Get together with other 60+ villagers for a cuppa, chat, quizzes, outings and whatever else emerges.
It can be difficult to join in with a group – just give it a try.
Contact John Payne on 01284 830466 if you want more information.
August 2017: We had a very enjoyable afternoon at the beginning of August when we visited the Fireside Club at Newton Green. We had a really lovely buffet lunch which had been provided by the local pub. After lunch we were entertained and all learnt how to play the tin washing board (Yes we had one each) and various other amusing instruments. Great fun and many thanks to the new friends we made.
Our garden party and buffet was unfortunately rained off in one of the wettest August month’s that I can remember for a long time. Perhaps Malcolm Edgar will prove me wrong on the weather page. However, alternative arrangements were made and we were still able to cook all of the food on the BBQ. A very successful afternoon with entertainment from our friend.
Steve Beedle, bringing back many memories of songs from the 60’s. It was poignant that he sang some of Glenn Campbell’s songs as we sadly learnt that evening of his death. Glenn had a truly wonderful singing voice.
Our September outing is to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum and we will be going to a local inn following the visit for a carvery. We will be nearby as John & Marion complete their parachute jump mentioned on another page. Look to the sky.
Our Winter programme has now been completed and there is a great deal to look forward to, so, once again, we meet in the village hall between 2pm and 4pm each Tuesday.
You are most welcome to come along and join with us
John & Marion
July 2017: TUESDAY CLUB
‘It is so lovely to get out of the house and into the fresh air’ a comment made to me as we stood at the entrance of Walton
Pier on a beautiful summers day. It was our monthly outing and a breeze blew off the gently rolling sea making the coast temperature just right. After a couple of hours enjoyed on the front we made our way to the nearby yacht club for a meal and what a lovely meal we had. That was our July treat.
So to August and on the 1st we will be joining with our friends at the Newton Green Fireside Club for a buffet lunch and entertainment. We will be leaving the village hall at 11.45am by mini bus. It’s so good to meet with friends from other villages.
On 8th August we will be having our annual garden party and BBQ. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we will be able to enjoy the food and plethora of desserts. It will also be good to have Steve Beedle along to sing for us during the afternoon.
We will continue to meet for the rest of the month in the village hall on Tuesdays between 2pm and 4pm so if our varied programme tempts you please come along and join us. John Payne
January 2017 Tuesday Club
Last year, myself and a number of members were approached by villagers who stated that they would love to join our club. Where are you? We have recently had a couple of new members who are pleased that they have joined us so how about making the effort to join us in this New Year.
We will recommence our activities following our Christmas and New Year break on Tuesday 10th January at 2pm in the Village Hall.
Last year we had a number of very enjoyable days out Bressingham: Southwold: The Cheese Farm: Maldon Military Museum: Goat Farm: Langham Glass to name a few. Our Garden Party and BBQ was a huge success with 22 gathered in my back garden in beautiful sunshine. What a happy day that was, didn’t we feed well?? Thanks to Julian for driving the mini bus on these outings.
In addition to our outings we had a number of entertainment days through the year with professional entertainers joining us. Each day accompanied by a lovely buffet.
We will soon complete the programme of outings for this year. Here I must add that the outings are paid for from a grant of £1,000 that we have received from Suffolk Foundation’s Suffolk Fund. This fund was set up to help groups like ours to promote community relations in villages in Suffolk. We clearly met the criteria and satisfied the grants board with our application.
So 2p.m. Tuesday 10th January. We look forward to meeting you all, old members and new alike (Providing we do not have snow on the ground, that is!!!!). If you need a lift please let me know.
We continue to attract good numbers each week even though some of our members have been on holiday. At the end of July we visited a Cheese farm in Suffolk and were treated to a very interesting tour of the farm, all of the animals, the cheese parlour with a very enthusiastic farmer. He and his wife had built the farm up from scratch a few years ago after he was made redundant. We were able to sample and purchase some cheeses, really excellent, and taste fresh milk that was completely untainted by modern methods. How good milk can taste when it is cold and fresh. The home-made ice cream was pretty good as well!!!
During August we had our annual garden party and BBQ in Bury Road and this was well attended and a good time was had by all. Again we were fortunate and had lovely warm weather.
As I write this we are about to embark on another outing to Newmarket Stud with another full mini bus.
We have other trips arranged for the rest of the year so if you find that I have whetted your appetite why not come along and join us one Tuesday afternoon.