Being your Editor does not get any easier! Having thought that I had got the right number of articles, a contributor dropped out at the last minute, but I think I have managed to put together an interesting series of articles.
I am already working on 2016, but if any of you have any ideas or subjects you would like to write about, do please get in touch.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the Magazine. Without you there would be no magazine. Once again I would like to thank Rory O’Brien for correcting grammar and punctuation and also for correcting poor English.
As usual, I would like to thank the advertisers, who, by their contribution to the CSCA coffers, make the Magazine an item of no cost to the Association.
Adnams continue to support us, and once again their wine buyer has written an interesting article, this time, on Organic Wine. Please remember to visit the Hadleigh store where you will get a 10% discount on non- sale items. The Manager is Helen and she has a list of Members.
A&G continue to repair and service my garden equipment. Assington Mill continue to run some unusual and fascinating courses.
Savills have supported us for many years and their name will be known to you.
The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe. If you have not been there then you should go and find out how good the food is! Whites Farm. The swimming pool is excellent, especially if you are recovering from leg or arm problems, and I speak from experience! The Scobies also produce Paeonies in May/June. Apples in the autumn and their own blend of apple and pear juice whilst stocks last. Then there is the Nursery and Baby Nursery not forgetting the Baby Barn which is on the same site but owned independently.
NFU continue to insure my property at highly competitive terms.
Daniel Piper are a family run business offering exceptional service looking after your vehicles. They will even restore that old jalopy that you have been meaning to get back on the road! Nothing is too much trouble.
Mansfield Motors are a specialist 4X4 garage in Bury St Edmunds. They are a family run business offering to do that little bit extra that makes all the difference. Local farmers and landowners should pay them a visit.
Bates Wells & Braithwaite have been handling the legal side of selling my property and buying our next house. Their lot has not been a happy one as my purchasers solicitor is living in the dark ages! They have not even got e-mail!
Deputy Editor. For several years I have appealed for help, which is likely to be more necessary, as we are hoping to move to Hadleigh, when we leave Lamarsh. If you would like to become more involved with the CSCA, then please do get in touch by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or try my mobile 07754 867977. Like most mobiles it has its “no reception” areas and I fear one of these is Hadleigh!
Website. This has been fairly quiet this last twelve months as there have been no major matters that have needed airing. As usual the Magazine will be on the website from May.
E-mail. I do encourage Members to take the plunge and get connected! It will transform your life. You can order your groceries on line. You can book air flights, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, or you can download books. No one is too old to learn.
AGM Speaker. Mark Bills is the new Curator at Gainsborough House and he has set about transforming the way the house operates and given new life to the place.
AGM Replies and Summer Party Replies. Once again those of you with Internet access can respond by using the following link. www.colnestour.org/eventssignup.aspx DO NOT TELL US IF YOU ARE NOT COMING! For those of you with quill pen please complete the form that is enclosed with the Magazine. Although we may have moved, our mail will be forwarded, so send your reply to:Cooks Green, Lamarsh, Bures CO8 5DY
2014 AGM Minutes. We no longer print the Minutes in the Magazine, but these will be handed out at the AGM, together with the standard agenda. We do not record details of those of you who cannot attend, so please do NOT tell us!