Archive | February 2015

19th Feb | Beautician Anita Gillespie – Reflexology

I had always thought that Reflexology was a rather ticklish subject, but at our March meeting, held in Dove Close, Anita Gillespie assured us all that this was not so. In fact, judging by Linda Morrison’s response to having her feet massaged and stroked it proved to be a very relaxing and therapeutic treatment. Continue reading

5th Feb | History of River Gipping – an illustrated talk by Lewis Tyler

Trust members working on the Lock at Pipps Ford

Trust members working on the Lock at Pipps Ford

Our first speaker of 2015 was Lewis Tyler, who came to give us an illustrated talk about the history of the River Gipping.

Lewis is a member of the River Gipping Trust*, an organisation which aims to preserve the historic heritage of the Stowmarket Navigation by restoring the structures that enabled navigation of the River Gipping from the centre of Stowmarket to the docks in Ipswich, whilst caring for the flora and fauna of The Gipping Valley and making the footpath more accessible for the less able to enjoy the river. Continue reading