On Saturday 7th September, our delightful Edwardian Reading Room was host to a coffee morning at which the usual cakes and biscuits were in copious supply, along with two huge platters of Delia spec sticky sausages - yummy. In addition, a selection of locally grown fruit and veg were on sale, along with plenty of locally produced jams and chutney; all very nice and much better than what is available in the shops.
The Sudbury Association of Miniaturists (SAM), known in the village as The Little People, put on a wonderful display of their models of shops, houses and other village buildings, along with people and relevant artefacts, pretty much all hand made by society members, including tiny works of art hanging on walls. Such careful and patient work, as our photos try to show, though really the small sizes and distances are a bit beyond the camera.
The History Society also put on a display of local 20th century notable events, and we also displayed a newly borrowed and very large aerial photograph of the village. Unfortunately we do not know the date the photo was taken and have had to resort to checking out fine details such as the existence or otherwise of house extensions etc, in a bid to determine both latest and earliest dates it could have been taken. To facilitate help from the assembled masses, we also took along a large magnifying glass and our photo became the centre of attention, with much concentration on individual buildings, barns, large trees, the village playing field as well as their own / neighbouring extensions - we think we might have developed a new village pastime.
By now the event had turned into a real village social gathering, which of course is one of the purposes, and we can't wait til the next Parish Room event, which is a Quiz Night on 2nd November - two tables have already booked! Please ring Sue on 247173 for tickets.
Lastly, SAM meet in the Parish Room on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm, except December. If you would like to join in this fascinating hobby ring, contact Sue on 01787 313563.
Andy Sheppard / Richard Mitchell