Due ongoing technical issues with the equipment on the Mobile Van the start of the service is now delayed until further notice.
The providers offer their apologies and reassurance that everything is being done to get the new mobile post office up and running as soon as possible. As of 29th January,it is hoped that the issues will be resolved within the next two weeks.
Details of the new Mobile service at Walsham le Willows
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Almost 10,000 knitted and crocheted poppies decorate the inside and outside of St Mary’s Church in Walsham-le-Willows (Suffolk) in an act of remembrance of those who gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Come along and take a look.
Tea/coffee and cake will be served in the church from 10 o’clock until 4 o’clock.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
When you do your shopping via Give as You Live. You can shop at over 4,200 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Memorial Hall Fund.
By searching online for anything using the Everyclick search engine and donations will go to Memorial Hall Fund for every search.
During April 2018 Morris Minor OEA 736, a 1956, 4-door, split windscreen, dark green, 948cc saloon, will make a tour of all 37 World War ll airfields in Norfolk, in order to raise awareness of their vital, yet very costly role in winning the six-year war against Germany.
‘Mrs Morris’ will be sponsored for the tour to raise funds for the Royal Air Force Association and the refurbishment of kitchen and bar areas at Walsham le Willows Memorial Village Hall which was built by volunteers in the 1950’s as a memorial to the service men and women of two World Wars. The project will bring a twenty-year programme of refurbishment to a close, make the whole building fit for the challenges of the 21st century and maintain it as a proud memorial to that generation who gave their today for our tomorrows.
The nationally renowned Wallingford Parish Church Choir regularly stand in at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Georges Chapel, Windsor. We are excited to offer you a unique opportunity to hear them in the intimate setting of St. Mary’s Church Walsham-le-Willows.
Grand re-opening of newly refurbished Walsham le Willows Memorial Hall.
The refurbished Memorial Village Hall was handed back ahead of schedule, generously insulated, newly boarded, plastered, ceilinged, decorated with new double glazed windows and containing new, energy efficient heating and lighting systems. It looks and feels fantastic. It’s warm!!
The Committee wishes to broadcast its delight with the work carried out by builders, carpenters, plasterers, electricians, heating engineers, the many individual and corporate funders whose donations and grants made the project affordable and achievable, and to the Architect, Nick Barber, who gave his services free throughout this stage of building, Pro Bono Publico.
You are invited to join Trustees, Committee Members, Architect, Funders and Builders on Saturday, 3rd February, between 2.30 and 4.30pm, to view the completed refurbishment of the main hall. There will also be an opportunity to discuss outline proposals for the new kitchen and bar facilities, Phase 5 of the total refurbishment of our hall. Come along to meet meet some of those involved so far in the twenty year project to breathe new life into our Memorial Village Hall.
Committee Members will provide tea, coffee and a variety of home-made cakes.
If you did not know, Walsham now has a new mobile mast on St. Mary’s Church tower.
It was originally suggested that the mast would be an Orange installation.
Latterly is has been suggested the mast is a Vodafone installation.
What seems to work best are the Vodafone and Orange networks which now give a 4G data network signal and 3-4 bars Cellular mobile phone signal indoors in the majority of locations along The Street. Out at the end of the Ixworth Road 4G and 2 bars have been reported.
Obviously there will always be variability but the information on the best Network Providers for this area is anecdotal until confirmed by the Parochial Church Council but it appears that Walsham now has 4G data speeds and a decent cellular mobile signal !
Do you advertise in The Observer? If advertising were available on this site would you be interested?
Tentative proposals are being put to the Community Council that may result in Observer advertisers being able to place the same ad here for a small extra fee.
If an ad were not placed in the Observer, then an ad could not be placed on the website. The two would go together with the web ad being an optional extra.
Initially it would probably take the form of a ‘sticky post’, like this one, which remains at the top of the homepage with a rolling, randomised ‘slide show’ of ads submitted for Observer publication which would be to ensure the same ads were not seen at the beginning of each visit to the site. Visitors to the site would be able browse the ads manually. Continue reading “Advertising on this site…”
Conductor: Simon Carrington – Yale Professor emeritus
Organist: David Hill – Conductor, London Bach Choir
For many years Walsham has been privileged to have this very talented group of people come and sing in our church. They arrive from all over the country and abroad, many of international fame.
This is a very special evening. You don’t have to be a church-goer, just someone who enjoys beautiful music and the most wonderful singing. Some of the pieces you may recognise, others will be new, but all will be memorable.
Tickets are not required but there will be a retiring collection.
Shirley White, organiser of the very successful Community Lunches at the Memorial Hall, would like to wish all her diners a Happy and Healthy New Year.
She also has a thank you to all who came along to the Christmas lunch earlier in December. There was a lovely Christmas atmosphere which everybody seemed to enjoy.
Shirley is now taking bookings for the next Community lunch which will be on Monday 8th January 2018 in the newly refurbished Memorial Village Hall. As always the Memorial Hall will open at 12pm and Roast Pork, potatoes and vegetables will be served by Carol Hubbard at 12.45pm. Dessert, tea and coffee will follow.
Please book a place, at £6, with Shirley on 258532 by 5.00pm on Friday 5th January to have a look at the new hall, which looks amazing, while catching up over lunch with friends and hopefully some table games for those who have time to stay on.
St. Mary’s church, Walsham-le-Willows, has been ‘yarn bombed’ overnight in the run up to Remembrance Day, with over 5000 hand-crafted red poppies now to be seen cascading from the bell tower and over the walls .
There are also 40 poppies on display inside the church commemorating the 40 men from Walsham who died in the First and Second World Wars and whose names are listed on the War Memorial in the churchyard.
Jan Hall, who led the project with the village British Legion representative Fiona Glover, has been overwhelmed by the response to their appeal to local, talented crafters to make the profusion of poppies that have been knitted and crocheted by more than 75 individuals to mark Armistice Day and raise funds for the British Legion Poppy Appeal. Continue reading “St. Mary’s church ‘yarn bombed’”
Work in the hall is progressing very well and is currently running slightly ahead of schedule. Insulation layers are being installed to each internal wall which will be about six inches thicker once the work is completed.
An initial stage payment representing 30% of the total project cost has now been made. The three new windows have been ordered via the Parish Council and will be installed during the week commencing 6th November. If work continues at this rate the hall may even be available again before Christmas!
With a new vicar at the helm, and a (nearly) watertight church, we have news for all our generous supporters. A Porritt Organ, beautiful and perfectly sized to replace our much-loved instrument, is available and, equally important, affordable. This organ has the approval of our team of organ experts, including David Hill, of the Epiphany Singers. It will have more variety of sound, and an electrified action. It should last for at least 50 years and probably many more.
There are still many formalities we must complete before we can embark on the actual work of organ transplant, but we are very hopeful that mid 2018 will see the new Porritt organ in place.
Once the project is up and running, we hope to involve supporters with activities such as a trip to the organ workshop, and a talk about church organs.
On behalf of Rev. Merry and the PCC, many thanks to all who have supported this aspect of the church’s future, and we shall keep you updated as the project becomes reality.
Ron and Ella Higginson had the idea and the drive to make this happen. They would like to thank Mark himself and everyone who came to the talk. A total of £746.30 was raised towards St Mary’s Church fabric fund, £114.30 of that was from the sale of tea and cakes. Special thanks go to the bakers who excelled as they usually do! Joan, Angela and Debbie were also our amazing tea ladies on the day.
Ron and Ella would also like to note that this event could not have got off the ground without the help and organisation of Maggie Barber, Judith Harlow and Ian Bartholomew.
NOTICE OF HALL CLOSURE
PLEASE NOTE THE MEMORIAL VILLAGE HALL IS NOW CLOSED.
Work is already underway to the main hall – replacing windows, insulating and relining the walls and ceiling, fitting new, energy efficient heating and lighting systems, redecorating ready to hand back in the New Year.
Should you find any of the recycling bins are full, please don’t deposit on the ground, ring the appropriate number and inform the contractor that their facility at Walsham Village Hall, IP31 3AA, needs emptying. Your help will assist the smooth running of the recycling facility. Clothing Bank | 01737 770321 Paper | 01373 830948 Glass | 01842 820804
The collector’s report that the amount of inappropriate items in the bank has gone down over last two collections. Thank you for your help and co-operation.
Our very own Janet Kerridge was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to her community. Janet has worked through St. Mary The Virgin Church since she was a child and had, until this year, been Church Secretary since 1973,
She said: “I was very surprised and have been congratulated by my friends. Twelve people wrote letters to help recommend me for this award and that was the most surprising thing. I am most proud of organising the children’s praise and Christmas praise.”
Start: Canterbury (10.30 am) Finish: Rochester (6.30 pm) Distance: 46.8 miles Bike Time: 5h 08min Ave Speed: 9.1 mph Max Speed: 22.9 mph Total Distance: 2432.5 miles Total Time: 231h 22min
It was lucky that I arrived late the day before since I had to go back to the cathedral to take some pictures. When I came out the heavens opened and there was thunder and lightning, so I waited for the skies to clear. An earlier start and I would have been in the thick of it outside.