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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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School corner: A review of Mary Poppins the Musical

This West End musical is one of the best Disney classics by far. Mary Poppins is a show for the family and has impressed all ages from young to old. Combining much-loved characters, it includes numerous laughs, villains and a very high standard of acting. It’s unsurprising that it has become one of the best hits of

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June 22nd 2016: Happy 90th. Birthday, Bob Moyes

Quite a few people will remember Bob Moyes, often seen walking around the Village in his hi-vis jacket listening to his classical music through his earphones. Some may even remember his dog-walking days. However, those sightings have been absent for a few months as Bob, following a long spell of ill-health, is now resident in

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Gislingham skate park

Just a quick update after Gislingham Skate Park committee met last evening (18 th May). We discussed the forthcoming Summer Fair, sadly, after several enquiries and quotes, it is way too expensive to provide a demonstration or equipment for young people to use at the Fair. However, we are planning a stall and other activities,

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New village hall

The Trustees have recently been debating the provision of a new Village Hall and are initially looking for volunteers to set up a Working Party to investigate the viability of proceeding. If you think this might be something you could be interested in, please contact Terry Williams on 01379 783903 or gislinghamvillagehall@gmail.com The Annual General Meeting of the Trustees

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Variety club to perform ‘Oliver’

The Variety Club will be performing Lionel Bart’s musical in Gislingham Village Hall from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th April 2016. There will be a read through of the script in the village hall from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 22nd November and we invite anyone who feels they might be interested in being involved,

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Playgroup news

Playgroup has welcomed 11 new children and their families this term and they are all settling in well. We have been very busy making the most of the fine weather with trips to the park and nature walks collecting leaves and autumn materials. We would like to say a big thank you to the Gardening

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