Beccles Friends of Cancer Research UK

THE Beccles Friends of Cancer Research UK would like to invite you to join us for a September Harvest Supper on Friday 6th September at Beccles public hall from 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). The evening will comprise of a two course supper plus entertainment

by local singing group Bella Tonic. Tickets are £15 each and are available now from the box office or online at uk. Please join us and help raise funds for the life saving research

undertaken Cancer Research UK. by


SUFFOLK-based Common Ground Theatre Company have for several years been bringing

their distinctive

brand of music theatre - with powerful stories, good jokes, strong emotions and just a touch of the surreal, to venues across East Anglia.

This autumn they present a black comedy, A Sidecar

Named Despair! by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries, featuring Harries and Dick Mainwaring, reprising the roles they created for Common Ground's 2013 comedy, Stuff In The Attic (“Pat Whymark’s latest


indeed” Times).

is very funny

East Anglian Daily Expect "The Odd

Couple" versus the Mob! Beccles Weather Report July 2019

THIS summary is compiled from the records of Stephen Bartholomew of Beccles. Max Temperature: 33.1C (91F) on 24th compared with 33.8C (92F) in July 2018. Min Temperature: 8.5C (47F) on 3rd compared with 10.3C (50F) in July 2018. Avg. Max. Temp: 23.22C (73F) - 2019. 25.70C (78F) -

2018. 22.64C 2018. 12.68C (72F) -

Average. Avg. Min. Temp: 14.58C (58F) - 2019. 14.50C (58F) -

Average. Mean Temp: 18.90C (66F) - 2019. 20.10C (68F) - 2018. 17.66C (63F) - Average. Rainfall

total: 2.22"

compared with 0.76" in July 2018. (1981-2010 Average- 2.08"). (2019


Most Rainfall on one Day: 0.68" on 25th. Wind direction:


from:- South-West 9 days, North-West 6 days, North 5 days, South-East 3 days, South 3 days and West 3 days.

BECCLES Rugby Club will soon be kicking off the new season. The club has teams for adults, youth boys and youth girls as well as a thriving social scene for supporters of all ages. New members are always welcome so come along and get involved in what promises to be an exciting season. The 1st XV will be playing

in London 3 Eastern Counties this

season after promotion last winning season. With

new coach Keith Rix on board and working the players hard in training they will hope for a good start in their new league. The 2nd XV continue in Eastern Counties 3 North and are looking for extra numbers so they are able to fulfil more fixtures this season. With a few extra bodies they will be hoping for a successful season. The senior section trains every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7.30pm till 9pm. They welcome players of any experience level. New players are welcome to

turn up to

training or can contact Director of Rugby Keith Johnstone (07788 430625).

The senior section is holding a new player training session on Tuesday 27th August (7.30pm) on the main pitch in Common Lane. Come along and give it a try. Free food and drink for all new players who complete the session. The Minis and Tiny Bulls section continues to grow and

Total- 107% of (54F) - Overall the month had

above average temperatures but was slightly wetter than long term average. Normally reporting on a month with a positive anomaly of over one degree Celsius I would be

comparing with (2018) there those

of a number of years ago. However at this time last year


exceptionally warm and dry conditions. This time we had a month of two distinctive halves, the first half being dry and cooler whereas the second half was wetter and somewhat warmer. Average Max Temp 1st to 15th 21.0C. Average Min Temp 12.8C. Rainfall 0.19”. 16th to 31st Average Max

Temp 25.3C. Average Min Temp 16.2C. Rainfall 2.03”. Of the days reaching 24C or better, just four of the fifteen were recorded during the first half of the month. The highest Maximum for the month, 33.1C on 24th was the third warmest July day on my entire record. Only 33.8C on 27/07/2018 and 33.3C on 16/07/1969

there are some busy Sunday mornings down at the new Youth hub these days. The Tiny Bulls caters for 3-5 year olds and we have mini sides from U6 to U12. Contact Nick Ford (07557 323267) for more details. First session of the season will be on Sunday 8th September (10am) all welcome to attend, old players or new. The youth boys section of the club continues to grow and we will have sides at U13, U14, U15 and U16 this year. New players contact Stuart Adams (07795 415028) for more details. The boys train on Wednesday nights. The girls section developed well last season. Numbers grew steadily and they will be looking to continue that growth this season. The girls train on Thursday

nights and have

teams at U13, U15 and U18. For more details on girls rugby please contact Caroline Ward (07713 055479).

The club holds its World

Cup Ball on 14th September. Tickets are available to all for this event which is always a great occasion. Contact Alan Cooper

for tickets (07834

599674) The club welcomes all new players and members. Please check out our website www. for contact details and latest news.

have bettered this figure. This month’s best was also around 1C of warmest days of any month on entire record, 34.2C on 12/08/1995 and 34.0C on 18/08/2012. Perhaps what has not been so well reported is the night warmth, two in particular with minima of 19.8C and 19.6C on 23rd and 25th respectively

represent two

of the four warmest nights for any month on my entire record. 19.8C also noted on 08/08/2004 and 19.6C on 20/07/1995. Overall average minimum

was second

highest for month, (only July 2006 higher by less than 0.1C). This was also the third highest on entire record as August 1997 remains overall best.

High Pressure positioned to channel winds of a North to North-Westerly type had often dominated the first half of July, a good explanation as to why there were so few warm days. Once this “blocking” been

situation replaced from

had the

18th onwards, “opening the

Fixture List 2019-20 1st XV

24/08/2019 Thetford H

31/08/2019 Woodbridge A 07/09/2019 14/09/2019

Training Ely A

21/09/2019 West Norfolk H 28/09/2019 05/10/2019

Cantabs A Wisbech A

12/10/2019 19/10/2019 26/10/2019

02/11/2019 09/11/2019 16/11/2019 23/11/2019

30/11/2019 07/12/2019

Ipswich YM H Crusaders A

Fakenham A Thetford H

Thurston A

14/12/2019 Woodbridge H 21/12/2019 28/12/2019


04/01/2020 11/01/2020 West Norfolk A 18/01/2020 25/01/2020 01/02/2020

Cantabs H Wisbech H

Ipswich YM A

08/02/2020 15/02/2020

22/02/2020 29/02/2020

07/03/2020 14/03/2020 21/03/2020 28/03/2020

Crusaders H Fakenham H

Thetford A Thurston H

04/04/2020 Woodbridge A 11/04/2020 18/04/2020


25/04/2020 02/05/2020

BEC 2 Wishing Beccles RUFC a successful season AUGUST 2019

door” to the warm, moist South-Westerlies with their origins in the sub-tropical regions. The three


rainfall totals of the month, during 19th and 25th to 27th inclusive (which were mainly experienced with

a particularly

overnight, vivid

thunderstorm overnight 24th into 25th). Nearly two thirds of the month’s rainfall, 1.40” of 2.22” was recorded during this latter three day period, 25th to 27th inclusive, with the two highest daily totals 0.68” and 0.60”. This backed the theory that warmer air tends to hold more moisture so that between the periods of rain there were a number of very warm days as previously described. Despite the slightly above average rainfall total, there was still time for notable dry spells of fourteen days when just .05” recorded June 25th to July 8th, alongside two four day dry spells 12th to 15th and 29th July to 1st August.

Dick’s quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from the States, for “health” reasons, but his shady


“associates” have unfinished business with him, putting both their health at risk. Their dad’s beloved old motorbike and sidecar, which Dick has been restoring, might just come in handy as their getaway vehicle! They'll be touring all over East September


Anglia from to

20th), The October

26th, including, in the East Suffolk area: Diss Corn Hall (September


Halesworth (September 21st), John Peel Centre, Stowmarket (September 25th), John Mills Theatre,

Ipswich (September 26th-28th), Laxfield VH (October 3rd), Seckford

Theatre, Woodbridge (October 18th) & Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall (October 24th). For full tour details and booking, call 07807

341364, or visit their website:

Beccles Beats the Ferry

ON Sunday 14th July a team of 67 set out to swim the equivalent width of the English channel and notched up their 32k, target in just one hour and 17 minutes, knocking 13 minutes off the current scheduled crossing time for the ferry between Dover and Calais!

Despite the decidedly cool weather and stiff competition from the Tennis and Cricket finals, there was a good group of supporters down at the Lido to cheer them on including, former Beccles GP Dr Pippa Harrold, who had swam the channel on her own in 2002. When the starting gun was

fired by Mr Tylney, 'bang on time' at 6pm, the first in the pool were Beccles Town Mayor Andrea Downes and the deputy Mayor of Petit- Couronne, Chantal Hedou and they were quickly followed

Beccles Rugby Club

by representatives from both towns, each swimming for 25 minutes in one of four groups The swimmers were of all abilities and ranged in age from seven to over seventy. Nearly everyone exceeded their expectations. The whole group then went on to complete a grand total of 56k in less than two hours, before warming up with a barbecue organised by the Lido kiosk team.

The event was organised

by Beccles Twinning Association who are raising funds to take a group of twenty 10-13 year olds from Beccles to Petit-Couronne during half term, from October 21st to 25th for a multisport discovery tour. All donations to team/BTAChannelSwim will be shared with the Lido who hosted the event and who are raising funds to reline the pool.


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