Archive: May 2017

In conversation with Chris Saunders

This month I talk to Chris Saunders about the 2nd “Gis-Fest” music festival he is organising at Gislingham Village Hall on Saturday 24th June. JN: How did the original idea for a Music Festival come about? Chris: Back in 2015, the GVHC proposed to organise some kind of event to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of

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Snorkelling with snappers

We arrived in Auckland, although not the capital of New Zealand it really seemed hard to comprehend that this is the country’s largest city. The weather was mixed and a totally different climate to Sydney our previous stop. On a day of bad weather, we went to the museum and on the better days climbed

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Help me make a difference to impoverished communities

My name is Edward Griss and I am a member of the Primates Scout Explorer unit in Mendlesham. I am a resident in Columbine Way, Gislingham. I have been selected to be part of the 120 strong Explorers and Leaders expedition to South Africa representing Suffolk Scouts which will take place in July/August 2017. During

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Gislingham Spring Litter Pick Team 2017

There was a fantastic turn-out on Sunday 23rd April in Gislingham for the “Spring Litter Pick”. Over twenty-five adults and young children turned out in force to pick up all the litter from the road sides, grass verges and foot paths, and even the road signs were given a wash and clean up! This was

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Tip off, rip off – the dangers of Facebook

Most of the information fraudsters need to steal your identity can be found on Facebook……… Fraudsters need just three pieces of personal information to steal your identity, most of which can be found on your Facebook profile. All it takes is your name, date of birth and address for fraudsters to steal your identity and

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Sydney, Australia

Although travelling Thailand had ended, our next stop was Sydney, Australia for a few days. Due to our lack of time we were true tourists and saw the monumental sights. On the first day any fear of height was cured when climbed the harbour bridge. This was a great experience learning about the history and

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Golden performance for silver wedding play

Gislingham Variety Club’ chose appropriately to celebrate their own silver jubilee by staging for their April production, the classic play by J.B.Priestley, When We Are Married. This centres on three couples celebrating their joint 25 years wedding anniversaries with a ‘bit of a do’. Then unwelcome news turns their world upside down. Set in Edwardian

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Gislingham WI report

In March we had a coach trip to the National WI Craft Fair at Alexandra Palace. 21 of us set off from Gislingham Village Hall on a rather chilly morning and spent a very pleasant day looking at all the different crafts available and at the same time some of us had a bit of

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The Children’s Society – Thank you!

The amount collected from the annual house box opening was £559.37, slightly less than 2015. The soup lunch held on 19th November 2016 in Gislingham Village Hall raised £316.03. Making a grand total sent to the Children’s Society of £875.40. Very many thanks to all those who contributed in any way. Details of the profit

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Spot the online scams

Residents are being warned about a lot of scam emails and texts; most of which tell the recipient that they are locked out of their account, it has been blocked, or limited.  These are all examples of phishing. Phishing plays on the word ‘fishing’, in that the fraudsters fish for potential victims by sending emails, social

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