20 September 2019 Halesworth & Southwold Community News

Bramfield’s Newly Thatched Bus Shelter Gets

A Ceremonial Opening

A GATHERING of residents assembled at Bramfield’s elegantly re-thatched bus shelter for an informal ‘unveiling’

ceremony of

a commemorative plaque which reads:

“The time leading up to the funeral was made bearable knowing that you were at the end of the telephone.”

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“This Bus Shelter was erected in 1951 to celebrate the Festival of Britain. It was re-thatched in 2019 by Master Thatchers Dominic Meek, Luke Green and Christopher Hepworth. Bramfield & Thorington Parish Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council funded the work and the shelter was formally opened by Local Historian

June Brereton at a small ceremony on July 6th 2019”. Bramfield & Thorington’s Parish Council Chairman, Anne Thomas, added, “We were delighted with how Dominic, Chris and Luke have thatched our lovely bus shelter, which continues to give us good service. We’ve had many enthusiastic comments, including one from staff at Leicester City Council who happened to spot our treasure on their travels.

very grateful to our District Council and Parish Council for their funding.

PICS: TOP RIGHT: The gathering prepares for the ceremony

LEFT: Local Historian June Brereton admires the plaque in its final position.

TOP LEFT: Master Thatchers Dominic Meek, Luke Green & Christopher Hepworth.


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HOLTON’s Open Gardens was simply wonderful,

We are the

sun shone, the gardens looked amazing and the lovely people turned up to view the glorious sight that is Holton in full bloom.

Our very grateful thanks go to those super gardeners who opened up their private spaces for us all to enjoy. Many visitors remarked on the huge variety of styles of garden and that this was not often seen in other villages! The ladies of Holton baked and then served cakes, scones and other goodies so that the foot weary could have a welcome sit and enjoy, both in the sun and inside the Hall. On the Saturday night of the Open Gardens weekend we opened the bar and rolled out the barbecue and continued to enjoy the great outdoors. A grand draw was held, and

once again our thanks go to Nicky and Neil at the garden centre for supplying us, again, with a superb fruit basket. The Village Hall committee were delighted with an excess of £1,000 for funds from, what was, a wonderful, sunny weekend. We

have had our AGM and said a very fond farewell

to Helen Fensom, who has been part of the Village Hall committee for over 30 years and has decided to put her energies elsewhere. It has been a privilege to work with such a dedicated and delightful person and, at the AGM, we showed her our gratitude with flowers and a suitable voucher! Sadly, several others also stepped down for this coming year, including

Bill and

Maxine Ellis who have been Village Hall stalwarts and will be sadly missed, as will Colly and Paul Muttitt and Arlette Smith, we do thank you most sincerely for all you’ve done. Hilary

Garner elected as Chairperson

was re- for

the third year and the Hall is very fortunate to have her enthusiastic leadership and flair.

Brian Bridgland and Gail Attfield have come to join us on the committee and we look forward to working together as a team. We could co-opt anyone who would like to come and join our team whose priority is to keep the Village Hall open – so if you fancy some light hearted working company and the satisfaction of keeping our one community space open for

our residents just contact one of us!

This coming year we will be looking at the number of events we can stage and man but the usual ones like Bingo will continue.

Bingo dates for September 12th and 26th, 7.30pm. October dates are 10th and 24th – always a Thursday. Holton Big Breakfast returns on Sunday 1st September from 9am come and have a glass of Prosecco with your bacon! Still £8 for an 8 piece breakfast with unlimited toast and coffee/tea. On September

will have a Pop up Pub and, weather the


27th roll

we out

barbecue, so why not come and join us from 7.30pm onwards for a relaxing night – “down the Pub”.

Saturday 7th September is our next big event it’s the Autumn Supper - super folk singer Eric Sedge who is local, but nationally known. A two course meal, with

an Autumn flavour, will be available.

Tickets are just

£15 per person, and strictly limited, doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm. Contact Wendy on 01986 872590 for more info.


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