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News and views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
Issue 11 Spring 2010
seckford almshouses

Care and much more at the Almshouses

As a very contented resident, I wanted to write a few words about the Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge. This isn’t a history – that has been written many times – but about the comfort and pleasure of living here. My husband Jack and I were lucky enough to be offered a single flat in August 2008. This consisted of a good-sized sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with shower. Apart from the excellent flat, we appreciated the spaciousness of the building with wide corridors and the community rooms, four in all, including a library with a computer, free for all to use. These rooms are all very tastefully furnished, two with wide-screened televisions and cooking facilities. Unfortunately, Jack died at the beginning of January 2009, having had excellent care and attention to the end of his life. I feel privileged to have been allowed to stay on in the flat and enjoy the same care and attention. I thoroughly recommend Seckford Almshouses to anyone who wishes for loving care and security during the twilight of their lives, as the saying goes!

For more information, telephone 386520 or e-mail enquiries@seckfordfoundation.org.

Playing with fire ...

So runs the slogan of the Prometheus Orchestra. This group of professional musicians – Suffolk’s newest orchestra – aims to offer local people the best possible performance at a reasonable cost. Founded in 2009 by conductor Edmond Fivet and others, their patron is Sir Charles MacKerras CH. At their first concert in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 17 April at 7.30 pm, they will be playing their signature piece – Beethoven’s Overture to Prometheus – and much-loved works by Grieg and Haydn.

Tickets: £12.50 (£5.00 children and students) from:
Aldeburgh Box Office 01728 687110
Woodbridge Violins: 01394 383150
Contact: Jane Hart: 01728 453199 / jane@janeharteducation.co.uk