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Alan John Bremner (1942-2018) THE Alan Three February 5th.


Alan was born to Chrissy and John Bremner in 1942. He was the eldest of four sons and a daughter. He attended school in Alburgh but given the opportunity he would be off over the fields and was fascinated by animals.


Alan left school at 14 years old for Holt Hall where he completed a six-week course in practical skills and outdoor pursuits. He


joined the


Merchant Navy at 16, training to be a chef. His six years in the Merchant Navy took him around the world. In later years Alan returned


to Halesworth and took on the Bridge Café which combined his skills in catering and


Counties


Crematorium in Braintree was filled to capacity at the funeral of


John Bremner on


hosting parties. It was here he welcomed his eldest daughter Julia in 1970 and then Katy in 1973. Working for McDermott


as a pipe fitter gave him the


opportunity


again to the West Indies and New Zealand, as well


to travel as


the Caribbean. As Julia and Katy got older they had the opportunity to travel with their dad, not just in England but all over Europe. He was very proud that his children and later his grandchildren were extremely proficient swimmers as this replicated his love of the sea.


Alan was a family man and very proud when his two grandaughters were born, Alana in 1990 and Alice in 1998. He idolised them both. The service


began ‘Walkin after with midnight’ by Patsy Cline. Before the


Committal, Kenny Chesney’s ‘No shoes, no shirt, no problem’ which was played summing up Alan in a song. Alan’s daughter Julia wrote a poem which was a moving tribute


to her dad and Katy,


a professional florist, was responsible for the beautiful floral tribute. The service concluded with another of Alan’s favourites, Alma Cogan’s ‘Till I waltz again with you.’ The chief mourners were Chrissy Bremner (Mother), Julia


and Neil Howell


(Daughter), Katy Hennessy (Daughter), Alana Bremner and Alice Howell (Grandaughters), Gordon and Christina Bremner (Brother),


Ivan Bremner


(Brother), Sadie and Alison (Nieces), Audrey and Michael Cunningham (Sister), Abigail and Roberta (Nieces). The family would like to express their sincere


and


heartfelt thanks for all the cards and support they have received. In particular the Celebrant Shelley Bell and to Sandy and Louise at D Robinson Funeral Directors of Braintree for all their care and attention throughout. The reception was held at the Cross Keys Pub, White Notley. The family wish to thank them for putting on a wonderful spread in honour of Alan. All donations were sent to the


International Fund for Animal Welfare, a charity for which Alan had a passion.


Greetings From Emmanuel Church


HELLO Friends. Coffee Stop - on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am a few of us get together for coffee and a natter in the Emmaus Room to the front of the church. Coffee is free. Company is good. Do come and visit. Coffee morning – Our next monthly get together will be at 10am on Saturday 16th March in the Emmaus Room. Come and join us. Have a good natter and see if you can pick up a bargain. Books, good quality bric-a-brac and home baking on offer. In February we raised £123. Lent lunches are weekly from March 6th and the following five Wednesdays from 12noon in the Emmaus Room.


Christian Aid social evening took place on Saturday 9th February


at 7.30pm in the


Orange Hall to celebrate Rodney’s 80th birthday. 80 people attended and what a swell party it was! Delicious food provided by the CA committee


entertainment


and then from


and then


super the


Halesworth U3A Ukulele Band, the Partnership Choir, our own homegrown 60’s Quartet


funny


stories rounded off a very enjoyable


evening and all in Martyr’


a good cause. We raised £620 for Christian Aid. Thanks to Rodney and all who came. John Childs ‘The Bungay - After much effort


Chris Reeve, the Curator of the Bungay Museum was able


Memories of Mum Bungay High School News – March 2019


THIS month, while many celebrate Mother’s Day, there will be a group of people spending this special day without their mum and staff at Rosedale Funeral Home will once again be opening their Book of Memories from which people may draw comfort by expressing how they feel or sharing prayers, poems, thoughts and inspirational sayings. There is a Book of Memories in each branch of Rosedale and


anyone who


has been bereaved of their mum can contribute to the book, and children and young people are also encouraged and can even bring along a photograph to paste in. The pages will be kept for many years and will be a testament to the understanding and acceptance that comes with the passing of seasons. You do not have to be profound! You may wish to include your thoughts and feelings about your mother's death as well as any special memories you have of her life. Share how she made you feel and the special things she did for you. Just to say you are remembering someone special is enough.


Rosedale also have BUNGAY


available a limited number of forget me not seeds for families to take away and plant in memory of their mum. Both the seeds and the book of memories will be available in the week prior to Mother’s Day. In the days surrounding Mother’s Day, remember it’s OK to grieve for your mum in your own way. Many people grieve outwardly, through tears and expressed emotions, while others grieve inwardly and keep the hurt they feel to themselves. If talking or writing about the situation makes you feel better, then you should express yourself but remember that in the early days of a loss, you aren't obligated to anyone to tell them how you feel. There is no right way to grieve. Popping in to the funeral home is also an ideal opportunity to find out more about Rosedale’s bereavement support groups and memory boxes, as well as the Nelson’s Journey Smiles and tears gift box, which would make a beautiful gift for a child that has been bereaved of his or her mother.


Verdi Requiem


GIPPESWYK Singers, Phoenix Singers and Beccles Choral Society are delighted to announce they will be joining forces under the musical direction of their conductor


Geoff Lavery to


present: Verdi “Requiem” on Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Thundering drums and heralding trumpets of the Lambeth Orchestra will have you tingling from head to toe as they join a magnificent massed chorus and 4 outstanding international soloists in filling the wonderful acoustic at Snape Maltings with glorious resonance.


MARCH 2019 Verdi’s operatic skill unforgettable


forth in his Requiem creating an


shines choral


masterpiece filled with great lyrical beauty and dramatic passion. This performance also includes “Fanfare for Verdi Brass” by contemporary composer Simon Milton. Geoff Lavery brings his vast experience and formidable talent as a musical director and conductor to the production which features soloists Elin Pritchard (soprano), Kate Woolveridge (mezzo soprano), John Upperton (tenor) and Andrew Slater (bass baritone). Gippeswyk Singers and Beccles Choral Society have


Geography department undertook


their 7th to Iceland this


Sixth Form trip


alongside them joined Wymondham College


year, and Sixth


Form for the first time. This year


display of the Northern Lights, as well


saw a breath-taking as perfectly


clear


weather, even if it was -12C at times! From sitting in the Blue Lagoon taking advantage of the geothermal hotsprings; to


climbing Skogarfoss, a


tremendous waterfall over a snowy landscape; to a snowball fight on the top of a volcano crater. It is safe to say that this trip will be one that will last in students’ memories for many years to come. Their behaviour was exemplary, and we hope that it inspires them to continue to travel the world to new and exciting places. The Bhive (Bungay High)


Youth Theatre had their debut performance


to a sold-out


audience of 180 parents. The 40 strong students ranging from Year 5 to Sixth Form auditioned in the summer term of 2018 and began rehearsing in earnest in September.


In


five months on a Wednesday or Friday evening the budding actors rehearsed two, one hour plays to be shown on the same night. The Junior YT which consisted of Year 5, 6 and 8 students performed ‘Ernies Incredible Illucinations’ which delighted the audience with its comedy and physical theatre. The Senior YT performed the dark and disturbing DNA with an outstanding ensemble


previously collaborated with Lambeth Orchestra at Snape Maltings for a sellout performance of Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius” which received tremendous reviews in May 2017. Conductor Geoff Lavery has recently become the musical director of Phoenix Singers (Framlingham) and is now in the unique position of


cast. The staging this year was Traverse (a runway) so the audience experienced Hall 1 as they had never seen it before. The Youth theatre is free and is open to all ages – ability does not matter – just a willingness to work hard and take a few measured


risks. Auditions


for the next production are coming soon! Congratulations to all who took part – it was incredible. In February, the History department took 24 students to Norwich Playhouse to see The Doctor’s Show, a play about the history of medicine in Britain. The play included many characters that Year 10 had studied in class and really brought the course to life. Key figures included, Andreas Vesalius,


Elizabeth Garrett


Louis Pasteur, Anderson,


William Harvey and Alexander Fleming. Students enjoyed depictions of surgery before anaesthetic, an interview with Florence Nightingale,


and


experiencing what it might be like to hear shellfire in the trenches of World War I. In addition to this, they were able to hear from author, examiner and historian Josh Brooman, who explained how to answer questions in the GCSE exam with excellent examples for students to take home. Those who attended also received revision material to help them in their ongoing studies. The students had a fascinating and enjoyable morning. Four of our Year


10


girls (Kelsie Dyer, Daisy Alexander, Kaja Pedersen


being able to seamlessly rehearse and coordinate a phenomenal chorus of 200 singers accompanied by the superbly talented 80 piece Lambeth Orchestra (leader Alan Thorogood). This promises to be an exciting and memorable evening with tickets (£15 - £25) in high demand. The best seats go quickly so don’t


delay in purchasing from members


of all 3 choirs,


Cheryl Coutts (tel: 01502 714655), cherylcoutts468@ btinternet.com


or Snape


Maltings Box Office (tel: 01728 687110), www. gippeswyksingers.co.uk, www.beccleschoralsociety. co.uk, www.phoenixsingers. co.uk


Services & Treatments BUN 11


and Sophie Crawley) recently attended the STEMM ‘Women of the Future’


conference


at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, where the girls were treated to some exciting science


demonstrations on


diffraction of light. The girls wore some very fetching cardboard glasses that split the light into rainbows and also saw Bernoulli’s principle in action in a giant balloon that Kaja had to inflate in as few breaths as possible to compete against the host.


She made


a brave and valiant attempt. Later they saw arm Slinkys in action, Mobius strips, giant DNA helix’s, virtual


reality


headsets and tried many more exciting


activities including


learning about how scientists discovered what gases make up the atmosphere of planets in the solar system and how the music from Dr Who was developed using a Euphonium. There were also many stalls about careers in STEMM and the girls were able to ask questions and research into the wide and varied careers available


to them. They


were able to move around to different tables to speak to a different woman ambassador of STEMM and ask all about their chosen career path or specialism. We met some very engaging and motivational people. The day was great fun and very informative and the girls would highly recommend it to future year groups.


Clinton Gillett


to track down a portrait of John in the Ipswich Museum. As a result of his efforts Emmanuel Church, as well as the Museum, is now the proud owner of a copy of the portrait which was painted by Matthew Shepperson. He was born on October 30th 1785 and baptised in Pulham St Mary Magdalene Church. In 1813 he married Emma Brightly in St Mary’s Church


in


Lambeth, London. He gained fair success as a painter and among his clients were King George IV and King William IV.


married


John Childs Anna


Maria


himself the


daughter of Charles Brightly and we think therefore that the two men must have been family


friends. John


and Charles were of course instrumental in setting up the printing works in Bungay. We are very grateful to Chris for the time and trouble he went to


in obtaining for us this


important part of our church history. John and Charles were longtime members of Bungay Congregational Church. Women's World Day of


Prayer. The service this year was held again at Emmanuel and was based on a service designed by women in Slovenia. It was well attended and lovely Slovenian music was incorporated


into the


service. Holy Trinity ladies prepared


the delicious refreshments which followed.


Fisher Folk & Acoustic Session


THE Fisher Folk & Acoustic session on Wednesday 27th February opened with our youngest


solo performer,


Isaac Phillips, confidently singing John Legend’s “All of me”, whilst playing the piano accompaniment. He also sang “Come on over to my place” acapella style. Graham Hart, with Ian Harvey on mandolin, sang some self-penned songs, Australian influenced “Ararua” and a tribute to Aaliyah Dana. Paul Marfleet is another song writer, and his set included “Teenage tears for Miles (Davis)” and “Strange kind of love”. Ian joined Micky G to give some mandolin on his covers of “Peaceful easy feeling” and Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown” among others. Steve Evans, on


accordion, amused us with his tribute to the Morris Marina, and also the more traditional “Icarus” and “Where Ravens Feed”. The Sugar Beatniks and Lou (vocals) and Bryn (jazz guitar) and their jazz/blues mix from a certain era, created an upbeat closing act. Kicking off with Muldaur’s


Maria “Sweet Lovin’ Old


Soul”, they also brought their own lively style to Clarence William’s “Sister Kate” and “Trouble trouble (Betty Roché). Read a fuller report, and see


more photos on Facebook page: “Fisher Folk & Acoustic”. Next session Wednesday 27th March in the Cellar, Fisher Theatre, Bungay www.fishertheatre.org


Hammond Isuzu make it four!


HAMMOND Isuzu, a long- established dealership based in Halesworth are celebrating after receiving four highly regarded awards; National Parts Dealer of the Year (winner), Regional Sales Dealer of the year (winner), Accessories Dealer of the Year (third) and Customer Care Dealer of the Year (highly commended). Hammond Isuzu stepped into the Spotlight at Madame TussaudsTM London and got up close and personal with more than 250 lifelike wax figures before being recognised for their outstanding performance and exceptional customer service. The awards were presented


by Isuzu UK Managing Director, William Brown, Donna Jeffrey, Isuzu Dealer Training Manager and Alan Able, Isuzu Head of Sales. Andy


Hammond, Operations Manager said,


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“We are delighted to have won these awards as it highlights the dedication and hard work our staff put in on a daily basis”. He went on to say, “We mustn’t forget our customers either, because without them, none of this would be possible”. William Brown commented “Congratulations to Hammond Isuzu on their achievements, commitment and


efforts to


make 2018 a success for Isuzu. 2019 looks to be even more successful with many exciting model launches and it will be a great year for the whole Isuzu family.” Please


www.


hammondgroup.co.uk for more information on the Isuzu D-Max range or contact us at: Hammond Isuzu, Broadway Drive, Norwich Rd, Halesworth, IP19 8QR, 01986 244078.


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