Saxmundham Adventure Playground Bonfire Night

SAXMUNDHAM Adventure Playground Annual Bonfire Night will be held on Friday 8th November at 6.30pm, near the Tennis Courts at Saxmundham Sports Club, Carlton Park. This year your donations are needed to replace the existing Climbing Frame on the playground. We hope to

have raised the £32,000

needed for the Climbing Frame by September 2020. This is a huge project to undertake, your generosity will certainly give a boost to our target. In addition to the Bonfire there will be a barbecue, raffle, hot drinks, cakes and of course to finish the evening a fantastic firework display by Pob’s Pyro professional firework display team. For many years

we have been holding a Build a Guy event and this year is

no exception, materials

supplied or bring your own. This is not a competition just a family activity to take part in before the fireworks. If you would like to take part, please arrive slightly earlier to ensure you have a good chance of making your Guy. Whatever the weather, please come along to support us. Your donations are needed for new play equipment. Future fund raising events – Coffee morning, large Tombola and Christmas gifts Wednesday

18th December,

Fromus Square, Near Waitrose Saxmundham. Adventure Playground Committee

Marie Curie launches appeal for volunteers Suffolk

THIS autumn Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help raise vital funds to support people in Suffolk living with a terminal illness and their families. Local volunteer


supporter: “My wife and I used to work in the markets, so I have plenty of sales experience and since that day I have been volunteering at collections and even organised a collection myself, which is at varied times of the year. It’s great as it gets me out of the house and gives me company, as well as supporting the charity that means so much to me. I call it “pay back time”. Angela Taylor, Marie Curie Community Suffolk

said: “Without

Fundraiser for our

amazing volunteers we could not support as many people with a terminal illness and their

families as we do. Currently we have 8 Fundraising groups and 23 key volunteers across Suffolk, with an additional 280 volunteers, some community

groups and 28

Nurses supporting collections in the community and help to fundraise. The more volunteers we have, the more we can achieve.

“Whether you’re a seasoned fundraiser,

have experience

of working in retail or are a complete newcomer looking to get involved for the first time, we would love to hear from you.”

If you would like to volunteer some of your time to support Marie Curie, you can find out about current opportunities here: fundraising-volunteer

THE November meeting of the Alde Valley

Suffolk Family

History Group will be a talk by Arthur Rope on the artists of the Rope family. It will focus on five artists with strong local connections. Of the older generation, George and Ellen came from Blaxhall, one a graphic

the other a sculptor. One niece,

(a stained

glass artist), although born in Shrewsbury maintained close links with the family's Suffolk base, while two other nieces, Dorothy and a second Margaret (another sculptor and another stained glass artist) were born and raised in the parish of Leiston. We will look at images of as many of their works as time allows and hear how their creative lives developed in Suffolk and in the wider world.

ROPE FAMILY ARTISTS Arthur Rope, born in Leiston

into the same family, is a

artist and naturalist, Margaret

researcher into the works of these artists, particularly the two Margarets and the sculptor Ellen Mary Rope. He is the author of one book "Margaret Rope of Shrewsbury" and of the chapter in "Blaxhall's Creative Past" on Ellen Mary. He also has a website covering these

artists: http://www.

on Wednesday 20th November at Knodishall Village

The talk will be at 2.30pm Hall,

IP17 1UD. Admission is £1 for members, £3 for non-members, including tea/coffee.

For further info see our website

or http://

aldevalleyfamilyhistorygroup. Angela

contact Skelcher on 01728

830949 or a_skelcher@

THE September meeting of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group showcased the maritime experiences of Robert Simper, who enthralled his 50 strong audience with a whistle-stop voyage along the east coast, starting at the port of King’s Lynn, then passing by the shores and estuaries of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, before finally ‘mooring’ at St Katherine’s dock, close to Tower Bridge, London. A native of Suffolk, whose home is located on the banks of the River Deben, Robert Simper is the author of 42 books, and has sailed extensively around Britain with his wife Pearl. Continuing the family tradition, their son Jonathan and grandson Harry also both make a living from the sea. Robert’s talk, delivered with great eloquence and a gently mischievous sense of humour, was accompanied by many of his own photographs, providing

‘A Voyage Around East Anglia’, Robert Simper

a colourful background to a stream of fascinating facts. Along the way, we learned about the impact of the changing topography of coastal East Anglia on local communities and their livelihoods, the see- sawing fortunes of fisherman, and the gradual decline of traditional boatbuilding, as ‘wind’ power lost popularity to more efficient steam-driven vessels.

So spellbinding was Robert’s presentation that some of the audience were moved to comment that they had felt like one of his crew members, even to the point that one claimed to feel the rise and fall of the ocean waves from the comfort of her seat!

If you’d like to see more of Robert Simper in action, he can be seen in John McCarthy’s excellent film, ‘Life on the Deben’. He also starred in an episode of the recent ‘River Walks’ series on BBC1.

Halesworth & Leiston Post Offices Personal Banking Services at your local branch

Personal Banking The following personal banking services are now available from any Post Office branch:

Balance Enquiries/ Cash Withdrawal - Debit Card

Access your high street bank account at your local Halesworth and Leiston Post Offices

Bank of Scotland Barclays Bank of Ireland Clydesdale Co-Op First Direct Halifax HSBC Lloyds

Nationwide NatWest RBS

Santander TSB

Virgin Money Yorkshire

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53/54 The Thoroughfare, Halesworth IP19 8AR Tel: 01986 873146


Open 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday Inside Coopers stores

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