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Community Corner: Meet all our fabulous community groups we’ve featured

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 August 2018

A selection of suffragette-inspired photos by Michael White, chairman of Beccles Camera Club. Picture: Michael White

A selection of suffragette-inspired photos by Michael White, chairman of Beccles Camera Club. Picture: Michael White

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In the last instalment of Community Corner, we take a look at all of the groups we have featured over the last few months.

Beccles Allotments and Gardens Association working with Beccles U3A to create an allotment for older people with reduced mobility.Beccles Allotments and Gardens Association working with Beccles U3A to create an allotment for older people with reduced mobility.

Beccles Camera Club: The club are a small, friendly group who meet to share their common interest and love of photography. Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Friends Meeting House, Beccles.

Beccles Society of Artists: The society, founded in 1969, was set up by the late Frank Delf, who was a retired marine engineer and a keen artist, and aims to further art and its enjoyment. It meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Waveney Centre, Newmarket, Beccles, at 7.30pm.

Beccles Helping Hands is a social club which through social events and history and ghost walks raises money to be used to benefit the wider Beccles community. For more information, go to the Beccles Helping Hands website here.

Beccles Allotment and Gardens Association: Helps maintain and support allotments, their tenants and gardeners in Beccles, costs only £1 to join and £2 for a yearly subscription, and is open to all gardeners. Anyone who would like to become a member should call the association secretary, Pat Took, on 01502 713605.

Beccles U3A hold a showcase of all the different activities it offers to retired or semi retired people in the town.

PHOTO: Nick ButcherBeccles U3A hold a showcase of all the different activities it offers to retired or semi retired people in the town. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Beccles Amateur Sailing Club: The club is family friendly and sails on Saturday afternoons from April until November. For more details on membership visit their website www.becclesasc.co.uk.

2nd Beccles Scouts: Volunteer led charity providing fun and informative weekly sessions for their Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and the troop meet weekly at their hut, over the bridge near the train station. If you are interested in volunteering or have a child who would like to join, contact Keith on 07794626389.

Beccles U3A: U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly, informal environment. No qualifications are required in order to join. To find out more visit the Beccles U3A website www.u3asites.org.uk/becclesc

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