The Messenger - Serving Gislingham, Mellis and the Thornhams

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Gary’s gang raise over £1300 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

Three Gislingham men pushed the boat out in early-May to raise money for charity in a
gruelling three-day canoe challenge down the River Wye on the English-Welsh border.

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In conversation with Rowland Warboys

This month I talk to Mellis resident Rowland Warboys about life in Suffolk and local politics.

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Thornham's Parish Hall Refurbishment

Thornhams Parish Hall, completed in 1924, has served the twin villages of Thornham Magna and Parva well for nearly 100 years.

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A new chapter in the Silver Band's history begins!

Our band hut has come to the end of its useful life having served the village and the band well for 100 years.

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New Footpath Warden for Gislingham

Following a recent appeal in The Messenger, Gislingham resident Martin Bryant has volunteered as the Footpath Warden for the village.

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Snowtime in Gislingham!

The review of Gislingham Variety Club's latest production: White Christmas.

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A 'hidden gem' in Thornham

We may take the Four Horseshoes for granted with it being on our door-step in Thornham, but now the pub has been recognised as a 'hidden gem' in South-East England.

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Our new scout hut - can you help?

The wait is over! The Group Executive is keen and ready to start on our new building project after years of speculation!

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Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2018

This year’s House to House and static collections for the Poppy Appeal in Gislingham, Finningham, and Westhorpe, raised the magnificent sum of £1800.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

A coffee morning was held on the 28th September in Gislingham in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research.

 

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Farewell Harvest Jazz

A request for 'St James Infirmary Blues' set the tone for the last 'Harvest Jazz' concert and as 'Bourbon Street Parade' clattered to a halt in a flurry of misplaced paradiddles and the usual bum notes, everyone experienced a warm glow of satisfaction that the standard of the twenty seven previous concerts had been upheld. 

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Gislingham Village Stores changes hands

After many successful years of running the shop by Sharon, her family and team of helpers, Gislingham Village Stores has a new manager.

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Harvest Lunch at St Mary's

A fund-raising Harvest Lunch was recently held in aid of St. Mary’s Church, Gislingham.

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Raising of the Red Ensign

To remember and show our respect for the sacrifices made by the Merchant Navy, Gislingham - residents raised the red ensign above the Village Hall on 3rd September.

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Nature's Notes - October

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Nature Notes!

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