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What's On

Welcome to our What's On page.  Everything happening during the coming month is listed here, but but please check the Village Hall and News pages for information about events that are planned for later on.

See, also, Neighbour's Events at Occold,  Debenham, Pettaugh, Redlingfield, Thornham and Thorndon.

All events in the Village Hall unless stated otherwise


October 2019


Tuesday 1st                   FOSA Bingo 7.30pm

Wednesday 2nd             Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm All Welcome

Monday 7th                   Monday Morning Group 10.15 for10.30am

Tuesday 8th                  Hilltop Women’s group Hi-de-Hi speaker 7.45pm

Wednesday 9th             Lunch Club 12noon for 12.30. Advance Bookings please

Saturday 12th                Crafternoon from 2-4.30pm

Wednesday 16th           Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm All Welcome     

Wednesday 16th          The Tithe Wars in 1930's East Anglia: Robert Halliday 7.45pm

Saturday 19th                Harvest Horkey 7pm - Fully Booked.

Monday 21st                 Monday Morning Group 10.15 for10.30am

Tuesday 22nd                Gardening Club Talk on  Bugs7:30pm

Wednesday 23rd           Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm All Welcome

Thursday 24th               Mobile Library 9.45 Chalet Bungalows 10.05 The Street

Saturday 26th               Book Sale 10am to 11.30am at 1, Broadway

Saturday 26th               Children’s Halloween Party 4-6pm Please Book Tickets

Monday 28th                 PCC 2.30pm  

Wednesday 30th           Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-3pm All Welcome






Saturday October 19th 7.00pm for 7.30


  £10 Adult £6 Children



Welcome glass of complimentary fizzy

3 Course Meal, Vegetarian option available

Wine, Beer & Spirits available to purchase


A rural tradition to celebrate the end of harvest and

bring the community together, upheld in our village since 1970

please join us to be a part of it.

Contact Sam on 077424 50908. Limited availability.





Crafternoon is back. Come along if you, or would like to, paint, draw, collage, felt, print, sculpt, make stained glass work, knit, sew, embroider, patchwork & quilt  - in fact whatever your art or craft bring what you're working on at present. Share skills, ideas, techniques and tips. Inspire and be inspired in the company of other creative people.  If you have a 'crafty' friend then bring them along too!  

Art/craft items and books you'd like to sell? Bring them for the bring- and-buy table.

Entry £1.50 per person. 

Next date: Saturday October 12th.



Mobile Library Service


Don’t forget the Suffolk Library Mobile service has its new scheduled stop by the Chalet Bungalows. The timetable is:  Layby Chalet Bungalows from 9.45-10am and outside Haymead House, The Street from 10.05 to 10.20. Next Visit 24th October 2019






The Music Quiz came and went...the small number of attendees appeared to enjoy themselves despite no classical questions! A profit for the Village Hall was realised but more importantly parts of the community came together. I'm blaming Strictly for low numbers!

October 19thsees a fully booked Harvest Horkey in the Village Hall. A great deal of work has gone into this event which has always been a village highlight. Our sincere thanks to Sam Mulgrew for the passion and drive to get this organised this year.


On Saturday 26thOctober is the Halloween Party for children.  4-6pm £4 per child which includes buffet tea, games, disco loads of sweets. Also pumpkin carved competition and fancy dress competition. Please book your ticket before the 19th of October-the children bring their finished carved pumpkin along to the Hall for judging.

The November Fair, run in conjunction with Margaret Horne, on Saturday 16thNovemberfrom 12

noon to 4pm. A wide range of gifts and items for sale with refreshments and light lunches throughout.

On Saturday 7thDecember is the Annual Quiz run by Nigel-contact him to enter a team, or individually. Prizes, food and probably a few contentious moments! Come along and join the fun. bar open too!


Saturday 14thDecember is the Children's Christmas Party which will cost £5 and must be booked in advance. Return form in November Newsletter.

And to round off the year on December 28th is the Plum Pudding Walk. 


The Committee are currently thinking about next year's cycle of activities and events. We have put together a long list of things we have done before but wondered if there are any new ideas in the village? Please pop a note into the Village Hall letter box or contact a committee member (numbers in Village Hall).

There are some maintenance jobs to be done so if anybody has a spare hour or two please contact Nigel to volunteer your services. Thank you





Book Sale/Coffee Morning

On Saturday 26th October, from 10am to 11.30am, at 1, Broadway there will be a Book Sale with jigsaws, bring and buy , coffee, tea and cake in aid of St Andrew's Church heating system.

Do come - we have a huge selection of good quality books at 3 for £1.

Margaret Jones-Evans 01449 767121




Children's Halloween Party


is taking place in the Village Hall on Saturday 26thOctober from 4-6 pm at a cost of £4 a child.

There will be Fancy Dress and carved pumpkin competitions,  games and buffet tea. It is very important to book tickets through Denise on at least one week in advance-i.e. by 19thOctober.

Always a good party!




Village Afternoon Tea and Chat


An informal gathering for tea and biscuits. Open to all, young and old; dogs welcome too. Afternoon tea at the village hall happens every Wednesday from 2-4pm except Lunch Club days. As much tea/coffee as you can drink for only £1.


Thornham Film night


Friday 25th October at 7.30pm - DEFROSTING THE FRIDGE

Starring Phyllis Logan, Joe Don Baker and Victor Maddern, script Ray Connolly, director Sandy Johnson, BBC, 1989

The film which was made in Suffolk is about a team in a fishing port playing American football. In an attempt to improve their game they hire American coach Hunter McCall and persuade local firm Salty Sea Fish Foods to be their sponsors.

We are privileged to have special permission from the BFI and BBC to show the film and delighted to have the director Sandy Johnson, who many of you know, along to talk about it.


ESSENTIAL to BOOK: by text or voicemail to 07858 934440 giving your name, film name and number of people.



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