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January 24th: AR’s Birthday Lunch, The Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill (IP9 1JW). Peter Willis (Past Chair, Nancy Blackett Trust) 12.30 for 13.00 . Book for lunch with Ted & Diana Evans (01394388295; email@example.com, by January 19th.
March 28th: Bird Watching at RSPB Reserve: Minsmere on the Suffolk Coast and Marshes (IP17 3BY). Meet at the Minsmere Visitor Centre/Shop at 10.45 am for a guided walk from 11 am until lunch. Bring packed lunch or use excellent café on site. Huge site enables optional second walk after lunch. Admission charge (£5 or so) for those who are not members of RSPB. Book with Nick Hancox by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 01493 701342.
April 19th 3 pm. Showing of Swallows and Amazons by Nancy Blackett Trust: Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge.
May 22-25th: IAGM Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk (NR35 2DZ). See Signals and arthur-ransome.org.uk.
July 4-5th: Swamazons Camp at Walton and Frinton YC with the Old Gaffers Association. Swallows and Amazons Dinghy Race round Swallow Island; Build your own model boat and race. Contact the OGA organizer: Pete Elliston (01206 391870; email@example.com) for launching your dinghy, camping and to make bookings or for advice on B&Bs, etc.
July 25th: Oulton Broad Day: Broads yacht, open boat and dinghy sailing – yours or others. Meet at 10 am at Penney and Ian Northover-Smith’s, 5 Ice House Quay, Commodore Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk (NR32 3QU). Book with them on Tel: 01502 560926 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a packed lunch. Tea provided.
August 15-16: Maritime Ipswich
September 4-6th TARS 13th National Literary Weekend, Sparsholt, Winchester.
November 14th: Regional AGM @ Pin Mill Sailing Club. Gather 11am onwards for TARS Stall; slides, coffee and chat. 12.15 pm Lunch at Butt & Oyster. 2 pm: Speaker: Henry Gowman, Skipper of the Wherry Albion 3.15 pm: Regional AGM; 4pm: Tea and Rattletraps. Book for lunch (email@example.com) by 9th November