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Marrows and Crêpe Paper Boxes Whatever happened to Harvest Festival?

Marrows and Crêpe Paper Boxes Whatever happened to Harvest Festival? How old were you when you last wrapped a cardboard box with brightly coloured crêpe paper, filled it to the brim with home grown vegetables, and then struggled to carry it up the aisle of the church to lay in front of the altar for… Continue reading Marrows and Crêpe Paper Boxes Whatever happened to Harvest Festival?

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Of Piers and Promenades …or why the Vicar has a secret stash of 2p coins

Much to the delight of the many children who come to visit our town and parish during the long summer holiday it looks as if the refurbishment of the Pier Head and further work on restoring the beach shelters along the promenade will be finished ahead of schedule. This gives me an excellent opportunity to… Continue reading Of Piers and Promenades …or why the Vicar has a secret stash of 2p coins

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What does it mean to be a Real mayor? The task of the First Citizen

What does it mean to be a Real mayor?  The task of the First Citizen Address for Felixstowe Civic Service, St John the Baptist Felixstowe Sunday 18 June 2017. [With apologies to Margery Williams…and also Nick Barber the new mayor of Felixstowe and his guests, those wonderful servants of our towns affectionately known as ‘the… Continue reading What does it mean to be a Real mayor? The task of the First Citizen