Monday 5th Monday Morning Group 10.15 for10.30am
Tuesday 6th FOSA Bingo 7.30pm
Wednesday 7th Tea and Chat 2-4pm
Saturday 10th Craft Afternoon 2-4pm
Sunday 11th Remembrance Service in Village Hall 10.45am
Monday 12th Parish Council meeting 8pm All Welcome
Tuesday 13th Hilltop Women’s group Christmas Food
Wednesday 14th Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings please.
Saturday 17th November Fair from 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 19th Monday Morning Group 10.15 for 10.30am
Wednesday 21st Tea & Chat 2-4pm
Wed 21st They Went to War: History Group 7.45 pm
Thursday 22nd Mobile Library 9.55-10.10am outside Haymead House, The Street
Friday 23rd Booksale/coffee morning Highbanks, 1, Broadway 10 to 11.30am
Saturday 24th Christmas Pudding Stir-up 10am to 12noon
Saturday 24th Mental Health Mates walk starting at 11am from Village Hall
Tuesday 27th Gardening Club talk – Cutting Garden 7.30pm
Wednesday 28th Tea & Chat 2-4pm
Saturday 1st Annual Village Quiz
Monday 3rd Monday Morning Group 10.15 for10.30am
Tuesday 4th Hilltop Women’s group Christmas meal Stoke Ash White Horse
Our bell ringers will be ringing twice on Sunday 11 November. In the morning the bells will be rung between 10.00 & 10.30, half-muffled to reflect the sombre and commemorative nature of the morning events. Our service of Remembrance will follow at 10.45am in the village hall when we hope for a good attendance to remember and pay our respects to all those who served, particularly remembering those from this village who died in the conflict.
In the afternoon a group of local ringers will be ringing at Thornham Magna, Yaxley, Stoke Ash & Wickham Skeith with the bells open (unmuffled) in a celebration of the peace that armistice brought. They intend to ring at Wickham Skeith from 4.15 to 4.45 followed by tea & cake. If any non-ringers would like to join them at the church you would be most welcome (especially if you bring some cake!). For further information contact Pete Davidson
A sincere thank you to everyone who helped in any way at Annie Munn's on September 29th. The wonderful total of £430 was raised, which must be one of the best for Wickham Skeith. The lovely weather helped to encourage visitors and there were lots of cakes, prizes and bring and buy items for everyone to enjoy.Thank you all once again.
Saturday 17th November is the November Fair from 12 noon to 4pm with a wide range of stalls including our very own Tombola-PRIZES NEEDED PLEASE-guess the weight of the cake etc, there will be tea, coffee, biscuits and this year, as we open over lunch time, delicious soup and bread is available. Come along early, stay late and enjoy the start of the festive season in Wickham Skeith!
There will be a Mental Health Mates walk in Wickham Skeith on Saturday 24th November, starting at 11am from the Village Hall. Short walk of 1.5miles, followed by a light lunch at a local house. Optional longer walk of 3.5 miles in the afternoon, finishing at 3pm. Contact Julia Shekleton: email@example.com for more information.
To find out more about Mental Health Walks, please visit their website: www.mwntalhealthmates.co.uk
The Quiz of the Year is on Saturday 1stDecember and will be the usual roller coaster of emotions as Nigel's questions tease, tax and terrify us. Please come along as an individual, couple or team-although it is best to let Nigel know in advance so he can plan the number of hotdogs required. Beer, wine and soft drinks available at the bar throughout the evening of course at the cheapest prices locally will help to lubricate those rusty memories. Teams of 8 at £5 per person or we will match you up to make a team to have what is always an enjoyable evening. 7 for 7:30 please.
The Children's Christmas Party is on Saturday 15thDecember from 4-6:30 at the all-inclusive price of £6 which gives a gift from Santa, tea, games and fun, fun, fun! Please let Denise-9 Grange Road, 767838-know age, gender of your child/ren if they are coming. No admittance on the day unless pre-booked I'm afraid because of organisational needs.
is on Thursday 27thDecember this year and we hope that as many people as possible, with or without dogs will come along and enjoy a mulled wine, a gentle stroll-or more energetic walk-hot soups and bread and chat with friends, neighbours and families. Times in the next edition of the Newsletter.
...and of course no Newsletter is complete without a mention of the Annual Fete on the Green on third Saturday of June. Ideas and offers are always welcome-no matter what time of year it is so please contact any member of Village Hall Committee or especially Katie who has so successfully headed up the fete for the last years and our great thanks go to her for the fete's continuation and growing reputation as a fun afternoon.
Ideas for next year? Curry Night, Barn Dance...please let us know what would get you, your family or your children out and into the Village Hall for a couple of hours!!
The next deadline for syndicate orders is 30 November. If you’d like oil please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765908 if you’ve no access to email. An explanation of the scheme can be found in September’s newsletter but if you don’t have that to hand please let me know and I’ll forward details.
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.
Friends of Mendlesham Health Centre (incorporating Bacton Surgery)
Friday 30th November 9am – 12pm
At Mendlesham United Reform Hall (opposite the shop)
Tombola Prize Draw Books DVDs Jigsaws Refreshments Cakes
This month's winning numbers - 27 05 38 49
November Craft Fair on Saturday 17thNovember with a running time of 12 'till 4pm with lots of exciting stalls and refreshments too-hot soup an extra attraction this year!
Nigel's Village Quiz takes place on its traditional day of the first Saturday of December which this year is December 1st. Please book yourself in either alone, a family or as a table of six, as this is always a very popular evening's entertainment. A range of subjects to be answered, the bar and food during the evening as well as a challenge to see if what you think you know is right!
Children's Christmas Party on Saturday 15th December. Booking will be necessary so Santa can bring the right gifts with him when he comes. More details next month.
Plum Pudding Walk is on Thursday 27th December and we hope that as many people as possible-with or without dogs!-will come along and join in the footpath walks, pre-walk mulled wine and post walk hot soup and bread
Summer Fete 2019 is on Saturday 22nd June. An initial meeting of interested, helping, contributing people will be held to discuss theme, activities and ideas very soon please keep on the lookout for date and time and come along if you can.
Stoke Ash Women’s Institute
We are always pleased to welcome new members. You can come as a guest for an evening, but if you’d rather not come alone contact the President or Secretary, whose numbers are at the bottom of this article. They can put you in touch with someone, who will bring you to the meeting and introduce you. A warm welcome awaits you.
Our programme for meetings is published on the Stoke Ash village website and on our dedicated WI page (http://sefwi.org.uk/institutes/stoke-ash).
Our September meeting was addressed by Ann Day, who gave a very informative talk on ‘Industrial Ipswich’. It was amazing to find out exactly what went on in those familiar streets, as far back as Medieval times.
Secretary: Jean Willoughby
An extra special treat: COAST TO COAST (1987), directed by Sandy Johnson, our own local film director who will be there to introduce the film. This comedy thriller stars Lenny Henry and John Shea. £5, booking essential, please phone Priscilla.
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