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For our latest newsletter, please CLICK HERE (March 2018) 

Folly Tea Towels, Tote Bags, and Notepads NOW £5 each or two for £8, while stocks last. CLICK HERE to view.
To order call: Mrs Sue Anderson Tel: 01206 262982 or Mrs Suki Cohen Tel: 01206 262219

The Café, taken over by Wilkin & Sons, whose jam and marmalades are famous around the world, is now called Tiptree Tea Room at the Minories. The tea room offers a wide range of home-made meals, made with fresh ingredients and is opened in the summer from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 17.00. In the winter it closes at 16.00. Don't forget that the Friends benefit from a 10% discount on production of their membership card there. For more information click link.

Thanks to the Essex Heritage Trust the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation entire collection can now be seen online with an introduction by Ronald Blythe. In order to view it click here.

Stour Valley Arts and Music: a series of concerts in East Bergholt organised by SVAM. See their website :

Roman River Music: For concerts by internationally renown musicians in atmospheric and unusually beautiful buildings in North Essex, follow this link:

For exhibitions and events organised by Colchester School of Art at the Minories click here.


Annual subscriptions due on the 1st of July. Please, contact Mrs. Julie Cant at or CLICK HERE and fill in the attached form