Charity Screening of Breathe

Manningtree Rotary in association with The Manifest Theatre are presenting a charity presentation BREATHE on Friday, September 28 at the Manifest Theatre, 2 Oxford Road, Manningtree CO11 1BP. The folks in Manningtree Rotary are known for their activities and events in our local community, but Rotary’s work around the world is not so well known. The eradication of polio worldwide has been one of Rotary International’s goals for many years. With other partners such as the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the number of children…

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East Bergholt Dramatic Society

Presenting the hilarious farce Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Bown at The Constable Hall in East Bergholt from Monday 19th April to Wednesday 21st April at 7.30pm. Desperate to find the funds to pay for his daughter’s wedding, churchwarden George seizes the opportunity to rent out the vicarage for a Murder Mystery Weekend, while waiting for a new vicar to be appointed. Unfortunately for George, a new female vicar is appointed to the parish before this Murder Mystery can take place. He is…

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East Bergholt United FC

December was very much an up and down month for the First Team. They started positively with victory over Westerfield, the third win on the bounce. There was also a five goal success over Felixstowe Harpers, but that was sandwiched between two five goal reversals at Cranes and Henley and the team completed 2017 with a narrow 3-2 defeat at the hands of near neighbours Capel. However, 2018 started well. The Green Boys were pitched against the favourites for the League title in the eyes of many, Achilles, in Round…

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Manningtree Photographic Society

Those dark December days seem a long way away, celebrated with their own Christmas Social, complete with seasonal jollity and memorable party pieces by their very own stars of stage and screen. All made possible by Frank, Sue and helpers, for which society members are most grateful. Towards the end of their first half season, Tim Stott has hosted three useful informal training sessions. Although aimed at newcomers, they have they discovered, for instance recently, that modern digital cameras have two ‘curtains’ that control the flash function. The winter period…

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A Clean Approach To Chimney Sweeping

GVK Chimney Sweeps and Services is a small family-run business based on the Shotley peninsular. Owner Gordon Pooley takes great pride in providing a reliable, friendly, clean and tidy service to all customers with the introduction of power sweeping technology. Gordon explains, “Proper maintenance of your appliance is obviously a safety issue which we take very seriously, but we also recognise that it’s a privilege to be invited into someone’s home and we treat every home we visit with respect.” The company offers a CCTV inspection service if required at…

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Manningtree Photography Society

A popular visitor, light artist Ed Bacon returned in November to host another fun evening involving light painting. While they all wrestled to capture some intriguing albeit surreal imagery, it really did make them think hard about long exposure settings for dramatic effect. More recently, they were privileged to hear from Ann Miles FRPS, a very well qualified and enthusiastic photographer specialising in nature and landscape photography. Her talk explained the unexpected benefits arising from photography in bad weather, where less bright, but diffused or reflected light can produce much…

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Shelley Centre Recieve Award

The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding is to receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote. The charity was one of six to be nominated by Freemasons in Suffolk, with local people voting to decide the level of their award. They were part of 178,801 people who voted across England and Wales. The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on…

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Janet Drake’s Yogalates

From Monday 4th December, Mind Body Moment will teach Yogalates™ in a course like structure, starting with a one-to-one assessment followed by an introductory course (six 90-minute classes – max six clients). On completion the client can join any of the general sessions (four 90-minute classes – max 10 clients). Louise Solomon developed Yogalates™ over 20 years ago. It is the original award winning exercise method integrating Pilates and Yoga, creating a system that develops core stability and strength, while enhancing stamina, flexibility and balance, and brings relaxation and well-being…

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1334 Manningtree Squadron

Congratulations to the five Manningtree Air Cadets who recently achieved the BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship. Pictured from left to right are Cadets Charlie Barham and Jessica White, Corporal Charlie Warwick, Cadet Asher Heddell and Corporal Oliver Daniel. 1334 Manningtree Air Cadets are now recruiting for this academic year. The age range for eligibility is from School Years 8 to 12. Those interested in joining should email: 1334@aircadets.org for further details. For more information, visit: www.1334atc.wordpress.com

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Manningtree & District Photographic Society

Their new term opened with a friendly competition. Restricting entries to local pictures taken in the summer break produced some refreshing and ingenious submissions. David Edwards and Harvey Perkins gained joint honours in the print section with Chris Rogers gaining top marks in Projected Images with an intriguing photograph of the door to Mistley Church. Later in September, they were pleased to welcome David Hall and his wife from Leigh on Sea for a commentary on his recent Landscape and Wildlife photography, titled ‘Home from Home’ delivered with gentle northern…

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