 10am-4pm, Thorndon Tea
Days at 11 Manor Park with our cousins. Nan was central to good childhood Rooms, Kerrison Conference Centre. memories. It's clichéd to say life goes on but, with the departure of my last EYE CHURCH SHOP: Open Monday & Wednesday 11am-1pm and Fridays 11am-3pm and in
grandparent, a bit of something special has been removed.
December on Saturdays 9.30am-1pm.
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volunteering, advice, information & churches VOLUNTEER CENTRE MID-SUFFOLK: There are usually up to 550 volunteering opportunities on
offer within 200 voluntary organisations in Mid Suffolk. These include driving community VILLAGE HUB: Congratulations to
vehicles, visiting and befriending and getting involved in community projects. The Centre at5 Poplar Hill, Stowmarket, IP14 2AS, is open Mon to Fri 9am-2pm. Tel: 01449 612486.
Occold on their swanky new village Email: volunteer.centre@optua.org.uk Web www.do-it.org.uk or www.optua.org.uk hall and play area, which are well EYE & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER CENTRE: You can get practical help or volunteer at 20 Broad
and truly open for business after Street, Eye, IP23 7AF. Open: Mon 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm; Wed 10.30am- the grand opening in September.
12.30pm; Fri 10.30am-3.30pm. Tel: 01379 871200.
Our ‘Suffolk loik it useter be' CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX: Web: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ and www.adviceguide.org.uk
correspondent Brian Ager (left) DISS, THETFORD & DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU:
gave a talk at the first ORACLE DISS: Shelfanger Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4EH Tel: 01379 651333 (Diss); 01842 764860 -
social evening. He is pictured with welfare rights and money advice Thetford. Fax: 01379 640530 & 01842 750986. Email:advice@disscab.cabnet.org.uk Open: 10am-3pm Mon (drop in & telephone advice); 10am- Occold mag editor and organiser 3pm Tues (telephone advice only); 10am-3pm Wed (drop in & telephone advice) & extraordinaire Andy Andrews.
4pm-6pm (appointments & telephone advice); 10am-3pm Thurs & Fri (drop in & phone
advice). Other Services at Diss: Lunchtime Tues local solicitors - by appointment only. By
appointment Independent Financial Adviser.
H
Fairtrade for Christmas ARLESTON: Information Centre, 8 Exchange Street. Open: 10am-noon Wed & Fri.
EYE: Customer Services Direct, Cross Street. Open: 10am-noon Thurs.
MID-SUFFOLK CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: STOWMARKET: 5 Milton Road South, Stowmarket,
convenient, but don't forget that it can Suffolk, IP14 1EZ. Tel: 01449 676060 & 01449 676280. Fax: 01449 675634 - ring before PHEW! I HAVE JUST GOT all the goods back home from be expensive – in both postage costs, faxing. Open: 9.30am-3.30pm Mon; 9.30am-3.30pm Tues; 9.30am-3.30pm Wed for the Big Fairtrade Day – apart and time spent in Post office depot telephone advice only; 9.30am-6.30pm Thurs; 9.30am-12.30pm Fri.
from the items that are in the shop of collection queues. Also, it is always course! It's been a tiring week, but better to see things in the flesh rather EYE SERVICE CENTRE: 6 Cross Street, Eye, IP23 7AB. Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. A
worthwhile, because we took a total of than rely on photographs – and finally, partnership between Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk District Council.
H
just over £1,000 in sales on the although most importantly – ARLESTON COMMUNITY INFORMATION CENTRE: 8 Exchange Street, Harleston. Open:
Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3.30pm; Sat, 10am-1pm. Offers information covering this area.
by shopping in a real shop you MOST HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, High Road, Diss. Parish Priest - Father Simon
That is a bit better than in '07 help the community life, and Blakesley, Diocesan Tribunal Office, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7SH. 07946 (when we last did this event) – help keep enterprise and jobs 390060, HolyTrinityDiss@aol.com Web: holytrinitydiss.tripod.com/ but nowhere near as good as the alive in this area.
SUNDAY MASS:9.30am (sung); 10.30am at Quidenham (sung); 11.30am; 6pm. Holy Days:
£2,500 we took in '06. Lots of Thank you to everyone who 8am at Quidenham; 10am; 8pm. new faces came along which has shopped with us in '09, WEEKDAY MASS:Mon 10am; Tues 8am; Wed 10am; Fri 10am; Sat 10am. Morning Prayer 20
was great, but where were all of the asked me to an event, or listened to me minutes before Mass on weekdays.
stalwarts we have come to rely on? speak – you all give me the SATURDAYS: Rosary prayed 9.40am. Confessions 10.30am -10.45am or at call.
If you think you are one of the encouragement to keep going. Special OCCOLD BAPTIST CHURCH, The Street, Occold. Church Secretary: Paul Harvey (01379
stalwarts I am referring too, why not thanks have to go to Phil, my husband, 678764) paul_harvey@btinternet.com Deacon: Phillip Leeder (01379 678962). Friends & pop in the shop because I've missed who has had his domestic life turned Neighbours: Pauline Harvey (01379 678764).
S
you or find me at . . Brundish upside down by fairtrade for more UNDAYS: Services are at 10.45am and 6pm. The evening service is followed by
refreshments and a chat. Every first Sun after the evening service at 7pm there is supper Christmas Fair on Saturday December than years now.
and you are very welcome to join us.
5th, 1pm-4pm, or Framlingham Eye Church Shop is open Mondays, THURSDAYS: Bible study with opportunity for discussion at 7.30pm. On the last Thurs of each
Charities Market on Sunday and Wednesdays 11am-1pm and month Occold Baptists join with Diss Baptist Church, Denmark Hill, Diss, at 7:30pm.
December 6th, 2pm-4pm.
Fridays 11am-3pm and in December Second Thurs at Rishangles Baptist Church at 7.30pm. I know folks are now shopping on on Saturdays 9.30am-1pm.
WEDNESDAYS: Friends & Neighbours - for ladies, second Wed of each month at
line a lot for their seasonal goodies. 7.30pm. A guest demonstrates a craft or speaks about their work or travels.
I do understand that it can be Sue Watson 01379 384558
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churches Continued from page 11
CHURCH OF ENGLAND: ALL SAINTS, Stradbroke, Church St; ST ANDREW, REDLINGFIELD, Church
"Horses for riding are very few and Road; ST PETER, ATHELINGTON; ST MARY, HORHAM, The Street. Rev David Streeter, The
HISTORY HELP: Chris Johnson, who
far between. Only folk with a lot of Rectory, Doctors Lane, Stradbroke, IP21 5HU, Tel: 01379 384869. Email: is writing the history of a small pottery space, time and money usually can davidstreeter@suffolkonline.net. Website: information on church services is available atwww.onesuffolk.co.uk/RedlingfieldPC/Church/ and brickworks in south-west Essex ride . . For work of course, men do SERVICES (Holy Communion unless stated otherwise):
near where he used to live before not need to ride except in some hill 29 Athelington Advent Carol Service, 4.30pm.
moving to Hoxne two years ago, is districts of which I am afraid I know Redlingfield Benefice HC, 10am; Horham Family Service, 11.15am.
hoping you can help. The firm very little. Even for farm work, horses 13 Horham, 9am; Stradbroke Family Gift Service 10am; Athelington, 10am.
employed a number of men from are being pushed out by tractors and 20 Horham Carol Service, 4.30pm.
Suffolk, one of whom was Samuel J.
machinery. The old hands though, still 21 Redlingfield Carol Service, 7pm.
Aldous who was born in Horham in shake their heads and reckon that the 24 Stradbroke Christmas Tree, 6pm; Communion, 11.30pm.
1857. His wife, Emily, was born in work isn't properly done with the 25 Horham 9am; Redlingfield, 10am.
27 Stradbroke, 9am.
Suffolk in 1858 and is described as an Stradbroke, 10am; Horham Epiphany Gift Service, 11.15am.
earthenware manufacturer. They seem "Another thing that I know must 10 Athelington Benefice Communion, 10am.
to have moved to Essex shortly before seem strange to any Australian visiting 17 Horham, 9am; Redlingfield, 10am.
1881. Chris wonders if he, or his England is [the] vastly different way in 24 Redlingfield Morning Prayer 10am, Horham Morning Prayer, 11.15am
parents, worked in a pottery or which people talk in each district – [it] 31 Horham, 9am; Stradbroke Parish Communion, 10am.
brickfield in the Horham area. Any info seems almost like a foreign language Stradbroke Benefice Communion, 10am.
would be greatly appreciated (01379 sometimes. I know that one old 14 Horham 9am; Athelington, 10am.
668220 or chris.jackie@tiscali.co.uk). Suffolk foreman was with us for 17 Stradbroke Ash Wednesday Communion, 7.30pm.
several years and I never understood a 21 Horham 9am; Redlingfield, 10am.
VOTE FOR BROADBAND: People
28 Redlingfield Morning Prayer, 10am; Horham Morning Prayer 11.15am.
word he said. I would just answer yes across East Anglia are being urged by (Always check Service Times on your church/village notice board).
or no, and hope that I had guessed the East of England Development HORHAM BAPTIST CHURCH, Chapel Lane. Secretary, John Ladbrook, Potash Farm, Fingal
Agency to register their demand for Street, Worlingworth, IP13 7PD. Tel: 01728 628670. Web: www.horhambaptistchurch.org faster broadband. If you want faster "While fields were being ploughed, Wheelchair access & space, hearing aid loop. broadband go to the Eastern Region we sometimes came across old coins MAIN MEETINGS: Sunday: 10.45am - morning worship and Sunday school, family service
Broadband Uplift Scheme website at . . Once, we found a Dutch coin second Sunday in month, communion quarterly. 2pm - afternoon worship, communion first www.erebusonline.org.uk/ and register. dated around the time when English Sunday in month. soldiers were returning from a war FOR UNDER 18S: crèche (0-3); Sunday school (3-15); Megamix (5-11); Horhamania (11-16+);
LIB DEM CANDIDATE SELECTED:
Brownies; Holiday Club (3-11); Familytime (all ages); youth house groups.
against Holland. We even found an old Daisy Cooper of The Street, Horham, LOCAL OUTREACH & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Horhamania (11-16+); Brownies; Holiday Club
medal that might have been issued, we (3-11); parents & toddlers; Female Focus; seniors' meals.
is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary guess to schoolchildren showing GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH: Occold Village Hall, grove@grace-ea.org.uk
Candidate for Suffolk Coastal. She is a Princess May of Teck." (Lady May SUNDAY SERVICES: 10:45am inc Sunday School & 3pm.
senior strategic planner at the Abel Smith was a great-granddaughter MONDAYS: Ladies Evening -informal Bible study and activities 7.30pm.
of Queen Victoria. From her birth, she GROVE YOUTH CLUB: Alternate Fridays 9-11 years 7.30-9pm & 12 plus 9-10pm.
MORE CONCERTS: Building on the
was known as Princess May of Teck. successful November concert at HORHAM NEWS: The Coffee Morning on August 22 raised £256.72. Our thanks go
She was later styled The Lady May Wingfield Barns by the Dexterity Trio, to all those who contributed to this most successful event. The Sponsored Bike Ride Cambridge, after the Royal Family there will be concerts in February and brought in £830 to be equally divided between the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust ceased using their German titles in March also presented by Adrian Knott.
and St Mary's Church Fabric Fund. The cyclists were Natasha, Joe and Jessie 1917, and Lady May Abel Smith after Bookings at Wingfield Barns box office Lewer-Davidson, Daphne Harvey, John and Sandy Scent, Daniel Streeter, Lawrence her marriage in 1931. Born in 1906 Weaver and Michael and David Whatling. We are most grateful to the stewards in the she died in 1994.) church, the cyclists and the generous sponsors. David Streeter
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a taste of old Suffolk overweight accordingto the quantity ofsugar used andalthough it wasperfect jam, it waslabelled substandard.
So I'm afraid thatafter that, we werenot so honest andlearnt to show onlythe exact amount of PEST CONTROL SERVICES
always a serious item Control, eradication of and advice on English farming. Too Moles, Rats, Mice and Rabbits Grace Cathles and her grandson pictured in Australia by Tom
late severe weather Havers after emigrating from Athelington in 1947.
will hold up spring Wasps, Hornets, Ants, cultivations and so all crawling, flying and jumping insects bad crops result.
Everything will begood until harvest ForD friendly, professional and prompt service time and then wet weather will start andcrops will be spoilt.
Mark Cotton
Still, they say thatfarmers like Mobile: 07806 875985 Home: 01379 852950
Sugar was so short that local fruit was "One year we had severe frost and Out of hours service available - Fully Insured being wasted so the government got snow start in January and lasted for the WI to set up centres in someone's over two months, even the roads kitchen in the villages and they retaining a thick sheet of ice for all that supplied the sugar and we did the rest. time. The only good thing was the "It was then inspected and passed for If you would like to advertise or contribute to the magazine or have an skating on lakes and ponds – even the sale to our local shops to be used as event or organisation you would like featured contact: Evelyn Adey on schoolchildren were taken during work evelynadey@e1603.fsnet.co.uk or 01728 628428 at Ivy House Barn, part of our jam ration. It was good jam hours! Another year we had a freak Southolt Road, Athelington, IP21 5EL; or Mike Ager on too . . The factory made stuff was snowstorm when all the fruit trees and mike@gn.apc.org or 01379 678835 at Hidcote Lodge, Mill Road, very poor. The first lot of jam we made shrubs were in full blossom.
Redlingfield, IP23 7QU. The next issue - Spring 2010 - is due to be came about one and a half pounds Continued on page 12
published at the end of February. The final deadline is February 14.
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Giving 1940s Australia here. The difference in the size of the holdings being almost unbelievable. "In England, there are very few large WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY enough to be given a copy ofa talk given to an Australian WI in the 1940s about life in Suffolk farms of even 500 to 1,000 acres, most Property Maintenance
and farming at Athelington Hall.
came under 50. Ours was just over Thanks to Josephine Cathles we 200, which was a very good average Painting, Decorating, Tiling have the notes for a talk given by her size for our part of the world, which mother Grace soon after she arrived in was one of the most important arable Australia in 1947 and again when she Interior & Exterior retired to Batemans Bay in New South "We grew most crops, wheat, barley, Wales. In 1936 Athelington Hall was oats, potatoes, peas, beans and sugar Fully Insured, Free Estimate owned by Bill and Grace Cathles who beet, or clovers, all of them on a very had four children. In 1947 they strict rotation to keep the land in good David Herwynen
emigrated to Australia and condition. It is divided into bought a sheep farm. fields of between 6 and 15 They always thought acres, each divided by a deep 07979 720 975 - 01379 388 708 fondly of Athelington and ditch to drain the land and a Bill started to correspond cut and woven hedge to keep with Tom Havers who had stock in when they are used as bought Athelington Hall. Bill pasture. Of course for about Freshly baked home produce wanted to know all about the five months of the year, stock farm and the correspondence has to be kept in yards and Sweet and Savoury goods for all the continued up to his death. hand fed as there is no growth Tom visited Australia of grass at all during the several times but Bill never came back In Eye every Friday to England. Grace returned once and "As the properties are small ones, (outside the Handyman on the marketplace) Tom put on a big party for her in the neighbours are close and villages are Horham & Athelington Community small. Market towns are within easy Tomato, basil & goats cheese tart Centre. Grace died in 1998 and her reach. Our WI centre was 3.5 miles Bacon & onion quiche daughter, Josephine, found the notes away but I believe they have now Sausage rolls she made for a talk to her local, started a new branch in one local Cornish pasties Australian WI. The following is part of village, one mile away. I'm afraid that Mocha banana choc-chip muffins her talk (it is so interesting there'll be I was rather a bad member most of the a further instalment in our next issue).
time during the war the only transport Double choc-chip muffins I could use was a bicycle and with Cherry & almond scones "THE MAIN COMPARISON I CAN small children to look after, it wasn't Tel: 01379 871226 A variety of delicious cakes make between life here and in England Just a brief selection from our is to the methods of using the land. At "One good bit of work done by the first, things seemed so very different WI during the war was jam making.
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SPURLING & REMBLANCE
SANTA CLAUS: Father Christmas will
MOTOR ENGINEERS
the one between the shafts. The again visit Horham and Athelington on quartet was led by the fore horse, Christmas morning (sorry we cannot followed by the lark horse, then the MOT TEST CENTRE
extend the service any further). If you pin horse and finally the thill horse. I would like to book a visit contact hope you have got all that – but I *Service and repairs to all cars, light commercial and 4x4's* Mother Christmas on 01379 384231.
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*Free local collection and delivery * Courtesy car available* requests a donation for the East the past few days. It is a dry cough – Anglian Children's Hospice.
*Prompt attention assured * Competitive rates* the aftermath of a cold.
Tricolate - A lovely word which
POPPY APPEAL: Janet Fisk would
means to decorate or elaborate.
like to thank everyone in Horham and Twiddle - I must admit I have never
Athelington who gave so generously Open 8:00 am -5:30pm Mon-Fri, 8:00am -12 noon Saturdays come across this word – but I am this year to the Poppy Appeal. £312 Barley Hall, Laxfield Road, Stradbroke. IP21 5NQ told it was used to mean a small was raised which was nearly 30 per Located on the B111 7 - 1¾mile outside Stradbroke, towards Laxfield cent up on last year. She would Wapsy - A wasp.
especially like to thank Mrs Annie Wisp - A handful of straw folded
Harvey, Mrs Melva Huggins and Mrs and knotted to plug a hole in a sack.
Elizabeth Hall who helped her with thisyear's Appeal. In Redlingfield, Susan Without - Unless. As in "I shell
niver git this owd garden dug
and Allan Chapman collected £90. without you all help me." RUSSIAN HISTORY: A WEA course
Yelm - Bundles of straw for
Russia: From Czars to Commissars thatchers to carry up to the roof.
and Oligarchs starts on Tuesday, Yip - A shrill noise.
January 19th at Vine Church Hall, Eye.
Allied Homecare offers you the right level of care
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Winter 2009
Winter 2009
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Getting my clothes ready at just as bad – but I think you Worlingworth Suffolk IP13 7HX night for the next morning is a know what I mean – simply I form of "forecasting" as was am late for an appointment or getting food ready on Friday to in carrying out some task. feed the stock over the weekend. In So, on to the letter T.
other words forecasting involved Thill horse (or should I say "hoss") -
actions not guesses about the future.
This comes from the time when as Printed & published by Broadcast took on a new meaning
many as four horses in single file Evelyn Adey & Mike Ager for with the coming of radio and, later, would be used to transport heavy the villages of Athelington, Therapies may be booked Horham, Redlingfield and TV. It used to involve sowing grain by wagonloads for long distances along independently. For more information surrounds. The editors hand. The sower would walk up and our narrow roads. The thill horse was on therapies contact Linda on reserve the right to edit or 01728 627939 or log on to refuse submissions. The ST JOHN'S DENHAM: At St John's we are looking forward to our Carol Service at
views expressed in the For more information on B&B 3pm on December 20th. 2010 promises to be an important year as the architects are magazine are not necessarily Tel:01728 627939 or currently seeking tenders for repairs which will take place in the spring. The stage one those of the editors.
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history. A conservator was present at the investigations, and his report also sheds light held responsible for the
on the previous configurations of this ancient church. The Friends of Denham Church quality of goods or services
continue to organise events, raising funds towards the repairs, while the PCC is trying advertised in the magazine.
to secure further grants to supplement those pledged by English Heritage and Suffolk This disclaimer is inserted
Historic Churches Trust. Susan Stone from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust has been giving purely for legal/technical
advice on churchyard management, with the plan to encourage the wildlife in the reasons and can in no way be
churchyard as well as making the gravestones accessible to visitors researching construed as implying
family history. In 2010 we will have a Family Services at 3pm on January 24th and criticism of any supplier of
February 28th.
goods or services.
Winter 2009
COMMUNITY SHIELD: The Diss & District
branch of the Royal Air Force Association
(RAFA) has given Diss Air Cadets a shield to
be presented annually to the cadet who does
most for the community. John Blagden, the • Funerals arranged by trained Diss & District RAFA Branch welfare officer, experienced staff in our friendly Office & Chapel of Rest located at handed over the shield to the Air Cadets' office environment or in the The Old Stables, Chestnut Farm Commanding Officer Flight Lieutenant comfort of your own home Langton Green, Eye Emma Dixon. John became training officer • Free transport for visits to Suffolk, IP23 7HL of Diss Air Cadets Squadron in 1960 and registrars, our Chapel and other then served as adjutant from 1964 to 1974.
related appointments Independent of Any Large Corporation and Truly Owned • Bereavement support group And Run by The Whymark Family Open to all in need Common climate sense 24 Hour Telephone Number 01379 871168 Just as importantly world leaders are www.susanwhymark.co.uk ISOMETIMES WONDER WHAT it is like for young people growing beginning to take the situation up with adults constantly talking seriously and are trying to work about the hazards of climate change. together to find the best solutions. It Older people know that it is not the sometimes seems like three steps first time that the world has been forward and two steps backwards but scary; I was very small at the start of progress is being made. the last world war but as I grew up I And with this threat we can all do was well aware of the anxiety of the something by reducing our use of adults around me. It was confusing as power and recycling all we can.
I had no memory of peacetime. Individual efforts seem negligible but As a young adult the threat was of you only have to watch an ant's nest nuclear war, especially during the time or a beehive to see how great the Russians were trying to base achievements happen when small missiles in Cuba provoking a stand off creatures work together. Even if it with the US. For us, there didn't seem turned out that carbon was not the to be anything we could do, many of cause of Climate Change we would at us joined ‘Ban the Bomb' marches and least save the money we spend on fuel we all talked about it but generally felt and save the land from more landfill.
quite helpless.
Experience has taught me that Climate change is a real threat but at human beings are amazingly resilient least this time there are lots of ideas and adaptable, we need to work at it about how to fix it by reducing carbon and sometimes ‘roll with the punches' emissions; the science progresses all but above all hang on to our natural common sense! Evelyn Adey
Winter 2009
Remembering fallen Laxfield King's Head. The guest speaker was Peter Golding from ALARGE CROWD GATHERED round Stradbroke war memorialon Remembrance Sunday to Risley, our new county secretary. I pay their respects to the dead of two welcomed him on behalf of the branch world wars and other conflicts.
and in the Legion Tribute at the start Stradbroke & District Branch of the of the meeting I mentioned the names Royal British Legion's chaplain Rev of six members who passed away David Streeter conducted a short during the year plus former county service. The Last Post and standard bearer Derek Doy from   !" 
Reveille were sounded by Southwold who had #!$%!$ &'! $
Barry Sturgeon from Diss supported the branch for Salvation Army. I, as branch chairman, gave the Legion Reports were given by the Tribute and laid our wreath.
branch officers and all were All together 12 wreaths were elected for another year.
laid by local organisations. Ian Donations were made to the Bushnell from Horham carried the Poppy Appeal and county chairman's RBL standard and the Brownie Flag appeal for welfare work. I thanked all was carried by Aimee McDonald. Four for efforts during the year and was Diss Air Cadets also attended. This presented with a framed certificate was followed by a service conducted from the county for this year's county by Eric Havers. Our branch secretary walk, which raised £335 for the Jeremy Higgins said prayers and county welfare fund, by Peter committee member Albert Siggers Christmas greetings and a happy new year to all readers.
Your LOCAL Taxi Service TWENTY-EIGHT MEMBERS AND Michael Burton, Stradbroke &
guests attended the branch's agm at District RBL branch chairman
4 & 6 seat vehicles HELP FOR CHURCHES: Would you be prepared to help our parish churches by
‘examining' their annual accounts? Churches are required to have their accounts
Any length of journey reviewed by someone independent of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) butsuitable people are sometimes difficult to find. I am trying to compile a list of peopleavailable to do this. Church accounts do not, in general, need a full audit, merely a Best value for airports common-sense check. Anyone who has been in business or been a clerk/treasurerwould probably have the necessary knowledge and skills. There is advice availablefrom the Charity Commission and the Diocese. Examination is usually in February/March. If you are interested, please contact me on 01379 669258 ormary.lewis@tecova.com Mary Lewis, Hoxne Deanery Organiser, Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich
Winter 2009
EVERYONE'S A WINNER: The team from
Horham's 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association, top, accept Suffolk ACRE's Probert Award for the most outstanding community group. Pictured are John Kirkum, James Mutton, Suffolk ACRE's Lord Tollemarche and Helen Krawczyszyn. Heritage association chairman, James Mutton was also runner up in the Campbell Cup, which is presented to the most outstanding individual.
Pictured right is Lord Tollemarche presenting the Probert Award runners-up certificate to Sally Fogden of the Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project. And below, editors Evelyn Adey and Mike Ager, centre, accept the Parish Newsletter of the Year Award at Suffolk Association of Local Councils' agm from Stowupland Parish Council's Jerry Voden (left) and Mildenhall's John Barker.
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Tree O'Clock in woodsTHE OPEN DAY PLANNED that this ancient craft does not die out.
by New Reeding Woods Group The hedgerow still looks a little thin, for October 24th was cancelled so a few extra saplings will soon in favour of an event in December as thicken that up, and in the woodland part of National Tree Week. areas we will plant hazel, hawthorn, BBC Breathing Places is asking hornbeam and holly, then around the groups across the country to join in edge of the meadow a selection of fruit setting a new Guinness World Record and nut trees will be planted. for planting the most trees in multiple Hot soup and a barbecue will sustain locations. The aim is to plant a million all the enthusiasts that join us in this trees nationwide, beating the current challenge, and the task will not be too record of 653,143, arduous as the trees to be between 11am and noon planted are only saplings. on December 5th. The However to plant 200 challenge is called Tree trees in an hour will take O'Clock, and is a "big manpower, so please come moment in time" dedicated and help. Spade handle to the celebration of trees, Dibbers with a steel point and inspiring everyone to do one thing would be most useful, we have managed to borrow a few, but At Pound Lane Wood on the otherwise a garden spade will suffice.
Redlingfield Road in Horham the Tree planters are invited to come to challenge is to plant 200 trees within the wood at about 10.30 on December that hour, and we have identified areas 5th so that we are ready to meet the where trees can be planted in the challenge which starts at 11am. woodland and more willows can go in If the weather has not been too wet around the pond. there will also be horse and cart rides Many members of the Steering around Horham, and the wood group's Group went on a willow weaving, newest acquisition an International course earlier in the year, and a source 374 Tractor will be on display.
of willow wands would help ensure BIG COFFEE MORNING: Our Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at Horham
& Athelington Community Centre was a great success, raising £242.49! We had help
from Denham and Stradbroke as well as Redlingfield, Horham and Athelington so it
was a real joint effort. Macmillan are pleased with the proceeds and Kim Palmer and
Evelyn Adey are very grateful for everyone's support. Some people seemed happy to
spend the morning sitting and chatting over a cup of coffee. I am told that there used
to be regular coffee mornings, perhaps we should reinstate them? Evelyn Adey
Winter 2009
Winter 2009
Having been born inthe tall crop, leveretshave no idea what todo when the field isbare and wanderabout getting theirbearings. The LuckyEscape of the YearAward goes to ahedgehog which gotflicked up by thepick-up reel andbounced a couple oftimes like a ping-pong ball beforelanding safe outsidethe row. September's meagresupply of rainfall fellon one day, 13mm (or half an inch in oldmoney), on September 9th. This was more than alittle welcome, it both saved the life ofthe newly-planted oilseed rape cropand boosted the blackberry crop in thehedges. A great year for fruit andberries, the blackberries were smalland mean before this rain and half asbig again afterwards.
MY BIRDS-OF-PREY WATCHING get us worried, August turned out to has been a bit quiet, just one Marsh be the start of a great spell of weather Harrier. Quite blackish, and probably through into autumn. After the the same one, it was working the combine, we let the straw "make" for hedges around Chris Gibbons' on a day before the baler moves in, by October 9th. The best birdwatching which time some wildlife has taken has been in Mike and Janet's garden.
cover in it too. No end of hares get a The editor has noted two sightings of rude shock as the baler thunders close, a Hawfinch, a bird I have never seen.
breaking cover at the last moment.
Wash Farm Wildlife, Trevor Edwards
Winter 2009
Winter 2009
A strange friendship ONE SATURDAYMORNING, they were getting on like a house on earlier this summer, Caroline fire. Quite a rare event I would say.
Risk stopped me on the road and asked if I had seen the unusual ON OCTOBER 10TH, I SPENT sight in her paddock. a few minutes watching the last of the The grass had been let to the joint young House Martins, which had just master of the Easton Harriers, Lydia fledged, having flying and feeding Harvey, and she had a grey mare >aY5ST[ :a [VSke which on this occasion, seemed to Four youngsters would hurtle around have "adopted" a roe deer for the for a few minutes before taking a rest IWS eaebWU[S [eW[ :aYDaSefeXadgbfa#*"bWab Wa e[fWadfZWkUS TWVW [hWdWV morning. They appeared to have on the wires, where to my surprise, the formed a mother and foal relationship, adults would bring them more food.
E_S WdXg Uf[a daa_ShS[ ST Wi[fZ][fUZW XadfZWe_S WdXg Uf[a with lots of maternal nuzzling going Hovering in front of them, with wings on. Caroline had spotted them at about whirring like humming birds, they $WKHOLQJWRQ +DOO  +RUKDP  ( H  6XIIRON  ,3 (- 6am and by the time I had got my shoved more flies down the throats of camera and crept as close as I could the lazy offspring, showing that for some photographs, it must have teenagers in the bird world like to be I was using some willows for cover Perhaps that is unfair and they need and as I cracked an old twig under my sustenance to keep twisting and foot, the deer spun round in my turning in order to master the fly- Servicing & Repairs
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REDLINGFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Christmas is not far off and so here
CAR & VAN SALES
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Winter 2009
introduction & news WORLINGWORTH RD, ATHELINGTON FIRST OFF, TIME TO BLOW obvious. If we don't report crimes, our own trumpet – the Suffolk even smaller property crimes such as Association of Local Councils petrol or diesel theft, they go has judged your village magazine as unrecorded and when it comes to the best in the county – outside of the apportioning out the policing cake the towns and larger villages that is. areas with no reported crime are We are officially the Newsletter of obviously going to come out bottom.
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the Year for smaller parishes (under So please, if you are the victim of a 1,500 electors). Many thanks to all the crime report it. You won't get a advertisers, contributors and helpers helicopter and armed response unit in who made that possible. It's quite nice your front garden with officers vowing to wander around popping mags to hunt down the thieves or die trying through people's letterboxes most of but you will be making sure that the QUIET COUNTRY LANES
the year but many thanks to those who powers-that-be know crimes do do it through winter as well.
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Winter 2009
Winter 2009
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REDLINGFIELD PARISH MEETING (www.redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk):
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Tel: 01379 678835 Email: pc@redlingfield.suffolk.gov.uk MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL (www.midsuffolk.gov.uk):
Tel: 01449 724500 Email: webinfo@midsuffolk.gov.uk (0845 606 6067 & customerservice@csduk.com) & Redlingfield News
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL (www.suffolk.gov.uk):
Tel: 0845 606 6067 Email: customerservice@csduk.com ISTRICT COUNCILLOR: Elizabeth Gibson-Harries
Tel: 01379 384680 Email: elizabeth.gibson-harries@midsuffolk.gov.uk COUNTY COUNCILLOR: Guy McGregor
Tel: 01379 668434 Email: guy.mcgregor@councillors.suffolkcc.gov.uk MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (www.centralsuffolk.co.uk): Sir Michael Lord MP
Tel: 01728 685148 Email: mail@centralsuffolk.co.uk House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Our Community Police Officer is PC Tim Green & our Police Community Support Officer is Steven Long. Tel: 01284 774100 (Eye Police Station). Email: midsuffnorth.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.ukNon emergency calls: Tel: 01473 613500 Crimestoppers Tel: 0800 555 111 In an emergency dial 999. You should dial 999 when life is threatened or
people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary. It is better to be safe than sorry.
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:
GAS EMERGENCY: 0800 111 999ELECTRICITY EMERGENCY: 08007 838 838ANGLIAN WATER EMERGENCY: 0800 145 145 REPORTING A PROBLEM: You can report problems relating to: abandoned vehicles; damage to
street signs, litter bins; dogs; drainage; fly tipping; litter; noise; odour; rat or miceinfestations; refuse collection; and smoke, fumes or dust; online using the onesuffolk website (www.onesuffolk.co.uk/reportaproblem). This is a partnership involving the police and councils. HORHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Hav Wilkins Tel:01379 384625
REDLINGFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Chris Gibbons Tel:01379 678169
NHS DIRECT: A 24-hour confidential telephone service. You can ring for nurse advice if you
are feeling ill and unsure about what to do or for health information on particular conditions. Call 0845 4647 or visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk DOCTORS: Fressingfield Medical Centre, New Street, Fressingfield, IP21 5PJ – 01379
586227 and Stradbroke Medical Centre, Wilby Road, Stradbroke, IP21 5JN –01379 384220 (www.fressingfield-medical-practice.co.uk/). The Health Centre,Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DD – 01379 870689 (eyehealthcentre.co.uk/) Suffolk County Council's HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE at Brome: Opening times -
1 November to 31 January, 8am to 4pm; 1 February to 31 March, 8am to 5pm; 1 April to 30 September, 8am to 6pm; 1 October to 31 October, 8am to 5pm.
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Winter 2009 Issue no. 8
SUFFOLK TRADING STANDARDS: 01473 264859CONSUMER DIRECT: 08454 040506 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers

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