Men’s Breakfast – 11th February 2017


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St Andrew’s, Gt Yeldham Flower Festival 2016

Walt Disney Films
Return to Oz. Sponsored and arranged by Anne Metson
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins – Sponsored and arranged by Glynis Kidd


Lady and the Tramp – Sponsored and arranged by Pat Potter


101 Dalmations – Sponsored and arranged by Glynis Kidd


Winnie the Pooh – Sponsored and arranged by Vivien Lionel


Return to Oz – Sponsored and arranged by Anne Metson


Aladdin – Sponsored and arranged by Denise O’Connell


Pocahontas – Sponsored and arranged by Jan Woods


Herbie goes to Monte Carlo – Sponsored and arranged by Jan Woods


Display by Ridgewell Patchwork Friends


Priincess and the Frog – Sponsored and arranged by Jan Woods


Finding Nemo – Sponsored by Zoe’s and arranged by Anne Metson


Display of Patchwork


The Little Mermaid – Sponsored and arranged by Jan Woods


Cinderella – Sponsored and arranged by Jean Partridge


Frozen – Sponsored and arranged by Jan Woods


Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Sponsored and arranged by Anne Metson


The Lion King – Sponsored and arranged by Vivien Lionel


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St Andrew’s

Who's whoApr16

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Little Yeldham First World War deaths.


St John the Baptist Church, Little Yeldham is marking the centenary of the death
of each of the nine men from the village who gave their lives during the First
World War by placing a copy of their Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Certificate and a candle in the North window.

Our second loss was on the 6th October 1915 and was:
Private Charles William Collar, 5th Battalion, The Essex Regiment

Charles was born on the 11th June 1896 in Little Yeldham to Walter Collar and
Ellen (nee Laver) and baptised on the 6th September, 1896 in St John the Baptist
Church, Little Yeldham. In the Register he is recorded as “Trowells also know as
In the 1901 census Charles was aged 4 and living with his parents, in North End.
Little Yeldham. His father was an agricultural labourer,
ln the 1911 census Charles, aged 14 was a scholar living with his uncle and aunt
William and Eliza Laver (nee Collar), at Mousetraps Hall, Castle Hedingham.

Charles enlisted in Chelmsford. He entered the war on the 9th August 1915 and
landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on the 12th August. He died of wounds in Malta
on the 5th October. Charles’ older brother Stanley also enlisted in the 5th
Battalion, The Essex Regiment.

The 5th Battalion of the Essex Regiment, Territorial Force was stationed at
Chelmsford on the outbreak of the War on the 4th August 1914 both as part of
the Essex Brigade of the East Anglian Division and then moved to Norwich. ln
April 1915 the Regiment moved to Colchester and joined the formation which
became the 161st Brigade ofthe 54th Division and then moved to St Albans. On
the 21st July, 1915 the Regiment embarked for the Mediterranean from Devon-
port via Lemnos, Greece and on the 12th. August, 1915 landed at Suvla Bay.
Gallipoli and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army.
From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on
the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly
from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika.

It is reasonable to assume the William was injured at Gallipoli and evacuated to
Malta where he died of his wounds.

Don Jenkins, Churchwarden

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Knit and Natter Group


The Knit and Natter group meet once a month with the aim to socialise and to knit items for needy children. Wool is urgently needed – any amount, any colour, any thickness for toys, hats scarves, baby clothes, etc. The group also make items for the premature and newborn baby unit at Broomfield Hospital so donations of baby wool are especially welcome. The ladies of the Knit and Natter group have also made a successful contribution to the charity Lifeline Romania with Chesterfords Aid. For details of our next meeting, or to donate wool, please contact Chris Persinger on 01787 237522.

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A Picture of St. Andrew's Church

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