|Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th||Boxing Day Swim|
|The annual Aldeburgh Boxing Day swim will take place for the brave and foolhardy on the beach opposite the Moot Hall. |
The swimmers take the plunge at 11.00am sharp, when the Mayor will put a match to the touch paper of a maroon. Another one will go off one minute later, to signal the dash back to dry land and warm clothes. Swimmers and spectators are asked to assemble from 10.45 onwards on Boxing Day morning.
The White Lion is kindly laying on hot chocolate therapy afterwards for swimmers and their families only.
Swimmers do not need to register, but are asked to read the safety advice on the Swim Website http://aldeburghchristmasswim.org.uk/word/ (particularly the risk of genital frostbite). Swimmers are urged to buddy up, so that each swimmer has someone else looking out for them. If conditions are dangerous, they can splash around in the spray zone but must not go into the waves.
Help would with collection buckets would be gratefully received. Approx £400 is usually raised on the beach and the monies collected are distributed to medical charities, usually EACH and Medecin Sans Frontieres
|Wednesday 15th||Aldeburgh Business Association Meeting|
|Venue to be confirmed|
|Thursday 16th||Aldeburgh Festival Club|
|Calling all Festival Club Members!|
Now is the time to think about booking for the next half of the season which starts in January.
So far we have had some super talks about Giles in Ipswich, the Building of Orford Castle and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean. Coming soon in the New Year on the 16th January, Chris Parfitt (an ex-Aldeburgh resident) will help us explore the towns and villages in the Peak District, Britain's oldest National Park to be followed on the 23rd January by Tim Scotchmers who was an EU Wine Inspector who will tell about investigating fraud in the wine trade.
Later on in February Diana Hughes, curator of Aldeburgh Museum examines the very topical subject of the early years of Aldeburgh and will tell us about the first English lottery, whippings & duckings and the town's ordinance. And in March there's more to come with talks on Samuel Pickwick, an ordinary housewife's tales of North Pole Adventure and the history of Cambridge and its Colleges.
We always a have warm welcome for new members and a guest visit can be arranged for anyone who would like to come along for a taster evening.
Further details may be obtained from Anita Johnson, Secretary on 01728 688350 (up to 7pm) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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