Alde Valley Suffolk Family History

IN May the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will welcome Andrew Macdonald to talk to us about Medieval Graffiti.

Andrew has been interested in history all his adult life. In 2013 he helped found the Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group and around the same time he started exploring medieval and post- medieval graffiti in religious and secular buildings. His

talk is a not too serious wander through his brushes with medieval and post-medieval graffiti, religious and secular, sacred and profane.

The talk will be at 7.30pm on Friday 24th May at Kelsale Village Hall, Bridge Street, Kelsale, IP17 2PB. Admission is £1 for members, £3 for non- members, including tea/coffee. NB. Kelsale Village Hall is

up an external shallow flight of stairs, but there is a stair

lift: if you think you are likely to need it, please arrive early, and let Maggie Strutt know beforehand, so we can be ready for you! 01728 602298 or

maggiestrutt@btinternet. com

Further programme: Tuesday 18th June: “The Whistlecraft Family - A poacher’s life” Pip Wright, 7.30pm Snape Village Hall, IP17 1RN.

Friday 19th July “A Suffolk Town (Framlingham) in

Wartime” John Bridges, 7.30pm, Kelsale Village Hall, IP17 2PB. August - no meeting. Monday 16th September: ‘A Voyage

of East

Around the Coast Anglia’, Robert

Simper, 7.30pm, Leiston Community Centre. Monday 21st October, “Grandparents in the Great War" (audience can bring family medals), Dave Empson, 7.30pm, Leiston Community Centre.

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

LEISTON Film Theatre will be filled with innuendo and rude jokes this September, when Wayne Burns and his cast of mischief makers return to the stage with another Pantomime, especially for grown-up’s. The over 18’s adult pantomime

entitled ‘Rude Riding Hood’, has been written and produced by Leiston Film Theatre manager Wayne Burns, under his ‘Team B Productions’ title and is the second show of its type to appear at the venue.

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In their saucy version of the classic tale, a sultry Red Riding Hood ventures into the woods to visit her frustrated Grandma, only to encounter the randy wolf, who will do anything to get his hairy hands on her Bakewell slice! What follows is a bizarre twist on a familiar story, where a foul-mouthed dame, a wayward woodsman and even a feisty fairy all contribute

towards chaos in Pantoland!

The cast, all of whom are experienced am-dram performers and who have volunteered their time to join Wayne on stage to raise a chuckle or two. “This show is totally different

to Throbbin Hood. It’s like taking your traditional Pantomime and turning it upside down. I know that we’re going to have another blast bringing this risqué romp to the stage and we have one or two surprises in store along the way. We’re absolutely thrilled that so many tickets have already been


sold and it won’t be long until the ‘Sold out’ signs will have to come out,” said Wayne. Team B will be bringing their debut family pantomime, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, to the Leiston Film Theatre in January 2020, with over 600 tickets already sold and available from the box office on 01728 830549 or via the website at: In addition, a special one-

off screening of the Felixstowe performance of ‘Throbbin Hood’ will be presented at Leiston Film Theatre on Sunday 13th October, with all profits being donated to local causes.

‘Rude Riding Hood’ appears live at Leiston Film Theatre on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £14.95 and are now available from the Leiston Film Theatre box office on 01728 830549 or online at:

News from High Suffolk Rotary

MARCH 16th saw High Suffolk Rotary at Kingfishers Restaurant,

Cretingham Golf

Club, for our annual Charter Night, a yearly event when we celebrate the “birthday” of our club (the charter referred


here is the document by which the club was created in 1995). On April 27th we had two events on the same day. As in previous years, we supported


Association “Know Your Blood Pressure” campaign.

Stroke High

blood pressure is a contributing factor in around half of strokes in the UK, and members of the club, (and a qualified nurse!) were in central to to

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passers-by. Many thanks to Lucy Jane Flowers in Debenham for providing facilities for this event. Then, in the evening, we hosted the Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society for a Music for Everyone event at St Mary’s Church, Debenham. Many thanks to all those who came and contributed (financially and in voicae!). All proceeds will be going to charity, of course. Congratulations to the lucky winners of our Giant Easter Eggs. A special thank-you to the pubs, clubs and shops who hosted the “100-square” sheets. The final total raised is expected to be more than £500. The main beneficiary will be “Tiffers – The Bus Shelter”, a charity set up by one family to try to help homeless people in Ipswich. The club is busy preparing for this year’s “RIC” international weekend. Every year we get together

with four partner

clubs from France, Germany, Poland, and Belgium. This year the event is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Le Vesinet, Paris. The weekend is full of organised events, and the host club receives €1,000 from each of the other clubs, to be spent on their selected social project. Rotary, professionals, business people, and community leaders using their skills to benefit others and having a good time doing it. If you’d like to help, please get in touch. Email us at, look for HighSuffolkRotary on Facebook, or see our website at

7.30pm 18th


Tickets available, priced £18 from Snape Maltings

01728 687110 and y may 2019 St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford

Leiston Works Railway Trust – The Big 160

IN 2012 a group of railway enthusiasts got together to form a new organisation called the Leiston Works Railway Trust (LWRT). Its aim was to re-open a section of the former private industrial railway track that once connected Richard Garrett Engineering Town Works to the branch line in Leiston.

2019 is a momentous year for

the LWRT, who are now in the process of relaying a part of the former private industrial railway track. As 2019 also marks the 160th anniversary of when the railway came to Leiston, it seems fitting to celebrate the reopening of a section of the Leiston works railway track in this special year. With this in mind, the LWRT are holding an event called ''The Big 160'' which is taking place on Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June, where they are reopening a section of the Leiston works railway track and are hoping to bring steam back to the line (subject to the availability of a steam engine). The entrance to the railway track can be found at the junction of Buller Road onto

Station Road and the postcode is IP16 4HA.

The opening times on each day will be 10.30am-4.30pm and parking for the public will be at the Waterloo Centre, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4HF. Other attractions on the day will include some model railway displays at the Waterloo Centre. Along the track bed there will be some children's games, a railway book stall, refreshments and various other stalls by local organisations.

For more information about ''The Big 160'' weekend, including booking a pitch for your stall, to book your model railway to display at the Waterloo

Centre or for general enquiries please contact Julian Warner on 07774 640708. Also

for all the latest

information on ''The Big 160'' weekend please visit the Leiston Works Railway Facebook page, the Leiston Works Railway website or visit the website for Leiston at www., where you will also find local information, including where to stay and where to eat.

Please note that the The Leiston Works Railway Trust are dependent on third parties for this event and cannot be held responsible for the unavailability of a steam engine on the dates stated above.

The Mill Inn Aldeburgh

Karen, Steve and the team welcome you to the Mill Inn, Aldeburgh…a cozy little seafront pub with a big offering of fabulous food, fine wines and excellent Adnams ales….

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY By popular demand our next TAPAS EVENING

Saturday 4th May Beautiful Spanish guitar music supplied by the fabulous

MIKE HYNES As always book well in advance, we sell out fast!!

Please call 01728 452563 or email




Aldeburgh Music Club Choir

world Premiere sonata for cello & piano by jonathan rutherford Cello: Michal kaznowski Piano: jonathan rutherford

a night with the choir Conductor edmond fivet

faure: cantique de jean racine Tavener: the lamb handl: ecce, quomodo moritur bernstein: west side story - a choral medley ELGAR: SEA PICTURES - FOR CHOIR AND PIANO

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