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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.



Summer flowers St Andrews 

                                            Summer flowers in St Andrews Churchyard

 Dates for your diary


All in the Village Hall unless otherwise stated.

July 2022


Thursday 7th           Hilltops outing to Raveningham Gardens Leave 10am from VH

Saturday 9th            Crafternoon 2-4pm

Monday 11th           Parish Council 7.30pm  All Welcome

Wednesday 13th     Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please

Sunday 17th            History Group visit to Parham Airfield. Meet there 2pm

Saturday 23rd         Book Sale & Coffee Morning 10-11.30am Highbanks, 1 Broadway

Tuesday 26th          Gardening Club outing to Hyde Hall, Essex. Depart 9.30am

Thursday 28th         Library Van - 2 stops in village 9.45am and 10.05am


August 2022


Sunday 14th           History Group walk along Gipping Navigation

Thursday 25th        Library Van - 2 stops in village 9.45am and 10.05am

Saturday 27th         Village Produce & Craft Show 2.30-4.30pm








Future events

September 3rd Music on the Green (If wet in V Hall) A group called Harbour Lights has been booked at a cost of £150. They will perform 2 sets of 45 minute. Hopefully other people will take part and if you would like to perform, please let the committee know. 

October small scale 'country barn dance' in the Village Hall with music from CD's and local callers for the dances. It could be a great deal of fun!!

There are some maintenance works to be carried out; guttering cleared; tiles replaced etc which is of course an ongoing series of actions by the committee.



Wickham Skeith Produce Show Saturday August 27th 2022 

Vegetables & Fruit 

Flowers & Plants

Cookery & Preserves 


Hobbies and Craft 

1.   5 Runner Beans

1.  5 Stems of Dahlias – to incl 3 varieties

1.  Victoria Jam Sponge

1. white eggs

1. oil or acrylic

2.  3 Onions

2.  5 Stems of perennials (3 varieties)

2.  fruit pie

2. 3 brown

2. Photo ‘ Wildlife’   

3.  4 Shallots

3. 1 sunflower stem

3. 1 Loaf  

3. 3 coloured

3. Embroidered piece

4.  4 Potatoes

4. 1 Single Rose

4.  6 Scones 

4.3 bantam

4. Knitted/Crochet piece

5.  3 Beetroot

5. arrangement mixed perennials

5. 6 shortbread


5. Pencil Sketch

6.  3 Carrots

6. 1 Vase of Mixed Fragrant Flowers

6. 6 sausage rolls


6. Watercolour

7. 5 Tomatoes

7.  Hedgerow and/or wildflower arrangement

7. Jar of Jam


7. Handsewn item

8. 3 Courgettes

8. small flower arrangement (6in <)

8.  Jar of Marmalade


8. Felted piece

9.  a marrow


9. Jar of Chutney


9. Model making

10. 1 lettuce


10. Bottle of Homemade Booze



11. 1 Cucumber





12. 1 cabbage





13. 3 Dessert Apples





14.  5 Plums





15.   longest runner bean





16.   squash





17.  Mixed Veg Box 6>





18. bunch herbs 4>





19. Humorous Vegetable





20. 2 sweetcorn






21.4 red onions







Wickham skeith produce show

Sat 22th  aug 2022










Junior Entry   Yes/No                         10 or under  Yes/No                           11-16 Yes/No


Entry fee per class :                    20p Adult.             10p Junior



Class Number


Entry for sale? Y/N



































































  1. With the exception of the junior classes, which are bound by age, all classes are open to villagers and non-villagers, young and not so young, beginners and experienced
  2. Exhibits that have won prizes in any other show are EXCLUDED
  3. Produce and flowers must be home grown
  4. All entries in the cookery classes must be homemade
  5. All craft entries must be handmade and not previously entered in this show
  6. Photographs should not be digitally enhanced


Please return completed entry forms with the correct entry fee to:

Carol Galsworthy,  2 Kitchen Close,  766964, by Thursday 20nd Aug.

  • Late entries may be accepted at organiser’s discretion
  • Village Hall opens between 10.30 and 11.30am on Show day for exhibits.
  • Judging at 12 noon. Hall will be closed during judging.
  • Show open to public at 2.30pm.
  • Prize giving and sale at 3.15pm.
  • All remaining exhibits should be removed by 4.30 pm on the show day.


Please click HERE for a printable PDF of the entry form 


Village Defibrillator

I have recently taken on the guardianship of the village defibrillator and thought it would be a good time to remind villagers about the device.
Location - the defibrillator is located on the external wall of the village hall (next to the car park and emergency exit).
To access the device you will need to dial 999. They will then ask you for the cabinet number – 2334 and/or postcode of the device - IP23 8LX

These numbers are also on the outside of the defibrillator.

This information will be enable the 999 service to locate our defibrillator and give you the access code to allow you to get access to the device.

The defibrillator is portable and so can be taken to wherever it is needed in the village. 999 will talk you through how to use it and once it is switched on the device will also give you verbal and visual instructions.

Defibrillator training

No training is necessary to use the defibrillator but it would be useful if some villages have some training. I have contacted someone locally who can provide training for the defibrillator together with some resuscitation training. The cost of the training will be covered by the Parish Council and there are 10 places available for people who live in the village. The training takes about 2 hours and will include the use of a Resus Doll and training defibrillators.

If you are interested, please can you contact me as soon as possible. I can then organise a suitable date and time for the training.

If you have any queries regarding the defibrillator, please contact me. If I don’t know the answer, I will endeavour to find someone who does!

Julie Keable





Village Fete

Thank you to everyone who supported the Fete. Despite the rain it was lovely to see all the village come together and to get back to some normality after the last few years. All those who helped by setting up, running a stall, donating and coming along, you all helped make the fete a success and we are very grateful to all of you ( also a special thank you to my rescuers when the Finningham Gazebo was blown into the middle of the road!).

Looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Katie, Jos and Mark


‘Crafternoon’ on Saturday 9th July 2-4pm


Whatever your art or craft bring along your current project.

Share skills, ideas, tips and techniques. Inspire and be inspired in the company of other creative people. If you have an ‘arty’ or ‘crafty’ friend then bring them too.

Surplus art/craft items & books to sell? Bring them for the bring and buy table.


Entry: £2.00 per person (inc. tea/coffee/biscuits).  



59 Club

Recent winning numbers: May – 8, 20. Jun – 24, 1, 21.

There are only a few numbers now available for new subscribers. Please contact me if you would like to join.

Pete Davidson



Mobile Library 

The Suffolk Mobile Library van stops in the lay-by outside the chalet bungalows, from 9.45 to 10am. Then outside Haymead House in The Street from 10.05 to 10.20.

Next visits – 28th July & 25th August 2022.





As most of you are aware, we currently have 3 Ukrainian families living in our village.  Lack of public transport is proving to be a challenge to enable them to become self-sufficient, attend appointments, go shopping and get jobs.


I am currently Crowd Funding, with marginal success, to gather funds to assist Hanna, my guest, and her son Zachar to purchase a car and pay for Motor Insurance, Car tax and a warranty. So far, she has £1900 of her own capital and the monies I have raised of nearly £700 through crowd funding. I am trying to get to a target of £2500 to avoid an unreliable old banger!  I will also be approaching local garages to see if we can exchange positive PR, a wonderful photo opportunity for a “cracking deal” on a reliable car.  Should any of you have connections or advice please do not hesitate to contact me.


The link to donate via crowdfunding is below, type it into your Google or Safari search bar and it will automatically take you to the page, it can be done anonymously should you wish….




At the end of Hanna’s stay, if she decides to relocate back to her Mother country Ukraine, she will sell the car and buy a left-hand drive vehicle with the proceeds. She has never been in the position before to own a car. Any help will be very gratefully received.


Thank you in advance for your help and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask me, Sam, at Knoll Farm, 077424 50908 or 01449 768620  


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