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Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2017

This year’s House to House and static collections for the Poppy Appeal in Gislingham, Finningham and Westhorpe raised the magnificent sum of £1585. This is slightly more than last year. My very grateful thanks on behalf of the Legion are once again sent to the very dedicated and hardworking House to House and static collectors.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance benefits thanks to Colin Davis’ photo and The Messenger.

When an East Anglian Air Ambulance Helicopter landed in the field behind his garden, Gislingham resident Colin Davis hadn’t realised a photo he was about to take, would create such interest from both local and national media. Following one of Colin’s photos appearing on the cover of the August issue of The Messenger, the photo

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Village hall update

The Trustees are pleased to announce that they have received funding from Mid Suffolk District Council towards the refurbishment of the hall and kitchen. These works will necessitate closing the hall. Once we have concrete information on dates all users will be contacted. FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT THE HALL Saturday 18th November – Wine Tasting Evening

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Duke of Cambridge makes a flying visit to Gislingham

When Lynda Robinson was playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lily on her lounge floor one evening, little did she know that within twelve hours, HRH The Duke of Cambridge would be standing on her doorstep. Unfortunately, for Lynda, whilst playing with Lily she slipped a disc in her back and was unable to

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News from Gislingham village hall

It is with regret that the Chairman informed the Trustees that he had received a letter of resignation from Jane Franklin. Jane had been a Trustee for many years and had worked tirelessly to help make the Village Hall an integral part of the village. At present there are vacancies for Trustees on the Village

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Gislingham playgroup news

This term we have been very busy enjoying our garden and walks around the village. We took part in sports day with the school, and the children starting school in September have been into reception class meeting their teachers and meeting new friends. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Summer Holiday,

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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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