Eastern Region AGM and lunch at the Butt & Oyster @ Pin MIll Sailing Club
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

To help catering arrangements, please book with menu choices (below) by November 10th to:-

Ted & Diana Evans, 01394 388295 or by email:


11 am Reception: TARS Stall.  Coffee etc; Display of events in 2013

12.15 pm Lunch at Butt and Oyster (In separate function Room upstairs; Menu choices overleaf).

2 pm.  “Films” from East Anglian Film Archive.

3.15 pm           Annual General Meeting

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of AGM 2012 (Circulated herewith)

3. Matters Arising

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Secretary’s Report and Review of 2013 Programme

6. Treasurer’s Report (Summary of Interim Accounts herewith)

7. Election of Officers and Committee.  New members needed.  Nominations can be received on the day.

8. Draft Programme for 2014: additional suggestions welcome

9. Eastern Region IAGM for 2015.  More suggestions welcome

10. General Parley


MENU FOR TARS 2013 AGM LUNCH 16th November, 2013

12.15 am at Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill IP9 1JW

2 courses (eg: starter+main/ main + desert) for £10; 3 courses for £13.


a) Honey roasted parsnip soup with crusty bread
b) Homemade chicken liver pate with a port and orange drizzle and warm toast
c) Smoked salmon & prawn cocktail with organic bread
d) Baked goats cheese with a red onion marmalade on a crouton


a) Local free range Turkey with a prune and walnut stuffing, festive trimmings and roast potatoes
b) 8 oz sirloin steak with mushrooms, tomatoes, fried onions, peppercorn sauce and chips (£4 supplement)
c) Beef Bourguignon with roast potatoes and vegetables
d) Fish Pie with salmon, cod, smoked haddock and prawns in a creamy white wine sauce, topped with potato
e) Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan (optional) and garlic focaccia bread with rosemary and rock salt


a) Christmas Pudding with brandy butter and cream
b) Toffee and banana trifle
c) White chocolate panacotta with winter berry compote
d) Selection of ice creams and sorbets


PLEASE LET TED EVANS HAVE YOUR CHOICES (eg 1c, 2b) BY PHONE/MAIL/EMAIL BY 10th November at the latest.

4.30 pm Tea and cake before taking to Rattletraps



Eastern Region Birthday Lunch @ Shipwreck Restaurant,
Jan 18 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Eastern Region Birthday Lunch @ Shipwreck Restaurant, | Shotley Gate | United Kingdom

AR’s Birthday Lunch

 12.30 for 13.00 on Saturday 18th January, 2014

at the Shipwreck, Shotley Marina IP9 1QJ


Sophie Neville: Titty in the 1974 Swallows & Amazons Film and TARS President Elect

The Secrets of Filming the Swallows & Amazons

Menu (£16.50)

1. Main:     a) Beef & Guiness Pie, served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
b) Tomato & Basil Pasta (V) served with salad and garlic bread

2. Dessert: a) Lemon Cheesecake served with cream
b) Icecreams



Please book, with menu choices (eg 1a;2b) by January 11th with Ted & Diana Evans
(01394 388295;



From the A14, turn off at the junction with the A137 (south of Ipswich) and head towards Ipswich Central and Docks, past a dry ski slope on your right. At the roundabout bear right onto the B1456 to Shotley. Pass under the Orwell Bridge and keep going until you meet the River Stour (about 7 miles) and then turn left into the Marina.

March 24th Visit to Trinity House London @ Trinity House,
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more details click here

Oulton Broad Sailing Day @ Northover-Smiths, 5 Ice Quay, Commodore Rd, Oulton Broad
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sail Broads yacht, open boats and dinghies – and bring your own.

Bring packed lunch.  Tea provided

Meal afterwards in nearby pub if required.

Betsie Jane themed AR boat trip from Waveney River Centre @ Waveney Centre
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For more details, click here

Visit to Hunter’s Yard @ Hunters Yard, Ludham, Norfolk
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TARS E AGM @ Pin Mill SC Pin Mill, Ipswich
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Gather 11 am onwards for TARS Stall, slides and chat.  12.15 lunch in the Butt & Oyster.

2 pm Claudia Myatt

3 pm AGM

4pm Tea and Rattletraps.

Please let Ted Evans have menu choices by November 7th.

Service of Thanksgiving for the late Patricia Mockridge @ St Helens Church, Ranworth
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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If you would like to donate in Patricia’s memory, we have decided to collect jointly for two causes dear to her heart; St Helen’s Church, Ranworth and The Broads Charitable Trust.  Cheques made payable to Gordon Barber Donation account c/o Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Horning Road West, Hoveton, NR12 8QJ.

Wade Walk – now cancelled.
Jun 11 all-day
Eastern Angles Production of WDMTGTS @ Hush House, Bentwaters Park, Woodbridge
Jun 22 @ 7:24 pm – Jul 9 @ 7:54 pm

About “We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea @ The Hush House”

A Summer revival of one of most popular shows, We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea.

Fresh from their ‘Swallows and Amazons’ adventures, John, Susan, Roger and Titty pitch up at Suffolk’s Pin Mill ready to take on the challenges of the East Coast.

When the children are invited aboard the ‘Goblin’ they have no idea that their world is about to become a larger and scarier place.

Left alone in charge of the boat they find themselves battling the elements and fighting for survival on the open seas.

Nick Woods’ wonderful adaptation of the classic Arthur Ransome novel can be seen at The Hush House at Bentwaters Parks in Suffolk and at Nene Park in Peterborough during July 2016.