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Friends of the Village Hall

WALKING GROUP, FILM CLUB & MAHJONG ARE NOW OPEN.

To join the “Friends” costs £10 per year, year commencing in May. Each group has a different subscription fee. The £10 subscription enables you to join all clubs plus their other fees.

The club was set up in May 2015 to enable films to be shown in the Village Hall.

The “Friends” also help with fundraising, car boot sales and hall maintenance.

Initially, we belonged to the Suffolk Film Network as we didn’t possess the equipment, it entailed travelling back and forward to Stowmarket on consecutive days to collect and return the equipment, film members did this. Through fundraising and subscriptions, we have managed to purchase a screen, speakers, DVD player and amplifier. We share the projector with the computer club.

Film Club subscription is £6 per year (starting in May) plus the “Friends” £10 subscription.

Limited to 50 members.

Films are shown monthly (except for August & December) on the 4th Tuesday evening of the month, with the films commencing at 7.30pm.

Refreshments are provided by members, we charge £2 for hot drink and a piece of cake.

Once a year, films are suggested by members, subsequently every member votes on what to watch – the films with the most votes win.

Since we started these are the films that we have shown:=

2015

Grand Budapest Hotel; Made in Dagenham; Selma; Casablanca; Theory of Everything; White Christmas.

2016

English Patient; Oklahoma; Paddington; Out of Africa; The Railway Man; Brooklyn; Bridge of Spies; Suffragette; Suite Française; Passage to India.

2017

East Anglian Archive films; Woman in Gold; Water Diviner; Odessa File; Eye in the Sky;

Florence Foster Jenkins; Long Walk to Freedom; The Dressmaker; Bridget Jones Baby; Girl on a Train.

2018

Van Ryan’s Express, Murder on the Orient Express (1956 version), Mr Turner, Les Mis, The Proposal, Jean de Florette, Chicago, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Full Monty.

2019

3 Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Jan), Alice doesn't live here anymore (Feb), Room at the Top (March), Jean de Florette & Manon des Source (April); The Queen (May); Bridges of Madison County (June); Easy Rider (July); Alone in Berlin (Sept); Ladies in Lavender (Oct.); Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Nov)

2020

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Jan), Shadowlands (Feb) March - November CLOSED DUE TO COVID

2021

January - April CLOSED DUE TO COVID. Viceroy's House (May); Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (June); Captain Corelli's Mandolin (July); Amelie (Sept)

Because of the terms and conditions of our film licence I cannot advertise what future films we will be watching in 2021.

Please contact Lynne for more information on 01284 766909 or lynne.quayle99@btinternet.com

 

FORNHAM FOOTERS.

Fornham Footers meet on FIRST FRIDAY OF MONTH.

 We walk on the FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH, walking approximately a 5 mile circular route around different areas in Suffolk, journeying to that area by bus or shared car. Lunch is usually taken in a local pub or occasionally we take a packed lunch. Always remember your bottle of water, mobile phone, hat and sunscreen in the sunny weather. Always register your intention to walk.

We have had walks in the following places:=

2015

West Stow; Lavenham; Mildenhall; Moulton; Thetford; Ickworth

2016

Cambridge; Pakenham; Haughley; Brandon; Sudbury; Debenham; Culford.

2017

Cambridge 2;Lavenham to Long Melford disused railway line; Barrow; Cockfield; Parts of the St. Edmund Way.

2018

For the first time, we have had to cancel walks because of adverse weather conditions. Snow in March and the very hot weather in July & August. But we have had walks in the following places and excellent lunches in the nearby pubs!

Cambridge 3; Bury St Edmunds (2); Cockfield; Icklingham to Mildenhall; Hepworth and a visit to the alpacas; Rougham; Ousden; Flempton to Fornham All Saints – our “Children in Need” walk when we raised £150.

2019

Cambridge 4 (Jan.) FAS - Marham Park - FSM loop (Feb), Combs and Badley (Mar), Ingham (Apr.), Bradfield Woods & Felsham (May); West Suffolk Hospital to FAS (June); Pakenham (July); Felixstowe (August); Local walks (Sept.) Cancelled (Oct); Local walk for Children-in-need, we raised £130 (Nov); Newmarket Town (Dec).

2020

Cambridge (5th time!) Jan; Bury St Edmunds Blue Plaques (Feb); Chevington (Mar); April & May cancelled; West Stow (June); Timworth circular (July); August cancelled (heat); Great Livermere circular(September); October CANCELLED; Local walk for Children in need £185 raised (November); December - cancelled due to snow.

2021

Ixworth (Mar); Reach & Devil's Dyke (Apr); Anglesey Abbey (May); Hopton (June); Great Thurlow (July); Sapiston (Aug); Sept cancelled; Felixstowe (Oct)

 

New walks are in the planning stage!

For the past four years we have walked for “Children in Need”, walking in the local vicinity and finishing at the Village Hall for a shared lunch, everyone donating £5 towards the appeal.

If you would like to join our FIRST FRIDAY WALKS, please contact Lynne, details above.

You must be fit and healthy to take part in these walks and at all times you are responsible for your own safety.

 

MAHJONG

Mahjong subscription is £3 table money per session which includes refreshments

plus £10 “Friends” subscription.

We meet at 9.30am on a Monday morning for two hours, twice a month.

Come and join in a fun morning at the Village Hall playing mahjong.

Beginners (tuition is available) and Experts both very welcome.  For more information please contact Mary Purnell on 01284 763701 or pandmp@talktalk.net

For all dates for any club please click on the events page on the Village website http://fornhamallsaints.suffolk.cloud/events/

 

We always welcome suggestions for other clubs to be affiliated to the “Friends”, please contact Lynne, details above.