- The D Day Anniversary Tea Party (organised via Gill Turner at the Library) was enjoyable. They want to get peoples' War-time memories on record during the next year. Mum had already started to write hers, so we'll go along to the library soon and get them onto the BBC website. Anglia TV were there briefly.
- The Glemsford Fun Day (3 July 2004) was really very good. The organisers did
a great job. The good ol' "Glemsford Breeze" literally had a "field day",
ripping two or three tents and gazebos from their moorings, but at least we
only had one short shower of rain.
- The Morris arrived and tried to drink the
bar dry. The pub Tug o' War teams finished what was left.
- There was the
usual stampede when the Morris called upon the virgins of Glemsford for the
last dance. (Not.)
- The Angel Tug o' War team was beaten by the Black Lion.
(Fix.) The Cherry Tree were the outright winners.
- The Ebenezer Chapel is up for sale, I think in excess of £525,000
- The First Responders collection box was stolen from the surgery recently. Can you believe it?
- West Suffolk Hospital has increased its car parking charges - a minimum of £2.00 for up to two hours, then a tariff of up to £10.00
- The Church (which has severe structural problems):
there is a lot of physical effort and fund-raising going on for restoration. (I've been looking up the preparation and application of lime mortar on the Internet, and I've also bought the odd marrow at coffee mornings, ...) Some of the Fun Day proceeds were for the Church, but they have a long way to go
- Watch this space.
- Further to the item about the Fun Day, this letter appeared in the latest Suffolk Free Press (Sudbury). It makes interesting reading, and comparison with a rather sour entry on my Guest Book:
"The Glemsford Fun Day" was a great success and congratulations to the
organisers. However, I must express my disappointment at the attitude of
some of the Glemsford companies to this event.
One employer in the village refused any help - even to the extent of
refusing the loan of a piece of equipment and, in fact, denying that it had
What really rankles is that it is willing to get involved in nearby
villages, but not the one in which they are situated. Another employer in
the village smiled sweetly but did nothing and a third, when approached, was
so rude that it nearly had one of the organisers in tears. Shame on you all.
If the event is run next year, I hope these companies will feel an
obligation to support their local village.
On the other hand, many thanks to the organisations and small businesses who
did support the event, including Glemsford Primary School, Broadway Stores,
Glemsford Tyres, Mitchell Stores, the Cutting Room and Turner's Stores."