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November event: ‘Storm along! Roll along!

A blockbuster Shanty Night on Saturday 16th November, with: . ‘The Hoolies’ – shanty crew from Wivenhoe . Bob Needham – Colchester Town Crier and shanty man . Quire – Colchester World Music Choir . Elaine Barker – Storyteller . . Bring a song! Bring your voices! The bar will be open – of course! […]

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Friends AGM, 2019 – NEW DATE

Dear Member of the Friends, The AGM scheduled for Wednesday 30th October had to be abandoned because there was not a quorum. It has now been moved to: Wednesday 13th November, at St. Mary’s church, Peldon, starting at 7.30pm The Agenda is confirmed as: Approval of the Minutes of the 2018 AGM, Matters Arising, Financial […]

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Some events for the Autumn

Folk Music in East Anglia Tuesday 17th September, 7.30pm at St. Mary’s. Harvest Supper Saturday 28th September, 7pm at St. Mary’s. Friends AGM Saturday 30th October, 7.30pm at St. Mary’s. Shanty Night Saturday 16th November, 7.30pm at Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall.

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‘Music for a Summer Evening’ – report

The Elite Quartet The Beaufort Ensemble Octavia (Quire) Elaine Barker Wednesday 17th July A delightful concert with light music for Strings by Karl Jenkins, Percy Grainger and Piazzola; wind music by Gerschwin, Irving Berlin and Freddie Mercury; and Octavia’s usual blend of songs from Africa, Europe, and a couple of Tamblyn originals. Elaine Barker presented […]

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Church Open Tower & afternoon teas

Sunday 11th August, 1.30 to 4.30pm. Ascend 88 steps for stupendous views ! Admission: £2.50 adults, £1 children. Also on Saturday 24th August and Sunday 22nd September.

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‘Research and Presentations’ – report

A large audience came to this evening of local history, which was hosted by the Friends of St. Mary’s. Presentations were given by Prof. Bill Tamblyn, Elaine Barker, Mike Watson, and Geoff Gonella. Bill gave a progress report on the Peldon history research that has been carried out since the introductory Talks by Patrick Denny, […]

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Peldon Fete 2019 – CANCELLED

Sorry, but due to worsening wind conditions the Fete has had to be cancelled. Our apologies to all affected, but the changeable wind affected the safety of the tents. The Grand Draw is hoped to be run at another of our events, so would ticket-holders please bear with us while we re-arrange things. Thank you.

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