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Last chance! 2010 Blaxhall Archive Group Calendar

Blaxhall Archive Group have produced a full-colour A4 size calendar using 12 pictures by George Thomas Rope, who also features in their latest book - Blaxhall's Creative Past. The calendar sells at £6.00 and is available from The Ship Inn, Blaxhall or by contacting Blaxhall Archive Group on 01728 688611.Blaxhall Archive Group have produced a full-colour A4 size calendar using 12 pictures by George Thomas Rope, who also features in their latest book - Blaxhall's Creative Past. The calendar sells at £6.00 and is available from The Ship Inn, Blaxhall or by contacting Blaxhall Archive Group on 01728 688611.

The Blaxhall Parish Council now has two vacancies!!

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor in Blaxhall then do have a look at the posters on the two village notice boards (Stone Common and Mill Common) as the two vacancies are currently being advertised.

Quoits Extraordinary!

On the 25th of July 2009 at Blaxhall during the Celebration of George Ewart
Evans at 100, a Quoits competition took place for the Snape Maltings Quoits
Club Handicap Challenge Cup.

This cup was last played for in 1932 and was then won by a Mr E Sawyer.

The story goes that 20 years ago Mr Alan Edwards of Snape found this
beautiful cup in Norwich, Mr Edwards said that this cup was going
for scrap when he found it and bought it saving it from the scrap dealers.

So after it being in his care for 20 years it finally came out in to the
light again and was played for on Saturday 25th July in a match held in
Blaxhall.

The competition was the first Quoits game seen in Blaxhall after many years,
it is believed that the last Quoits game was played in Blaxhall over 50
years ago.

The competition was open to all Suffolk Quoits Association Players, and was
won by Bill Thurston.

Picture of Bill Thurston above by M Grenham

The Easterling Steam Train at Beversham

The Easterling, a special excursion from London Liverpool St. to Norwich, passes through Blaxhall at Beversham crossing earlier today. More information can be found here.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAJ5aEdGlAw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

Celebrations for George Ewart Evans

The weekend to celebrate George Ewart Evans is fast approaching. The Blaxhall Archive Groups hopes to see you in the village over the weekend. We have a Memory Tent where Blaxhall Families can come and exchange family history stories.More details of the weekend can be found here.UPDATE: The weekend was a great success, hope to have a review here soon.

Need a place to stay - 25th & 26th July?

If you are looking for accommodation here in Blaxhall for the George Ewart Evans @100 celebration weekend - I am told by, Steve, the manager that he still has some spaces available. Get into celebrating a Welshman by being looked after by the Welsh "Youth Hostel" Manager...or you could check out our Places to Stay page for more ideas - Ed.

Parish Council AGM 6th May

Blaxhall Annual Parish Council MeetingWednesday May 6th 2009StartingAfter the Annual Parish MeetingVillage HallAgenda

Annual Parish Meeting 6th May

The Blaxhall Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 6th May 2009 at 7pm in the Village Hall. The last item on Agenda is "Open Forum" a chance for members of the Parish to have their say.Blaxhall Annual Parish Meetingwill be held onWednesday May 6th 2009Starting 7pmVillage HallAgenda

Return of Swallows and House Martins

I am pleased to be able to tell you that last week the House Martins returned to Heath Walk Blaxhall, with 7 being spotted. And today 13th April the Swallows have also returned.

February 2009 Newsletter Online

The latest newsletter from the Parish Council is now available.Read it here.