BACK by popular demand, Amazing

discoveries 'A new view down the River Deben valley – Prehistoric,

Roman and

Saxon archaeology along the East Anglia One cable route' by archaeologist Andy Peachey. Monday 24th June, 7.30pm at St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3PL. Admission, by ticket

only, £5. Light

refreshments and a raffle. The venue is fully accessible and there is adjacent free parking. Tickets, £5, can be obtained

The Roger David Burrows Music Fund archaeological

in advance from the Burrows family, 17 Squires Lane, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3UG, please provide a stamped addressed envelope, and any cheques payable to ‘The Roger David Burrows Music Fund’. Andy is an archaeologist who has been working across East Anglia for the last 15 years and over the last two years on a major project, the East Anglia One cable route. He will be talking about the amazing and unexpected finds discovered during this work, some close to

Martlesham, an exciting array of new Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Woodbridge Wildlife Group

WILDLIFE themed events for June: Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Woodbridge Wildlife Group invite you to get out into the local countryside with a couple of wildlife themed events to enjoy during June 2019. On Saturday 8th

June at

10am there will be a chance to enjoy the rich flora at Sizewell Belts when Reserve Warden Dayne West leads a walk around this interesting reserve. Meet and park at the Reserve car park IP16 4UP. Numbers are limited for this walk and pre booking is essential by phoning 01473 625630 or emailing

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should note this walk covers around 3.5 miles and finishes at approximately 1pm. Waterproof footwear is

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Then on the evening of Friday 28th June at 9.15pm, the group will be visiting Blaxhall Heath and Common, hoping to see and hear nightjars. Phil Smith, chair of the SWT Woodbridge Group said, “As darkness falls we will wander across the

heath, looking

and listening for signs of the nightjar. This fascinating bird is a summer visitor to this reserve and I hope we will be lucky enough to catch sight of the bird. The walk should also give the chance to see glow worms”, added Mr Smith. The Blaxhall Heath walk starts from the Sandgalls car park (TM 382559) and will last for approximately one hour. Participants are

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use insect repellent and wear sturdy footwear. It is not necessary to book for this walk but for further information telephone 01473 625630. Admission to both walks is

free, with donations to Suffolk Wildlife Trust welcomed.

St Peters Festival, Blaxhall

ST Peter’s Festival in Blaxhall will be held on June 22nd and 23rd from 11am until 5pm. This year’s theme is children’s books. There will be flowers in the Church and an Art Exhibition in the Village Hall.

with the earliest

Martlesham Brass 'Making Music Fun in East Anglia'

settlement evidence, including Roman and Saxon buildings and an exceptional prehistoric monument, trackway and artefacts

YOU can catch

that may coincide settlements

and agriculture in the region approximately 4000 years BC. Some of these were featured on BBC4’s Digging for Britain in December last year and earlier in the local press. Further information about the

above event and the Music Fund can be obtained from Burrows family

including the

Intermediate Band at Kirton PCC Church Fete on Saturday 8th June from 12.45pm, and the Main Band at St. Elizabeth Hospice 'Suffolk Remembers' event on Felixstowe Seafront on Friday 21st June from 8.30pm. We would love to hear from new players, young and old, with or without experience. Our aim is to


anyone who feels they would like to play in a brass band to come and have a go! If you would like to join us, or if you already play or have previously played a brass instrument and would like to come along and meet us, please email join@ or use the contact details below. Liz Howard


Officer) e_m_howard@talk21. com01473 625617.

(01473 625196) or Woodbridge Cruising Club MEN with

spades started

digging out the Port of Felixstowe in 1882 to provide a facility for East Anglian grain to be shovelled into ships holds and transported to places far and wide.


100 years later men with mechanical diggers and pile drivers built an extension to the port to enable containers to be craned on and off ships trading with ports all over the world. A large audience were informed by Mike Stanley, Senior Logistics Manager of the port, in the last Sunday Talk of the winter programme. Over that time the port has seen many changes, cranes built in Shanghai and towed round the world have been installed along the quay, during the war it was requisitioned for the building of seaplanes and

soon ships

will be loaded by remote control from someone in a hut looking at a screen. Continual upgrading and expansion has enabled

the port to become

one of the country’s most important assets which has handled the largest container ship in the world and although the resulting container lorries are sometimes a nuisance on the roads even this is due to be significantly reduced by a 40% in rail transportation.


were just some of the milestones of the port’s history highlighted by Mike in a compelling talk enthusiastically received and generously applauded by those present.

From manoeuvring the largest ships in the world we went to the other extreme with the annual Model Boat challenge between the Cruising Club and the Woodbridge Model Boat Club. Theoretically this is a fun morning around the boat pond followed by a pint-and-pie

Woodbridge Probus Club

A WONDERFUL second episode completing the history of Shingle St by Sarah Margittai for our May 13th meeting. Our member Peter Youngs takes up the baton for our next meeting on Monday 3rd June. During the dry weather you have all seen the machines watering the crops in the Suffolk countryside and Peter has extensive knowledge of this from his original job managing the vegetable crops on the Broxtead estate at Sutton and his retirement job managing the


style lunch in the clubhouse but there is always a competitive undercurrent to the event and this year was no exception as the modellers sought revenge for last year’s defeat.


was a good breeze and the boats which are all of the same basic design, were blown along at a good pace but seemingly without control. It was however noticeable that ‘modellers’ boats went in straighter lines and this paid off for modeller John Smith who came out the ultimate winner and reclaimed the ‘trophy’ for the Model Boat Club.

During the winter an increasing number of members, and one or two guests, have been practising away with their ukuleles and these labours were rewarded with an invitation to display their talents at a

lunchtime concert in the

library, together with a group of singers from the club. Jetsam & Flotsam respectively as they have become known. All went very well and the watchers-on tapped their feet and joined in many of the old favourite tunes. As I write hailstones are lashing the window panes whilst preparations are well advanced for the ‘Deben Discovery’ the first proper cruise of the season due to take place in a few days. As the name suggests it is designed to discover what changes have been made by winter storms to the mouth of the river and to ‘shakedown’ boats freshly in the water after their annual lay- up. If this weather continues it will certainly sort out any weak spots as well as toughening up the crews. Oh the joys of an English spring!

John Warwick Suffolk Water

abstractors group, looking after the interests of irrigators. He will explain why irrigation is so important, how it is done and where the water comes from; cover the legislation affecting abstraction

before looking at future supply challenges and

Patients Participation Group (PPG) needs new members

DO you know about Patient Participation Groups? The PPG at Framfield House Surgery in Woodbridge works closely with members of the Practice

Team, including

General Practitioners as part of the Group. We are not a forum for moaners nor are we a doctor’s fan club! We are critical friends and can inform the Practice on what matters most to patients and help identify solutions to problems. We think about the wider patient interest

and have several important

initiated projects.

Last year we held a well attended tea party for the NHS 70th anniversary. Framfield House Surgery PPG now has a few vacancies.

We are particularly keen to involve patients in our work. You do have to be a patient at Framfield House to join us so if you are registered at Little St John’s Street Practice and are interested in being on a PPG you should enquire there. We hold our meetings every few months usually at mid-day or at 6.30pm for around an hour. We feel that we are really making

can choose the level of involvement

a difference. You by


our meetings or just helping out once in a while – every contribution is appreciated and valued. If you think this is for you please contact the Surgery to set up an appointment to have a chat with us. Telephone 01394 615500.

potential new sources of water in East Suffolk. A fascinating insight into problems that most of us know little about. Probus is a club for retired business and professional men which meets

at Woodbridge Golf

Club on the first Monday of each month. A delicious lunch in good company followed by a fascinating talk. A wide range of subjects is covered each year. There are outings and a ladies summer and Christmas lunch ann website. or you can call or text Ray Hooper our secretary on 07512 792454.

The NHS 70th anniversary tea party at Framfield House. WOODBRIDGE MUSEUM

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THE New Woodbridge Haven Museum has now been open for a month and we have had a gratifying number of visitors, greatly

of April numbers for recent years. Visitors


in excess been

very complimentary about the museum showing appreciation for all the hard work that has gone into creating it. With the increased visitor numbers we are always looking for new volunteers to help to keep the museum open throughout the

summer months. If anyone is interested in joining the team please contact 01394 385572. The

April museum talk

at the Community Hall was given by Sarah Margittai about the origins and history of Shingle Street. Originally a station for pilots and revenue men combatting


Sarah called on her own family archives as well as documentary evidence to give a spirited account of the story.

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