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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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Confessions of a costume designer

By the time, you read this article we will be a quarter way through the year. Quite a sobering thought. The WI have been busy in March. Some of our members attended the South-Eastern Federation Annual meeting at Trinity Park. We enjoyed some very interesting talks on various charities and associations who try to help

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Gislingham’s Kay Mollett to go bald for charity

According to the Diss Express, Gislingham resident Kay Mollett will be getting her head shaved 6pm this Sunday, along with cousin Glen Brewer and friend Trevor Steed, at the Mellis Railway Tavern. The event is in memory of her brother Simon who had a heart attack aged 48. The aim is to raise at least

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Restrictions continue after avian flu found at second Redgrave farm

Restrictions on keeping chickens under cover that were originally scheduled to be lifted 28th February will continue following the discovery of the H5N8 strain of avian flu at a second farm. An additional 55,000 birds in Redgrave are to be slaughtered. Once the cull has taken place, the farm will be cleansed and disinfected. The

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Wanted more Friends!!

Friends of St Mary’s, Gislingham, is a charity dedicated to maintaining in good condition the fabric and surroundings of our wonderful medieval church. A recent in depth report has shown that several areas of remedial work are required and plans are being organised for this to be carried out as soon as possible. All the

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Gislingham WI update – trip to Alexandra Palace

In February Moira Hammond our WI representative for Associated Country Women of the World spoke to us about the work that they do for the disadvantaged. We as a WI collect pennies for friendship and she explained where our money is used to help others. Our March meeting is a trip to the National WI

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News from the village hall

The Village Hall Management Committee are in the process of setting up a Village Hall website. Details can be found at http://gislinghamvh.onesuffolk.net/ The Christmas Quiz held on 10th December 2016 was an outstanding success with 15 teams comprising of 90 people attending. Congratulations to the Stage Right team who were the winners on the night.

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Help us keep music alive!

Our current band hut has come to the end of its’ useful life after serving the band well for many years. We have planning permission to demolish it and to build a purpose built hall with a small kitchen area and an adapted toilet. Our current hut is also used by The Jubilee Singers and

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Gislingham WI Update

At our AGM in November, after 4 years as our president, Dilys Sewell stood down and I have taken over the job. Big shoes to fill but with the help of the Committee I shall do my best. Gislingham WI is now into its 71st year, having celebrated our 70th birthday and Christmas at a

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