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Peldon Festival 2014

peldon-village-festival-2014This weekend sees the 2014 Peldon Village Festival with many old favourites but also, new this year, parachuting Teddies!  The main events are between 11am & 4pm each day unless otherwise detailed.

Saturday 14th June sees:

  • Craft stalls,
  • Meet the animals,
  • Tower open,
  • Exhibitions,
  • Lunches, cream teas,
  • Punch & Judy,
  • Street Organ, and
  • Parachting Teddies – yes bring along your Teddy, fit him up with a parachute and watch him make his jump from the Church Tower!

Sunday 15th June we have:

  • Festival service (9:30am),
  • Tower open,
  • Flowers, exhibitions,
  • Refreshments, cream teas, and
  • Song Cycle in Concert (7:30pm).

All enquiries to Sally on 01206 735931.

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The Romantic Piano

voigt piano trioThe Romantic Piano – a recital by Voigt Piano Trio

The Friends of St Marys Peldon are delighted to be welcoming Voigt Piano Trio for this recital on aturday 21st September starting at 7:30pm.

They will feature classic al chamober music including popular works by Pachmaninoff, Schumann & Brahms.  For leader, Daniel Law, senior piano accompanist at Colchester Institute, this will be a welcome return to the idyllic surroundings of this ancient & lovely church.

Tickets are bookable in advance (call 735770) or, if available, at the door for £10 (£8 concessions)

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Colchester’s Archaeological Heritage

Poster for Peldon History LectureThe Friends of St Mary’s, Peldon will be presenting the first in the 2013 series of Peldon History Lectures on Wednesday 13th March, 7.30pm in the church. Entitled ‘Asset or Liability – Colchester’s Archaeological Heritage’, this talk by Mark Davies promises an interesting insight into Colchester’s Roman history and how this might be preserved in the future.

Following on from the talk, the Colchester Archaeological Society will present their recent findings from excavations at St Mary’s.

Tickets £8.00, including a glass of wine, available from Bill Tamblyn 01206 735770 or on the door. All proceeds to the Friends of St Mary’s Peldon.

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