Suffolk Family History Society MUCH respected Speaker and Researcher presents:

Mark Mitchels Thomas Seckford

of Woodbridge: His Life and Legacy. When

Thomas died 1587, a distinguished in judge

and loyal servant of Queen Elizabeth

I, he could easily

have faded from view, but he left a legacy ensuring that his name is remembered. To this day he continues improving the

people for an encompassed

lives of Woodbridge - providing money Almshouse which a School,

Library, and Hospital. Look around - his legacy remains, and also find out more about this fascinating Elizabethan. Thursday

Pedestrian Entrance: 11, Fore


AS always our AGM

meetings are well attended. We had one new member and three potential new members. That’s a good start to our new Flower Club year. We began the evening by presenting a cheque to Pam

Bell. Thanking her for her 1st Aid cover over the last year. Luckily she had never been needed but had provided a useful cover should anything have happened. Next, we were introduced to Bev from “Over The rainbow

Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW Car Park entrance:

Ipswich Group, THROUGHOUT in

Waterworks Street IP4 1JG Admission £2 per person for Society members. £2.50 per person for non- members, who are also warmly welcomed. You can join the Society at the meeting if you wish. Tickets are not required - just turn up and pay at the door.


– sale of donated books, all proceeds go to the Friends of Woodbridge Library.

Friday 1st November – Saturday 30th November, ArtLib – Art by Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy Chinwe


MBE (1952 – 2012 was best known for painting the official Golden Jubilee

portrait portraits, of

HM Queen Elizabeth II and many other


7.15pm. We meet at: The Co-op Education

28th November, Centre,

famous stars on the one hand to people living on the streets of London, Maputo or New York on the other. This exhibition will showcase just a small portion of her work, much of which will be available for sale. 25% of all sales will be donated to an opera company which Chinwe greatly admired - the Jubilee Opera ( – a fantastic organisation based at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.

Children’s Charity”. Prior to setting up this charity Bev had started numerous other charity’s including Blood Runners and Community

1st Responders

before deciding she wanted to support children and their families suffering as a result of serious or life threatening illnesses. She started the ball rolling to get Over the Rainbow Children’s Charity up and running.

On October 4th this

year it will be four years old and will have helped support 25 children.

The charity has

currently pledged £10,000 to a brain damaged five year old girl. There are many events planned to raise this enormous sum of money. As this was our chairman

June’s chosen charity for 2019 we were delighted for Elsie our

Woodbridge Library

Friday 1st November, 8pm – In Conversation With Filmmaker Lindsay McCrae. Award-winning wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae has written an extraordinary account of the time he spent alongside

emperor penguins

in Antarctica. Filming for the BBC ‘Dynasties’ series was the fulfilment of a childhood dream but meant spending an entire year 15,000km from home. Tickets are £20 to include

a copy of ‘My Penguin Year’ (RRP £20). One additional ticket

may be purchased without the book for £10. Available

Bookshop, 60 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. 388890.

from Browsers Tel: 01394

Book Group (meets the

first Thursday of the month at 2pm). On November 7th we will be discussing “The Keeper

of Lost Things”

president to be able to present a cheque donation of £700 to Bev, to go towards this little girls


written by Ruth Hogan. Please come along if you have read this book and would like to join in the discussion. Friday

8th November &

Friday 22nd November, 10.30am-12.30pm, Active Lives Singing Group Feel your spirits lift and find

a new confidence in singing. Improve your breathing, your circulation and have some fun! £5 per session. For more information call Gina Silburn or

Julie Stokes Saturday 9th on 01473

345350 or visit the Active Lives website wwwactivlives.


10.15am-11.45am – Talk by Mia Philips (Well-being Coach & Three


Practitioner). Come along and see what it's all about! £7 on the door. Please visit for more information. Saturday

9th November, This was raised

at our recent Fashion Show which was a great success. The ladies at “Inspirations” in Wickham Market worked very hard as did all the flower club committee to put on this event. We were well supported with attendance of over 100 people. You can find out more about how to support this worthy cause by looking at

www.overtherainbow- Their Charity registration number is 1163971 or you can telephone 0800 180 4118.

After a break for delicious refreshments we continued with the AGM part of the meeting.

It was proposed

that the Subscription be raised by one pound to £27 a year. An astonishing cheap night out once you realise that for every £27 we are obliged to give £8.55 to NAFFAS. This was carried unanimously, as was the proposal to start our meetings at 7pm rather than 7.30pm. It was also proposed that

Elsie remains as our

President and June remains as our Chairman. As there was no other proposals for these positions, again it was agreed by all in attendance. All officers and remaining committee

voted en bloc as were the working party.

members were Geraldine

presented her audited accounts which were accepted as a true account of our financial situation.

7.30pm - Wordplay: Poems, Parodies and Literary Laughs. A light-hearted

splendid entertainment. Tickets


evening £7

of (which

includes an interval drink) and are available from Woodbridge Library (01394 330855). Tuesday 12th November, 10am-12

Futures Walk-In a Learning

advice There an

Guidance Session for People with

is no need appointment.

area. and families. Organised

by The Matthew Project – Outside the Wire. For more details contact: 01603 626123,, Saturday


noon – Realise Advice &


and/or Autism. They can provide support, or

information. to book Contact

Realise Futures to find out more about this service and what’s happening local

in your 07753 447607 www. Wednesday 13th November, 10am-12 noon – Veterans’ Coffee Morning. Open to veterans,

serving personnel

Needs Volunteers in Leiston THE Cinnamon

The Cinnamon Trust Trust is

the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We are looking to welcome new dog walking volunteers to help residents of Leiston and their adorable dogs who would just love to go for a short walk.

What happens if illness, injury or just the fact that we all get older eventually affects our ability to look after our four legged companions?

A large

number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to rehome them, this is where our national network of

9am-11am - Caroline Page, County Councillor

November, for

Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at the library. Saturday 23rd November, 7.30pm - Jimmy Livingstone, spoken-word poet.

trained at RADA and has performed,

written in recent years

Jimmy and

directed in theatre, animation and music,

getting much acclaim as a singer/songwriter having released two albums. Tickets £5 on the door. To reserve, email


dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together. We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays. All

volunteers help in the

ways that are most appropriate to them, they take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take the dog for a walk, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, even clean out the budgie's cage or cats litter trays. If anyone would like to register or even have a quick chat about registering just call direct on 01736 758707 or email uk

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