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October Meeting

OCTOBER MEETING OF STRADBROKEW.I.

 

There was a definite buzz in the air as members and many visitors gathered  to join our open meeting with our speaker Paul Yaxley owner of the Fox and Goose restaurant in Fressingfield who was to give a cooking demonstration  for our edification. The evening started in good time as we sped through the routine…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on October 21, 2017 at 14:33 — No Comments

September Meeting

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Added by Stradbroke WI on September 27, 2017 at 11:41 — No Comments

STRADBROKE W.I. JULY AND AUGUST REPORTS July seems a long chilly time ago and our meeting a distant memory. Actually it was a straightforward evening of business followed by an interesting talk from …

STRADBROKE W.I. JULY AND AUGUST REPORTS

July seems a long chilly time ago and our meeting a distant memory. Actually it was a straightforward evening of business followed by an interesting talk from a lady called Denise Billinghurst who told us of her time in Africa where she frequently travelled . The main purpose of her visits was to assist at a lion orphanage where rescued lion cubs were raised and…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on August 18, 2017 at 20:11 — No Comments

Parish Council Website

Stradbroke Parish Council now have their own website at http://www.stradbrokepc.org/ you can find an up to date list of councillors and the agenda, minutes and other papers for council meetings on the council's new site.…

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Added by Parish Council Watch on July 11, 2017 at 20:25 — No Comments

Saunders family update

I recently posted about my family research into my Saunders line and the problems I was having. I was looking for Samuel Saunders born in Stradbroke in about 1820. Well, I may have found him! Jonathan Saunders married Mary Ann Annis (sometimes spelt Anness) on 13/10/1812 at Stradbroke , possibly in the Baptist Chapel. They had a son called Samuel who was born on 14/09/1820. This would fit nicely with his daughter Margaretta being born in 1841. So, I think that in the absence of any other…

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Added by Jo Rolph on June 30, 2017 at 23:52 — No Comments

June Meeting

JUNE MEETING OF STRADBROKE W.I.

This was an open meeting and so we whipped through the usual offices, thanks to the hostesses for the beautiful flowers and presentation of birthday posies and then we sat back for an evening of song and laughter. Picture the scene the room was full of members and visitors plus two brave chaps who had been persuaded to join the fun and in floats this lovely vision in a beautiful scarlet…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on June 13, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

May Meeting

Added by Stradbroke WI on May 15, 2017 at 12:40 — No Comments

April Meeting

We were all delighted and relieved, at our April meeting, to see Gill firmly back in the chair after her illness. Business was swiftly dealt with. The members who had represented Stradbroke at the March quiz night, were congratulated on coming a respectable 7th. The evening's hostesses, Roz and Jane M. were thanked, and the delightful birthday posies given out. Food band donations were left for collection and delivery to the…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on April 26, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

Charitable Trust refuse to pay rent on Doctor's Surgery

The row between the Parish Council and the Stradbroke (Charitable) Trust was re-ignited last night by an intemperate letter from the Trust which they end with this threat:

"If the Parish Council is serious about wanting a closer working relationship in the future, we hope to…

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Added by Parish Council Watch on April 11, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Saunders family

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Can anyone help me please? I'm researching the Saunders family from Stradbroke as part of my family tree and am having some difficulties. I have a Margaret Saunders born in 1841. Sometimes, she's referred to as Margaretta or Margarette. She married Abraham Ward. From the marriage certificate, her father's name was Samuel Saunders but the problem is this: the 1841 census shows her at 2 months old, living with her unmarried mother Marianne Saunders. It seems, that as…

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Added by Jo Rolph on April 4, 2017 at 16:00 — 17 Comments

March Meeting

 

The March meeting was chaired by Carol Darling, our vice president, as our president Gill Bird was a little under the weather, hope you are much better now Gill, and was ably assisted as usual by Jane our secretary. All   business and notices were dealt with and the birthday buttonholes distributed .The hostesses Jennifer and…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on March 14, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

February Meeting

Our February meeting took place on a cold and miserable evening, but that didn’t daunt the lively group that assembled in the Community Centre, the hall was positively buzzing.

Once Gill had given her opening address, she welcomed Joy Ayres, who had joined the W.I. that evening. Warm welcomes were also extended to our visitors Vicki Batley, Abbie Clements and Linda Sedgewick.

To support the National Federation’s ‘Show the Love’ on Valentine’s Day, hearts of green felt were…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on February 14, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

January Meeting

January 2017 Meeting of the Stradbroke W.I. Here we are at the start of a new year and ready to jump in to the fray and have some fun .Last year ended with an excellent Christmas dinner in lovely surroundings beautifully decorated by the committee ,excellent food and great entertainment, of the musical variety, organised by Charmaine who was most impressive with her virtuoso performance and a quirky quiz, thank you Charmaine…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on January 16, 2017 at 19:43 — No Comments

November Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER MEETING OF STRADBROKE W.I.

 

This meeting was our annual meeting when we report on the activities of the past year, our plans for next year and our general situation all of which I am pleased to say are very good with new members abounding and our bank balance looking positively healthy. Gill Bird ,last years’ president and newly elected…

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Added by Stradbroke WI on November 26, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

"A Tale of Two Councils" Stradbroke Parish Council Meeting 14th November 2016

It really seemed like there were two parish councils last night. First there was the constructive council working hard to raise money to replace ageing children's play equipment and make the village a better place to live.…

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Added by Parish Council Watch on November 15, 2016 at 0:00 — No Comments

Path of Lease Resistance Part 6 "Casual Vacancies"

This is the final post in a series of six blogs , you can read the previous post Right to Reply



October 2016 Meeting…

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Added by Parish Council Watch on November 11, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Path of Lease Resistance Part 5 "Right to reply"

This is the fifth in a series of six blog posts, you can read the previous post I don't wish to say more now as it is all recorded

October Stradbroke Monthly

In the October Stradbroke Monthly the Trustees wrote an article entitled "what is happening to the Doctor's surgery". The article which is printed below makes a…

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Added by Parish Council Watch on November 10, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Path of Lease Resistance Part 4 "I don't wish to say more now as it is all recorded"

This is the fourth in a series of six blog posts, you can read the previous post Lots of Legal Jargon

September 2016…

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Added by Parish Council Watch on November 9, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

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