WITH the generous sponsorship of a member of the Masonic Lodge, Harleston Cinema is offering something completely different this month – the original version of the iconic British film, The Italian Job, first released in 1969. It is regarded as the greatest Brit- flick crime caper comedy of all time, and Michael Caine’s glorious line, “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” has gone down in movie history. A misfit team of crooks assembled by ex-con Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) and financed by crime lord, Mr Bridger (Noel Coward) have a devious plan to steal gold


bullion in the traffic-choked streets

using the

occasion of an England/Italy football match as cover for the heist.

Michael Caine and

Noel Coward’s performances are supported with small but priceless cameos from Irene Handl and John Le Mesurier, but The Italian Job’s real stars are the three Mini Coopers – patriotically decorated red, white and blue – that run rings round in

every the other immortal vehicle car-chase

sequence which preserves forever the British love affair with the little car. It’s an unashamedly jingoistic film which sums up the joie de vivre of the

Coffee Morning in aid of Parkinson’s UK

IT was as though an invasion had taken place at the Jubilee Hall, Starston on Saturday 19th October! In fact it was the Coffee Morning in Aid of Parkinson’s UK and I would like to thank all of those who helped,

donated prizes and

supported this event, the amazing total of £810 plus

THIS summary is compiled from the records of Stephen Bartholomew of Beccles. Max Temperature: 18.0C (64F) on 1st compared with 23.0C (73F) in October 2018. Min. Temperature: 2.8C (37F) on 27th compared with 1.0C (34F) in October 2018. Avg. Max. Temp: 14.15C (57F) - 2019. 15.72C (60F) - 2018. 15.10C (59F)- Average. Avg. Min. Temp: 7.43C (45F) - 2019. 7.98C (46F) - 2018. 8.11C (46F) - Average. Mean Temp: 10.79C (51F)

some gift aid has been raised and sent to the organisation for research. We hear more and more, of

people being diagnosed with this progressive neurological condition and hope that very soon a cure will be found. Thank you again for your generosity.

Ruth Cawcutt

Beccles Weather Report October 2019 October

Average 2.38"). (2019


Most Rainfall on one day: 2.80” on 6th. Wind

Direction: mainly

from:- South-West 13 days, South 6 days, North-West 4 days and South-East 3 days. October 2019 overall was cooler and somewhat wetter than long-term average. Mean temperature for the

whole month was 0.8C below long-term


- 2019. 11.85C (53F) - 2018. 11.61C (52F) - Average. Air Frosts: Nil compared with Nil in October 2018. Rainfall

Total: 5.51" compared with 2.33" in making

this the coolest October since 2015, mainly due to the last five days being somewhat chillier

till then only a slight deficit compared

than previous. Up with average

2018 (1981-2010 Total 236% of

1960s so perfectly that future historians need only look here to see why the decade was swinging. A “must see” - or joyful revisit.

Harleston Masonic Rooms, Redenhall Road. Tickets, reserve them (at £4 per head) at HIP, Exchange St (01379 851917). In honour of the film’s

Italian setting, Chianti will be available at the bar, and you can enjoy an interval


of pizza and some Italian ice cream for £2.50 per head. Further information


Lesley (01379 854897) or Carolyn (01379 854752).

Christmas Lights Switch on

CHRISTMAS light switch on at Pound Close, Harleston will be on Sunday 1st December at 5pm the lights will be on until December 31st. Donations to cancer research.


Climate Change in Bungay - 12 years on Church


Upper Olland Street, Bungay began their

Going Green

journey 12 years ago when they organised and hosted a Climate Change Conference in 2007. As a direct


a group of Bungay people formed Sustainable Bungay. That was the beginning of fantastic

a they

congregation of Emmanuel as

followed vision

journey for the a

of leading by example and showing individuals and groups what they can do to reduce their own carbon footprint and help to slow down the effects of Climate Change.

Whatever you think of

Rebellion Extinction and their methods to highlight the need for action, one thing that they have achieved is that people are talking about it. However, at Emmanuel, we believe that if

everybody makes a few

small life changes, together, that will make a difference.

looked likely, despite there being no appreciable warmth which had been a feature of some recent Octobers. The 18.0C Absolute Maximum on 1st was the lowest such figure for month since 2016. Daytime temperature


varied by just 7.2C during October, but by just 6.0C until the 27th onwards. Up to this point there was a very active “Jet Stream” which had seen South to South-Westerly winds dominating

with a

succession of depressions and weather fronts, the effect of which will be covered later in this report. The change to colder but somewhat sunnier conditions happened late during the afternoon of 26th,

which saw a temperature drop from a mild 15.0C at 3.40pm to a somewhat chillier 8.0C by 9.15pm during the passage of a cold front, to an eventual 4.5C minimum


Thereby setting the scene for the last five days, during which a maximum of only 12.0C was achieved on 29th and cooler nights, including the coldest of

the month month, overnight

27th/28th which recorded an Air Minimum of 2.8C. The main headlines for the will

undoubtedly be

taken by the rainfall statistics. The 5.51” total, thereby well over twice the average rainfall total for the month made this not only the second wettest October, but also the wettest month of any since July 2009 and the tenth wettest of any on my entire record. The rainfall total on 6th of 2.80” (equal to that of 24/07/2015) made this the fourth wettest day on

In 2010 we put 220 solar

panels on two of our hall roofs and by 2013 the old Victorian Sunday School Rooms behind the Church were transformed into

the greenest 5½

in Bungay winning prestigious awards. following

building several The

years were

spent fundraising to pay off our loans but that didn’t stop us. Doing something about Climate Change is more than just our buildings, it is the way we live our lives, and so we have been working hard to achieve our Eco-Church Awards which covers 5 main areas – Worship & Teaching, Buildings, Land, Community & Global and Lifestyle. We were the first Church in the whole of England and Wales to achieve the Silver Award and we are working towards the Gold. These awards are not for our own gratification, we use them to spread the word that we all need to do something.

my entire record. It was also supplemented by six other days which recorded a fifth to a third of an inch between the 1st and 21st. Thankfully following this latter date most of the rainfall had already

been recorded

and we had a much drier last ten days, during which five of those days recorded no rainfall. Despite this slight easing, 8.03” was recorded in the period 22nd September to 31st October, which represents over 37% of the 2019 total (21.45”) to date. Of the decades I have been recording (since 1968), 2010 to 2019 has had five of the nineteen five inch plus monthly rainfall totals. This is the most for any of these decades. Could this be a further sign of more volatile

or just an unwelcome set of circumstances?

Reusing and recycling are a big part of our wasteful society and we are continually looking for ways to make a small change in Bungay. We recycle computer

ink cartridges,

bras are collected and sent to the Third World, old pairs of glasses go to Vision Aid, we recycle cardboard tubes, plastic bottle tops and yoghurt pots through Ebay and within the Church, we are beginning to look at Terracycle – a way of recycling some household plastics.

All the monies that we raise during the year are kept separate from the main account and are used to continue our journey – we are currently in our third phase of our Going Green Environmental Project. Our overarching aim is to encourage as many individuals and groups to start their own environmental

journey so

together our impact on global warming is greater, together we can make a difference.

ON Wednesday 10th October, over 350 pupils and adults performed

a giant conga

around the school playground at Albert Pye School, Beccles. This was to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2019 and

Albert Pye Primary School to

highlight the impact

Phase three has three other specific aims:- 1. To continue to reduce the carbon footprint of our two buildings as and when we can afford to do so. 2. To work hard to achieve our Eco-Church


Standard. 3. To financially support a

Third World Project affected by Climate

Change by a

minimum of £250 per year. Our next fund-raising event is our Christmas Fayre on Saturday November 30th in the Orange Hall behind the Church

between 10am and

2pm. NR35 1DG. There will be lots of stalls, the Green Room Café will be serving homemade soup, bacon rolls, hot drinks and mince pies and whatever the weather, it will be cosy and warm – come and see what our Ground Source Heat Pump can do.


exercise on children's mental and physical health. Judging by the smiling faces, a great time was had by all!

rainfall events

Christmas Day Menu

Tel 01502 478217 Christmas Party Menu


Christmas & New Years

Come and enjoy your special day with us at The White Hart……. (£75.00 per adult, £37.50 per child 5-12yr olds, under 5 year olds free) A pre-order will be required by the 13th December and a non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required at the time of booking.

Father Christmas will be leaving a small gift for each child under the Christmas tree

We will be open from 11.45am-3.30pm. Arrive for 12pm for a glass of Bucks Fizz. Please be seated for 12.30pm for your meal to commence.

Smoked trout fi llet with crab mayonnaise and crispy squid Wild boar pate with smoked duck and a port & cranberry compote Prawn cocktail with avocado and a satsuma & sesame marmalade

St arters

Parsnip Veloute soup with honey and truffl e oil and a wild mushroom & goats cheese crostini

Roast turkey breast, goose fat potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffi ng, seasonal vegetables and pan gravy


Roast Sirloin on the bone, duck fat potatoes, roasted roots and a Broadside Yorkshire pudding

Sweet potato, cashew & apricot pastry Galette and smoked paprika Parmentier potatoes Roast Halibut with Langoustines, chive creamed potatoes, buttered leeks and a bisque sauce

Traditional Christmas pudding, Brandy sauce and candied fruits Baileys Crème Brulee and a gingerbread biscuit


Milk chocolate tart with poached pear and a clementine sorbet Selection of local cheeses, grapes, biscuits, quince jelly and chutney

Brandy butter ice-cream, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg ice-cream and Clementine sorbet (Festive chocolate sundae available for children)

Tea or coffee and petit fours To Finish Available to book from 2nd-20th December

To book call – 01502 478217 (Bookings/pre-orders only) St arters

Smoked salmon with a golden beetroot, shaved fennel and clementine salad

Deopham Blewe cheese mousse with mulled poached pear, chicory and pickled walnuts Wild boar pate with an apple, date and tamarind chutney and toasted sour dough Creamy parsnip, Chestnut and leek soup with sage oil

Roast Turkey breast, leg croquette, duck fat roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffi ng, and pan gravy


Feather-blade of beef, horseradish Dauphinoise, Bordelaise sauce (baby onion, bacon and red wine) and kale

Baked cod with a herb and parmesan crust, mash potato, creamed sprout tops and chestnuts

Baked Camembert & cranberry pastry Galette served with a Waldorf salad Puddings

Christmas pudding cheesecake with brandy butter ice-cream Classic apple strudel with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg ice-cream

Chocolate and salted caramel torte with Chantilly cream and a winter berry compote Selection of local cheeses with quince jelly, grapes, biscuits and chutney

Coffee/tea & a mini mince Pie To Finish £22.95 for 2 courses/£28.95 for 3 courses

The party menu is available for groups of 4 or more. We are able to cater for large groups.

Weekends we will only be able to cater for groups of 10 or more. A pre-order is required one week before the event. A 50% non-re fundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Opening/Food Times (BOOKING ADVISABLE-

DATE Monday 23rd CHRISTMAS EVE Tuesday 24th CHRISTMAS DAY Wednesda 25th BOXING DAY Thursday 26th Friday 27th Saturday 28th Sunday 29th Monday 30th NEW YEARS EVE Tuesday 31st NEW YEARS DAY Wednesday 1st Jan Thursday 2nd Friday 3rd

PLEASE CALL US ON 01502 478217) BAR


11am-11pm 11am-11pm 11.45am-3.30pm

11am-6pm 11am-11pm 11am-11pm 11am-10.30pm 11-11pm


11am-6pm 11am-11pm 11am-11pm

New Years Eve at Th e Whit e Hart, Blythburgh-

Come and celebrate the new year wit h us - Food available from 6-9pm (main menu + specials) - booking highly recommended. Open until 1pm. Music from 9pm-mid-night from “Local singer Janine - from the Beatles to Rita Ora, great entertainment for everyone!” Fireworks at midnight!

Free shuttle bus provided (within a 10 mile radius) - Please contact us for further details


12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12- 2.30pm/5-9pm BOOKINGS ONLY 12-4PM

12-2.30pm/5-9pm 12-3/5-9pm 12-8pm

12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12-2.30pm/6-9pm 12-4pm

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