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Gentlemen,

Good evening gentlemen,

I trust those of you that attended the first class Amerinth visit, very much enjoyed learning of their development since our last visit. A wonderful niche Company, taking on the big boys worldwide and based here in Suffolk. Alex has told us that his apprentices very much enjoyed the chat with members.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 15th May.

WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2024 1930 SUFFOLK FARMING HISTORY
HORSE POWER TO TRACTOR POWER
CHRIS SPALDING
GOLDEN HIND PUBLIC HOUSE
NACTON ROAD IPSWICH IP3 9NF
Sausage and chips from 1900

Chris is a full lime lecturer at Writtle University College and is a volunteer with the British Horse Society.

His talk will cover Suffolk Farming History. Basically Horse Power to Tractor Power and how Suffolk Farms have evolved as a result. This will be a talk about Horses, Tractors and the men and women who worked on the land at a time that shaped the Suffolk we live in today.

Food, we sort of take for granted. Just as a note of interest, the East Anglia region around us currently grows almost a third of the UK's crops, including nearly half of our home-grown vegetables, so it will be interesting to hear how we evolved to this level.

Moving onto to June, for your diaries, the Sizewell team have been in touch and had definitely promised a talk. This is now confirmed as follows.

TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 2024 7:30pm
SIZEWELL C
Presentation by MICHELLE EMMERSON-GREY
COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, SIZEWELL C
REGIONAL EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & DEVELOPMENT
GOLDEN HIND
NACTON ROAD IPSWICH IP3 9NF
Again Sausage and chips is organised from 7:00pm.

We are still looking to sort something for mid July, possibly to organise a visit to the Flixton Air Museum, which is based on the old Flixton air base near Bungay. The collection has over 60 aircraft and more than 30,000 smaller artefacts. Many aircraft and 6 cockpits are displayed outdoors but everything else is on view within themed buildings. There are displays for the Royal Observer Corps No. 6 Group, the 446th (H) Bomb Group USAAF, RAF Bomber Command, RAF Air-Sea Rescue & Coastal Command.

Although somewhat in the future, you may like to make a note in your diaries that we have confirmed the speaker on Ransome and Rapier. This talk will be held at the Golden Hind on Wednesday 18th September and will be given by Derek Clark. Details nearer the date

Best regards

David